‘Tis the season, dog lovers! 


Finding the perfect gift for your dog and dog-obsessed friends and family can be tricky. But it’s so worth it to see their huge smile when they unwrap that pawsome present! 


If you’re on the hunt for dog-riffic gifts, look no further. You’re sure to find something outrageously fun, quirky, adorable, or practical for the dog-loving people and dogs in your life below. 

Pug wearing sweater in front of christmas tree lights

A customized throw pillow

Who wouldn’t love a custom throw pillow of their beloved dog? I know a cousin who is obsessed with pugs and would absolutely adore this! Scroll through your friend’s social media feed to find the perfect photo of their pet to use for the pillow design. 

Mmmm, coffee…and dogs

I love the smell of coffee in the mornings. I don't actually drink coffee, but I do like the aroma. Just about anyone would be so happy to get a customized dog mug. Throw in some Grounds & Hounds Rescue Roast and you’ve got a spectacular gift you’ll feel good to give (and get!).  


A smart dog collar

Check out this amazing GPS tracking tag. My Toby has been known to be a door-dasher from time to time and Harriet it pretty good at getting out of a harness. If you know someone with a similar escape artist pup, and they use Air Tags, check out this collar AirTag holder. Keep in mind that some trackers require a monthly subscription.

A gift that gives back

What dog lover wouldn’t love a gift that helps more dogs? These cute socks from Conscious Step do double duty of also helping to save dogs. Each sale supports the nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society. Another great reason to love these socks? They are made with sustainably-sourced cotton and are 100% vegan.

Another great way to give back locally? Purchase a 2023 HOPE Pet Calendar! Formed in 1999, HOPE has adopted over 8000 cats and dogs and TNR’d over 5300 feral / community cats. Proceeds from the calendar sales benefit HOPE's emergency medical fund. More information here.

black pitbull puppy in santa hat sitting on white chair

A Doggone Good Goody Box

Goody Box makes some adorable gift boxes just for dogs (sorry humans!). Each is jam-packed with treats and toys. I can see this making the perfect gift for someone with active dogs who LOVE toys!


For your traveler friend

We all know that one person who is always on the go. My brother-in-law is always exploring new places to go hiking! This backpack dog carrier would make it super easy for any active or traveling person to bring their dog safely along. Comes in multiple size options


DIY Heaven 

If you love making homemade gifts, check out these fabric dog toys or all-natural dog shampoo, or even these yummy dog treats. Handcrafted gifts are unique and even more special knowing that someone took the time to handmake something just for you!

Get important health information

Not sure about the dog’s breed? Try a Dog DNA Test. Many dogs, especially rescues, are a mix of lots of breeds. One of my pups is a border terrier mix and the DNA test would be great to find out what else in her genes makes her hair curl as it does and learn more about her specific breed characteristics.

boxer dog wearing a santa hat in front of christmas tree

What’s the best dog-inspired gift you’ve ever gotten?

Send me in a pic on Instagram (@kellyjrusso)