7 Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers And Their Pets

Each year, Run Those Dogs owner Jen Sewell shares her favorite gift ideas for pet lovers and their pets, plus recommendations on the best outdoor gear.

7 Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers And Their Pets

Nov 24, 2019

7 Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers And Their Pets

This time of the year we can get so busy trying to find just the right gift for our human friends and family that our feline and canine friends get overlooked. That’s why Run Those Dogs owner Jen Sewell shares some of her favorite holiday gift ideas for pet lovers, pets, and those that spend time outdoors. If these don’t satisfy, you can check out her past gift ideas from 20182017 and 2016 too.

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1. Gnawt It Toys!

Chewing is a normal part of a dog’s life. Remember that their wild ancestors used to have to work much harder to chew their wild-caught food. For young dogs, chewing is a way to relieve pain that might be caused by incoming teeth. For older dogs, it’s nature’s way of keeping jaws strong and teeth clean. Chewing also combats boredom and can relieve mild anxiety or frustration.


That’s why Jen loves the line of chew toys from Ruffwear. GNAWT-A-ROCK is a resilient, natural rubber throw toy inspired by the volcanic obsidian crystal. It’s unusual shape results in an unpredictable bounce that will grab your dog’s attention. The Rock can also hold treats to keep your pup challenged, entertained and engaged for a longer playtime. Having to work for their meal also keeps their mind sharp–especially great for the working breeds.


Another spin off of the rock is…wait for it… GNAWT-A-STICK. Like the driftwood it’s modeled after, this chew toy floats for easy recovery in water. It’s also made of resilient, sustainable latex rubber. Both toys are part of the Pacific Gnaw-west toy collection inspired by Ruffwear’s home of Bend, Oregon, and its natural surroundings. Check out Ruffwear’s line of pet toys and gear for more holiday gift ideas.