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10 Dec 2021

Fur Babies Rule! Festive Holiday Gifts for Pets

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December 10, 2021 Category: Style Posted by:

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Spreading holiday cheer with loving gifts is a tradition for many people, and families often include their pets in the fun to make those happy moments even brighter. Festive apparel, toys, treats and more can help pet parents show appreciation to their animal friends throughout the season. 

From dogs and cats to reptiles, guinea pigs and other lovable pets, a retailer like PetSmart has gift ideas that can delight pets of all shapes and sizes. Plus, with the option to “buy now, pay later” through Afterpay, pet parents have more flexible payment options when shopping online or in stores. 

Consider some of this season’s top holiday gifts for pets, and find even more gift ideas and stocking stuffers at or in stores.

A festive fit for reptiles

Comfy pajama sets don’t just have to be for friends and family. Fun, seasonal attire can also help make reptilian pets a part of the festivities. Options like this Merry & Bright Lumberjack Reptile Costume provide your bearded dragon with a warm, comfortable and adorable outfit you can easily slip on and off.

Aquarium ready swimming Santa

Deck the halls of your underwater world with this Merry & Bright Scuba Santa Aquarium Ornament. It’s an easy way to decorate for your fish friends with this fun and colorful underwater Santa. This ornament can add seasonal cheer to your aquatic decor and your home.

Pamper your pup with new shampoo

Freshen your pet’s coat before guests arrive with a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. Despite the hustle and bustle of the season, the Burt’s Bees 2-in-1 Tearless Puppy Shampoo & Conditioner can keep your pet’s coat clean and shiny all season long. Made with nourishing buttermilk to soothe skin and soften fur, the shampoo allows you to groom your pet with gentle, natural ingredients.

A kitty countdown advent calendar

If your cat made the nice list this year, you can include him or her in the countdown with the Merry & Bright Holiday Advent Calendar for cats featuring a 25-day countdown with one toy for each day. With daily surprises including glittering ball and bell toys or catnip, the calendar provides plenty of opportunities for your kitty to hunt, stalk, swat and pounce all season long.

Celebrate smaller pets with costumes

While it’s easy to include cats and dogs in the action with toys and treats, don’t forget the smaller furry family members. You can keep your guinea pig on the gift list this holiday season with this Merry & Bright Christmas Tree Small Pet Holiday Costume. It slips on and off easily for a comfortable fit to provide even more fun.

Matching sweaters for pups and people

Celebrate the season with your dog in style with matching Tipsy Elves Holiday Sweaters for pups and pet parents. Each sweater features a fun, festive design to get everyone in the spirit while showing off you and your pup’s unique personalities. With an “I’ve Been Nice” version for dogs and “I’ve Been Naughty” version for pet parents, the sweaters are fun options for your next holiday gathering.

PSPCA Adoptables–Finding their “fur-ever” home

Dear Santa,

I’m certain that you remember me — I’d like to think that I’m unforgettable! I know I asked a huge favor of you last year and I’m sure it just got overlooked. I’m going to try again this year. My heart really wants a forever home. I’ve been waiting for almost 650 days for a person to realize how special I am. 

I know I’m a good boy — my friends at the shelter tell me that all the time. But the truth is I am getting pretty depressed here at the shelter. Sure, I have friends, a bed and toys, but it’s not a home. It’s not a family.

My ideal forever home would be quiet and have lots of my favorite treats, with a person or people who like to go for walks and don’t take life too seriously. I’m just looking for someone to love me and treat me kindly. Someone who will let me roll in the grass — it’s one of my favorite things to do! 

You can tell by my gray muzzle that I’m full of life experiences, and some were not so good. Luckily, my friends here have helped me learn how to have a good time and trust people again. I know I can be the best boy in a home too Santa, so please remember me this year. I have waited so long. Thank you for reading my letter! 

Love, Bentley

Please adopt Bentley!  Go to for more information.

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