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Holiday Finds for Your Four-Legged Friends!

Posted Dec 17 2010 7:51am


There are plenty of great sites out there talking about holiday products and I certainly don't want to reinvent the wheel so I have decided to share a few of our favorite finds from the web and around the city. Following are some of our recommendations on PAWfect gifts for people and their pets!  

Pet Lodging, Daycare and Grooming and Training!

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Every pet parent needs a great resource for lodging, daycare and grooming and training.  Many times you may find yourself going to four locations for each service, but there is one place where you can get it all...and more... Rover Oaks Pet Resort !  They offer luxury accommodations for your pooch (or purring kitten) so that you can relax while you are away, knowing they are not only safe, but spoiled!  The grooming department is top notch and can tackle any canine coiffeur dilemma...just ask Isabella!  They offer doggie daycare for the social spaniels (or any breed for that matter) in your life. Nothing is better than coming home from a hard day at the office to a pooped pup that wants to snuggle up in your lap and spend some time lowering your blood pressure.  Let the pups play away the day while you can work without worrying what type of shenanigans they are getting into while home alone. Perhaps one of the best gifts to give is a great training class! Whether you are educating a new puppy or a senior, Rover Oaks' professional trainers will show you all of the tricks of the trade and its a perfect pup/parent activity!  With locations in Houston and Katy , Rover Oaks Pet Resort is convenient and a great investment in your pet's happiness!  Call 713-662-2119 (Houston) and 281-693-7687 (Katy) or visit www.roveroaks.com to learn more!!

Healthy Treats to Make the Hounds Happy!

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Providing healthy treats and food is not only vital to the well being of your pet, it is also a great way to show them you love them! Unfortunately, many don't know that there are affordable, healthy options out there for their pup.   Natural Pawz is the top shop in town for all things healthy!  Wether you want to make sure your companion is as healthy as possible or you want to paw it forward and get healthy gifts for your furr-loving friends and family, Natural Pawz will hook you up!  They have 7 Houston-area locations and offer a variety of healthy foods, treats and great toys and fun stuff too!  Call 1-877-628-7299 or visit www.naturalpawz.com to learn more!   

Gifts that Give Back!

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Youpon’s Give To Give Back Holiday Gift Mall is a one stop shopping spot where people can find information about where and how they can purchase items from local non-profits that are not only suitable for gift giving but also help support the work of that nonprofit.  Rather than your having to search all over for items like this, they want to make it easy for you to find them all in one place. Our FAVE Houston charity, SNAP , has several great items that make pawfect gifts including a great gift set from Barker Street Gourmet Dog Bakery and Boutique  (another major FAVE of ours) and two really cute keychains (one cat and one dog) for the animal lover in your life.  Click on the image below to be re-directed to a site to purchase your goodies!

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Dressing the Part!

Gone are the days when dogs wore just a collar.  For those of us who like to add a little panache to our pooch there is the one and only DOGUE Designs , located right here in Houston!   DOGUE is couture for the discriminating dog and is also the best quality craftsmenship...or craftswomenship I have ever seen in canine couture! With clothing for weddings and parties to rodeo gear and collegiate designs, DOGUE has something for anyone who wants their pup to look like they just stepped off the runway.  Custom made by Susie Tritter, these outfits are a must for the social barkers and waggers!  Visit www.doguedesigns.com to peruse their styles or to contact Susie and custom design an outfit!

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Life of the PAWTY!

If you often want to find something unique and fancy, much like you see online, but want to try it on or touch and feel it, then you need to hop on I-10 and head to the Pawty Palace in Katy!  They have so many amazing products and finds, including the Bling for Your Bitch collar Oprah's pooches wear!  We also recently discovered the Buddy Belt harnesses through them! We also love when we find practical things that we have been searching for...like the Rubit Dog Tag Clip , which makes taking your dog's tags from collar to collar a breeze! They also have one of the best selections of toys for large dogs, along with great clothing and even healthy food!  If you are looking for the perfect place to host a birthday party for your pup you will definitely want to check out their great event facility, located on site!  To learn more call 281-392-7452 or visit www.pawtypalace.com !

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Bring the Big Apple to H-town!

We have two favorite online sites, based in New York, for everything from collars and leads to great stylish canine-home accessories and much more!

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Former Houstonian and owner of BOWHAUS NYC Ruby Chan was trained at FIT in Fashion and Textile design. Taking the Bauhaus design movement as her inspiration, she started BOWHAUSNYC . Her goal was to create luxury dog accessories, combining the relationship of usefulness and beauty. Most importantly, the movement believed in beautiful design and well crafted product as an enhancement of life. We LOVE her crate covers and matching beds.  They make the existence of a crate in your home not only bearable, but fashionable!  Isabella can also be seen all over town donning her bling collar from BOWHAUSNYC ! It's one of her FAVES!!! They have a creative and unique line of high-end collars and really fun collar charms to add that splash of whimsey to your weenie dog.  Visit www.bowhausnyc.com to start shopping now! (FYI... click here to hear about their SALE happening this weekend!)

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WONDERDOG!

WONDERDOG is our go-to favorite for sporty collars and collars for the boy dogs in our house (they are great for girls too..but Isabella is partial to sparkle)!  Our boy Jacques is always wearing his birdie collar (pictured) and has his eye on several for Christmas!  They offer matching leads to accompany the collars and have some great harnesses too!  Established in 2005, WONDERDOG got their start in NYC almost by accident by creating a signature line of bedding that caught the attention of Elle Decor. They have since expanded their collection to include collars, harnesses and leads. There is nothing more important to them than the quality and integrity of their product. All WONDERDOG Product is produced in their own facility to ensure a consistently high level of quality. Their commitment to environmentally friendly products is paramount. Their Collars, Harnesses and Leads are comprised of 100% Recycled Polyethylene Webbing thus ensuring continuous recycle-ability.

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They are not just another canine accessory company; they are daring dog enthusiasts who happen to create some of the best canine accessories to walk in, lounge on or simply look great in. Your dog will dig WONDERDOG ! To learn more or start shopping, visit www.wonderdognyc.com !

Holiday (and every day in between) Sparkles!

Every dog deserves a little sparkle and these collars and related accessories outshine most we have seen!   Crystal Affair  was created out of a desire to find collars for the designer, Joan Champion's pets that were sophisticated, glamorous and total bling.  After searching for months she couldn’t find what she was looking for so she started making them herself.  Then one day while walking her dog a gentlemen was in his front yard with his dog.  He said “Your collar is beautiful where did you get it?”  She told him she made it herself. They made their introductions and she recognized his name as the owner of two of Houston’s finest specialty stores.  He immediately took out his cell phone, called his daughter, the buyer, and said she had to buy these collars.  The appointment was made; the collars purchased and they were a huge success!  Ten years later their Swarovski crystal pet collars are sold in luxury pet boutiques and accessory stores around the world.  As a result of their superior quality and dedication to perfection they are now an official Licensed CRYTALLIZED™-Swarovski Elements Distributor. To learn more or purchase one of their specialty collars visit www.crystal-affair.com !

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A Little Something for Everyone!

If you are looking for out of the box ideas, cool collars, accessories and bedding...look no further than MyDogCollars.com !  Offering any and every type of collar available as well as beds, covers, carriers, throws and tons more, MyDogCollars.com is an easy way to locate some of the newest and most coveted animal accessories.  

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MyDogCollars.com is a Nashville, TN based corporation that specializes in offering the very best merchandise and customer service available. They love to dress up their pets in the most fashion-forward collars, leashes and accessories and are committed to assisting you in doing the same.  MyDogCollars.com is committed to helping human companions indulge their animals with fun, quality pet products because happy pets are a positive asset to a happy family and home. They actively support their local humane society and a variety of rescue organizations with their time and money and they celebrate the multitude of our customers who are helping to save animals and give them a loving home experience. Visit www.mydogcollars.com to start spending :0)!

 

Charmed I'm Sure!

Last but not least, one of our favorite Christmas ideas is the paw or nose print charms offered by Paws Memorial Service ! These charms are a great way to memorialize a lost pet or celebrate the life of your best buddy every day.  The charms are made from a custom imprint of your pup's (or cat's) paw or nose. Available in sterling silver as well as gold and you can also add a birthstone.  These charms are a great way to really personalize a gift for your animal loving friends and is bound to be the most popular gift you give this year!  To learn more call Cay at Paws Memorial Service or visit www.pawsmemorialservice.com !

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