“This gift smells puppin’ amazing.”
Need some last-minute gift ideas for the furriest members of your family? Don’t get your tail in a twist—we’ve got you covered. From treats to toys, these five Colorado-made products will delight your dog and support local businesses. Your only problem’ll be keeping Rover from snoofing out his presents before Christmas.
Your pup will be ready for a post-Christmas hike (you gotta work off those gingerbread cookie calories somehow!) with Durango-based Zuke’s new PowerBone in his stocking. Made with pork, blueberries, and beet powder, the treat is full of protein to energize Fido on your next trip to the summit.
Kong made a name for itself with its classic rubber toys, and since then, the Golden-headquartered company has expanded its product line to include plushies, treats, interactive toys, and even grooming and recovery collars. For endless playtime (and stress-free shopping), check out the new Kong Box. You select your dog’s size and Kong will pack up and ship you a box with a classic rubber toy, a treat, a toy for play, and a toy for cuddle.
This Englewood-based company has it all—toys, life jackets, slow-feeding bowls, carriers, you name it—but for all the pups living it up in the Mile High City, we particularly love the Denver Urban Pack. Designed with a mesh top to keep your adventure buddy cool, whether traversing the city sidewalks or mountain trails, the lightweight backpack also has storage pockets so your dog can feel like she’s carrying her share of the load.
While you’re enjoying your last bite of pie, treat your furry friend to The Bear & The Rat’s frozen yogurt from Denver. With flavors like bacon and peanut butter, banana and peanut butter, pumpkin and cinnamon, and its new frozen goat milk yogurt, your dog will be too preoccupied with her own dessert to bother begging for yours (well, at least until she gets to the bottom of the cup).
The Quiet Spot pet tag silencer is as much a gift for you as it is for your dog. The waterproof neoprene sleeve from the Denver company covers up to four tags, no matter the shape, to prevent jingle-janglin’ collars from waking you after you’ve settled down for a long winter’s nap. It also keeps the important info on your tags from being tarnished through years of wear and tear.
(Top photo by @thebearandtherat)