START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Pets & Animals Holiday Gift Guide

  • 1 of 2
Pets & Animals Holiday Gift Guide


Any pets, animals, or the people who love them left on your holiday gift list this season? Care2 Healthy Living has you covered! Check out our suggestions for pet and animal holiday gifts.

Custom Pet Portraits
Customized portraits are a great way to show your love for your beloved pooch or kitty. Check out these fabulously vibrant and quirky portraits from artist Zerrin Koch! Contact artist for price quotes.

Sweetie Pie Treats
Dog treats that meet all the standards: healthy, tasty, and sustainable. Made from anti-oxidant filled sweet potatoes and free-range chicken, these treats seem to be a favorite of dogs. Feel good about your purchase — a portion of Bark Stix profits support Greyhound rescue and adoption groups. $8.95

Hemp Dog Bones
These 100 percent Eco-Friendly Stuffed Hemp Bone Toys consist of a hemp canvas shell and are stuffed with recycled poly-cotton, making them an enjoyable chew toy for your pet. Soft, yet firm, these bones are perfect for tugging, throwing, chewing and snuggling. $8.95

Support Wildlife
Want to honor the animal lover in your life? Give the gift of preservation and protection of wildlife like polar bearswolves and whales with a gift to the NRDC.

Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Vol. 1
Have a dog that could use some relaxation? Care2′s very own pet blogger, Lisa Spector, has just the thing for you. The pieces are “clinically tested to calm dogs, and in many cases, reduce anxiety.” $14.98

EcoChoices EcoAnimal also has a variety of toys made out of post-consumer recycled materials, such as the squeaky turtle posted below.

Next page: more great gift ideas!

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Cats, Christmas, Conscious Consumer, Dogs, Green Gifts, Hanukkah, Holidays, Holidays & Gifts, Less Common Pets, Life, Pets,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


+ add your own
1:57PM PST on Dec 27, 2011


9:52AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thanks a lot!

12:36AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:30PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

My cats have never been into catnip - but honeysuckle is a completely different story. We discovered this one day after my dad had trimmed the honeysuckle tree and put the trimmings in a box. He found my cat laying in the box, a big goofy grin on his face, completely stoned! We found that a twig of honeysuckle, in our multi-cat home, worked like a charm to break up any cat fights. Just toss it in among them, and watch them all get completely mellow and totally "happy." :-D

6:56AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

I'd love to get portraits of my guys.

8:53PM PST on Dec 21, 2011

The best gift for any pet is your time and good training. I'm going to buy another package of pipecleaners and make a new spider for Sam the cat. Those spiders can really be flipped around! Kiva and I will play finding games that allow her to use her nose to earn cookies. Good times!

6:30PM PST on Dec 21, 2011

My guess is that most of our furry animal companions already have more than enough "stuff" just as their humans probably about sending a monetary donation to a local dog or cat rescue in the name of your beloved pet?

6:29PM PST on Dec 21, 2011

My guess is that most of our furry animal companions already have more than enough "stuff" just as their humans probably about sending a monetary donation to a local dog or cat rescue in the name of your beloved pet?

3:59PM PST on Dec 21, 2011

Thanks so much.

3:27PM PST on Dec 21, 2011

There has to be more green cat gift than a collar.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Thanks for the reminder.

thank you, interesting

“As is the case with many domestic abuse victims, she attributed it to a bad day.” A sl…

This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me..My name is ANDREW CLARA and I base …

I am gluten intolerant, but the rest all sounds great, though I don't drink milk. Thanks for the po…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!