Christmas is just around the corner, and many doggy folk like to give our furry friends gifts – just like any other family member. My youngest dog, Evie, the German Shepherd, has already got a crinkly/squeaky large sloth toy hidden away from her for the special day!
Here are a few local Christmas present ideas for your doting doggies!
Shop Local This Christmas
There are independent pet businesses in the area that are very much worth visiting, in-person or online. So, if you are looking for treats for your dogs or cats and what to shop local, here are a few suggestions:
Firstly, Mountain Garden Botanics is a family-run business working hard to bring natural skincare to the whole family, including our pets.
They believe that our pets deserve the best and they have lovingly created a range of shampoo bars. Each shampoo has a rich blend of nourishing oils to help feed and keep coats shiny. They are scented with essential oils of lavender and lemongrass – well-known for their relaxing and calming properties. The company also has very ethical standards, including being 100% cruelty-free.
As a bonus, this fantastic business is based on Esclusham Mountain above Minera.
Their website is mountaingardenbotanics.co.uk.
Personalised Dog Collars!
It is a lovely idea to have your dog trotting out in a new collar for a pleasant Christmas after-dinner walk.
Secondly, At DezignA Dog Collar, you can purchase a unique personalised dog collar to make for an exceptional Christmas present.
Dezigna Dog Collar specialise in using Biothane, a modern, practical, easy-to-clean and disinfect material that is kind to your dog’s coat. You specify the collar colour and you can even have rhinestone diamonds if you want. Plaited coloured leather collars are also available.
DezignA Dog Collar is based just across the border in Tarporley.
Check out dezignadogcollar.co.uk.
Some people are just so clever when it comes to handcrafted items and Rachel Elizabeth is undoubtedly one of those people.
At handmadebyrachelelizabeth, she makes a huge range of handmade items, including bags and purses, all from a combination of upcycled and new fabrics and vintage buttons.
Buyers can request particular items and styles, and I think the cat bag shown is particularly gorgeous.
For dog owners, dog-walking bags are wonderful. They are practical and easy to clean, come with two deep compartments and also include a dispenser for the dog walk essential, the poo bag! Choose your breed or pick a generic pattern.
Rachel Elizabeth is based in Oswestry.
Check out facebook.com/handmadebyrachelelizabeth.
Finally, don’t forget you can treat your pets to extra special food items for Christmas. Extra fishy treats for the cats and extra dried fruity or vegetable treats for the rodents.
At Awesome and Rawsome Pets, we also have gift boxes that you can fill with all sorts of healthy items to make the day a special day for your dog.
Check us out at awesomeandrawsomepets.co.uk.
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