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We may be headed into a holiday season unlike any before (still stuck inside trying not to go puppin’ mutts!), but we won’t let that stop us from getting into the spirit of the season. If you’re looking for gifts for the doggos and dog lovers in your life, check out our list of howliday gifts that support Twin Cities rescues. Give and give back? That’s what we call a two-fur-one.
1. S’Well 16 oz Teakwood Traveler
Are you bringing coffee or hot chocolate to stay warm on your winter walkies? Pick up a couple of these cute S’Well Teakwood Travelers and treat yourself while you treat a friend! 100% of the proceeds will benefit Secondhand Hounds, a rescue we ruv.
Get it at Secondhand Hounds for $35.
2. “Saving It All for the Dog” Bib
We double-dog dare you to find a sweeter pair than a baby and her bully. If any of the tiny hoomans in your life happen to get as much food all over themselves as they do on the floor (pup’s not mad), keep them covered with this adorable bib that benefits the work being done by the lovely people over at 4 Pits Sake Rescue.
Get it at 4 Pits Sake Rescue for $8.
3. Tote Bag
You and doggo’ll be voted best gift-givers amongst your frens when you gift this premium tote bag from The Rescue Crew. There’s plenty of room for extra T-R-E-A-T-S and toys for afternoon trips to the dog park, and every dollar spent helps save the lives of companion animals in need. In other words, everypawdy wins.
Get it at The Rescue Crew for $20.99.
4. Pint Glass Set
For your pooch-loving nearest and dearest who also happen to be discerning beer drinkers, a set of these pint glasses makes the perfect gift! They come in sets of 2 and 4, and proceeds help support the efforts of Twin Cities Pet Rescue, which has its sights set on a future where all animals are treated with compassion and respect.
Get it at Twin Cities Pet Rescue for $12-$35.
5. Doggie Tee
No matter the breed of your buddy, she is guaranteed to look fetching (see what we did there) and feel cozy in this doggie tee from UnbreakaBULL Pit Bull Rescue. Go on and get a few! One for your own pupper and a few for her pals so they can all sport their support for this worthy rescue that shows the inherent goodness in all bully-breed dogs.
Get it at UnbreakaBULL Pit Bull Rescue for $20.
6. Face Mask
Proclaim your love for the rescue community without saying a word when you wear this face mask from Ruff Start Rescue. Ruff Start has saved 14,000+ animals since 2010. Help them continue that incredible journey by supporting the heroes who’ve fostered or adopted a pup in need.
Get it at Ruff Start Rescue for $10.
7. Phone Case
If your closest friends and family are as pup-obsessed as we are here at Sidewalk Dog, they’ll take one look at this phone case and say “h*ck yeah.” What fun is it going anywhere if pupper can’t come too? The volunteers at My Pit Bull is Family are clearly with us on this one.
Get it at My Pit Bull is Family for $26-$28.
8. Boxercraft Everest Blanket
Just in time for Minnesota’s infamous winter weather to arrive, this cozy flannel blanket from Coco’s Heart is sure to warm anyone both inside and out. What’s better than being snuggled up inside with a four-legged furbabe while the winter winds blow outside? Being able to do that while also giving back to Coco’s Heart, a 100% foster-based rescue that needs all the support they can get this holiday season and beyond.
Get it at Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue for $64.
9. Dog Life Jacket
It’s never too early to daydream about getting back on the water, and we’re sure the lake lovers on your gift list are doing just that! Give their boating buddies the gift of being able to safely tag along for the ride with this dog life jacket, courtesy of No Dog Left Behind.
Get it at No Dog Left Behind for $25-$30.
10. Financial Donation
If a financial donation in honor of the dog lovers in your life is more your speed, check out People & Pets Together. This Minneapolis nonprofit donates pet food to food shelves in the Twin Cities area, operates a veterinary assistance grant program, and offers a number of other services that help families facing economic hardship keep their puppers where they belong: at home.
Donate in any amount at People & Pets Together.
What else is on your gift list for your human and furry frens? Bark at us in the comments below or in our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities Facebook Group.
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Featured photo: Adrianna Calvo
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