Even the biggest humbug will appreciate this thoughtful array of toys. These five delicious holiday treats will help your pup enter the new year in style — and sustainably. The handcrafted toys have a double-layered exterior for extra durability (you’ll save money and the environment when you don’t have to frequently replace toys). Plus, their eco-friendly PlanetFill® filler is made from 100 percent post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles
This cable-knit stocking full of holiday-themed plush toys is the ideal gift for the pup who needs help keeping themself entertained. Inside, you’ll find a carrot-shaped squeaker toy for dogs who love to munch on a veggie as much as a reindeer, a pouch of coal that you can use as a bargaining chip when they’re misbehaving, an organic, lavender-filled bone that will take your pup to Relaxation City, and a snowman ball that’s perfect for playing catch in the winter chill. What can we say? We love a theme.
If peace on earth is the theme of the season, nothing will provide your holiday gathering more serenity than knowing your dog is hard at work at something other than accessing the gingerbread cookies on the counter. Not only is it a great stress reliever for your dog during the busy holiday season, but this lick mat helps clean plaque off their teeth and aids digestive health, so it’s a major win-win.
Jax & Bones’s Bumble Terra Lounge Bed is designed like a sofa, allowing your pet to snuggle against whichever side they choose — perfect for dogs who like to curl up in corners. The filling is both eco-friendly and hypoallergenic, so you can feel proud that all creatures benefit from your pup’s stylish choice of nap pad.
The company reimagines waste materials like plastic bottles and fabric scraps into functional works of art that discerning pet parents will appreciate. “I started Jax & Bones in 2004 because I couldn’t find products on the market for Jax that were safe and stylish,” founder Tina Nguyen tells The Wildest. —CT and JT
TBH, they had us at “Indigo Mud Cloth.” But wait, there’s more: Everything about these beds is beautifully done and carefully chosen, right down to the zippers. The Sustainafill™ insert is designed to stay fluffy for years — but it’s also fully removable, so you can stuff the anti-ripping cotton cover with any of your dog’s favorite cushions or blankets. Each bed is made of 100 percent recycled fiber sourced from plastic bottles, and The Foggy Dog donates food to rescue shelters for every purchase. And yes, we would like to design our house around this fabric please. —CT and JT
This is the perfect bed for dogs on the move: It’s waterproof, UV-resistant, and comes with grommets to secure it to almost any surface for windy days or bumpy boat rides. The performance fabric is commonly used in camping products, while the eco-friendly PlanetFill® filler is made from 100 percent post-consumer, certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. The brightly colored chevron print — designed exclusively for P.L.A.Y. by SF artist David Collins — is pretty cool, too. But the best part? Thanks to P.L.A.Y.’s Warm Bellies Initiative (in partnership with Petfinder Foundation), for every bed purchased, another will be donated to a shelter dog. —CT and JT
Is your dog a squeaker freak? Well, this particular advent calendar might end up driving you crazy, but your happy-go-lucky pup will be in holiday heaven! ZippyPaws’ Holiday Advent Calendar features 12 squeaky holiday Miniz, including a handful of never-before-seen characters exclusive to this assortment.
There’s nothing scarier than cleaning out the dregs of a treat dispenser — which is why we love this skull dispenser by Mutts Kick Butts. It’s dishwasher safe and crafted with food-safe and biodegradable material. Fill with dry food to use as a treat-dispensing toy or fill and freeze with dog-safe peanut butter for a spooky treat your dog can slowly lap up.
This two-in-one chew toy and treat dispenser is perfect for keeping your pup as busy as you are this fall.
“Treat-stuffable busy toys are a great way to keep dogs happily occupied when the family is away from home,” Schade says. “The trick is filling the toy so that the dog has to work hard to get the goodies out, but not to make it so tough that it becomes frustrating and your dog abandons the toy.”
Drawing from her background as a designer for brands like Nike and Levi’s, Angela Medlin began designing toys for her Olde English Bulldogge, Wubbi, in 2017. Her hobby soon evolved into House Dogge, which earned a spot on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list in 2020 for its sustainable, upcycled products including leather leashes, and biodegradable rope toys, and fleece hoodies (which you can customize with your dog’s name).
House Dogge supports Oregon dog rescue the NW Dog Project, and in her free time, Medlin pays it forward through her project Faas Design Collab, which “provides creative and professional development to underrepresented creatives desiring to enter the product creation industry.”
Skout’s Honor’s ear cleaning solution is made to gently clean and soothe dry, waxy, and irritated ears of both dogs and cats. The non-medicated cleaner helps restore microbial balance in the ear and uses aloe vera to quell itchiness. Using probiotics to serve as a natural barrier against environmental factors, the natural ear cleaner is ideal for even the most sensitive of pups.
While we have a fraught relationship with compostable poop bags (tldr; biodegradable is usually the way to go), Planet Underdog’s compostable poop bags break down within a few months, even in landfills. So if you give a sh*t about saving the planet, these might be the waste bags for you.
A play on the classic Bloomingdale’s little brown bag, these little poop bags don’t just harken back to the coveted — though wasteful — mall shopping sprees of our childhoods; they also encourage an environmental message. The biodegradable waste bags are unscented, made with corn starch, and are BPA free and leak proof, so you can cover all the bases.
Made with a cornstarch blend, these eco-friendly poop bags are extra thick, leak-proof, and unscented, so you can get the bare essentials without all of the extra fluff. Plus, you can save more when you enroll in Wild One’s subscription service and put that extra cash towards your pup’s college (read: treat) fund.
A combination of humanely raised and 100 percent Animal Welfare Certified chicken and turkey, Open Farm’s homestead recipe is ideal for cats who require a high-protein diet. Open Farm is made with nutrient-rich chickpeas and pumpkin and ingredients, such as non-GMO cranberries and dandelion greens, that protect against UTIs. With this option, there’s no doubt that your cat will have a balanced meal.
Cats can’t get enough of your very ’60s shrimp cocktail and fondue appetizers? Let them in on the action with Made by Nacho’s pâté recipe. Made with sustainably caught fish, hydrating bone broth, and flaxseed packed with Omega-6 vitamins, it’s a meal with a satisfying texture they’ll want to sink their teeth into.
With ingredient transparency at the heart of their mission, Smalls’ human-grade fresh cat food is made with natural and healthy ingredients, such as chicken, green beans, peas, and kale. It’s also formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, so you know it’s a winner.
ZIWI Peak’s mackerel recipe is made with a natural, whole-prey diet and is comprised of 92 percent fish and New Zealand green mussels. It’s low-carb and skips the grain-and-potato fillers to deliver a meal your cat will truly love. It’s also a purchase for the planet. Formulated from sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients, ZIWI Peak’s meals are made from 100 percent free-range, grass-fed meats, cage-free poultry, and wild-caught seafood, all raised without any added hormones or antibiotics.
“I love this treat pouch. Not only is it an earth-friendly option (so long, one-use plastic bags!), it easily clips onto any leash or belt buckle for easy access. Mojo is very food-motivated, and this pouch allows me to have treats on-hand for consistent training.”
Made specifically with dogs’ health concerns in mind, Big Spoon Roasters’ peanut butter prioritizes sustainable production methods and high-quality ingredients to create a product that will be perfect for your pup. Handcrafted in small batches with fresh-roasted peanuts, pure banana, and ground golden flax seeds, it’s a delicious addition to your dog’s diet.
New Yorkers have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the MTA. We love that the subway and buses exist, but we could do without the constant service delays, re-routings, and ever-rising prices. And then there’s that hideous rule that says dogs have to be in carriers to ride. Ridiculous.
Well, at least your dog can take out their frustrations on this plush, chewable MetroCard — whether home on the couch, or stuck in their carrier (however swanky) on the way to the vet. You get that MetroCard, Rufus! That’ll show ‘em.
New York lays claim to lots of iconic carbs, but none more proudly than the bagel. Although bagels originated in Jewish communities in Poland, the New York City version is in a league all its own — something about the water. And with a little cream cheese (or a lot)? Fugget about it!
If you’re dying to (fake) mirror the actual look of Stereotypical Barbie, this gingham bandana by the ever-so-posh Foggy Dog is the way to go! You can even get it monogrammed with your pet’s name in a very Barbie font, and The Foggy Dog offers a matching scrunchie for pet parents, too!