SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Christmas Has Gone To The Dogs! Furry Friends Treats ~~Giveaway~~

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Has Gone To The Dogs! Furry Friends Treats ~~Giveaway~~

Happy Howlidays!

I love the holiday season — the Christmas lights, trees, the yummy food, and of course, all of the festivities! You know who else loves them too? My baby, Kevin. I'm thinking it may be because of all the extra lovin' and gifts he gets from the family.

It turns out that I'm not the only pet mama to spoil her pup during this time of year.  That's why I love this super cute website called from Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo's Kitchen).  They really know how to celebrate the holidays with your pup!
On, check out some of the fun doggy do-it-yourself ideas they've dreamed up:
My favorite was the Treat-Stuffed Stocking!!

My boys have been asking what they can make for the pups in our life (there are 7!!) I think these will be cute!!
I'm also loving the homemade paw-print ornament. I've seen these with children's handprints before. Why not have your fur child make an ornament too?

Other great homemade doggy gifts include a treat bouquet, a sweet treat jar, and a ho-ho-howliday treat bag. Yes, Kevin would want them all.

The also asked 3,000 Americans about their dog-related holiday habits, including whether their dog is involved in gift-giving, stocking-stuffing, Christmas sweater-wearing, and other holiday traditions.  Kevin personally gives all the gifts in our house.  He's so thoughtful!!

What they found is that Americans really LOVE their pets. For instance, did you know 71% of dog parents give gifts to their pups? Have you completed your Christmas doggy shopping yet?

According to the survey, here are the top 5 reasons people give gifts to their dog:

 1. To express love to my dog:  72%
 2. Because it's fun for me:  60%
 3. To help my dog feel included like a family member:  54%
 4. To give my dog a moment of happiness:  53%
 5. To feel closer and bond with my dog:  43%

For me, I like to give presents to Kevin because of all of these reasons, and because he's just plain awesome! He's such an important part of the family — I can't imagine the holidays without him.

The study also shared how often dogs are included into popular Christmas traditions:

1.    48% of dog parents hang a Christmas stocking for their dog. (Yes I do!!)
2.    43% of dog parents include a dog in a photo for a family holiday card.  (Yes I do!!)
3.    32% post photos of their dog on social media with a holiday message.  (Yes I do!!)
4.    29% dress up their dog in a holiday-themed costume or outfit.  (Yes I do!!)
5.    22% make or buy dog-themed holiday decorations. (Yes I do!!)

For photos and instructions on how to add more dog-related fun to your home holiday traditions, check out these cool projects they have here: 
Finally, want to know which states have the most spoiled pups?

The 2015 Santa Dog Index ranks states based on how much, on average, dog parents will spend on their furry kids:  (I am shocked Massachusetts is not number 1!!)

Top 10 States That Spend the Most on Holiday Gifts for Dogs:

 1. New Jersey: $29.61 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)
 2. New York: $28.95
 3. Pennsylvania: $28.75
 4. Utah: $27.75
 5. Georgia: $27.04
 6. California: $26.07
 7. Washington: $25.81
 8. Florida: $25.13
 9. Illinois: $24.98
 10. Virginia: $24.58

Apparently, it's good to be a dog in the New York tri-state area.  You can find the complete rankings of all 50 states at

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.


Jen B. said...

Yes she is part of the family, she is the furkid and has her own Christmas tree with her own ornaments, she gets one yearly.

Jen B. said...

She would love the doggie gingerbread house on coffee table, but I would like the bone wreath up where I know she can't jump. haha

Isaiahsmom said...

I like the Milk Bone Wreath. These are so cool. My dogs would love them.

Isaiahsmom said...

Yes I treat then as part of the family. They both get stockings filled with treats and I wrap up a couple of new toys for gifts. I let them open them up which is pretty funny but they sure like it.

scottsgal said...

my 3 are spoiled rotten members of the family and loved unconditionally

Elena said...

yes, I give my dog gifts for Christmas

Charity and John said...

I like the stocking snack sack.

Charity and John said...

I do treat my dog as part of the family. He receives a gift from Santa and a treat in his stocking.

Elena said...

Follow you on Stumble Upon as frugalcalimom

Steph Comp said...

Yes we spoil our little girl. She has a couple presents and a stocking too.
Sherry Compton

Steph Comp said...

I like the treat filled stocking craft too. So cute and useful.
Sherry Compton

heymissvirginia said...

My dogs are just like my kids to me. They get lots of goodies under the tree and they even open them themselves.
heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

janetfaye said...

I like Stocking Snack Sack.

janetfaye said...

Yes we treat our little dog as part of our family and he gets a Christmas gift.

janetfaye said...

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trixx said...

Of course! Our pup is part of our family and even has his own stocking!

Daniel Scott said...

My dogs and I like the Howliday Treat Keeper. It is so cute and the kids would love making it too.

Daniel Scott said...

Our dogs not only get presents, they receive a special treat at Midnight on Christmas Eve. They have their own advent calendar too.

Tylerpants said...

Yes my dog is part of the family. He gets treats for Christmas, but not presents. Lisa L tylerpants(at)

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