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  • Writer's pictureKim Hoshal

PDX Pet Connection Holiday Gift Guide - Dog Edition

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

Sponsored by Kim Hoshal Photography and Butthead Bandanaz

A curated gift guide for dogs and the people that love them

Happy Holidays from PDX Pet Connection! It's Kim, creator and host of the podcast. I support local and small businesses whenever possible and I feel this is important now more than ever before. I have curated a list of artists and makers from the Pacific Northwest to give you some gift ideas for the holiday season. I have picked one, maybe two items from each maker, but they offer a lot more than I could possibly list here, so be sure and check out their whole website for even more gift ideas.

Lucas would like to note that he has personally approved all of these items on this list.

Each item is listed with the following information:

What the item is.

Who made/sells the item.

Why I selected this item.

Where you can purchase the item.

How much you can expect to spend.

The list is going to be broken down into four blog posts and includes items to buy your furry best friend followed by items for people who love dogs. Finally, I am including experiences for your dog and great organizations where you can give the gift of a donation.

The list is also split into categories Food/Treats, Dog Accessories, Toys, Home Decor, Art, Books, Jewelry, Co-worker/Stocking Stuffers, Experiences and Donations

Quick note: Please keep in mind shipping times when ordering.

Let the shopping begin!


Portland Pet Food Company, Gingerbread Biscuits, Gluten free, Human-grade dog treats
Gingerbread Biscuits

What: Gingerbread Biscuits

Who: Portland Pet Food Company- Portland, OR

Why: These biscuits are Lucas's favorite Christmas treat. They smell like gingerbread cookies just like us humans eat. Okay, so my husband may have tried one. That's fine though because they are made of human-grade ingredients


How much: $10.99

Clyde Dog, Bacon and Apple Dog Treats, All natural,
Bacon and Apple Dog Treats

What: Bacon and Apple Dog Treats

Who: Clyde Dog Treats- Portland, OR

Why: These treats are made of high-quality ingredients and come in a variety of delicious flavors, but the Bacon and Apple is Lucas's favorite.


How much: $7

puddles barkery, dog treats, christmas treats, stocking stuffer, dog food
Milo & Oats Christmas Tree Treats

What: Milo & Oats Christmas Tree Treat

Who: Puddles Barkery-Seattle, WA

Why: These soft biscuits are preservative-free and made with health-beneficial ingredients. Lucas recommends the Milo & Oats.

How much: $4

sugah's cookies and cakes, dog treats, dog snacks, treats, dog food
Sweet Potato and Salmon Treats

What: Sweet Potato and Salmon Treats

Who: Sugah's Cookies and Cakes-Portland, OR

Why: These treats a made with human-grade ingredients and come in a variety of delicious flavors. Lucas highly recommends the Sweet Potato and Salmon.


How much: $10

Don't forget to sign up for prizes from Butthead Bandanaz and Kim Hoshal Photography**

Dog Accessories

dog bed, cycle dog, cute puppy, dog accessories, pet supplies
Waterproof Barrier Nestle Dog Bed

What: Waterproof Barrier Nestle Dog Bed

Who: Cycle Dog-Portland, OR

Why: This bed has 3 waterproof layers and a waterproof coating. The filling is made from recycled plastic bottles and it has an antibacterial treatment that fights bacteria and smell. This is Lucas's balcony bed and he would lay in it all day if we let him.


How much: $70 to $160

dog accessories, dog clothes, dog bandana, butthead bandanaz
Over-the-collar dog bandana

What: Over-the-collar Dog Bandana

Who: Butthead Bandanaz- Portland, OR

Why: These bandanas fit over your dog's collar so they don't fall off or come untied which makes them perfect for active dogs. They also offer custom fabric design so your dog can have a one-of-a-kind bandana with their photo and you can get a face mask for yourself to match.

How much: $14 to $16 custom $35 or enter to win a bandana/ face mask combo

whyld river, dog sleeping bag, dog adventure, dog hiking, travel, dog supplies,
Dog Sleeping Bag

What: Sleeping Bag for Adventure Dogs

Who: Whyld River-started in Portland, OR

Why: Their sleeping bags are made of high-quality durable material it comes in two pieces so you have a mat your dog can lay on during warm weather or you can add a quilted top for cold weather

theswedesisters, pendleton wool, poop bag dispenser, poop bag holder
Pendleton Wool Waste Pouch

What: Brown and Red Dog Waste Pouch made from Pendleton Wool

Who: TheSwedeSisters- Gresham, OR

Why: Now your dog can carry their poop bags in style with this adorable waste pouch made of Pendleton Wool. Each bag comes with a carabiner to attach to the leash and a roll of eco-friendly poop bags. Where:


How much: $24

wag alley, dog coat, dog raincoat,  fleece, reflective
Reversible Beeswax Jacket

What: Reversible Beeswax Jacket

Who: Wag Alley-Seattle, WA

Why: This jacket screams PNW. It is water-resistant, warm, made with organic cotton and the beeswax coating is the perfect natural water-resistant solution. And as if that is not enough, it has reflective piping and is super easy to put on your dog.

How much: $40-$50

Don't forget to sign up for prizes from Butthead Bandanaz and Kim Hoshal Photography**

Dog Toys

dog toy, biodegradable, house dogge, rope toys
Tanned Leather Tug Toy

What: Tanned Leather Tug Toy

Who: House Dogge- Portland, OR

Why: This dog tug toy is made of vegetable tanned leather and 100% cotton rope. This toy is non-toxic and biodegradable. Great fun for those dogs that like to wrestle.

How much: $26

cycle dog, recycled, dog toy, treat hider, dog treats
3-Play Turtle

What: 3-Play Turtle

Who: Cycle Dog- Portland, OR

Why: This toy is made of Ecolast Post-Consumer Recycled Material so it is good for the environment. It is also three times the fun with a Busy Belly Treat Hider, ToughSqueak Internal Squeaker and it floats! Lucas and his friends just can't get enough of these.

How much: $10-$15

dog toy, doodlebug duds, fleece tug, tug toy, tennis toy
Quad Ball Tug

What: Quad Ball Tug

Who: Doodlebug Dud's- Beaverton, OR

Why: This toy tugs in two ways so it fun for you and your dog especially if your dog likes to play rough. Lucas loves tug and tennis balls so he goes crazy when he sees that someone has taken this toy out to play.

How much: $10

snuffle mat, dog treats, dog games, dog toy, 3dogenterprises, dog food
Nose-n-Nibble Premium Snuffle Mat

What: Nose-n-Nibble Premium Snuffle Mat

Who: 3DogEnterprises- Portland, OR

Why: Snuffle mats are not just fun for dogs, it also engages their brain. They are a great distraction activity to redirect unwanted behavior too. Lucas begins drooling before his snuffle mat even touches the floor.

How much: $43

Bonus Ideas

What: 16oz All Ways Clean Value Duo

Who: Patika Pets - Portland, OR

Why: So many reasons, but here are a few. It is veterinarian formulated, Leaping

Bunny certified, has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory botanicals plus it has a highly innovative moisture-locking technology adheres to skin and coat providing an environmental shield of protection.

How much: $45 for the set

tug toy, dog toy, fleece toys, recycled, dog play
Spiral Tug Toy

What: Spiral Tug Toy

Who: Chelsy's Toys- Available in Portland, OR at Mud Bay

Why: These tug toys are perfect for the super tugger. They are made with fleece made from recycled bottles and has a patented knotting system which makes them the perfect tug toy for that play hard like Lucas.

How much: $10-$20

**Before you go, don't forget to register for your chance to win one of the following prizes:

Butthead Bandanaz

Matching Dog Bandana and Face Mask

Enter to win a matching dog bandana and face mask in the theme of your choice ($31 value). How cute would it be to have a face mask that matched your dogs bandana? Very!

You get to pick from a wide variety of themes including our most popular PDX theme.

Kim Hoshal Photography

Photography Session and Acrylic Block Print

Enter to win a custom 60-minute photography session with up to two dogs that includes a beautiful 5x7 acrylic block print ($599 value). Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate all the joy that your dog has brought to your life.

Bonus Chance to Win!!!

If you want an extra chance at winning the above prizes, here it is.

Click on the link, fill out the form, and just answer the question for each Gift Guide Edition and get 4 extra chances to win. To help you out, I have attached the link to the episode.

What is the name of the dog who's owner brings cans to PAW Team and

had a fund named after her?

Don't miss out on the next blog where I give you my choices for gifts for the dog lover in your life.


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