Top places in Birmingham to find holiday gifts for your pet

Birmingham, pets, Christmas, Santa, cats
Birmingham, pets, Christmas, Santa, cats
Santa Cat. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

While you shop for gifts this holiday season, don’t forget to buy something special for your pets. Here’s a look at where to shop for your furry friend, plus some top gift picks they’ll love. 

Hollywood Feed

Hollywood Feed is a natural and holistic pet specialty store. Here you can find all sorts of great gifts for your four-legged friend, including:

  • High-quality foods
  • USA-made treats
  • Toys
  • Beds
  • And more!

Top Gift Picks

Hugglekats—Assorted Mice with Organic Catnip

Stuffed with organic catnip, your kitties will go nuts over these cute, houndstooth-patterned mice.

Birmingham, Hollywood Feed, pet gifts, holiday gifts, pet toys
Hugglekats mice toys. Photo via Hollywood Feed

Find Hollywood Feed at 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza in Mountain Brook and at 230 Doug Baker Blvd in Birmingham. 

Kong—Classic

Chew and chew and chew and chew. For the dog that loves to chew, there’s no better gift than the Kong-Classic. Made from super-bouncy, natural rubber compound, your dog can chew it, fetch it and even eat treats out of it. 

Birmingham, Kong, Kong Classic, dog toys, pet toys, pet gifts
The Kong Classic. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

What’s great about Kong’s are that they come in a broad range of sizes—extra small to extra large—so all dogs can use them. Some are even specially designed for puppies. 

Sheppard’s Pet Supply

Address: 4410 4th Ave S. in Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM
Contact: 205.703.0989

For raw and holistic pet foods as well as high-end treats and toys, check out Sheppard’s Pet Supply. Conveniently located around the Avondale, Crestwood and Forest Park neighborhoods, there’s no doubt you’ll find a great gift for your pet. 

Top Gift Picks

Kong Naturals—Incline Cat Scratcher

My trio of cats absolutely love a good cardboard scratching post. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they are made for extended use. When one side wears out, you simply flip them over for fresh scratching.

Birmingham, Sheppard's Pet Supply, pet gifts, cat gifts
Even in the box, they are a hit! Photo via Sheppard’s Pet Supply

Gaines Family Farmstead Sweet Potato Dog Treats

If you’d like to give your dog something healthy and delicious this holiday, consider these sweet potato treats by Gaines Family Farmstead. 

Here are some quick facts:

  • 100% natural sweet potatoes
  • High in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber
  • No artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners
  • Grown and made in the U.S.A.
Birmingham, Sheppard's Pet Suppy
Sweet Potato Dog Chews. Photo via Sheppard’s Pet Suppy

The Whole Dog Market

Seeking all-natural treats and organic chews for your dog? You can find them at The Whole Dog Market in Homewood. 

Top Gift Picks

Farmhounds Premium Jerky Treats

Does your dog like to chew? Give them a taste of premium jerky from Farm Hounds. These dehydrated jerky treats are rich in iron, hormone-free and certified humane.

Birmingham, The Whole Dog Market, pet gifts, dog gifts, dog jerky
Farmhounds Premium Jerky Treats. Photo via The Whole Dog Market

They come in a variety of flavors, too, including:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Pork

Which flavor will your dog like best?

Rawhide Chips

These rawhide chips make a great natural teeth cleaner for all dogs. Made from 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, they are free of antibiotics, pesticides and chemicals. Plus, they last a long time!

Birmingham, The Whole Dog Market
Rawhide chips. Photo via The Whole Dog Market
Find The Whole Dog Market at 2937 18th St. S. in Homewood. 

Whiskers and Wags Pet Boutique

Address: 16618 US-280, Chelsea, AL 
Hours:
 Monday-Saturday 10AM-6:30PM
Contact: 205.6189496

For pet items that are not only high-quality, but unique, check out Whiskers and Wags Pet Boutique. 

What’s extra nice about this shop is that each item is specially hand-picked by pet owners who know just what pets like yours would like. 

Birmingham, dogs, pets
Happy dog smiles. Photo submitted

Top Gift Picks

Yeowww Catnip and Toys

Want to make your cat go wild? Then look no further than Yeowww catnip and toys. This is my go-to catnip brand for all of my cats. Not only is it really strong, but it lasts a long time. Plus, all of their toys come in fun shapes.

Birmingham, Whiskers and Wags Boutique, pet gifts, cats, Yeowww
Yeowww catnip and toys. Photo via Whiskers and Wags Boutique

Wide Winter Dog Collar

Special pups deserve a special collar for the holidays, don’t you think? Here are three to check out. 

Birmingham, Whiskers and Wags Pet Boutique, pet gifts, dog gifts, dog collars
Wide winter collars for dogs. Photo via Whiskers and Wags Pet Boutique

Sizes

  • Medium: 2 in. x 14-18 in.
  • Large: 2 in. x 18-22 in.
  • Extra Large: 2 in. x 12-16 in.

Find Whiskers and Wags Pet Boutique at 16618 US-280 in Chelsea.

Lucky Dog Grooming and Boutique

Address: 33 Olmsted Street, Birmingham, AL 35242
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM.
Contact: 205.582.9142

Is your pup the luckiest dog in the world? They will be when you bring them home a special holiday gift from Lucky Dog Grooming and Boutique. 

Built from the ground up from owners who had a love of animals in mind, this shop offers grooming services as well as pet supplies in a laid-back customer-service oriented atmosphere. 

Top Gift Picks

Bow and Bowties

Cute, right? All bowties and bows easily clip on to colors, which make them the perfect accessory anytime of year. 

Birmingham, Lucky Dog Grooming and Boutique
Adorable pet bows. Photo via Lucky Dog Grooming and Boutique
Birmingham, Lucky Dog Grooming and Boutique
Holiday bowties are a perfect gift for your pet. Photo via Lucky Dog Grooming and Boutique

CahaBones

Have you heard of CahaBones? They are all-natural gourmet dog treats that your pup will devour. And guess what! They are made right here in Birmingham. Not only are the ingredients in the treats locally grown and sources, but the store is locally owned and operated, too.
 
CahaBones can be found at local retailers like Sheppard’s Pet Supply and The Whole Dog Market. You can also order them directly from the website.
 
Birmingham, CahaBones, pet treats, dog treats, pet gifts
CahaBones are made locally in Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Local Pet Artists

While you’ve got pets on your mind, check out these local pet artists in Birmingham who will create images of your pet. It’d make a great gift for any animal lover, including yourself!

Christopher Davis

Christopher Davis—artist, illustrator and comedian—creates whimsical paintings of pets with a rainbow flare. 

Check out his work at Drawdog on Facebook.

Birmingham, Chris Davis, pet art, Drawdog
Art by Chris Davis. Photo via Drawdog
Birmingham, Chris Davis, pet art
Art by Chris Davis. Photo via Drawdog

Mary Liz Ingram Art

Mary Liz Ingram is a self-taught pastel artist and art instructor. She creates pet portraits in pastel and watercolor.

Birmingham, Mary Liz Ingram Art, pet artists, local artists
Photo via Mary Liz Ingram Art

Where else in town can we find great holiday pet gifts?