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7 local shops to make your pet’s holiday

Christmas sweaters, personalized ornaments, fresh-baked cookies, a full stocking hanging by the fire — this holiday, your pet can enjoy all the seasonal trappings you do. From festive accessories to treats to toys (and gifts for pet-lovers, too), there’s no shortage of pet-centric holiday spirit at Buffalo’s local pet shops.

Animal Outfitters

Need to cross something off your to-do list fast? Animal Outfitters has your pet covered: Their concierge service will pick out the perfect presents from their selection of toys and treats (including gourmet Christmas cookies) and have them wrapped and ready to go for you.

986 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Elmwood Pet Supplies

Share the Buffalove with your dog by outfitting them in a standing Buffalo collar, leash or harness — which you can order online and ship across the country (for those pet-owning expats). Or grab a Foggy Mountain plaid fleece-lined dog coat, so those lake-effect storms never get in the way of good walk.

706 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Daisy’s Doghouse

Stock up on local and made-in-the-USA goods at Daisy’s, including a jolly collection of cutout cookies from Buffalo’s own Bark for Biscuits (think polar bears, trees, and gingerbread men). You’ll also find seasonal sweaters and a chewers’ delight of toys, and for the pet-parents on your list, Daisy’s has mugs and umbrellas featuring beloved breeds.

1448 Hertel Ave, Buffalo

Buffalo Barkery

It’s not too late to order your pup a fresh-baked cake for Christmas, topped with frosting and a festive tree biscuit. You can also find holiday bow ties and treats made for local taste buds (chicken wing and beef on weck). Stop by Saturday, Dec. 16 and indulge your sweet tooth, too, for the Shops at Market Arcade Dessert Extravaganza Pop-Up from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Market Arcade, 617 Main St, Buffalo

Notorious D.O.G.

Give your pup a true taste of the season with candy cane ice cream or eggnog goat’s milk, made just for them. You’ll also find a slew of holiday offerings for pets and people alike, from giant plush candy canes to socks adorned with dogs. Plus, you could win a free fleece blanket: Just post a pic of your dog with Santa on Instagram and tag by Dec. 30 to enter.

8625 Main St, Clarence

Treats Unleashed

Filled with gifts for both pets and their owners, Treats Unleashed carries a variety of stockings and ornaments (personalized by breed) to round out your holiday decor along with the seasonal staples (themed toys and treats).

3057 Sheridan Dr, Amherst

The Barkery Bakery & Boutique

This South Buffalo spot not only offers fresh-baked treats for your pets, but also offers cat wine and dog bark beer — so you can enjoy a holiday toast together.

435 Abbott Rd, Buffalo; 716-240-9710

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