Is your favourite family member the one with four legs? You’re not alone.
This holiday season, gift that someone special who will truly appreciate it. Don’t bother with a gift receipt, chances are you know them so well they’d never even dream of returning it. Goodness know you can’t go wrong with the colour.
For Toronto’s totally devoted dog owners, here’s a gift guide for dogs.
A gift box of delights for your best friend. Chic treats include a toy, a bowl, a bandana, and shampoo all delivered to the doorstep… though someone will still likely have to answer the door.
Where to buy: Order online from Present Day
This patisserie for pets is based just north of Toronto and offers these Parisian-style honey and rice cookies for your pooch.
Where to buy: Order online from Stick & Brindle
Price: $9 to $20
Immortalize your best friend with a portrait from Toronto-based artist, KatherineTheGood. Not only does she get the like-ness just right but the whimsical patterns will make your pet look extra playful.
Where to buy: Order online from Etsy
Price: Custom portraits are $150
The Toronto Humane Society has released a catalogue of gifts for pet lovers including a comfort kit for dogs that comes complete with bed, blanket and toys to make their stay in the kennel a little cozier.
Where to buy: Order online from the THS
Price: From $25
The east side kitchen devoted to pets is serving up this “Pawliday” dog meal featuring house-ground, chicken liver, ground pork, carrots, spinach, sweet potato, apples and stuffing (oats, wheat flour, honey). Turkey gravy included.
Where to buy: Tom & Sawyer, 1247 Queen Street East, Toronto
Have you ever wished you could text your best friend and let ’em know you’re running late? This camera, treat dispenser and app let’s you talk to and toss treats to your dog remotely.
Where to buy: Order online from amazon.ca
Keep your four-legged friends warm this winter with these jackets that are hand crafted in Toronto and made with made with recycled materials.
Where to buy: Pet stores across Canada
Price: From $75
From a company based out Mississauga, these hand crafted dog feeders feature neutral wood finishes and a sleek modular design. Finally Fido’s dinnerware will match your own stylish decor.
Where to buy: Wooftown, 10 Birch Avenue, Toronto
Price: From $79
Even hoomans will envy this dog mattress engineered by Casper. While the price of ultimate comfort might seem steep, this dog bed is ultra-durable and built to last.
Where to buy: Order online from Casper
Wear your love for your dog with swag from the Unleashed Outfitters, an apparel line from this dog-walking and boarding service that also knows how to pawty. A percentage of each sale goes to charitable causes like Save Our Scruff and OVC Pet Trust.
Where to buy: Unleashed In The City, 45 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Price: From $30 to $65