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Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for the pet lovers on your list? (Or for yourself!) We’ve got a whole selection of gifts (with more to come). You’ll find gift guide links to many of the products below; we’re featuring a full write-up on products every day as we approach the holidays. If you don’t see one of your favorites and would like to recommend a product, please email us at

Books, Calendars, and Apps

It’s a King’s Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Join Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Happy and Lady, on their first great adventure in It’s a King’s Life in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For children up to age 7.

Price: $14.99

More information: Full gift guide post | Website

SlimDoggy App for iPhone

SlimDoggy is an iPhone App that helps dog owner’s estimate and track their dog’s calorie intake and exercise level so they may achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle for their dog. This company also has a line of other special gifts.

Price: $2.99 for iPhone app

More information: full gift guide post | Website

Dieting With My Dog: One Busy Life; Two Full Figures and Unconditional Love

This book is a straightforward, honest account of the author Peggy Frezon’s efforts to overcome her struggles with weight. She had tried diet after diet but nothing “took” until she discovered a secret weapon to help her deal with her weight issues: her overweight Spaniel named Kelly with weight issues of her own.

Price: $14.95 on Amazon

More information: Full gift guide post | Author’s Website

 Awkward Family Photos Pet Edition 2013 Day-to-Day Boxed Calendar and 2013 Calendar Awkward Family Photos Pet Edition 2013 Desk Calendar

The awkwardness continues in this annual calendar based on the uber popular website of the same name.

Price: $17.16 for boxed calendar

More Information: Gift Guide Post & Giveaway (completed)

Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight from the Doghouse

Looking for a funny stocking stuffer for the dog lover on your list? This petite book and its feline companion, Cat Confessions: A “Kitty Come Clean” Tell-All Book, pair pet photos with evocative captions (written in the animals’ voices).

Price: $9.99

More Information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)

 Dog Beds

K-9 Ballistics Chew-Resistant Dog Beds at

Created from military grade ballistic nylon, making them both chew and scratch resistant, these dog beds are as tough as they are stylish!

Price: from $39.99

More information: Full gift guide post | Website


Leashes, Clothing, and Accessories

Woofwerks Leather Dog Collars at

These USA-made collars are hand-crafted using vegetable-dyed, English bridle leather. The collars feature non-corrosive brass or nickel fittings anchored to survive even the strongest tugs.

Price: Collars are priced from $24.99 – $64.99 with free shipping!

More Information: Full gift guide post | Website

Paul Frank Pet Accessory Collection at 26 Bars & a Band

Just in time for the holidays, 26 Bars & a Band is launching dog apparel for their ever-popular Paul Frank pet accessory collection with  hooded sweatshirts feature the iconic Julius and rubberized collars marked by embossed detailing and a soft finish.

Price: Hoodies are priced from $29.95 – $49.95.

More Information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)

Walk In Sync Sport Harness & Leash

Alecia Evans, known to DogTipper readers as the holistic dog trainer and author of our “Ask Alecia” column, is the inventor of this system designed to ergonomically work with your dog. The full humane dog walking and training system features a full video training course.

Price: $52 for system; $23.95 for leash only

More information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)
Make your own custom dog tag or select from numerous designs, including holiday designs. These colorful, well-made dog tags hold up to rough use and feature smooth edges that won’t irritate your dog’s skin.

Price: $11.99 per tag

More information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)


Thunder–as well as fireworks, gunshots, and other loud sounds–frightens many, many dogs…including our Irie. When we know a storm is coming up (or if it’s a day for fireworks), we put the Thundershirt on Irie and it has been a huge help in assisting her in dealing with stress.

Price: $39.95

More Information: Full gift guide post | Website

For Dog Lovers

Dog SnorZ Pillowcases

These 100% cotton, high-quality pillowcases feature hilarious phrases and pictures that tell it exactly like it is. The humans may own the home, but the dog, or the cat(s), rules the roost!

Price: $38 pair

More information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway

Bugsy’s Box

Wondering what to buy your favorite dog lover? A subscription service is a gift that keeps on giving. Bugsy’s Box will send a monthly box of 8 to 10 dog goodies sized specifically for the recipient’s dog!

Price: $29-$102, depending on length of plan

More information: Full gift guide post | Website

Odor Neutralizer


Created with no fragrance or masking agent, OdorXit Magic products remove odors whether they arise from a urine…or a dog who’s had a run in with a skunk.

Price: from $6.95

More information: Full gift guide post | Website


 Larry the Lobster at DogTuff

Looking for a tough toy for one or multiple dogs? Larry will entertain multiple dogs who like to whip their toys and play tug for hours! — it floats! Made with two layers of industrial grade luggage material, one layer of plastic coating, and soft fleece on the outside.

Price: $13.75 (sale price)

More information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)

Kyjen Gingerbread House Puzzle Plush

More than just a plush toy for your dog to enjoy, this plush is also a puzzle designed to encourage your dog’s natural instinct to hunt and stalk his prey as well as develop his intelligence and problem-solving skills!

Price: $16.49

More information: Full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)


Chicken Jerky from Dog Pack Snacks

One of the biggest topics of 2012 has been the safety of chicken jerky treats; we’re happy to say we wholeheartedly recommend these US-made chicken jerky treats. They’re made using human-grade, Grade A chicken that’s hormone-free, antibiotic-free and USDA inspected. And the dogs love it!

Price: $9.75

More information: full gift guide post | Website | Giveaway (completed)




Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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