The holidays are here and Fidose of Reality has uncovered five items for dogs and dog lovers that are off the beaten path and things you might miss on your local pet supply store shelves. Looking for some really unique and treasured gifts to give the dogs and dog lovers in your life? Check these out:
Toys: Unique Dog Toy (and great for rough chewers): You know those rubber liners that dairy farmers use on the inside of cow milking machines? Well if you never heard of them, check out this ingenious idea. From HelpingUdders.com comes the Udder Tug, a rugged and durable dog toys designed for dogs from recycled rubber liners used on dairy farms in the USA for milking real cows. So intrigued by this product, Fidose of Reality plans a video review to see if they really are as cool as we believe they are! The parts have a “moo-tastic” cow smell that only dogs can sense and get excited about. The OTIS tug comes with a grip handle for fun and exercise. Available in three sizes and buy one and a rescue gets 25%!!
Large Dogs – Border Colies & Larger
Small to Medium Dogs – Terriers
Xtra Small – Toy Dogs
Water Bowls: This is one product we see a lot of here at the Fidose of Reality offices. Imagine our glee when one of them stopped us in our tracks. We thought we had seen every style and type of water bowl until the Thirsty Milo crossed our office doorstep. The Thirsty Milo is a 1.5 liter fun and unique Travel/Portable Dog Water Bowl. I like to carry my dog’s water with me on walks and at the park, but it is often inconvenient to carry a bottle, try and keep it cold, plus a bowl, and try to balance it with walking my pooch. I also like fashionable pet products, it’s just part of my DNA, and perhaps yours, too.The Thirsty Milo is made of UV resistant dye so it will not discolor, is impact resistant with the body made of HDPE (High-density polyethylene ), dishwasher safe, and recyclable plastic. You put 1.5 Liters of water in it and the carrier also acts as a bowl. We totally heart this product! We found out they ship to the U.S. and it won’t take too long either. Double wags. We plan a video review on this one, too. Nice colors for both the male and female variety!
Dog Food: Seriously, this one is awesome. A company that allows you to feed your dog a 4-star rated dog food from DogFoodAdvisor.com and then feed the same to a shelter dog in YOUR area. Too cool, but oh so true. Sara Henderson and Susan Holler are the founders of BOGO Bowl. You order a bag, they ship it to you and a bag to a shelter/rescue in your area for FREE with no shipping charge. Not too good to be true, but the real deal. Bonus: This is a copy that gives back. Warm fuzzies evoked.
Dog-Inspired Apparel: Ever see an adorable tote or shirt with a dog on it and have to stop that person wearing in his or her tracks? Dexter and I were at an event and I saw a gal wearing the cutest ever embroidered dog shirt. I had to find out who made them. Fun stuff, many unique designs and I had to admire the lady walking her Cocker design the most. Embellish! by Jennie Barr
Bonus 6th item: Dog biscuit business cards: From RGM Connect, check out these nifty dog treat business cards. The client is a dog trainer, so the thought is the business card/treat can be used during training and eaten, but the contact info can be ascertained prior to feeding the snack. Clever, but quick marketing.
What’s on your dog’s shopping list for the holidays?