Many of us have been spending more time at home, taking more walks, and eager for snuggles — if you were looking for an excuse to adopt a pet, 2020 gave us plenty.
“We’ve brought in a ton of Christmas toys this year — more than usual. Advent calendars were a big hit, and we so many cute toys, treats and stockings.”
Santa’s annual visit had to be postponed, but the store still has a tree decked out with a hundred toys and treats.
“We do free delivery and curb side pick-up. You can shop online and shop local; you don’t have to sacrifice convenience to support local businesses.”
When you crack open the eggnog or unwrap a candy cane, Fido and Fluffy will be begging you to share. Now’s the time to stock up on treats for your pets — and don’t hold back on spreading the love.
“Treats are a lot healthier than they used to be. Now you can buy great quality treats and not feel guilty about giving too many. Plus we have a lot of treats that are locally made,” McMillan says.
Have a chubby pet on a strict diet? Check out the one calorie treats!
Pick up a holiday stuffed toy to match the rest of your decorations: A Pet’s Life has a great selection of holiday toys, and even a few costumes. Most of the holiday selection is online, but you can always call the store for more options.
“The Christmas costumes are really fun, but we have more practical winter options too,” McMillan says. “Raincoats for stormy days, and light-up collars to keep you and your pet safe at night.”
Work from home, for you and your pet
Is your dog staring at you with puppy-dog eyes while you try to work? Pick up a puzzle toy with hidden treat compartments to keep your fur-ball entertained until your next break. There are interactive toys and scratch posts for cats too, to distract them from destroying the tree.
“We also carry these things called Hush Toys, which have a squeaker but also have an on-off switch. It means you don’t have to take the toy away before your Zoom meeting, you can just turn it off,” McMillan says.
A Pet’s Life is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Look for the bright green sign at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. Follow A Pet’s Life on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news, and cute pictures of the pets who visit the store!