Pets – The PURRRfect HOWLiday Companions! + GIVEAWAY!

Though a pet lover really needs no special occasion to celebrate their extraordinary companions, the return of Frankenmuth’s annual DOG BOWL Festival seemed like the most apropos time to share our love for the PURRRfect HOWLiday companions (and other pets, too!) Bronner’s has a large selection of unique pet gifts to celebrate (and commemorate) those who have captured your heart! But you don’t have to listen to us – check out these adorable pet photos and see “fur” yourself! Plus, enter for your chance to score a prize for your beloved with Bronner’s GIVEAWAY, at the end of this post!

Pets make the PURRR-fect HOWL-iday Companions

“DOG DAYS OF SUMMER” – In Frankenmuth!

Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl Festival Returns

Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31.

Frankenmuth's Dog Bowl Festival celebrates your pet dogs.
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Get ready to be “bowled” over with fun and hilarity at Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl! Even those without a pet are sure to be entertained! So just what does this festival unleash?

According to the official website,, the Memorial Day Weekend event brings

“A unique variety of activities that you and your pet can enjoy watching together and some your family dog can participate in!

“Activities include DockDogs® and Disc Dog competitions, Wiener Dog Races, Pet Parade, Annual Canine Cruise on the Bavarian Belle River Boat, Best Costume Contest, Doggie Fun Runs, Dog Breeds of the World Show, Pet Marketplace and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn – featuring 25 hot air balloon pilots from across the country!”

The weekend includes:

🐾 29 Fun Dog Events (22 of which your pet can participate in!)
🐾 24 Hot Air Balloons – The Dog Bowl Festival is paired with Frankenmuth’s “Balloons Over Bavarian Inn“, which also includes 6 balloon flights and 3 balloon glow events!

And while you’re in town, consider this …


While the health department does not permit pets inside the store* since Bronner’s serves food at Season’s EATings snack area, they are welcome to enjoy the sights and sounds outside on our grounds! And from what we’ve seen, they sure seem to LOVE it!

  • Kayden at Bronner's With Santa
  • Schnauzer Mix With Polar Bear
  • Golden Retriever At Bronner's
  • Red Golden Retriever therapy dog with Bronner's nativity.
  • Red Golden Retriever with Bronner's giant Santa
  • Red Golden Retriever with Bronner's Larger-Than-Life Snowman.
  • Red Golden Retriever with Bronner's Giant Christmas Ornament Display

Bronner’s Has Unique Gifts To Honor Your Pets!

Pet cat in Bronner's reusable bag.
Featured: Bronner’s Reusable Shopping Bag (1185692) 📷 Instagram Photo Credit: @ssetzer909

“The cat’s out of the bag” – or should we say “in the bag“?! Whether you pick something specific, symbolic or even just for fun to fill their stocking, Bronner’s has so many options to honor your beloved pets!

Christmas Ornaments & Dopplegangers

Because they have a place in your heart, why not give them a place on the family tree, too?

We always get a kick when friends tag us (@BronnersChristmas) in posts on Facebook or Instagram showing the likeness of our Christmas ornaments with special pets! Certainly better yet is when Bronner’s personalization artists transform those unique Christmas treasures into real “Gifts With PERSONAL-ity™!”

Check out these cuties, shared with permission:

  • Pet Guinea Pig with matching Christmas ornament from Bronner's.
  • Black cat ornament with Black Cat looking on.
  • Chocolate lab with personalized ornament from Bronner's
  • Personalized pet ornament with pawing cat.
  • Bernese Mountain Dog with Christmas tree and personalized ornament
  • Cat checking out Bronner's personalized cat face ornament
  • Greyhound dog with personalized ornament on the Christmas tree.
  • I Love My Cat Personalized Ornament From Bronner's With Cat
  • Dachshund with Santa's Little Helper Ornament
  • Tabby cat beneath Christmas tree with Bronner's personalized ornament
  • Service poodle with Bronner's ornament
  • Grey cat cuddling Personalized grey cat face ornament.

Nevertheless, it’s not just Christmas ornaments that make the best pet gifts …

Best Dressed Pets

Baby it’s cold outside! These pretty pets are all wrapped up in the Christmas spirit and sure to have you wrapped around their finger paws!

  • Rescue dog bundled in Bronner's Nordic pet scarf.
  • Chow chow dog in a Santa suit costume
  • Dog wearing elf hat and collar from Bronner's
  • Red retriever with decorated reindeer antler headband
  • Beagle in Santa suit lying with an elf face pillow.
  • Dog wearing Bronner's Nordic pet scarf
  • Dog wearing Santa Hat
  • Dog in Santa Suit staring at Christmas Tree
  • Dog lying on floor with tinsel garland.
  • Rottweiler wearing Nordic knit pet scarf.
  • Golden Retriever wearing reindeer antlers.
  • Corgi wearing Nordic knit pet scarf.

From scarves (Nordic knit – 1193338; or Buffalo plaid paw print – 1217325), a hat and jingle bell collar set (elf – 1193340 or Santa – 1193339 styled), to a hat with faux beard (1217324), Bronner’s is sure to have your pets “Best Dressed” this holiday season! (They’re setting the bar high, so you may want to up your game, too, with our DIY Ugly Christmas sweater idea!)

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland Accessories displayer for your pets.

And while feline friends may have a bad rep for being finicky, Chris Toplack’s Timbit is here to set the record straight that even kitties can be on Santa’s nice list!

Personalized Stockings For Pets

Dog next to fireplace with Bronner's Personalized dog bone stocking
Bronner’s offers Personalized Stockings for your pets, too!
📷 Photo Credit: Moose.The.NewfyPoo

Bronner’s Christmas accessories for your pet make the perfect stocking stuffers! Check out our selection of Christmas stockings, many of which can be personalized by embroidery, to find a new sock for your furry friend!

Here’s A Treat: From Bronner’s Flavorful Favorites Cookbook Volume 2, is a recipe for Homemade Dog Treats another winner for stocking fillers!



CONGRATULATIONS to our randomly selected winner, Nancy and her dog Pixie!

While we were largely able to highlight cats and dogs in this post thanks to sweet photos shared by friends, we’ve not forgotten about other loved family pets, too! (Like horses, turtles, rabbits, ferrets and more!)

So, no matter who has your heart, here’s a chance to score a $15 gift certificate to find that perfect gift for your favorite pet!

SHOP: Bronner’s animals and pet ornaments.

How To Enter

It’s super simple!

👉Just leave us a comment below about your pet’s BEST holiday moment. Additionally, we’d love to know if you’ve ever been to Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl Festival.

📷 Instagram Photo Credit: @Red.Fit.Forever

And that’s it!

Entry period ends at 12 p.m. EST, May 27, 2021. Winner will be notified by email.

Giveaway Rules

Winner will receive a $15 gift certificate for Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland. Prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

Winner will be randomly selected from eligible post comments below and notified via email. Winner has two days to respond to the email notification and claim their prize so be sure to check your email if you enter!

Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Bronner’s staff and immediate family members not eligible.

Bronner’s reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the giveaway at any time.

*Certified service pets are welcome to assist guests in store.

DISCLAIMER: All photos shared with permission and are credited as acquired; some accounts may have changed names or since been removed.

  • Rainbow Bridge Pet Memorial Ornament
  • You Can't Buy Love But You Can Rescue It Pet Ornament
  • Horse with horseshoe trail personalized ornament
  • Chameleon Ornament
  • Ferret Ornament
  • Bearded Dragon Claus Ornament
  • Turtle ornament
  • Personalized service dog ornament
  • Pig Ornament
  • Getting in my steps hamster wheel ornament
  • k9 Unit Ornament
  • Who rescued whom personalized ornament
  • Personalized Rabbit ornament
  • Love my fur baby ornament
  • "Rescued" Favorite Breed Ornament

19 thoughts on “Pets – The PURRRfect HOWLiday Companions! + GIVEAWAY!

  • June 26, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    My Favorite time with my pet dog was when I was real sad cuz I didn’t get anything for easter, so my pet dog went and stole my friends easter basket that was filled with chocolates and brought the basket to me and set it in front of me.
    I ate everything shoving it down my pie hole as fast as I could.

  • May 28, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    A great memory I have is my niece has a bearded dragon. And whenever I come over she will look at me but literally look at me up-and-down and then turns her whole body around like OK I’ve seen enough.

  • May 25, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    My dog Pixie’s best holiday moment was when she received a Christmas llama toy. She took her gift (which was of course wrapped) and she skillfully unwrapped it to reveal her llama.

    • June 1, 2021 at 9:03 am

      This is hilarious, Nancy! We hope Pixie got along well with the fa-la-la-la-llama.

  • May 25, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    My 13 year old cat Riley’s best Holiday moment was when she came to live with me on Christmas Eve in 2007. My 20 year old cat had passed away a few months before and my family surprised me with a new kitten.

    • June 1, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Oh wow, Melanie! Loosing a pet, especially after 20 years is so heartbreaking! But how wonderful that Riley was able to bring some Christmas magic and more love to you in 2007!

  • May 25, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Our dog Franklin’s best holiday moment was being adopted two weeks before Christmas nearly 10 years ago! My husband and I went out Christmas shopping and came home with a forever friend in a dachshund.

    • June 1, 2021 at 8:54 am

      What a sweet story, Kristin, and a hard gift to top, they really do become forever friends and family!

  • May 25, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Our dogs Simba, Nala & Scar’s best holiday moment every single year is when they get to open their gifts out of their stockings. When they were pups, we taught them all how to unwrap gifts, so they fully participate in the experience! 🙂 Their grandpawrents also bring them gifts to open. They LOVE it. And to top off the evening, cuddling by the fire. We have never been to Frankenmuth’s Dog Bowl Festival, but we would love to plan a trip!

    • May 25, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      This sounds so PAWsome, Sarah! We sure would LOVE to see them in action this Christmas season!

      • May 25, 2021 at 4:50 pm

        Our family needs to plan a trip! We haven’t been to Frankenmuth in about 9 years.

        • June 1, 2021 at 8:52 am

          Wow! 9 years is quite a bit of time! If your family gets to make the trip back, we’re sure you’ll find all sorts of new things to love about Frankenmuth; the town has so much to offer!

  • May 25, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Wish the border was open, our last visit was Sept, 2019…. Love that you used a pic of our 3 Golden’s in our Christmas House… Can’t wait to get back to your beautiful store and beautiful town.

    • May 25, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you, Wina! We are honored you shared those sweet photos of your fur-babies with us! We’re looking forward to when you are able to visit again too, we sure miss our Canadian neighbors!

  • May 22, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I haven’t yet been to the dog bowl festival, but I’d love to go sometime. We have guinea pigs and I bought them little Christmas hats to wear this year for a Christmas picture.

  • May 20, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Our cat Wishes’ best holiday moment is when we open the stocking just for her with toys and treats! But the other part of Christmas morning, all the paper and tissue paper and ribbon to play in, comes a close second!!


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