This year, make your pet holiday gifts extra special. Our dogs and cats give us unconditional comfort, companionship, and love. That has been especially true throughout this past year, and is evidenced by the wave of pet adoptions in 2020. Now is the time for giving back to the furry, four-legged friends in our lives. There are a lot of great pet holiday gift ideas. From cozy beds to new toys and tasty treats, pets might be the easiest to shop for.
Dogs & Cats Rule is a locally-owned company focused on offering high-quality natural and organic diets and products. When asked about popular and exciting new items for gift giving, the store manager for Dogs & Cats Rule in Doylestown, Vince Fahringer, offered these recommendations:
- Earth Animal No-Hide: This alternative to rawhide provides long-lasting chewable bliss. It is made in Lancaster, PA. Four sizes available for dogs and cats
- West Paw treats and toys: Play safe, play smart! All treat ingredients are sustainably sourced in the U.S.A.
- From the Field Catnip: The catnip is non-GMO and organically grown without pesticides or weed killers. This fragrant, pure catnip blossom is the most potent catnip format.
- Signature Bonz Cookies: Fun gift boxes with these handmade and decorated cookies are made in Drexel Hill, PA using human-grade ingredients.
- Inaba Churu: Committed to feline health, this family-owned company provides food that is human-grade and nutrient rich.
- Dharma Dog / Karma Kat: Quality wool pet beds and toys. These fair trade and sustainable products are artisan crafted in Nepal. The natural lanolin is great for your pet’s fur.
“When you shop our stores, you’ll find passionate and knowledgeable staff who love your pets. We can help you find the perfect pet holiday gifts. Check out our USA-made toys and treats that support local family businesses,” said Fahringer. Dogs & Cats Rule has stores conveniently located in Doylestown, Newtown and Maple Glen, PA, and Pennington and Princeton, NJ.
As the trend in buying fresh, buying local, and focusing on overall wellness and sustainability in our lives has grown, so has the desire to provide our pets with the same features in their diet and toys. Increasingly, pet parents are looking for high-quality foods and treats, and enriching toys that are crafted with safer, durable materials.
Enrichment toys are designed to challenge dogs to think, problem solve, and stay active through brain games and challenging sensory work. While the dog daycare programs at Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offer enrichment activities and games, incorporating toys that promote purposeful play at home too provides the dog with a sense of accomplishment and comfort.
- Toys like KONG®, the Tricky Treat™ Ball, or the Twist ‘n Treat™ encourage problem-solving skills and patience.
With all the choices in treats and toys, let your pet holiday gifts make a statement. Buying quality, sustainably-sourced products from local businesses, supports the community and the environment, and supports the physical and cognitive wellness of your dog and cat. The greatest gifts are the health and longevity of the pets we love. For more information about the dog daycare programs at Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit our website or call 215-345-6960. Know someone whose dog attends daycare? Gift certificates for days of play are available.