Gifts for Pets

STORE SPOTLIGHT: bad dog frida

2094 Atwood Ave.,

Toys, treats and animal-friendly trinkets galore! The pet experts at bad dog frida know that the giving season isn’t just for humans. Throw Fido, or Frida, more than just a bone this year and stock up on some great gifts for your most loyal furry friend.

Bubba Rose Madison, Wisconin, biscuits, $11.95

Carmen Alcalde, co-owner: “Nothing says ‘wish you were here’ like tasty organic dog cookies! These are wonderful to send to all the out-of-town dogs on your holiday gift list.”

Fiddle Sticks organic catnip, $12.50

Carmen Alcalde, co-owner: “These locally hand-sewn, potent, organic catnip toys are the best! One might say they are the cat’s meow.”

Dog prints, $42

Carmen Alcalde, co-owner: “These rich and colorful prints are whimsical in nature. Because many of them feature a food theme, they are perfect for decorating kitchens or dining areas.”

Nina Ottosson Dog Worker treat puzzle, $61.99

Carmen Alcalde, co-owner: “The perfect gift for both the dog and their human! This interactive treat puzzle toy will keep your dog friend (or cat or ferret!) occupied and mentally stimulated.” 

Canine Genius toys, $14.50–$19.50

“These treat-releasing puzzle toys inspire the genius in your dog to come out and play! They will shake it, bounce it, roll it and happily gobble up the treats as they fall out.  Connecting the toys together increases the challenge. And they’re made in the U.S.A.”


Cat collars, $13.95, MadCat Pet Supply

These fun collars from GwenGear are handcrafted in San Francisco and made of high-quality and durable fabrics. There’s a print to match every cat’s personality. 

Rope animal toys, $16.99, Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz

Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, these toys from Jax & Bones are made from natural dyed cotton thread. They’re ideal for the pup who likes to chew, tug and fetch.

Souldier dog collars, $32, Nutzy Mutz & Crazy Catz

Made from repurposed seatbelts, these collars are handcrafted in Chicago by the independent company Souldier. Choose from many beautiful and unique designs. 

All photos by Sarah Smiley