If you’re on the hunt for eco-friendly gifts for the dogs and dog lovers in your life, here’s our top 10 list for the holiday season. You’ll find a pack of green ideas to suit almost any budget and also get tails wagging.
Whiner and Diner’s elevated dog feeders are handcrafted in the USA from reclaimed wooden wine crates. They’re available in three heights, from 4 inches to 27 inches, and you can choose from six custom colors to match any home decor. The feeders come fitted with stainless steel bowls with the option of single, double, or triple bowls.
If you’re shopping for a four-legged friend that loves outdoor adventure, Ruffwear’s Climate Changer Fleece Jacket is a perfect fit. The jacket is made from 75 percent recycled and recyclable polyester fleece, which is lightweight, breathable, and quick drying. The Climate Changer is available in a modern palette of orange, purple, or gray to keep dogs looking stylish on and off the trails.
When it’s chilly outside, one of these sweaters will keep your favorite dog warm and cozy. These colorful sweaters are both dapper and earth-friendly. They’re made in the USA with 76 percent reclaimed cotton, which comes from pre-consumer textile table cuttings. Fabric remnants are sorted, cleaned, and blended with a small amount of new acrylic fibers, reusing extra scraps that would otherwise be thrown out or incinerated.
This bed is just so darned good-looking that even with the camo print, it’s sure to attract attention. P.L.A.Y. creates stylish, versatile, and eco-friendly beds crafted for durability. The Lounge Bed is stuffed with PlanetFill filler, which is made from 100 percent post-consumer, certified-safe, recycled plastic bottles. Cleanup is also a snap, as the removable cover and the filler are machine washable and dryer safe.
This plush dog toy is made with 100 percent certified organic dye-free cotton. It features an organic fleece front and a natural denim back with a heavy denim inner liner for added durability. You won’t find any synthetics or plastic fillers in this bone, but don’t be surprised if you find it becomes one of your dog’s favorite toys.
SimplyFido makes dog toys that are so adorable, you’ll find them almost impossible to resist. Their Bamboo Bear is certified nontoxic and chemical free and gets its cheery color from plants and minerals. This cuddly plush bear comes with a squeaker inside, and its tough rope arms and legs are simply begging for a game of tug-o-war.
Here’s a fetching gift idea for dogs who love to chase balls. It’s the Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff RecycleBALL. This buoyant bouncy ball is made from post-production scraps, which would otherwise be discarded. Planet Dog regrinds the scraps and molds them into durable balls that are are nontoxic and recyclable, and they rinse clean easily.
What’s not to love about these fanciful collars? They’re made from 100 percent certified recycled plastic –- actually, 10 recycled plastic bottles go into each collar. Available in four sizes and three color combinations, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your dog. The collars are lightweight, durable, machine washable, and quick drying. They’re also super strong and can withstand up to 600 pounds of pressure.
The Joe Jacket is a reusable beverage sleeve that features fun and whimsical canine and paw print designs. It folds flat for convenient storage, so you take it with you and grab a cuppa joe on your morning walk with your four-legged friend.
The custom dog-print neoprene fabric insulates hot cups, ceramic and steel tumblers, and cold drinks, too. Joe Jackets help save landfills from billions of pounds of trash produced by traditional throwaway paper cup sleeves.
Help put an end to disposable water bottles by giving the gift of a Liberty Bottleworks water bottle adorned with this adorable cartoon dog. Made of 100 percent super-strong recycled aluminum, this BPA-free water bottle comes in 24-ounce and 32-ounce sizes. It’s a great gift for active dog lovers, as it features an easy-open cap and a tapered neck for splash-free drinking. You can also customize your gift; choose from 13 colors and add a name printed on the side of the bottle.