We picked out the best toys from local shops. Buy them now and be ready for the next birthday or just to reward a good kid.

Meet the SLmag-inator 
We made it at JouJou Toy Store 
from a selection of arms, bodies 
and bases. After we're tired of 
zooming it around the office and making it talk, we plug it into 
the computer to play a 
Robot Galaxy video game. Our 
robot total came to $80.97. 
555 S. Main St., SLC, 

Groovy Girls Dolls from Red Balloon Toy Store, $15, 2033 E. 3300 South, SLC, redballoontoystore.com

Q-ba-maze from 
Tutoring Toy, $40, 
1400 Foothill Dr., SLC, tutoringtoy.com

For Your Super Pets

Best pet shop for pet tarantulas
Animal Ark
Not to worry: pet tarantulas are generally docile unless threatened. We love the beautiful Rose Hair, Mexican Red Knee and Pink Toe Tarantulas. 33 W. Center St., Orem, 801-226-2162, animalarkpetsutah.com 

Best doggy daycare
Lapdog Lounge
Underdog would be welcome at Lapdog Lounge, a daycare for dogs of any size. Twenty days of daycare is $200. And it’s $15 for a bath, plus $5 for teeth and ear cleaning, nail trimming and gland care. 2100 S. 425 East, SLC, 801-953-1046, thelapdoglounge.com

Best cat (gratuitously awarded)
Dining Editor Mary Brown Malouf made us give this award to her female orange tabby, who is one of the few cats we know who greets   guests at the door. 

Best place to adopt a pet
Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS)
This non-profit puts abandoned pets, including those on death row at local shelters, up for adoption twice a month at PetSmart at 389 W. 1830 South, SLC, 801-328-4731, caws.org

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