16 of the Most Paw-Pular Dog Gifts for 2023
These are 16 of the most paw-pular dog gifts for 2023 according to me. A dude who doesn't own a dog. But having been called a dog myself in the past, along with other canine-related terms, such as "butt sniffer," "drool machine," "lucky dog," and even "good boy," I think I'm more than qualified to create this dog gift roundup.
Note: All dog gifts are priced as they were at printing on August 16, 2023. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
Frenchie the French Bulldog Cheese Board
Serve your charcuterie, fromage, and other hors d'oeuvres on a platter as French as they are. The Frenchie the French Bulldog Cheese Board is a bamboo tray with ears on top, jowls on the bottom, and embellishments in the middle that give it its unmistakable likeness to the world's most popular dog breed. The French Bulldog Cheese Board comes in 12" and 16" sizes, and include two metal cups that will both complete your app tray with olives and condiments, and complete your Frenchie's face with a pair of eyes.
TagVault Pet - Waterproof AirTag Dog Collar Mount
Ain't no one stealing your dog with the TagVault Pet, a waterproof AirTag mount, attached to his collar. The two tag team - if you will - so that while the AirTag is doing its GPS tracking thing, Elevation Lab's TagVault Pet secures it tight via self-piercing screws and a ballistic Nylon6 baseplate, plus protects the Apple locator from any water elements, including full submergence in a lake or pool.
Diggs Groov Dog Training Toy
The Diggs Groov Dog Training Toy is pricy for what is essentially a double-sided lick mat that secures to a kennel. However, my friend Victor, recent adopter of a 4-month-old collie-doodle-fluff-thing, swears by it. And, given that he filled and froze one with some yogurt and peanut butter, stuck it in the little guy's crate when he was cry-barking while we were trying to play Diablo IV, and the pup immediately chilled out and got to licking, I swear by it too.
Oh, and then when little Gusto finished the treats inside the the Groove, he went right to sleep, because Victor told me licking soothes and settles dogs. And I am wondering if the same goes for people, specifically 40-something dudes who used to be able to sleep for 14 hours straight, but now wake up at least once every night and lie eyes wide in bed with restless leg syndrome for 30 to 90 minutes.
Dog Car Seat Hammock with Zipline
Whoa, Pet Adventure, this is quite the canine contraption. I've seen protective dog car seat covers before, and I've seen dog car seat hammocks before. I've even seen backseat dog ziplines before. But this. This incorporates all of them. And boy does it look like it.
Pawnix Noise-Cancelling Headset for Dogs
Some dog and cat versions of human products have gotten a bit out of control - ahem, leather jackets, sleeping bags, and electric toothbrushes. But Pawnix's Noise-Cancelling Headset for Dogs is actually a terrific idea and, presuming it works as advertised, could be a life changer for pups and their owners. The Pawnix is a soft and snug canine helmet that uses human noise cancelling technology to dampen the sounds of fireworks, thunderstorms, vacuum cleaners, or any other high-decibel output that turns your dog into an anxious, panting, trembling, getting-himself-stuck-under-the-bed mess.
PAWNIX Headsets naturally reduce external sounds by about 30 decibels. You can also pair them with your phone or other device, and pipe in music or nature sounds to help further calm your dog.
Carhartt Firm Duck Insulated Dog Chore Coat
The Carhartt Firm Duck Insulated Dog Chore Coat is for working dogs. Oh, and hipster dogs. Obviously.
Carhartt makes this fine piece of utilitarian dog fashion with an outer layer of firm-hand duck canvas that offers protection in cold, windy weather, and has the brand's water-repellent tech built into it. Inside, your pup can cozy up to a quilted liner with polyester batting that provides additional warmth. The Dog Chore Coat has a buttoned pocket on one side, and an open pocket on the other, in case one his chores is carrying all the extra shit you can't fit in your own pockets.
AutoDogMug - Portable, Leak-Free Dog Water Bowl
Of all the portable pup water bowls I've seen, the AutoDogMug might be the most user-friendly for both dog and owner. Highwave's leak-free hound hydration system is essentially a squeeze bottle with a small bowl on top instead of a nozzle or spout. When you squeeze, water rises through a specially designed valve to fill the bowl; when you release, it flows back into the bottle.
ROVERLUND Airline Compliant Pet Carrier & Car Seat
ROVERLUND says their award-winning pet carriers, airline compliant for in-cabin travel, and multi-tasking as car seats and mobile dog / cat beds, come in sizes Small and Large. But really they come in sizes Small and Smaller. If your pup isn't a puppy anymore, and you have a breed that weighs over 20 pounds, or if your kitty is a fatty like my mama's neighbor's cat Willard, a ROVERLUND isn't going to help you and your pet rove much.
But! If you recently got an 8-week-old mini sheepadoodle, an 8-year-old Pomeranian, or a cat of normal size, ROVERLUND's line of pet carriers could be terrific companions to yours. In addition to sporting attractive colorways and bright rope shoulder straps that double as a leash, the soft-sided totes have a pair zippered doors on the top and one end, plus a zippered storage pocket on the other.
Clawgs - Dog Shoes That Allow Dogs to Use Their Claws
Clawgs, dog shoes - or rather dog sandals - don't surprise me in the least. For years now dog owners have thrived on making their pets look ridiculous under the guise of comfort and protection. Who remembers the Shed Defender dog onesie? How about Walkee Paws dog leggings? And now we have Clawgs, "paw-wear" that keeps dogs' claws exposed so they can continue using them even while strapped into their humiliating canine Tevas.
I'd call them Clawgs: Dad Shoes for Dogs.
DOG-G8 - Retractable Front Door Dog Safety Gate
Special delivery! Coming in...and flying out! On four paws, covered in fur and slobber, right at the UPS guy. It's a doggone shame. Next time, make it a DOG-G8 success.
The DOG-G8 is a 35" high front door safety gate that accordions open and closed across your door swing. The basic version allows you to open the door 21" to greet guests and receive packages, without your excited pups sneaking, squeezing, or barreling outside. If you decide your caller shall pass, and want to grant them entrance, use the DOG-G8's lifting bolt to detach the barrier from its brackets and retract it. Condensed, it is just over 5" wide.
Humunga Chomp Dog Toy
What I would give to see my cat, Zanzibar, with a Humunga Chomp Dog Toy in his mouth. I think I could make a whole Instagram account with pics and videos of him carrying it around, given how contrary a big toothy smile is to his personality, which traverses a spectrum of Severus Snape on the low end to Posh Spice on the high.
But, alas, it's called the Humunga Chomp Dog Toy for a reason. I just don't think crotchety old Zanzibar could fit Moody Pet's 2.6" diameter fetching ball in his little old (albeit snarling and dangerous) mouth. Better to pass along the pearly whites to your favorite doodle or shepherd to Humunga Chomp down on.
Aquapaw Dog Bath Brush
Now doesn't the Aquapaw Dog Bath Brush look like a bathtime apparatus that will make your dog...hate baths exactly as much as they did before. But at least your involvement in the process will be easier, faster, and consume less water.
The Aquapaw comes with adapters for hooking it up either to your outdoor or your shower spigot. Its FDA-grade silicone sprayer and scrubber tool attaches to an 8' hose for full access to furry friends large and small alike. High and low pressure settings - easily accessible with the hand gripping the Aquapaw to keep your other free to soothe and control pups trying to make a run for it - allow for tough cleaning of thicker coats and body areas, as well as a softer flow around faces, ears, and sensitive areas.
Dog Grass Grow Bowl
Don't worry, dog owners. Dog Grass isn't that kind of grass for dogs. It's not even the Dad Grass hemp CBD kind of grass. And it isn't a cutesy kit with a dog theme for growing your own weed. Dare I say, at least for the pet lovers, it's even better than all of those.
Dog Grass Grow Bowls are garden kits for sprouting fresh, delicious, organic barley grass for your pup. The kind of grass dogs both like to eat, and that, unlike a lot of other grasses, shrubs, plants, and poops they find on their walks, is healthy for them. According to Dog Grass cultivator, Potting Shed Creations, Barley grass, or Hordeum vulgare, has essential canine nutrients, and helps with doggie digestion.
Your Dog's Face Fruit Bowls & Planters
Talk about a dog bowl. These fruit bowls and planters molded and painted custom according to your dog's face remind me of the golden retriever my friend Cornelius grew up with. That dog was bananas. He probably also had succulents for brains.
Another superb print, and great gift for the pet lover, from Meow 3D, these fruit bowls and planters transfer the furry mug of your best canine (or feline if you prefer) friend onto a 12" bowl ready to house your best produce or plant life.
The PACK Legging - Yoga Pants for Dog Moms
You'll find plenty of pants, and even stretchy, fitness-friendly, ass-enhancing pants, with added pockets and loops these days, but the PACK's pockets and loops are thoughtfully sized and placed to give dog moms (and dads, if you like, dudes!) access to all the items they might need on a romp with their pups. They include: a built-in sweatshirt or dog leash loop running the vertical length of the legging's waistband to hold extra leashes, towels, clothing, or dog toys hands-free; a pair of "no bulk" side pockets for phones and treats; a back zipper pocket for cash, cards, keys, and other small EDC essentials; a hidden poop bag dispenser pocket; and additional stretchy slide loops to pull around the top knots of small bags and keyrings, or to clip on collapsible food / water bowls.
Savor The Vault Pet Keepsake Boxes
Get sentimental, get organized, get your goods close at hand, and then get it out of sight (or leave it on display) with Savor's The Vault line of handsome, fabric-covered book boxes.
Vault interiors contain drawers and compartments, adjustable sections, and hand-illustrated labels designating their storage of a variety of keepsakes, including wedding, baby, travel, and pet mementos, as well as important documents and you want to consolidate into a single spot, such as licenses, certificates, IDs, and medical / vaccination records.