forget your four-legged friends on the holiday shopping
list. Theyíre so easy to shop for, and they usually
like whatever they get.
Beagle Outfitters started as an April Foolsí joke by
American Eagle Outfitters, but now the retailer has a
real line of dog clothing. For the height of canine
couture, outfit your best friend in a cool Reindeer
Beanie ($12.95), or check out the parkas, sweaters and
hats at American Eagle Outfitters.
L.L. Bean No Fly Zone Dog Vest is a practical addition
to your dogís wardrobe. This nylon vest with
reflective tape has insect repellent to keep away ticks,
mosquitoes and other insects, and it comes in five sizes
from 32 to 42 inches. $49 at the L.L. Bean Ross Park
Mall store and online at llbean.com.
cats canít perform stunts like the amazing Acro-Cats,
but their trainers use a clicker training system that
can help even house cats behave nicely. Part of the
proceeds from sales of the training kit and
instructional DVD help support the troupeís outreach
efforts for homeless and rescue cats. $35 from the Acro-Cats
online store (circuscats.com).
just love chasing down small rodents. They can get the
same exercise with the tireless Hexbug Mouse robotic cat
toy. $9.99 at Target.
Bent Wood Scratcher from Martha Stewart Pets is so
stylish it looks like real furniture, which we all know
is what cats really like to scratch. Itís made of wood
and sisal, with interactive toy and roller ball. $39.99
Bissell SpotBot Pet Portable Carpet Cleaner is manís
other best friend. This hands-free carpet cleaner gets
rid of odor-causing bacteria, cleans deep into fibers,
removes stains and dirt and has a handheld hose for
upholstery and stair cleaning. $10 of every purchase
helps animal rescue organizations through the Bissell
Pet Foundation. $149.99 at Kohlís, Bed Bath &
Beyond and Loweís.