Face the facts: our animal friends are honorary family members - and they simply deserve the best when it comes to the holiday season. Whether you wrap Fido’s presents in the most glamourous paper you can find or put Princess’ catnip in a paw shaped stocking, we’ve put our experience to the test while combining the hottest trends of the season to put together this list of the top 10 must have toys and treats for the season!
FOR THE PUP THAT NEEDS THAT EXTRA BIT OF STIMULATION - ALL THE TIME
Kruuse Buster DogMaze Bowl
Snack time meets time to play with this fun-filled food game. Available in a variety of colours to match your decor (and your pooches individualized tastes!), you’ll have a blast watching your pup chase the food as he stays motivated until all the food is out of the bowl.
FOR THE CAT THAT STILL HAS THE KITTEN IN HER - NO MATTER HER AGE
Zoom Rotating Laser Cat Toy
Remember the days that you used to run a laser pointer across the floor and walls and watch kitty run after it? Not only did it provide many laughs for you, but it got your four-legged friend up and active from her afternoon nap. The PetSafe Zoom rotates a full 360 degrees that can give multiple kitties multiple fun!
FOR THE DOG THAT LOVES TO MIX IT UP..AND A LITTLE FUN FOR YOU, TOO
BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box
This might be as much of a gift for you as it is for your dog - because you’ll be super excited to open this delivery on a monthly basis and see what fun is in store! You’ll receive a whole new collection of treats and toys that’ll hopefully keep her entertained until next month, making playtime exciting again!
Buy Now on BarkBox
Photo Cred: Refuge Mary Sue
FOR THE FELINE THAT FEELS BETTER BEING PAMPERED
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge
Purrfect for your feline friend - you’ll ensure she doesn’t scratch your furniture and has her own stylish lounger that can seamlessly fit into your living room decor - and can be considered condo-sized, too ;). Did we mention cats actually prefer to scratch cardboard over anything else?
FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND
Dog Bowl Water Bottle
If you and your best friend like to get out and get active, it’s important for both of you to keep hydrated! While there are dozens of doggy concoctions that we’ve found to keep your dog cool, we’re digging this option right now that will ensure your pet will stay hydrated on every hike. With just a squeeze, the attached bowl fills and all excess water drains back into the bottle.
FOR THE DOG WHO FINDS HIMSELF TO BE A LITTLE TOO ADVENTUROUS, A LOT OF THE TIME
Pod GPS Tracker
While we are a fan of GPS pet locators in general, one that we’re really loving right now is Gibi Pet Locator. Some of our favourite elements include its tough, waterproof, lightweight, perfect for the active dog. In case you’ve lost your bestie, you’ll be able to source him at the speed of light with Google Maps. And since you can’t place a price on your furry friend, $199USD seems like a steal!
Buy Now on Pod
Photo Cred: Pod GPS Tracker
FOR THE KITTY THAT’S A LITTLE RAMBUNCTIOUS AND ALWAYS READY FOR PLAY
Petstages Tower of Tracks Cat Toy
Any Amazon Choice is a toy we’d like to try and this tower is no exception! With 3000+ reviews and an awesome sale price, these three levels of tracks will keep your kitty entertained for hours. Did we mention its intellectually stimulating - which is just as important for your cat than your dog! Both mental and physical fun? Score!
Buy Now on Amazon.ca
Photo Cred: Amazon.com
FOR FIDO, WHO LOVES TREATS BUT NEEDS TO BE KEPT BUSY, BUSY, BUSY
Kong Wobbler Treat Dispenser
No Christmas wish list would be complete in our eyes without the addition of one of the world’s most durable dog toys: Kong. If your pup has never tried the Kong wobbler, it’s about time. This full-of-fun toy is action packed for those hours when your friend just needs to keep a little bit more occupied. When your dog pushes it with his nose, it wobbles, spins, whirls and dispenses treats as it goes! How fun is that?
Buy Now on Petsmart.ca
Photo Cred: Hound About Town
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS A GREAT SENSE OF STYLE AND LOVES CAPTURING THEIR BEST FRIENDS AUTHENTIC MOMENTS
A Gift Certificate for Jason Krygier-Baum Animal Photography
We think we’ve saved the best for last.. because what’s more important than moments and memories? Jason Krygier-Baum Animal Photography specializes in beautiful metal and canvas wall art and we’re jumping for joy in anticipation of a day well spent capturing your loved one in an exciting an interactive photoshoot. I have always been fascinated by animals and transformed my passion into a career in photography. Combining forces with animal trainer Angus, we make the perfect pair to create a meaningful and unique art of your pets (something like this)!