Favorite Holiday Gift Quick Picks
Below are some of our top favorite gift ideas – keep reading for our full list!
- Petcube Bites 2. [Best For Techie Owners] This digital dog camera offers high-quality HD video, a clear and crisp 2-way microphone, plus the option to shoot treats to your dog from the camera’s companion app!
- PetZone IQ Treat Ball. [Best Beginner Puzzle Toy] Great for any dog that’s never used a puzzle toy before, this beginner treat ball offers mental and physical stimulation for pups while they chow down.
- PocoPet Dog Carrier. [Best For Small Dog Owners] The world’s smallest and lightest dog carrier, the ultra-portable PocoPet folds up into a square just like a reusable shopping bag! Great for owners of tiny pooches who like to bring their four-legged friends anywhere and everywhere they go!
- DogSmart Card Game. [Best For Owners With Kids] This educational card game is designed to teach children how to read dog body language and avoid bites! Great for homes with young kids.
- Paint Your Life. [Best For Art Fans] Get a custom portrait of your pooch (or a friend’s), plus get 20% off as a K9 of Mine reader with code K9OFMINE20.
With the holiday season rolling into full swing, many of us are thinking about how to find that perfect gift for the furry friends (and the adoring owners) in our lives.
Look no further – we’re bringing you 58 unique and awesome gifts for dog lovers and four-legged fur babies!
There’s something for everyone – geeks, adventurers, and fashionistas included. So go ahead – grab that perfect doggie present. We promise tons of tail wagging will ensue.
Dog & Owner Gift Guide
We’ll show you the best gifts based who you’re shopping for!
For The Adventurers
Do you know a human and canine duo that are always on the move? These gifts for dog owners (and their dogs) are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and those with an adventurous spirit!
For the Adventurers
1. Whistle GPS Tracker
Do you know a dog that is half Houdini? Ensure that your escape artist always stays safe with Whistle GPS Pet Tracker.
Attach the pet GPS tracking collar to your dog and use Whistle’s companion app to monitor your dog’s location.
You’ll get phone alerts when your pet gets out, and you can even monitor your pet’s exercise levels to make sure Spot’s getting the workout he needs to stay healthy.
- Uses AT&T 3g cellular service cell towers to track your pet nation-wide.
- Automatic alerts to your phone or email when your dog leaves home.
- Keep track of your dog’s daily activity and see how your pet measures up for their age, weight, and breed.
- Super durable and waterproof! Waterproof for up to 3 feet for 30 minutes.
2. Dog Car Seat Hammock
The Solvit Waterproof Hammock Dog Seat Cover makes it easier than ever to take your pup pal with you around town!
Easy to install and adjustable, the Solvit hammock seat protects your car’s backseat from dirt, dander, and any other dog-incidentals. Heavy-duty, waterproof, and machine-washable, this is the perfect gift for owners who are always on the go with their dog buddy.
For smaller dogs, consider getting your pup a dog car seat to help them stay safe while riding around in the car with you! Our see our list of the best dog car seat covers – there are tons of options to choose from!
3. Musher’s Secret
Winter can be really tough on your doggie’s paws! Help your dog’s paws stay warm and protected with Musher’s Secret – a wax-based cream that protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice, and salt.
It’s commonly used with musher dogs, with canicross, and with bikejoring and skijoring. This is just the stuff for active outdoor dogs!
4. PocoPet Carrier
PocoPet is a first-of-its-kind ultra-compact carrier than can be easily folded and stored in your purse when it’s not in use.
It’s the smallest and lightest carrier on the market. Designed for dogs up to 15 lbs, you can keep this carrier in your car’s glove compartment and whip it out when you need to take your dog inside!
The PocoPet is a great gift for owners of small dogs – especially owners who love to take their petite pooches everywhere they go.
5. Dog Water Bottle
Do you know a dog and owner pair who are both outdoor enthusiasts? Consider getting them the MalsiPiree Dog Water Bottle, perfect for four-legged and two-legged friends.
This dog water bottle features a special cap that can be used as a portable dog water bowl, ensuring that humans and canines alike stay safe and hydrated when there isn’t readily available access to safe water.
6. Wigzi Dual Leash
Wigzi’s Dual Doggie Retractable Leash is just the thing for owners with double the pup pleasure!
The leash makes it easy to walk two dogs simultaneously without having them tangle all around each other, thanks to the device’s patented 360-degree spin technology. You can even halt one dog’s retractable line while letting the other dog continue on!
The leads are reflective for added safety, and the leash can safely hold two 50lb dogs with a full length of 10ft per pooch.
For the Geeks & Tech Addicts
These gifts are perfect for geeky dog owners in your life! Whether they love the latest tech or want their pets to reflect their favorite fandom, there are plenty of geek-tastic gifts here to choose from!
7. LED Dog Collar
Light up your neighborhood with this fun and flashy LED Dog Collar! With several neon colors and sizes to choose from, you can customize for your canine’s personality.
This collar is more than just flashing fun – it also greatly improves your dog’s safety when out for nighttime walks, as the glowing collar ensures that your dog will stay visible.
8. Petcube Bites Dog Camera
The Petcube Bites 2 Dog Camera is one impressive piece of dog tech – part canine camera, part treat dispenser, the Pet Cube lets you keep an eye on your pooch while you’re away, and dispense treats with the touch of a button via the companion smartphone app.
It has some really epic features like:
- Fling your dog’s treat across varying distances depending on the strength of your swipe.
- Set up automatic treat-dispensing times so your dog gets regular doses of noms throughout the day.
- Use the two-way audio to talk to your pup and offer calming words of reassurance if they seem stressed out.
- Night mode makes it easy to see your pup, even when the lights are low.
- Share your dog’s live feed with friends, family, or even the general public (or keep it totally private).
- Use your own treats or kibble. The Petcube is designed to work with a variety of different-sized kibble and treats, so you don’t need to buy special treats to use the camera!
- 1080P HD video with wide-angle. Uses 160-degree wide-angle lens so you can see exactly what your pup is up to. Also has a 4x zoom.
- Alexa assistant is built-in!
You can even set up Petcube to automatically detect when your dog is barking (for an added subscription fee) and send a push notification to your phone so that you can jump on the app and see what is happening with Fido.
Yup, Petcube 2 is one impressive piece of pet tech – and it makes a great gift for a dog owner friend or for your own four-legger! We’ve even used it ourselves – check out our full Petcube review for more details!
9. Pet Paw Doorbell
Sick of that scratching at the door? The Lentek Pet Paw doorbell allows your pet to simply step on a button, which activates an indoor chime to signal to owners that their pooch is ready to come back inside!
This is a really fun gift that any house with dogs could benefit from. Keep in mind though that some training will be involved in getting the dog into the habit of stepping on the button.
If you don’t think your dog can handle that, consider a different kind of doggy doorbell – some are just a set of bells on the door handle that your dog can knock to have them ring. They’ll still require some training, but some dogs may take to them more easily than a button.
Note: The indoor chime is sold separately – you’ll need to get the Lentek Pet Chime as well.
10. Stark Trek Dog Collar
Beam me up poochy! Your dog can join the starship Enterprise with these fan-favorite Star Trek Dog Collars. Choose from blue, red, or gold.
11. Chewbacca Dog Toy
You know what they say – if you really love something, you should chew it. For any Chewbacca fans in the house, don’t miss out on this adorable Chewy dog toy. I guess that would make your dog Han Solo! Don’t get cocky kid.
PupPod is a cutting edge interactive toy that rewards your dog for knocking the PupPod rocker by shooting out a treat from the Bluetooth-connected feeder.
Choose from several trigger noises, various difficulty levels, and unlock new badges as you explore everything PupPod has to offer! Want to learn more? Make sure to read our full PupPod review for all the details.
CleverPet is probably the closest we can ever get to Candy Crush for your dog.
CleverPet is an interactive toy that shows light-up patterns of colors that your dog needs to repeat in order to win a treat (basically, think Simon Says for your canine).
Designed by neuroscientists, CleverPet was created to help keep your dog engage and entertained while you’re away. Bored dogs tend to become naughty, destructive dogs, and CleverPet ensures that your dog had something to do rather than chew up those Persian rugs your in-laws gave you.
This is an especially great tool for dogs who are high-energy and/or especially food motivated. You can even feed your dog his daily food allotment with tools like this as a creative way to make eating a fun game and prevent your dog from getting bored!
CleverPet can automatically adjust the difficulty level to make sure the challenges are never too easy or too tough for your pooch.
CleverPet is available on the CleverPet website!
14. Pooch Selfie
Pooch Selfie is a selfie stick designed specifically for your canine! Sick of trying to force Fido to look at the camera? Or maybe your dog has camera-phobia like so many other pooches? The Pooch Selfie is irresistible for canines – with a tennis ball topper, it’s hard for dogs to look away.
This is definitely the best way to get a good shot of you and your pooch with your pup finally looking into the camera!
15. PetSafe Automatic Dog Feeder
You may be always on the go, but that shouldn’t mean that Fido has to go hungry! The PetSafe Automatic Dog Feeder lets you feed your furbaby simply by logging into PetSafe’s companion app and tapping the feed option.
You can also set up scheduled feeding times – or even dispense your pup’s kibble over a 15 minute time period with the slow feed option, which is great for dogs who gobble their meals!
Portion sizing can be customized to any size from 1/8 cups to 4 cups, and the device is able to handle most varieties of dry kibble and semi-moist foods. And don’t worry – it’s also dishwasher safe and easy to clean!
The PetSafe Automatic Feeder is a great gift idea for any owner who is always on the go – make their life a bit easier!
For The Anxious
The Thundershirt is an absolute must-have for stressed out pooches. Dog owners rave about this innovative canine jacket that wraps around your dog’s body, helping them feel safe and secure in stressful situations.
Whether dealing with separation anxiety, fright by fireworks, or stress from storms, the Thundershirt is sure to help.
17. To The Rescue Calming Hemp Treats
Is your dog a bit anxious? You may want to consider trying natural calming methods, like these relaxing hemp oil treats from To The Rescue!
These natural hemp treats are great for chilling your canine, but what’s also really cool is that with every bottle sold, To The Rescue donates a week’s worth of chews to an animal shelter. So you can feel good about your purchase and help out a shelter in need while getting gifts for your own fur baby!
18. Canna-Pet CBD Dog Treats
Have a nervous or anxious pooch who can’t calm down? CBD dog treats have been shown to do wonders with some dogs. Owners have amazing tales of stressed-out pups becoming relaxed as can be with a little CBD help.
CBD dog treats are available in many different doses (based on your dog’s size) as well as different canine-friendly flavors like bacon and peanut butter!
One of our favorite brands of dog CBD is Canna-Pet. Canna-Pet offers a variety of CBD products including:
- CBD Oil Capsules
- Peanut, Banana, and Apple CBD Dog Treats
- Turkey Dinner CBD Dog Treats
- Maple Bacon CBD Dog Treats
If you have a timid pup or know a friend’s dog who could use some chill pills, give CBD treats a try.
ZenCrate is the perfect dwelling for the nervous pooch in your life.
This tricked-out crate features motion-activated music to calm your anxious canine, vibration-dampening legs to cut down on scary tremors, orthopedic foam, as well as a fan to keep your dog cool.
Plus, ZenCrate looks fantastic, so you can finally toss out the ugly wire crate!
For The Home
These great dog lover gifts work wondrously in any home!
20. Elevated Food and Water Bowls
Elevated food and water bowls like the Pawfect Elevated Food Bowls are great gifts for older dogs, whose arthritis and mobility issues make it more difficult for them to bend over to eat and drink. Make life a little easier for that senior canine in your life!
Elevated dog feeding bowls aren’t just for the elderly though – they’re also great for younger dogs to help them maintain proper posture and healthy joints. Plus, with stylish designer dog bowls like these, they can add a splash of style to a home!
21. Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed
Your canine can appreciate a warm, comfy bed as much as you can! While there is a wide range of colorful, cute, and cozy beds for dogs, one popular choice that comes widely recommended is the Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed.
With 7 inches special comfort and orthopedic dog-friendly memory foam, it’ll be your dog’s new favorite hangout.
Keep in mind that this bed is designed only for large and extra-large dogs. While those 7″ of memory foam are great for giant breeds, that much support can actually be harmful for smaller dogs, so the Big Barker certainly isn’t for everyone.
If you’re in the market for a dog bed, consider checking out our top 5 recommended dog beds for old dogs. The Big Barker is one, but there are plenty of other favorites too! Want to learn more? Read our full review of the Big Barker here!
22. PetFusion Orthopedic Dog Bed
The PetFusion Ultimate Orthopedic Dog Bed is a very highly-rated, popular dog bed on Amazon, and it’s no surprise why! If the Big Barker isn’t a good fit for your pooch, this is likely the next best thing!
This top-of-the-line bed features 4 inches of solid memory foam, covered by water-resistant and tear-resistant cover that can easily be taken off and washed when needed.
With it’s padded bolsters, it’s an especially ideal bed for dogs who like to curl up when they sleep, with the raised ridges adding a sense of safety and comfort for canines.
This bed comes in four sizes:
- Small (25×20″)
- Large (36×28″)
- Extra-Large (44×34″)
- XXL Jumbo (50×40″)
23. Sleepypod Pet Bed and Carrier
The Sleepypod Pet Bed and Carrier lets owners carry around their canine in style! Dogs will be super warm and cozy with the Sleepypod’s ultra-plush and foam padding, which can compete with even the best dog beds!
This is the perfect gift for that pup that likes to snooze while you’re on the move!
24. PetSafe Containment Fence
For homes without fences, dogs must be kept inside most of the day, only allowed to venture outside with owner assistance, or left tied to a stake that doesn’t allow for much action and gets tangled easily.
Let your dog roam the yard and frolic outdoors, while remaining safe!
The PetSafe Containment Fence is a wireless invisible radio-fence that covers a circular area emanating from the unit. The dog wears a corresponding collar that communicates with the main unit, which can be kept inside or outdoors. When the dog wanders past the safe zone, the collar gives several warning beeps before delivering a safe, static correction.
This PetSafe containment system is wireless, making it super easy to install. There are several choices and setups when it comes to different dog fences – check out our Invisible Dog Fences Guide to get the whole scoop on reviews and ratings.
25. PupTeck Dog Peek Window
Let your dog keep tabs on the world outside the fenced-in yard with the PupTeck Fence Window for Pets. The window can be easily installed by cutting a hole into an existing wood or vinyl fence and following the DIY instructions included with the window.
The window helps satisfy a dog’s curiosity and can deter dogs from jumping over fences, preventing injury and escape.
26. Fresh Patch
Fresh Patch is an innovative, unique potty pad design made entirely of real grass!
It’s perfect for picky pooches who won’t relieve themselves on plastic pads, and it’s especially handy for house training since the Fresh Patch potty pads work as an easy and natural stepping stone to the big backyard.
Fresh Patch pads are also ideal for owners who live in high rise apartment and are dreading marching through sleet and slush each morning for their dog’s potty break. While of course your dog still needs to get out and about, Fresh Patch can at least help limit those cumbersome trips, especially in winter months.
For The Playful
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DogBox is a seasonal doggie box packed with 6-8 premium dog products, including handmade bakery treats, vegan skincare items, and one-of-a-kind canine toys, gear, and gadgets you won’t find in stores.
For example, the winter dog box lets you choose from premium items like the Christmas Dog Blanket, Snowman Toy, and the Warm Wine Dog Jacket, among others.
Choose each season what specialized doggo goodies you want delivered in your box for customizable canine happiness! Tail wags guaranteed.
Do you love how excited your pooch gets over new toys and treats? Then you’ll definitely want to give BarkBox a try!
BarkBox is a dog subscription box service, delivering brand new toys and treats to your doorstep each month! It’s a unique dog gift that’s great for that pooch that can’t get enough of new toys and goodies!
Like the idea, but not big on BarkBox? See our full list of the very best monthly subscription boxes made just for dogs!
29. iFetch Ball Launcher
Let your dog tire himself out with the iFetch Ball Launcher! This durable ball launcher can be adjusted for different distances, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. A perfect dog gift for those dogs with endless energy!
30. Swiftpaws Canine Capture-The-Flag
Swiftpaws Capture-The-Flag-For-Dogs is a product that promises a fun and energy-burning workout for your pooch!
The device is actually a backyard dog lure course, featuring a flag that flies along a line of string around the yard. Luring is a popular dog sport for many speedy canine, and now your own dog can get in on the fun at home!
We love this gift idea for any owner who is looking for new and creative ways to give their pooch exercise!
31. Flirt Pole from Outward Hound
If the SwiftPaws system seems like a bit overkill to you, consider the Outward Hound Flirt Pole instead!
Flirt poles appeal to the same types of dogs who enjoy lure coursing, as it utilizes the same concept – instead of a motorized critter, you wave the toy back and forth through the grass.
Flirt poles are basically giant, durable cat toys for dogs. These toys are especially appealing to terriers and working dogs who were bred to chase and catch small prey.
If you’re looking for ways to burn off a dog’s excess energy, definitely give flirt poles a try – some dogs (like my Remy seen in the video below) go nuts for this game!
It’s also a great toy to use with kids, since children can play with a pooch while still keeping their hands safely out of harm’s way.
32. Dog Bite Prevention Card Game
Are you in a household that has both dogs and kiddos? Or maybe you have a friend whose family is composed of both furry and human children? The Dog Bite Prevention Card Game from Good Dog In A Box is essential for any mix-species household.
This tool teaches kids how to recognize and respond properly to dog body language, helping prevent mishaps and bites in the home – all within the context of a card game!
33. Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball
The Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is a clever way to feed your pooch his kibble while making him put a bit of effort in! Feeding your dog through treat-dispensing balls and puzzle toys like these are great for providing your pup with mental stimulation to keep his grey matter sharp!
The IQ Treat Ball can be adjusted to various difficulty levels based on your dog’s abilities. Plus, it’s made of durable plastic that can be easily disassembled for easy cleaning – hurrah!
34. The Dognald
Still crying or celebrating over the new President Trump? No matter how you feel, The Dognald makes a hilarious doggie toy for pooches who enjoy politics!
35. Hands-Free Dog Leash
Know someone who loves running with their pooch? Or maybe you’re the one who runs cross-country with your four-legged pal alongside you. Either way, hands-free dog leashes can be a game changer for those who like to jog with their dog.
This Tuff Mutt Hands-Free Leash is a great place to start. The kit includes a harness for the owner’s waist and a bungee line that connects the runner to the dog’s harness.
Once you’ve got the basics of hands-free dog jogging down, consider upgrading to canicross – a sport where dogs and humans run as a team, with your dog pulling you to help you get across the finish line!
36. OutwardHound ZipZoom Dog Obstacle Course Kit
Train the next Rocky with your own doggie obstacle course! This ZipZoom Dog Obstacle Course Kit comes with a dog tunnel, weaving polls, jumps, and more! Begin your dog agility training adventure with this kit. Fun times guaranteed!
37. PetSafe Ricochet Dog Toy
This electronic interactive dog toy is perfect for pups who love squeaky toys and balls!
The PetSafe Ricochet Dog Toy is actually two balls, using a Bluetooth connection to sync the balls together.
When your dog rolls one ball around, the 2nd companion ball will begin to squeak, encouraging your dog to run back and forth between the two balls for energy-burning fun!
This is the perfect pet gift for the dog who seems to have every toy imaginable – they’ve never seen anything like this before!
For more info, be sure to check out our full review of PetSmart’s Ricochet Dog Toy!
For the Fashionable
These are the best gifts for dog lovers and their pals who live for fashion and love to accessorize!
38. Holiday Dog Sweater
This cozy Blueberry Holiday Dog Sweater will keep canines warm and fashionable all winter long! This sweater comes in several different festive patterns, so you can choose your favorite design. Several sizes are available based on back length, so be sure to measure your pooch before buying.
Are normal dog carriers just not your style? Check out the Roodie Pet Carrier – it’s a hoodie that can hold your pooch!
Perfect for those cold winter nights, you can put on the Roodie Hoodie and stay warm yourself while snuggling with your pup (or kitty).
The Roodie can hold pets up to 15lbs and comes in several slick colors including blue, purple, turquoise, pink, and grey.
It’s worth noting that these sweatshirts are pricey, but they’re also very high-quality, with customers raving about the quality of fabric, materials, and dyes used.
40. Dog Booties
Oh the weather outside is frightful – at least if you live in cooler climates.
For pups that spend winters in slush and salt, boots designed for dogs are just the thing to protect paws from itchiness, irritation, cold, and salt burns.
These QUMY Dog Booties use a water-resistant material and anti-slip bottom to keep your dog’s paws safe and stable on a variety of terrain. They come in several colors and sizes, suitable for both small and large canines.
41. Bow Tie Collar
This too-cute-too-handle Lionet Dog Bow Tie Collar is the perfect way to dress up your pup for special occasions (maybe he can even help with your wedding proposal). This stylish collar comes in several sizes and designs. Your hound sure will look handsome!
42. Dog Umbrella
Is your pup not one to get their fur wet? Let’s face it, some dogs can’t stand the wet rainy weather – some won’t even do their business if it’s raining! Solve those potty problems with this canine-friendly umbrella!
Warning: This product is more cute than practical for some owners – several note that their dogs are terrified of this contraption, and others note that it’s not very convenient to have to open the umbrella from below, requiring quite a bit of maneuvering to get it right. However, other owners adore it and find it works quite well!
This canine-crafted bandana is just the thing for the fashion-forward four-footer. The fun tribal design is a favorite of ours for covering up old and worn collars. Simply Stout has tons of other fun designs to choose from too!
For The Hungry Foodies
Do you know a dog who could do a world tour as a professional eater? These dog gifts are perfect for those canines with limitless stomachs!
44. The Farmer’s Dog Fresh Dog Food
Have a dog whose favorite thing in the world is dinner? Give them the gift of their lifetime with a box of The Farmer’s Dog fresh dog food!
This fresh dog food provider offers human-grade, top-notch-ingredient dog food that’s 10x tastier than any kibble.
We have a full review of The Farmer’s Dog food here – see if it’s a good fit for you!
If you’re on the fence, The Farmer’s Dog is offering 50% off your first box for K9 of Mine readers – so this is a great time to gift it to your pup!
45. Dog Treat Maker
Bake your very own doggie biscuits at home with the dog treat maker! The Dog Treat Maker comes with a huge assortment of recipes, for a variety of tasty canine-friendly goodies. Your dog will be sure to love your homemade doggie treats – especially when they’re made with so much love!
It’s the perfect gift for the canine cook in your life!
46. Nylabone Dental Dinosaur
The Nylabone Dental Dinosaur is the perfect prehistoric present for your pooch! Its gentle dental nubs make him tons of fun to chew while keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy. Plus, it’s a dinosaur, which is always awesome!
47. Bully Stick Dog Treats from NatureGnaws
Dogs go NUTS over bully sticks – they’re a favorite treat of many canines. Wondering what are bully sticks? They’re actually dried bull penis (aka pizzle). Yup, pretty gross – we warned you!
Even though the concept of bully sticks is a bit stomach-churning for humans, dogs absolutely adore them. Plus they’re an all-natural dog treat and work as healthier alternatives to rawhide. They can even provide dental benefits as your dog chews and scrapes plaque off his teeth while chewing the bully stick!
Bully sticks are great dog chews for keeping your dog stimulated. They’re ideal tools for crate training or visitor training since your dog will be much more interested in the bully stick than escaping the crate or barking at your guests.
NatureGnaws Bully Sticks are especially impressive – they come in small, large, and braided varieties, and are single-ingredient. No nasty additives here!
- SINGLE INGREDIENT DOG CHEWS - Made with only 100% natural premium quality Beef Bully Sticks.
- RAWHIDE FREE TREATS – Best alternative to chemically made rawhide bones or manufactured dental...
- SUPPORTS DENTAL HEALTH – Chewing helps reduce plaque and tartar for cleaner teeth and fresher...
- SAFE & RESPONSIBLE COMPANY – Our 5-step safety process includes: fresh raw material sourcing,...
48. Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
Treat dispensing dog toys like the Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Dog Toy are great gifts for dogs whose owners must leave them home alone – the treat toys help keep dogs occupied and challenged while on their own.
Check out our list of top 9 food dispensing dog toys – meal time has never been so fun!
49. Monster Braided Bully Stick
If your dog like bully sticks, he’s going to go nut over Pawtruck’s 9″ Monster Braided Bully Stick! This thing is a bully stick on steroids and will make any dog go bananas. However, we can’t guarantee your dog’s mouth won’t smell pretty funky after knawing on this thing night and day.
50. Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl
The Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl from Outward Hound is a feeding device designed to slow down speedy eaters (this one claims to force dogs to eat as much as 10x slower)! Rapid eating can be dangerous in dogs – it can result in choking and even life-threatening bloat in some dogs.
Slow eating isn’t just good for your dog’s physical health – there are mental benefits as well. Making your dog work for his meals can add a bit of spice and challenge to an otherwise dull day.
The Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl is made to fit nearly any existing dog food bowls, so just pup in your dog’ favorite dish and let them have at it!
51. Benebone Bacon-Flavored Dental Bone
Bacon taste that cleans your teeth? It sounds too good to be true, but it ain’t!
Benebone’s Bacon Flavored Dental Bone will have your canine chomping on it all day with that awesome meat taste, but little does your doggy know that this chew cleans his teeth while he mows down. Look at that – you’re a responsible canine parent just by throwing your dog a bone!
52. Bristly Dental Toy
Is your dog’s stinky breath getting you down? Fear not – Bristly is a toy and teeth-cleaner all in one! Just put paste in the toy and watch as your dog chews away plaque and dental build-up thanks to the toy’s double-sided bristle grooves.
No more chasing your dog around the house and trying to stuff a toothbrush in his mouth! That’s no fun for anyone.
53. Hyper Pet IQ Mats
The Hyper Pet mats are non-toxic mats that can be used with peanut butter, yogurt, pumpkin-puree, wet food, or soft, wet treats.
The licking activity is great for distracting your dog from scary happenings like unknown visitors and thunderstorms, reducing stress and helping your pup keep calm.
The textured mat also helps to keep your dog’s teeth clean and improve breath, working as a kind of tongue scraper!
Best of all, this unusual slow feeder is quite affordable, making it a great, easy gift for your dog or another owner!
The mat comes in several styles and sizes depending on your pet – you can even grab a two-pack to experiment with different textures!
For The Hoomans
54. Custom Pet Portrait (via Paint Your Life)
Pet portraits serve as fantastic gifts – who doesn’t want a lovely painting of their beloved pooch?
What I love about pet portraits is that even if you already own one, you’re always happy for another, as different artists can provide different styles and looks when painting your pup.
Paint Your Life is one great service that offers pet portrait services – simply pick the photo you want to have your artist base his portrait on and watch as your custom painting comes to life!
You can read about my personal experience with Paint Your Life here – I was absolutely blown away with my painting, it’s such a beautiful commemoration of my Benzy who passed away a few years ago.
One thing I really love about Paint Your Life is that you can see artist updates as the painting progresses, and can ask the artist to make changes or adjust things (unlimited edits) until you get the perfect result.
Paint Your Life is also offering K9 of Mine readers 20% off all paintings off with free shipping! (use code K9OFMINE20 with this link), so there’s never a better time to get a portrait of your (or a friend’s) pooch!
55. Embark Dog DNA Test
DNA tests are all the rage these days, as individuals are eager to discover their untold ancestry. Well, it’s no surprise that we want to dog into our beloved pet’s ancestry as well, and thankfully for that, there are dog DNA tests too!
There are several dog DNA test kits on the market, but our top pick is definitely Embark.
The Embark Dog DNA Test is the cream-of-the-crop in terms of canine genetics. I actually ran an Embark test with my mystery mix Remy and was surprised with what I learned – see our in-depth Embark review for more details!
With Embark, your dog’s DNA will get tested for 170 genetic diseases, including things like Multi-Drug Sensitivity (MDR1 gene), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), glaucoma, and more.
You’ll learn your pup’s expected adult weight and size, and discover the breed history of your dog’s great-grandparents. Embark has even conducted cutting-edge research into village dogs across the world, whose genetics were previously undocumented.
Embark is the most accurate and top-notch test out there, but it’s also quite pricey because of this – Embark’s price tag is $199 (although they often run discounts for the holiday).
It’s worth noting that dog DNA tests can provide really valuable info on your dog’s behaviors – for example, it may explain why your pooch barks so much – perhaps he has some hound in him! This kind of info can then let you create a more customized training plan tailored to your dog’s inherent instincts.
Doggie DNA tests are pretty awesome gifts for owners who love their pooches (especially owners of mutts who may not know their dog’s genetic background).
56. Your Dog on a Tote Bag (via Shutterfly)!
Personalized photos gifts are always a fun idea for dog owners – most fur parents are more than happy to have their dog’s face plastered on anything and everything!
While most owners already have a few mugs and photo books with their dog’s face, these days you can do a lot more with photos.
We personally love the idea of putting your dog’s face on a tote bag (just wait for everyone to comment on your canine’s cuteness next time you go to the grocery store).
That’s not all though – with Shutterfly you can put your dog’s beautiful mug on:
- Fleece Blankets
- Water Bottles
- Pot Holders
- Office Caddies
- Pencil Cases
- Phone Covers
- Duffle Bags
- And tons of other stuff!
And, if you’re shopping for Fido, you can use Shutterfly to create custom personalized dog bandanas, leashes, pet mats, Christmas stockings, and dog food containers! Bow, wow!
Plus, they have some crazy discounts happening for the holidays, so you’re sure to save quite a bit than if you took up these projects at a different time of year.
57. Dog House Doormat
Visitors be warned – a dog pack lives here! This adorable Dog Lover’s Doormat is perfect for any friend whose home could nearly qualify as an animal shelter!
There are plenty of other cute and clever themed dog doormats out there too, so if this one isn’t your cup of tea, keep looking!
58. Rover Gift Card
Know a busy owner who doesn’t get to walk their dog as much as they’d like? Make their day with a Rover gift card!
This allows owners to schedule several walks through Rover’s app, getting dogs exercise and freeing up some time for owners to do whatever they’d like!
That concludes our list of awesome gifts for dog lovers and their furry pals. Do you have any great dog gift ideas you want to recommend? Share them in the comments!