Holiday Gift Guide: Pet Presents

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Posh Pets in the Short North offers locally designed, custom-made holiday dresses for dogs of all sizes, starting at $40. The Molly Mutt bed duvet ($23-$40) allows you to stuff your pet's bed with your old clothes - the stuff sack holds it all in place - so your dog always has you near.

Also on the nice list are: Bite Meez hand puppets ($12), Smart Cat Peek-a-Prize toy box ($30), Plush Puppies Santa Hide-a-Toy ($11-$16), luggage tags ($6), and a Hanukkah plush dreidel ($9). Don't forget a tiara - only $15.

If you're looking for NFL, NBA or OSU team ware for your pooch (jerseys, collars and leashes), you'll find it at Moochie & Co. at Polaris, Tuttle and Easton malls. Keep your dog warm with OSU fleece PJs ($25-$30) and Apex nylon or fleece jackets ($30-$50).

You'll also find T-shirts printed with sassy phrases like "Bitches heart me" ($22) and "Favorite Grandchild" ($20). Tuffie toys, like the T-Rexx, are made with double stitching and durable materials ($16-$35), and the GoughNuts rubber donuts ($20-$28) are nearly indestructible and guaranteed for life.

If your dog likes to open gifts, Mutts & Co. offers edible holiday wrap ($6). If not, try Huggle Hounds ($23) durable tug toys, or the Dog Casino ($63), which will keep him pulling levers to release treats hidden in chips.

Hoodie fleece PJs ($16), Up Country holiday collars ($21), Aroma Paws shampoo and conditioner ($16) and deodorizing coat spray ($16) will complete his holiday look. Add a canine cake mix ($10), bone-shaped cake pan ($19) or muffin tins ($25) to round out the wish list.

Recycled Retriever doesn't have a brick-and-mortar store, but you can check out their eco-friendly wares at the Winter Pearl Market Downtown on Tuesdays. Some of the most coveted items include: Polkdog Packabowls ($17), travel-ready rubber food bowls; Robbie Dawg treats ($5), four flavors of organic dog treats in a resealable tin; Bumi Floatable Chew Toys ($10), the toy your dog can pull, flex, throw or stretch; Bungee Hemp Canvas Bone ($20), earth-friendly elasticized tug toys; and Penta Pulls ($18), tug toys with a squeaker in each leg.

Posh Pets

743 N. High St., Short North

614-299-7387

Web: poshpetsboutique.com

Moochie & Co.

Multiple locations

Web: moochieandcompany.com

Mutts & Co.

7549 Sawmill Rd., Dublin

614-792-6888

muttsandco.com

The Recycled Retriever

at Winter Pearl Market

20 E. Broad St., Downtown

Web: therecycledretriever.com