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Holiday Gifts for Pets – Was Your Pet Naughty or Nice This Year?

90% of pet owners consider their pets part of the family (I can’t imagine it any other way) so it is safe to assume that many of your pets have Christmas gifts under the tree this year.  I thought it would be interesting to find out what the top gifts for pets were this holiday season.

First, a couple of fun pet facts from PetFinder:

Americans spend about $5 billion on holiday presents for their furry friends.

40% of dog owners and 37% of cat owners hang Christmas stockings for their pets.

About one quarter of both dog owners (27%) and cat owners (23%) sign their pet’s name on greeting cards or notes.

64% of surveyed pet owners said they include news about their pet, and 36% include a photograph. in their holiday cards.

About 27% of pet owners claim to have taken their pet to a professional photographer to have a picture taken with family, Santa, or the Easter Bunny.


This year people were expected to spend an average of $46 on gifts for their pets. The number one gift that Santa has left for our furkids this year is a new toy (or two).  The next most popular gift is treats, followed by a new sweater or jacket.  Other runners up included grooming supplies, bedding, and new leashes and collars.

Haven’t had time to shop for gifts for the pets in your life yet? Not to worry, there is still time! That Fish Place – That Pet Place’s retail store is open 9am-9pm until December 23rd and will be open from 9am – 5pm on Christmas Eve. Stop in today and fill up Fido’s stocking!

Need a few suggestions? Here are my top picks from the store this year:

  1. Humongous Holiday Bone – what pooch wouldn’t love a 24 inch plush toy? Best of all this bone is made with Hugllehounds Tuffut Technology, so you know it’ll hold up long after the holiday lights have been taken down.
  2. Christmas Elf PJs – This outfit was just too cute to pass up. I had to get one for Barret.
  3. Luvz Christmas Flopper Dog Toys – No stuffing toys mean I don’t have to clean up wrapping paper and toy stuffing on Christmas morning.
  4. Bag of Beefeaters Lollipops – A 20 pack of lollipop bones will keep tails wagging well into January.
  5. Memory Foam Dog Bed – Every pet needs a soft, supportive bed to nap on after all the holiday fun.

Each of my dogs will be getting a plush toy and pig ear this year (shh, don’t tell them!) and a new soft bed to share this year. The cats are getting an assortment of toys and treats that they’re sure to enjoy. What are you giving your pets this year? Let us know in the comments!

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Currently an owner of 3 dogs and 2 cats, I’ve gained a plethora of pet-related experience over the years. I strive to provide the best home I can for my little terrors, and you’ll read all about our trials and tribulations as I continue down the rewarding yet rocky road of pet parenthood.
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