Pearls For Your Pooch? Yes! has hundreds of unique holiday gifts for dogs & dog owners

TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Bespoke pearl necklaces, dog portrait pillows, leather and tweed collars and stunning druid dog tags are just a few of the great Christmas and holiday gift ideas on offer at the innovative new website, Ranging from $3 to $165, these gifts also give back - a percentage of each sale goes toward Kiva and The Farley Foundation.

Lauded on,, Pawsh magazine and NYC's Barkzilla blog, is an online marketplace showcasing canine products handcrafted by artisans from around the world. "During my many years as a pet business owner, I often searched for the perfect gift for dog-owning clients, and realized there wasn't anywhere to find high quality, stylish items," says founder Sheila Bredin of the inspiration behind .

So, what's the right gift for the trendy canine on your list? Identify the pooch's personality from the options below and then shop at!

For the prissy pup:
With Chanel-style bouclé, chiffon ruffles and faux diamonds, the L'il Frenchie dress is equally suited for the Champs-Élysée or your local dog park. $110 USD

For the diva bitch:
Sure to be the hit gift of any holiday party, these sturdy Swarovski Austrian crystal pearl necklaces come in multiple sizes and hues, such as classic white, cream, lavender, or pink. (From the aptly named line, "Bitches in Pearls.") $85 USD

For the patriotic bulldog (and design-savvy owner):
Union Jack designs are still on-trend for interiors and this British Bulldog Eyepatch Cushion Cover stands out with its bold attitude. $55 USD

For the health-conscious dog (or owner):
Aloe vera, herbs and almond oil are just a few of the soothing ingredients in the PurestPets line of fragrance- and preservative-free grooming products. Wrap up a gift basket with Paw Spa balm, Hot Spot Serum, Mud & Mat Remover and Allergy Relief Shampoo. $7 to $45 USD

For the cutie pup:
LollyPups' Misty Heart sweater is hand-crocheted in pure alpaca, Peruvian pima cotton and cotton boucle. Total softness for your little softie. $73 USD

For the canine Lagerfeld:
Chic black leather, faux fur trim and biker-style details channel a stylish, don't-mess-with-me vibe. Karl would approve. $110 USD

For the nothing-but-a-hound dog:
A comfy, satin-lined Elvis collar features mod colours and bold details. $33 USD

For the sweet puppy:
The canine recipient of this on-trend raspberry macaroon tag is sure to get extra cuddles and petting! Pooch's name and number is handstamped on the back of the durable polymer clay tag. $22 USD

For the dandy dog:
Channel your pooch's inner Oscar Wilde with a flamboyant purple velvet leash. $28 USD

For the gallery-bound dog:
Delight your favourite pet owner with a stylized, 5 x 7 custom portrait of their furry or feathered friend. Simply send a clear photo of the animal and receive a 5 x 7 gouache painting in a decorative envelope. $68 USD

For the butch dog:
Exert your dog's tough individuality with this hand-stamped, sterling and silver ID tag. $68 USD

For the refined laddie:
The name and look of the Country Gentledog Leather And Tweed Leash conjure up images of bounding through heather-covered moors. The local dog park may not be quite as lush, but it's really all about attitude, isn't it? $92 USD

This holiday season, you'll find hundreds of one-of-a-kind gift ideas for the pooches and people in your life at Don't delay - paws to bookmark today! Plus, follow @Artsydog on Twitter and like on Facebook to find out about monthly contests and more.

For more holiday gift ideas and information about, or high-resolution photos, contact founder Sheila Bredin at 416-922-7717 or

As the founder of and the former owner of a successful pet sitting business, Sheila is available for interviews about dog and pet ownership, pet clothing and accessories, canine style tips, dog care and seasonal gift ideas for dog and their two-legged pals.


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For more holiday gift ideas and information about, or high-resolution photos, contact founder Sheila Bredin at 416-922-7717 or

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