When the holidays come around, people often wonder what kinds of gifts they can get for their pets. Sure, there are lots of toys and treats to choose from, but maybe you have something a little more special in mind.
One of the things we love about living in the Decatur and Atlanta area is the strong sense of community, and how eager our neighbors are to support their local businesses and communities. So why not get your pets involved in the community, too?!
Here are a few ideas to help you get some locally sourced gifts for your pets.
Local Pet Gifts: Atlanta & Decatur
To start with a few extra Dog Walks from Whoa Doggy! can be a really great way to show your dog how much you care. Or maybe an extra Cat Sitting visit or two for your cat while you're traveling over the holidays. Sure, we might be a little biased, but sometimes it's boring waiting for you to come home from work, and we know your dog will love it :)
Taj MaHound – What pup wouldn’t like some all natural treats? Made right here in Decatur, their store is right in the heart of Oakhurst. Our dogs, Luke and Cody go nuts for their PeaMutt Butter treats, and with all natural, food grade ingredients, you can feel great about giving them to your pup! When holidays and special occasions come around their treats come in all kinds of fun decorations, even customizable with your pet's name!
Inman Park Pet Works – This pet shop is full of fun gift ideas for your pup, and they're right in the middle of charming Inman Park. When we walk dogs past their adorable storefront, we always get some suggestive tugs on the leash asking to go inside. They have healthy treats and a variety of fun toys, as self-wash dog washing station, but maybe that's not going to be Fido's favorite gift :) Check them out!
Corrina's Corner - Locally sourced, all natural raw food and treats for your dog or cat. Okay, so maybe raw food isn't what you had in mind for your favorite pet. But there are lots of health benefits. Just take a look at their Why Raw? Page for some more information, and check out their Holiday Gift Sampler.
Go to a Dog Park! - Atlanta and Decatur are cities known for their green spaces, and there are lots of wonderful public dog parks to choose from. Chances are there's one right by your house. Our dogs' favorite is Adair Park in Decatur because of its large trees for shade, and wonderful community! Lets face it, for a dog, one of the best gifts you can give is the gift of activity. So get out there and watch your dog have the time of his life!
What did we miss? Leave a comment below and share your favorite local dog spots and gift ideas!