Best Gifts for Dog Moms

Stumped with what to get the dog-loving mom on your gift list this year? We have surveyed our staff and customers to come up with this list of unusual and useful gifts for the season. From adventure gear to things to make her home cleaner or cozier, we have something for every dog mom on your holiday gift list.

Illustrated Pet Portrait, $69.97

Recently we moved into new offices and to make the space really our own, we had pet portraits made of every employee’s dog. Wow, did they turn out great! Any dog parent would appreciate a personalized portrait of their pet to hang in their home or office. You just need a good snap of their pet (check out her Instagram!) and the people at Print Your Pet will create a custom illustration with the dog's name. If your pet parent has multiple pets, they can create an illustration with all of them. It works better if all pets are in the same photo, but they can also work with separate photos and put the dogs (or any pets) all together. You can choose from different background and frame colors. Framed portraits are $69.97 at Print Our Pet.

Matching Yeti Tumbler & Yeti Dog Bowl, $29.99 + $49.99

Everyone appreciates a Yeti Tumbler to keep their drinks warm or cold all day. Make the gift a little bit sweeter by giving the dog mom on your list a matching Yeti Boomer dog bowl for her favorite pup. You can even customize both the tumbler and the dog bowl with their monogram or name. So cute! The dog bowl comes in a 4oz and 8oz size and is non-insulated, so it’s dishwasher safe. For the mom, get the Rambler 20oz Tumbler with Magslider Lid for $29.99. For her pup, get the Large Boomer 8 Dog Bowl for $49.99. Customization extra and not available on all color combos.

OllyDog Backcountry Day Bag, $34.95

For the dog mom that has to keep track of too many things – keys, wallet, poop bags, treats – this small pack can keep all the little things in one place. We love this Aspen Grove Print, but they have many other cute prints to choose from. You can attach the bag with a belt around the waist or over the shoulder. It can also clip to your waist band or belt. It is water resistant with a built-in poop bag dispenser and key fob. You can get it for $34.95 at Ollydog.


Ruffwear is the premium brand for dog outdoor products and this leash is no exception. We love this leash for running and hiking with our dogs when we want to be hands free. Your active dog mom can loop it around her waist and have her hands to help her scramble up a mountain or manage her stroller and Starbucks at the same time. It’s one of the best leashes out there for running because it has a bungee section so you aren’t pulled around if your dog darts or moves suddenly. It’s also got a loop to clip on a poop bag dispenser or keys. Pair it with one of their many adventure harnesses and your dog mom and her pup are ready to run or hike or just take a walk. $39.95 at Ruffwear.



Perception Hi Life 11.0 Kayak, $799

This is a kayak and stand-up paddle-board all in one, which makes it super stable and easy to kayak or SUP with her pup. While she paddles, her dog can hang out on the SUP portion. It has a lowered back end which also makes it easy for her to hop on and off. And if your girl is an angler, it has optional fishing mounts. You can order it online for $799 from Austin Canoe & Kayak.

Whyld River Dog Sleeping Bag, $89-$129    

Designed with love by a dog mom in Oregon, this is the perfect gift for an adventurous duo. We love this dog sleeping bag, because it comes in XS to XL so we can get the perfect size for our pups while minimizing the weight we have to pack. It’s made of ripstop material that’s water resistant with poly fill for warmth. It’s rated down to 30 degrees so she can take her dog camping or backpacking on the shoulder seasons. We love the company’s mission and the fact that for every 10 bags sold they donate 1 to the Portland Animal Welfare Team, which helps homeless and impoverished people take care of their dogs. The bags cost between $89-$129 depending on size and are available only at Whyld River.


BarkBath Dual Use Bath & Deep Cleaning System, $199.99

Any dog mom on your list will love this new product from Bissell. It’s both a dog bath system and a carpet or upholstery cleaning system in one. The dog bath can be done anywhere and makes very little mess as it uses very little water. For an 80 lb dog it only needs 68oz of water versus 19 gallons in a bathtub. The attachments and suction clean from the skin up, effectively cleaning your dog. When you are done with the bath, you only need switch from shampoo to cleaner, and you can clean any messes on the carpet or upholstery. $199.99 at Bissell.

14Kt Gold Dog Paw Charm with Diamond, $625   

Rather than just getting her a diamond pendant this year, get it mounted in a dog paw! This beautiful, custom made piece is handmade in Texas by Donna Pizarro. It comes in 14Kt & 18Kt gold as well as white & rose gold. The diamond is .10 carats. This same artist also makes pendants in dog breeds if that’s more her style. You can find it on Etsy.

The SpotOn Virtual Fence Also Makes a Great Gift!

With winter coming, any dog mom would appreciate the SpotOn System so their dog can run free in their backyard. No more going out in the freezing cold in the middle of night to let Fido relieve himself. Your dog mom can just walk her yard’s perimeter and set the containment map on the SpotOn Collar. Now all she needs to do is let her pup out the back door. Easy! Learn More.


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