updated 12/29/2004 11:12:16 AM ET 2004-12-29T16:12:16

For some, the Festival of Lights is becoming a festival of squeaks, barks and purrs.

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Hanukkah has made it to pet stores across the country, where animal owners can buy stuffed menorah, puffy gefilte fish or kosher bones.

One dog owner says she gets her pet one gift for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah — much like the presents Jewish families give to children.

Pet shops have offered Christmas toys for decades, but have just started offering chewy Hanukkah toys in recent years. One rabbi says it’s an extension of Jewish tradition to honor creatures around them.

Store owners say so far it’s been very good business.

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