Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

The weekend is here and holiday shopping continues!  Anyone that follows this blog knows that one of the main loves of my life comes wrapped in fur with a wet nose and four paws.  In every sense of the words, I am a “crazy dog mom” and I love it.  If I start listing everything Manny has brought to my life, we would be here all weekend – so I won’t go into those details.  However, if you are a fellow crazy dog mom or have someone on your list that is a dog lover, this gift guide is for you! 

1.  ‘Ask Me About My Dog’ sweatshirt – seriously this question is the best conversation starter and fastest way to my heart.  2.  'I Love My Dog A Latte' Mug - great way to start the morning!  3.  Doggie Print Pjs – Pjs always make a great gift and this fun print is sure to make any dog lover happy.  4. Doggie cell phone case - I love the classic black and white!  5. ‘Dogist’ book – you’ve heard me say it a million times – I love giving books as gifts – especially ones that are filled with images of beautiful puppies and dogs!  6.  'You And Me and the Dog' Print - this print is one of many that you can snag at House15143 - a very cool home goods store in Sewickley!  7. Real Dogs Wine – ok…it doesn’t get much better than this!  Who doesn't love wine as a gift?  And you can you customize each bottle with your own dog photo and caption!  8.  Doggie tea towels - choose from three great prints to decorate the kitchen.  9.  Help the dog lover in your life to celebrate the holidays with a keepsake ornament.  10.  Sweaters with animal prints always seem to come back in style - especially this time of year.  The Limited has several great options and all are on sale!

Other great ideas:

1. Paint Monkey (with locations in Lawrenceville and Cranberry) has a class where you can mail in a picture of your pet, they sketch it out for you, and then you go in and paint (while sipping wine with your friends!).

2.  Consider a donation in someone's name to one of the many amazing animal welfare organizations in and around the city.  To name just a few: Animal Rescue League, Western PA Humane Society, Animal Friends, and Hello Bully.  A great way to donate to the Animal Rescue League and give someone an awesome gift?  Purchase one of the 2016 Penguins and Paws Calendars - featuring your favorite Pittsburgh Penguins players with adoptable pets,  All proceeds go directly to the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center!  


1. Kinship Goods - 'Ask Me About My Dog' Sweatshirt' - $50 2. - 'I Love My Dog A Latte' Mug - $15.99  3. Nordstrom - PJ Salvage Print Flannel Pajamas - $62  4.  Dazzle - Golden Retriever iPhone 6 Phone Case - $42.40  5.  Anthropologie - 'The Dogist' - $24.95  6.  House 15143 - 'You & Me & The Dog' Framed Print - $49  7.  A Dog's Life - wine - $23.97  8.  BarkShop - Gingiber Poodle Tea Towel - $18  9.  Crate & Barrel - Silver Dog Paw Print Ornament - Sale $5.56  10.  The Limited - Intarsia Puppy Sweater - $59.95 - on sale $29.97