Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re like us… you haven’t finished all your shopping just yet. There are always those difficult-to-buy for friends and family members. What exactly do you get the person that has everything? On top of that, with the world at a near standstill, we just don’t “need” as much as we used to.
Luckily, if you’re shopping for a pet parent, there are oodles of gifts you can buy. Whether they provide a home for dogs, cats, or an exotic pet like a guinea pig that speaks French, there’s always something that could make their life easier. Fortunately, you can also help support a local business in the meantime. Our links are local to Vegas, but you can always find similar businesses in your local area.
Top 7 Gifts for Pet Parents
Poop Scooping Services
Let’s face it… poop happens. And we’ve yet to meet one pet parent who’s excited about picking it up. Imagine gifting your friends or family with a clean backyard! Call Oh Crap and let them send their pick up artists to provide a poop-free existence for your loved one.
Pet Sitting Services
Someday, the world will start again and we’ll be free to roam around the countryside. When that happens, your pet-loving friends and family will need to leave their babies with someone they trust. Consider getting a gift certificate from your favorite pet sitter or Doggy Day Care facility. If they live in the Henderson area, consider Melissa’s Pet Sitting. For the Summerlin area, try Lil Rascal’s Pet Sitting at (609)457-0400. Looking for doggy daycare or a resort experience? Check out Las Vegas Dog Resort.
Nothing beats the joy of watching a pup chow down on healthy, natural dog treats. Mooch’s Munchies is a Las Vegas Dog Treat Bakery with delicious snacks any pet parent would be proud to feed their pups. In addition to our usual yumminess, we’ve got special holiday treats such as Gingerbread Men, Peanut Butter Candy Cane Cookies, and Personal Pounds - a private reserve with the pet’s name on it! Select from pumpkin, gingerbread, or peanut butter flavor. (Not in Las Vegas? We can ship!)
A Grooming Gift Certificate
Some people enjoy washing and grooming their pets… other people would prefer to not chase a soggy, sudsy, snarling pooch around the house. For those people, why not send their pet for a “spaw” experience? Big Foot Pet Grooming is an affordable option in Las Vegas and they do a furnomenal job!
Okay, you probably don’t want to tell your friends and family that their pets have horrible manners, but you could send them to learn fun sniffing games, take fitness classes, or learn boredom busters to get out of the quarantine rut. Impetus Animal Training offers classes, private training, and virtual courses to keep everyone safe and engaged.
A Photo Shoot
It’s time to strike a paws! Pet parents can’t get enough pictures of their 4-legged fur babies. Gift a photo session just for the pets or for the whole family and create a memory that will last a lifetime. Rockstar Dogs will make your pets look like… well… rockstars.
Donate to a Rescue in their Name
Sometimes, your friend or family member really does have everything… and so do their pets. There are plenty of less-fortunate animals out there who are currently looking for a home. Consider making a donation to your friend’s favorite rescue. We love On My Way Home because that’s where we got our Mooch from!
Considering a gift for the wanna-be pet parent in your life? Read our next blog on why you should or shouldn’t give a pet as a gift.
The paw-lidays are a special time to celebrate with our furry loved ones. One of these gifts for the pet parent in your life will help that have a season filled with holiday cheer.