If you know someone that just got a dog or want to give a gift to a friend’s long-term companion, you can’t go wrong with a gift basket. You can create a large basket stuffed full of goodies for very little money. The following are just a few great items that make great pet gift basket ideas for dogs.
Pet Gift Basket Ideas For Dogs
Most dogs absolutely love balls. Tennis balls purchased from a pet supply store are a great option. You want to make sure to purchase the right size for the size of dog. For example, there are tiny tennis balls that are perfect for Chihuahuas and then there are regulation sized tennis balls that are great for Golden Retrievers. Make sure you purchase a good brand that won’t fall apart quickly.
KONG Air Dog Squeakair Birthday Balls Dog Toy, Medium, Colors Vary (3 Balls)KONG Extreme Ball, Dog Toy, Medium/LargeToy Ball for Dogs [Dental Treat][Bite Resistant] Jakpopin Durable Non-Toxic Strong Tooth Cleaning Dog Toy Balls for Pet Training/Playing/Chewing,Soft Rubber,Bouncy,Tennis Ball Size 2.8 In,MintThe Dog’s BallsGnawsome TPR Squeaker Ball for Dogs, 4.5-Inch, Various Colors
- Dental Bones
Dental bones make a great addition to a pet gift basket because they clean the teeth and dogs love them. There are several to choose from, but you want to avoid pressed rawhide and basted rawhide. Also make sure to choose dental chews that are made in the USA.
PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Large Dog Chew Treats, Original, 32 TreatsGREENIES Dental Chews Regular Treats for Dogs – Treat TUB-PAK Package 27 oz. 27 CountCheckups- Dental Dog Treats, 24ct 48 oz. for dogs 20+ poundsMilk Bone Brushing Chews (Small/Medium) 40 Dental Treats 31.4ozSmartBones Dental Dog Chew, Mini, 24-count
Some dogs love to be brushed. Others, not so much. You want to choose the right brush for the breed. If in doubt, ask the pet store owner which brush would work best. Also, if the dog doesn’t like being brushed, get a brush glove. These gloves make the dog think he’s just being petted rather than brushed.
For Your Dog 078279-102 2-in-1 Combo BrushDog & Cat Brush For Shedding, Best Long & Short Hair Pet Grooming Tool, Reduces Dogs and Cats Shedding Hair By More Than 90%, The Chirpy Pets Deshedding ToolDog Brush for Shedding Pet Grooming Tool Pet Grooming Brush Light Trimming Tool for Dogs and CatsHertzko Self Cleaning Slicker BrushKONG ZoomGroom, Dog Grooming Brush, Boysenberry
- Grooming Gift Certificate
A gift certificate to a great groomer is another excllent gift basket idea. A good quality groomer does everything from bathing to clipping to painting nails. If you don’t know who is the best groomer in the area, go online and read reviews. A good groomer is imperative. There are some groomers that treat animals poorly. Make sure you’re giving a gift that you can feel good about.
Petco Gift Card $25Wag.com Gift Card – $50
- Dog Biscuits
Dog biscuits are another great item because they are crunchy and help clean the teeth. There are also so many kinds to choose from. Again, make sure whatever brand you buy is made in the USA. If you love to bake, you can also find dog biscuit recipes online.
Milk-Bone Original Dog Treats for Medium Dogs, 10-PoundOld Mother Hubbard Classic Crunchy Natural Dog Treats, Original Assortment Mini Biscuits, 3.8-Pound BagBlue Buffalo Dog Treats, Duck & Chicken Biscuits,10 ozSuper Premium Dog Biscuits Two Flavor Variety 15lbNATURAL CHOICE Tartar Control Adult Biscuits Chicken and Whole Brown Rice Recipe – 32 oz. (907 g)
- Squeaky Toys
If the dog loves toys, chances are she loves squeaky toys. Squeaky toys give dogs the feeling of hunting down prey and is a great way to stimulate their brains. You want to choose a squeaky toy that is well made and won’t fall apart quickly. There are a number of brands that make squeaky toys for tough chewers.
Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Dog Toy Plush Dog Squeaky Toy Puzzle, 4 piece, LargeOutward Hound Squeaker Matz Dog Squeaky Toy Multi-Squeaker Toy for Dogs, Long Body 16 Squeaker, GatorKONG Cozie Marvin the Moose, Medium Dog Toy, BrownOutward Hound Hedgehogz Plush Dog Squeaky Toy, Large, Rattles Grunts and SqueaksKONG Low Stuffing with Squeaker dog Toy SmallZippyPaws Zingy 3-Squeaker No Stuffing Plush Dog Toy, RaccoonOutward Hound Invincibles Snake Stuffingless Durable Tough Plush Dog Squeaky Toy with 6 Squeakers, Large, Blue and GreenOutward Hound Squeaker Matz Dog Squeaky Toy Multi-Squeaker Toy for Dogs, Square Body 16 Squeaker, PinkTough Dog Toys- Squeaky Football – 2 PackKONG Air Dog Squeaker Bone Dog Toy, Large, Yellow
- Stuffed Toys
Last, but not least, stuffed toys are another gift that stimulate the brain and make dogs feel as though they are hunting. A dog is always happy when he is pulling the stuffing out of a stuffed toy. Again, choose high-quality brands that won’t come apart quickly.
A gift basket is a wonderful gift for any dog owner. These items are fun, promote good health, and stimulate the brain. What more could a dog ask for?