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It is truly heartwarming to watch someone dote on their dogs. My partner treats our two pups like they’re actual children, and I always get the warm-and-fuzzies when he brags about them to his friends and naps with them on the couch after a long work day. If you know someone who’s equally enamored with their furry four-legged children, Father’s Day 2022 (coming up on Sunday, June 19), is the perfect time to show them just how much their efforts are appreciated.
Top 10 gifts for dog dads
- Paint Your Pet: Portrait Class at Uncommon Goods for $35
- The Dogist at Amazon for $8
- Wisdom Panel Premium at Amazon for $128
- Furbo Dog Camera at Amazon for $169
- Bad Dog Tumblers at Uncommon Goods for $35
- Best Dog Dad Ever T-Shirt at Amazon for $10-$22
- Reserved Custom Dog Pillow at Uncommon Goods for $110
- YETI Boomer 4 Dog Bowl at YETI for $40
- K9 Sport Sack Trainer at Amazon for $55
- Kong Club for $45/box
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Whether you’re looking for a unique and creative gift like a “Paint Your Pet” experience, or something functional like a Furbo Dog Camera, here are 17 amazing Father’s Day gifts for your favorite dog dad.
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1. Paint Your Pet: Portrait Class
Dog dads can get in touch with their creative side during this “Paint Your Pet” portrait class. Taught by Oklahoma artist Addie Stunkard, the virtual experience is 90 minutes long, and participants will learn the techniques needed to create a custom watercolor portrait of their pet. The class is recommended for ages 16 and up, and keep in mind that supplies like watercolors, paper and brushes need to be purchased separately.
2. The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs
This book of dog portraits is a must-have for every dog lover’s coffee table. From the photographer behind the uber-popular Instagram account, Elias Weiss Friedman, The Dogist features stunni
ng portraits of more than 1,000 dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. It’s split up into themed sections, such as Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs and more, and any dog parent is sure to get a kick out of the adorable models.
3. Wisdom Panel Premium: Advanced DNA Test
For the dog dad who always wants to learn more about his pup, the Wisdom Panel Premium is the best dog DNA kit we’ve tested. Not only does this kit provide a thorough breakdown of your dog’s genetic makeup, reporting breed mix down to one percent, but it also screens for more than 200 genetic conditions, providing key information to help pet parents to keep their precious babies healthy. All that’s needed is an oral swab from your dog’s mouth, and results come back in around two to four weeks.
4. Furbo Dog Camera
If you’re shopping for someone who hates leaving his dog at home, the Furbo Dog Camera is the perfect gift. This gadget is one of our favorite smart pet cameras, as it allows you to monitor your pet via 1080p full high-definition video. The camera provides a wide-angle view of the room, allowing you to see exactly what pets are doing, and it even has a bark sensor that sends smartphone notifications when it detects noise. Plus, the Furbo Camera can even toss treats and has two-way audio that lets you talk to your pup. There’s also a new model, the Furbo 360, which gives pet owners HD quality video with a 360 degree rotating view for full room coverage.
5. Bad Dog Tumblers
Dog dads are sure to get a kick out of these dog-themed glasses, which come in a set of four. Each pint glass features a sketch of an obstinate pooch doing the opposite of a command—for instance, there’s a dog running away while its owner says “stay,” and another taking a nap while its owner throws a ball to fetch. They’re also top-rack dishwasher safe for easy care.
6. “Best Dog Dad Ever” T-Shirt
Every doting dog parent deserves this T-shirt, which reads “Best dog dad ever.” The shirt is made from a cotton/polyester blend, and it comes in sizes small through 5XL. There are three color options to choose from, including black, blue and gray, and it’s soft and stretchy, making it super comfortable for dog dads to wear as they hang out with their favorite furry friend.
7. Reserved Custom Dog Pillow
How sweet is this personalized throw pillow? The front of the design reads, “This seat is reserved for Maddie” (or whatever his dog’s name is), and it can be customized with a sketch of almost any dog breed. On the back of the pillow, there’s a little poem that says, “May you always dream of…” and you get to choose two dog-approved items to complete the phrase. Popular choices include peanut butter, cheese, belly rubs and car rides, but you can also fill it in with custom phrases.
8. YETI Boomer 4 Dog Bowl
For the dog dad who loves adventuring with his pooch, the YETI Boomer Dog Bowl makes a great gift. The heavy-duty bowl is made from highly durable stainless steel with a non-slip base, and it comes in a range of the brand’s popular colors. You can even have the side customized with a dog’s name or a cute illustration—just be sure to order early if you want to have the design customized to ensure it arrives before Father’s Day.
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9. K9 Sport Sack Trainer
For the dad who loves adventuring with his dog, this doggie backpack is sure to come in handy. The K9 Sport Sack makes it easy to carry your furry friend on your back, and it’s ideal for traveling or hiking with your dog. The bag comes in sizes extra small to large to accommodate almost any breed, and there are also four stylish colors to choose from. It has ergonomic shoulder straps and safety clips to keep dogs in place while they ride, and of course, the pup’s head remains accessible so they can get lots of pets from friends.
10. Kong Club
For the dog that loves Kong toys, there’s no better gift than a subscription to Kong Club. This monthly subscription box, which was previously called Kong Box, includes a curated collection of the brand’s best toys and treats—my dogs absolutely loved it when we tested the subscription. Boxes are tailored to each dog’s individual needs, whether they need help with separation anxiety or chewing, and thanks to the club’s new format, membership also includes access to 1-on-1 pet coaching and 24/7 live support from AskVet’s licensed veterinarians.
11. Personalized Pet Mug
Here’s a fun gift for the coffee-loving dog dads out there—it’s the perfect vessel for his morning cup of coffee! The 11-ounce mug can be printed with a digital rendering of his dog, and you can even have it made with multiple pets for the dog dads who have several fur babies. There are four mug colors to choose from, and despite being a custom product, it ships quickly so you can get it in time for Father’s Day.
12. Tail Wagging Dog Breed Clock
This dog-shaped clock would make the perfect addition to any dog dad’s office or man cave. It’s shaped like the silhouette of a dog with several popular breeds to choose from, including Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles and more. However, the cutest part is that the clock keeps time by wagging its pendulum-style tail, so he’ll always have a happy companion keeping him company, no matter the time of day.
13. Personalized Dog Leash Holder
Dog dads will never have to worry about misplacing their pup’s leash when they have this lovely personalized wall hook. Made from wood, the laser-cut design features their dog’s name in 3D lettering, as well as a T-shaped hook that can be used to hold leashes, collars o
r harnesses. There are several base colors and font styles to choose from, and the holder is easy to mount on the wall using two nails or screws.
14. Custom Embroidered Dog Sweatshirt
Dog dads will be able to take their pups everywhere—if only in spirit—with this custom embroidered sweater. The garment comes in a wide range of colors, including white, gray, black, maroon and light blue, and it can be personalized with an embroidered image of his dog’s face, as well as their name. There are several design options to choose from, and you can even select the embroidery color to suit the style of the special dog dad in your life.
15. “Best Dog Dad Ever” Can Cooler
You can keep things simple and sweet with this dog dad can cooler. The koozie comes in a wide range of colors, from solid black to camo print, and on the side, it reads, “Best dog dad ever.” It’s made from premium foam that will keep a 12-ounce can cool, and you can choose between white and black vinyl lettering on the side.
16. “Pawdre” Baseball Hat
Any guy who loves a good pun will appreciate this baseball hat. The plain black cap reads “Pawdre” across the front in embroidered letters—as in “padre” or father, but to a child with four paws. The hat is made from 100% cotton and has an adjustable snapback closure, and it would make a sweet gift for your favorite dog dad.
17. Socks That Save Dogs
The only thing better than a pair of great socks is a pair of great socks that supports a good cause. These black socks from Conscious Step have cute white dogs printed on them, and with each pair that’s purchased, the brand donates money to Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit that helps homeless animals. The comfy socks are made from Fair Trade organic cotton and recycled polyester, and they come in sizes small, medium and large to fit any feet.
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