Holiday Doggie Gift Guide


Great howliday gift suggestions for dog lovers and their best friends by local dog trainer Leigh Siegfried of Opportunity Barks. And don’t forget to check out the Giving Tree!

Gift for dog lovers:

  • Grounds & Hounds Coffee*
    With a tag line like “every pound saves a hound”, if you love coffee and helping animals- this is a win. We can vouch for G&H- fair trade, organic and delicious. If you like a strong cup, we recommend the Alpha Blend.
  • Candles from Sydney & Hale
    We haven’t smelled these beauties with our own noses, but…they look amazing and have a great assortment of scents. Soy candles that also gives back to rescue. Crafted in the USA.
  • Custom Pet Portrait Ornament  – Spring for a custom portrait of your pup for the tree or to hang around the house from White Stallion Studios. Affordable for a custom piece and beautiful to boot.

Gifts for dogs:

  • Interactive Feeder Toys*
    The gift that keeps giving and keeps your dog busy noshing throughout the year. Our fave’s include the Treat Stik (dishwasher safe, easy to fill and holds up for small and large tough chewers).
  • Long lasting chews*
    Want something that keeps your dog’s attention as the cold months go by? A long lasting chew should last more than a few minutes, not be edible, but satisfy the need to nosh and exercise the jaw. We are big fans of a natural or sterile beef bones or for natural bison or beef marrow bones from Primal for the ultimate frozen treat.
  • Bandanas by Puppy Riot*
    Holidays mean selfies and cute pics of your dogs snoozing or mugging with the family. Bandanas can add a little seasonal flair and are a nice way to dress things up for the holidays.

*Available at OpBarks.

Stop by and add to our Giving Tree

Stop by OpBarks in East Falls this holiday season and leave a little something at our Giving Tree. Bring your gently used collars, leashes or pet toys or unopened canned or bagged pet food that we’ll be collecting for our local shelters.

Check out our curated assortment of dog tested and dog trainer approved toys, treats, chews and equipment built to last. Shop small and socially conscious. Stocking items that support animal rescue and give back.


Leigh Siegfried is owner and Training Director of Opportunity Barks, Behavior and Training.  Opportunity Barks offers private lessons, group training classes, workshops and day school training programs for dogs at their new East Falls location.

Opportunity Barks
3510 Scott’s Lane
Suite #3112
(next to East Falls Glass Works on Scotts Lane)

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