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Gifts For Furry Friends

Dog beds are available at Critters Pet Shop in St. Charles. (Photo provided)

At the most wonderful time of the year, the most wonderful furry creatures in our lives are not forgotten.

In fact, according to an poll, a little more than half of American pet owners bought gifts for their pets for last year’s holidays, spending an average of $46 on their animals.

Toys and treats top the list, but let’s see what Santa Paws has in store this season.

Hot items Sheila Spitza, president of Wet Nose Inc. who has two dogs and two cats of her own, says certain pet items always sell well.

“During the holiday season we will, of course, sell holiday collars and apparel, but our biggest categories are toys and treats,” she says. “Coats and sweaters sell well, too, but not usually for gifts.” 

When visiting the Geneva shop she owns with her husband, Joe, expect quite the selection of individually baked and decorated cookies in addition to toys. The shop specializes in all-natural food and items for dog and cats.

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