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5 Gifts for Your Dog Sitter

 

Your dog sitter does so much while you are gone, from going on walks, cleaning up after her, giving her medications and giving you peace of mind. So you want to give her a gift, but what is an appropriate gift for a dog sitter? Being a dog sitter myself, I can give you some great ideas!

 

Gift for Dog Sitter: Something From the Area You Traveled To

Whether it be food, drink or a souvenir, it is neat for a dog sitter to get a gift from the area you were traveling to. It can be a harder gift to actually give to your dog sitter since she is already done watching your house, but it is a nice gesture. You can always bring it by the office or leave it out for her to pick up when she has a moment.

Gift for Dog Sitter: Specialized Etsy Items

Custom items from Etsy are cute and show you thought about your sitter in advance. It can be hard to get these going while you are in the midst of planning for your trip, but if you have the time, browse through Gift for Dog Sitter items Etsy suggests. Steer clear of jewelry and clothing, unless you know your sitter well and can pick out items you know the sitter will like. Many dog sitters do not wear a lot of jewelry during their normal workday and they may have to wear uniforms.

Gift for Dog Sitter: Local Gift Cards

Gift cards for local shops in your area are always appreciated. Consider getting one to a local coffee shop, gift shop or entertainment, so your sitter will have to get something for herself. If it is in your neighborhood them you know your sitter travels to the area anyway since she was coming to your home. A gift card to the movies provides a nice night out!

Gift for Dog Sitter: A Present for Their Pets

Most pet sitters have pets of their own, and we all know how much we love to dote on our pets. If you know what kind of pets they have (you can always ask the manager) then consider a gift for their pet. Treats, toys or a custom item with their pet’s name on it is a very thoughtful present.

 

Gift for Dog Sitter: Practical Gifts

There are many items that can make a dog sitter’s day much nicer, especially in changing weather.

  • Hand and foot warmers. They are nice for those cold dog walks!
  • Snacks that transport easily in the car. Think trail mix, jerky, crackers, etc.
  • Coffee, tea or other drinks. Pair this with a cute mug!
  • Nice refillable water bottles or travel coffee mugs for when she is on the go.
  • This little cooler has a car adapter and allows sitters to keep their food cool on long days.
  • High-quality dog treats. Most sitters carry dog treats to all their visits, just in case. Even if your sitter does not have a dog of her own, she can use these to make friends with another client’s dog.

In the end, it is the thought that counts. Dog sitters are not often given gifts, so anything you give is going to be greatly appreciated by your sitter. Thanks for thinking of them!

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Celebrate Grandparents Day – With Your Pets!

 

September 10th is National Grandparents Day. And even if you don’t have human kids you can still celebrate the day with your parents. You can celebrate the day by giving them presents from their grand-pets. As family dynamics change, it’s not that unusual to have families where pets are the children. They are every bit a part of the family as anyone else, so why not include them and your parents in this special day?  Here are some great gift ideas for those special pet grandparents in your life.

 

Dog-Grandparent Mug

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Worlds Greated Dog Grandma/Grandpa

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I Love My Granddogs Throw Pillow 

 


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Paw Print Magnet

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Grandkids Have Paws Plaque

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All pet grandparents are sure to love these cute little tokens of appreciation from their grandkids with paws!  Do you plan on celebrating Grandparents Day with your parents and pets? If so, let us know what you’re planning to do or have done in the past in the comments below.

Top 7 Father’s Day Presents

Father’s Day is almost here and why not include all the members of the family in on this special celebration? Whether the guy in your life has fur-kids, non-fur-kids, or both it’s always fun to give your loved ones an extra token of appreciation. So here are our top 7 Father’s Day presents you can get for Dad from the dog!


Dad will be super comfy showing off his dog-dad life to the world!

 


There is no reason both Fido and Dad wouldn’t love this killer Komando Tennis Ball Launching Gun


Give your Geek-Guy a nod to Star Wars with this Dog-Vader Father’s Day Shirt


 

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Dad is sure to remember how much he’s loved all summer long with this nice pint glasses.

 


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Frame their friendship in this adorable picture frame.


 

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Nothing says Father’s Day like a coffee mug for dad!


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Hours of fun in the yard or in the park with the classic Chuckit! launcher. Learn all about the ChuckIt! toys from our manager Gabby


Dad is sure to love any of these paw-some presents. Have Fido bring him the paper with breakfast in bed and little something extra just for them. After all, the dog is man’s best friend, right?

See some Father’s Day Activities to do with your dog!

What is your favorite gift to give to a loved one from a pet? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!