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20 Gifts for Dog Lovers (Review) in 2019

best choice gift for dog lovers

Chuckit! Ultra Ball

premium pick gift for dog lovers

Furbo Dog Camera

affordable gift for dog lovers

KONG Cozies Dog Squeaky Toy

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Nicole Ellis
Published 13:14 pm

The gift-giving season is upon us and what better way to show your dog-loving friends and family members that you care about them than to give them fantastic pet-related presents?

To help you find the perfect gift for a dog lover, we compiled a list of 20 cool, useful and fun gifts that any pet parent and their four-legged kid would appreciate. From food and water bowls and grooming tools, to toys and walking leashes, to pet cameras and tracking devices, our Top 20 list of gifts for dog lovers has it all. Whether you’re looking for dog Christmas presents, buying for New Year, a birthday or just because, we’re sure you’ll find at least one fantastic present for your animal-loving friend right here!

20 Gifts for Dog Lovers

1

For all the playful dogs out there, a toy-ball is a must have. This one by Chuckit! is made of natural and durable high-bounce rubber that encourages dogs to be more active through jumping and leaping. The ball also floats in water, making it ideal for engaging playtime on the beach, pool or even in the bathtub. Importantly, the toy is super-easy to keep clean thanks to its smooth, rubber surface which not only resists mess but allows pet parents to quickly and easily wash off any dirt or slobber.

Chuckit! ball comes in various sizes, from small to XXL-large, and each ball is designed with bright blue and orange colors which allows both dogs and their owners to easily post it in the tall grass or water.

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Toy-ball made of natural, high-bounce rubber

Great for both land and water games

Encourages physical activity

Easy to clean

Available in 5 sizes

Specification:
  • Brand: Chuckit!
  • Model: 17001
  • Weight: 6.6 ounces

2

If your friend has been struggling with their dog’s messy eating habits, the Outward Hound Fun Feeder could be the perfect gift. This interactive pet bowl promotes healthy eating and digestion by helping dogs eat slower. The bowl is actually recommended by veterinarians as it helps prevent bloating and canine obesity, so it’s perfect for all health-conscious pet parents. Plus, by encouraging dogs to “forage” for their food, this slow-bowl feeder makes every meal more fun and natural.

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The bowl is made of food-safe materials which are BPA, PVC and Phthalate free and it has a non-slip base which helps keep it in place. It can be used for both dry kibble and wet dog food and since it comes in three sizes, it’s easy to pick the right one no matter the dog’s breed and size.

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Slow-feed, interactive dog bowl

Promotes slower eating, healthy digestion and weight

Made of BPA, PVC and Phthalate free materials

Can be used for both dry and wet pet foods

Specification:
  • Brand: Outward Hound
  • Model: 51002
  • Weight: 1.15 pounds

3

whistle dog monitor
Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor

If you’re looking for a way to track your pet no matter where they go, a  cell phone for a dog of sorts, the Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker and Activity Monitor is for you. This smart tracker uses advanced GPS and cellular technology to track and pinpoint your pet’s exact location anywhere in the U.S., making it ideal for pet parents of rambunctious dogs.  Importantly, the tracker is waterproof, with a long battery life (7 days!) and can be attached to any dog collar or harness up to 1-inch wide.

To work, the device requires a monthly subscription plan (like a cell phone), a Wi-Fi network and either Android 5.0 or later or Apple iOS 10 or later. All of the subscription plans can be selected and managed via the Whistle app, and so can the additional options about the device. The tracker works 24/7 so tracking a dog, whether he’s never run away before or is an experienced escape artist, is super-easy. You can also see your pet’s trip activity in the last 24 hours and even set activity goals for easy training.

GPS tracker and activity monitor

Nationwide location tracking

Alerts via text, app or email when a pet leaves their safe place

Monitors a dog’s daily activity and rest

Waterproof, long battery life

Requires a monthly subscription plan

Specification:
  • Brand: Whistle
  • Model: 100-30502-01
  • Weight: 0.96 ounces

4

kong plush toy
KONG Cozies Dog Squeaky Toy

Looking for perfect Christmas gifts for dogs? The Kong Cozies are the ultimate pet gifts – cute, fun and cuddly, these little plush toys are great for puppies, adult and senior dogs alike. Made of pet-safe, soft materials and an extra layer on top to last longer, these little toys are durable and comfortable to play with. It also helps they come with a squeaker inside which entices even the laziest dogs to play.

The Cozies are small and lightweight and will help keep the company to dogs no matter where they go as they’re easy to carry around. There are 6 fun characters to choose from, including King the Lion, Elmer the Elephant, Marvin the Moose and others, and various sizes are available, so it’s easy to find the right toy even for the pickiest of pets. Although each cozy is quite durable, they have minimal fillings to decrease mess in case of tearing.

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Squeaky dog toy

Soft and comfortable to play with/carry around

Entices dogs to play

Available in 6 characters and various sizes

Specification:
  • Brand: KONG
  • Model: ZY34
  • Weight: 1.6 ounces

5

furbo dog camera
Furbo Dog Camera

If you’re looking for cool dog gifts that are also practical and easy to use, check out the Furbo Dog Camera, which is a treat-tossing, 2-way chat and barking alert system plus a camera. This device not only takes great dog pics, it also provides owners with useful information about their pet while they’re gone. And because it’s a chat and bark alert camera-system too, it also detects and warns of excessive barking (no more complaints from neighbors!) and potential intruders.

Because it allows pet monitoring activity, talking with your dog while you’re gone and using positive reinforcement training, the Furbo dog camera is undoubtedly one of the best dog gifts out there. And that’s not even all –the device also takes the cutest pet selfies and captures 60-second highlights of your dog’s day, making it an ideal present for all dog lovers, especially those who spend a lot of time outside their house.

Dog camera + 2-way chat and bark alert system + treat tossing device

Compatible with Alexa

Takes cute dog selfies and captures 60-seconds daily highlights

Good for positive reinforcement training

Can help alleviate separation anxiety in dogs

Specification:
  • Brand: Furbo
  • Model: 001-01WHTOA-1
  • Weight: 2.09 pounds

6

If you have ever wondered about the ancestry of your pet pooch, then the Embark Dog DNA Test could be the perfect gift for you. The test uses a simple cheek swab to test your dog’s DNA and accurately identify its breed and dog ancestry. The kit can test for up to 250 breeds, including coyote, wolf, and village dog. The DNA test identifies your dog’s family tree back to its grandparents and shows other dogs with similar mixes. You can then go online and explore the profiles and photographs of these dogs to see how similar they are to your canine companion.

As well as being a fun activity, the DNA test can help you to identify potential genetic diseases that could affect your dog. The kit looks for markers for over 165 diseases, helping you discover the risks of dilated cardiomyopathy, glaucoma, and many others, as well as drug sensitivities that could affect your dog.

Discover your dog’s ancestry with a cheek swab

Build a family tree back to their grandparents

Find dogs with similar DNA traits and breed mixes

Discover disease markers and drug sensitivities

Receive results in 2 – 4 weeks

Specification:
  • Brand: Embark
  • Model: DNA101
  • Weight: 4 ounces

7

If you’re out of affordable gift ideas for dog lovers, take a look at the KONG Extreme Dog Toy. This durable rubber toy is designed for toughest of chewers, helping canines satisfy their natural instincts in a safe, mess-free way. The toy is made of an all-natural pet-safe rubber and designed to fit in bits of kibble or treats to entice and encourage dogs to play and chew.

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One of the most unique dog gifts out there, this dog toy is bouncy, chew-proof and ultra-durable, even if you have an extremely stubborn chewer at hands. The toy also helps clean teeth and soothe gums, plus it’s great for extending playtime, as it can hold snacks, peanut butter or any other pet treat your dog enjoys.

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Rubber dog toy

Extremely durable and chew-proof

Great for extending playtime

Promotes healthy gums and teeth

Can hold pet treats

Specification:
  • Brand: KONG
  • Model: 41941
  • Weight: 12 ounces

8

outward hound dog life jacket
Outward Hound Granby Splash Dog Life Jacket

For all your outdoorsy animal-loving friends, dog life jackets make for great pet gifts. And this Outward Hound Granby life jacket, being perfectly safe, durable and comfortable, is a fantastic choice. The jacket is constructed with dual grab handles for easy restraint and rescue and comes in various sizes and two high-visibility colors: classic Orange and Fun Fish (orange, white and black with fish motif).

The life jacket has adjustable belly buckles and chest straps, ensuring proper and safe fit, while the Velcro tabs keep the straps from getting caught on obstacles. It’s ideal for dogs who love water but are not great swimmers or just for pets who spend a lot of time around water.

Dog life jacket

Fully adjustable

Durable and safe with high visibility coloring

Available in 6 sizes and 2 colors

Specification:
  • Brand: Outward Hound
  • Model: 22019
  • Weight: 7.2 ounces

9

If you’re looking for useful gifts for animal lovers and their pets, check out the dog leash by TaoTronics. Made of a durable ABS casing plus a retractable nylon tape that extends up to 16ft, this dog leash is super-convenient and easy to use for both pet parents and dogs themselves. The system allows locking of the leash at a length that suits you, ensuring safe fun that is completely under the owner’s control – perfect for wandering dogs.

Because it’s made of quality materials, the leash is weather-proof, durable and strong and can control even larger dogs, up to 110 lbs in weight. As a bonus, it comes with a free roll of plastic bags tucked in a bone-shaped cone for quick and easy cleaning.

Retractable dog leash

ABS plastic case + nylon leash of 16 ft

Lock the leash feature

For all dog types, with up to 110 lbs in weight

Plastic bags for pet messes included

Specification:
  • Brand: TaoTronics
  • Model: TT-PA001
  • Weight: 12.5 ounces

10

ruffwear seat cover for dogs
RUFFWEAR Dirtbag Seat Cover for Dogs

The RUFFWEAR Dirtbag Vehicle Seat Cover for Dogs is the ideal gift for any dog parent. The durable and waterproof polyester cover shields seats from a wide range of messes that dogs accumulate during their adventures. The cover also includes side flaps that protect the seats while your dog enters and exits the vehicle. It attaches to your vehicle’s seats using webbing loops that wrap around the headrests. Once in place, the cover is secure and does not slip or move. It can be used either as a traditional seat cover or in a hammock style, depending on the needs of your vehicle. The cover also features seatbelt access points to ensure that your dog rides in style and complete safety. When not in use the seat cover can be stored in its integrated zipper pocket. When the cover is in use, the pocket can be used to hold your dog’s essentials, such as treats and leashes.

Vehicle seat cover with side flaps to protect seats when your dog is entering and exiting the vehicle

Non-slip, secure and simple attachment

Convertible design

Seat belt access point

Integrated storage pocket

Specification:
  • Brand: RUFFWEAR
  • Model: 3585-035
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds

11

Any dog lover would love an easier way to keep their car and home dirt and hair free; with the BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum, they can achieve this and much more. The small, lightweight hand vacuum runs on lithium technology, giving it powerful suction and extended run time. It includes a crevice tool to get into those tricky corners and hard to reach places and a wide mouth that allows it to deal with large pieces of debris. The cordless design and long battery life make it easy to take with you, allowing you to clean up after your dog when you are visiting or simply allowing you to get to the mess in your vehicle before it becomes ground in.

Handheld vacuum cleaner with 10hr run time

Powerful suction

Large bowl capacity

Includes crevice tool and brush tool

Wide mouth for large debris

Specification:
  • Brand: BLACK+DECKER
  • Model: HHVI315JO42
  • Weight: 2.11 pounds

12

Made of food-grade silicone that is lead and BPA-free, this foldable dog food bowl is a fantastic gift for all pet lovers who travel often with their four-legged kids. Portable and convenient, the COMSUN water and food bowls are easy to carry and pack no matter how small the luggage. They’re also quite durable, and of course, 100% reusable as they can quickly and easily be rinsed or wiped after use.

The bowls are made of high quality flexible silicone that is eco-friendly and perfectly safe to use and re-use. Because they’re collapsible, they’re incredibly easy to transport as they don’t take up much space. As a bonus, they can be used by both dogs and cats!

Flexible, collapsible pet food and water bowls

Made of food-grade silicone

Easy to transport and clean

100% reusable

Specification:
  • Brand: COMSUN
  • Model: pet Bowl
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces

13

Do you know a dog lover who struggles to get perfect pictures with their pet pooch? Then The Original Dog Selfie Stick by Pooch Selfie could be the perfect present for them. The selfie stick attaches to the top of your phone and allows you to capture your dog’s attention with a squeaker ball. The selfie stick works with both front and rear facing cameras and is suitable for use with most smartphone and tablet models. The stick is simple to attach by sliding the clip over your device. Once your dog sees and hears the ball, they will be facing the camera perfectly, and you can click away.

Dog selfie stick with a removable squeaky ball

Simple to attach and use

Works with front and rear facing cameras

Works with most smartphone and tablet models

Specification:
  • Brand: Pooch Selfie
  • Model: PCH-SLFE
  • Weight: 0.16 ounces

14

A quality mobile dog bed and carrier can make the life of any dog-owner easier. And this particular pet luggage/bed by Sleepypod is one of best quality pet carriers out there thanks to its tough material and convenient design. Made of luggage-grade nylon on the outside, and soft, plush polyester on the inside, the carrier is not only durable and guaranteed to last for years, it’s also actually comfortable for pets.

The mobile bed is designed to fit pets up to 15 pounds, and that’s dogs and cats included. No assembly of any kind is required but the bag does come with several convenient accessories, including the padded shoulder strap, washable bedding, water-resistant foam liner and mesh dome top with carrying handle.

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Portable pet bed/carrier

Luggage-grade nylon + plush polyester

Makes traveling and vet visits easier

Comes in various colors and 4 sizes

Specification:
  • Brand: Sleepypod
  • Model: mmsp-002
  • Weight: 5.51 pounds

15

For easy and comfortable everyday walking, a quality harness is a must-have. The Kurgo dog harness ensures easy and proper fit no matter the size and weight of the dog, taking walks and runs around the park, beach or in the city a true enjoyment, both for the pet parents and dogs themselves. The harness features a broad padded chest plate for ultimate comfort while the halt D-ring front leash prevents uncomfortable tugging and pulling. And that’s not all – this harness can also be used in cars to restrain the dog, ensuring safe driving.

The harness is fully adjustable and comes with quick-release buckles for ultimate control. Although the neck is not adjustable, the product comes in five sizes, so it’s not hard to find the one that fits perfectly a particular dog breed and/or dog size.

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Walking harness

Can be used as pet seat belt

Comfortable and easy to use and control

Comes in 5 sizes

Specification:
  • Brand: Kurgo
  • Model: 00025
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces

16

A quality pet bed equals a well-rested and happy pet. The Orthopedic Dog Bed by Better World Pets offers ultimate comfort and perfect balance and support, while its simple, contemporary design complements almost any interior. The bed is made of shredded memory-foam fill which makes it perfect for senior dogs and pooches with arthritis or hip dysplasia.

This pet bed is 5-inch thick with a durable, washable cover and waterproof lining, plus a non-skid bottom for safety and protection. It comes in four sizes and four similar colors, and whichever one you choose, supreme comfort and quality sleep are guaranteed.

Orthopedic dog bed, 5” thick

Shredded Memory foam + washable cover

Comfortable, offer support and balance

Ideal for aging dogs

4 size and color options

Specification:
  • Brand: Better World Pets
  • Model: FBA_Bet-1289
  • Weight: 6.1 pounds

17

highwave dog mug
Highwave AutoDogMug

Perfect for traveling with animals, this dog mug by Highwave ensures fresh, drinking water is always available. With just a squeeze, the bottle delivers water to the bowl in an easy, mess-free way. And if you don’t need it anymore? No need to waste it by throwing it away, as releasing the bottle returns water straight into the AutoDogMug.

The bottle is designed and made in the US from pet-friendly, BPA-free materials. It holds 20 oz of fluid and can easily fit in any bag as it’s compact and virtually leak-proof. With three different colors available – blue, pink and smoke – it’s easy to pick a product your animal-loving friend and their pet would love.

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Mess-free dog mug

Pet-safe, BPA-free material

Holds 20 oz of fluid

3 colors available

Specification:
  • Brand: Highwave
  • Model: SYNCHKG071299
  • Weight: 0.32 ounces

18

If you have a friend who struggles with keeping their dog clean and neat, a quality grooming tool such as the Original Deshedding tool by SleekEZ could be the ideal pet gift. Made in the USA, with a patented wave pattern design, this de-shedding tool quickly and easily combs through thick hair, dirt and dander without painful pulling and damaging coat or skin.

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The tool works for various coat types, except on dog breeds with extremely long hair. The tool can also be used for removing stuck pet hair from furniture, carpeting, pet bedding and vehicles. As a bonus, it comes with a lifetime replacement warranty.

De-shedding grooming tool

Easily brushes away loose fur, dirt and dander

Doesn’t cut or damage skin and hair

Removes stuck pet hair from furniture and carpeting

Specification:
  • Brand: SleekEZ
  • Model: 4121411
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces

19

The best gifts for dog lovers need to be practical and able to save time and effort. That’s why the dog paw cleaner by Dexas is a fantastic present for all pet parents – with its simple but ingenious design, this product cleans muddy dog paws in no time, leading to cleaner carpets, houses and cars.

To use it, all you have to do is add a little water in the cleaner, insert the dog’s dirty paw and twist the product. That’s it! Of course, if pristine carpets are the goal, you will also have to dab your dog’s paws dry before letting him wander around the house. The MudBuster comes in three sizes and three different colors, including green, pink and blue.

Portable dog paw cleaner

Soft, silicone bristles, BPA-free

Super-easy to use

Comes in 3 sizes and colors

Specification:
  • Brand: Dexas
  • Model: PW710383
  • Weight: 5.8 ounces

20

A device that monitors your pet remotely, allows for a 2-way communication and is great at encouraging animals to play? Yes, the Petcube Play Pet Camera is all that and so much more.  With a 1080p HD video and night vision, the camera allows for 24-7 monitoring with 138° wide angle view, and with its built-in laser toy, allows the owner to remotely interact and play with their dog, lowering the symptoms of separation anxiety.

To work, the Petcube camera requires Wi-Fi, a smartphone with Android 5.1 and higher or iOS 9.3 and higher, as well as the Petcube app. It’s also compatible with Alexa so you can use it hands-free if you wish so.

Pet camera + 2-way chat system

Built-in laser can be controlled remotely

Monitors pet activity (helps spot intruders too)

Compatible with Alexa

Can help alleviate separation anxiety in dogs

Specification:
  • Brand: Petcube
  • Model: PP211NV5L
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds
Nicole Ellis
Nicole Ellis
Nicole’s demeanour and positive-reinforcement based training helps drive great results for her celebrity pet clients. As a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Nicole is consistent using, testing and evaluating new dog products on the market. Nicole follows the latest trends in pet healthcare and is certified by both the Canine Good Citizen evaluator and the American Kennel Club.
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