Small dogs are adorable, cuddly, and they suit any home or apartment. They make the best companions for kids too! So, if you find yourself trying to decide which dog to adopt, we’ve got a few ideas on which ones should be at the top of your list.
With the holidays right around the corner, we put together our top 20 dog gifts list. All products are linked for easy online shopping. We love all the top 20 products so they are not listed in any particular order. If you're getting a gift for your best friend or buying a gift for another dog, these top 20 dog gifts will be sure to put a smile any dog's face:
(Note this is our 2014 list and we still love all these items. We should be done with our 2015 list shortly - pls check back)
|1. Popware or Pets H-Duo with Companion Cup
The Popware for Pets H-DuO with Companion Cup is a bottle with two 12-oz watertight chambers so you can hold two different drinks or if you prefer, put water on one side and treats (or food) on the other. It includes an 8oz collapsible cup that clips onto the bottle, making it ideal to travel with your dog.
|2. Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats
A perfect stocking stuffer for your best friend. These Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats are real sausage and similar in texture to a hard Italian sausage. They're created from real meats from USDA, New Zealand and Australian growers.
|3. Book: DIY Dog Grooming by Jorge Bendersky
This book is paws down one of the best books dog grooming we've ever read. It's a quick read, includes excellent photos, illustrations and a lot of valuable information. The book goes through a variety of topics from tools to trimming and tough cleaning problems.
|4. Ezy Dog Zero Shock Leash
We can't think of a dog owner that wouldn't want a zero shock leash. EzyDog's Zero Shock Technology cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog. Drastically reduces strain and pull. A "one for two" gift!
|5. Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier
Perfect for your jet setting dog! The Glam Tote from Dogs of Glamour fuses fashionable form and function into your look. Crafted from faux leather and featuring top and side ventilation, this dog carrier adds chic yet practical style to both you and your dog.
|6. Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Did you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it's gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there's a great solution - we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.
|7. Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Ball
Looking for a tough dog toy? We were forewarned that no toy could hold up to Abe's jaws of steel, but this toy easily survived the test! It can be filled with a variety of treats to keep your dog mentally stimulated and happily occupied. The material is stronger and lighter than natural rubber and is free of latex, vinyl & phthalates.
|8. Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Your dog will love this water fountain! It's also very healthy for them as it increases aeration in your dog’s water with oxygen. It has an adjustable water flow. Bowl and reservoir are dishwasher safe.
|9. SturdiBag Flex-Height Carrier
It’s by far the lightest bag we’ve seen on the market! The large SturdiBag has been tested to safely carry a pet up to 40 pounds and the bag only weighs 2.6 pounds!!! The design is made to flex down when your dog is under airline seats and pops back into shape after the flight.
|10. Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Surf & Turf
Dogs just love Stella & Chewy's. They are freeze dried and can be given as a meal or broken into pieces for a treat. When you check the list of ingredients, you'll see it that every patty is made with select organic produce and meat.
|11. Pet Tunes by Pet Acoustics
Does your dog suffer from anxiety or excessive barking when you’re away or during thunderstorms? Pet Tunes is a speaker pre-loaded with special frequency modulated music clinically proven to reduce stress and calm anxiety for dogs. It's an innovative and non-invasive way to help your dog relax.
|12. Orvis Safety Light for Your Dog's Collar
The Orvis Safety Light is waterproof, impact resistant, and visible up to 3 miles away. Best of all, the Orvis LED safety light fastens anywhere on your dog’s collar via a clip or hook-and-loop strap. Wearing a dog collar light can be a great safety device and life saver.
|13. Antlers for Dogs - Acadia Antlers
Antlers for dogs are loaded with calcium and minerals and are a superb long lasting treat, especially for those aggressive chewers. Dogs aren't actually able to chew through the antlers, but rather they gradually grind them down, which makes them a great way to keep tartar and plaque off your dog's teeth.
|14. "Fart & Away" - Sniff Pet Candles
If you have a dog, you know they can be guilty of farting (just like humans) and sometimes those dog farts can clear a room. The Fart & Away candle works like a charm to dissipate any awkwardly unexpected emissions and ease the cause of your dog’s unpleasant condition.
|15. Dog Car Harness - Clickit Utility from Sleepypod
Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility was the Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety test. Clickit Utility’s three points of attachment absorb force in a frontal collision by dissipating energy and keeps the dog in the car seat during impact.
| 16. GoPro Fetch – See from Your Dog’s Point of View
With the GoPro Fetch harness you can affix a camera to your dog. The harness features two mounting locations for a variety of perspectives: the chest (for bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action) and your dog’s back (for over-the-head shots of running, jumping and play).
|17. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy
This is by far one of our dog's favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks - what's not to love? The ultimate cheap and classic dog toy. These come in various sizes. Our dog has both small and medium sized ones.
|16. Tasman’s American Bison Meaty Bones
Does your dog chew bones or raw hides in seconds? These are the largest bones for dogs that we’ve ever seen! We’re positive it would take quite a while, possibly weeks or months for your dog to chew through these. They're made in the USA and raised without added hormones or antibiotics.
|19. Dog Bed
Rather than picking just one bed for our list, we're recommending you to Our Top 4 Favorite Dog Bed Brands! We’ve done the homework for you to find you the best quality and stylish dog beds on the market.
|20. Dog Coat / Dog Jacket
As with the dog beds, we're recommending you to our Top 10 Dog Coats for Winter! We searched and selected the best style and quality dog coats for our Dogsized fans. This will help you select the best coat that suits your dogs needs for the weather you're in.
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