Recognizing Special Canine Friends in Your Life

Many people now consider their pets to be valued members of their families. No longer relegated to the mere status of an animal that is owned, a dog now can hold a special place in its family’s household. Some people even throw parties for their dogs to celebrate their canines’ birthdays or adoption dates. When you get invited to one of these dog-centered events, you may wonder if you should bring along a gift. As with being invited to any special event at a person’s home, etiquette calls for you to arrive with some token in hand. You can make the right impression by coming with a canine-specific token like a dog gift basket.

Gifts such as these that are catered for dogs are actually quite popular around the world today. Dogs are given treatment that show others that these animals are treasured friends and family members. As such, as you consider what present to buy for the party, you may find the idea of giving a basket full of dog treats to be appealing. Dogs often love to eat treats that are flavored like bacon and chicken. You can show your friend that you too value the dog in question by bringing a treasure trove of dog treats to the party.

Like people, dogs need frequent baths to stay clean and to avoid the doggy smell that many people find unappealing. If your friend has noted that his or her dog sometimes gets dirty, you also may show up to the event with a basket full of dog hygiene products. Your friend will know that you want his or her dog to stay as clean as possible and also that you want the canine friend to be bathed with safe and sweet-smelling products.

You also may want to honor the human behind the party’s occurrence. When you shop online, you can find people baskets that also would make for ideal gifts. People, like dogs, enjoy the occasional treat. You can find baskets that have candy and other sweets in them. You also can find gifts that are appropriate for corporate gatherings if you want to avoid seeming too familiar with those in attendance. Gift baskets can be ideal because they typically contain more than one item. You actually give the guest of honor several items all at once instead of a single gift.

A dog is definitely man’s best friend.  Treat it right, and you’ll have a buddy who’ll stand by you through thick or thin.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. Hey! :) I really enjoy your blog. I am a single mother of a 2 year old son as well and I would be glad to connect with people in a similar situation. All the best <3 Lisa

    • Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by. I’m going to head on over to your blog right now :) I’m sure there’s lots we can both learn from each other. Take care :)

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