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A 2023 Guide: The Best Dog Toys and Treats for Holiday Gifting!

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Let’s face the facts; gifts are hard to pick out for people, but when it comes to our dogs, choosing the perfect gift can be both fun and rewarding! Dogs have a way of melting our hearts with their unconditional love and boundless energy, making the holiday season the perfect time to show them some extra appreciation.

When it comes to finding the ideal present, navigating through the abundance of options might feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the best dog toys and treats that are sure to bring joy and wagging tails this holiday season!

LeMay Burritto
LeMay Burritto


  1. Interactive Puzzle Toys: Engage your dog’s mind and provide mental stimulation. Toys like treat-dispensing balls or puzzles encourage problem-solving while rewarding them with treats.
  2. Plush Toys: Festive-themed plush toys like reindeers or snowmen are cuddly and fun. Look for durable options suitable for your dog’s size and chewing habits.
  3. Chew Toys: Consider sturdy chew toys, such as rubber bones or textured chew toys, that help clean teeth and alleviate boredom. Ensure they’re made of safe materials and are the right size for your dog.
  4. Squeaky Toys: Dogs often love toys that make noise. Choose durable squeaky toys that can withstand rough play.
Schatzie Charlee Bear
Schatzie Charlee Bear


  1. Special Holiday Treats: Look for seasonal treats crafted with dog-safe ingredients and festive designs. These can include treats shaped like Christmas trees, gingerbread men, or candy canes.
  2. Natural Treats: Opt for high-quality, natural treats made from ingredients like salmon, chicken, sweet potato, or pumpkin. They’re not only tasty but also healthier choices.
  3. Interactive Treat Toys: Combine playtime and treats with toys like Kong toys that can be filled with treats. They keep dogs engaged and entertained.
  4. Homemade Treat Recipes: Share DIY treat recipes or kits that allow pet parents to create homemade goodies for their furry friends. Include simple, dog-safe recipes for cookies or frozen treats.
Reid Christmas
Reid Christmas

The key to choosing the perfect toy or treat is understanding your dog’s preferences, dietary needs, and safety considerations. Size-appropriate toys, durable materials, and allergy-conscious treats are crucial factors in ensuring a happy and safe experience for your dog! As you start your holiday shopping journey, keep in mind that the best gifts aren’t always the flashiest or most expensive ones. Sometimes, it’s the thoughtfulness behind the choice that truly matters most.

Amidst the excitement of selecting the perfect gifts, your support extends far beyond gifting toys or treats; it directly contributes to our mission of enhancing the lives of our honored Veterans through our trained Service Dogs and Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy ®. This holiday season, consider giving the gift of empowerment by supporting our mission. Your generosity can make a world of difference in our ability to provide invaluable assistance to those who have bravely served our great nation.

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