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  • Writer's pictureLiz Harmon

Furry Festivities: Including Your Dog in Holiday Celebrations

Updated: Dec 3, 2023




The holiday season is here! As we deck the halls and spread cheer, it's totally natural to want to include our beloved furry friends in the festivities. After all, what's more heartwarming than celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with your four-legged family member? Let's explore creative and enjoyable ways to make the holiday season memorable for you and your pup!


  1. Decking the Paws: Dog-Friendly Decorations Transform your home into a winter wonderland that your dog will love! Opt for pet-safe decorations by avoiding anything toxic or easily breakable. Consider hanging dog-friendly ornaments at their eye level so they can ooh and aah at the Christmas magic!

  2. Santa Paws is Coming to Town: Pet Photos with the Jolly Old Elf Dress your pup in festive attire and capture the moment with a special photoshoot featuring your dog and Santa Claus. Many local pet stores and malls offer pet photo sessions with Santa during the holiday season.

  3. Paw-liday Gift Exchange: Spoil Your Pup with Presents Dogs love unwrapping gifts as much as we do! Wrap up some dog-friendly treats or toys and let your dog join in on the gift-opening excitement.

  4. Festive Fashion: Dressing Up Your Dog for the Occasion Whether it's a cozy holiday sweater or a Santa hat, dressing up your dog can be a delightful way to get them into the holiday spirit. Just ensure clothing is comfortable, safe, and doesn't restrict movement.

  5. Yuletide Yummies: Special Holiday Treats for Your Pup While you indulge in holiday feasts, don't forget to prepare some special treats for your dog. There are plenty of dog-friendly recipes for homemade treats that incorporate festive flavors.

  6. Holiday Health: Keeping Your Dog Safe and Healthy With the festivities come potential hazards for your dog. Be mindful of holiday decorations, toxic plants, and foods that may be harmful to them. Ensure that your dog has a quiet and safe space to retreat to if the holiday hustle and bustle become overwhelming.

  7. Winter Wonderland Walks: Exploring Dog-Friendly Destinations Take advantage of the winter scenery and embark on festive walks with your pup. Many neighborhoods and parks are adorned with twinkling lights and decorations. A leisurely stroll with your dog allows them to take in the sights and smells of the season.

This holiday season, let the joy of celebration extend to your dog. From decked-out decorations to tasty treats, there are plenty of ways to ensure your dog experiences the magic of the holidays alongside you. The Wag Factor is always here for you for your daily dog walking needs! Serving Mount Pleasant and Daniel Island areas (South Carolina)! Cheers to a season filled with furry festivities and wagging tails!




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