Holidays and celebrations don’t go unnoticed around here…especially by our furriest family members! We’ll always include gifts for our dogs – I mean, pets, and now there are more options than ever! From toys to treats to cute hoodies and wellness items, this modern-day pet market is one that continues to catch our attention. There are approximately 7.7 million dogs living in Canadian households.
Monthly sales of pets, pet food, supplies and accessories at large retailers in Canada is reported to be around $183.16 million Canadian in April 2019. (Source: Statista). But we’re not only looking at the bigger well-know pet stores! We gaze our eyes also to the local and smaller businesses in this annual holiday gift guide for dogs. Leave it to our very own Tucker and Harley to sniff out their favourites of the season!
Gifts That Dogs Will Love:
Bosco and Roxy’s Advent Calendar for Dogs: Shop local, and if you’re lucky to live in Willowdale then you probably already shop at the fabulous MyPet Shop on Yonge, where we sourced this fabulous BARKING advent calendar! Each day your pet will delight in the festive bark of another doggo, urging them to open and eat a treat.
Harry Potter Collection at Petsmart: Calling all wizards and muggles! Petsmart has teamed up with Warner Bros to launch the first-ever Harry Potter inspired collection for pets. The line includes Harry Potter inspired toys, accessories and apparel so your pup can show their team spirit! Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin represent!Barkerson’s Bag of Barks is full of high-quality interactive toys to keep your pup entertained all winter long. It’s monthly delivery comes also with a selection of all-Canadian made chews and Tom & Sawyer biscuits made fresh by legit chefs in their Toronto kitchen studio. Always a big hit with our pups! (Take advantage of our promo code: HARLEYDOUBLE to double up your first bag)
Treat Play Love: We love this fun together box created for Dogs and their Dog Moms. Each month (or you can purchase on one off gifts) you’ll receive a thoughtfully curated item packed with love by a Toronto-based company. Each box is themed – recently we had a milk and cookies themed burrow toy, cozy cottage socks, hand-poured seasonal scented candle just to name a few items!
Fujifilm Print Life: If you’re looking for some custom printed items, we’ve been pleased with the easy to navigate site, pricing, DIY design and template options on this site. Sure you can make calendars, cards, mugs, puzzles, tote bags, blankets, but we had a blast making socks, wrapping paper, bowls, and collars for our pup. This is great for any dog or dog lover. New pup families too!
Birch + Fog: If you’re looking for CBD items from a reliable Canadian source. We’ve ordered tinctures and topicals for us. We’ve also discovered CBD products that are safe for pets too. Find them in tincture form as well as treats. We also have their nose and paw balm ready for winter months coming! (Take advantage of our promo code: HELLOHARLEY for $15 off your first order)
Drake General Store: For your family holiday photo traditions! Eh! Canada Dog Onesie from Drake General Store is all things Canadiana. Emblazoned with iconic images like poutine, donuts, maple syrup and more! Also find matchy matchy ones for the whole family!
PetSafe Canada Kibble Chase Roaming Treat Dispenser: We’ll be spending more time indoors and while some of us are still working from home, this brilliant dispenser will keep pups busy at least for a few minutes. Toss in a portion of your dog’s daily kibble intake or a few treats (or both).
FOR THE DOG PAWRENTS:
Petit Lem: This matching dog mom pyjamas & pet bandana from this year’s holiday collection are crafted from 100% organically grown cotton, are breathable, comfortable and high quality. There are even pjs for the entire family including for kids. Available at The Bay, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
iRobot Roomba j7+: The Roomba j7+ is iRobot’s most thoughtful robot vacuum to date. Not only is it a collaborative cleaning partner that delivers superior cleaning performance, the j7+ offers unique PrecisionVision Navigation that identifies and avoids common obstacles such as cords and pet waste, and will get smarter with each use.
You can say goodbye to nightmare incidents of sucked up headphones or smeared messes around the homemade by your pets. You can have more control over your clean with Genius 3.0, which offers an even more personalized cleaning experience. A must-have option for pet owners and busy families! (pssst…giveaway coming up)
Vetster Gift Cards: Give the gift of wellness with the world’s fastest-growing virtual pet health marketplace. Given that many clinics and private practices close for several weeks during November and December, delays can often be exacerbated over the holidays. So why not provide the pet owner with a gift of peace of mind? With access to thousands of licensed vets, a gift card is a thoughtful gift this season.
For one week only, November 22-30, Vetster will offer a Cyber Monday BOGO deal. Purchase a BOGO – Buy One Get One gift cards in any amount. This will also include a free Vetster appointment for the purchaser. n addition, for a limited time during the holiday season, receive a free Vetster appointment, with a purchase of a gift card. Gift cards can be obtained at: https://vetster.com/gift-