I Like Big Mutts... and I Cannot Lie Mug This 11 oz. baby blue ceramic mug features the “I Like Big Mutts and I Cannot Lie” message on one side and the iconic “Mutt” artwork on the other. $11.99. Available at: Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery 35 South County Commons Way Wakefield, RI
Leather Crafters Luggage tags $14.50 Available at: Style Unleashed 232 Waseca Avenue, Barrington, RI
Kosher Treats Lox fish, dreidel, and kosher bone plush squeaking toys for dogs; $9.50; smoked salmon lox toy for cats; $5.75. Available at Style Unleashed 232 Waseca Ave., Barrington, RI
Magnets This Lucky Dog German Shepherd Italian marble magnet will turn your drab refrigerator into a conversation piece! $6. Available at: Frog & Toad 795 Hope St., Providence, RI Wrought Iron Dog Statuettes Smaller, classic dog from Victrola ads, $17.99. Large black or golden retriever, $29.99. Available at: Plaid & Stripe 17 South Angle St., Providence, RI
Handmade Glass Ornaments These beautiful dog and cat ornaments are made by local artisan Tanner Glass. $12.00. Available at: Jack’s Snacks 1860 Broad Street Cranston, RI
Orbee-Tuff® Twinkle Bone Shimmer. shine and that great bone shape. Makes the perfect stocking stuffer! $11.95 Made in the U.S.A. Non-toxic. Available at: Jack’s Snacks 1860 Broad Street Cranston, RI
Pewter Car Grill Ornaments This unique item comes in 30 breeds and is made in RI by local Rick Gauntlett. Place on the grill of your car and be the envy of the neighborhood! $50. Available at: Wag Nation, 92 William Street Newport, RI
Stockings Plaid naughty, nice, or custom stockings made in Maine; 1-2 weeks custom; $28, custom $36. Available at: Wag Nation, 92 William Street Newport, RI
This year we’re keeping it local with items you can purchase at local small businesses!
Christmas Dog by Shel Silverstein
Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog, And here it is Christmas Eve. Ginger Bread Plush Toy With Squeaker by Planet Dog. $11.50. Available at Jack’s Snacks 1860 Broad Street Cranston, RI, Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery 35 South County Commons Way Wakefield, RI, and Plaid & Stripe Pet Boutique
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs, While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree. What’s that now---footsteps on the rooftop? Could it be a cat or a mouse? Who’s this down the chimney?
Tote Bag Krypton Fabrics tote bag with dog doodle; $42.50. Available at: Style Unleashed 232 Waseca Ave., Barrington, RI
A thief with a beard--- And a big sack for robbin’ the house?
Soft Reindeer Squeaking Eco-friendly Toys Large $14,50, small $10 Available at: Island Animal General Store 24 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI
I’m barkin’, I’m growlin’, I’m bitin’ his butt. He howls and jumps back in his sleigh. I scare his strange horses, they leap in the air. I’ve frightened the whole bunch away. Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again. Fish Skin Chews These all natural fish skin chews come directly from Iceland; $12.50 Available at: Island Animal General Store 24 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI
The Gift Of Massage Massages aren’t just for people anymore! Gift certificates available at: Spirit Animal Massage www.spiritanimalmassage.com and Wet Nose Canine Massage www.wetnosespa.com
The stockin’s are safe as can be. Won’t the kiddies be glad when they wake up tomorrow And see how I’ve guarded the tree.
Happy Howl-i-Days From The Animal Print Magazine!
Gentle And Ferocious Night Lights Featuring locally made glass squares with silhouettes of animals in cute poses AND in poses while holding weapons. $24. Available at: Small Circle 465 Wickenden St., Providence, RI Dog Walking Utility Belt This belt holds it all - phone, bags, keys, credit cards and more! $30 Available at: Island Animal General Store 24 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI and Style Unleashed 232 Waseca Ave. Barrington, RI
Fresh Baked Organic Dog Treats! The perfect “host-dog” gift! One dozen fresh baked, organic, howl-i-day dog treats in a decorative platter. Made right here in Rhode Island. $12.00. Available at: Dogs in Harmony 1417 Atwood Ave., Johnston, RI Starfish Futon This great futon pet bed is made by Up Country and we love its navy starfish print! (small); $50 Available at Island Animal General Store 24 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI
Dog Collars & Leads This collar is perfect for celebrating the New Year in style! Made locally by Douglas Paquette Accesories in RI. Prices start at $19.95. Available at: WOOF! WOOF! Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar 512 Main Street, Warren, RI
Jingle Dog Dachshund Pen We know you do most of your writing on the computer but on the occasion you need an actual pen, why would you want anything else but a Dachshund Pen? $4.50. Available at: Frog & Toad 795 Hope St., Repurposed Wine Box You’ll have the hippest dog on the street with this toy box with vintage stickers, 3 sizes; from $100. Available at: Wag Nation, 92 William Street Newport, RI Santa And Penguin Plush Squeaky Toys, 3 sizes; $7-18. Available at: Wag Nation, 92 William Street Newport, RI
Help a local rescue or shelter while you shop!
AdoptTees Shirts With designs including dog, dog house, and adopt slogan; picture of French bull dog and slogan “I’m a lover, not a fighter;” silhouette of puppy with slogan “adoption: keeping puppies off the pole.” Proceeds go to animal shelters. $24. Available at: Small Circle 465 Wickenden St. Providence, RI
So many great local groups are offering calendars this year...it will be hard to choose just one! We say, buy them all! To find a calendar just contact the rescue listed and/or search the interweb! • Heroes and Hounds - Paws New England •D ames & Dogs or Hunks & Hounds - Friends of Attleboro Animals Shelter • Vested Interest k9’s calendar • F riends of Exeter Animals Calendar on sale at their shelter. • Friends of Homeless Animals, RI Calendar • Poodle Rescue of New England desk calendar. • New England Border Collie Rescue Calendar • P awtucket Dog Park Calendars on sale at the dog park on select weekends.
Jenny’s Hope Rescue offers a selection of fine Chilean wines with labels emblazoned with Jenny, the organization’s namesake. $19.99-$117.99 and can be ordered at www.benefitwines.com/jenny_s/358.htm (photo of 4 pack, $78.95)
Holiday Edition Shelter Dogs Print For the months of December and January, Traer Scott will be offering a limited edition Shelter Dogs triptych featuring three of her favorite dogs from the book “Shelter Dogs”: Dumbledore, Spanky and Joshua. Each print is signed and numbered and made using archival pigment inks on German etching paper. Only 50 will be made. Prints are $50 each 20% of each print sale being donated to the North Shore Animal League for Hurricane Sandy Animal Relief efforts. All orders placed before December 15 are guaranteed to arrive on or before December 24. Email traerscottphotography@ cox.net to be sent a Paypal invoice.
Shelter Dogs Book Always a great gift, RI’s own Traer Scott’s Shelter Dogs, is filled with stunning photographs of pups from the Providence Animal Rescue League. 40% of the $22.99 is donated to the ASPCA. Order at the ASPCA Online Store.
Hand-Made Jewelry & Key Chains These fantastic pieces are from used choke chains removed from area dogs. Locally made by Katenna Jones. The proceeds support Handsome Dan’s Rescue. Necklaces $35.00; Bracelets $24.00; Key chains $10.00. Available at: Dogs in Harmony 1417 Atwood Ave. Johnston, RI