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December 2015

Holiday Shopping Guide For Dogs: 5 Local Gifts For Your Best Friend's Best Friend

Dec 2, 2015 4:31 PM

If you know a four-legged tail-wagger who deserves something nice this holiday season, we’ve got some thoughts for you. Some of our favourite Toronto pet shops - real experts in good quality dog products put some suggestions together for you.

There’s something for every dog lover - from stocking stuffer to something a little bigger.

holiday shopping guide for dogs


If you haven’t checked out these local stores, you owe it to yourself - and your favourite canine. Each one is quite unique and all of them are staffed with caring experts. It’s funny, too - the flavour of the community each of the stores inhabit is undeniably palpable. That’s one of the things we love about shopping locally in the city - it just goes double for stores where they know your dog’s name!

For now, check out the list for puppies naughty and nice.

It’s a great list for that hard to buy for friend or family member who loves their dog, too.

Jack & Mr Moose at The Bone House

A Canadian dog deserves a hint of yuletide wilderness - even if it’s in their living room. This wild pair are all-natural soft eco felt toys. There are no eyes to pop off or stare back. Just a simple, cheerful playtoy for a simple, cheerful dog. "Jack" the buffalo plaid bear, and "Mr. Moose." Both $22.00

Visit The Bone House at 946 Queen St. East, Toronto


Bowser’s URBAN Lounger at The Dog Bowl

If you know a dog who craves comfort - maybe even intrudes on yours - then this is perfect. Bowser’s URBAN Lounger has been a staple at The Dog Bowl since opening their doors over 4 years ago.  A modern take on the dog bed with practicality in mind as each bed is made with durable fabrics and is completely machine washable.  Hand made in Mississauga by Bowser Pet Beds. Prices range from $100.00 to $179.00. Made in Canada. Found in Trinity Bellwoods. Doubly local. Doubly merry.

Visit The Dog Bowl, 984 Dundas St. West, Toronto

Hugglehounds at Wooftown

What do you get the dog who has everything? You just get him more.

If reindeer were chewers, this is what Santa would get them. Hugglehounds, the most adorable plush toys with built in webbing that makes them pretty darn durable for even the toughest mouths. They even come in festive characters like Frosty the Snowman and Santa himself. Prices range from $15.99 - 29.99 each.

Visit Wooftown, 10 Birch Ave, Toronto

Whole Jerky Natural Dog Treats at Annex Pet Supplies

What says festive occasion better than the smell of bacon? Plenty, probably. But you’ll make a big holiday impression every time this pack gets cracked open. Fruitables Whole Jerky Thick Cut Bacon are natural grain-free jerky treats that are delicious and wholesome. They have no added fillers, nitrates, sugars or salt. Your dog will love these delicious treats. And, because the holidays should be for all ages, they aren’t too hard for older dogs to enjoy. Pig out!

Visit Annex Pet Supplies, 718 Bathurst St, Toronto

Gifts Cards at A Leg Up

The greatest gift you can give a dog is your company. But your company isn’t always available. When it’s not, A Leg Up is. Give the gift of company this holiday season. Get an A Leg Up gift card for the dog-lover in your life. Overnight boarding, daycare, walks or puppy visits. They’re available in $25, $50, $75 and $100. Get them through A Leg Up direct, or pick one up at any one of these great local stores. Good company is what it’s all about.

These are some of our favourite gifts from local businesses.

Do you have any you would add to the list?

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