What do you buy the Dog who has everything? The Dog who has a basket full of toys but only ever plays with three of them, the Dog who doesn’t care what day of the year it is as long as you are there to give him a cuddle, take him for a walk and tell him he’s a good boy? All he needs and wants is love and attention which he gets in abundance, so when we sat him down a couple of years ago and explained “no more presents” for any of us, we will be donating to charity, he just shrugged and wagged his tail in agreement. As a family this year we will be donating to our two charities StreetVet and The Wild at Heart Foundation. For those of you who still like to wake up to a surprise under the tree here are some gift ideas that give a little back.
The Wild at Heart Foundation, have a range of beautiful gifts in their online shop for all the family, all proceeds fund their charity work, compassionately reducing the number of stray dogs in the world (600 million), through rescue, rehoming, sterilisation and international education. Our favourites are the I Believe in Dog sweatshirts, Maggie the Wunderdog T shirts and their beautiful porcelain mugs. https://wildatheartfoundation.org/shop/
StreetVet UK, you can help support StreetVet with their amazing work providing free veterinary care and support to the homeless and their dogs all over the UK by donating directly or making a purchase from their Amazon Wish List. https://www.streetvet.co.uk/
Radley x Dogs Trust Christmas 2019 Campaign, Radleys new Dogs Trust collection features eight of the charity’s latest rescue dogs. Their limited-edition backpacks, bum bags and accessories have been thoughtfully designed for dog lovers with 10% from each style donated to Dogs Trust. Woof. https://www.radley.co.uk/blog/features/radley-x-dogs-trust-christmas-19-campaign/
Dogrobes UK, if your pooch loves nothing more than dancing in the rain or rolling around in the mud then Dogrobes have the perfect gift. A range of practical dog drying coats to dry your dog quickly and protect surroundings from wet shake offs, its perfect for the dog who loves outdoor adventures. For every online purchase Dogrobes donate to their chosen dog rescue charity which changes annually. Since 2013 they have donated almost £10,000 to various charities, this year they are supporting English Springer Spaniel Welfare. https://www.dogrobes.co.uk/
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Shop, every purchase made in the Battersea Shop helps to support dogs and cats in need this Christmas, they have a selection of gifts for pets and humans so whether you are after a new bed or need to stock up on pet toys there’s something for everyone. At PAAW House we love their home is where the dog is keyring, cat wood desk calendar and chocolate chip cookies. YUM. https://www.battersea.org.uk/
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas season.
Gabby & Vinnie