Finding the best gifts for dogs, cats or any other critter is similar to shopping for humans: You want to find something they’ll enjoy and that demonstrates how much they’re loved. When in comes to buying for pets, it’s important to pick a gift that’s actually for them, and not their humans. There’s a time and a place for giving dog lovers and cat lovers their own gifts, of course, but sometimes, it’s about making the honorary four-legged friend feel spoiled.
Show your furry bestie how much you love them with one of these thoughtful gifts for pets.
Because our furry counterparts are easy to please—one of the many reasons we can’t help but love them—a bag of treats or a new toy is really all it takes for a wag, purr or squeak. But if you want something beyond your typical pet store checkout line purchase, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find a list of fun and unexpected gifts that’ll make any companion’s day—and that pet parents will appreciate, too.
Best Gifts For Dogs
Fur The Dog Who Lives Afar
It’s Harry & David but made for mutts. The legendary gift basket purveyor launched Max & Milo, a line of packages designed especially for dogs and cats. The Mug for Pups comes with treats, a cookie and a rope toy for pooches, plus a reusable mug for the person who people who care for them. (If you want a bigger basket there are plenty more to choose from.)
Fur The Playful Pup
Sponsored: Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Snoop Treat Dispensing Toy
When it comes to finding quality, innovative toys, you can’t go wrong with Planet Dog. Even better, the brand is conveniently available at Chewy. The Orbee-Tuff Snoop (sold individually) is flexible but tough. It can be loaded with treats so playful pooches can roll, boop and gnaw it to their heart’s content, all while snarfing up snacks along the way.
Fur The Heavy Chewer
Got a heavy chewer on your gift list? Earth Animal’s No-Hide Chews are the best. They’re pricey, sure, but they’re a worthy treat for a special occasion. Made with natural ingredients, they’re a safe, digestible rawhide alternative that’ll keep chomp-happy puppers busy (at least, for a little while).
Fur The Dog Deserving Of A Boxful Of Surprises
You’ve heard of BarkBox, no doubt, and yes, it’s really all it’s cracked up to be. You can buy or gift an individual box for $35 or purchase a subscription in 6- or 12-month increments, which lowers the cost per box. Each is filled with two unique toys, two drool-worthy bags of treats and a chew, so you’ll …….