When it comes to buying Christmas presents for animal lovers, it can be pretty simple.
Cute puppy socks, cuddly toys , calendars with cats on… you know the drill.
But an even better gift is one that helps support our beloved furry friends.Charities like Dogs Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Cat Protection all make their own goodies, and the proceeds go towards looking after animals.
Here are our picks of the best charity gifts for animal lovers:
Help polar bears and more with WWF
Adopt a polar bear — or a jaguar, giant panda, turtle, dolphin, penguin, lion, tiger, rhino, gorilla, elephant, snow or Amur leopard or an orangutan.
Make Your Dog Their Own Digging Box. If your dog loves to dig keep you can keep your garden safe by teaching them to use their very own digging box.
A regular gift brings regular updates from your sponsored animal, plus a cuddly toy if you so choose.
Subscriptions from £3 a month at WWF.
Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow census
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species funds conservation projects from the UK to further afield.
This Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow gift supports an annual census of hares, rabbits and the other wild mammals that live around us, to help safeguard their habitats and save their lives.
Did you hear that? Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs hear best at 8,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 2,000 Hz.
100% of the proceeds from each gift goes directly to the animal and the projects that help them survive.
All About The Dog colouring bookFrom chihuahuas to great Danes, sheepdogs to shih tzus, this Battersea Dogs and Cats Home colouring book features all kinds of dogs at work, rest and play. Learn as you colour them in with the accompanying breed information too. Royalties from sales go to the charity All About The Dog. Buy for £8.19 from Amazon.
Use Covers to Keep Your Furniture Fur Free. Do you allow your pets on the furniture? If you do you’re well aware of how hard is to keep them clean. My favorite tip for keeping your furniture clean and fur free is to use a cover. You can use sheets, blankets or slip covers — and if you want something to match your decor you can get them custom made. When it’s cleaning time you just throw those covers in the wash & you’re good to go.
Cats Protection Snoozies slippers
Make like a cat and relax with these Black Cat Snoozies slippers made from sherpa fleece with a suedette non-slip sole.Buy for £12.99 from The Cat Gallery.
Tough Teddy dog toy
The Tough Teddy dog toy is a durable plushie with a rope core to keep even the most playful dog entertained.Each purchase helps out The Dogs Trust, which runs rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming services for pooches in need. Buy for £6.99 from The Dogs Trust.
Dog Got Stung? Remove the Stinger with a Credit Card. When you try to pick out a stinger from your dog you risk leaving part of it in the skin. Remove stingers by scraping them with a straight edge – like the side of a credit card.
Otter House Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Family and Pet Organiser 2022Get your family and furry pals’ lives in order next year with this Otter House Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Family and Pet Organiser 2022. Royalties from the sale of the product go towards supporting the work of Battersea Cats and Dogs Home. Buy for £10.99 from Fenwick.
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