By Maryclaire Manard
For the person who pampers their pet like a human child (hey, no judgement), and who’s always leaving a party early to go check on their dog. This gift guide is for them.
Gift 1: Seaflex Feeding Accessories from West Paw
Brand: West Paw
Impact: A B-Corp headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, West Paw cares deeply about the community it operates in – both people & pets. All West Paw employees are paid to spend time volunteering where they live, often upkeeping the West Paw-funded off-leash Story Mill Community Dog Park. See West Paw’s People and Planet Ratings on Cluey.
What’s great about this gift: Made from recycled ocean-bound plastic, this non-toxic, dishwasher safe feeding mat and bowl contain your furry friend’s messy eating. Thoughtfully designed with raised edges, this sleek-looking mat keeps messes and bowls in place.
Other gifts from West Paw:
Rumbl Treat Toy
Air-Dried Bison Dog Treats
Gift 2: Go Pet Bento Box from Healthy Human
Brand: Healthy Human
Impact: For every Go Pet Bento Box purchased, Healthy Human will fund the planting of 5 trees, of which the tree planting operations provides crucial income to local communities. Additionally, through their Give Back 1% for Humans program, Healthy Human donates one percent of its total U.S. sales revenue to environmental and social impact causes that make a strong difference. See Healthy Human’s People and Planet Ratings on Cluey.
What’s great about this gift: If you like to travel with your pet or go on outdoor adventures, this leak proof, multi-level bento box is perfect for keeping food, water, and snacks. Not to mention, it looks great for everyday use at home too. It’s dishwasher safe, comes in multiple colors, and includes a spare handle and two spare interlocking clips.
Gift 3: Marina Boxy Bed from P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You
This brand makes beds, toys, and scratchers for cats too! 🐈
Brand: P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You
Impact: One of the (many) ways P.L.A.Y. gives to animals in need is through their Warm Bellies Initiative. In partnership with the Petfinder Foundation, one bed purchased on their website = one donated to a shelter in need. They’re also contribute in-kind product donations to 501 ( C ) (3) rescues and organizations around the country and participate in team volunteer days at local shelters each year. Their plush toys and most of their beds are filled with eco-friendly, certified-safe PlanetFill® filler made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, saving over 10 million plastic bottles from entering landfills to date. Additionally, their Build-a-Bed option allows customers to build their own bed with cozy materials that were otherwise destined for landfills. See P.L.A.Y.‘s People and Planet Ratings on Cluey.
What’s great about this gift: Each bed is crafted for maximum comfort and ergonomic support, feature stylish and easy to care for covers, and are made from sustainable materials to protect Mother Earth.
Other gifts from P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You:
Holiday Dog Toy Collection
Gift 4: Sweet Potato Jerky Chews from Petaluma
Impact: Petaluma is on a mission to create a more sustainable and humane agricultural system by using ingredients that offer optimal nutrition, reduced ecological harm, and humane treatment of farmworkers and animals. They accomplish this by creating plant-based protein dog food with sustainability a core tenet of their operations. See Petaluma’s People and Planet Ratings on Cluey.
What’s great about this gift: This Sweet Potato Jerky is made exclusively from organic, air-dried sweet potatoes grown in North Carolina. Dogs love the savory taste and yummy dietary fiber, and humans appreciate the mildly sweet aroma and mess-free snacking compared with its stinky (and often slimy) chicken jerky and pig ear counterparts.
Price: $17.99 (or 3-pack at $42.99)
Gift 5: Compostable Poop Bags from Earth Rated
Brand: Earth Rated
Impact: A B-Corp certified pet brand, Earth Rated makes a big emphasis on giving back. They support multiple campaigns, community initiatives, partnerships, and sponsorships through their give back efforts, and to-date they have helped over 11k organizations, they have supported over 9k events, they have donated over 14k blankets, and they have donated over 13 million poop bags. See Earth Rated’s People and Planet Ratings on Cluey.
What’s great about this gift: Earth Rated certified compostable bags can be composted at home or disposed of at any municipal composting facility where pet waste is accepted. Municipal composting facilities that accept pet waste do not exist in many communities so be sure to check locally for such facilities in your area. When composting at home, be sure not to use the resulting soil on your food crops as it contains poop. These bags are scent-free and leak-proof, made from a blend of PBAT and vegetable starches, and meet ASTM D6400 and EN13432 Standards for compostability.
Price: $9.99 (compatible dispenser sold separately)