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A very Pittsburgh pet gift guide

If anyone deserves to be on the nice list, it’s our pets. We rounded up 10 gifts for the furry friends available at local businesses this holiday season.

by Carly Luitgaarden
December 9, 2020

The countdown to Christmas has begun and if anyone deserves to be on the nice list this year, it’s our pets.

This year we have spent more time with our pets than ever during quarantine and they deserve to be spoiled this holiday season for keeping us sane. From fresh-baked treats to custom pet art, here is a gift guide with 10 ideas from local businesses to buy your pet this holiday season.

Custom Dog Bowl Stand from 412 Wood Working

 

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Not only does 412 Woodworking make creative and unique pieces for your home, they are functional, too! Pittsburgh-based 412 Woodworking makes custom dog bowl stands for your pet that will make a statement in your home. Message him on Instagram to place your order!

A Custom Painting of Your Pet by Hello AM

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Give the pet mom or dad in your life a custom watercolor painting of their pet by local Esty artist, HelloAM. Any pet lover would be proud to have a custom painting of their beloved pet in their home.

Dog training classes at the Dog Stop

 

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For anyone you know who adopted a quarantine puppy this year, give them the gift of puppy classes. The Dog Stop offers private and group classes for any skill level and has several locations that serve the Pittsburgh area, including the Strip District, West Liberty, and East End.

 

A Festive Collar from One Haute Dog

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Keep your pup looking Haute this season with a holiday collar from One Haute Dog. The pet boutique has been serving pets in the Pittsburgh community since 2015 and is located in the Ross Park Mall.

This Santa Paws Pupcake from Three Dog Bakery

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Surprise your pup this season with fresh-baked holiday treats from Three Dog Bakery located in Sewickley. While you’re there, speak with the bakers themselves to get recommendations on the perfect treats for your pet.

A Personalized Bandana from Pet Lover Pawtique

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Give your pet a festive look this season with an adorable bandana from local Etsy shop, Pet Lover Pawtique. These bandanas can be purchased in all different fabrics, and can be personalized with your pet’s name, too!

A Personalized Ornament from Jack’s Crafts

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Even your pet needs an ornament on the Christmas tree! Local Etsy shop, Jack’s Crafts, makes custom pet ornaments that are the perfect present for any pet owner. Get your pet a personalized stocking from their shop, too!

Nutritious Treats from Wagsburg

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Fill your dog or cat’s stocking with treats this year from Wagsburgh. Wagsburgh is located on East Ohio Street and prides itself on offering the best healthy and nutritious products for your pet.

Trips to the Misty Pines Dog Park

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Give your pet the gift of running and playing with a gift card to Misty Pines located north of Pittsburgh. A gift card at Misty Pines covers all of their services including taking your dog to their dog park and pond.

A Bath at Soggy Doggy

 

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Even your pet can look fresh at your family’s Christmas dinner. Get your pet the gift of grooming at the Soggy Doggy located north of Pittsburgh. The Soggy Doggy offers both professional and self wash grooming services.

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Carly has lived in the Pittsburgh area all of her life and is the owner of flawlessdarling.com, a fashion and lifestyle blog that gives trend inspiration on a budget. She graduated from with her master’s degree in communications and has a passion for writing. Some of Carly’s favorite things to do include shopping at local boutiques, DIY crafts and projects, and going on adventures with her Newfoundland, Samson.

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