Metro Pets

By Sharon Gomes Thomas

I’m not afraid to admit that my dog gets presents at Christmas, wrapped with pretty paper and bows, sitting under the tree. My non-pet parent friends tease me about this – dogs don’t know it’s the holidays. Yes, they’re right but I want to share holiday cheer with my best friend … and I know its Christmas even if she doesn’t.


This December, I’m giving her something to howl about with extra special Gingerbread Buddy Biscuits. These gingerbread flavored cookie treats are made with only healthy ingredients and are corn-free. They’re also made in the USA – no one wants to worry about tainted cookies. And what could be cuter? The biscuits are in the shape of little gingerbread kids!

Additionally, the makers of Gingerbread Buddy Biscuits donate a portion of profits to animal shelters throughout the U.S. They are also a proud member of 1% For The Planet ( which means they donate 1% of their total sales to environmental charities.

Pick up the Christmas cookies in New York City at –
Canine Styles Downtown-Fetch
43 Greenwich Ave.
NY, NY 10014

Pet Bar
132 Thompson Street
NY, NY 10012

Downtown Doghouse
259 West 18th St.
NY, NY 10011

Available in Los Angeles at Helen’s Pet Depot
10531 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064

You can also get this Christmas cookies by mail order in the website


Since we’re talking about gingerbread treats, be sure to wander over the Chelsea Market NYC any weekend before Christmas to check out The Fifth Annual Gingerbread Homes For Animals ( Embrace your sweet tooth and your love of animals at this showcase of animal-inspired creations by New York’s top pastry chefs like Victoria Love of The Water Club. Buy a raffle ticket to win one of the creations. A portion of the funds goes to the Picasso Veterinary Fund which provides homeless animals with emergency care.

Fifth Annual Gingerbread Homes For Animals
December 1st and 2nd, 8th and 9th, 15th and16th
Chelsea Market, 9th Avenue and 16th Street
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Originally published December 2007
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