Made-in-Vancouver gift guide for the pets
Pets are just as much a part of the family as anyone. Maybe even more so (we’re talking to you, druncle). Here, a takeaway of Vancouver’s best local treats for the one who loves you best.
November 18, 2015
This year, we decided that locals know better than some random catalogue as to what you need under your tree. The editors at Vancouver have sought out the best in local products for those on your list this holiday season. This guide features gifts for the furry friends in your life.
When Kitsilano resident Jesse Nightingale had trouble finding a unique bed for her BC SPCA-adopted pup, Beaumont, she put her background in fashion design and textile art to good use. Handsome Mountain pet beds ($145) feature screen-printed designs inspired by West Coast culture. Discover Dogs, #27-701 Kingsway, 778-228-7458. Handsome-mountain.com
Manufactured in Vancouver, Johnwear’s eco-friendly doggie long johns ($59) are a canine version of the company’s classic red long johns, complete with a (non-functioning) square hatchback. Johnwear.ca
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Granville Island Pet Treatery
The Granville Island Pet Treatery is so Vancouver with their use of ingredients such as dandelion, yucca root, and seaweed mixed with flavours like meaty bacon and wild sockeye salmon. One percent of profits from the treat boxes ($20) goes to the BCSPCA, meaning Mr. Barky Von Schnauzer can give a little back to the canine community, too. Woofles and Meowz, 1496 Cartwright St., 604-689-3647. wooflesandmeowz.com
A marriage of excellent form and function, this chic cat basket ($135) by Cherry Felt is 100-percent-wool felt and hand-made right here in the city. Kitten-approved. Etsy.com
2 Forks Design’s Nip-in-the-Butt catnip toy ($9) is a tribute to founder/designer Susie Yang’s late cat Nemo. Made by hand, each brightly coloured felt toy is triple-stitched (no toxic glue) and filled with local catnip from
Maple Ridge. 2forksdesign.com