PETCO Shares Top Picks to Pamper Pets for the Holidays

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PETCO, the nation's leading pet specialty retailer, has selected the following top 10 items from its 2008 holiday selection.

Whether already a pet parent or thinking about adopting an animal this holiday season - giving special treats and toys to pets can be a great way to thank them for the unconditional love and companionship they give all year long. To help pick out the best pet gifts this year, PETCO, the nation's leading pet specialty retailer, has selected the following top 10 items from its 2008 holiday selection.

PETCO Ho, Ho, Ho Sweater - $19.99
This holiday sweater will keep pampered pooches warm during cold winter months. This stylish doggy wardrobe addition includes white faux fur around the cuffs and hat, with easy-to-use Velcro fastening, a slit for a leash and Ho Ho Ho embroidered on the back - and it's machine-washable.

Dog Whisperer by Cesar Millan - Price Varies by Product
This signature line of products by Cesar Millan helps keep canines healthy, happy and well-mannered. From healthy nutritional products to dog care and training tools, the Dog Whisperer product line offers anything a pet parent could want to have a wonderful human-animal bond with their dog.

CatIt Fresh & Clear Small Drinking Fountain for Cats - $29.99
Quell the thirst of any frolicking feline after a long playtime. The drinking fountain continuously filters water for those finicky felines who only drink from the tap.

Dickens' Closet Simply Sophisticated Beige Carrier - $49.99
Add some style to any pet parent's accessories when carrying a small animal in this trendy bag. Animals weighing 10 pounds or less will love relaxing in the faux fur of the bag while being toted around town.

K&H All Season Snuggly Sleeper - $129.99
This bed is so comfortable, pet parents will want to snuggle up next to their pooch. The Cool Bed III insert can be used when the weather heats up and the safe plush heated pillow insert brings in winter warmth through the holiday season. It has a removable cover for easy washing.

SmartCat Cat Climber - $169.99
Save space and let cats "hang out" in the house - literally - by sitting on three ledges that conveniently hang on any door in the home. This new playground for cats lets them play for hours on a rigid, easy to assemble platform that won't get in the way.

Ultimate Dinosaur Dog Toys - Starting at $30
These heavy duty dog toys are made with two layers of industrial-grade luggage material and one layer of soft fleece on the outside, with seven seams to lock it in place. Even the feistiest of Fido's will have difficulty destroying this toy. Every toy is washable and floats.

Kitty Hoots CatFisher Garden Mitt - $12.99
This fun, durable canvas mitt lets pet parents play with their cuddly kitty without harming fingers and the elastic string connects each lure so cats can reel-out their "catches." Replacement lures are sold separately.

NFL Pet Jerseys - $34.99
Let Spot sport his new NFL jersey featuring his favorite football team. Officially licensed by the NFL, each jersey has an embroidered team logo patch and stretchy ribbing at the cuffs. The micromesh fabric allows even the most active dog's room to breathe and feel comfortable.

PETCO Puffy Cat Box Bed - $24.99
This strong, durable bed with polyester fiber fill provides cozy softness with stuffed sides to create a cuddly nest for your favorite feline. It's machine-washable to make every pet parent's clean-up job a cinch, and offered in a variety of colors with fancy flocking to match any home décor.

Check out for more holiday products to pamper any precious pet.

For the latest news on anything and everything PETCO - from updates about the company to incredible acts of animal kindness, visit the company's blog at

*Editors Note: For high resolution images of each item, contact Kalen Smith at kalensm @ or call 858-453-7845, extension 7733. Prices may be lower on during special online promotions.

PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 950 stores in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $45 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 5,500 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.


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