The holidays are a time of celebration for pet owners and their pets. Pet owners want to make sure their

beloved fur babies get all the treats they deserve at Thanksgiving and on Christmas morning.

Whether it is a tasty treat, a new collar or food bowl, or a play toy, ideas abound at area pet stores.

There are a variety of great gift ideas for the pet owner as well available at shops around Cherokee County. Whether it is a personalized gift, home decorating item or something fun for the family, finding a gift that

reminds the recipient of their favorite pet is a unique and thoughtful idea.

Two local shops that offer plenty of gift ideas for this holiday season are Ball Ground Hounds in Ball Ground

and Chamberhouse Gifts and Décor in downtown Canton.

Pet gift ideas

Featured store – Ball Ground Hounds

245 Gilmer Ferry Rd, Ball Ground

770-735-1855 • www.ballgroundhounds.com

Up Country collars

All Up Country designer ribbon collars are made from high-tensile strength nylon webbing with sewn on polyester/nylon ribbons. The ribbons are stain and fray resistant and designed to last a lifetime. All collar and lead hardware is cast, not welded brass. Collars fasten with quick-release buckles which are Coast Guard approved for high weight hold. Machine washable, air dry. Made in the USA. $21.

Spunky Pup Bow Blaster

If your dog needs tons and tons of exercise, then he or she will love the Bow Blaster from Spunky Pup. Launch balls much further than you could by hand. Run your dog for miles and miles, without having to be an Olympic marathon runner. $27.95.

Wag More – Bark Less treats

Wag More Bark Less Oven Baked Biscuits are wholesome treats that will keep your dog wagging for more. They are all natural and made in the USA with limited ingredients in a crunchy-textured treat.

No grain, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, or white potatoes and in

cute smiling star, sun and cloud shapes.

Tall Tails Authentic Dog Textiles

From toys to blankets for dog beds, Tall Tails has your dog covered. Tall Tails plush toys are soft, durable, and gentle on teeth and gums. All the soft playful shapes are perfect for interactive play. All toys coordinate with the Tall Tails line of bedding and blankets that make them a great accessory gift idea. The toys are completely machine washable and dryable. Toys start at $11.95.

Cat bird house and Spikey Owl Sculpture

This attractive hand-painted and hand-carved bird house is ecologically friendly and sure to please any cat lover. It provides a decorative touch to any garden, and a unique home for feathered friends. $37.50. The Spikey Owl sculpture is a colorful garden accent to add a touch of fun to a porch or deck. $26.

Gifts for pet lovers

Featured store –

Chamberhouse Fine Gifts and Home Decor

145 W Main St, Canton

770-479-9115 • www.chamberhouse.net

Pebble Art

“A True Friend” and “Paws are Forever”

Sharon Nowlan’s artwork is reflective of the beautiful land and seascapes of Nova Scotia where she grew up drawing, painting and creating in a variety of media. The Sharon Nowlan Collection transforms a mix of composite pebbles and other materials into inspirational designs, from angels and devoted friends to sentiments such as “A True Friend” and “Paws are Forever.” These happy scenes celebrating the love of pets are set off in a white matted, black frame. $40 and $30.

Favorite Family Member pillow

This wonderful long pillow is made of washed canvas and features printed and applique canvas words and designs that celebrate the dog in your life. This one says FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBER. There is flat flange around the edge and a zipper closure. Made by Mud Pie, this pillow measures 35 inches long by 11 inches. $38.95.

Cat Sleeping with Birds Figurine

The peaceful and tranquil beauty of Cat Sleeping with Birds Figurine make it the ‘’purrfect’’ styling accessory for the space of any feline or avian aficionado. Well-made, whimsical sculpture perfect for the collector. $34.95.

Cute doggie lover tea towels

Fun and witty waffle-weave dish towels or tea towels make perfect hostess gifts for the dog lover during the holidays or any time. These all-cotton towels are super absorbent and beautifully embroidered with sayings such as “Of course I talk to MY DOG Who else can I trust?” $9.95 each.

Farm Dog Soap

Farm Dog soap by Whim-Wham Art Farm is a great conditioning soap that helps keep your pet’s skin and fur clean and healthy. It is made with neem oil and lemongrass essential oil – both of which help to keep pesky pests away from your pet.

Where to find Whim-Wham Art Farm:

You can find Whim-Wham Art Farm items in retailers around North Georgia – the Cherokee County Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop, The Local Exchange in Marietta, and even in the Marketplace at the Hilton Atlanta. During the warmer months, you can find Whim-Wham Art Farm every Saturday morning at the Canton Farmers Market which runs mid-May through mid-October in downtown Canton. You can also find the Farmhers on Facebook, Instagram, or at whimwhamartfarm.com.

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