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.
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
With its short bolster sides and hypoallergenic memory-spring fill, this velvety bed is a great option for small and/or senior dogs who prefer flopping to leaping. It comes in six different sizes, so your pup can curl up perfectly into this donut hole regardless of their breed. But let’s be honest — the jewel-toned colorways sealed the deal. —CT and JT
The 12-part Winter Box from Lambwolf Collective features four gifts for you and eight for your pet, so everyone can get in on the fun. For your pup, there are four plush toys both with and without squeakers. Since dogs can’t eat chocolate, the holiday treats include freeze-dried strawberry and butternut squash smoothies, plus organic kelp and pumpkin supplement powders.
And as for you, there’s a “good doggo” memo pad, a gadget strap for dog-walking, and two mystery gifts. And best of all, it’s on sale right now for 40 percent off.
Cat parents, fear not! There’s something for you and your number one snuggler here, too. The Too Good Gourmet 12 Days of Christmas Cat Advent Calendar contains 12 individually wrapped gourmet cheese-flavored cat treats and retails for a mere $14.99. It’s the perfect way to let your kitty in on the holiday fun, and you can get an additional 10 percent off if you order it online, then pick it up at a World Market store near you.
Gifting has never been more philanthropic than it is with this dog advent calendar from nutrition company and proponent of all things personalized, Dog Child: 100 percent of the proceeds from each calendar’s purchase are donated to Love Puppies, a company with a mission to stop the inhumane treatment of dogs at puppy mills. Created in partnership with Healthybud, Dumpling Street, and Treatzee, this satisfying array of treats will help your pup ring in the holiday season in style.
Just like the advent calendars of our analog childhoods, this playfully illustrated diptych houses tasty treats hidden behind little numbered cardboard doors. The cookies inside are freshly baked in Canada using human-grade ingredients and charmingly decorated with dog-friendly frosting. It’s tail-waggingly nostalgic and shipping is free.
This classic Fair Isle sweater is brought into 2023 with its baby blue pastel backdrop and bold colored fabric. Made from 100 percent merino yarn, the floral sweater has just enough stretch to mold to your cat’s shape without getting baggy, so they can wear it for many holiday seasons to come.
Let’s face it, spending time with your cat is like a chess match — you never really know how it’s going to go. They could end up curled up on your chest or bear “hugging” your leg to initiate “play” time, which is actually just them biting your ankles until you distract them with a wand toy. Might as well get them a checkered sweater to match the vibe.
How fitting is it that your little weirdo cat friend would be perched atop your desk, cast in ceramic glaze, creepily staring at you, as they do every day? We appreciate a gift that’s true to form, and if we’re being honest, the real portrait here is more personality than surface level.
The Bark Shoppe’s line of all-natural pet products is a smart addition to any pup’s grooming routine. The woman-owned brand includes shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, and dental rinses — all of which are vegan and cruelty-free. With allergy season around the corner, you may want to stock up on their medicated antifungal/antimicrobial shampoo, hypoallergenic shampoo, and soothing hot spot spray. And if your dog is a New Yorker, The Bark Shoppe also offers grooming, bathing, boarding, and daycare services at their Harlem HQ.
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.”
Bored with the pet ID tags on the market, LA-based Rachel Jones founded Trill Paws, a line of dog accessories that are anything but basic. A tag that reads, “Have your people call my people” and others in the shape of Drake and a bag of money are among some of the gems you’ll find on the Trill Paws site. The brand also donates 25 tags a month to rescue organizations, including the Labelle Foundation in LA and Rescue City in NYC.
Ava’s Pet Palace was founded by 14-year-old Ava Dorsey when she was just six years old (try not to get insecure) with the aim to create a healthier world for pets. Today, Ava’s Pet Place provides pet parents with USDA-certified organic and single-ingredient treats in flavors including Cheeze Pleaze, Gone Banana, and Peanutty Paws. Dorsey features rescues and Rescuers of the Month (one of whom is Nina Love, founder of The Black Thornberry) and posts about adoptable pets on her Instagram.
Barbara Clarke-Ruiz worked for big players, including Adidas, Disney, and New Balance before turning her attention to her dog, YumYum, who was reacting poorly to over-processed dog treats. She launched Lick You Silly, a small line of limited-ingredient dog treats and seasonings / meal toppers, free of artificial flavors, antibiotics, and by-products. Both savory (freeze-dried beef and chicken) and sweet (peanut butter and honey) flavors are available. And a portion of the proceeds go to animal rescues around the country.
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.
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.
The Honest Kitchen’s high-moisture food is best suited for adult cats and kittens who are always eyeing the fish bowl. Made with cod and salmon, as well as other coveted ingredients, including fish broth, pumpkin, carrots, blueberries, and cranberries, the protein-packed recipe helps keep cats fuller for longer, so you can replace their midnight meowing routine with healthier habits.
Created with neem, lavender, peppermint, tea tree, and lemongrass oils, Wondercide’s ear care for cats and dogs helps treat common ailments, such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discomfort. It’s vegan, cruelty free, and non-GMO and packaged in recyclable bottles, so it’s a purchase for your pup and the planet.
This apple butter-adjacent peanut butter is a perfect treat for the pup who begs for your apple slices. It’s all-natural, made without any stabilizers, and includes tons of delicious ingredients, including cinnamon, wildflower honey, and dry roasted peanuts. Add it to your dog’s favorite enrichment toy, bake homemade snacks, or make frozen treats in a silicone mold that your dog can enjoy for weeks to come.
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!
It’s hard to believe it has been almost eight years since the video of a rat dragging a full slice of pizza down the subway steps went viral. It was the perfect marriage of two iconic NYC symbols, which makes this hand-made toy about as New York as it gets. That said, it is a bit on the pricey side, so probably better for gentler pups.
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!
Circling back to actual Barbie brand merch — this toy from the Canada Pooch collab will definitely be your dog’s favorite way of celebrating the movie. Out of the two toys in this line, we recommend this one for strong chewers as the added rope feature makes for a more durable toy. Remember to always supervise your pup when they’re playing with rope toys; the string is a very real choking hazard, which would ruin any Barbie’s day.
Getting into actual Barbie merch, your dog can rep their love/your love for the brand with this bucket hat by Canada Pooch. Canada Pooch collaborated with the doll herself on this one, with a matching collection of a dozen plus accessories. We had to pick our favorite, so we went with this bucket hat because of its Malibu Beach vibes and the fact that it’s available in three different sizes.