12 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers
Subject: Just in Time and Pupstastic!
Is all of your holiday shopping for pets and people done? If so, you are likely in the minority, and tuck these ideas away for another time (dare we say Valentine’s Day is just around the corner).
And if there are still names on your gift list to cross off, get your paws on these last minute gifts for dogs, cats and those that love them. They’re practical, require minimal shopping, and they're fit for a pup’s budget.
- The Gift of Time. What pet person wouldn’t appreciate the gift of your time? Wrap up a custom-made coupon for dog walking, washing a furry friend or even an overnight stay at
80+ Gift Picks for Good Dogs, Cats and Pet People
Subject: Gifts for All
Woof Report has searched stores, websites and more to handpick the best gifts for you and yours. Visit Woof Report's Ultimate Gift Guide where you’ll find a whopping 80+ gift ideas! You're just one click away from it.
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DYI Gift Alert: Dog Biscuit Mix in a Jar
Subject: Two Gifts in One!
Just like 'mix-in-a-jar' gifts you've seen for cookies and muffins, this is the same idea but with one difference, it's for your dog! Try this easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself Dog-Biscuits-in-a-Jar Gift for the dog people in your life. They’ll appreciate it and their dogs will love you for it!
Items needed for each Dog-Biscuits-in-a-Jar Gift:
- 1 quart wide-mouth canning jar or flip top glass jar (either can be reused to store dog treats)
- 1 dog biscuit cookie cutter, or attached holiday-shaped or other fun cutters
- Festive ribbon and a pre-made bow to place on top of the jar
- 1 gift tag – Download the paw gift tag pictured in
Where are the New Woof Report Tips?
When I paused sending weekly newsletters about a year and a half ago a few months before the birth of my first baby girl, I immediately started my list of ideas for tips for when I resumed. After all, I was so used to being on the lookout for fun and useful tips to share I couldn't help it. Busy with a new baby, my fur babies that I didn't want to feel left out, and then back to work, it was harder than ever to find time for my beloved 'woof.'
Still, I snuck in time late in the evening and here and there, and had actually planned to bring the
Delight Your Dog with a Subscription to BarkBox
Subject: Ding Dong Delight
If you think your dog’s barking and excitement over the mail or package delivery person is absurd now, just imagine it after you subscribe to BarkBox, a monthly subscription program offering treats, toys and more for your dog. While BarkBox won’t make it any easier to train your dog not to bark at the door, it will certainly delight your dog. BarkBox also makes a great gift for someone (furry or otherwise) special.
The concept of a monthly box subscription service is not entirely new (think fruit-of-the-month clubs), but it is particularly popular right now. There are subscription programs for everyone and every need – BirchBox for makeup and beauty (as well
Dog Swim Days Welcome Water Dogs & Dog Paddlers
Subject: Find a Dog Swim Day in Your Area!
It's that time again, your dog's most anticipated end-of-the-summer activity Dog Swim Days! These super fun days are held at local swimming pools and water parks across the country, typically in late-August and early-September. Timed just as the pools are closing for the summer and before they're drained, it's the one time of the year when dogs are welcomed to fetch, dog paddle and frolic in the pool. These fun days are not available in all areas, so if you're lucky enough to have one held nearby, grab your pup and floating toys and go!
At many events, there’s more than just swimming and socializing –
25 Things to Do With Your Dog this Summer
Subject: Your Dog's Summer To-Do List
Summer's not over yet! There’s still plenty of time to make plans to get out-and-about with your dog for some summer fun. Read on for ideas to get you in the planning mode, and please add your suggestions and favorite dog-inclusive summer activities in the Comments section below.
1. Take in the Sights. Play tourist in your own city or elsewhere. Dogs are allowed at more places than you may think, and at all kinds of outdoor monuments and points of interest. Canoe with your pup in Mendocino, CA, take a self-guided walking tour of Hollywood stars’ homes in LA, hop aboard a Windjammer Cruise in Bar Harbor, ME,
What to Do to Make Your Workplace Dog-Friendly
Subject: Your Furry Co-Worker
Research compiled earlier this year with regard to dogs in the workplace provided results we could have predicted: employees who bring their dogs into work with them experience less stress during the day, and improve job satisfaction for all. Considering how great your dog makes you feel, and the proven therapeutic benefits dogs provide to all kinds of people in various settings, the findings are not surprising.
And while the research validates what we dog folks already know, one person may not know the facts: your boss! Could sharing the study with your employer change your office pet policy? Give it a try, and read on for the details to pass along. And
Dogs Welcome at MLB Dog Days Baseball Games!
Subject: Take Pup Out to the Ball Game
Major League Baseball season is in full swing, and that means it's time to get your dog ready to root, root, root for the home team! Get tickets to your local team’s Dog Day Game, the very best games of the entire season. When else can you get out to the ballpark and cheer on your team with your furry best friend by your side, and maybe even enjoy a hot dog together?
At these special events, you and your pup will sit in a special section just for dogs and take part in all kinds of activities like pre-game parades around the field, costume contests, special treats
Adorable Pooches for Wonderful Moms
Subject: A Mom's Day Splurge
We know most moms tell their you not to spend your money on them for Mother's Day. Quality time together and a thoughtful card are all they'd like. Still, sometimes it's nice to splurge and what better way than with something special from from Erwin Pearl's "Adorable Pooches" Collection. Any dog-loving mom will love a pin, pendant, charm or keychain with a pup that looks just like her own top dog.
The pieces in the collection are expensive, starting at around $50 for a charm or $100 for pendants and pins, but they are high-quality hand-painted French enamel over 22kt gold tone over French brass. While you can choose from