Great Gifts for Good Dogs, Cats and Pet People

Woof Report Gift Guide


We’ve searched stores, websites and more to handpick the best gifts for you and yours. You’ll find 80+ gift ideas – pup-perfect surprises for your fur family, top picks to delight a dog or cat person, gifts that give back, and even fun finds for your feline friends. You just may find something to add to your own wish list too!


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Doggie Delights Under $15
Pup-Perfect Gifts for Dogs
Must-Haves for Pet People
Charitable Gifts for the Love of Dogs
Fun Finds for Feline Friends

And from past Woof Report tips,
Larry’s Personalized Gift Picks
Wooftastic Holiday Ornaments


Doggie Delights Under $15

Up the Fun

kong wobbler It’s the top stocking stuffer on your dog’s list. The Kong Wobbler keeps winter dogs busy with hours of stimulating play. Just fill it up with treats and it sits upright until your dog pushes it with his paw or nose. It then wobbles, rolls, and spins, dropping treats in the process. It’s sure to keep your pup entertained during the holidays and beyond! Kong Wobbler, $13.37.



It’s a Dog’s Life

kong wobbler Celebrate your pup this season and help him create a special gift for his dog park pals — 100% natural hand-baked dog treats with his name, hometown and photo on the label. Simply upload your dog’s photo, choose a flavor and your order ships five days later. You’ll then receive bags of treats with your own custom label – your dog will be so honored. A Dog’s Life Treats, custom orders, from $14.95.



Fetch It

kong wobbler Not just any fetch stick, Fetchstix are hard rock Vermont “moose maple” harvested from sustainable forests where no pesticides have been used. Get a bundle of three or order a Fetchstix personalized with your dog’s name wood burned onto the side. Best of all, when you give your dog this gift, it ensures he’ll get the one thing he wants most: playtime with you! Personalized Fetchstix, $12.95, Fetchstix, 3 sticks for $9.95



Bear Cubs for Barkers

hugglehound-cubs Perfect for petite pups and puppies, these HuggleHound Baby Bear Cub plush toys are not just adorable, but they’re super-durable as well – made of bubble plush material and no external seams. HuggleHounds Baby Bear Cub Toys, $8.02.



Let The Dog Choose

amazon-gift-card While your gift recipients love getting a gift cards, you may feel like it’s not a personal gift.  And that’s where Amazon.com comes in.  Choose to send an amazon.com gift card and customize it with a phot or even a video (featuring you-know-who), add a personal message, choose the amount you’d like to give, and then pick the day your gift should arrive. You can even choose the option to recommend a gift purchase in case your dog has a recommendation, free with purchase.



Pop Out for a Drink

popwareforpets Surprise a pup person with this snazzy collapsible and expandable portable dog bowl. Colorful and cool, it comes with its own clip so you can latch it to your belt loop, backpack, or leash. It’s perfect for pups and people on the go – just pop it open to fill it up. Popware for Pets Travel Cup, $7.99.



Shalom in Doggie Speak

chewish-squeak-toys Since dogs can’t spin a dreidel or indulge in Hanukkah gelt, give them something even better – squeaky toys! Choose from a hearty Kosher bone or a breakfast special of Bagel and Lox. Kosher Bone Squeaky Toy, $9.50 (Bagel and Lox $17.95).



Treat Your Pup

personalized-bone Surprise a good dog with this giant and tasty 12-inch personalized bone treat. Slow oven baked from Three Dog Bakery, the original dog bakery, it’s made with whole wheat and rich, all-natural peanut butter. Include your dog’s name or a personalized message to your pup on the bone in scrumptious carob. Personalized Dino Bone Dog Treat, $9.95.



Fun Fridge Mates

pet-food-lids These colorful can covers will add a pop to your fridge and make your dog or cat’s food easier to spot. Of course, they’ll keep the unused food fresh too! Cat & Dog Food Can Covers, $2.99.



Spray the Word

opie-dixie-dry-shampoo Dogs everywhere are spreading the word – ask for dry shampoo for Christmas or Hanukkah. Before you ask why, consider what dogs know: more dry shampoo equals fewer baths. With Opie & Dixie‘s Organic Rosehips Dry Shampoo and Conditioning Mist, you simply shake the bottle, mist your pup’s coat or a soft, dry cloth, massage all over, and the waterless wash-and-wipe does the trick. Organic Rosehips Dry Shampoo and Conditioning Mist, in two sizes $16 and $6.99.



Pup Play

hartz-duraplay The perfect stocking stuffer for the heavy chewers on your gift list, Hartz Dura Play Balls are where it’s at. They squeak, they bounce and they’re simply perfect for pup play. Patented technology used for the entire line of Dura Play toys offers a latex exterior with a foam-filled interior, making Dura Play dog toys durable, flexible and fun. Hartz Dura Play Balls, $2.99 and up.



Catch a Squirrel

woolies-squirrel Finally, a squirrel your dog can catch! Cuddly “Woolies” from Jax and Bones come in the form of bears, skunks and more and are sure to be a hit with your dog. Made from 100% naturally dyed boiled wool, Woolies are durable and machine washable. Don’t miss Jax and Bones adorable rope toys too. Woolies from Jax and Bones, in three sizes, $11-17.



Let Them Eat Pupcake

petit-four-legs Pamper a pet you love with a surprise delivery of cupcake mix just for him. All you add are two eggs, water and your best wishes for your baking to come out right. This kit is complete with a wheat and corn-free natural mix of peanut butter chip flavor, yogurt coating, candy cane striped hand-piped bone decorations, and baking & decorating instructions. Arriving in a beautiful gift box with holiday greeting and satin bow, it’s a doggie’s holiday dream come true. Holiday Cupcake Mix for Dogs, $11.



Hang by the Chimney with Care

paw-stocking Make sure Santa doesn’t forget your best friend this holiday. Save a spot for his pet stocking on the mantel. This red, paw-shaped velvety stocking comes ready to personalize with your dog’s name with a gold glitter pen included. Just like the human-version, with faux-fur trim and thick fabric, it’s ready for treats, toys and all the pet goodies on Santa’s sleigh. Large Paw Stocking and Glitter Pen, $5.95.



A Bone to Chew

cotton-rope-bone Your dog can’t resist chewing on everything in sight. So spare your furnishings by investing in these ingenious Cotton Rope Toy Bones. Available in a range of colors and two sizes, they’ll keep her teeth occupied, and actually clean them too. The natural friction caused by gnawing away on the knots gently brushes your dog’s teeth and gums. What more could you want in a toy? Cotton Rope Toy Bone, in two sizes, $8 and $10.



Pup-Perfect Gifts for Dogs

Pick a Puzzle

nina-ottosson-dog-toys Nina Ottosson Puzzle Toys keep dog brains challenged and out of your garbage. The ultimate boredom busters, these  dog puzzles sharpen pup problem-solving skills while they play. Choose from a range of toys that vary in difficulty, and watch your dog work his way up the levels. Interactive Puzzle Toys, $49.95.




Oh Deer

antlerz No Christmas Reindeers were harmed to create these chews that dogs love. Long-lasting Antlerz treats are naturally shed from U.S. free-range wild deer and packed with natural marrow, calcium and phosphorous. Each delivers only what nature intended – no added hormones, antibiotics, animal by-products, steroids or preservatives. Antlerz Dog Chews, $19.



Ho Ho Awww

santa-dog-sweater Is there anything cuter than a furry Santa dog? Definitely not. Outfit your pup in a Santa Sweater with a classic Santa coat design in vibrant red, with white trim, black belt and embroidered gold buckle. Dress your pup for the holidays and be merry! Santa Sweater, $25.



For Your Dog’s Inner Pup-Casso

artcasso Bring out your pup’s inner artist with the Pup-casso Paint Kit for Dogs. Complete with five colors of non-toxic acrylic paint, art paper, paw protectors and a picture frame, it’s the perfect rainy day activity for pups and people. Pup-Casso: A Paint Kit for Dogs, $19.99.



Dog Goodies, Delivered

bark-box-gift-guide Make a good dog happier than ever to hear the doorbell ring when the monthly delivery from BarkBox arrives. Choose a three- or six-month subscription, your dog’s size, and each month a surprise package will arrive. Subscriptions start at $17 per month, and take $5 off your first subscription when you sign up through the link below, $17/month and up.



Bling in the Holiday Season

alphabet-collar-tags Ultra-chic and shiny, these handcrafted Alphabet Tags are simply personalized just for your pet, and are great for boy and girl pups. Choose from ten colors, plus see other snazzy options that offer more color choices or crystal accents. Personalized Alphabet Tags, $19. www.trixieandpeanut.com/tags



Go Haute In the Cold


Classic lines and cozy comfort are so this season. Bundle your pup in this fleece-lined corduroy coat complete double layer construction and an underbelly covering, it’s the garment of choice for discriminating dogs all winter long. Choose from black or tan plaid with optional monogramming. JP Dog Coat, $14.99 – $24.99.



Say Happy Holidays with Ribbon Collars


If your dog has no intention of getting near the Santa sweater or reindeer ears this holiday, then outfit him in a festive new ribbon collar. Your most difficult decision: which pattern to choose! Available in sizes XS to XL. Happy Holidays Ribbon Collars, $19.95.



Serve Dessert in the Doghouse

dog-gingerbread-house Baked for both people and their pups, this charming organic gingerbread house makes a great holiday display and edible gift. It’s tasty for the pet people in your life and with a wheat-free peanut butter biscuit roof to make a dog’s day. This treat is baked to order and personalized with your dog’s name, but order soon from this Northern California ‘barkery’ to ensure holiday delivery. Personalized Gingerbread Doghouse, $74.95.



Canine Classic

velvet-dog-collar A classic for the holidays and the winter months, a velvet collar is a must-have addition to your dog’s wardrobe. Made from washable Swiss velvet and available in rich jewel tones, this designer dog collar will surely make other pups drool with envy. And even more so when you add a matching leash! Velvet Dog Collar, $37.



Tiger-Tough Toys

tiger-tough-toys These tough dog toys are nearly indestructible and they’re actually field-tested by tigers. Two layers of nylon, a layer of plastic, and soft fleece are sewn together with linear- and cross-stitching, and the edges are protected by luggage-grade webbing. And that’s not all – each is buoyant and has four squeakers – a doggie’s delight! Tiger-Tough Toys, $29.



Holiday Balls for All

holiday-tennis-balls Just what your ball-obsessed dogs everywhere want for Christmas – tennis balls! Spoil a dog with all fifteen, or give them out individually to the neighborhood dogs and at the dog park. Zanies Holiday Balls, Canister of 15, $19.99.




Must Haves for Pet People


animugs Give this hand painted mug to a pet lover and you’re sure to get a smile once they peek inside to find a sweet cat or dog looking up at them. Dishwasher and microwave safe and available in many cat or dog designs, Animugs, $24 – $26.



Year of the Dog

dog-a-day-calendar-2012 Start each day off right as you turn the page to reveal a new dog of the day with this dog a day calendar – beautifully photographed pups, 365 days a week! Dog Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2013, $14.39.



In Dog We Trust

dogeared Give a dog lover this charming gold dipped dog bone necklace to wear, and when the necklace wears off, their wish is ready to come true! DogEared ‘In Dogs We Trust’ Necklace, $30.



Splish Splash

underwater-dogs If you or those on your gift list longed for more when they saw a handful of Seth Casteels fabulous images of our best friend in water spread virally on facebook and elsewhere – this is the perfect purchase.  Find over eighty charming images of dogs enjoying the water, $11.31.



Big Mutts

i-like-big-mutts-mug Let your mug say what’s on your mind – big mutts are the best.  Anyone with a big mutt in their family knows this, and needs this mug, $13.95.



Charming Dogs

erwin-pearl-dog Splurge on a beautiful piece from Erwin Pearl’s “Adorable Pooches” Collection. Find pendants, pins, keychains and charms for over 50 dog breeds (including one mixed breed pup), all  in hand-painted French enamel over 22kt gold tone over French brass, $50 and up.



Simply Stated

woof-dog-baseball-cap There are times when a simple ‘Woof’ says it all. This sturdy and stylish cap is adjustable and available in six colors. Barkology Woof Cap, $26.99.



Downward Dog

yoga-puppies-2012 Yoga fanatics and puppy lovers will adore this follow up to the pup-tastic Yoga Dogs calendar! Yoga Puppies 2013 Mini Calendar, $7.99.



Ancestry Answers

dna-test Gift a curious mutt lover with the Wisdom Panel DNA test and help them answer the question they always hear at the dog park, “Cute dog – what kind is it?” It’s easy to use, and detailed results come back in 2-3 weeks. Wisdom Panel DNA Test, $69.99.



Mug for the Dog

dog-mug Celebrate the love of the pup with unique hand crafted dog breed mugs. With more than 120 breeds to choose from, yours must be there. What makes these collectible mugs even better? A portion of your purchase is donated to the Morris Animal Foundation. Blue Witch Ceramics 3D Dog Mugs, $39.95.



Have Pup, Will Travel

fido-friendly Order a subscription for the pet person on your list and they’ll stay in-the-know about top dog-friendly travels spots, learn about new products and more. Fido Friendly Magazine, one-year subscription, $19.95.



Frame the Fuzz

agate-picture-frame Celebrate your dog’s good looks with a frame that sets off her fur. This gorgeous agate frames are available in four colors and look great in any décor. Agate photo frames, $36.



No Two Are Alike

dog-nose-print For the dog lover that has everything, surprise her with the gift of her pup’s nose print in silver or gold (just like fingerprints, no two are alike)! Unique and memorable, it can be engraved with a special message on the back. Dog Nose Print Pendant, from $260.



Tribute to Dogs

dogs-tim-flach The consummate dog lover will appreciate this photographic tribute to dogs from multi-award-winning photographer Tim Flach. From show dogs to rescue dogs and beyond, they’re all here. Dogs by Tim Flach, $31.50.



Show Your Team Spirit

sf-giants-dog-collar Help the sports fan on your gift list outfit his or her dog for the game with officially licensed sports apparel and accessories for dogs – NFL, MLB, NBA, College football, NASCAR and more.



Put it on the Dog’s Card

custom-visa-card Give them what they really want, the gift of cash from their best friend. Personalize a Visa Gift Card from your dog complete with the pup’s photo and custom message to the recipient. A great gift for groomers, dog walkers and other pet people your dog would like to thank this holiday season. Personalized VISA Gift Cards, available in denominations from $10 to $250, plus an additional $5.95 per card fee.



Pick a Pup Purse

labrador-purse Give a little nod to the pet of their dreams with charming dog breed coin purses from J.P. Ourse. Made to last with intricate leather detailing, full lining and a sweet bone-shaped pull, it’s just the thing for the dog person on your list. Dog Breed Coin Purses from J.P. Ourse, $22.



Charitable Gifts for the Love of Dogs

Chocolate for a Cause

rescue-chocolate Eat chocolate to help dogs – can it be true? Yes! When you purchase Rescue Chocolate, 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. Another plus, the packaging of each vegan flavor of Rescue Chocolate sheds light on a different aspect of the current pet “overpopulation” epidemic.



Help a Friend

best-friends Make a gift donation to the wonderful Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in honor or memory of a pet person, and know it will help abused and abandoned animals. Your donation of $25 or more includes a free subscription to Best Friends magazine, published six times a year.



Give a Pet, the Right Way

velma-lou There are many reasons why giving a pet as a gift is not a good idea, so why not give a Pet Promise Certificate? Download the certificate from Petfinder.com and your gift recipient can choose their own pet, and you’ll promise to cover the adoption fees! (The beauty in the photo is Velma Lou, available for adoption from Muttville in the San Francisco Bay Area)



Shop and Give

shops Shop online at these fun shops packed with pet and pet people goodies, and you’ll help animals with each purchase.

ASPCA online store, Best Friends Store, Humane Society Store, The Grey Muzzle Holiday Store, and The Animal Rescue Site



Paws for Love

pink-paw-ornament Purchase an beautiful handcrafted stained glass pink paw ornament – one of a kind and a limited edition with only 1000 made.  Hang on your tree for Christmas, and then hang somewhere special the rest of year to honor or a remember a special friend, or to simply support the National Canine Cancer Foundation.  For a small additional fee, personalize the ornament with your pups name, $20..




The Vicktory Dog Wine Collection

vicktory-dogs-wine Lend a paw to Best Friends Animal Society and their campaigns to help strengthen laws against and penalties for dog fighting, and for campaigns against legislation to ban specific breeds of dogs. It’s just what you’ll do when you send a bottle of Carivintas Winery’s, Vicktory Dog Wine Collection to friends this holiday. Each bottle is labeled with a work of art portraying one of 22 dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting tragedy. The Vicktory Dog Wine Collection, $30 per bottle, $342 per case.


Fun Finds for Feline Friends


Chirping Chickadee

smartycat-chickadee Give your indoor cat a bird he can catch with this fun Chickadee Chirp toy. Catnip-filled and refillable, the Chickadee chirps with the push of a paw providing hours of pounce-worthy fun for cats. Smartykat Chickadee Chirp Toy, $5.62.



A Drink from the Sink

cat-sink-drink Does your cat love the sink? Many cats do, and whether your cat likes to lounge in it, or drink from it, the Sink Drink for Cats is high up on your kitty’s wish list. The Sink Drink redirects the water from a faucet into a small bowl, giving your cat fresh water to drink in a comfortable position. Sink Drink for Cats, $14.33.



Crayon Cats

kitty-cat-crayons These chubby Kitty Egg crayon cats are the perfect gift for young cat lovers. Easy to hold and in a range of colors, these whimsical kitties are each made from 7-8 non-toxic crayons with no paper wrappers or broken stubs to worry about. Kitty Egg Crayons, $20 a set, or $3.50 each.



Flying Critters

neko-flies Thanks to Neko Flies interactive cat toys, your cat will leap and attack realistic looking critters you fling with his way. This toy is the cat’s meow and received the 2009 Cat Fancy Editors’ Choice Award. Neko Flies Interactive Toys, $17 and up.



Drive Your Cat Bananas

catnip-banana Kitty bunny kicks are guaranteed when your cat gets his paws on this fun banana toy. Packed with 100% Organic Catnip that will drive your cat bananas (naturally), it’s also available in a cigar shape. Yeowww! 100% Organic Catnip Toy, $7.95.



Snack Attack

pure-bites-cat-treats Your cat will purr in bliss when she snacks on Pure Bites chicken breast cat treats. Made with only one ingredient: 100% Pure USDA inspected Chicken Breasts, cats love them and they’re a healthy treat at less than 1 calories per treat and high in protein. Pure Bites Chicken Breast Cat Treats, $2.19.



Year of the Cat

cat-a-day-calendar Indulge a cat lover with this cat-a-day calendar with exquisite and detailed photos of feline friends. Cat Page-a-Day 2013 Calendar, $12.88.



Snug as a Bug

thermo-kitty-bed Kitties love to snuggle in the sunlight or anywhere there’s warmth, which is why they’ll give this cozy and top-rated bed four paws up. The thermostat unit buried inside the thick, soft, orthopedic foam base warms the bed 10 to 15 degrees above air temperature to match your cat’s normal body temperature. Thermo-Kitty Indoor Heated Cat Bed, $37.99.



Control a Cat Remote

cat-remote The perfect gift for loved ones that think your cat can be told what to do. Present them with a the Control a Cat Remote and see how your cat responds when they click the “Sleep,” “Remain Aloof,” “Show Affection,” and the other buttons. Control a Cat Remote, $9.99.



Shake Your Tail Feathers

showgulls-cat-toys The Showgulls gets kitty cats in the mood to move with their irresistible shimmy shimmy feathers and catnip whiff. Order up a few for the kitties on your holiday list for Christmas morning glee. Fat Cat Classic ShowGulls Cat Toy, $6.99.



Feast on the Treats

cat-man-doo-cat-treats Only a true cat lover could create such a decadent feline treat. Spoil your kitty friends this holiday with Cat-Man-Doo Dried Bonito Flakes stuffed in her little stockings. Cats go crazy over this fishy snack also available at many pet boutiques. Cat-Man-Doo Treats, $11.95.



Snuggle in Style


The ultimate meditation sack for enlightened felines, the Buddhabag Cat Bed lets cats slumber and snuggle in style. Made of premium quality, plush faux fur and available in six rich colors, each comes complete with it own “buddHaiku.” Buddhabag Cat Bed, $58.



Coin Cat

cat-coin-case This super cute kitty change purse will delight any cat lover. Available in various designs and complete with a colored fish zipper pull. J.P. Ourse leather change purse, $22.



Yoga Kittens for 2013


For a Cat Person that loves yoga, you can’t go wrong with the silly yet adorable Yoga Kittens calendar. Who knew cats were so flexible! Yoga Kittens 2013 Calendar, $7.99.


Larry’s Personalized Pics for Dog Dads

Official Dog Walker Sweatshirt

dog-walker-jacket Make it easy for everyone to know the man behind your fabulous dog with the “Official Dog Walker” sweatshirt. This thick fleece-lined jacket features a nylon-lined crumb-proof pocket for treats, and another roomy one for the leash, flashlight, all the walking essentials. Choose from three colors and three sizes, $79 including personalization.



Mutt on a Mug

larry-mug Surprise a dog dad with a photo mug featuring his best friend. Each mug is one-of-a-kind and there are many sizes and photo arrangements to choose from. Just pick a picture, upload a photo of dad’s furry child and you’re set.



Picture Pup-Perfect

larry-frame Celebrate the love of a pup with a framed photo. Perfect for the mantle or a dog dad’s desk, you can never have too many. The only difficult decision in giving this gift is deciding which photo to frame.


Custom Pet Portraits

family-portrait Woof Report recently wrote about custom pet portraits from Susan Faye, and Larry gives them four paws up! Gift a dog dad with a one-of-a-kind commissioned portrait, and watch his pride swell. Custom watercolor painting prices start at $23 for the miniature size and $40+ for larger sizes.


Photo Gifts Galore

larry-keychain Give a gift that goes wherever he goes – a keychain with a photo of you-know-who!  Find all kinds of options for personalized photo gifts for the dog dad in your life. Get ideas at Shutterfly.com or the new Petfinder.com Foundation Photo Store, where 25% of every sale is donated to the Petfinder.com Foundation to help animals in need.




Wooftastic Ornaments


tumus-dog-ornament Add your dog in miniature (and absolutely adorable) form to your ornament collection. Tumus will create a custom felt ornament just for your pup — simply provide your dog’s name, choose a breed and color, or send in a photo of your dog. Recently featured on HGTV’s Handmade Holidays, these ornaments also make great gifts and would certainly be well received at anytime of the year, $16.50.



Sunshine Ceramics

dog-bone-ornaments Mark your dog’s spot on the tree with a sweet ceramic dog bone ornament from Sunshine Ceramics. Personalized with your dog’s name and further customized when you choose the ribbon and ceramic glaze colors, these bones add a special touch to your tree. Even better, you’ll also find ornaments here to honor the feline, finned and other members of your family, $4.



The Lab Shop

the-labshop-dog-ornaments Labrador lovers will want to buy out this store of ornaments and other fun gifts! At The Lab Shop, find adorable lab ornaments handcrafted from thick black felt and with your dog’s name on the tiny dog tag along with a silver jingle bell. Also find adorable felt bones that can be embroidered with your dog’s name, $8 each.



Make Your Dog Smile

dog-ornament-custom-bone This custom bone ornament from Make Your Dog Smile will make a beautiful addition to your tree and will last for years to come. Customize it with three lines of hand-stamped text of your choosing. Mark a puppy’s first Christmas, list all of your dog’s nicknames – it’s up to you, $20.



Best Friends Studios

corgi-best-friends-studios Add a little woof to your tree with adorable dog breed ornaments form Best Friends Studios!  Find a wide variety of handcrafted dog breed ornaments, all created from 100% wool felt and embellished. Packed with personality, these pup-perfect ornaments are sure to please, $22.50.



Sunshine Ceramics

memorial-dog-ornament Also from Sunshine Ceramics, this lovely memorial dog bone ornament will honor a beloved pup that has passed. Add this 8-inch dog bone to your tree or hang it in your home near your pup’s photo, $8.


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