Because You Wouldn’t Leave Man’s Best Friend Off Your Shopping List

Maggie Grimason
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What do you buy for the dog or cat who has everything? If you’re the kind of pet owner who lovingly hangs a stocking for your dog on the mantle next to your child’s or kisses your cat under the misteltoe, you’ve undoubtedly added your pet’s name to your holiday shopping list. If you’re on the look out for something unique and like to keep your dollars local, we have some suggestions for your special friend.

Personalized Dog Treats

Three Dog Bakery

9821 Montgomery NE

As you slave away in the kitchen baking cookies for Santa Claus, let the pet pros at Three Dog Bakery handle the treats for your four-legged friends. These local purveyors of all-natural puppy treats are sure to delight even the most picky of pooches. Here you can find dog-safe carob cookies and a variety of ornately decorated cakes, bagels and holiday fare that you can put your cat or dog’s name on. Find everything on your food-motivated friend’s Christmas wish list here.

Custom Collars

Mimi Green

Are you dreaming of coordinating your outfits with your dog this holiday season? If that’s the plan, Mimi Green has you covered. This online, Albuquerque-based company makes custom collars and leashes that will provide a boon to your personal and pet style. Whether you’re into leather, leopard or classic solid colors, the designers on hand at Mimi Green will have the pet accessories of your dreams whipped up in no time, and they offer free pick-up for locals.

Dog Packs

Clark’s Pet Emporium

4914 Lomas NE

If you’ve got a touch of cabin fever, then surely your dog does, too. Gear up for adventure by picking up a doggy backpack. These convenient carry-alls strap on comfortably, come in all sizes and make sure that you’re hiking partner is pulling their weight. Whether you’re day tripping up La Luz or headed down the Appalachian Trail, bringing Fido along becomes easier when you can accessorize him with utilitarian gear.

Holistic Eats and Treats

Long Leash on Life

9800 Montgomery NE

This year, give your cat or dog the gift of good health. Find all the multi-vitamins, fresh supplements and healthy pet foods you could ever dream of at the “healthiest pet food store in Albuquerque.” For bright eyes and bushy tails, you can select from the massive inventory of high-end foods, treats and more from the local stewards of pet health at their location in the Northeast Heights. The store caters to every predilection be it raw, premixed, freeze-dried, wet or dry and the owners are always available to answer questions and provide guidance.

A Portrait for Posterity

Stephanie Martin Photography

A portrait of that special animal in your life is a gift for everyone residing in your abode and Stephanie Martin of Stephanie Martin Photography is a pro at snapping candid animal portraits—just browse her online gallery for evidence. If you’ve always dreamed of having a picture of your best friend frolicking along the Bosque or contemplating the horizon hanging over your mantle, Stephanie Martin can capture and print your vision to a T.

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