Thoughtful & Fashionable Dog Tee
How about a cool (and very affordable) gift for the cute fashionista, who doesn’t mind making a conscious statement? Spread the word, while adding something unique to your wardrobe! Get your ADOPT tee at Forever21.com for under $16!
When it comes to animal awareness, I prefer something a bit more thought provoking. Let’s face it, sugar coating the truth, is just not going to get us anywhere! How about a bolder I’M A LOVER, NOT A FIGHTER tee for under $15? If you ask me, this is a pretty sweet deal! Without the coat of sugar…
Planet Dog – Green Collar
I was recently introduced to these very cool and eco-friendly dog collars & matching leashes. Not only are these products made out of one of nature’s strongest materials (hemp), but they are great in wet weather conditions as well. Naturally dyed, adjustable, lined with fleece for extra comfort and machine washable, these durable collars are both trendy and environmentally conscious! Consider going green, next time you fill your dog’s Christmas stocking or getting someone a considerate pet gift. Great for your pooch, and great for the planet! Can’t go wrong there…
There’s an app for that?
For the iPhone and iTouch users, iTunes offers several different apps for dog park searching, making navigation a breeze. This is very handy, when traveling through an unfamiliar area, or when you just feel like exploring new grounds. You may want to try the Dog Park Finder, which offers 2,200 parks nationwide. For just $1.99 you can download the upgraded version (Dog Park Finder PLUS), which allows access to twice as many parks and beaches. Better yet, 15% goes to Adopt-A-Pet.com!
While mingling with the many dogs and their owners during the Howl-o-ween event at the Lyon Oaks Park, I stumbled upon a very cool pet boutique! Not only are they completely organic and eco-friendly, but they also offer an unusual chewing item – elk antlers! Elk annually shed their antlers, which means that this is an environmentally conscious and recycled product (bonus)! The elk are free of steroids, antibiotics and growth hormones, making this an incredibly safe chewing alternative for your dog. Antlers are strong and long-lasting (much stronger than raw bone), and provide hours of stimulation, along with essential teeth cleaning (double bonus)! In addition to the genuinely awesome properties, the antlers are a great source of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron and zinc! Long story short, it’s a win-win… For more stocking stuffing ideas, please visit www.sweetponline.com.
Another fantastic gift, is of course the kind that is creative and personal. Let me introduce you to quick sketch artist Darrell Swift! With an amazing skill, Darrel captures both pet and human, creating a truly unique caricature. For only ten dollars, you can own your very own 8.5 x 11 portrait, which can be enjoyed for many years to come. If you’re looking for a unique present, simply email a photo to Darrell. Combining several pictures is also an option (for larger sketch estimates, please contact the email address provided below). This talented artist, can also be hired for corporate and private events, and has successfully created special gifts for prominent people, including Governor Jennifer Granholm! Shoot Darrell an email at LiveArt2001@hotmail.com and surprise your loved ones with a truly custom gift!