Companionship, lowering stress levels, boosting your immune system, encouraging personal activity, protection, and play-time are just a handful of the ways that pets can improve your life. Research has shown that just a few minutes playing with your pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine in your brain which allow you to be calm and relax. 

Having a pet can help enhance a child’s self-esteem and aid in positive emotional development. Personally, I’ve witnessed major transformation in the youth I worked with as they were able to interact with my dog. Anxiety decreased, a sense of mastery ensued as they worked with my dog, and I was able to see their interactions with others grow because of the confidence that they experienced with a supportive pet by their side.  

One way to celebrate fur babies is to add a custom pet item to your gift or send out a Dog or Cat themed gift basket. Check out our adorable Furry Friend gift! 


Furry Friend Pet Gift Box

Another way to show some love to our furry friends is to donate to a local pet charity. 

The Gift Designers exists to foster relationships and give back. As a company we donate to charities near and dear to our hearts as well as directing donations from our clients to these charities.  

When you make a purchase through our Website you can click the “Donate” option in our checkout to support a charity. Starting in September we will be featuring different local charities each month.  

In September, we are giving back to the Calgary Humane Society ( 100% of funds donated will be forwarded to their organization.  

Give your pet a snuggle from all of us at The Gift Designers!