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Pet Lifestyle Expert, Sandy Robins, Shares Her Posh Picks for your Pet

Pet Lifestyle Expert, Sandy Robins, Shares Her Posh Picks for your Pet

Being spoiled this holiday doesn’t have to break the bank and the same can be said of four-legged friends. A 2011-2012 survey by the American Pet Products Association indicates that 53 percent of dog parents and 30 percent of cat parents plan on buying their pet a holiday gift. Pet lifestyle expert and author, Sandy Robins, has been scanning the globe for her poshest picks at the best prices to keep both pet and pet parent happy this season. “Giving your pet a present is commonplace in most households in America and all the demand means you have some very chic, high-quality items for an affordable price,” says Robins. “I’ve compiled some of my favorites to make shopping for your fur kid easy this holiday.”

Snoozer Hide a Dog Box: “These trendy, steam trunk designed dog boxes are stylish addition for any posh pooch or pet parent,” says Robins. “The unique, trunk style design is very chic and it can be used as a bed or converted into a crate, meaning you get both style and value out of this bed.” The Snoozer Hide a Dog Box includes a removable, coordinating inner pad and features carrying handles for easy transport. It’s a beautiful addition to any home. Retail Price: $279.99-$369.99.

Petco’s Mink Bed: Get the look of luxury, without the cost. “Petco’s Mink Bed is amazingly comfortable and the gorgeous bed is top rate,” explains Robins. The beds come in a variety of colors and look expensive. The quality stuffing and top notch materials mean it is a comfortable bed pets can really snuggle up to. Retail Price: $29.99- $39.99

Cozy Coat Collection and Holiday Coats: “Fashion meets function with these fleece coats,” says Robins. “Pets with shorter coats can get cold in the winter so dressing them in these decorative jackets will help them keep warm.” These essential coats come in a variety of colors and holiday patterns to keep pets in the holiday spirit. Retail Price: $19.99

Gourmet Tails Holiday Gift Pack: “These gourmet cookies look so great your party guests may want to give them a try,” jokes Robins. “These high-quality, decorative pet cookies are the perfect treat to spoil your pampered pet this winter.” Gourmet Tails have a gourmet flavor and are the deliciously indulgent, everyday dog treats. Retail Price: Varies under $8.00

WAG-A-TUDE Snowflake Dress and Hoodie: These best-sellers from last year’s holiday collection come in merry colors to keep four-legged friends festive during the holiday. Robins suggests, “pets will love this stylish street wear during the holidays and I especially like this product because not only small dogs can enjoy dressing up. These popular products come in small and large sizes that can fit a labrador retriever.” Retail Price: $14.99-$19.99

WAG-A-TUDE Pet Pajamas: For the pampered pet that has everything a new pair of PJ’s is the perfect present. Dogs will be cozy in their new bedtime getup, which is made from a comfy cotton blend for the ultimate snuggle buddy. “Pet clothing is commonplace nowadays, but you can really indulge pets with new sleepwear,” says Robins.”For the pet that has everything, a pair of pajamas is the perfect present.” Retail Price: $16.99

Petco Holiday Cat Tie: “I absolutely love spoiling my cats at the holiday,” says Robins. “I love this holiday bowtie from Petco and Unleashed by Petco. The dapper, plaid print in holiday colors is chic, yet festive for any feline.” The comfortable fit and easy-to-fasten tie makes it simple for any cat to participate in the holiday fun. Retail Price: $3.99

Collapsible Cat Ottoman: Cats will love their spacious new hideaway. This high-quality, modern looking space hides a cat’s litter box while giving them a spacious area to hide from all the party guests. “Holiday parties can be intimidating for pets,” says Robins. “This ottoman gives your cat a comfortable space away from all the noise and easily doubles as a great looking seat guests can use.” Best yet, the ottoman easily folds down to fit in any space. Retail Price: $99.99

Planet Petco Hyacinth Cat Furniture: Going green is always in style with Planet Petco’s Hyacinth Cat Furniture. Robins says, “pet products that are luxurious and eco-friendly are some of my favorite. It goes to show that eco-conscious doesn’t have to be plain.” This eco-conscious product is made of from woven natural plant materials that act as the perfect lounge area for cats. Retail Price: $79.99-$119.99

Super Pet My First Home Complete Hamster Starter Kit: Cats and dogs aren’t the only spoiled pets this holiday. Other companion animals, such as hamsters need love too! The My First Complete Home Hamster Starter Kit provides a roomy cage with fixtures like wheels, ramps and lofts. This is a great option to pamper your hamster because it offers these accessories and a silent wheel to keep the house nice and quiet.” says Robins. Retail Price: $36.99-$45.99

Merrick Holiday Meals: “We all want our pets to be part of the family and letting your pet indulge in the holiday meal is a great way to have them participate in the fun” says Robins. “However, people food is for people, so instead reach for one of Merrick’s delicious and nutritious meals including their Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Grammy’s Pot Pie, Autumn Leftovers or Homecoming Holiday.” Merrick products are made with high-quality, natural ingredients, which means pets get proper nutrition while sharing in the holiday spirit. Retail Price: $1.19 - $2.29 per can

*Those who don’t have a pet to pamper this holiday, can still spoil a pet in need during the Petco Foundation’s annual Tree of Hope campaign. Every year four million pets do not live to see the holiday season and Petco is encouraging those who are passionate about animals to donate from November 14, 2011- January 1, 2012 at their nearest Petco store, Unleashed by Petco store or online at http://www.petco.com/holiday. Donations help feed homeless pets in shelters, give lifesaving medical assistance, enable rescuers to grow their resources so that they can help ease the burdens of overfull shelters, and provide venues and grants to help usher those without a voice into loving homes who will continue to be their voices.

About Petco™
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do it guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,100 stores nationwide, including more than 30 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and http://www.petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $80 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 7,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 250,000 animals through in-store adoption events every year.

About Sandy Robins
As one of the country’s leading multi-media pet lifestyle experts and author, Sandy Robins, documents the wonderful relationship that we have with our pets highlighting trends and innovative ideas as they happen. Sandy documents this industry every step of the way. Her award-winning work is very visible on many of the country’s leading pet platforms such as MSNBC.com and TodayShow.com. She is a regular contributor and columnist in multiple national publications such as Dog Fancy, Modern Dog and Cat Fancy. And host of her own radio show Pawsitively Pets Radio. Sandy is an avid campaigner for no-kill animal shelters and law that protect animals everywhere.


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