Shop Holiday 2015: Gifts for your pets

December 14, 2015

Donít forget your four-legged friends on the holiday shopping list. Theyíre so easy to shop for, and they usually like whatever they get.

American 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.

The 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

All 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 (

Cats just love chasing down small rodents. They can get the same exercise with the tireless Hexbug Mouse robotic cat toy. $9.99 at Target.

The 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 at PetSmart.

The 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.



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