Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s Christmas Gift Guide for Puppies. Below you will find dog beds, toys, leashes, collars, training books, and other gear that puppies (and puppy owners!) are bound to love for Christmas 2020.
In case you missed the BIG NEWS, our family recently welcomed a golden retriever puppy (pictured above - isn't she darling?) into our home and we are thoroughly immersed in puppy life! To celebrate, I decided to compile some of our favorite puppy products. Feel free to tweet me with your own favorites!
Absolutely paw-fect for the holidays! Your dog will love chewing on this squeakable pumpkin pie plush toy by ZippyPaws. This 9 x 9 x 5 inch soft toy even features a lattice top and a playful dollop of whipped cream on top!
ZippyPaws is an excellent go-to dog shop for various toys, gear, and stocking stuffers for your pup. Pictured above are the ZippyTuff Squeakerz Dumbbell and Monkey RopeTugz (a favorite of our golden retriever puppy!).
ZippyPaw's luxe collection of premium top grain leather collars and leashes come in a lovely array of colors with gorgeous chic rose gold accessories. Ideal for the distinguished pet owner!
Brand new from National Geographic Kids in 2020, this glossy-page "how-to" manual is a super fun gift or stocking stuffer to any young dog owner. Best for ages 8-12, this small book includes full page photographs and an appealing design. Train your pup to sit, stay, play dead, and more.
PetFusion dubbed this "The Ultimate Pet Bed" - and it certainly lives up to its name! Constructed with memory foam, It's luxuriously soft. In fact, you'll wish YOUR bed felt like this one. It's also thoughtfully designed for easy care - the removable cover is water-resistant, tear-resistant, and machine-washable.
* The bed pictured above is size LARGE in Slate Gray. Our golden retriever puppy is currently 3 1/2 months old, but we anticipate that the bed could fit her through adulthood.
Traveling with your pup this year? Whether you're going to the vet, to grandma's house, or on a camping trip, it's great to protect your vehicle from dirty paws, dog hair, or other worse things (you know what they are). PetSafe's Happy Ride Bench Seat Cover provides peace of mind on the road. Plus, the entire cover is machine washable!
If you have a baby, you are probably familiar with the California Baby line of skincare products. What you may not know is that they ALSO have a fur baby puppy wash and conditioner (both scented and unscented varieties), which are free of allergens and specifically pH balanced for pets.
If your dog is your running partner, take a look at the highly rated Hands Free Dog Leash by Tuff Mutt. This attractive grey & teal four-foot leash clips to an adjustable waist belt for a hands-free walking, running, or hiking experience.
Tuff Mutt also sells a handy Treat 'n Train Pouch, which clips to your belt. Always have poop bags, treats, and other essentials at the ready!
Some of the products in the list below were sent to us to try. Other products are ones that we purchased ourselves or were given by family members and friends. Know that I will always provide both the pros and cons of each featured product. You are welcome to send any follow-up questions to me via twitter (I’m @stephsheaffer).