Gift Guide: 15 awesome dog gifts you can buy locally this Holiday season
From fun festive gifts to outdoor gear, you’ll find something your pup will love on this Vancouver-based holiday gift guide.
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The holidays are fast approaching and as our pups can’t make their own Christmas list, we’re helping them out by creating a gift guide packed with items guaranteed to get any dog’s tail wagging!
Even better, you can buy everything on this list locally which means you can treat your pup to some awesome gifts while supporting local at the same time.
We’ve teamed up with Discover Dogs, a locally-owned and family run pet store in Vancouver, to create the ultimate Holiday gift guide for your dog – with fun, festive and practical gifts at different price points to give you inspiration for your furry family member.
So if you want to get your pup’s gift ready nice and early, here are 14 awesome gifts that are all available to purchase in store or online at Discover Dogs.
1. Jax & Bones Rope Gingerbread Man
As well as being ridiculously cute, this 6″ Gingerbread man doubles up as doggie dental floss, so is a great festive gift for your pup! Made of cotton rope and dyed using chemical-free, natural products, this product can be machine washed so is easy to keep clean. Price: $17.95
2. Bocce’s Bakery Figgy Pudding
Who doesn’t love holiday pudding?! Now your pup can experience the delicious festive flavours for themselves with this special seasonal recipe.
This wheat-free treat, made with 100% real ingredients, wraps up all the classic flavors of the season into a soft and chewy cookie with limited ingredients & an all-natural preservative. Price: $10.95 Shop now
3. PLAY Holiday Classics Hot Chocolate
When you’re cuddling up with a hot cup of cocoa and your favourite holiday movie, your pup can join in with this festive toy.
Added bonus, the eco-friendly PlanetFill® filler is made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. Price: $18.95
4. Tall Tails Plush Yeti
This 14″ plush squeaker dog toy is baby-soft and ideal for medium and large dogs who love to cuddle and snuggle – and let’s face it, it’s adorable!
The squeaker is sewn into a separate pouch and stitched into the seam for extra protection, and thanks to the Inner structure rope, it’s built for hours of tugging!
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5. Strait to Summit treats
From salmon medallions to beef jerky strips, there is a wide variety of Strait to Summit treats available at Discover Dogs. Vancouver-based Strait to Summit supports independent agriculture, regenerative farming practices and sustainable fisheries by purchasing items that have little demand in local markets. Prices range from $13.95-$19.95 Shop now
6. Shades of Gray treats
Discover Dogs carries a number of great products from Shades of Gray Indigenous pet treats – a Canadian family-owned business that specializes in high quality and all natural delicacies for pets. From Bison Rolls to Rabbit Ears, these treats are all natural and organic, meaning you can treat your pup to products you feel good about. Prices range from $19.95-$22.95 Shop now
7. Hero Dehydrated Turkey Necks
Sourced from Canadian farmers, these turkey necks are low in fat and make for a delicious treat your pets will love. When eaten with supervision, this can be a popular, safe and enjoyable treat for both cats and dogs, and make a great holiday gift! Price: $8.50
8. This & That Richard’s Magnum Bull Chews
Low odor and stimulating, these 100% Canadian Beef Bull Pizzle Chews are ideal for aiding in cleaning up tartar, reducing bacteria on teeth and promoting overall teeth and gum health while providing your pup or dog with a safe longer lasting chew. Price: $10.95 Shop now
9. Churpi Durka dental chews
Made from 100% organic grass and herb fed yak milk, these best-selling dental chews are a Staff Pick at Discover Dogs as they are eco-friendly and locally made -meaning they sell out fast! Churpi Durka not only acts as an incredible dental chew, but it is also a powerful nutritional supplement and is excellent at removing plaque and tartar and keeping gums strong. Price: $16.95 Shop now
10. Odin toy
Help your pup bust their boredom and reduce excessively fast eating with this modern and easy to use treat dispensing dog toy. The rubber-like material keeps hardwood floors and fragile furniture from getting scratched, while staying durable to doggy jaws – and it also comes in a light grey colour depending on your preference. Price: $29.95 Shop now.
11. Snoop toy
Planet Dog’s multiple award-winning Orbee-Tuff Snoop is the perfect interactive dog puzzle toy for bored pups who need a rewarding brain teaser. This toy will keep pups engaged as they sniff, paw, and play – and we love the Holiday Snoop Red colour available now. Made from Orbee-Tuff TPE material that’s free from BPA, lead, and phthalates, simply pop open, fill with treats, and pop back in before playing with your pup! Price: $24.95 Shop now.
12. Lambwolf Collective Interactive Nou
This soft fabric play object is fun for both your pet and you as you can make creative shapes to be used as a pretzel, a boating knot, a tossing ball or a tug of war rope.
This versatile and fun item also works like an enrichment toy where treats can be hidden in the knots and rewarded when your pet successfully unknots them. Price: $23.95
13. Ruffwear Front Range harness
Every active pup needs a good quality harness – and this is a great choice as it’s easy to put on and comfortable for dogs to wear. Available in sizes XS-XXL with a handy size guide, you can get the perfect fit for your pup, ready for walking off the festive treats! Price: $54.95 Shop now.
14. Milltown Brand Rain Jacket
Vancouver weather calls for a high quality rain jacket, and your pup will stay dry and look super fashionable in this vintage-look one!
This waterproof rain jacket is made with a 100% nylon shell and 100% cotton flannel lining to keep your pup dry and cozy even in the worst weather – and it’s currently on sale, so act fast to snag a discount. Price: Currently $65.50 Shop now
15. Bowser Donut Bed
Give the gift of comfort to your pup this holiday season with a brand new cozy dog bed.
Available in a variety of colours and sizes, the oval outer ring creates the feeling of security that pups love, while the removable tufted cushion can double up as a crate or travel mat.
Ready to start shopping? Discover Dogs is offering a FREE 10” bully stick with purchase for the first 100 OMD! readers to use promo code OMDGIFT at checkout. Find full details and conditions here.
About Discover Dogs
Discover Dogs is a family run pet store operating on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, an area also known as Vancouver, that prides itself on curating high quality products that bring real value to dog owners.
The Discover Dogs team puts a high value on carrying ethical and environmentally-friendly products, where workers have been paid fairly and pet owners can feel good about the items they purchase.
The Discover Dogs staff have a wealth of knowledge and love to help pet owners find the best products for their pets in store, with the online store helping pet owners easily find what they are looking for with easy-to-shop categories including Local Brands, Made in Canada, Eco-friendly and Holiday Gifts for pups and their humans.
Shop online: https://discoverdogs.ca/
Visit in store: 701 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3K6