We’ve had our share of fur babies through the years and they do become part of the family. Right now we don’t have a dog of our own, but we do have two grand-doggies that we adore. Naturally, some gifts for those sweet puppies are on my shopping list along with some gifts for their owners (who I’m pretty fond of as well). Here are some gift ideas for the dog lovers in your life.
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The best gift for dog lovers is having your dog right with you
The first thing I want to tell you about is a service I ran across recently that helps you find your fur baby in case he somehow gets away from you. Nothing makes us more frantic than to have our four-footed friends lost and we can’t find them.
Lost My Doggie is a service that lets you register your pet (not just dogs) so that if the unthinkable happens they can help notify others that your fur-baby has gone missing. There’s a free version and a paid subscription so you can decide what best meets your needs. With 100,000+ pet reunions since 2009 that’s a lot of happy pets…and owners.
Gifts that help keep your dog healthy
Another place for you to check out to find items to care for your pet is TruDog.
In addition to toys, treats, and everything else doggie, you’ll also find items to help care for your dog’s teeth, ears, their skin, digestive health, and even their (bad) breath. Mums the word though because no self-respecting doggie needs to know that his breath is sometimes less than pleasant.
Fun gifts for the dog lover
You can let the world know you love your fur baby with this dog mom baseball cap. With several colors to choose from my personal favorite is the light blue.
This dog lover wine glass just struck my funny bone! And the answer is “no” – if the dog is home you’re definitely not drinking alone (in case anyone wondered).
I seriously have to get a set of these for my daughter. If you use a planner (which she and I both do) and love dogs then these dog planner stickers have your name on them!
Who doesn’t love getting a gift every month? You can send the dog lover in your life a subscription box filled with treats they – and their pup – will love. Cratejoy has a great selection of pet subscription boxes so you can get just the right one.
Gifts to keep your doggies supplies organized
The dog toys at my daughter’s place are getting a little out of hand. This storage bin will keep things together so they’re handy when it’s play time.
Traveling with pets requires a bit of gear (kind of like traveling with babies!). This pet supply bag has places to stash the dog food, treats, toys, and more. And it comes in a variety of colors to please anyone (or dog).
Life at our house got so much easier (and neater!) once we started keeping the dog’s food in a big, clear, airtight plastic container.
Making that switch meant that we had to worry less about bugs or pests and it was easy to tell at a glance when it was time to put dog food on the shopping list. This was one of the first things we bought our daughter when she got her own rescue doggie.
Just like with babies, dogs need some “stuff”…nail clippers, a brush, shampoo, and more. You need a place to keep the stuff so you’ll always know where to find it. This doggie grooming bag is a good way to keep all that stuff together and the paw print design makes it obvious what’s inside.
I absolutely LOVE this entryway station! It’s got places for everything for your doggie…and your dog lover. Hooks to hang the dog leash (and your keys purse, or jacket), a basket to hold the dog’s sweater or harness (and perhaps any outgoing packages or things you don’t want to forget as you leave the house), and a shallow shelf for smaller items like the doggie poop bags (is there any better way to say that???), some treats, or your sunglasses.
I just think this is a terrific solution to organize gear for both dog and dog lover!
Gifts to show the world you love your fur-baby
I don’t know any dog lovers who hide the fact that their pets are like family. These jewelry selections let the world know that you’re a proud pup-parent…and they’re just cute.
While you don’t want to tell the world your doggie’s name (we don’t want to give strangers information they don’t need), you can display your love for your pup with these doggie decals.
There are a variety of super cute masks with dog patterns…I was stunned at how many a simple search turned up. This mask with the colorful paws is a cute place to start the search.
Gifts that make it easy to travel with your dog
My first fur baby was named Lexi and she traveled everywhere with me. I wish I’d had this pet car seat. It sure would have kept me from worrying so much that I’d hit the brakes and she’d go flying.
One of our grand-doggies is a big, beautiful Australian Heeler. Sunny is a beautiful dog and has one blue eye and one brown eye, and he’s smart as a whip. But when he’s in the car he takes up a lot of room! This backseat cover is going to make my son’s life easier (shh, don’t tell him it’s been ordered!) because he won’t have to vacuum the car as often. Sounds like a two-in-one gift to me.
If you’ve got a bigger car and your pet rides in the back, this cargo cover/floor mat would be perfect. It’s water proof too which would make it great any time your pet might be getting back into the vehicle with muddy or wet paws or fur.
And let’s not forget that taking our fur babies out for a walk or run sometimes ends up with an exhausted puppy. You may be able to get more of your own workout in if you’ve got a dog stroller you can put your puppy in when he/she gets tired.
Gifts to help you take good care of your doggie
When bath time rolls around you’ll have no doubt which towel belongs to your fur-baby. This personalized dog towel is cute and won’t get mixed up with other bath towels.
These collapsible water bowls will make it easier to head out for a walk or fun with your fur baby. When you stop to take a drink from your water bottle, you can pour some so your pet can take a drink too.
This pair of grooming gloves lets you love on your pup while also helping rid them of shedding hair. You’re going to cuddle and love on your baby anyway, why not keep them groomed and your house clean(er) at the same time?
This little pet water bottle will attach to backpacks or belts. There are several cute colors to choose from and the bottle detaches so you can clean it.
Dog themed kitchen gear makes great gifts!
You’re going to go through a fair number of kitchen towels each week anyway, why not have a little fun with these dog themed kitchen towels?
These heat resistant oven mitts have a cute dog pattern that your dog lover will enjoy.
This cookie jar reminds me of all the Basset Hounds my parents had – my mom LOVED Basset Hounds!
Santa loves our pets too!
I’m sure there are some who think it’s silly to buy gifts for the dog…but who cares.
Those of us who consider our pets to be part of the family want to be sure they’re not left out. In fact, we’ve added two stockings to our collection…one for Sunny, and one for Demitri. We wouldn’t want Santa to forget about them!