Best Places For Gifts For Pets In Baltimore

December 14, 2012 7:00 AM

Lab puppy

Photo Credit: Mindie Burgoyne

Today’s pets are truly part of the family, so it’s no surprise they receive treats for the holidays too. Whether it’s a 150-pound mastiff or the kids’ new kitten, taking care of the pets on the holidays is just as much fun as buying grandma a new bathrobe. Before hitting the stores, check out these great holiday gift ideas for dogs, cats or any special pet in Baltimore.

Lab puppy

Photo Credit: Mindie Burgoyne

Charm City Puppies and Boutique

8205 Snowden River Parkway, Unit D
Columbia, Md. 21045
(410) 203-0000

Whether you’re looking to give the gift of pet ownership this holiday or simply seeking accessories that will complement the perfect pup, Charm City Puppies and Boutique is the place to start. This recently opened, upscale puppy store is a one-of-a-kind for the area, offering premium care and quality products that promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for every dog. Go home with a new family member after browsing through its stylish selection of cribs and playpens, which contain puppies from the most reputable breeders around. Also shop for toys, clothing and treats. Every item available comes from high-quality brands guaranteed to put the perfect gift under the tree every time.

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2910 on the Square

2910 O’Donnell St.
Canton, Md. 21224
(410) 675-8505

2910 on the Square supplies an ever-changing selection of great pet products including toys, fashion apparel and accessories. Choose from assorted handcrafted pewter dog tags with cute inscriptions such as “Good Dog” or “If all else fails BEG!” Because every animal looks forward to supper time, treat that special cat or dog to an adorable, recycled metal feeder that stands on all fours. Plus, complimentary gift wrapping is available on many items, an option that will keep you and your curious pet entertained all Christmas morning.

Related: Best Places to Adopt Puppies and Kittens in Baltimore

dogchristmas Best Places For Gifts For Pets In BaltimoreHowl
3531 Chestnut Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 235-2469

If you’re shopping for a pet that has special food needs or is just a picky eater, Howl provides natural, nutrition-packed food and treats to satisfy any taste. Ask the staff for help selecting the best chemical-free options from healthy treats to entertaining toys and everything in between. High-quality dog beds, crates and even seat belts are also available so Fido can join the family on the next road trip in style. Stop by together to use Howl’s self-service dog wash, enjoy a mani-pedicure on Saturdays, or schedule a full grooming experience for the ultimate treatment.

poorboys Best Places For Gifts For Pets In BaltimorePoor Boys
7721 Harford Road
Baltimore, Md. 21234
(410) 668-7599  

Die-hard Baltimore football fans won’t want to miss any opportunity to purchase Ravens gear this holiday, even if it’s not for them. Poor Boys can help you sport the Purple Pride on your next walk around the block with a heavy-duty Ravens six-foot pet leash. Because it’s the holidays,  splurge and opt for a matching pet collar. Might as well pick up two Ravens steel pet bowls for spirited eating and drinking before, during and after the game. For those Steelers fans out there, perhaps the better choice is to go with a soft plush pillow pet, specifically the Raven bird with a jersey, which comes packed with a fluffy filling that any dog would love to chew on for days.

Popkin’s Pet Portraits
120 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(336) 970-3138

Because even pet gifts should also be a treat for you, Popkin’s Pet Portraits will create a cherished, hand-painted picture for a devoted pet owner or craft a touching memorial for a recently passed beloved pet. The artist Spoon Popkin works to capture the animal’s spark of life, energy and vitality, essentially the traits that make every pet such a special, unforgettable part of your life. Simply send an image for them to work from and include specific details that make your pet unique, such as a favorite toy or position to lay in, or request a one-hour live drawing or sketch session to be done in the Baltimore area.

Related: Cute Dogs in Cars

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Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her on Twitter at @KtBlue16 and online at

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