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Dog lovers are a different breed. They have no problem stopping strangers on the street to ask if they can pet their dogs. In fact, some people will even cross the street for their dog fix.
These are the same people who blow up social media on National Dog Day — an event they seem to celebrate every day, judging by their paw-inspired posts. If you have someone like this in your life, here are a few gifts for dog lovers, according to dog lovers.
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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Best home gifts for dog lovers
Wipe Your Paws Welcome Mat
Wipe Your Paws Welcome Mat $28.00 at Etsy
Give this a-door-able welcome mat as a housewarming gift. It can be used indoors or outdoors and comes in eight different sizes.
Custom Pet Portrait
Custom Pet Portrait $24.71 at Etsy
This bestselling custom pet portrait is the perfect way to show your friend or family member how much you value their dog!
Zen Dog Garden Sculpture
Zen Dog Garden Sculpture $35.00 at UncommonGoods
Whether or not your friend knows it, the Chinese lettering engraved on these sculptures means loyalty. Plus, dog lovers will enjoy the calming effect that can bring peace of mind to any space.
"Canines of New York," by Heather Weston
"Canines of New York," by Heather Weston $20.03 at Amazon
"Canines of New York," by Heather Weston $9.85 at Barnes and Noble
"Canines of New York," by Heather Weston $19.19 at Target
No dog lover's coffee table is complete without this hardcover paying homage to New York's canine crowd. This glossy book features more than 500 photos — snapshots showcasing a dog's life in the city that never sleeps.
Park Life Designs Hector Treat Tin
Park Life Designs Hector Treat Tin $20.99 at Amazon
Dress up your kitchen counters and keep your dog happy by keeping this ribbed enamel treat holder, with its copper-plated dog bone emblem, filled with treats. A silicone seal keeps snacks fresh.
Dog Butts Animal Magnets
Dog Butts Animal Magnets $14.29 at Amazon
Your friend will smile every time they open the fridge if you get them these cheeky magnets. The Dalmatian, poodle, pug, golden retriever and Scottie are all represented — as is the quintessential red fire hydrant.
"Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are" Tea Towel
"Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are" Tea Towel $20.99 at Houzz
There might not be a better hostess gift for dog lovers than this 100% cotton tea towel. It's a constant reminder of how much your friend is loved by you and their dog.
Personalized Dog Mug
Personalized Dog Mug $21.95 at Etsy
This mug is the perfect sentimental gift for the dog lover in your life! With dozens of breeds and designs to choose from, you can customize this mug with your friend or family member's fur babies!
Dirty Dog Shammy Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Quick Drying Towel
Dirty Dog Shammy Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Quick Drying Towel $17.44 at Amazon
Dirty Dog Shammy Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Quick Drying Towel $19.95 at Chewy
Slip your hands into the pockets of this shammy, rub the microfiber fabric all over your wet dog, then watch how well it absorbs the water — 8 times more than your typical cotton towel! Great for after baths and rainstorms.
Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Bowl
Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Bowl $11.99 at Amazon
Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slow Bowl $11.99 at Chewy
Slow down! Does your dog seem to finish his food mere seconds after being served? The maze design of this bowl will force your pooch to hunt for his kibble or wet food, putting a break on how fast he eats. It comes in five different maze shapes and colors.
11. Furbo Dog Camera
Furbo Dog Camera
Furbo Dog Camera $199.00 at Amazon
If you want to splurge on your dog lover, this is definitely the gift to buy! This dog cam includes livestream video to monitor your pet, has a barking sensor and even allows you to talk to your dog through an app if necessary. You can even reward your dog by giving your pup treats, even when you're not there!
Wisdom Panel Essential
Love your rescue dog? Learn more about any breed’s ancestry and their susceptibility to certain health conditions by swiping the inside of your pooch’s cheek — you’ll have a report back in two to three weeks.
Pet Paw Print Ornament
Pet Paw Print Ornament $6.99 at Amazon
Help them make their home feel even more festive with this adorable ornament-making kit.
"Dogs on Instagram," by @dogsofinstagram
"Dogs on Instagram," by @dogsofinstagram $15.26 at Amazon
"Dogs on Instagram," by @dogsofinstagram $15.72 at Barnes and Noble
If they love their pet, there is a good chance that their dog has its own personal Instagram account. This fun book shows off some of the cutest pups on the net!
15. Pet Tent Bed
Pet Tent Bed
Pet Tent Bed $29.99 at Amazon
This adorable pet bed puts a trendy and fun twist on your traditional dog bed. If they value their home's aesthetic, this is the gift for them.
16. Heated Dog Bed
Heated Pet Bed
Heated Pet Bed $66.34 at Chewy
If the tent isn't their vibe, this bed is bound to work in any home — and it's heated for colder months!
Portable Water Dispenser
Portable Water Dispenser $8.99 at Amazon
Many dog owners love to exercise with their dogs but always struggle to find ways to make sure they're properly hydrated. This portable water dispenser is small, leakproof and easy to bring on the go.
Booster Bath Elevated Pet Bathing
Booster Bath Elevated Pet Bathing $149.00 at Amazon
Booster Bath Elevated Pet Bathing $149.00 at Chewy
Booster Bath Elevated Pet Bathing $129.00 at Wayfair
Great for dogs who stress out at the groomer and for their owners who don’t like bending over a tub to bathe their pets! This elevated plastic tub includes a safety harness and collar to keep your dog in place, a rubberized padded bottom to prevent slippage, a drain hose and an adjustable spray nozzle. Available in three sizes and four colors.
19. Snuffle Mat
Chewing and tearing can be a way for dogs to release pent-up stress and energy. Watch as yours burrows for hidden treats in this mat made of polar fleece and upcycled materials. It comes with a nonslip backing and can be machine washed and folded for easy storage.
Best beauty & fashion gifts for dog lovers
Dog Mom Baseball Hat
Dog Mom Baseball Hat $11.99 at Amazon
Being a dog mom is hard work. After all, dogs don't walk themselves! Any dedicated dog owner would absolutely love this cute cap.
Pretty Puppy Eye Shadow Palette
Don't judge this makeup by its cute exterior. The matte and metallic eye shadows inside are high-quality. The limited-edition palette is from Too Faced, whose founders designed it after being inspired by their fur baby, Clover. Too Faced even donated $150,000 to the Best Friends Animal Society when it launched the Clover collection.
Customized Dog Socks
Customized Dog Socks $22.99 at Etsy
These customized dog socks are a simple but affordable way to show your giftee how much you understand the love they have for their pet.
"Physically I'm Here Mentally I'm With My Dog" T-shirt
"Physically I'm Here Mentally I'm With My Dog" T-shirt $14.99 at Amazon
This comfy T-shirt will become your friend's new uniform! While it's perfect for lounging, if they wear it out, they’ll also realize they're not alone in their humble aspirations.
Custom illustrated Dog iPhone Case
Custom illustrated Dog iPhone Case $40.00 at Etsy
If their world revolves around their pup, they'll definitely love to be reminded of their fur baby everywhere they go. This custom hand-drawn iPhone case is both thoughtful and useful!
Chillydog Fair Isle Knit Sweater
Custom made: This colorful dog sweater is not only great looking and handmade using organic wool and all-natural plant dyes, but it was lovingly knitted by descendants of the Inca Indians!
Frisco Cable Knit Dog Socks
Frisco Cable Knit Dog Socks $6.99 at Chewy
No more slip and slide! These cable knit socks, with their double-sided non-skid dots, provide extra grip (not to mention added warmth) if your dog constantly slides across your tile, marble or wood floors.
American Kennel Club Anti-Anxiety and Stress Relief Calming Coat for Dogs
American Kennel Club Anti-Anxiety and Stress Relief Calming Coat for Dogs $29.99 at Amazon
American Kennel Club Anti-Anxiety and Stress Relief Calming Coat for Dogs $22.71 at Chewy
Calm your dog during a thunderstorm or throughout life’s stressful moments by swaddling him in this machine washable coat that’s designed to put pressure on the torso area, resulting in a more passive pooch.
Bond & Co. Cozy Critter Dog Hoodie
Bond & Co. Cozy Critter Dog Hoodie $17.99 at Amazon
Bond & Co. Cozy Critter Dog Hoodie $17.99 at Petco
This faux-shearling hoodie, with its adorable teddy bear ears and ball shaped tail, is lined with a water-repellant jersey for extra protection. A slit at the collar allows for easy leash access.
Maxbone Curly Knit Dog Sweater
Maxbone Curly Knit Dog Sweater $65.00 at Olivela
Maxbone Curly Knit Dog Sweater $68.00 at Anthropologie
For the stylish pooch, this Scandinavian-inspired, ginger hued jumper comes with a knitted neck roll and sleeves. Don’t let the fabric fool you — it may look delicate but it’s machine washable.
Canada Pooch Pawparazzi Cap
Canada Pooch Pawparazzi Cap $23.00 at Canada Pooch
Fashion forward! A faux-fur cap for your pup? Why not! This head warmer, which comes in black and is available in four sizes, includes ear slits and an adjustable chin strap for comfortable wear.
Black Bear Zoo Snood
Black Bear Zoo Snood $19.99 at Amazon
It doesn’t matter whether you refer to it as a scarf, cowl, or snood, this super soft knit coverup, with its woven elastic band for flexible comfort, will keep your dog’s neck and ears warm in cold weather.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ribbed Dog Sweater
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ribbed Dog Sweater $39.00 at Amazon
Cute and cozy: This ribbed sweater is made of a super soft yarn, giving this pullover its soft and plush feel. It’s available in trendy colors, including cranberry, slate blue, and ballet pink.
Happy Hoodie Calming Dog Compression Hoodie
Happy Hoodie Calming Dog Compression Hoodie $13.75 at Amazon
Happy Hoodie Calming Dog Compression Hoodie $12.99 at Chewy
Cover your ears! This compression cotton hoodie works to calm and soothe an anxious dog at the vet, during thunderstorms and fireworks, or while bathing or nail trimming. Bonus: It doubles as an ear warmer.
WagWellies Dog Boots
WagWellies Dog Boots $49.00 at Design Milk
These 100% rubber boots can take on the any size puddle! They’ve got vented slits for easy on/easy off and come in five bright colors for your dog to (literally) stand out in.
Ruffwear Grip Trex Pairs All-Terrain Paw Wear
Ruffwear Grip Trex Pairs All-Terrain Paw Wear $37.50 at Amazon
Ruffwear Grip Trex Pairs All-Terrain Paw Wear $37.50 at Zappos
Protect your dog’s paws from snow and ice — or while hiking and running — with these high-performance booties. They’re designed with a rubber sole, tightly woven air mesh top, and easy on/easy off hook-and-loop closure, and a reflective trim.
GF Pet Summit Chevron Dog Sweater
GF Pet Summit Chevron Dog Sweater $20.99 at Chewy
Go retro! The multi-colored, Chevron pattern on this turtleneck sweater gives off a 70s vintage vibe. Made of a mix of knit and acrylic fabric, the ribbed armholes allow for easy slip on and slip off.
Shearling Duggz Pet Shoes
Shearling Duggz Pet Shoes $39.99 at Amazon
Shearling Duggz Pet Shoes $11.99 at PetSmart
Shearling Duggz Pet Shoes $39.99 at Chewy
So cute, you’ll want a pair of your own. A suede and Sherpa outer shell, a synthetic liner that helps retain heat, rubber soles, and a zipper and Velcro tie for easy on and off, combine to make this a comfortable and stylish pet bootie. Available in multiple colors, including black, brown, and turquoise blue.
The Foggy Dog Palm Dog Bow Tie
The Foggy Dog Palm Dog Bow Tie $19.00 at The Foggy Dog
Bow-wow! Dress up your pooch for the holidays — and all year long — with this textured linen and cotton blend bow tie, available in bright color options like green, orange and yellow, and in standard and large sizes.
City V-Neck Sweater
City V-Neck Sweater $38.99 at Bloomingtails Dog Boutique
From tiny to titanic: This handsome pullover sweater is decorated with blue trim and buttons and comes with an easy-to-access leash hole. What sets it apart: it hangs low on the neck and comes in a multitude of sizes — from XXS to 3XL — ideal for those who have trouble finding the right fit.
Best dog accessory gifts
Found My Animal Adjustable Ombre Rope Dog Leash
Found My Animal Adjustable Ombre Rope Dog Leash $56.00 at Chewy
Going out on a rope! Made with marine grade rope and brass hardware, this hand-dyed, ombre colored 7 foot leash includes a lockable carabiner for added security, along with O-rings that can be adjusted so the leash can be worn around the waist or across the chest to free up your hands.
Aquapaw Slow Treater Treat Dispensing Mat
Aquapaw Slow Treater Treat Dispensing Mat $10.95 at Amazon
Aquapaw Slow Treater Treat Dispensing Mat $10.95 at Chewy
A game changer for dogs who quiver at the sight of a bath! Simply add wet food such as peanut butter or smushed bananas to this FDA grade silicone 7 inch mat, then stick it onto tile or glass using the silicone suction cups. Your pup will be preoccupied and distracted licking the nubs as you rub in the suds.
HIghwave Squeeze-able Water Bottle
HIghwave Squeeze-able Water Bottle $14.99 at Chewy
HIghwave Squeeze-able Water Bottle $14.99 at Amazon
H2O on the go: Simply squeeze the BPA-free bottle and watch as water fills up the top basin. Once finished, relax your grip and any leftover water will go straight back into the bottle. Great for long car rides and walks.
Love Thy Beast Canvas Pet Tote
Love Thy Beast Canvas Pet Tote $160.00 at Love Thy Beast
Seeing double: This sturdy, water-repellent grey and navy dog tote is made with a dual layer of cotton duck canvas and is double topstitched! Inside you’ll find a collar attachment along with a removable, easy-to-clean leather foot pad. Bonus: Two outside pockets can be used for storing dog treats and poop bags.
Ruffwear Front Range Harness
Ruffwear Front Range Harness $43.95 at Love Thy Beast
This bright purple harness has both a foam-padded chest and belly panel, along with a reflective trim to keep your pup visible at night. It comes with two leash attachment points — on the center of the back and at the chest. There’s also a small pocket to store dog tags.
HDP Deluxe Lookout Dog, Cat and Small Animal Booster Car Seat
HDP Deluxe Lookout Dog, Cat and Small Animal Booster Car Seat $40.99 at Amazon
HDP Deluxe Lookout Dog, Cat and Small Animal Booster Car Seat $40.99 at Chewy
If your dog is always trying to sit in your lap or likes to look out the window during car rides, this booster seat may be just what your pup ordered. Made for small dogs, it’s secured with adjustable straps that attach to the headrest and around the seat and has a safety strap that attaches to your dog’s collar or harness to keep him in place. It comes with a padded bottom but adding a favorite blanket will make him love his booster even more.
Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfy Padded Polyester Dog Collar
Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfy Padded Polyester Dog Collar $17.99 at Chewy
Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfy Padded Polyester Dog Collar $17.99 at Amazon
A collar that lasts a lifetime? Made of canvas, neoprene (a soft rubber/nylon mix that’s used in wet suits) and waterproof plastic buckles, this padded collar won’t break down or fray due to wear.
Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl
From the brand known for its rugged outdoor coolers comes a bowl made with similar technology, including a double-wall of stainless steel to keep your pet’s water extra cold. The non-slip ring on the bottom prevents your pooch from nudging the dish all over the floor.
L.L. Bean Sporting Dog First Aid Kit
L.L. Bean Sporting Dog First Aid Kit $99.00 at L.L. Bean
This all-inclusive first aid kit is packed with everything you’d need for a doggie boo-boo — from a styptic pencil to a latex tourniquet to a skin staple gun. Keep it in your home or take it on the road for unexpected emergencies.
ECOFLEX® Homestead Sliding Barn Door Dog Crate
ECOFLEX® Homestead Sliding Barn Door Dog Crate $346.49 at Overstock
Home style: If you have to cohabitate with a dog crate, why not choose one that suits your decor? Made of reclaimed and recycled materials, this crate has a stylish sliding barn door along with black metal accents, and comes in two colors — antique white and grey.
Glow In Dark Waterproof Collar with Quick Release Buckle
Glow In Dark Waterproof Collar with Quick Release Buckle $29.00 at If It Barks
Safety first! Features on this bright collar include a glow-in-the-dark strip and quick release buckle. Personalize the band with your dog’s name and your phone number for an extra $10.
Musher's Secret Paw Protection Natural Dog Wax
Musher's Secret Paw Protection Natural Dog Wax $14.24 at Chewy
This 100% pure natural wax, made with vitamin E and beeswax, will moisturize and protect paws any time of the year, but particularly in winter when ice and snow can lead to drying and cracking. Simply apply it between — and directly on — your dog’s toe pads.
Wildebeest Funston Dog Baggie
Wildebeest Funston Dog Baggie $18.00 at Wildebeest
Chic and poop bag in the same sentence? This fashionable purple nylon bag dispenser attaches to your dog’s leash with a Velcro closure, while the rubber opening makes it easy to pull out the plastic baggies. Machine washable, it comes filled with 15 compost-friendly poop bags.
Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Medium, Blue
Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Medium, Blue $12.90 at Amazon
Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Medium, Blue $12.90 at Petco
Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner, Medium, Blue $12.90 at Chewy
Silicone bristles inside this tumbler remove dirt and debris on your pet’s paws before he gets the chance to mess up your floors. Simply add warm water to the cup, insert the muddy paw, twist the tumbler, remove the paw and dry. Great for eliminating mud, sand and salt!
Guardian Gear Pet Waterer Handi-Drink Portable Water Drinking Bottle For Pets
Guardian Gear Pet Waterer Handi-Drink Portable Water Drinking Bottle For Pets $16.77 at Amazon
Guardian Gear Pet Waterer Handi-Drink Portable Water Drinking Bottle For Pets $11.46 at Chewy
Pull the dispenser tray down on this portable 17-ounce water bottle, then tilt and squeeze the bottle to fill the reservoir. A rubber flow control valve in the cap prevents spills and leaks. Comes with a carrying strap and belt clip.
Best toys & treats for dogs
iFetch Frenzy $38.93 at Amazon
Drop, fetch, repeat! Train your dog to deposit the ball into the top of this hourglass-shaped jug, then watch as he never tires of guessing which hole the miniature tennis ball will roll out of. No batteries or power cord required.
Starbarks Coffee Dog Toy
Starbarks Coffee Dog Toy $13.99 at Amazon
If they love coffee and their dog — this is the gift for them.
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Happy Howlidays Pup-PIE Dog Treat
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Happy Howlidays Pup-PIE Dog Treat $7.99 at Chewy
Easy as pie! This holiday themed pie, dipped in yogurt and covered with white coconut, comes in 10 pre-cut slices. No corn, wheat soy, or GMOs included.
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Maze & Guru
Keep rolling! Place treats in the hole of this soft, rubber ball, then shake it so the snacks make their way deep into the maze. Watch as your pooch chases down the orb as it spins and turns across the floor and the treats are released.
Pooch Creamery Peanut Butter Flavor Ice Cream Mix Dog Treat
Pooch Creamery Peanut Butter Flavor Ice Cream Mix Dog Treat $5.99 at Chewy
Lickety split: Simply add water to the ice cream powder mix, place the container in the freezer, and after eight hours it’s ready to serve. Made of only five ingredients, including lactose-free whole milk and real peanuts, this delicious treat will stay fresh up to six weeks in the freezer once opened.
Three Dog Bakery Classic Cremes Baked Dog Treats
Three Dog Bakery Classic Cremes Baked Dog Treats $6.99 at Amazon
Three Dog Bakery Classic Cremes Baked Dog Treats $6.99 at Chewy
Break up these golden colored sandwich cookies or serve them whole — either way, your dog will go nutty every time he hears the crinkle of this plastic tray! Slow-baked in small batches, they’re made with real ingredients, including peanut butter.
Buck Bone Organics Antler Dog Bones
Buck Bone Organics Antler Dog Bones $24.99 at Amazon
Buck Bone Organics Antler Dog Bones $24.99 at Chewy
Who knew? Wild Elks shed their antlers once a year, then some of the pieces are made into long-lasting and odorless chews for dogs to enjoy! Because they’re all-natural, expect sizes and shapes to vary.
Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Charm Cheese Puffs
Himalayan Dog Chew Yaky Charm Cheese Puffs $6.99 at Amazon
Heat these lactose and gluten-free cheese puffs in your microwave like you would a bag of popcorn, allowing time to cool before serving. High in protein, these treats are made of Himalayan hard cheese and contain no corn or fillers.
Nina Ottosson By Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle Game Dog Toys
Nina Ottosson By Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle Game Dog Toys $19.99 at Amazon
Nina Ottosson By Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle Game Dog Toys $19.99 at Chewy
Play on! Watch as your dog sniffs, then flips, the plastic tops of this puzzle toy to reveal the hidden snacks below.
KONG Classic Goodie Bone Dog Toy
Chew on this: A rubber bone that’s soft on your dog’s gums and dispenses treats! Simply fill the hollow ends of the toy with your dog’s favorite snacks and watch him chew away.
Playology Dual Layer Scented Ring, Peanut Butter
Playology Dual Layer Scented Ring, Peanut Butter $24.99 at Amazon
Playology Dual Layer Scented Ring, Peanut Butter $19.99 at PetSmart
Zero calories! A peanut-butter scent is released every time this toy, with its chewy outer layer and hard inner core, is gnawed upon. The smell lasts up to six months and if your dog isn’t a fan of peanuts, he can choose from the beef and chicken scents, too.
Hunter Tooth Cleaner Toy
Hunter Tooth Cleaner Toy $15.99 at Love Thy Beast
Endless nubs on this bone-shaped rubber toy keep dogs chewing for hours — little do they know they’re simultaneously cleaning their teeth while they’re gnawing!
Mighty Paw Tinkle Bells
Loop the 24 inch strap around any door knob or wall hook and watch — and listen — as your dog nudges the five metal bells alerting you he needs to go out. It comes in four stylish patterns — from paisley to plaid — and just as many colors to match any home décor.
This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 18, 2016.