According to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, about 67% of US households (that’s 85 million families) have a pet. Over 63 million families have dogs. That’s a lot of dog lovers in America! What that means to us is finding the perfect gifts for dog lovers is not only important, but something that 2/3 of US families would love to receive!
Our list of unique gifts for dog lovers has been created to include the pawfect ideas for you. With input from dog moms, dog groomers, and pet professionals, we know you’ll find the perfect dog lover gifts for your special occasion!
Gifts for Dog Lovers and their Furry Friends
1. Dash Dog Treat Maker
DIY your dog treats! No more worries about unsafe, processed dog bones. The treat maker makes eight bone-shaped treats at once using all natural ingredients. Just use the recipes in the accompanying book or use your own recipe! Simply preheat, add batter, and cook: you’ll have 8 drool-worthy dog treats in no time! The quick and easy recipes allow for crunchy treats, or softer treats for older dogs. It has a BPA-free nonstick coating (safe for pets) and ensures easy release. Show your pups how much you love them with homemade goodies! As an added bonus, with each purchase, Dash is making a donation to North Shore Animal League America, one of the largest no-kill rescue organizations.
2. Pet Pawprint Kit and Picture Frame
Know someone who recently adopted a dog? Pearhead’s pawprints desk frame is the perfect gift for any new pet owner. It’s a great way to cherish a new pet — or an old pal — and their prints forever. Create and frame an impression of your pet’s paw and place next to their 4 x 6 inch photo. There’s no mixing and no mess, just air dry 24 to 48 hours. Take the clay out of the package and knead for 2-3 minutes. Once clay is kneaded, roll out on a piece of foil with the included rolling pin. Ensure clay is rolled out to fit your pet’s paw print. Display on any tabletop or shelf.
3. Dog Kitchen Towels
Make work in the kitchen a little more fun with these warm-hearted dish towels! Each of the five cotton towels has a special saying to remind owners what makes a relationship between ourselves and our furry friends so wonderful. These towels can be used in the kitchen, the bathroom or just as clever decor. This dog lover gift set is also machine washable.
4. Fetch This Coffee Mug
Warning: NSFW! Give this hilarious coffee mug to your special dog person. Enjoy 11 ounces of hot beverage while telling the world how you really feel. Who feels like fetching anything before coffee anyhow? Not Spot! This sarcastic conversation starter is microwave and dishwasher safe and is a great gag gift for any occasion. The best part of waking up is humor with your cup!
5. The Dogfather T-Shirt
We have an offer you can’t refuse. Show your funny side with “The Dogfather” T-shirt. Based on the original “Godfather” movie poster, this twist on a classic will have friends laughing. Great for any dog dad! This cotton shirt strikes a nice balance between comfort and durability (it’s not too ruff) and is made right here in the US of A! Top quality screen printing is crack resistant and won’t fade over time. If you like a little more room, order one size up. And I know it was you, Fido!
6. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond
Know someone with a naughty dog? Want to find a tactful way to tell your friend that Fido is ferocious? We have the solution: “How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond.” From the star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, it’s the only resource needed for raising a happy, healthy dog. In this book, Milan gives advice and answers to some of the most annoying, and dangerous, doggy dilemmas. Written in an easy to understand voice, it’s almost like having the Dog Whisperer himself right in your home. Packed with new info on training and care from pup through old age, the book guides the reader on developing a great relationship with man’s best friend. Learn how to correct bad behavior, create good habits and avoid common mistakes. #FureverFamily
7. Dog Lover Doormat
Set foot in the door with a doormat that says it all: “Home is Where Someone Runs to Greet You.” Coming home to your furry friend has never been better. It’s the perfect place to wipe your paws! It’s made from natural coir that keeps loose dirt and debris from tracking through the while the PVC back holds the mat in place. Easily clean it with a brisk shake. This doormat adds a touch of fun and color to your front porch!
Know someone who loves kitties? Check out our Cat Lover Gift Guide too!
8. Pet’s Baby Announcement Chalkboard
Hear ye, hear ye! There’s an important announcement best conveyed by the dog! Let Fido be the one to reveal the news of the newest member of the family with the Pearhead Pet Baby Announcement Chalkboard. This cute little chalkboard features the words “Mom & Dad Are Getting Me A Human.” Just fill in the due date with the provided chalk. The adjustable ribbon hangs around Fido’s neck. Snap a photo with your paw-tner and the chalkboard to spread the word to family and friends. The chalkboard measures 8 x 6 x .13 inches and will be a treasured keepsake for years to come!
9. Spoiled Rotten Dog Pillow
Say it with style! Let visitors know just how much you love your four-legged friend with a Primitives By Kathy “Home of a Spoiled Rotten Dog” Pillow. The rustic burlap-style woven pillow is made from cotton and polyester and measures 10 x 10 inches. If you know someone whose pooch owns the joint, then this is the perfect gift.
10. Dog Bathrobe with Hood
If you have ever bathed a dog, you know how messy things can get. The Derby Originals Ultra Flex Dog Bathrobe solves this problem while also drying your dog. This bathrobe is made using a super absorbent plush microfiber that’s soft to the touch. Wrap your furbaby up after bathing to keep Bowser from shaking water all over the room! It also keeps your pooch warm while waiting for the next doggy spa experience. The design allows for freedom of movement while the belt keeps the robe in place to wick away excess water. It’s also pawfect for the mudroom on rainy days! Woof!
11. Embark Dog DNA Test
This is one of our gifts for dog owners that I would like to receive myself! (Hint to my family who may be reading this.) Especially helpful to the parent of a rescue dog like ours, the Embark Dog DNA Test can detect breed contributions down to 5% of the total breed make. Fast and easy to use with a simple cheek swab, you can learn more about your doggie’s breed breakdown to understand them better. Upgrade at any time to get a health report to determine if your dog is at risk for 190+ genetic health conditions.
12. Petcube Cam Pet Monitoring Camera
Install this Petcube Cam Wi-Fi pet camera so you can check in on your pups while you’re away. The camera works with Alexa to provide 1080p HD video with night vision. Provide security for your home and pet anytime with full live streaming video. If you capture any suspicious dog behavior, you can consult a professional vet 24/7 to see if your dog needs a clinic visit by quickly starting a chat from the Petcube app. Real time alerts detect any abnormalities; an instant push notification is sent to your phone. Speak to your pets and hear them bark back. Who knows, you may capture the next viral pet video!
13. Dyson V11 Animal+ Cordless Vacuum
While we don’t personally own the Dyson V11 Animal, we have heard from many pet owners who swear by it! Some people think a vacuum doesn’t make a great gift, but when it’s THIS vacuum, we promise it will be loved. As Dyson’s most powerful cleaner ever, this machine will find all the fur that you didn’t even realize you had. Just wait until you vacuum under the couch. (Don’t have room in the budget for a Dyson? Check our next gift idea for a more affordable option.)
14. EUREKA FloorRover Dash Vacuum
This is one of those dog mom gifts that I can vouch for personally! As much as I wanted an inexpensive cordless vacuum, I found that they just don’t have the power to really get up all the pet fur in my house – especially in the carpets and rugs. This EUREKA FloorRover Dash works on both hardwood floors as well as carpet without leaving mess behind! It also has a multi-cyclone filtration system + HEPA filter to trap 99. 97% of dust and allergens. See it in action here, along with more of my favorite pet products.
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15. Dog Mom Subscription Box
This is literally the perfect dog mom gift! The Dog Mom Box from Cratejoy comes with carefully picked items geared to the dog mom as well as the doggy. Each box includes 5-7 wonderfully curated items, with many from small businesses. Don’t want to commit to a lengthy subscription? You can choose to gift just one box!
16. Custom Pet Portrait
You know the dog is the king (or queen) of the castle, so why not get a custom pet portrait to signify their importance? In just a few clicks, you can easily upload a photo of your pet and have a high quality canvas created with them “wearing” the outfit of your choice. This one is probably our favorite of the personalized dog gifts available.
17. BarkBox Subscription
Give your dog exactly what they want. More of a gift for dogs than it is dog owners, this subscription box comes with a customized box of themed toys and treats for your pup every month! Starting at just $23 per box, monthly dog joy is just a click away!
18. iFetch Interactive Ball Launchers for Dogs
Dogs need exercise and entertainment, but dog owners don’t always have the time to drop everything and play. This interactive ball launcher lets dogs play and fetch to their heart’s content. This model is the small version for smaller dogs – if you have a bigger pup, make sure to choose the large option!
19. The ORIGINAL ‘Did You Feed the Dog?
Not gonna lie – this just went on my own personal wish list. No longer do you have to wonder if someone fed the dog yet (or even if YOU fed the dog and forgot!) with this “did you feed the dog” tracker/reminder tool. Currently available for less than $10, this makes a very budget-friendly gift for dog owners!