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2023 Pet Gift Guide

Whether you're shopping for a beloved pet or a fabulous pet parent, you've come to the right place! We've compiled this one-stop shop featuring holiday gifts that you can buy locally or online. We hope you find the Hearts at Home 2023 Pet Gift Guide helpful in your quest to wow the pets and pet lovers in your life.


2023 Pet Gift Guide: Gifts from Local Businesses


The best way to show someone you love them is by putting some thought into their gifts. The best way to show your community you love them is by spending your hard-earned money locally...


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When you shop, always shop local first

Our friends at Gangsta Dog sell some of the best pet products you'll find in all of Hampton Roads. Whether you're considering a holiday-specific chew toy for a canine friend or a set of I Bark and Wine pet-motif wine glasses for a human friend, you're sure to find something spectacular to gift your friends and loved ones at Gangsta Dog. A top-tier pet supply company, this Yorktown staple is a great place to upgrade your pets' food, treats, supplements, and accessories. They also make homemade dog treats that your dog will drool over.



Speaking of homemade dog treats, consider doggy cakes, donuts, muffins and other fantastic all-natural homemade dog treats from Poquoson's own Wagging Tails and Treat Trails. Their bakers were recently playing around with the idea of doggy cake pops and we're looking forward to seeing the final product. Make sure you get your orders in before the holiday rush because Wagging Tails and Treat Trails' popularity is booming.

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Aren't these The Dogwood Pup bandanas lovely?!

The Dogwood Pup is another local delight that specializes in handmade bandanas in beautiful prints and fabrics. Founded by a Yorktown native in 2018, The Dogwood Pup makes seasonal and classic bandanas that can slip onto the collar (referred to as over-the-collar bandanas) or can be tied on like a traditional bandana (referred to as the tie-on bandana.) We love the idea of a dog having a collection of The Dogwood Pup for every occasion, don't you?


Finally, PETquoson, a small, family-owned retail boutique, carries cool gift items like Good Boy Dog Beer, Boss Dog's cheddar and bacon frozen yogurt, and Puppy Scoops ice cream as well as creative enrichment cat toys that will have your pets wanting more. We can't think of a better host or hostess gift than one that will start a conversation or keep the pets entertained during the festivities. PETquoson's creative array of pet gifts do both!


2023 Pet Gift Guide: Liked by Both Cats & Dogs


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Friends that lounge together, stay together!

Busy pet lovers like to keep things simple, therefore, if you're shopping for a friend or loved one that has both cats and dogs, consider these cat and dog-friendly gifts. They are great for a one-species household too!


Cats and dogs will fight - like cats and dogs, perhaps - over these FurHaven ThermaNAP Faux Fur Self-Warming Dog & Cat Mats from Chewy. Luckily, these mats are affordable and come in two sizes so you don't have to buy just one. Wow all the pets and pet parents in your life with these practical, thoughtful, and cozy loungers.

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Messy Mutt's Feeding Mats make a great gift

Friends and loved ones in and around Newport New and Virginia Beach will love a gift or gift card from Care-a-Lot Pet Supply. One of our favorite gift ideas is a Messy Mutt Silicone Feeding Mat from Care-a-Lot. These silicone mats are made of food-grade materials, encourage biologically-appropriate feeding and licking, and slow hungry chowhounds down during meals. Because we know most pet parents are still using traditional pet food bowls, you have a great chance of impressing friends with these modern pet platters. While these mats are marketed toward dogs, they can be a great gift for cats too. Wouldn't they look cute wrapped with a stack of quality canned cat or dog food or food toppers and a ribbon?


One of the best gifts you can give to a pet of any species is a delicious single-ingredient treat like Bear's Bites Chicken treats. These are packaged for cats but are made of one ingredient - freeze-dried chicken - and, therefore, safe for both. We love that Bear's Bites are made in the USA using the highest quality ingredients and top-notch quality control. We also love that their owners founded the Bear's Bites Foundation, which helps families with emergency and major veterinary bills.

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At Hearts at Home Pet Sitting, we love gift-giving. We also enjoy receiving holiday gifts from our loyal and generous clients. If you're wondering what your primary pet sitter might enjoy this holiday season, cash, gift cards, and heartfelt notes are always welcome. As professional pet sitters and dog walkers, we love to hear how we're helping make pet parenting easier for you and life more fulfilling for your pet. We greatly appreciate your generosity and kindness.


Our renowned dog walking and pet sitting services are booking up for the remainder of 2023. Please submit pet care requests as soon as possible to ensure availability.


If you are new to Hearts at Home, please complete a new client questionnaire here. For more information, visit our website or contact us by email at Hello@HeartsAtHomePetSitting.com or by phone at 757-745-9868.


Our pet sitters and dog walkers provide in-home pet care services for Yorktown, Poquoson, Newport News and Hampton, Virginia.


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