Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Dog Lovers

beer for your dog

Bowser Beer
For those who let their pooches guzzle the real stuff (you know who you are!), offer them healthier booze: Des Moines–based Bowser Beer dog beer is made from USDA chicken or steak, plus malt barley (B vitamins!) and glucosamine (for joint health!). $19.99/six-pack, available at Wally Pets (Wallingford, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N; 206.547.0301).

A Letter to My Dog: Notes to Our Best Friends (Chronicle)
Local photographer Robin Layton has beautifully captured portraits of humankind’s best friend in this sweet ode to ownership. Fit for people who would never consider nominating their pets for (i.e., sentimental folks), letters are penned by celebrities such as Tony Bennett and Oprah Winfrey. Plus, everyone’s favorite Seattleite Tom Skerritt shares his love for his Swiss mountain dog, Maggie Mae. $24.95, available at



Miriam Reynolds Clear-coated Rain Slicker
These clear doggie coats from Eastlake-based apparel designer Miriam Reynolds are almost too cute for words, but we’ll give it a whirl: Protect your pampered pooch with a custom-made vinyl slicker, complete with snap closures and a choice of black, white or leopard piping. $60, available via email through