There are people who like dogs and then there are dog lovers. You know the type. The ones who talk about their dogs like they’re humans, the ones who always have a picture of their pooch on hand and readily whip it out to show off, those ones who break into a strange baby voice when referencing their furry friend.
If that sounds like anyone you know, then you might want to use their love of animals when buying them a gift.
Dog and Human Play Dates
There are all kinds of activities specifically geared toward dog lovers. Consider purchasing admittance to a class or activity of some kind for your friend and his or her pup. A doggy/owner yoga class, doggy/owner spa date, or even a doggy/owner vacation are some ideas to get you started. Look in to events coming up in your area to find what’s available. Many cities have 5k runs created especially for dog owners. Dog parks and vet offices sometimes hold fairs where attendees can learn the best methods and find new products for training, grooming, and loving their dog. A ticket to anything like these would be a fun and unique way for a dog lover to spend some time with his or her pooch, and you if you decide to join!
Dog Care Tools or Accessories
Think about what all dog lovers need to care for their dogs if you’re looking for something more practical to offer. Grooming tools and supplies, dog treats, toys, poop scoops, or training guides are some everyday essentials. You could create a customized gift basket with treats for the dog and the person. Spice up the dog’s wardrobe and find a stylish leash and collar or if you live in a cooler climate and the dog gets cold easily, dog clothing comes in all sizes and shapes these days. Giving a dog lover something they’ll get a lot of use out of is a thoughtful and helpful gift.
One thing dog lovers can’t get enough of is pictures of their beloved companion. Even if you think their house is already full of pictures, consider framing a special picture of their dog or finding an artist to paint a one-of-a-kind portrait of the pup. You can also find all kinds of artwork, magnets, coffee table books, bookmarks, and other novelty items relating to dogs and their owners.
Free Petsitting Coupons
A major issue for many dog lovers is having to leave the pooch behind for vacations or business trips. You could alleviate your dog lover’s worries and give a truly perfect gift by offering some free pet sitting. Not only can you save them a lot of money, they’ll be leaving their prized companion in the hands of someone they trust. Plus, a weekend with a doggie companion never hurt anyone so you’ll be doing yourself a favor as well!
Most likely your friend’s love for animals doesn’t stop at dogs. Or maybe you think they need to expand their animal repertoire. Since it’s quite possible the dog lover already has everything under the sun relating to his or her dog’s breed or personality, you could also branch out and fill their life with some other animals. Get socks with elephants on them or a funny shirt about a cat. Look online for zebra, lion, bear, or giraffe gifts. There’s a safari of choice for everything from gag gifts to daily essentials relating to the animal kingdom.
Dog lovers, like their furry companions, are pretty easy to please usually. Taking time to plan an outing or anything that involves the human and the dog will mean a lot to a dog lover. Plus you’ll show them you understand and appreciate their love of dogs.