If you’re like me, your dog is as much a member of your family as any human member—they just happen to have a little more fur. Meet Phoebe Tallulah Stevens, by the way:
So what are some ways that you and your pooch can celebrate the season together?
For something sweet – Three Dog Bakery 
Dogs like Christmas cookies too! Locally owned, Three Dog Bakery is Louisville's most PUP-ular place for dogs & their people! Discover their fresh-baked all-natural, healthy dog food & treats, including their seasonal (and all-new for Christmas 2013) “reindog cookies” with pretzel antlers!
For stocking-stuffers—Barkstown Road 
The new Bonnycastle Avenue location is all decked out for the holidays! With display tables overflowing with red and green chew toys, Christmas-flavored dog treats, seasonal bandanas, bows, and sweaters, Barkstown Road is the place to purchase a gift for any dog or dog lover!
For exercise— Go Santa Go 5k 
No Kill Louisville  will host a festive 5k fundraiser Saturday, December 7, at the Louisville Waterfront. The event will raise money for a variety of No Kill Louisville programs and services, which include fosters and adoptions, a Pet Food Bank for low-income members of the community, and low-cost spay and neuter vouchers.
For good— Bow Wow Meow Christmas Boutique 
This weekend (December 6th, 7th, & 8th) The Animal Care Society is having their annual Bow Wow Meow Christmas Boutique! Choose from over 1,000 gift baskets for your friends, coworkers, family, and pets, with proceeds benefiting the animals housed and loved by The Animal Care Society while they are waiting for their forever homes.
For bling-- The Queen's Jewels 
Made by a dauchshund-loving Louisvillian, Rhonda Curry's brand of hand-printed metal jewelry include phrases such as "Love is a Four-Legged Word," or "I Love My Chiweenie" (that one, made for my mother about our chihuahua-dachshund mix). All orders can be personalized!
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