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Paw la la la: Gifts your pets need (and pets that need you) this Christmas

Adorable, adoptable dogs and cats from the Toronto Humane Society model the best in pet gifts this Christmas

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Carter, a playful pug/terrier cross at the Toronto Humane Society, stays toasty in his Winter Wilderness jacket (starting from $37.99) from Canada Pooch.

With faux-fur trim and waterproof shell, the parka keeps the little man warm, dry and stylish.

To buy online, click here or to find a store near you: visit the Canada Pooch website.

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From the creators of the The Oatmeal, How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You ($8.50), is a smart, laugh-out-loud read for any cat lover. (Think kneading is a sign of cat affection? Think again - he’s checking your internal organs.)

But sweet, curious short-haired Sheridan promises to not kill you (really!) and bring a lifetime of love into your home.

Find the book here on Amazon.

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Just like pups, dog beds come in all shapes and sizes - but none are as comfortable and stylish as this Urban Lounger ($214.99) from Bowsers. Add a remarkably soft ‘chateau’ pillow ($49.99) for that extra swank, and you’ll start reconsidering which bed you choose at nighttime.

And consider sophisticated, well-mannered dame Cena, a Staffordshire bull/terrier, pit bull mix, for a truly perfect addition to your home.

Her classy, handcrafted collar ($30) from Canadian company Peachy Keen Pets is perfectly suited for an elegant pooch.

To buy online, head to Bowsers Pet Products and Peachy Keen Pets.

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Meet Tux, a two-year-old colourpoint short-haired kitty - and the most affectionate lap cat you’ll ever meet.

With an adorable underbite, he’s rocking the holiday spirit with his Christmas plaid collar ($14.99) from Martha Stewart Pets.

Find the collar here at Petsmart.

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Chelsea, a one-year-old Boxer with boundless energy and love to give, is weekend casual in her Cozy Caribou hoodie (from $37.99) from Canada Pooch.

With Sherpa lining and a pocket (she carries her own poop bags, thank you very much), it’s the ultimate in cozy doggie wear for the winter.

To buy online, click here or to find a store near you: visit the Canada Pooch website.

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Sure, your home will be brimming with style with these items - we love this ‘woof’ door mat ($12) and ‘hungry/thirsty’ bowls ($20) from Toronto crafters Ruckus! Home Dogcor.

But it can be filled with joy too - if you’re looking for a gentle and curious soul, consider sweet Cody, a rottweiler/ hound cross.

For more information on the doggie decor, contact kiaro@live.ca

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Meet Blueberry - handsome and sweet, he’s a Siamese/Persian cross who’s beautiful inside and out. He loves this modern corrugated lounger ($26.99), great for stretching out on or scratching (read: saving your furniture).

Cat nip (and cat love) included.

Grreat Choice corrugated scratcher available here at Petsmart.ca

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If you have a crazy dog lady/gent on your list, the Big New Yorker Book of Dogs (Random House, $45) is a sure bet. A collection of essays, cartoons, poems and humour pieces - and a forward by Malcolm Gladwell - all about our four-legged best friends. It’s a beautiful keepsake and enthralling read.

Like the book, Siberian husky mix Chyna is rich in personality, easy to love and guaranteed to make you smile.

To buy the book online, click here.

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Jake, a purebred American cocker spaniel, is as sweet as dogs come. He loves his handmade, unique leash ($65) from Cape Smokey Creations, a military family-run company from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The family braids each leash by hand, with eco-friendly nylon. They’ve never met a dog who could chew through their durable, eye-catching leashes.

To order, visit Cape Smokey Creations on Facebook.

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Tucker loves his treats - and the spry, curious little guy is especially thrilled about this homemade treat maker ($29.99). Think Easy Bake Oven for dogs.

His future owner will be able to make nutritious, tasty treats - using peanut butter, chicken broth and most things you already have in your kitchen.

To purchase the treat maker, visit Petsmart online. Polka-dot collar, The Hydrant, $22.50.

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If you’re considering adding a new member to your family this Christmas, (like Cody, seen here) all cats and dogs featured are available for adoption from The Toronto Humane Society.

Call 416.392.2273, visit THS online or come in person to meet the stars.

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