Deck the Paws

Tis’ the Season for giving…you and your pet a howl-iday to remember!

Many of us are excited and anticipating a joyful remainder of 2016, but how do we incorporate our special furry family members in on the fun? Some of my favorite memories include family, hot chocolate, movies, and of course my pup cuddled up next to me on the couch. If you love your animals as much as we do, you want to make sure they are involved in as many holiday affairs as possible.

So what are some ways you can make this happen?

Include your pet in your annual family photograph

Not only does this give you the opportunity to spend some extra time together during such a busy time of the year, but you are sharing an extended part of you with others. Take some pictures at the park, beach, or even at your local pet store.

Check out these dates and locations to see if you can snag a picture with Fido and Santa.

Bake cookies together

Save the chocolate chip cookies for yourself, but don’t forget the doggie friendly treats too! These festive treats can be made with items you may already have at home and they are sure to please any dog that receives them. Get into the spirit together!


Go for a walk

You may go on walks daily, but what about a walk to look at Christmas lights around the neighborhood? This is a tradition we always had as a family, but it could be even more special by having your pet join in on the action.

Check out some of these homes and maybe drive over or walk around.

Make a personal gift for them

Instead of going to the store and getting a generic gift for your best furry bud, how about making them something both personal and practical? There are many DIY pet gifts for you to create, and I can guarantee the love will be returned.

Check out some of these cute ideas, and if you don’t want to make them yourself,

FairyTail Fashions has their own for you to purchase!

Have your own “ugly sweater party”

Invite some doggie friends over and have everyone wear their ugly sweaters. The pups play while you sip on the eggnog. This is a fun way to make memories with everyone you love and have some laughs.


Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the season take away from your quality time with the animal that is always there to love you. You will enjoy having them be a part of such a special time! Being able to spend this time with your pet also allows for a less stressful time for them, which in turn comes back to you!

Tis’ the season for giving back to the animals that always give to us.

Happy Howlidays!