Gift Guide for Dog Lovers

Featured Article, Holiday Gift Guide, Pet Health
on November 19, 2013

Soggy Doggy Drying Towel, $19.50


Attempting to bathe your pup can often leave your house messy, with the post-bath shake and flee. Nip the wet exit in the bud with this fabulous dog drying towel. The Soggy Doggy Drying Towel from Orvis makes the drying game much more enjoyable. When you’re done with Rover’s final rinse, grab the deep-pile towel, insert your hands into the pockets, and rub away. A solid pat down removes most of the water from all the cracks and crevices, and a quick rub between the paws gets rid of any missed dirt. Pop it in the washer, and you’re ready to go next time!

Silky Quilted Throw$89 (medium) and $129 (large)


Let sleeping dogs lie. On the furniture, that is, with the comfort of knowing it’s safe from scratches and fur buildup. This thick, sturdy throw features smooth, silky quilting on one side, and soft, cozy fleece on the other. Available in medium and large sizes, the throw provides ample covering for your most prized possessions and maximum comfort for your most prized pooch. Available in sage, burgundy and mocha colors.

SPIbelt Leash with Pocket$19.95


Walking the dog just got easier with the SPIbelt leash. Featuring the signature SPIbelt zip-up pocket, the leash provides ample on-the-go storage. So bring your keys, wallet, phone and anything else you may need while you’re out, and tuck it all easily away in the convenient and flexible pocket. We’ll say what your dog is thinking: no more excuses! It’s time to walk!!

Zuke’s Skinny Bakes$6.99

Zukes Skinny Bakes

You’re vigilant about what you put into your mouth, so shouldn’t you care about what’s going into your dog’s mouth, too? Zuke’s newest line of treats, Skinny Bakes—meat-free treats made with all-natural ingredients such as oatmeal, carrots, peanut butter and pumpkin—are the magic formula for a happy, healthy pup. With less than 10 calories per piece, these healthy treats are great if Spot is starting to look a little, er, plump, or for pooches with sensitive tummies.

SleepyPod Click-It Utility, $89.99

Sleepypod Clickit Utility

Bringing your pup along for car rides makes everyone happy, but unbuckled animals can pose a safety hazard or get hurt in the case of an accident. Ensure that your four-legged friends are safe with the award-winning Sleepypod Click-It Utility Harness, which was recognized as the 2013 top-performing pet harness in a collaborative study published by Subaru of America, Inc. and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS). Here’s how the contraption works: Straps enclosed in Click-It Utility’s padded vest hug the upper torso of a dog to control forward movement, while belts anchor the lower torso and reduce forward and lateral movement. This unique three-point design secures the dog to diminish en-route distraction, and also absorbs force in a frontal collision. Bonus: The Click-It Utility vest doubles as a walking harness.

Plush Puppies Holiday Toys, $8.49

Plush Puppies

Spoil your pooch rotten this holiday season with one of Plush Puppies squeak-able, tug-able and shake-able dog toys. With built-in squeakers, these super-soft toys make for the ultimate doggie diversion—whether your pup is looking for something to chew on, something to squeak, or just a festive accessory to sport for family photos. Catered to canines big and small, the adorable toys come in a festive cast of holiday characters, such as reindeers, nutcrackers and Santas. Our staffers tested these toys on their furry friends and gave them a stamp of approval. However, they warned, these toys might not be durable enough to withstand a constant onslaught of bites, rips and tears. As one reviewer put it, “Verdict: they’re great for dogs that love squeakers, not awesome for dogs that are into ritual plush toy slaughter!”