Monday, November 20, 2017

An Off-beat Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an updated version of the original Off-Beat Holiday Gift Guide.

This is Lulu.

I bought the bed for the cat on Black Friday at Petco. Lulu doesn't even fit in it, but she loves it!

I tend to like different things though. I look for the unusual and fun for myself, and I want the same for my pets whenever I can. So without much ado, here's some of the fun pet items I found that would make great gifts for the holidays.


A shark pet bed! We first saw these on Think Geek, but they don't sell it anymore. But you can find a whole bunch of different ones on Amazon.





Sleep like a ghost!

This "Nightmare Before Christmas" themed dog bed is horrifically awesome. It comes in two sizes and is easy to clean with a removable insert, perfect for the Zero in your life.
Order now from Amazon!

 DOGGLES!
Got a dog who likes to stick its head out the window of a moving car? Or do you take your dog for rides on bikes, even motorcycles?
The doggles allow the dog to ride without getting things flung into their eyes.
Order now from Amazon!




 Here's a cool toy, and it gets the dogs thinking. It's called the Orbee-Tuff Mazee Treat Ball, by Planet Dog.
The dog has to negotiate the treats through the maze and out of the ball.
Order it from Amazon.








More treat puzzle toys, but this one is really cool.
It's called Trixie Gambling Tower. You put the pieces in various spots, and the dogs have to figure out how to get it out of the tower.
Trixie has other puzzle toys, including a roulette wheel, a mad scientist game, and a chess set.
This is available at Amazon.com.



We live in Florida. Sure it's cool right now, but this will be over soon. Probably by Christmas.
Give your dog a great way to cool off from running around all day.
This Bone-shaped doggy pool is like a kitty pool. The company that makes them, One Dog One Bone, also makes a paw print-shaped pool.
You can find these pools at Amazon.com. 


Of course, if you live in one of those houses where the backyard is all pool, and you don't mind your puppy in the pool, get them their own lounge.
The Swimways Float Paddle Paws lounge comes in two sizes, and it's made to be claw-friendly, according to the write-up on Amazon.com
You can find this at Amazon.com. 


PetSafe, purveyor of fine electronic pet products, makes it easy for you to keep your dog busy whenever they want to be. The Automatic Ball Launcher can launch balls up to 7 feet, and comes with 9 settings.
Available on Amazon.com.






You may scream for ice cream, but your dog is howling for it. Puppy Scoops is an ice cream mix for dogs, in flavors dog like -- like maple bacon. It's a lactose free ice cream that's low in fat. All you do is add water to the powdered mix, then freeze it.
Available from Amazon.com.

20 comments :

  1. Thanks Lulu and Christie for including us in your gift guide! Your list is fantastic and we are honored to be included.

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  3. I like the shark bed and the fancy royal chair. That camera is pretty cool too.

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    1. I love the camera. I want one myself. I'd love to see what Lulu running looks like from her point of view.

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  4. Some of these are super cool. I love Thinkgeek! Great list.

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  5. Very cool gift guide! I love the doggy cam and the bone-shaped pool!

    Garth

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  6. these are just great. Lovin' the speaker and some of those treat mazes. As well as the cam....going to check them out right now. I think that Dakota would LOVE those!
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  7. ok I'm pissed. Was gonna order the green treat ball on ThinkGeek.com and it refused to take my billing info and it was ALL correct! Bad sign....

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    1. Ugh... I would call them and see what happened. They're a great company, they should be able to work with you.

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  8. oh poop. Wanted that chaise for Dakota but it is for pets up to 15 lbs. Cody has enough beds! lol

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  9. Fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing. I really love the chaise lounge and shark bed. So very cool!

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    1. I know. I love the chaise lounge, especially.

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  10. You have chosen some really interesting items here...definitely not the norm, and we will check into a couple of them...I have to share one more with you It's a Bacon Pet Costume & I'd order it now except that I know Gizmo would never speak to me again if I tried to dress him in it http://www.royalbaconsociety.com/product/bacon-pet-costume/

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    1. I saw the bacon costume during Halloween! I might have mentioned it in my post then, but I don't remember.

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  11. Fun ideas. The shark bed is too funny. We have some of those bone shaped pools at the shelter I volunteer at. I've always thought they were so cute, but not sure about letting my own pup get wet whenever she has a mind to! :)

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    1. Yeah, you'd definitely have to empty it when you're done.

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  12. These are some great ideas! I love that they are "off-beat!" I also thank you for using the word "holidays" even if you don't have to, it is sensitive, caring, kind and thoughtful to those of us who don't celebrate Christmas, but we buy "holiday" gifts! DakotasDen

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    1. You're welcome, as always! I hate the stupidity over Happy Holidays. At work, I wish I could make every person who complains listen to the Andy Williams song from 194-freaking-2! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7FYPQp7v0

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