Gift guide: Gifts for the pet lover

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Sweet potato dog chew, $11

They're happy with anything, right? But they're even happier with a sweet potato chew toy that becomes a tug rope once they're done chewing it.

Pet People, various locations

Dog peanut butter and banana treats, $10 and $8

"Dogsbutter" is like TOMS for dogs - buy a jar and one is donated to a dog in need. Both snacks are formulated just for pets, with safe-for-them ingredients and without salt.

Moochie & Co., various locations

Santa/reindeer outfit, $37

Depending on the dog, a little outfit can make a great gift (others will growl at you about it). This little outfit is doubly great, with a side that reverses to a reindeer disguise.


195 Thurman Ave., German Village

Catnip toy, $2.50

Each adorably detailed knit toy is stuffed with catnip - and with so many entertaining animal shapes to choose from, you'll get something out of it, too.


195 Thurman Ave., German Village

FroliCat Pounce automatic toy, $30

Does catnip no longer tempt your cat? This certainly will. Select a speed and the plastic mouse races around in a loop and darts in and out of the swiss-cheese-like hideaways until your kitty is in a similar tizzy.

Pet People, various locations

Automatic toy: Brittany Gibson photo

Dog chew: Brittany Gibson photo

Santa outfit: Meghan Ralston photo

Catnip toy: Meghan Ralston photo

Treats: Brittany Gibson photo