4 Gifts for Pets!

We are totally getting into the holiday spirit over here at Chez Sarcastic Dog. With our crew back up to three pups, we are wanting and needing all kinds of new fun things for the dogs. We’re making our holiday wish list and are excited to share some of our top puppy present picks for this holiday season as part of the 4 Gifts for Pets Holiday Giveaway Hop!

The 4 Gifts for Pets Giveaway hop is sponsored by CleverPet. All gift card prizes were funded by contributions from the participating bloggers. 4 Gifts posts contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase we will earn a small commission, but your order will not cost you anything extra.

Our Top 4 Dog Present Picks PLUS a giveaway! #4Gifts Click To Tweet

The 4 Gifts Approach to Holiday Giving

In an effort to get away from the zaniness of overspending and over shopping during the holidays, which kind of misses the point of the season, the 4 Gifts concept strives to help shoppers focus on something wanted, something needed, something to wear and something to read. As my dogs can neither read nor do they have opposable thumbs with which to hold a book, we have changed the last one to “something to eat”, which if you know my dogs, will be GREATLY appreciated ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll be honest, as someone who celebrates the eight nights, and thus eight presents, of Chanukah, I was at first a little skeptical about cutting the gift count in half! However, in an effort to stay within budget and to really embrace the four gifts concept, I came up with four items I’m really excited to share with you as we head in to the holiday gift buying season.

4 gifts for pets holiday giveaway and blog hop. Best presents for dogs and dog lovers.


Piper, Lila, & Simon’s top picks for the season!

Something they WANT:

4 gifts for pets holiday giveaway and blog hop. Best presents for dogs and dog lovers.Not only am I sure my crew would absolutely go nuts for the CleverPet Hub, this is actually something I want for the dogs. In fact, I want one for each of them! After reading a review from fellow blogger, Kol’s Notes, I have been absolutely obsessed with getting one of these awesome and innovative game consoles for the dogs! 

The CleverPet Hub is basically like a Nintendoโ„ข for dogs!  All of the games were designed by a team of animal-loving cognitive scientists, in order to keep your dog’s mind active and engaged. Exercising their minds is just as important as exercising their bodies and the CleverPet Hub does just that! Check out the very cool video about how it works, learn more about the company and order yours at Clever.pet plus save $20 using code kolchak-20


Something to WEAR:

4 gifts for pets holiday giveaway and blog hop. Best presents for dogs and dog lovers.If you have been a Sarcastic Dog follower here on the blog or on social media, you know that we are HUGE fans of all things Teckelklub!  Piper (pictured left in her fabulous monogrammed Teckelklub fuzzy fleece) came to my home as a rescue foster from California. She showed up in February in the middle of a snow storm, took one step onto the porch and proceeded to shiver all over. Up until that point, I’d never had a dog in need of outerwear and I can’t tell you how grateful I am that we found Teckelklub.

Not only does this awesome company make high quality products but they also have amazing customer service and genuinely want to make sure that every dog has the right coat and the right fit. Every dog should have a stylish, functional and affordable coat for each season and Teckelklub has everything from fleece, to rain coats, to winter wear and lined trenches and so much more!

Something to EAT:

4 gifts for pets holiday giveaway and blog hop. Best presents for dogs and dog lovers.


I have shared my thoughts about the benefits of CBD oil in addressing anxiety, arthritis and pain in dogs and I have continued to research and test various brands and strengths. Without a doubt, CBD oil helped me get Piper more comfortable with riding in the car and eased Zora’s joint pain before she crossed the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year.

While CBD oil may not be on the top of your list (yet) this holiday season, as we enter the time of year where guests come and go and the cold weather settles in, I absolutely recommend adding a CBD oil tincture to your pup’s stocking especially if you have a dog who struggles with anxiety or is suffering with painful joint or mobility issues. I have become such a fan of CBD oil and, in particular the Boulder based company, Functional Remedies that I will be offering it here on the blog very soon. (check back and follow us on social media for an upcoming announcement!)


Something they NEED:

4 gifts for pets holiday giveaway and blog hop. Best presents for dogs and dog lovers.

This past August, we made the long car ride from Colorado to Kansas City, Missouri with three dogs in the car. And, not just in any car but in my brand new car! I mean my car was new enough that it still had that new car scent and there was virtually no dog hair or dirt anywhere. You can imagine how excited I was about the prospect of traveling across several states with three dogs, two of whom were olympic level shedders. I knew that without some sort of car seat cover, the interior of my car would be pretty much a mess. 

Enter the amazing Molly Mutt car seat cover. When I say that everyone with dogs NEEDS one of these, I am as serious as dog hair stuck in the fibers of your car’s carpet. Because we were traveling with all three dogs, we had the rear seat folded down and simply laid our Molly Mutt cover over the entire rear of the car.  The drive took about 11 hours with stops. When I went to clean out the car after the long, hot car ride, I was amazed at how well the cover had protected my car seats, especially the back of the rear seats that were carpeted. Additionally, the cover kept the dog odor from sinking in and my car still smelled new! The covers can be used as a car seat cover or a cargo cover and they come in several beautiful and colorful patterns, 

We want every dog to get everything on their holiday wish list so weโ€™ve partnered with some of  the most wonderful dog bloggers we know and the amazing folks over at CleverPet to bring you some prizes sure to make every dog jump for joy.  During the next 12 days you can enter to win:

A CleverPet Electronic Dog Puzzle


1 of 3 Gift Cards

$200 * $100 * $50

to the winnerโ€™s choice of Amazon, Etsy or Petsmart!


To enter, register using the giveaway widget below and complete as many entries as desired. The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment answering the question in the widget! 

And, because we are totally in the spirit of giving, we are including an extra DAILY BONUS entry as a way of thanking all of the folks who follow Sarcastic Dog on social media! Each day of the 12-day giveaway hop (Now through December 8, 2017) weโ€™ll be sharing a DAILY BONUS word or phrase on social media. Find the DAILY BONUS, head back over to this post and get your FIVE extra entries!! If you catch each of the daily bonus words or phrases, that’s 60 extra entries!! The bonus will be posted on a different social platform each day. You do not want to miss a single bonus so make sure youโ€™re following Sarcastic Dog on:


But Wait! There’s More!

Not only can you enter the giveaway here on Sarcastic Dog but if you visit each of the participating blogs, there are even more chances to enter to win! Click on each of the logos below and enter on each blog to increase your odds of winning! Each blogger has highlighted their perfect present picks for the pups!

Our fearless leaders for this year’s blog hop & giveaway are:




Joining in the fun is a team of fun and fabulous bloggers:




4 Gifts for Pets Giveaway – SD


Giveaway ends December 8th at midnight PST โ€“ donโ€™t forget to enter and get your daily bonus entries too!

About the Author:

Alison Reder


  1. Lisa Brown November 27, 2017 at 6:26 am - Reply

    i give pet food to our local shelters and soup kitchen to feed pets

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      That’s awesome! I love that so many social service organizations are recognizing the need to serve pets as well!

  2. alicia gordon November 27, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    i like to donate food or toys to animals in need during the holidays or anyday really. I also like to volunteer at shelters to give love to the pets that do not have homes

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      I know how much the shelters appreciate your efforts! Thanks for giving!

  3. DJ November 27, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    We donate blankets and toys to our local animal shelter.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      That’s great! Working at a shelter, I know how valuable such donations are to the animals.

  4. Elena November 27, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I donate dog food to our local animal shelter

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you for donating! It takes a lot of resources to care for shelter animals and every bit helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. nickie November 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    We donate supplies

  6. Jessica Shipman | Beagles & Bargains November 27, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I usually clean out treats and toys that we haven’t used plus pick up a few more donations to drop off at a local shelter. I hope to be able to foster again sometime soon, but we’re limited to two dogs right now!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Darn those pesky condo pet limitations ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know how much your donations mean to the shelters you support! Let me know if you need any recommendations in Colorado ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jennifer A November 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I sometimes bring inside the local stray kitty to help him keep warm during the storms

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      That makes my heart smile!

  8. Lisa F. November 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Besides donating food when I can, if I’m at a party where there are dogs or cats and they seem nervous, I try to interact with them in a non-invasive way to comfort them.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      I love that! I’m almost always with the animals when I’m at a party too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Elle November 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I help pets in need year round by donating cat and dog food to a local animal shelter.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      I promise you, it is greatly appreciated by the animals and the staff and volunteers! Thank you!

  10. Will G November 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I help by donating pet supplies.

  11. Melody November 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Donating food and treats.

  12. Heather D November 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    We donate to the local pet shelter.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

  13. Christine Aiello November 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I bring toys, blankets and towels over to the local shelter several times a year and definitely around the holidays to bring them some Christmas cheer and so they get a present too!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Having been at the shelter all day on Friday, I can tell you how much these donations matter all year round and especially during the holidays when shelters are often a little understaffed with employees and volunteers off celebrating. Thank you for supporting your local shelter!

  14. Jeanne Coulombe November 27, 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Awesome giveaway thanks for a chance my little Lucy has Christmas stocking I have to fill for her

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Good luck in the giveaway!

  15. Laurie Daily-Johnston November 27, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    What a great way to start the holidays! Thanks from all pet parents!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      I love giveaways! So much fun! Happy holidays to you and your crew ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Shelley November 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    By donating food/treats or blankets.

  17. Reinhard S. November 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Sometimes I volunteer at my local shelter and sometimes we donate food to it.

  18. Molly November 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I give monetary donations to different rescues all year round not just on the holidays.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Sandy Weinstein November 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    i help with the local pet food bank, but i do this year round. i enter contest like this, on fb, etc, to get things. i use coupons to get free food and treats. i have a big box in my house now to donate and take to the shelter. i donate both dog and cat items. sometimes i will collect free towels and blankets, crates, etc that people are donating on the free cycle.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      I know how much shelters appreciate such efforts. Thank you for supporting your local animals! Good luck in the giveaway!

  20. Amy Angulo November 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I try to donate food the local pet food drives and blankets to the local shelters.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks! That is a great way to support your local shelter!

  21. Cheryl Chervitz November 27, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I foster or babysit a lot during the holidays. I also give blankets to shelters and help trap feral cats.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 27, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      That is fantastic!

  22. Kyle November 27, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Our local dog rescue is having a food drive in our town. We bought a huge bag of Purina Dog Chow for it. (It’s what we feed our dogs too.) I need to remember to drop it off, lol.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      I know the dogs at the rescue will be most appreciative! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Michelle B. November 28, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    We donate food to our local rescue. I wish we could do more though.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Every bit helps! Thank you for donating!

  24. Alexandra Y November 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    By donating food to the shelter.

  25. Melissa Storms November 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Our local SPCA has a pet food drive during the holidays every year. I always try to contribute.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      That’s awesome!

  26. Jackie November 28, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    In the past, I’ve taken advantage of sales on blankets and towels to make donations. Now that I’m not a starving student I’m able to donate money as well.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      It all helps! Thank you for supporting animals in need!

  27. Rachel Monn November 28, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    i made stockings filled with treats and toys for the dogs in our local shelter

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      I love that idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Anna Pry November 28, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    i send gifts to my mom for the dogs and cats that she fosters

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      That’s an awesome way to help out. Adoption events are generally so chaotic and having volunteers available to help manage things is fantastic!

  29. Ruth Epstein November 28, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Donate whatever I have in my house that I have accumulated the past year plus

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you for all that you do for animals in need! You are awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Kayley November 29, 2017 at 12:08 am - Reply

    I volunteer with a local animal welfare organization year-round and will continue to do so through the holidays. For example, in December I will be volunteering at an adoption event processing checkouts for cat adoptions. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      We have a big adoption event coming up and I know how much we will be relying on volunteers. I know that your organization appreciates all that you do!

  31. lindsay November 29, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply

    donate to shelters

  32. Calvin F. November 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I donate to the shelter! Help them raise awareness on social platforms.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 30, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      I know how much shelters rely on folks to help spread awareness. Thank you!

  33. KaylaKayla November 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I always donate a bag of dog food to the Humane Society every year at Christmas time! I don’t have that much money, but I sure hope that it’s helpful!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      I guarantee you it is helpful and appreciated by the staff, volunteers and animals! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Michelle Carlino November 30, 2017 at 4:37 am - Reply

    We donate money and food to our local shelters..

  35. tammy ta November 30, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I have not really done much in the past but this year I will donate to drop boxes at my local pet stores-treats and food

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      I know it will be greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Colleen Boudreau November 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    I donate money and/or food/supplies to my local animal shelter.

  37. Shelby Terwell November 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    It’s great seeing so many other people who help local animal shelters! There are so many animals who need a home.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 30, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Indeed! I am truly inspired by the number of folks who are posting about all that they do for animals in need. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Tamara Terni November 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I always bring food to local shelters. If I get free samples that I know mine wonโ€™t eat I give it to shelters I also give blankets.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder November 30, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      That’s so great!

  39. Kayla Lussier December 1, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I like to make regular donations to local shelters and rescues. I like to give them food, litters, treats, toys and even beds. I love helping animals in need!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      And the animals love you for doing so much for them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for supporting your local shelters and rescues!

  40. Margot C December 2, 2017 at 12:54 am - Reply

    I am a dog foster mom, holidays – all days – specializing in senior dogs. Right now I only have one but have two rescues that call me when they need me.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      That is so wonderful! I know that we are always looking for specialized fosters who are willing to take on the seniors, the hospice dogs, mothers and their litters, bottle feed puppies and kittens and our high energy dogs who need a little more training. Thank you for what you do for the animals!

  41. Natalie December 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    I donate pet food to our local humane society.

  42. Linda Szymoniak December 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I always donate what I can to local rescues. I’m a volunteer rescue transport driver, so often my “donation” is for the gas and tolls I pay for getting the rescue dogs to where they are going.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      Transport drivers are definitely in short supply. Thank you so much for doing what you do for the dogs!

  43. Kyla P December 4, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    We like to do at least one thing for Toys For Spot

  44. Dianne December 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I have financially supported the Breed Rescue that saved our current adopted girl (Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. A few weeks ago, I donated a variety of leashes, different sized collars, brushes and combs, nail clippers and inter-active toys to the local shelter that saved our previously adopted Pibble boy (Bucks County SPCA in PA).

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      I know how much the rescue must have appreciated your donations!

  45. Lindsay A. December 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I hadnโ€™t been, but am inspired by this idea – thank you! Iโ€™m thinking I would like to start with donations of pet food to a food bank, as well as looking into a charity I heard about recently – Pets for the Elderly – and perhaps making donations to them in the names of folks I give gifts to.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you are inspired! I think donations on behalf of friends and family are a fabulous and meaningful gift idea!

  46. Sarah Mayer December 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I also donate at least $1 when I go to the pet shop.

  47. Samantha Martin December 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    We adopted two cats that showed up on our porch this year. They have really grown ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course I know a family a neighbor actually that takes in animals and I help her find homes and care for them when she cant. It really takes a community to raise your pets just like it takes a community to raise children ๐Ÿ™‚ Its a continuous effort. Making sure they have a good home and of course we have a vet that gives a discount to spade and neuter the pets. She is also a wonderful blessing !! If we won these gift cards it would buy a lot of food and of course beds and shelters. Maybe a treat or two they have all been great this year ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    We have a permanent Chihuahua in our home named Tiny she is 9 year old great with children and very sweet.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      You are so right – it really does take a village to care for animals in need. Thank you for taking in the two cats who clearly chose you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good lucj in the giveaway!

  48. Jessica W December 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I actually rescued my two dogs over the holidays a couple years ago. We found them abandoned in a box and covered in frost. If they had been there much longer, they probably would have frozen to death.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder December 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Wow! That story could have had a very different outcome. Thank you so much for saving those two pups!

  49. Tenacious Little Terrier December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    We’re donating supplies to the local shelter.

  50. Shelby Terwell December 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Trying to help any pet that needs a home, find there home!

  51. Brad Merrell December 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    My credit card donates 1% to an animal charity

  52. Heather A.E. December 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I donate money every time I go to PetSmart.

  53. Kristen December 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    When we donate food to the local food bank, we are sure to include some dog food as well to help out families in need.

  54. Sara January 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Wow, I love that clever pet hub item! I went to the website and watched the videos!

  55. Kolten November 4, 2018 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    that cleverpet hub looks awesome! i might just have to look into that

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