About RTÉ Television
The Afternoon Show
The Afternoon ShowRTÉ One, Weekdays, 4.00pm

Gift Guide for Pets with Adele King

Friday, 11 December 2009


Aldi's plush dog toys €4.99 each. They come in four novelty Christmas designs, you can choose from Father Christmas, Reindeer, Penguin or a Snowman.

Aldi's Pet Stockings (€2.99 each) for cats and dogs are packed with festive inspired eats and treats. For the dog there's the tasty Turkey and Cranberry Treats and to play with, a Munchy Christmas Tree, while the cats will be content to nibble on milk drops and salmon flavoured treats with a set of three beaded balls and white mouse for entertainment.

Aldi currently has 73 stores in Ireland. To find out the nearest store to you go to

2. Molly's Pet Boutique

Santa suit €19.95

Tartan bandana collar €15.00 and matching lead €16.95.

You get free shipping for orders over €79 and we only charge you a flat fee of €5 for orders under €79! If an item is in stock we aim to dispatch within 24 hours. During busy periods; for example the run up to Christmas it may take up to a week.

For further information go to or call 01-2805999

About Mollys
Molly's Pet Boutique is an Irish owned and operated boutique offering a fabulous and unique selection of clothing and lifestyle accessories for dogs, cats and their people!

The website was launched in May 2006 by Claire Lanigan and her beautiful rescue dog Molly. Our Dun Laoghaire boutique followed in August 2007.

Claire decided to launch Molly's Pet Boutique as she was having difficulty finding fun toys for Molly to play with and cute accessories to match her bubbly personality- but the selection of toys available was limited and she couldn't find any cool accessories in her size. (Molly is a Pointer/Dalmatian mix with a BIG chest!) Even finding unusual goodies for Molly's two smaller brothers Lucky (Collie/Terrier mix) and Lemar (Cranky Jack Russell mix) was hard work.

3. Bling Pet Collars
Pink Diva Swarovski Crystal Collar €15.00 - Black-coloured Velvet safety collar, decorated with two outer rows of Pink & Diamante Swarovsi Crystals and a central row of glittering Pink Swarovski Crystals.

Features a Break Free Buckle so Kitty won't get trapped if the collar ever snags. Adjustable from 7.5 - 10 inches (Regular) A matching Pink Crystal 'DIVA' Pendant comes attached to the D-Ring.

P&P cost €2 with an additional .20c for every additional collar purchased in the one order. You can order directly through the website or by emailing us via the Contact Us link on our website .

We dispatch all collars within 2 days of receiving order. The last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery is the 19th December.
About Bling Pet Collars:

Bling Pet Collars is a mother/daughter company based in Dublin. All of our collars are handmade/handsewn collars for cats and small/toy breed dogs & puppies.

Their prices range from €5 - €15. All Bling Pet Collars come beautifully gift wrapped and all of our cat collars come with a free gift for your kitty.

For further information go to

4. Muttugly

Christmas Dog jumper €15 - The red Christmas jumper has a flashing Christmas tree appliqué. The star on the tree lights up with the aid of a hidden button and battery.

Elf Hat €10 - The elf hat is in festive red and green velvet with cute elfin ears. It has an adjustable elastic strap for securing on doggies head. Perfect for getting poochie into the festive spirit.

There are 2 shops - Ranelagh (01-4759449) and Ringsend (01-6670200) or they can order online with no more than a 2 day turnaround for delivery. Delivery is a flat rate of 3euro.

There is a more extensive range available in store but if people want something special just email and we'll aim to find them what they need. You need to order by December 18th for Christmas.

For Further information go to or call (0)1 4759 449


Pet-Bliss is a family run business and the top pet supplies shop in Ireland.

Hamster Tent €7.99 -WigWam, made of nylon, is an ideal place for withdrawing and relaxing. The cushy fleece insert protects from cold floors. WigWam can be fixed to the rodent cage by loops, which are at the tent's bottom. It is washable up to 30 °C.

Bird Playground Medium €17.99 - Playground made from natural wood. Already assembled and ready to be opened. With one ladder, one swing and various perches. Suitable for parrots and smaller birds.

For further information go to or drop into Unit 8 Newtoen Business & Enterprise Park, Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow, Ireland or call (01) 2810064 Open from Monday to Sunday.


Jilly the Yorkshire Terrier will be modeling

Dog santa hat and scarf €9.00 - Deluxe quality red and white scarf with a matching hat that ties on to keep them in place.
And the pet bathrobe €15.99 from Mollys Pet Boutique. It's a very practical item for this weather its bright pink and very cute.

Delivery takes 1-3 working days; we also have an express next day delivery option which is an additional €4.50.

For further information on the range of outfits go to or call 057 8 603 603.

7. Woddies DIY

Trixie First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs €9.99 - This first aid kit for cats and dogs is ideal for being prepared in case of an emergency as well as being able to help your pet effectively.

The first aid kit contains 1 bag, 1 wound compress, 1 packet of bandages, 1 fixing bandage, 1 adhesive tape on a roll, 2 alcohol swabs, 1 disposable syringe, 20 ml, 1 pair of plastic tweezers, 1 pair of latex gloves, 1 flea and lice comb, 1 pair of tick tweezers and a dog muzzle loop. The first aid booklet illustrates some emergency examples, tells you about the correct pet owner's behaviour and explains the examples of use of each set element.

The bag has two peel fastenings on the backside and can be fixed easily at the pet owner's belt.

Les Amis 48cm x 48cm reversible waterproof bed €6.99 - This is a Washable bed with a Waterproof Outer Shell which was Scientifically developed. It will help keep your pet warm in Winter & Cool in Summer. It is reversible Two Tone Design so you can change colour to suit either your or your pet's mood.

To find the nearest Woodies DIY store closest to you go to


From the same kennel as The Dangerous Book for Boys, this hilarious doggy equivalent barks one simple question: What's happened to us?! Designer dog beds? Organic gluten free gourmet doggie biscuits? Spa treatments? Everyone likes to be pampered now and then - but isn't there more to being a dog than wearing a mini cashmere sweater and riding around in a Louis Vuitton handbag?

What about the simple pleasures of life - feeling the wind in your fur, digging up the grass beneath your paws, smelling another dog's bottom? Isn't that part of the great joy of being a dog?

This book is for good dogs, bad dogs, and the millions of people who love them, either way, but owners will no doubt recognize their own lovable pets, and maybe themselves, in these pages. After all, so many people talk to their dogs, they might as well read to them, and learn a little something in the process.

Available in all good book stores.