For many people, their dogs and cats are not just pets. They are their beloved fur babies. So it’s important to acknowledge these special creatures during the holidays with fun pet stocking stuffers.
To help you find just the right cat or dog stocking stuffers, we’ve compiled a list of intriguing and fun items that are sure to delight both pets and their owners.
For the Pup-arazzi Pet Owner
Do you know someone who loves snapping photos of their dogs and posting them on Instagram or Facebook? Then they’re going to be paws-itively excited to get this cool phone mount, which features a squeaky tennis ball. Because pups will be hyperfocused on the ball, they’ll stare right at the camera for perfect pictures. If your pet does momentarily lose interest, you can just give the ball a little squeak. Heck, we wouldn’t be surprised if this photo prop also works well with your more easily distracted friends or family members, as well.
Kitty Condiment Catnip Toys
These unique cat stocking stuffers have been designed to look like those little packets of hot mustard, duck sauce, and soy sauce you get with Chinese takeout. The toys, which are crafted from eco-felt and cotton canvas. Even better? Your kitty will be purring with joy because these little toys are filled with 100% organic, U.S.-grown catnip. These adorable toys even come in a bag that resembles takeout packaging.
Avoid Hairy Situations
Cats are made up of love, sass, and fluff—lots of fluff. Unfortunately, this fluff doesn’t just stay on a cat. No. Cat fluff likes to attach itself to clothing and furnishings. Fortunately, there is a solution that also makes a great stocking stuffer for a cat owner—the microfiber pet hair remover. All a cat owner has to do is swipe this tool’s textured pad to collect and capture the excess fur. When they’re done, they simply open the compartment, remove that aggravating fur, and toss it out.
A Cat Toy that Gives Back
Cats are like kids—they just love new toys. So why not surprise a favorite kitty with this charming set of toys from the Dr. Pussums Cat Company? Each set contains a small, medium, and large toy plus one small fur mouse.
And the catnip they’re filled with comes from Canada, which has a reputation for growing the most potent plants. More importantly, these toys are all hand-sewn by a workforce of retirees and parents in Maine, because the Dr. Pussums Cat Company believes it’s important to provide meaningful work for locals they can do in their own homes.
An Eco-Friendly Toy for Fido
It’s not always easy to find environmentally friendly stocking stuffers for pets. Some dog toys are, in fact, made from plastics, which can last for years in our landfills. And that’s why 4BF created a natural rubber fillable ball. Natural rubber is biodegradable, extremely durable, and bouncy. Plus, this ball has a rope for tug-of-war and it can be filled with a snack. It’s a toy that does it all.
Say Good Riddance to Pet Hair
Ugh. Animal hair has a way of intertwining with the fibers of your carpet and upholstery. And if you travel with your pets, your car seats are probably covered in fluffy fur, too. Fortunately, the CarPET tool can coax those pesky hairs loose. Just pull the CarPET across the surface you want to clean and the textured-rubber block will lift those hairs out. This innovative gadget is compact so you can throw it in a drawer or in your car’s glove compartment. And it’s also easy to clean—just rinse with water.
The Tasty Treat Stocking Stuffing
What pup wouldn’t love to find a delicious treat in their stocking? Especially, ones as lovingly and thoughtfully crafted as the biscuits made by Portland Pet Company. These are 100% natural and contain no animal by-products, preservatives or artificial colorings. And they’re twice-baked in the oven to give them a light crunchy texture that’s easy to chew or break into smaller pieces. These treats are available in a variety of flavors, including bacon, pumpkin, and gingerbread. The Portland Pet Company also offers gluten- and grain-free biscuits.
Purr-fectly Eco-Friendly Cat Toys
Searching for pet stocking stuffers that are made in the United States and eco-friendly? Then you’ll love this set of three cat ball toys from Americat. These toys have been crafted from non-toxic, food-safe adhesives and recycled cardboard for the safety of your precious kitty. But don’t let the word “cardboard” fool you. These are durable, long-lasting cat toys that will provide your feline with hours of entertainment. This set includes toys in three fun shapes: circular, hexagon and X-shaped.
A Special Place for a Cat Nap
Most cats love having their own special place to hang out and observe the world. This cat hammock is perfect for that purpose. It has Velcro straps so you can attach it securely to the legs of chairs or small tables. And the hammock part is reversible, with a fleecy plush fabric on one side and a woven polyester on the other, so your cat can lounge in supreme comfort. It’s also machine washable for easy cleaning.
A Toy for Goodness’ Sake
Does your doggo love to play tug of war with a buddy? Then this two-headed toy will be a big hit with your fur baby. It’s made from 100% all-natural boiled wool and pet-safe dyes so it’s non-toxic and biodegradable. And because this toy has two heads, dogs won’t have to fight over which end they want. More importantly, each toy is handcrafted by women in Nepal who are paid fair wages. This allows them to support their families and pay for school for their children.
Your Dog will Say Please to Yummy Yak Cheese
Do you know a dog that loves to chew? As you probably know, rawhides are now considered a no-no because toxic chemicals are often used in their production. A better choice? Himalayan Dog Chews made from four ingredients—cow milk, yak milk, lime juice, and salt. The recipe for these 100% natural chews has been used for centuries by nomadic Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepalese people to make dried cheese. These yak dog chews are dense to keep even strong chewers entertained for hours. Plus, these high-protein dog snacks are 100% digestible.
A Towel for Soggy Doggies
Drying a dog after a bath with a regular towel can be a real pain. They’re cumbersome and can get heavy when soaked. You may even need two or three towels to dry off big dogs like Golden Retrievers or German Shepherds. The dog shammy has been designed to make bath time easier on you. It can absorb up to seven times its weight in water and has hand pockets so you can get a grip on your pup while you’re trying to dry him off. The clever pocket design also allows you to dry off both sides of a dog’s leg at the same time.
A Delish Dish of Fish
Have you ever looked at the ingredients listed on a box of dog treats at the grocery store? Most contain ingredients you’ve probably never heard of before. And if you’re a protective pet parent, you probably prefer to feed your pup only natural ingredients. If so, these cod skin treats are just what you’ve been looking for. These single-ingredient treats are hand-rolled and made in small batches from cod sourced from the United States. These crunchy treats definitely make great dog stocking stuffers.
Your pet is your loyal companion. You can count on them to be with you through thick and thin. So remember to thank him or her with at least one of these unique pet stocking stuffers. They’re sure to be delighted to have something to open alongside their beloved “hoomans” on Christmas morning.
We know you hate leaving your furry friend behind on your vacations, so why not give them the best gift of all ― the ability to come with you! With these innovative pet travel accessories, you’ll be able to take your companion on a guilt-free vacation with you.
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