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Holiday gift ideas for NYC dogs (and their owners)

New York City dogs have needs that sometimes extend beyond their suburban counterparts. But they still need the same play time and warmth in these chilly months. Here are some gift ideas - some fun, some practical - that you and your canine buddy are sure to love.

Boot Strappin' Rope Dog Toy

Be the most seasonal canine at the dog
Photo Credit: Waggo

Be the most seasonal canine at the dog park with your new Boot Strappin' Rope Dog Toy in festive green. From Brooklyn-based pet and home goods purveyor Waggo, the toy is made to withstand lots of chewing as your four-legged buddy cleans his teeth. ($16, waggo.com)

Collapsible Water Bowl

Urban dogs know that water isn't always plentiful
Photo Credit: Found My Animal

Urban dogs know that water isn't always plentiful when they're out on the town, so they like when their humans come prepared. The canvas Collapsible Water Bowl from Found My Animal, available in orange and black, has a clip for portability and is solid enough for liquids. ($36, foundmyanimal.com)

K-9 Overcoat

From Ruffwear, the K-9 Overcoat protects from the
Photo Credit: Ruffwear

From Ruffwear, the K-9 Overcoat protects from the elements with a water- and wind-resistant outer layer and cozy inner fleece to trap heat in. In colors including Larkspur purple (pictured) and with reflective trim, it's available is sizes from XXS to XL. ($64.95, ruffwear.com)

The Beacon

Dogs who live in the city that never
Photo Credit: Ruffwear

Dogs who live in the city that never sleeps might just decide they want to go for a stroll at 4 a.m., all fine if their humans are willing and they're visible to passing cars. Enter The Beacon, Ruffwear's LED light that clips onto collars, jackets, leashes, et al. It features three light modes, is waterproof and comes with two 2032 coin cell batteries. ($19.95, ruffwear.com)

Woofstick

The cold-weather months can pose challenges for Fido's
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The cold-weather months can pose challenges for Fido's exercise regimen. Woofstick is designed to give your pooch a quick, intense workout indoors or out. Sort of like a cat dancer for dogs, the collapsible, aluminum rod houses a 10-foot cord, which attaches (via Velcro) to the plush bone toy you wave and wag as your dog zigs and zags. Grab it and go thanks to the carrying case. The packet also includes a collapsible water bowl and training guide. ($39.95, woofstick.com)

Sock Monkey Sweater

Esther MacInnes of By Chance Designs hand-knits sweaters
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Esther MacInnes of By Chance Designs hand-knits sweaters for style-minded dogs in argyle, cable knit and one inspired by the classic sock monkey. Available in three colors and sizes from XXS to L. (starting at $25, etsy.com/shop/bychancedesigns)

The Naga Bag

From Utah-based River Dog Gear, the handmade Naga
Photo Credit: Rebecca Haacke

From Utah-based River Dog Gear, the handmade Naga Bag is designed for transporting treats on the go and features a front pocket for human needs (phone, keys) and a nifty poop-bag dispenser. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, the outer layer is cotton, the inner is nylon, and it closes with a utility cord. Proceeds go to a service dog fund. ($17, etsy.com/shop/RiverDogGear)

Natural Rope Dog Leash

Local-minded canines will like that the Natural Rope
Photo Credit: High Line Shop

Local-minded canines will like that the Natural Rope Dog Leash is made by Found My Animal right here in Brooklyn. Hand-spliced and created to withstand the pulliest of pooches, the leash is available at the High Line's pop-up shop at the Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, though Jan. 31, for $58. (For additional colors, from orange to ombre magenta: foundmyanimal.com)

Gibi GPS tracker

The Gibi GPS tracker lets you follow in
Photo Credit: Gibi

The Gibi GPS tracker lets you follow in your pet's pawsteps. The water-resistant device attaches to your pooch's collar, and, once activated, you can monitor Spot's whereabouts via an app. Set up perimeters (and receive alerts if your pet wanders) and see where he is via Google maps. ($129, available for preorder at walmart.com)

Pardon Me Dog Poo Bags

City-slicker canines are pretty street smart, especially when
Photo Credit: Waggo

City-slicker canines are pretty street smart, especially when it comes to their, ahem, business. Why not capture those dog doings in as much style as possible with the striped Pardon Me Dog Poo bags? Available in three colors, the biodegradable bags have a minty scent. (currently on sale for $5 for a 3-roll pack, on up to $50 for a year's supply; waggo.com)

Waxed Cotton Vest

New from Williamsburgh-based Found My Animal is the
Photo Credit: Found My Animal

New from Williamsburgh-based Found My Animal is the Waxed Cotton Vest, complete with hood. The exterior is of waxed brown cotton canvas, while the lining is a cozy wool in a woodsy black and red plaid. In sizes from S to XL, it features a side pouch and brass snaps. (from $75, foundmyanimal.com)

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