Pets are family, and they deserve their share of holiday cheer! Most dog parents give their pups holiday presents, and some even extend the gift giving to the pets of friends and family. So, what do you give to a dog who already seems to have it all? PetSafe® has you covered with unique gifts for dogs so sad puppy eyes don’t dim bright spirits on Christmas morning. Check out our complete holiday dog gift guide for a full range of gift options for pets and their people. If a tacky doggie Christmas sweater doesn’t cut it for your cutie, here are some pet holiday gift ideas to make sure your dogs have a cool Yule.
1. Automatic Ball Launcher
What does every dog really, really, really want for Christmas? How about fetch on demand? Give him an Automatic Ball Launcher for hours of exercise and enjoyment. The ball launcher is a great option for a holiday gift that will give dogs a fun indoor or outdoor workout all year long. The water-resistant launcher can be set to launch tennis balls between 8 and 30 feet and can hold three balls at a time. Enjoy endless games of fetch!
2. Busy Buddy® Treat-Holding Dog Toys
One of the best things about the holidays is the food, but according to the American Kennel Club, rich holiday foods like gravy, casseroles and desserts can be bad for dogs’ tummies – no matter how tempting. But that doesn’t mean your buddy has to keep begging! Stock your holiday pantry with festive food-shaped dog toys that can be loaded with tasty treat rings. With options like Chompin’ Chicken, Cravin’ Corncob and Slab o’ Sirloin, you’re sure to find a tantalizing stocking stuffer your furry foodie will enjoy.
3. Stay and Play® Wireless Fence
Give your pup the gift of safe outdoor freedom with this reliable wireless pet fence. You can set it up in two to three hours, and your dog can be trained with his collar in two weeks to stay safely within your yard. It’s also portable, so you can bring the Stay & Play along with you to a vacation home or camping spot once warmer weather arrives.
4. Easy Walk® No-Pull Harness
Does your pup get a little too enthusiastic on walks? If stubborn leash-tugging makes walking your dog stressful, the Easy Walk is for you! With its patented front leash attachment and martingale loop, this harness was designed by a veterinary behaviorist specifically to gently and effectively stop dogs from pulling. That means a more comfortable walking experience for your dog, too with no more straining and tugging. You’ll be walking in a winter wonderland in no time!
5. Folding Pet Steps
Sometimes dogs need a little help reaching their favorite places. Whether your snuggle buddy is a senior or you just want to keep your young dog’s joints strong, CozyUp™ Folding Pet Steps are a great way to ensure dogs can engage in holiday cuddle time on furniture and beds with their favorite humans, regardless of size or ability.
6. Smart Feed Automatic Feeder
Even during the busiest part of the season, the Smart Feed provides peace of mind that you’ve fed your dog the right amount of food at the right time. You can program it from your smartphone, meaning you can schedule meals, or offer a snack any time, from anywhere! An even more attractive feature for time-strapped pet parents is the option to automatically order more food from Amazon Dash Replenishment when the feeder runs low. Meals can be scheduled up to 12 times daily in portions ranging from 1/8 cup to 4 cups. If you want to get your pup off to a healthy head start for the new year, you can help them maintain a healthy weight with better portion control and a slow-feed option that prevents gobbling.
7. Extreme Weather Pet Doors™
Gift your dog a new level of freedom without a big spike in your power bill. Even in the dead of winter, an Extreme Weather Pet Door keeps heat in and cold drafts out as your pups come and go. And when summer does roll around, you don’t have to worry about air-conditioning the whole neighborhood. There’s also an aluminum-frame model available for maximum durability, as well as a handy sliding glass door model that you can install and remove with no cutting required – a perfect gift for the renters on your list!
8. Freezable Dog Toys
If you’ve got a pup who can’t get enough of the snow, our freezable, fillable toys are the perfect gift for frosty fun! Just fill the toy with your dog’s favorite soft snacks (such as peanut butter or yogurt) and stick it in the freezer for a few hours. Your dog will spend more time trying to lick the frozen treat out of the toy, meaning he’ll stay blissfully occupied for longer while you’re working on holiday prep. Choose the cool Chilly Penguin, the irresistible Frosty Cone, or stock up on both so your dog always has a refreshing, icy treat ready to enjoy!
9. Pet Fountains
Dogs need to stay hydrated all year long for maximum health and happiness. Pets need 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight every day, and it can hard for busy pet parents to ensure their dogs get enough water. Give the gift of hydration with a pet fountain that filters and circulates water to entice your dog to drink. Some of our favorites are our Drinkwell® fountains, available in 1/2 Gallon, 1 Gallon and 2 Gallon sizes for pups of any size (or a whole pack!)
10. Kibble Chase™ Roaming Treat Dropper
The holidays can be busy, but that doesn’t mean your dog has to miss out on active playtime. The Kibble Chase is an interactive dog toy that rolls around the floor in a random pattern, dropping kibble or small treats as it goes. The treat opening is adjustable so you can match it to the size of your pup’s kibble. Not only is this a fun way for your dog to get some physical and mental exercise indoors, it’s also a great slow feed option if your buddy tends to scarf down his meals. The Kibble Chase is a perfect pupper stocking stuffer!
Every pup deserves the happiest and healthiest of holidays. No matter how you celebrate, make this year one to remember for your dog with a little help from PetSafe®. Happy Holidays from our furry family to yours!