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Wunderdog’s Christmas list for very good rescue dogs: number five is the thing your dog wants the most

We choose our favourites from likeminded people: brands that give back, independent businesses that make a real difference – and, of course, our canine social editor Goldie puts in a few of her wishes as well

1. Found My Animal Catskill sweatshirt

The brand built on dog adoption, Found My Animal is forever in Wunderdog’s heart. Not only do their regular photoshoots and email newsletters feature adoptable dogs, but the stuff designed by Bethany Obrecht is also the kind of Brooklyn cool that enables your dog to say “I’ve arrived”. The hand-dyed terry cotton sweatshirt comes in five sizes. $40 foundmyanimal.com

2. Innocent Hound support sausages

Are you listening? SUPPORT SAUSAGES! Sausages that are good for your dog. If ever there was a win-win, it’s these Innocent Hound treats. Available for joint, dental and skin/coat support, the independent store for dogs and their people, Love my Human on London’s King’s Road, stocks these super sausages. £7.50 lovemyhuman.com

3. Prunkhund velvet collection

Fancy looking fancy this Christmas? The sumptuous velvet collection comprising collars, harnesses and leads from German indy brand Prunkhund can even be emblazoned with your dog’s name. Prunkhund supports dog shelters in Hungary. Velvet collection from €44, prunkhund.de

4. Charley Chau memory foam bed

Made for a big snooze, Charley Chau’s memory foam dog bed is comfy enough for lurchers and the like to spread their limbs – across the whole 130x100cm! The English brand donates 50% of profits of these beds to rescue organisation Forever Hounds. £195, charleychau.com

5. A day of walks & play

Photography: Emily Macinnes

Wunderdog’s Goldie has specifically asked for this to be on this list: how about giving your dog the gift of your undivided attention? Take a day off, switch off your phone, head to somewhere secluded and new – and just be with your dog. Play, walk, cuddle. This picture is of us in West Scotland – find out more about this off-grid piece of wilderness in the next issue of Wunderdog Magazine.

6. Cloud7 Alaska dod puffer coat

Talking of going for a long hike, your pooch should be as snug as you. Wunderdog favourite Cloud7 has launched its first puffer jacket for dogs. In a world-first, the down coat is made of water-repellent recycled polyester without PVC coating. The velcro belly belt means no need to fiddle legs through armholes, and the reflective detailing ensures visibility at night. It comes in five colours (check out the millennial pink). From €149, cloud7.de

7. Wunderdog dog tag

Obviously the best way for your dog to show she is a rescue dog is with our very own Wunderdog tags, which can be engraved. Loving humans wear the matching tag – think of it as a friendship bracelet. £10 wunderdogmagazine.com

8. Chuckit balls

The forever favourite of Team Wunderdog, the Chuckit balls apparently tastes best when they are bit older or have been stolen from other dogs (this according to my dog). For shorter winter days, get the glow-in-the-dark version – and you can pretend the stick is a light sabre. While ChuckIt is, to our knowledge, not involved in rescue causes, the balls remain top of the toy-pile. £15.50 amazon.co.uk

9. Fetch & Follow star jumper

Independent and beautiful, no wishlist is ever complete without Fetch & Follow. The east London brand develops its dog apparel slowly but surely, ensuring every detail is thought through and tested. Wunderdog customised Fetch & Follow’s organic sweater for our crowdfunding campaign, and for this festive season, the soft jumper comes embroidered with white stars. £35, fetchandfollow.co.uk

10. Bake a cake

For Goldie’s second Birthday, our friend Avril made her a cake. It was a bit of a “pimp my wet food” recipe, but the dogs went nuts for it. It’s done in a jiffy, and you can decorate it for Christmas with whatever star-shaped treats Santa dropped on the way to the tree. Find the recipe here

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