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I Love My Pets – Holiday Gift Guide for Pets


Hello Friends!

Well by now, you have read about my little teddy bears, Gibson and Truffles. who are Shih Tzus aged 7 and 9 and the other loves of my life. I have always loved dogs, we had them growing up. There was Buttercup, a mixed bread, blond/tan mid sized pup, and Shadow, a tiny black little mixed breed who I fell in love with instantly when I was 7.  I thought since there are so many of you with pets, it would be fun to put together a Gift Guide for your pets this time of year.

I Love My Pets

I get excited giving gifts this time of year. I always have. I look for items to get my little pups, and it is relatively easy, as Truffles loves plush toys, GIbson is stuck on his squeaky Zannie balls. We have dog stockings ( that look like dog faces) and I put the toys in there with treats and raw hides. They love it, and will stick their head in the stocking for good fun on Christmas Day! Trust me, it is a form of entertainment!

These are just a few pictures of my angels. Gibby is a momma’s boy, and Truffles has so much energy, even at the age of 9. She runs around with her toys and flies from one room to the next first thing in the morning.

I wrote before about How Having a Dog Has Changed My Life, and they truly have. I smile more. They bring me such joy and happiness. They have been a Godsend, as when I was the worst with my disease, they helped my anxiety, to calm me down, and to just be there for me.

My Pups and the Gift Guide

So, if you are looking for something for that special fur ball in your life, I have included some gifts below. They are affilate links, and the blog may earn a small commision at no cost to you.

My Truffles LOVES her plush squirrels and tree, they are squirrels that squeek and she has to put them back in the tree. I then bought her, each year for Christmas: bees in a hive, birds in a house, and mice in some cheese. She will run after them all afternoon if you let her.

My brother a few years ago, bought his French Bulldog, Jack a “Furbo”, which is an electronic device with a camera allowing you to see your dog and give it treats! It spits out treats!

My boy Gibson, loves these squeaky balls called, Zannie Balls, and he will fetch them, play with them, hide them in towels, and also catch them in his mouth, These are his favorite toys!

I’ve included a variety of things from rhinestone collars, to jackets, beds, treats and toys.

I want this tee shirt, as I am happy as a dog mom and i enjoy a glass of wine 🙂

And, if you missed my Warm and Cozy Gift Guide ( for people) check it out!


This is my hubby with Truffles, Gisbon with me, and Pedro , my bro and sis in law’s pup.

Hope you enjoyed the Gift Guide I put together,

Have a great weekend and give your pet/s a hug! 🙂

Jess xx

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  • Reply
    This Main Line Life
    December 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Those are great ideas. I like to get pet gifts for the holidays too. We even have a stocking for them to share. The tee shirts are great!! Love: Dog Hair Don’t Care and I Just Want To Drink Wine And Pet My Dog.
    x, Julie | thismainlinelife.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you Julie! Thats great that you enjoy giving them treats and stocking. I know, I need one of those tees for sure! xx

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    Helene Goldnadel
    December 9, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Such a cool ideas.. You have cute pups

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      December 9, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Thanks very much! Thank you for stopping by!

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    December 7, 2018 at 11:25 am

    LOVE this post Jess!! I’m off to check out that fabulous soft looking Frenchie bed! xx Maria

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Oh, so glad you like it! Some of these items my little ones have and of course I spoil them a bit over the Holiday. We will have 4 dogs there at Christmas too!

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    December 7, 2018 at 9:53 am

    There are so many fabulous things for our pets nowadays. I keep wanting to get my cats cute sweaters, but Rob won’t let me!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Aww, come on! You should knit a cute sweater for your cat, then Rob can’t deny the effort you put into it! I love putting my dogs in their Santa Suits and coats. xx

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    December 7, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Oh my goodness, the pups are so precious in their santa suits! I just love all the cute clothes for our pets. Sophie has some sweet little outfits I love putting on her. My mom always buys her a dress for Christmas, lol, it’s funny because she is long and skinny and all of her clothes are too short but cute anyway! Love seeing you with your fur babies!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 7, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Kellyann! They are so good at looking at the camera, when we say, “carrot”- I would love to see Sophie in a little outfit, oh that is so sweet! I bought a knit dress for Truffles for Christmas too and Sophie sounds the same way! Tuffles is thin and long as well! xx

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