12 Stocking Fillers For Your Dog!
It’s Christmas time! No doubt by now you’ve got your gift shopping well underway (or not), but in all the chaos don’t forget your faithful best friend too! If you have no idea what to buy the pooch who has everything, we’ve got some great canine stocking-filler ideas for you - whether it be cheap and cheerful, super extravagant, practical or super silly!
Handmade in Yorkshire using only the highest-quality materials, Dudiedog bandanas look fashionable on any dog and come in a variety of bright patterns and colours. This includes a special Christmas range, so your pooch can look extra festive! These bandanas have also been designed with practicality in mind - they are extremely durable and are fully machine washable at 40 degrees!
If your pooch could do with an extra layer to fend off the cold winter weather then one of K9 Coatz hand-knitted jumpers is the perfect gift for them! They come in a variety of beautiful colours and patterns including Christmas themed - so they would make the perfect gift for either your dog or a dog-owner you know!
And if that wasn’t enough all the profits from the sale of the jumpers to go to the Team Ilbrey K9 Partners rescue - who work closely with various pounds to help any stray bull or mastiff breed at risk of being put down. So not only will your dog benefit from this great gift - but so will a stray in need!
If you have a bit of cash to splash on your canine companion but you also want to buy something practical that will look stylish in your home look no further! The bespoke pet beds by Lillian & Stitch are made using recycled wine boxes from various vineyards and can be personalised so your dog feels super special this Christmas. This makes these beds look super-chic amongst your home decor; they are also raised off the ground to prevent any draughts or chills and come with bedding!
Lillian & Stitch also make a variety of other products such as pet feeders, treat boxes and lead hooks, as well as non-doggy items like magazine racks and cheese boards! Take a look at their Facebook and Twitter for more details. Prices start at £60.
If you worry about being seen whilst walking your dog at night we’ve found a nifty solution that also makes a great stocking filler for your pooch. ROK Straps, who make comfortable leads and collars with an innovative design to reduce jolting, offer a reflective black lead and matching collar. The 3M reflective stitching picks up street lamps and car headlights - meaning you can relax knowing that you and your dog’s evening walks are much safer. ROK dog leads and collars also come in a variety of other colours and all are made using the same innovative and shock-absorbing design.
Whilst there’s always plenty of Christmas hampers for humans on offer at this time of year, Doggy and Co saw a gap in the market for a canine equivalent. Although they offer a variety of hampers in different price brackets, we particularly like their Christmas indulgence box which includes 4 bags of treats, 3 toys, 3 accessories, a shampoo and a surprise gift! All products within the boxes are of the highest quality and will make your pooch very happy indeed.
If you’d like to help a dog in need Doggy and Co also offer a Charity Box which is donated on your behalf to the Dogs Trust. This helps to add a splash of luxury to the lives of shelter dogs - who through no fault of their own find themselves in Dogs Trust centres up and down the country.
Hugo & Hennie came into being to create pretty and practical products that dogs love but also blend into your home decor. If you want to treat your pooch to a special hamper, H & H provide a slightly cheaper and different alternative to the Christmas hamper offered by Doggy and Co.
This hamper bag comes with a gorgeous cuddle blanket, a soft bone toy, some Lily’s Kitchen handmade dog treats, a pack of venison sausages, a Beco toy and a Christmas Pupcake! Some items in the bag are customisable when you order - for example, you can choose from 20 different fabrics for the blanket, and you can opt for a squeaky or non-squeaky bone.
For a high-quality, good value and easy stocking filler that you know your dog will love there’s nothing better than a nice bag of treats! Hearties by The Natural Dog Food Company are tasty, low-calorie, and good for your dog’s teeth and gums - so they make perfect rewards for training your puppy or dog! For just £2 you get a sizable 200g bag in delicious chicken and brown rice flavour, made with 100% natural ingredients.
If you want to go all-out and treat your dog to the very finest there is, a Chesterfield Dog Bed From Lords and Labradors may be just the thing for you. Designed and hand-crafted to bring you beautifully British seating for your dog, each piece is tirelessly stitched and buttoned by hand with exceptional attention to detail. Lords & Labradors use the highest quality Italian leather hides and the result is a dog bed that perfectly matches you and your dog’s sense of style. Your dog will feel like royalty when going for a nap in one of these regal and beautiful beds!
For the very practical and organised among you, the Woofie Wallet is a great way to keep track of your best pal’s milestones, grooming details, feeding or exercise regimes. It’s also a great tool for keeping a record of your dog’s health information such as operations and medications as well as worming, flea control and vaccination dates.
Okay, so perhaps your dog won’t directly understand the benefits of this stocking filler, but it’s certainly a useful thing to have - particularly if you travel a lot with your pooch! You can also personalise your Woofie Wallet, which is very useful if you have a multi-canine household!
Most dog owners will no doubt have already heard of the excellent range of Kong toys, which can help keep dogs entertained for hours. The Wobbler is a treat dispensing toy which provides a fun and entertaining challenge for your dog. The toy sits upright until your dog pushes it with their paw or nose, then it wobbles, spins and rolls - dispensing the treats through a hole near the top.
Your dog will quickly learn that motion causes the tasty goodies inside to fall out of the Kong Wobbler. It also couldn’t be easier to refill - just unscrew the toy and pop more treats inside - it’s also dishwasher friendly! Kong Wobblers are available from Pets Corner, prices start at £16.99.
If you want a gift for your dog that’s stylish, glamorous and practical then consider upgrading them to a super-fashionable collar by Poochies Petwear. You can also personalise the collar with your dog’s name (up to 9 letters) and can choose from a variety of eye-catching colours including jack black, coco brown, plush purple, hot pink, baby pink, ruby red and baby blue.
Produced on the north coast of West Cornwall, these coats were inspired by a black labrador with a love of water called Beau. One of their winter coats makes a stylish and useful stocking-filler for your pooch. Coming is a variety of classic patterns, these fleece-lined waterproof coats will ensure your best pal stays cosy and dry whatever the weather. You also have the option to make your evening walks extra safe by adding a reflective strip to the coat - which will ensure your dog is picked up by streetlamps and road traffic.
Give a dog in need the ultimate gift of adoption this year- check out our shelter directory for rescues near you! But remeber that a dog is not just for Christmas!