It’s almost the holiday season, and whether you’re a dog-owner or know one, it’s time to find the perfect gift for both human and pooch. Here are 15 ideas to get you started so you and your pup can end 2018 with a bang — er, bark — and head into the new year feeling great.
As Parks and Recreation’s resident optimist Chris Traeger once said, mutts are “half amazing, half terrific.” There’s not much else you need to know, but if you’re curious about what breeds make up your pup, this kit created by Wisdom Panel is just what you need. Not only is finding out your dog’s heritage fun, it can be helpful in diagnosing diseases and illnesses certain breeds are prone to.
Whether on wheels or by feet, move your mutt in style with this chic, easy-to-clean backpack from Timbuk2. It even includes a foldable water bowl for your pup, and plenty of pocket room for it — along with anything else you need to bring with you.
Petzi’s Pet Cam lets you keep an eye on your pooch while you’re away and its’ microphone lets you talk to your pup. This is a great gift for any dog, but particularly so for pups with separation anxiety because it lets them hear your voice throughout the day. It also features a built-in treat dispenser so you can drop treats for your dog remotely using the Petzi mobile app.
Dogs live for food, so this holiday season go gourmet and treat your pooch to some Peanut Butter Bliss Bars, Mini Pupcakes, and “Fur”tune Cookies. It’ll be a nice step up from their usual year-round treats.
This is more of a practical gift, kind of the dog equivalent of buying someone socks. If your pooch is having digestive issues, this kit will help you figure it out.
This kit has everything you need to collect a stool sample from your dog — including two tubes, sterile cotton swabs, and surgical gloves — so you can send it back to Animal Biome for assessment. Once they have the results they’ll send them to you in an email with suggestions for how to improve your pup’s gut health.
What’s better than a dog toy? A dog toy stuffed with peanut butter treats! Your pup will have a blast trying to work those little peanut butter buddies out of their KONG.
BarkBox sends you a monthly box full of goodies your dog will love, and lets you choose what kind you get based on your pup’s size. Every month your pooch will get 2 new toys, 2 bags of all-natural treats, and a chew treat.
Bring out your dog’s inner cat with this snappy toy from Outward Hound. Unless you have a very large living room with nothing breakable, this is definitely an outdoor toy. It’s a great way to keep your dog active during playtime and is great for dogs of all ages because you can control how much you move the toy.
Loud noises like fireworks and thunder claps can stress out and scare a dog to no end, while anxiety can be triggered by anything from travel to being separated from you. The ThunderShirt wraps snug around your dog’s body to apply gentle pressure that will help calm them during trying times.
Send this Etsy shop a photo of your pooch and it’ll send you a custom plushie that looks just like them. You can bring the plushie along with you on trips, or let your pup use it as their own personal teddy bear.
Let your dog snooze in style and lounge in luxury with this miniature mattress from one of the internet’s favorite mattress companies. It features a combination of “pressure-relieving memory foam and durable support foam” that’ll keep your pup comfy at night (and during all their naptimes). Plus, it’s easy-to-clean, which means keeping it in good condition despite all the drool baths and toe-dirt deposits your dog will surely leave.
This one is definitely more of a gift for dog-owners than dogs, though it will make for a nice homage to your pooch. With dozens of breeds available, it’s the perfect gift for anyone who wants to proudly display their love for their pup in their home.
Depending on where you live and what kind of dog you have, a winter coat is a must, and the American Kennel Club has a great collection to choose from, ranging from (very stylish) vests to raincoats to parkas.
Let your dog see out into the big wide world (or, you know, the street) to keep an eye on the comings and goings of your neighbors (and mail person) and say hi to passersby. It’s easy enough to install, and you can always hire someone to do the grunt work if you don’t want to.
Your pooch will love being sent to this doghouse. Made-to-order and stylish as heck, it offers shade and ventilation to keep your pup cool — and offers an aesthetic that’ll keep your lawn looking cool.
Whether you’re looking for something fun, practical, or both, you’re spoiled for choice with the above list. And don’t stress too much — your pup will love whatever you give them, because they love you!
And of course, a personalized Puppo food subscription is another great gift for the beloved pup in your life. Just saying!