If you consider your pet dog to be part of the family chances are you will want to treat him to a nice present now and then. Maybe for his birthday, a special holiday such as Christmas or when the seasons change you'll want to buy your pet a new collar, festive sweater or gourmet dog treats to let him know you care. However, shopping for pets can be almost as difficult as shopping for people and if you don't know where to look it can difficult finding the right products that will make your pup happy.
Depending on where you live it may be hard to find a boutique store devoted to pets. Some cities such as New York and Los Angeles will probably have a few shops dedicated to fancy dog products but these businesses are rare so your best bet is to find a reputable online pet product retailer who carries the latest dog collars and toys from top brand name manufacturers including Up Country, Walk-e-woo and Lola and Foxy. You don't want to give your special friend a generic treat you found at a super market chain so do some online searches for phrases like "designer dog collars" and "fun dog gifts" to get a sense of what the internet has to offer.
If you are shopping for something such as a dog collar or sweater be sure to know your dog's neck size and body size. Not all products are one size fits all and unless you want to spend weeks shipping back products that don't fit have the sizes jotted down so you can search through products and find the one that will fit. Also take the time to read the product description of certain products since some materials may be irritating to a particular dog breed's fur and skin. If you're shopping for a friend who has a pet see if the site offers gift certificates which will make it much easier for you. You can't always tell what an owner wants or needs or if their pet will like what you've selected so it's usually better to leave the decision making up to the owner.