What do dogs and cats really want for the holidays?

Keep reading to discover what they would ask Santa for if they could …

A Holiday Wish List From Cats and Dogs


Dogs want a harness to replace any shock, prong or choke collars on their necks.

Cats want to see declawing banned and to receive a scratching post — an appropriate place to scratch so that they can keep their claws in good shape, as nature intended.

Lilac, like all dogs, loves to chew … photos: Rose T.

Dogs want to be allowed to sniff the bushes during their walks, as well as setting the pace and choosing the route once in a while.

Cats dream of a room with view or having a “catio” to lounge in.

Both want states to pass spay/neuter laws to help end animal homelessness and shelters to “fix” all adopted animals before they go home so that they won’t add to the companion animal overpopulation crisis.

Jett is almost 15 years old!

They also want people to be brave enough not to subject their animal companions to prolonged suffering in their final days because it’s so hard to say goodbye.

Most of all, animals want your love and attention.
Cece has plenty of cozy puffy beds …

On their behalf, PETA wants the words “owner” and “pet” replaced with “guardian” and “companion” and all animals to be treated as cherished and respected members of the family.

Fun at the dog park.