At this time of year, people start thinking of what gifts to give for the holidays, and that list includes what to get the family pet. You might be looking for a sweater, a new food dish, a gourmet treat or even sunglasses for your dog, and this list of stores carries a variety to fit the bill. If your special family member is a dog, cat, horse or cow, these various Sacramento stores can assist you in finding that perfect gift.
8929 Madison Ave., Suite 200
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Trends-n-Treats is not just a pet supply store, it is also a spa and boutique catering to that special animal in your life. This shop carries fresh, frozen and raw food for dogs and cats, as well as specialty items. For the family pooch, it offers TableScraps of homemade gourmet treats or birthday cakes customized to your family pet. If you are looking for a backpack for your dog, Trends carries three styles. If your family pooch is a fashionista looking to walk in style, it has the latest in sunglasses (doggles) for him or her.
The Bird Shop
5553 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95841
If you have a pet bird, then The Bird Shop on Auburn is your destination. It has toys made by a variety of name brands that bird owners would be familiar with. Selections include tents, piñatas, bells, swings and more. The Bird Shop has a variety of cages available and caters to all sizes of birds from the small finch on up to the beautiful macaw. If you have a bird and need a gift for that family pet, this is the store to visit.
6643 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95821
If your family pet is a fish, Exotic Aquarium might be the place to go. You could find your fish a mate or some new toys or accessories for the aquarium. The store caters to both fresh and saltwater enthusiasts, specializing in finding rare species of each. It also has custom-made items for the fish in your home. If you are looking for something special that might require a some time, you can also contact the shop by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Food Express
2531 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Dates: December 15 and December 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If your gift giving is more philanthropy oriented, then how about giving a gift to an animal that belongs to someone else or is in a shelter? Pet Food Express is offering photos of your pet and Santa, with the Sacramento proceeds going to San Francisco Samoyed Rescue. During the month of December, the store collects toys to give to animals in shelters that might be stressed with hopes that a toy will bring them some joy.
Western Feed & Pet Supply
1600 34th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Having six locations in the Sacramento area, this store stocks items for dogs, cats, birds, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, cows, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs. Western Feed & Pet Supply carries the typical food for each species as well as toys that have been tested by the animals of the staff. Some items include auto waterers, cat trees, beds, dog and cat carriers and a variety of treats and toys, depending on the species. If your family pet is anything other than a cat or dog, this would be a great place to look for that gift to place under the tree.
Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.