In 2013, we created our list of gifts for animals lovers. By popular demand, here’s our list for 2014!
Google “gifts for pets” and you get about 14 million hits. “Gifts for pet lovers” returns about 3 million hits. A little better, but still a daunting search when you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special pet or animal lover in your life. To make it a little easier, we’ve scoured our favorite magazines, websites, and stores to help you pick out the perfect present. There’s a little bit of everything on this list – and a lot more items on our Pinterest boards HERE and HERE!
iFetch throws a ball a variable distance when it is placed in the funnel by the dog or person. Pick up this gadget HERE.
The AutoTrainer teaches your dog not to bark by rewarding quiet time. The collar detects when your dog is barking using patented dual-detection technology, so only your dog’s barks are recorded by the collar. When your dog isn’t barking, he gets rewarded with treats or kibble from the food dispenser. Purchase HERE.
Most felines prefer low tech toys such as the Kong Glide N Seek which uses magnets to entice the kitties – get yours HERE.
4. Cat-Nap Time
A new take on the feline favorite cardboard box is the Cat Above Snooze Pal hammock – get this adorableness HERE.
9. Let’s Get Catty in the Kitchen
Oh, the cuteness of these cat measuring cups! Purchase HERE.
Black cat tea for one, please! Order HERE.
Complete with fish shaped spreader! Purchase HERE.
12. Speaking of Kitchens: Let’s Eat!
For those pups who gobble their kibble, there’s the Slo Bowl
For the discerning feline, there’s this gorgeous yellow cat bowl by Always Mod
13. Da Bird Cat Toy – repeat from the 2013 list, but SO WORTHY!
Da Bird is a high quality, durable, interactive toy that cats just LOVE. If you have not witnessed first hand a cat’s reaction to Da Bird, then you have no idea what you are in for! A single bob of Da Bird is completely irresistible to cats. Set on a swivel, its feathers look, sound, and feel like real bird wings. Its the most fun you’ll have with your feline friends! Check out the item HERE.
Check out the rings HERE.
15. KCZD Swag – You know you want some (more)!!
From clothing to home goods to tech accessories, CafePress offers a wide-range of products personalized with the logo of yours truly! Give your friends, family, or fellow volunteers, a gift that shows your (or their) dedication towards Karma Cat + Zen Dog. Purchase HERE.
iPhone and iTouch cases – order one HERE.
Send a picture of your dog and this company will make you a stuffed one … and a portion of the sales are donated to help shelter animals. Get your stuffed animal HERE.
19. JustGive.org Donation
If purchasing gifts isn’t your thing, you can always donate to a cause in the name of the receiver to give a gift that keeps giving. FYI: Karma Cat + Zen Dog is listed on JustGive.org HERE.
20. Adopt an Animal!
The winter holidays are a popular time for people to buy dogs and cats at pet stores; supporting puppy mills, unethical stores, and inhumane practices, while leaving many other adorable, nursed back to health pets without owners. If you are planning to add a new furry friend to the family, please adopt, don’t shop. We have animals of all sizes and ages looking for a second chance at a forever home.
Visit PetFinder and Adopt-a-Pet, for more information on adoptables. We also post foster updates, fun pictures, and more on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We invite you to drop by during Adoption Hours, every Saturday and Sunday 11am-3:30pm at the North Brunswick PetSmart, to meet a potential new family member.