Metro Pets

By Sharon Gomes Thomas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so pick up a little gift that will put a smile on a furry face, and know you’ll make it onto Santa’s Nice List.

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Holiday Music CD: Black Tie and Blue Jean Christmas
Enjoy traditional favorites in fresh contemporary style. Award-winning songstress Anne Roberts produced Black Tie and Blue Jean Christmas, a holiday music CD, and will donate her profits from the project to Canine Companions for Independence. CCI is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. To purchase, visit www.caninecompanions.org/giftshop

Canine Companions for Independence Northeast Regional Center
SUNY Farmingdale Farm Complex-Melville Road
PO Box 205
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: 631-694-6938

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The Pawprints™ Ornament
No mixing, no baking, no mess. Hang a paw print of your furry friend, and one that you made yourself!
From the ASPCA, everything is included to create your treasured ornament:
- Plastic shaping ring
- Non-toxic, air-drying impression material
- Wooden rolling pin
- Plastic straw hole-puncher
- Satin holiday ribbons
- Easy-to-follow instructions

To buy: www.aspca.org and go to Shop Online

ASPCA New York
424 East 92nd Street
NYC, NY 10128 (between 1st and York)
Tel: 212-876-7700 Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Letter to Santa Treats: Your dog’s wish list

Dear Santa, I was a very good doggie this year. I even made friends with the mailman! For Christmas I want lots of gourmet goodies and a diamond studded collar. Yours truly, Paws.

From the North Shore Animal League, this special delivery gift set of iced letter cookies and festive squeak bone is the perfect surprise for your four-legged pup on Christmas morn. 100% all natural ingredients.

- 8″ x 4-1/2″ squeak bone in red snowflake plush
- 4″ x 3″ Dear Santa letter and envelope cookies
- Topped with yogurt icing

North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tel: 516-883-7575
To buy: http://nsa.petfulfillment.com

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Our Best Friends License Plate
Honk if you love animals! Our Best Friends is the official NY State license plate for pet lovers. $20 of the annual fee goes directly to the Animal Population Control Fund, supporting statewide spay/neuter.

The image was designed by renowned artist and animal activist Peter Max at the request of the Humane Society of New York. For New York residents, go to www.nysdmv.com, or visit any DMV office. Or call 518-402-4838

For New Jersey residents, go to New Jersey DMV (www.state.nj.us/mvc) for your Animal Friendly plates.
For Connecticut residents, go to Connecticut DMV (www.ct.gov/dmv) for your Caring For pets plates.

Humane Society of New York
306 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 752-4842
www.humanesocietyny.org

Originally published December 2006
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