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Give paws this Christmas: Pets (and pet products) you'll love

All dogs and cats available for adoption at the Toronto Humane Society (For more information, visit the THS)

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This little darling just wants to play: spunky and curious, Carly made everyone smile. She won us all over in a matter of seconds with  her big eyes and soft ears – a big sweetheart who turned into a model as soon as she put on the blue Cozy Caribou hoodie from Canada Pooch, (starts at $37.99,   
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Rockstar fits his name: he’s a gem of a dog – one of those pooches who seemingly understands English – and makes you feel like a rockstar just to know him. He sports the new luxurious wool  from Canada Pooch (starts at $57.99,

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Fortinbras is as regal as his name suggests:  a charming three year old feline who soaks up attention, a stately prince looking for his kingdom.  He’s ready for the holiday party in this fancy and festive collar (, $5.96) and bed (, $19.97) from Simply Cat. If you’ve got a cat-inclined human this season: Fortinbras suggests the The New Yorker Big Book of Cats (, $28.84)

Dr. Pepper

A gentle giant, Dr. Pepper is a mild mannered, happy-go-lucky dog that any family would be lucky to have.  One of those amazingly bright, special dogs that had us all stumped to how she’d ever ended up in a shelter.  This beast deserves the best, sthis dog bed is certainly that: a plus herringbone urban lounger from Bowser Beds, with orthopaedic support and ridiculously soft microvelvet fabric (US $259.99, Throw in a festive peppermint stripe pillow, (US $44.99  and  a beautiful handmade collar from The Hydrant ( and this pooch is decked out in goodies as special as she is.      
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Patient and inquisitive, this little poodle melted our hearts: shy at first, she brightened right up after donning her Christmas sweater.  All she wants for Christmas is some love and attention -  and this hand crafted artisan feeder (  Nelly is wearing a knitted, festive Christmas sweater from Canadian home delivery boutique Paw Couture, ($20,    

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Iggy’s dressed to impress in this handmade bowtie collar from Canadian studio Rover Boutique, ($25,  If you’re in the market for an inquisitive, impossibly soft feline friend this Christmas, look no further.  She’s a special cat looking for a special home.  


This confident pooch sauntered into our photo shoot, said hello to our staff then immediately started posing for the camera. She’s a bouncy five year old dog – a tiny pooch with a big personality. She’s rocking the classic Canada Pooch Winter Wilderness jacket, a  waterproof and oh so festive favourite.  (starts at $39.99,
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Talk about puppy dog eyes! Meet sweet Tess, sure to make hearts melt with her big brown eyes and soft ears. She’s ready for casual weekend walks this winter, keeping toasty in her Sherpa-lined Cozy Caribou hoodie from Canada Pooch, our favourite Canadian dog apparel company this year– their products keep canines both stylish and warm. (starts at $37.99,; bow tie collar:

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