Gifts for Dog Lovers: Gift Ideas for Dog Owners & Lovers | Petco

When considering gifts for pet owners, the following ideas are wag-tastic for any dog owner:
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More than 50 percent of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Chanukah.​
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(Greenwich, CT) – According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, more than 50 percent of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Chanukah. However, spending on the four-legged family members is not quite equal across all generations. On average, Generation Y spends nearly twice as much per gift ($23.50) compared to Builders ($11.50), Gen X ($12.89) and Baby Boomers, who spend the least on gifts for dogs. Regardless of budget, that’s a potential of 39 million dogs and 32 million cats making holiday lists this year. To help make preparation easier for all pet gift givers, APPA has found some great options for cats, dogs and their human companions this holiday season, and they are all under $25. More than 50 percent of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Chanukah.​
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The gift giving season is upon us. Gone are the days when your holiday gift giving list included only the names of people and did not include the names of pets, either yours, or those of friends or family members. Rarely were gifts given to pets and if they were, it was limited to a bone from the butcher for a beloved dog or catnip for the family cat. Today pet gifts account for billions of dollars in sales for pet shops each year. Most pet owners consider their beloved companions to be members of their families and some pets receive as many holiday gifts as humans.Some gifts are both fun and useful. They include t-shirts for both the owner and the pet (sometimes matching), pet themed ties, hats or scarves, dog or cat printed tote bags, pillows, sheets and comforters, luggage tags, doormats, desktop organizers, stationery, bookends, calendars and mugs. One company has cashed in on the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” trend and sells ugly Christmas sweaters for pets with the option of matching ugly sweaters for the owners. Recently specialty pet themed upholstery fabric has become available to cover chairs and sofas. Treat jars, bone shaped cookie cutters and a book of recipes for dog treats, tree ornaments or pet gift baskets are all thoughtful gifts. Under the heading of “just for fun” are toys, the gifts that are the most appreciated by the pets, and sometimes their owner companions who get to play with them. For cats, anything on a string that can be dangled for them to bat at will provide hours of entertainment. Wind-up toys that scoot along the floor will be happily chased and any cat will be delighted with brightly colored stuffed toys to throw around and chew. Toys filled with catnip double the fun. Cats are fascinated by and never tire of laser pointers which also entertain the owner. At the top of the list for dogs are balls of any kind and variety. Playing fetch is a favorite pastime of most dogs. A bucket of tennis balls is sure to be a hit. Softer, washable balls are available in pet stores for indoor play in inclement weather. Light up, LED, glow in the dark balls are fun for a late night game of fetch. A ball launcher makes a great gift allowing the owner to throw farther and easily scoop up the ball from the ground when the dog returns it. Frisbees are popular throw and catch toys and come in a multitude of colors and sizes including a fold up Frisbee that fits in a pocket keeping it handy for play at any time. Dogs also like chew toys and toys made with rope or toweling for a game of Tug of War.ASPCA Position
The ASPCA recommends the giving of pets as gifts only to people who have expressed a sustained interest in owning one, and the ability to care for it responsibly. We also recommend that pets be obtained from animal shelters, rescue organizations, friends, family or responsible breeders—not from places where the source of the animal is unknown or untrusted.