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Christmas Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

One of our favorite times of the year around here is Christmas. A time to give and spend quality time with family, especially our four legged family members. Below are some gift ideas for pet lover, our pups, and kitties too!


Perkies Print- what is better than a giant sized picture of your pets? We have 2 (one of each) and it puts an instant smile on our faces. In the picture above you can see the one we bought. We have hanging in our office and its a instant good mood looking at that smile.


Coffee Table Book- The Dogist will be a hit will all of your guests. Beautiful pictures of dogs throughout.


Christmas Ornament- We all need an ornament with a picture of our precious pooches on the tree.


A donation in honor of your pet- nothing feels better than giving back to animals in need. The local shelters are always in need of support. If you do not want to do a monetary donation you can donate supplies.


The Neater Feeder- is your dog a messy eater? Our one dog Dee is a very messy eater and her meals go everywhere! We found this and it has saved our walls and cabinets from the mess!


Antler Bone- These bones will last forever. We buy one per year and it lasts. They will also keep your pups busy during the colder months when they can’t go outside as much.


KONG- you can never have too many of these. Put some peanut butter and banana inside and your pup will be a happy one.


Rainbow Cat Charmer- Gets your cat interacting with you running around chasing the string!


A cozy cat cave– its no secret that our felines like to snuggle up and relax.


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family…furry family members too!

Barrel Oak Winery

Barrel Oak Winery

Perfect Getaway!

With warm weather around the corner, you might be looking for something fun to do in the sunshine with your pup! Look no further! Barrel Oak winery, located in Virginia is the place to be! Their initials BOW shows the first clue that this winery is a fan of dogs! Barrel Oak is only a quick drive away from Baltimore (about one hour and 45 minutes).
We found this winery about two years ago during the fall season when we went to visit my sister in law and her family in VA. Scott, my husband, and I went for the tasting (starting at $7) and horseback riding. They make the wine on the property and they offer tours. They also had bonfires set up and corn hole. We saw many families who brought a lunch and had a picnic outside on their property! I fell in love…there were dogs everywhere! It is a super dog friendly winery. What is better than wine and dogs? : ) My personal favorite wine at BarrelOak is the Bowhaus Red but with the warmer weather you can’t go wrong with the Bowhaus White! Another plus is they are very involved with local animal shelters… no doubt they love the four-legged pups!
Friendly tips: Hours of operation are Mon-Thurs: 11:00–6:00 Fri: 11:00–9:00 Sat: 11:00–6:00 Sun: 10:00 – 6:00. Make yourself a picnic basket with some treats for the pups and enjoy the beautiful view! If you do decide to take your pup, make sure he or she is on a leash and is well socialized as there will be lots of people and other pups there. Barrel Oak is all about good wine, friendly people, beautiful view, and dogs galore! Hope you and your four-legged best friends have a howlin’ good time!