The Howl-i-day season is fast approaching, and gift shopping is in full swing. If you are scratching your head in wonder, trying to figure out what to get the dog owners in your life, scratch no more. We got you! No dog is created equal, and they all have different personalities. So here we go, the 30 Best Gift Ideas For Dog Parents 2020.
Due to the new Department of Transportation (DOT) policy, Emotional Support Animals are NO longer allowed to fly in airplane cabins for free. However, Psychiatric Service Dogs are eligible.
You think your life is hard? Try being an anxious and worrisome dog. Why did my owner use the vacuum? Why did my owner recline that chair? Why did my owner turn on the fan? The honeycomb might just be his new therapy ball. Durable, excellent for self-play, and particularly glorious for aggressive shaking, this toy will allow the stressed dog to get a good solid grip and go to town, releasing all of the anxiety and worries of life. They are also very affordable, so be sure to get 2. Ya know, like your mom did with your favorite childhood doll.
The distraction gift of champions! Who wouldn’t want to lick and search for delicious hidden treats? The Lickimat is often used for stress relief, vet visits, bath time, nail trimming, recovering from an injury, and even loud storms or fireworks.
Separation anxiety is no fun for dogs or their owners. The Kong is a perfect way to create a positive experience when the owner has to leave the house. Typically, a dog experiences the most separation anxiety in the first 20 minutes after their owner leaves. Instead of spending that time worrying, being sad, and wondering if he’s been abandoned forever, the Kong will keep the pup busy and excited about getting to all of the tasty goodness inside. This is also a cool tool that is used to determine whether their dog is left-pawed or right-pawed.
Do they make these for humans? If you are searching for a bed that looks like an actual hug, you found it. Any dog who cozies up into this furry goodness is likely to feel immediate stress release. The Furry Bed is meant to mimic the mothers’ fur. For pet owners trying to avoid the medication route, this is a really cool drug-free way to help anxious dogs with stress-management. This anti-anxiety bed is also machine washable, which is a major bonus!
This toy will be the life of the paw-ty featuring over 20 different sounds like “Rock ‘n Roll Big Doggy,” “Hey, What are you doing?,” “Grrrrr!,” “Sweet Puppy,” and more! A neat feature with this toy is that it is triggered by touch and turns off when playtime is over, so you won’t burn through batteries as quickly. Dog parents will thank you for this one!
Dogs read their human’s body language, jokes make humans laugh and smile. Sounds like a win/win to us! Everyone in the dog-loving family will have fun with this one, and the great part about a book is that it is the gift that keeps on giving.
This is a great gift, no matter where your pet parents live. Paw Protector Dog Boots are suitable for all weather conditions and all different terrains. They will keep pup paws clean, dry, and protected from ice and snow, hot asphalt, sharp objects, rocks, wet surfaces, and more. If you have ever visited Arizona mid-summer, you know why a gift like this is crucial for pet safety.
Picking up poop never looked so good with these adorable waste bag dispensers made by The Foggy Dog. Your biggest challenge will be trying to decide which one you want to get!
You can’t go wrong with a Chris Christensen comb. They are well-loved by many-a-dog owner, and the company makes dog brushes as well. It is best to research the breed of the pup you are gifting and figure out what will work best for that type of coat.
You are probably tempted to buy an all-inclusive grooming kit that might include clippers, but skip all the frills and filler and go straight for the Dremel instead. This nail trimmer is very easy to use and a much safer way to trim a pup’s nails. Your pet parents will thank you for this one.
Dog smooches are the best, but dog breath can be intense. All-natural dog breath freshener, Woofmints, release organic peppermint & parsley oils, turning a dog’s breath from foul to fresh. This is such a cute gift to pair with your other grooming essentials.
This is the perfect gift for the family that is always on-the-go. If you know the dog’s size, there are some really cute and functional airline approved pet carriers. Even better if you know your friend’s favorite colors or patterns.
Traveling can be stressful for everyone involved. There is nothing like a cozy blanket to bring warmth and comfort during travel time. If you know the name of the pup you are gifting, a personalized blanket is a sweet way to make travel life cozier.
There are few things more dapper than a pup in a bowtie. The Foggy Dog has a fantastic selection to choose from. A neat thing about this company is that they donate half a pound of food to rescue shelters across America with every purchase.
Some companies are just pros at certain things, so we have to steer you toward The Foggy Dog again on this one. Every pup should have a bandana or ten. They have so many different designs to choose from!
This one will be well-loved by a new pet owner. Their new addition will receive a totally customized box of themed toys and treats every month. They often include a free toy as well! That’s pretty pawsome if you ask us.
If you are looking to impress a dog owner, this will knock their socks off. It is unlikely they have ever received a gift as unique as this one. You would also want to make sure you knew the exact breed of the dog. With the price point on this gift, that’s an “oops” you don’t want to make.
There are many waistbands to choose from and vary in quality and features, but we thought this one looked great. We liked that it comes with a carabiner, a belt loop, and an adjustable strap, so the trainer has multiple options on how they would like to wear it. Plus, it’s adorable!
This camera allows pet owners to feel connected to their pet-people when they are away from home. It features 2-way audio, and even stores treats that the pet owner can toss from the camera. This one digs a little deeper into the pocketbook, but they seem to have sales often, so keep your eyes peeled for a good deal. Go to Instagram and check out #caughtonfurbo if you want to see it in action.
Perhaps this foodie would like to indulge in some beef bourguignon biscuits follow by “mud pie oh my” treats for a touch of sweetness on the palette. Your most challenging decision when you are shopping at Bocce’s Bakery will be trying to decide what to get. There are so many unique and delicious choices!
You know what makes getting up early easier? Staring at a cute pup face on your coffee cup, that’s what. Your pet parents will be tickled to open up a gift that features their fur baby. Nowadays, there are enough social media channels that you should be able to find a great pic of their pup to use for your design.
Any pet parent will swoon over a pillow made with a pic of their pup. They may even design their next room around it! You will have to get creative with how you obtain the picture, but social media makes that pretty attainable like we said before.
If you have a pottery studio nearby, you could make a fun day of it. You’d be amazed at how relaxing painting pottery can be. A personalized bowl would make any dog owner smile. Make sure you have the spelling right on the name because once that thing is baked, there’s no going back.
Hoodies, Cardigans, and Rain Coats Oh MY! You will have such a fun time shopping for the cutest pet clothes at Rororiri. They emphasize high-quality textiles and comfy silhouettes, only using luxury fabrics that are gentle to the touch.
This might take a little research on your end but look for a local doggy day spa in the area of the pet parent you are gifting. That is such a fun gift to give!
The benefits of an Emotional Support Animal certification and a Psychiatric Service Dog certification are drastically different. Fortunately for you, American Service Pets’ network of active board certified doctors can help you find the right path to certification. To find out whether you need an ESA or PSD letter, take our easy, three-step Pet Owner Survey!
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