4 Great Gift Ideas for the Pet Lovers in Your Life
The holidays are coming and many humans on your list may have special animals in theirs. If you are wondering what to get the pet lover in your life, don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.
#1 For the wine/cat lover
These gift sets are too cute! In addition to this cat one, they also have two different packages for dogs (here and here). If you want something smaller, you can purchase just a bottle of Pinot Noir. One Hope partners each of their wines with different charities and a portion of those sales go to that charity. The Pinot Noir goes towards finding homes for stray animals. A win-win!
#2 For the beer/canine lover
Beer Paws makes treats for dogs along with some cool merchandise. They are local and partner with various breweries to make the perfect snack for your pup. Make your own owner/pet gift and partner some treats with some local brew. My favorite combo is the Torn Label Beer Biscuits Peanut Butter Treats (Torn Label is a Kansas City brewery) and some of Torn Label’s Monk & Honey.
#3 For the rescue advocate
The Great Plains SPCA has an etsy shop with clothing, goods and even Rotisserie coffee. I have a t-shirt from them that I just love. It is soft and has held up well. Many of their items tie into the Royals so you can have a shirt highlighting several things you love!
#4 Treats for all
Every year we pass out homemade cookies to our human neighbors and homemade dog biscuits for dog neighbors. When you get edible treats for dogs, be aware that some dogs can have food allergies just like humans can. Wheat can be a problem for many dogs so if you choose a treat with wheat- be sure to let the owner know, or avoid wheat all together. Places like Three Dog Bakery can help you choose a suitable treat, or you can make your own. Below is a recipe I found years ago somewhere and I still use. I use a bone cookie cutter, but whatever shapes you have are fine.
Darcy’s Dog Biscuits
¾ cup non-fat milk
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup flour (you can use brown rice flour if wheat is a concern)
1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
1 tbs baking powder
Run oatmeal in a blender to turn it into a course flour. Set aside.
Mix together the peanut butter, egg and milk. Add flour and baking to make a stiff dough. You want it to be stiff. You may need to use your hands to work the in the last of the flour and adjust the amount as needed.
Roll out on a well-floured surface until about ¼ inch thick. Cut desired shapes out with a cutter and place onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, then flip treats and bake another 15-20 minutes.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
I hope these gifts help you find just the right thing for everyone on your list. Have a safe and Yappy Howlidays!