What do you buy for a dog who already has everything? When the holidays roll around, it can be difficult to find something new for the furry friend in your life. Especially if that friend is getting up there in years and doesn’t have as much interest in toys anymore. I am excited to present some gift ideas even my senior dog will drool over.
This ball has 12 wind-powered whistles that chirp when it sails through the air, allowing your dog hours of chasing fun. It is made of non-toxic materials and benefits the United Dogs of America Foundation. Buy Bird Bell Ball here.
This stuffed pillow comes in three sizes and is made of 100% recyclable materials. Your dog will enjoy playing with this toy made by disabled adults in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and you will be helping enrich their lives by giving them your business. Buy Eco Owl Buddy here.
The classic dog Kong toy is a timeless one that can be enjoyed in many ways. It is rubber so it does not become sharp as your dog chews on it. When you hide treats in the Kong, it becomes mentally and physically challenging to your pooch so he will not get bored when you are busy or get himself into trouble when you are away. Buy Kong here.
This one got rave reviews. One pet owner said her senior dog looks forward to playing with the puzzle every morning. She says, “If I forget to do it . . . . she stands in the kitchen by the treats I put in there and just stares at me! Best dog toy I ever bought.” Sounds like a winner to me! Buy SPOT Seek-a-Treat Shuffle Bone Dog IQ Puzzle here.
“Stuffingless” toys may be just what you need for the rambunctious pup in your life. There is no stuffing for him to remove, and this is a good thing when you get busy over the holidays and may have to leave your dog home alone more often. Buy Spot Skinneeez Stuffing Free Plush Skunk Dog Toy here.
I can speak from experience on this one. Our dog loved this frisbee as a puppy and can still chase it as a veteran. The bright colors of this frisbee make it simple to follow and the soft design is easy on a senior dog’s teeth. Buy Booda Tail-Spin Flyer Frisbee here.
Keeping Holidays Fun and Safe
Whatever you decide to gift your dog this holiday season, remember that it is your love and attention that he desires most. Many of the toys mentioned above require a human friend to interact with, and that may be just the motivation you need to get out and play with your pup this busy time of year! Learn some holiday pet safety tips to ensure your pet stays safe this holiday, and consider enrolling him in pet insurance to help protect against holiday mishaps!