Waggy New Year gifts

The festive season is the perfect time to let your loved ones know how special they are to you. Then your furry baby is on the top of your list! Here’s a list of items wherefrom you can pick up a waggy New Year gift for your pooch.

Every year, I get my dog Sara many presents that I think are awesome. But for once, I decided to sit back, and reflect on what she would love to have. Here’s what Sara would recommend! Sara says while making the following list of her favourite n frolic

I’m a smart dog! I need some entertainment, I love my toys but sometimes I need more than just a simple ball. Something more engaging perhaps! So, for the love of food and toys, I present to you *drum rolls* Wobbler- a Kong-shaped food dispensing toy and feeder that sits upright until pushed with a dog’s paw or nose, then dispenses treats as it wobbles, spins and rolls. The unpredictable movement keeps the toy challenging and fun, and me entertained and happy as I get little treats every now and then! I am drooling, already.

The floor is cold. Plus, if you don’t want me to share your bed, thenplease give me a place that I can call mine! I need a place to snuggle, and to keep warm. A big bed that allows me to sprawl out or curl up is awesome.

Who doesn’t want a little freedom, especially when you are out on a walk and sniffing the flowers? The Flexi leash gives just that. This awesome leash allows you to stretch up to five meters away. You can put the brake on at any point and lock it. Nice huh? YES!

With the winter coming in, it’s getting cold! Grrrrr..! Because I’m domesticated, I can’t deal with the cold winter like my wild pals can, especially if I have a short coat, and I would love something that would keep me warm and cosy. The jackets at Heads Up For Tails are super comfortable and adjustable so I can still roll, sit, lay around and have some fun!

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Walks are my favourite part of the day! To smell the flowers and sniff all the scents of the earth- aah! But what’s not fun is when you tug at my collar every now and then. It hurts and can damage my neck over time. Harnesses are a great alternative to collars as they spread the pressure across the body instead of it being concentrated on the neck. Besides, it makes me look all fabulous!

(Rashi Sanon Narang owns New Delhi-based Heads Up For Tails, a pet corner with a huge collection of luxury accessories to pamper your furry buddy from head to tail)

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Pawsome Valentine’s gifts!

What’s a Valentine’s Day without gifts? Our friends from Ahmedabad share unique gift ideas for your beloved

pooch. Favourite treats, a luxurious spa session, a drive in the car – these are just a few things that pet parents would like their pets to indulge on Valentine’s Day. But there are more ways to express their love…let’s see how.

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Valentine’s Day is a very special day for the ones who have true love in their lives. “For me, the true and unconditional love of my life is what I see in my pet’s eyes: Frodo,” shares Priyanka Kanhare. “Well on this special day, I cannot give him anything 100 percent in return of the love, care and affection which he showers on me, but what I really wish to do is to groom him, take him out for a long drive in my car (which he loves the most), and get him some dog treats which he shall relish,” she mentions. And pet parents would certainly agree that a way to your pet’s heart goes through his stomach!

Date or a mate…

Valentine’s Day is all about love. Though we are the world for our pooches, they do deserve the company of other tailwaggers. So, how about a date or a mate for your pooch? Like, Priyanka Roy says, “Appie shall always remain the best gift I could ever have on any occasion. But my two-year-old tiny doggie desperately needs a partner to carry forward his lineage. No other better day than this cupid-struck day to make him meet with his lady love. I shall make sure he looks well-groomed to sweep the other Shih-Tzu off her feet…Valentine is in the air for everyone!”

While, Priyanka Kanhare shares that she will make his pet dog Frodo meet other dogs and make him friends with them. “You never know he may find his love this day – his mate,” she adds.

Similar views were shared by Krunal Desai, who says, “I will take Snowy on a date with other Shih Tzu females in a garden where we will give him lots of toys and his favourite food…which is chicken of course!”

Every dog has his day…

Well, how we feel when we are free to do what our heart likes…we would be thrilled to life! Same is with our pets and Sanjana Kapoor is willing to do exactly this for her pooch. ‘‘For Valentine’s Day, I would want to let Caesar be free – free to chew, to run and to play! No telling him what he can and cannot do. I will also treat him to spa, take him for a long walk and give him his favourite food – home-boiled chicken!”

A day to celebrate…

Pet parents do not hesitate is spending the day with their pooches…after all, it is the celebration of love. Saravan Jaikumar has planned to celebrate the day in the manner his pooch likes…if newspaper is what he likes, then let it be his gift! “On Valentine’s Day, Bumble Bee will get his all time favourite toy – tearing the newspaper before we get a chance to read it. This will be followed by a complete day of fun in the park after which the spa, with a special hot tub and bubble bath. Not to forget, a plate full of his favourite treats with a candle on top…just a way to say…we love him,” he shares.

While Manish Mishra says, “I am planning to gift Tozo a new pair of ‘winter jackets’. Also, will send him for a spa session so that he feels refreshed and I am sure my Valentine is going to love this look of his!! I will also dedicate a romantic song for Tozo!” he says.

Unique gift…

We have all heard of giving treats and favourite toys to our pooches, but birds…that too to free them from their confinement…well, one of our pet parents would actually like to do that. “My Kuku likes to make the birds fly. So I would buy as many birds in cages and ask my Kuku to make them free to fly. And lastly I would throw grand Valentine’s party for all the pet dogs to celebrate the eve together, just like it’s shown in the Bollywood movie Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’s Pug wedding’,” shares Arrpita Golia.

Special cake…

Valentine’s Day can be celebrated under a common theme called ‘love’. But gifts could be of anything under the sun. “I would like to start the special day by baking a special heart-shaped cake for my pooches – Taurus (German Shepherd) and Austin (Rottweiler) and will click lots of photographs to compile a special Valentine’s Day album. We will wind up the day by taking them to a pet store to buy lots of gifts and treats, then to car drive which they really enjoy,” says Shivam Sharma.

So what’s your idea of a pawfect Valentine’s gift for your pooch? Come on, let’s make this Valentine’s Day pawfect!

(Inputs from Ashish and Poorvi Anthony who run JUST DOGS Superstore and Spa in Ahmedabad, which is a full-service pet business dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, high-quality pets, quality pet care and furnishing a fun, clean, enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable cost. Ashish has worked at a high paced, customer service oriented profession at a growing company for 17 years and his wife Poorvi is a groomer and pet services specialist trained in Canada.)

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Gifts for someone you love…

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and our pooches deserve to be loved and pampered on this day. Petfeactures fun and frolic parents go all the way to pamper their dog with luxury items – be it opulent dog house or accessories… diamond studded tiara or collar… designer’s dresses or carriers… the expensive doggy gifts list is endless. Here’s a glimpse of some of the most expensive gifts showered on our darling pooches.

Home sweet home! – A Great Dane owner from Gloucestershire spent £250,000 for a doghouse with all the modern facilities and amenities… like spa, plasma TV sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled dog beds, automatic dog food and filtered water dispensers. Bow indeed a doggies’ paradise!

Crowned canine – Riwin Jirapolsek, a Thai jewellery designer, expressed his immense love for his pet Maltese Terrier by designing a $4.2 million dog tiara. He used titanium and decorated it with more than 100K diamonds and 153K of emeralds.

Sleep well – Who would not love to see our pooches in a lap of luxury? And if he has a special space to sleep…it will bring him more golden dreams. There’s a lucky Mutt who sleeps on his $3000 22K Gold-Thread Pet Mattress made by the Italian company Magniflex.

Collar’s up! – New York-based ‘I Love Dogs’ designers have a great innovation for our pooches. The company has come up with a series of diamond encrusted, most expensive dog collars in the world. This $1.8 million collar is studded with more than 1600 hand-set diamonds on 18K white gold attached to a crocodile leather collar.

Wow bowl – A porcelain bowl…no way! Our pricey pooches would love to have a meal in a golden bowl. And Versace has designed 22K gold leafed Borocco Pet Bowl. Wow! Let’s make his meal fantastic.

Hold me now! – You are ready for a party, your furry friend is looked like an angel and you look stunning as well. But, hold on, you can add an accessory and carry your pooch in style. Go for a Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier for him. They are available in price ranging from $42,000 to $58,000.

Feel like a king – Designer Davis Salmon brings a royal delight for our canines. He designed a series of ‘Pet Pavilions’ based on Louis XVI Style. These pavilions share opulence of Versailles and our pooches would just love to bask in the glory of Royalty.

Cavalli… dress me up! – Designer Roberto Cavalli has changed the way we dress our party animals. He has a wonderful line of pet clothes catering to ‘pooch couture’. It includes satin-trimmed bath robes, silk shorts, jackets and velour tracksuits. So, before dressing our pooch for party…think again…think style.

Sniff! Sniff! – Today’s a doggy’s day out…he wants to feel fresh all day long. So, just sprinkle a fragrance of love… it’s called the Sexy Beast Pet Fragrance. The perfume comes in a Swarovski encrusted bottle engraved with our cute cuddly canine’s name. This fragrance is unisex with a mix of natural patchouli, mandarin and nutmeg oils.

Paw-precious gifts

Amidst all the activities which surround you, take time out and spend moments with your 001cherished ones. Make their little hearts happy and their eyes sparkle. Most of all, pamper them with your time. Notice their gait, the wag and body language when they get to share time with you. The games you play, the walks you share and the care you take will keep your canine member sparkling.

Different parts of the world are celebrating the National Dog Week in the fourth week of September and the World Animal Day in October. Pamper your pets – play with them, take them out for a walk in lush surroundings, go out for a vacation with them, make some mouth-watering delicacies, give them a treat, buy them toys they will love – just make them happy. If you haven’t taken him to a vet since a while, take time out for the visit. His health is important because your pooch is precious.

Also, join us on Facebook and pamper your buddy with gifts by participating in contests like – If your dog was famous who would s/he be? His favourite games; If your dog could steal something rare/unusual, what would s/he sniff out? Your favourite dog movie, etc. To know more about these contests and winning exciting gifts, join us on –

While we all are gearing up for a host of festivals, undoubtedly our tailwagers will tail behind us, rejoicing in our celebrations. Our spirits would be high…basking in the festivities, the delicacies, socialisation with friends and relatives, et al. But as responsible pet parents, we need to make the festivals safe for them. We need to keep them away from lovely decorations, glittering lights and of course, crackers – the worst part of the festivals.

Sparkle wishes you a great time ahead …love them- both pets and strays- and be sure to be loved hundred times more in return – what more can you ask for?

My Christmas Gifts!

Have you ever wondered what your loving pooch would want this Christmas? To find out, here’s what Amrita’s dog Heera has asked Father Christmas.

Dear Santa, I have not only come into my desired loving home and family but also got a mommy who loves me a lot. Not only she shall buy gifts for me this year, but I want to be pampered by you too. So, here are my dream desires:A yummy bowl full of my favourite nuggets!
When the very smell of nuggets reaches my nostrils, it makes me get into a tizzy with a healthy appetite. I often think, if I were enjoying it anytime and at all times. But my folks feel that too much of it is not good for my stomach. So, it is only you who can make it possible, providing me a special bowl.

A really long leash!
O my Father! Actually, I want the freedom to walk long distances and do my own things such as chasing a squirrel without being pulled back, sniffi ng up all corners without being screamed at and also be able to pounce on any cat or dog full throttle, without being stopped. So, I urgently need to get my family having such leash that they have one end to themselves and I can feel free.

A large-size bed with lots of pillows!
O Divine Power! My family allows me to come up on their bed with them, but sharing it, I can’t keep changing my positions all over the bed on every cushion that I like. And of course, needless to say, my family will be more than welcome to share that giant-sized bed with me.

Boon for free access to all the chic dog stores in town!
O Boon-maker! I would love to just saunter in, pick up every chewy, dog-bone or other eateries that catch my fancy. I want to try their fish flavoured, chicken oil coated, mutton masala nuggets and bones that somehow my family thinks I’m too grown up for.

Our beautiful bungalow with a huge garden!
My Darling Santa! I know you can sniff my heart’s content, so needless to ask much for myself. But at least one more feeling I would like to share that I desire to get my family into a new large-size house, which has a huge garden, where I can play with all my local friends. Just because whenever I’m with my family member and meet these friends during my walks, they feel I’m an indoor’ kind of a guy. But if I have that kind of open space to play and jump with them, it shall become apparent how athletic and agile I really am.

Long life for me!
As you know Father, I’m growing older every day and the life span of my kind is not very long. I’ve just got a few more years with my family and would really like you to bless me with a long life so that I may spend more time with my adorable and loving family, whom I love from the bottom of my heart. In fact, if it’s a deal you are looking for, I am ready to give up non-vegetarian food in return.

I am looking forward to my gifts of this Christmas! Do say hi to the reindeers.

Your canine devotee,

-by Amrita Sharma