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Top 20 Dog Gifts – 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we put together our top 20 dog gifts list. All products are linked for easy online shopping. We love all the top 20 products so they are not listed in any particular order. If you’re getting a gift for your best friend or buying a gift for another dog, these top 20 dog gifts will be sure to put a smile any dog’s face:

(Note this is our 2014 list and we still love all these items. We should be done with our 2015 list shortly – pls check back)

Popware H-Duo 3 1. Popware or Pets H-Duo with Companion Cup
The Popware for Pets H-DuO with Companion Cup is a bottle with two 12-oz watertight chambers so you can hold two different drinks or if you prefer, put water on one side and  treats (or food) on the other. It includes an 8oz collapsible cup that clips onto the bottle, making it ideal to travel with your dog.
Cowboy-cookout sausage treats - Copy 2. Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats
A perfect stocking stuffer for your best friend. These Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats are real sausage and similar in texture to a hard Italian sausage. They’re created from real meats from USDA, New Zealand and Australian growers.
Jorge Bendersky book 3. Book: DIY Dog Grooming by Jorge Bendersky
This book is paws down one of the best books dog grooming we’ve ever read. It’s a quick read, includes excellent photos, illustrations and a lot of valuable information. The book goes through a variety of topics from tools to trimming and tough cleaning problems.
Zero Shock Leash 4. Ezy Dog Zero Shock Leash
We can’t think of a dog owner that wouldn’t want a zero shock leash. EzyDog’s Zero Shock Technology cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog. Drastically reduces strain and pull. A “one for two” gift!
Dogs of Glamour 5. Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier
Perfect for your jet setting dog! The Glam Tote from Dogs of Glamour fuses fashionable form and function into your look. Crafted from faux leather and featuring top and side ventilation, this dog carrier adds chic yet practical style to both you and your dog.
Slo-Bowl 6. Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Did you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it’s gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there’s a great solution – we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.
Abe 1 - Copy 7. Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Ball
Looking for a tough dog toy? We were forewarned that no toy could hold up to Abe’s jaws of steel, but this toy easily survived the test! It can be filled with a variety of treats to keep your dog mentally stimulated and happily occupied. The material is stronger and lighter than natural rubber and is free of latex, vinyl & phthalates.
Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain 8. Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Your dog will love this water fountain! It’s also very healthy for them as it increases aeration in your dog’s water with oxygen. It has an adjustable water flow. Bowl and reservoir are dishwasher safe.
SturdiBag Green 9. SturdiBag Flex-Height Carrier
It’s by far the lightest bag we’ve seen on the market! The large SturdiBag has been tested to safely carry a pet up to 40 pounds and the bag only weighs 2.6 pounds!!! The design is made to flex down when your dog is under airline seats and pops back into shape after the flight.
Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried 10. Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Surf & Turf
Dogs just love Stella & Chewy’s. They are freeze dried and can be given as a meal or broken into pieces for a treat. When you check the list of ingredients, you’ll see it that every patty is made with select organic produce and meat.
Pet Tunes 11. Pet Tunes by Pet Acoustics
Does your dog suffer from anxiety or excessive barking when you’re away or during thunderstorms? Pet Tunes is a speaker pre-loaded with special frequency modulated music clinically proven to reduce stress and calm anxiety for dogs. It’s an innovative and non-invasive way to help your dog relax.
Orvis LED Dog Collar 12. Orvis Safety Light for Your Dog’s Collar
The Orvis Safety Light is waterproof, impact resistant, and visible up to 3 miles away. Best of all, the Orvis LED safety light fastens anywhere on your dog’s collar via a clip or hook-and-loop strap. Wearing a dog collar light can be a great safety device and life saver.
antlers for dogs 13. Antlers for Dogs – Acadia Antlers
Antlers for dogs are loaded with calcium and minerals and are a superb long lasting treat, especially for those aggressive chewers. Dogs aren’t actually able to chew through the antlers, but rather they gradually grind them down, which makes them a great way to keep tartar and plaque off your dog’s teeth.
dog farts 14. “Fart & Away” – Sniff Pet Candles
If you have a dog, you know they can be guilty of farting (just like humans) and sometimes those dog farts can clear a room. The Fart & Away candle works like a charm to dissipate any awkwardly unexpected emissions and ease the cause of your dog’s unpleasant condition.
ClickIt Dog Harness 15. Dog Car Harness – Clickit Utility from Sleepypod
Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility was the Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety test. Clickit Utility’s three points of attachment absorb force in a frontal collision by dissipating energy and keeps the dog in the car seat during impact.
GoPro Fetch 16. GoPro Fetch – See from Your Dog’s Point of View
With the GoPro Fetch harness you can affix a camera to your dog. The harness features two mounting locations for a variety of perspectives: the chest (for bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action) and your dog’s back (for over-the-head shots of running, jumping and play).
KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy 17. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls – Dog Toy
This is by far one of our dog’s favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks – what’s not to love? The ultimate cheap and classic dog toy. These come in various sizes. Our dog has both small and medium sized ones.
Tasmans 16. Tasman’s American Bison Meaty Bones
Does your dog chew bones or raw hides in seconds? These are the largest bones for dogs that we’ve ever seen! We’re positive it would take quite a while, possibly weeks or months for your dog to chew through these. They’re made in the USA and raised without added hormones or antibiotics.
orvis wraparound dog bed - blue 19. Dog Bed
Rather than picking just one bed for our list, we’re recommending you to Our Top 4 Favorite Dog Bed Brands! We’ve done the homework for you to find you the best quality and stylish dog beds on the market.
Zippy Cozy Dog Suits 20. Dog Coat / Dog Jacket
As with the dog beds, we’re recommending you to our Top 10 Dog Coats for Winter! We searched and selected the best style and quality dog coats for our Dogsized fans. This will help you select the best coat that suits your dogs needs for the weather you’re in.

Hurtta Ultimate Warmer Dog Jacket

Hurtta Ultimate Warmer

Hurtta Ultimate Warmer

Boy it’s freezing outside and we’re sure your dog thinks so too. Luckily, Hurtta has designed and recently released to the U.S. the Ultimate Warmer Dog Jacket. It’s turned into a best seller with many of their customers from Alaska to Maine declaring it as “the best all-weather protecting dog-coat on the market”.

The Ultimate Warmer Dog Jacket provides your dog extreme protection and thermal insulation for extended outdoor activities in cold conditions. The material has been laminated with a waterproof and breathable Houndtex® membrane to keep your dog dry and warm. The high collar, protective front and long rear hem protect your dog’s most important muscle groups, neck and chest. Made from smooth and soundless material, the jacket allows complete freedom of movement.

Hurtta_Outdoors_UltimateWarmerTo ensure a great fit, this highly technical outfit has an adjustable collar, neckline and waist and a protective rear hem. The back of the product has a leash opening for collar or harness attachment. Efficient 3M reflectors have been positioned on various parts of the jacket for increased visibility.

It is particularly well suited to training and active working dogs, when long-term exposure to the cold in winter cannot be avoided.

Want to learn more about Hurtta? Check out our interview with Hurtta to get an exclusive scoop on the brand.

Amazing New Dog Suit / Dog Jacket Collection

red dog suit At the New York Pet Fashion show, we discovered a new company,
Zippy Dynamics that makes excellent dog coats / dog suits. We were first attracted to them because of their sporty, modern style. We also loved the fact that their dog jackets don’t just cover the body/girth of the dog, but also the legs and arms. This is particularly helpful if your dog easily gets dirty, especially if they’re low to the ground. Our dog is white, so this is really a problem when it’s raining outside.

modern dog suitZippy Dynamics was conceived by Alex Rabinovich and inspired by Max, their three year old adorable miniature poodle, who is modeling the suits here. Max is very energetic and loves exploring all sorts of different environments, from the sidewalk to sandy beaches. Alex lets him let run free outside (where it’s safely allowed) and while Max has lots of fun, he gets very dirty, very quickly.

Dog Suit with ScarfBecause Max has black hair, you might think he’d be able to get away with being a bit dirty. However, while you might not see it on Max, you will see the couch and floors get dirty when Max starts to run around in the house. So Alex was left with the hassle of cleaning Max after these outdoor adventures and it sparked the idea for a line of full body dog clothing.

Grey Dog SuitAlex with the help of his two sons, David and Ilya, and partner Paul Cantor, developed the Zippy Dynamics brand. They’ve worked together every step of the way from creating the company’s logo to building a fully functional e-commerce website. It resulted in them developing a product that would not only save them time and energy, but would also protect dogs from the elements. We love their dog suits and now carry them in our shop.

The Zippy Dynamics dog suit is designed to give dogs a unique combination of style, comfort, and protection. The dog suit does not compress or cause discomfort to the dog’s body or fur. The main zipper is on the back of the suit and zippers on each pant leg allow dog owners to easily place their dog into the suit.

Zippy Dynamics Dog Suit

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What’s unique is the integrated adjustable cord system (ACS) that gives dog owners the ability to adjust the length of the body and pant legs, making it fully protective and convenient to wear. The elastic insert system (EIS), is cleverly incorporated into specific areas of the design, allows for flexibility and freedom of movement.

The true full-body design keeps the dog warm, dry, and free of dirt from the neck to the very bottom of the legs. The features combine to provide functionality and give the suit a modern, sporty, appearance.

 

Great Winter Wear, Grooming and Gifts at the Salty Paw

Kobi haircut

Kobi freshly groomed

Salty Paw Kobi

Kobi getting treats at the Salty Paw

We love the Salty Paw! They are back in their original location: 38 Peck Slip in FiDi/South Street Seaport NYC. We recently went there to get Kobi’s haircut and grooming. Maye always does an amazing job! The cut is very even and he looks very handsome. And while Kobi hates getting his hair and nails cut, he loves the treats he gets there.

If you haven’t been to their new store, the Salty Paw has increased their selection of cool and stylish clothes. You might want to pop in to check out their winter wear, especially with the very cold temperatures we’ve recently been having. They carry some great styles!

These NYC styled jackets are especially a hit with the tourists that come into the shop:

Metro NY dog apparel NYC dog sweatshirt Brooklyn dog sweatshirt NY dog jacket

The Salty Paw has some really adorable dog sweaters and stylish dog coats.
The below jackets come from a local Brooklyn-Williamsburg designer, Sam & Tasha. It was founded in 2009 by Laura Kinsey, who wanted to bring a human design sensibility to pet fashion. We love her comment that so many dogs on the street looked like they were going to the prom – we totally agree! As a result, she started Sam & Tasha which is much more modern and not “frou-frou”. Laura has an 10 pound Maltese named Hugo. His hobbies are sleeping, trying on clothes, and eating dehydrated meat.

sam and tasha jacket sam and tasha jacket 1 sam and tasha jacket 2 sam and tasha jacket 3

The sweaters are designed by Dogo. They regularly update their product line so that it’s always fun, fresh, and in style.

DOGO sweater 1 DOGO sweater 2 DOGO sweater 3 DOGO sweater 4