10 Unique Dog Gifts You Need to Buy Your Pupper
Every dog mom or dad finds themselves wanting to pamper their pupper every once in a while. However, it can be hard to find good gifts for dogs that aren’t just the same cheap toys your furry friend has ripped apart a million times before.
Unique dog gifts are important for the enrichment and entertainment of our furry friends.
We’ve collected this crazy good list of gift ideas for dog lovers. Keep reading for the top ten unique things to buy your dog!
10. Commission a Custom Pet Portrait!
We admit this first suggestion is more of a gift for dog lovers than their pets, but we still think it’s worth mentioning.
Custom dog portraits really show your love for your four-legged best friend in a way that will last.
Fiverr has many amazing artists with quick turnarounds and reasonable rates, such as this one.
With so many great artists advertising their services, there are a tonne of styles to choose from. Everything from too-cute-to-be-allowed cartoons and jokey portraits of dogs as Roman emperors to soulful watercolor portraits.
No matter what vibe you’re going for, there will be an artist for you.
9. Check-in, Video Chat, and Dispense Treats
No matter which one of you gets separation anxiety, the Furbo Dog Camera is the perfect solution.
this 1080P Full HD camera with night vision and live stream will allow you to check-in with your beloved pet from the convenience of your cell phone. It has a 160-degree wide-angel view for maximum coverage day and night.
It even comes with two-way audio so you can coo and your good boy (or good girl) as you dispense treats remotely. The Barking sensor even lets you know when your dog is barking and sends a push notification to your phone!
It’s the next best thing to actually being there with your little buddy.
8. Singin’ in The Rain ( or at least walking)
Nobody likes going out in the rain, especially without some kind of waterproof protection to cover them. Some pooches might love to chase raindrops, but many would prefer to stay dry, even when it’s walk time.
That’s where this fashionable dog raincoat with reflective stripes comes in.
It comes in three charming bright colors to match your pet’s personality (and a dog owner’s outfit if you’re so inclined to match).
Weather-shy dogs will love these jackets. It will help prevent that classic wet dog smell as well as the sprinkler shake when your dog comes back indoors. This way your pooch can still enjoy the great outdoors without the soggy misery.
Best yet, the reflective stripes will provide added safety after dark and in low-visibility conditions.
7. Embark Dog DNA Test
Many families adopt without being quite sure of the exact dog breed they are taking in, or the genetic complications that can plague that type of dog.
Embark Sog DNA Test Kits are the perfect solution for dog lovers looking to be proactive about their pet’s health.
Embark screens for over 350 dog breeds, types, and varieties using a research-grade genotyping platform developed in partnership with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Not only that, it tests for over 200 genetic diseases including MDR1 drug sensitivity, glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy. These are some of the most common adult-onset diseases in dogs and knowing about them in advance can go a long way towards keeping your pet healthy and happy into their later years.
You can even discover your dog’s relatives if you’re looking forward to a family reunion down at the pet park! You can see the percentage of shared DNA between your dog and others that have been tested with Embark.
Results are typically available in about 2-4 weeks.
6. Cozy Dog in a Hot Dog
There are many lux dog beds out there, but consider one that is not only delightful for your friend to lay in but also brings you a smile to look at.
This hot dog bed isn’t just for dachshunds.
It comes in both large and small and the outer covering unzips to wash.
5. Custom Pride Pet Socks
Okay, so this one is more a gift for sog lovers rather than pets themselves.
But look at these customizable pride socks!
Simply upload a picture of your pet to customize these socks with his or her face to show pride in yourself and your pet. Or just how much you love dogs and rainbows. We aren’t here to judge.
These socks are super-stretchy with a suede-feel that’s designed to offer the ultimate in comfort. They come in either horizontal or vertical stripes in all the colors of the rainbow covered in photorealistic faces of your choosing.
4. Toys They Can Chew, Tug, and Chase
Dogs need toys but it’s important to get ones that will last, especially if your dog is a chewer.
This five-pack of braided rope dog toys is cute, fun, versatile, and durable enough to withstand hours and hours of play.
These have no squeakers for pets to obnoxiously chew on when you’re trying to listen to the latest episode of your Netflix binge.
They don’t have any soft seems that can be ripped apart so you come home to polyfill stuffie guts all over your living room. Additionally, there’s little danger of your pet swallowing any part of them accidentally.
If you’re going to get a new chew toy for your buddy these are a great option.
3. Get Those Dirty Paws Cleaned Off
Dog paws don’t have to track mud and filth across the floor with this easy dog paw cleaning cup.
All you need to do is add a little soap and water to the cup to get it ready.
The soft silicone bristles inside will to the rest of the work once you gently place your dog’s paw in the cup and twist the cup around a few times. After a short period of time, your pet’s paws will be noticeably cleaner.
This portable dog paw cleaner comes in two sizes and three colors.
2. Collapsable Dog Bowl for On-the-Go
4 Portable Travel Collapsible Foldable Pet Dog Bowl for Food & Water Bowls Dish
What pet parent hasn’t been walking their beloved best friend only to run into the frustrating issue of having no way to feed or water them on the fly?
These super convenient bowls solve that problem. They come in four fun, bright colors and have a handy attachment point for carabiner clips so there’s no need to hold on to it as you walk.
They are five inches in diameter at the top and 3.5 inches at the bottom. They are 2 inches tall and .5 inches thick while folded. Each one holds exactly 12 oz. or 1.5 cups of water without overflowing, which is enough for a small or medium-sized pooch on the run.
Since they collapse flat so they can be easily stored in a backpack, purse. or stroller. These are great not just for walks on hot summer days, but for long car rides or road trips, hiking, picnics, and daily use.
These bowls are made from 100% premium food-grade silicone that is durable and non-toxic. They are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
They come in a set of mixed bright colors including yellow, pink, green, and orange.
1 Treat Yourself to a New Bag
This multi-function dog treats and poop bag is the perfect thing to bring on those long walks or dog park runs.
It has a long strap made to wear as a belt that you can also throw over your shoulder. This bag comes with a carabiner on the back and has a D ring that you can clip your carabiner and/or leash to on both sides for added convenience.
There is a pull-through tab that makes it easy to grab a poop bag and a mesh pocket at the front that’s perfect for a phone or dog toy.
You can put dog treats in the main compartment for easy access, and any credit cards, keys, or miscellaneous items in one of the zippered pockets.