Petco Shares Gift Ideas and Tips to Make this Holiday Season Brighter



Petco has unique gift ideas and fun ways to celebrate the holidays alongside pets, and as well as tips and advice to keep them healthy and safe during the busiest time of the year.

From the exclusive Holiday PupBox to holiday-inspired stocking-stuffer toys and accessories, Petco is the one-stop shop for pet parents looking for great holiday gifts.

Make this holiday season brighter by including your pet in these (DIY) crafts.

  • Get Festive with Your Pet: For pet parents looking to get in the holiday spirit with their furry family members, the naughty and nice scarfs set and Santa’s helpers hat and antler set will be the highlight of any holiday get-together.
  • Photos with Santa: For pet parents looking to create a special memory and get an adorable keepsake with their pets, Petco’s annual Photos with Santa on Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. local time is a great way to spread holiday cheer. For a donation of $9.95, pet parents and pets can strike a post with Santa, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting animals in need through the Petco Foundation.
  • DIY Crafts: Pet parents wanting a sweet and simple way to include their pup in baking delectable holiday treats can try the snowflake peanut butter dog treats. Other activities and crafts include a paw print ornamentpersonalized pet gift in a jardog leash hook and how to make a dog cookie mix-in-a-jar. For recipes and directions, visit

When it comes to seasonal decor and festive meals, Petco shares tips and advice to help keep pet safety top-of-mind during the holiday season.

  • When decorating, avoid glass ornaments and tinsel, which can be harmful to pets if broken or ingested. Toxic plants such as mistletoe, pine needs and poinsettias should be kept out of pets’ reach.
  • Never give pets table scraps like turkey skin, bones, walnuts or sweets. Instead, give your pets fun, holiday treats made specifically for them.
  • If you suspect your pet may have accidentally ingested any of these foods, contact your veterinarian, PetCoach or pet poison helpline immediately. PetCoach is a trusted website that offers pet care information as well as 24/7 online health and wellness consultation from trusted veterinarians in real time.

Along with seasonal gifting, consumers can help give pets in need the gift of a loving home this holiday season through the Petco Foundation and Nature’s Variety Instinct’s All For Holiday Homes fundraising campaign Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Animal lovers can support this lifesaving initiative by donating at the register at any Petco or Unleashed by Petco store or online at

For additional information on Petco’s assortment of holiday-inspired products, PupBox, and DIY crafts, visit

About Petco and the Petco Foundation
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them.

We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.

We operate more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach; and

The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals.

In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.