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Ahhh, the holiday season! It’s here! It seems to have arrived much quicker than it should have. Now it’s time to prepare for everything: family gatherings, meal preparations, entertaining children when they are out of school, and the gifting we plan to do. There are so many things to do between now and the end of the year that I have to make multiple lists so I don’t forget things! One thing I usually obsess over this time of year is the list of who I need to buy holiday gifts for, after all, I don’t want to forget anyone! Who is often left off of lists because of being forgotten? Sad to say, but family dogs and shelter dogs are often forgotten about! Pet gifts can be so fun and easy to prepare!
As a member of Sam’s Club, I love reading their Healthy Living Made Simple magazine on my iPhone. I was able to download the app for easy access to the current issue as well as previous issues right at my fingertips! (Please note this app is only available for the iPhone and iPad.) There are amazing articles for the entire family in the magazine!
I bring up this magazine because in the current issue I was reminded of some great tips for pet gifts. Since we donate gifts to the dogs at a shelter not far from our home it was an awesome reminder that I needed to get to Sam’s Club and get some safe and fun gifts for the dogs there as well as for our Yorkie! Pets need to stay healthy, too and with Sam’s Club it’s easy to gift them things to help with that! Toys encourage exercise, treats encourage dental health and health in general – we can all help the dogs be #SimplyHealthy with Sam’s Club!
When I arrived at Sam’s Club I was excited to see the selection of things for pet gifts. One thing I love gifting pets is treats. The dogs LOVE them! Toys are also great because they encourage one on one time with your pet and most times the dogs get exercise when running for toys or when playing with their human friends! I especially love gifting shelter dogs toys because it’s a way to spend time with them and make them feel special!
Be Safe with Pet Gifts
The article in Healthy Living Made Simple had some awesome tips for pet gifts. Although this shouldn’t have to be said, never give your dog anything breakable. If you decide to wrap toys, wrap them loosely so your dog can easily get the gift open! I don’t bother wrapping things like treats though, I simply put a bow on them to make them festive! Also, keep your dog on a leash when the kids are opening gifts because the dog may get excited too and want to help! 🙂
Look at these toys I found at Sam’s Club! They’ll make the perfect pet gifts for the dogs at the shelter and allow them to get plenty of exercise!
Our Pet Gifts
I contacted the shelter prior to my trip to Sam’s Club to make sure I could bring wrapped gifts and baskets. They did say they don’t like things being wrapped or opened for safety reasons. That’s understandable but I was a bit disappointed I wouldn’t be able to separate the treats into different gift baskets. We ended up donating toys and some treats to the shelter. My kids were so excited when I told them where we were taking the treats! They love going to visit the dogs!
Our dog and our shelter dog friends are now marked off of our holiday shopping list! What shelter can you donate to locally? Be sure to add it to your list, pick up some pet gifts and don’t forget about those poor dogs that don’t have a permahome this holiday. They need your love, too!
What awesome pets gifts did you find?