For a lot of people, pets are like children, and furry children like gifts, too. Dogs and cats alike can’t resist treats and toys, especially in the holiday commotion when they’re either away from or in the middle of everyone. In a pet-friendly city such as Boston, there is no shortage of places to go to find the perfect gift for your furry loved one. Check out these top-rated places to spoil your dog or cat.
(Photo Credit: Pawsh)

(Photo Credit: Pawsh)

Pawsh Dog Boutique and Salon
31 Gloucester St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 391-0880

Pawsh Dog Boutique and Salon offers a wide variety of pet items that would make great gifts. It gets cold in Boston during the winter, so check out the winter coats and sweaters for dogs of all sizes. Keep your pets dry and warm with stylish rain gear, or take home a T-shirt with a slogan. If your favorite companion does not wear clothing, Pawsh also offers a selection of collars, harnesses and leashes that are sure to fit your style.

(Photo Credit: Polkadog Bakery)

(Photo Credit: Polkadog Bakery)

Polka Dog Bakery
256 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 338-5155

42 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-1931

Every furry friend enjoys treats. Stop in at the Polka Dog Bakery, where your loving companion can enjoy wheat, corn or soy-free biscuits that are made fresh. With flavors like chicken, duck, beef, fish and peanut butter, you and your pets will be wishing you’d just gone ahead and bought out the whole bakery. Choose from crunchy biscuits, chewy jerky or delicious sticks.

Related: Boston’s Best Bark-Worthy Pet Bakery

(Photo Credit: Cause to Paws)

(Photo Credit: Cause to Paws)

Cause to Paws
1386A Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 738-7297

Whether you are looking for something practical or whimsical, Cause to Paws offers gifts galore. Keeping your loved furry family member safe in the winter is one of the best gifts you can give. Cause to Paws promotes PAWZ, biodegradable, waterproof and flexible boots, designed to help protect your pet’s paws. Keep your pooch warm this winter with seasonal sweaters, or treat your furry pet to gourmet treats or super fun toys. Best of all, many of the items you will find at Cause to Paws are made in the U.S.

(Photo Credit: The Pet Cabaret/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: The Pet Cabaret/Facebook)

The Pet Cabaret
4404 Washington St.
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 323-7387

The Pet Cabaret has received high reviews for its outstanding customer service, as well as its incredible selection of high-quality products. Spoil your furry canine or feline with a new bed. Either open or enclosed, The Pet Cabaret carries all kinds of bedding to make your companion comfortable. There is no need to stop there; you will also find items such as collars, leashes, high-quality food and treats, natural supplements, toys and homeopathic products. If you are so inclined, give your pet the gift of cleanliness and stop by the do-it-yourself washing station.

Related: Boston’s Best Places to Pamper Your Pooch

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Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at