Whether you’re looking to spoil your dog-loving sweetheart this Valentine’s Day or just want to show your own puppy some love (dogs deserve V-Day presents, too!), these 15 Valentine's gift ideas are pooch-approved and hand-picked by a real-life pet parent to two gigantic Newfoundlands.
From clever gadgets that make bath time a breeze to a powerful upholstery cleaner that makes short work of even the most disastrous pup-related messes, these gift ideas are sure to hit it out of the dog park.
I love that this lightweight doggy shirt is made from 100% cotton, so pups that scratch and chew won't get their nails caught. Plus, the words are just oh-so-true for anyone who's loved a stinky dog. Whether you're gifting this to your own gassy pup or you know someone who has a "stinkier" breed, like Boston terriers, pit bulls, French bulldogs, etc., this V-Day gift is hilariously adorable.
It's common to give strawberries to the one you love on Valentine's Day, and these "indestructible" strawberry-shaped treat dispensers are a great option if the one you love does best when kept busy(like my pup). I'm always a bit skeptical of any dog toy's ability to stand up to heavy chewers, but if your dog is more of a sniffer and batter than a chewer, this toy's treat dispenser can be a fun and adorable way to keep their brains active.
Pumpkin, berries, bone broth, plain yogurt, and kefir can all be great additions to your dog's diet. An easy and fun way to add these to their meals or snack times is to freeze them and then distribute them as treats throughout the day! Thesesilicone molds are a magnificent option because they allow you to pop out the frozen treats with ease, and they can fit in the freezer drawer without taking up a lot of space. And, of course, this is another dishwasher safe option!
These are a great gift for dog parents who also have toddlers underfoot. The kids can be actively involved in their dog's health by helping to assemble these sweet treats.
For those who don't know, Newfoundlands are the ultimate water dog, or so they say. One of my girls could not hate water more, which makes bath time unbearable, especially since she weighs more than me. Thankfully, a simple fix is some natural peanut butter smeared on the Aquapaw Slow Treater Silicone Lick Mat. This keeps her happy and distracted so that I can get her clean. It's food-safe and dishwasher safe and you can even freeze pumpkin or plain yogurt on it to extend the distraction time!
Speaking of bath time, the Waterpik Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment is one of the best gifts for dog parents who don't have the money to get their dog groomed every month. It can be used indoors and outdoors, only requires one hand to use, and has an eight-foot hose for ease of use.
I have two purebred Newfies that each weigh over 120 pounds, and needless to say, they put toys deemed for 'power chewers' to shame — except for the Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball! This toy is in fact durable as well as bright, bouncy, bouyant, and fun! It also comes in an array of sizes, meaning that dogs of any breed can benefit from this ridiculously durable toy. Choose from medium to XX-large to accommodate the size of you giftee's fur baby.
If your puppy parent friends have a dog that inhales their food, a snuffle mat can be a wonderful gift option as well. This item will not only slow the dog's ability to eat but also stimulate their brain, making them less likely to get into mischief later. Best of all, they're one-size-fits-all and machine-washable.
Whether they go on long hikes with their pup or take lengthy car trips, the Springer Travel Dog Bottle is an ideal way to keep their dog hydrated while limiting the number of items they need to bring with them, thanks to the 2-in-1 design. To use, just squeeze the bottle to fill the bowl with water and then release it to drain the remaining liquid back into the container. Oh, and as always, this gift for pet parents is dishwasher-safe.
Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like a rubber broom, right? Well, for the pet parents of excessive shedders, it does. This FURemover broom's rubber base picks up hair on an array of surfaces, and it also comes with a built-in squeegee for those slobbery messes that big droolers tend to leave behind.
Another gift for dog parents with super shedders is the FurZapper Pet Hair Remover. It's a simple silicone laundry tool that helps to remove hair and dander from laundry. Best of all, it's reusable and self-cleaning, so all they have to do is toss it in the wash and then into the dryer for fur-free fabric. Each pack comes with a set of two FurZappers.
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. is a fantastic brand committed to giving rescue pups a second chance at life. That is why 20% of their profits are donated to rescue initiatives across the United States. Oh, and the 100% organic Arabica coffee is pretty paw-some, too! This starter pack features their Morning Walk (light roast), Paper & Slippers (medium roast), and Alpha Blend (dark roast). These are a great gift for dog lovers who get up early to sneak in morning walks and might appreciate a little extra jolt of energy!
I cannot say enough good things about the Bissell Pet Stain Eraser! When we got our girls, I had never had a dog before, so I was blissfully unaware of the number of accidents that were about to occur. The most catastrophic one was diarrhea in the back of my brand-new car that had absorbent cloth seats. Thankfully, I was told about this mind-blowing cordless creation. Combined with the Bissell Professional Spot and Stain + Oxy Cleaning Solution, everything disappeared, including the dreadful smell. It's lightweight, easy to use, and you can actually see the dirt and grime being sucked out of the surfaces.
The Pooch Selfie Cell Phone Attachment is the perfect way to keep a dog's attention right on the camera for the perfect pup pics every time. The tennis ball clips to any smartphone and can be used with both front- and rear-facing cameras. The ball can even be removed from the clip for an after-photoshoot game of fetch.
This was a product featured on the television show Shark Tank.
As I mentioned above, both of my dogs separately weigh more than I do, which means that walks can become an unsuccessful game of tug of war on my end of the leash. I tried the harness, and that only made things worse, but then a friend told me about the PetSafe Gentle Leader. This completely eliminates the instance of pulling and tugging without causing the dog any pain. The nose loop is padded for extra comfort, and the entire leader is adjustable to ensure that it fits the dog well. It has made walking my girls so much easier.
For those worried about the dog's ability to pant or drink, there is no concern! They can do both with no struggle when put on as instructed by the owner's manual.
Gifts for Dog Owners That Help Make Daily Life Better
The best gifts for dog owners, or anyone for that matter, are the ones that make a person's daily life just a little bit easier and that can be used readily. This Valentine's Day, try to find out what your doggo-loving loved ones need or are struggling with the most, and then try to find items that can help! This will not only serve as a useful gift, but it also shows that you listen to them, making it even more meaningful.