10 Dog Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Pup’s Birthday

LAST MODIFIED: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10 great gift ideas for dogs

Whether you’re looking to spoil your own dog, or the dog of a friend or family member, or you just need a gift idea for someone who loves their dog and you aren’t sure what to get them so you want to get something for their dog instead, you’re in the right place.

With all of the different toys, treats, and accessories out there, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect gift for a dog or their owner while staying within your budget. So, take some of the pressure off and check out our list of these gift ideas for dogs!

 

1. PetPeek Fence Window for Pets

PetPeek Fence Window for Pets
  • Helps alleviate a dog's curiosity within confined fences
  • Durable acrylic dome measuring 9.5 Inch in diameter
  • Black trim ring and all necessary hardware is included for easy installation
  • Can help deter overly curious dogs from jumping over fences and reduces risk of injury from...
  • Easy to clean and made in the USA

The PetPeek Fence Window is a great gift for curious dogs who can’t seem to get enough when it comes to being outside. It’s easy to install into most fences, and it will bring some relaxation and piece of mind to you and your pup!

It’s a simple little window that you can attach to your fence so that your dog can see what’s going on. It can be stressful for some dogs to hear noises on the other side of the fence without being able to see what’s there.

We love:

  • It’s made from acrylic, so it will be durable and easy to clean.
  • The easy installation. It takes around 20 minutes, and it uses tools that you likely already have at home.
  • The piece of mind this product can give – curious dogs will be less likely to attempt escaping if they can see what’s going on.

Your dog will love:

  • Being able to watch squirrels, people, and cars outside of their fenced-in world.
  • The clear view – no warping and scratches here!

 

2. ZippyPaws Birthday Cake Squeaky Dog Toy

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ZippyPaws - Birthday Cake Squeaky Dog Toy with Soft Stuffing - Blue
  • BIRTHDAY FUN - The perfect soft and chewable toy for pet (or human) birthday parties or events. Cute...
  • EXCLUSIVE NOISEMAKERS - Each toy includes 1 high-quality large "blaster squeaker that squeaks when...
  • STUFFING-FILLED - This fun toy is made of soft fabric that won't hurt your dog's teeth and is filled...
  • CUTE COLORS - The ZippyPaws Birthday Cake Squeak Toy is available in fun blue and pink colors, so...
  • ZIPPYPAWS QUALITY - ZippyPaws means design and quality. At our core, we stand for only giving your...

If you want to give your dog a birthday themed gift, this birthday cake squeaky dog toy is a good option. This soft and durable toy is designed to look like an adorable slice of cake, that is almost good enough to eat! It’s filled with soft-filling, so you won’t have to worry about your dog’s teeth, and the squeaker provides some additional fun for your four-legged friend.

The owner of the dog will probably appreciate the aesthetic more than their pup, but that’s all good!

We love:

  • The cute design – you really can’t get more birthday-appropriate than a slab of birthday cake!
  • It’s durable – especially for a soft dog toy.

Your dog will love:

  • Chewing at the soft fabric and squeaker for endless fun.
  • How light and easy it is to carry around the house during playtime.

 

3. Merrick Fresh Kisses Coconut Oil + Botanicals Large Brush

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Fresh Kisses Coconut Oil + Botanicals Medium Brush - Value Box (22 Ct)
  • All Natural, Grain And Potato Free
  • Cleans Teeth And Freshens Breath
  • Cooked In The Usa
  • Unique Double Brush Design

These natural dental treats are a great way to freshen a dog’s breath while removing plaque from their teeth. They are produced in America using natural ingredients like coconut oil and a variety of botanical oils to effectively freshen breath.

More on dental health: How to Brush Dog Teeth [Everything You Need to Know]

We love:

  • Grain and potato free – both of which are difficult for dogs to digest effectively.
  • Natural ingredients – the ingredient list is short with recognizable components like coconut oil, pea starch, and mint, rosemary, and lemongrass oils.
  • The different sizes to accommodate different breeds of dogs.

Your dog will love:

  • Chewing and eating a delicious treat.
  • Not having digestive issues, like they might have had with other dental treats with less healthy ingredients.

 

4. Redbarn 7” Braided Bully Sticks

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Redbarn 7-Inch Braided Bully Sticks (1-Pack Of 3) 3.2 Oz
  • 100% Digestible
  • Appeals To All Breeds And Life Stages
  • Single Ingredient, All-Beef Chew

Another edible treat for the list, Redbarn Braided Bully Sticks are fully digestible and are made using one single ingredient – Beef. If you’ve been buying treats for your dog for awhile now, you are probably very familiar with how difficult it is to find treats that aren’t full of weird sounding ingredients that could be harmful for your dog’s health. That’s why these treats are a great birthday gift idea, or something to have on-hand all year long.

We love:

  • The ingredient list – it’s difficult to find something that isn’t laden with chemicals and other things that our dogs can’t digest.
  • The different sizes – you’ll have no trouble finding something to suit your dog’s breed and chewing level.

Your dog will love:

  • Getting the urge to chew out of the way while nomming on a delicious treat.
  • How long they last when compared to other types of dog treats.

 

5. KONG Classic Red Dog Toy

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KONG Classic Dog Toy, Red, X-Large
  • Perfect for stuffing with KONG treats
  • Unpredictable bounce for games of fetch
  • Recommended worldwide by veterinarians, trainers and dog enthusiasts
  • Made in the USA

KONG’s Classic Red Dog Toy has been around for years, and for good reason. They are durable and easy to clean, making them a great gift for your dog’s next birthday. They’re made in the USA, and can be used to hide dog treats, helping to enhance your dog’s play even more!

We love:

  • The durability – you really can’t go wrong when you choose a toy made by KONG. They hold up much longer than most toys, even with dogs that are notorious chewers!
  • Functionality – your dog can chase it, chew it, and figure out how to get treats out of it for enhanced play.

Your dog will love:

  • How well it holds up to being chewed – even the worst chewers have been able to make their Classic Red Dog Toy last at least a couple of months.
  • Carrying it around the house, playing fetch, and digging out treats like peanut butter.

 

6. Chuckit! Dog Ball Launcher

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Chuckit! Sport Launcher Dog Ball Thrower 12M Assorted Colors
  • THROW FARTHER AND FASTER: Elevate fetch with your dog with the Chuckit! dog ball launcher,...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE: Chuckit!'s ball launcher for dogs measures 12 inches long, making it easy...
  • HANDS STAY CLEAN: Launcher firmly grasps dog balls covered in mud and slobber for convenient pick-up...
  • INCLUDES ONE CHUCKIT! TENNIS BALL: Chuckit! balls for dogs are brightly colored and easy to spot in...
  • CONVENIENT PICK-UP: Chuckit! Launcher's cupped end allows pet parents to collect balls easily...

This is a great birthday gift if you love playing fetch with your dog but hate touching a slobbery toy or you have trouble bending up and down repeatedly. It’s also one of the most affordable options on the list if you need to stick to a smaller budget.

There are some really fancy gifts out there for dogs, and expensive stuff, and products using technology like smart dog collars, but how much do dogs really care about that? Sometimes, simple is best. If this is going to encourage the owner to play with their dog more, you can bet just about anything that it’ll be the dogs favorite gift, by far.

We love:

  • Not having to touch a slimy tennis ball anymore.
  • The functionality – it’s easy to use and carry on walks or at the dog park.
  • The price – sure, it’s a simple idea and you could just throw a tennis ball yourself but compared to some dog toys you can’t beat the affordability, especially for the amount of fun you and your dog are going to have together!

Your dog will love:

  • Playing one of their favorite games with their favorite person.
  • How far you can throw the ball – most people who use the Chuckit! launcher report being able to throw the ball further than they expected.

 

7. iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs

iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs – Launches Mini Tennis Balls,...
  • FETCH-A-HOLICS REJOICE! Automatic tennis ball launcher lets small dogs play fetch to their hearts'...
  • MINI TENNIS BALLS: Finally, a toy made for small dogs! Comes with 3 mini tennis balls (1.6-inch...
  • PHYSICAL & MENTAL: Running and fetching? Perfect. Learning to initiate fetch on their own?...
  • LAUNCH-O-MATIC: Adjust the launch distance to 10, 20 or 30 feet with the touch of a button. The...
  • CUSTOMER CARE: Created, owned, and still operated by the Hamill family in Austin, Texas. Call or...

If you like the idea of the Chuckit! Dog Ball Launcher but you’re looking for something a bit more hands-free for your dog’s birthday gift, the iFetch Interactive Ball Launcher might be right up your alley. This particular model is meant for small dog breeds, but there is another model called the iFetch Too for larger dogs.

We love:

  • That you can choose how far to launch the tennis balls: 10 feet, 20 feet, or 30 feet. This is great for accommodating play in a variety of spaces like indoors or different sized yards.
  • The toy doubles as storage for the balls, making clean-up and maintaining your dog’s toy collection a bit more bearable.
  • You can train your dog to use the launcher themselves by putting the ball into the machine so you can take a break from being fully engaged in playtime when you need to!

Your dog will love:

  • Being able to play catch almost anytime they want to (Supervision is recommended, though, so you should still be around.)

 

8. Merry Pet Wood Room with a View Pet House

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Merry Pet MPS002 Wood Room with a View Pet House
  • Durable pet home ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Made from kiln-dried cedar and treated with natural color stains
  • Designed for smaller pets. Raised panel floor keeps your dog dry. Removable roof and bottom panels...
  • Easy 20-minute assembly with included hardware and instructions
  • Includes balcony, latticework, and side steps

If you’re looking for a more luxurious gift for your pup, we strongly suggest this adorable wooden pet house. It’s designed for small breeds of dogs and is durable enough to be used outdoors.

What dog isn’t going to love having their own fancy little vacation house? Whether they want to perch up on top and soak up some rays, or head inside for a little more privacy, this wooden structure has got them covered. It’s also got some comfy little mattresses on it.

We love:

  • The cute design and attention to detail with the included latticework.
  • It’s easy to assemble and comes packaged with hardware and instructions.
  • It’s made using quality material (kiln-dried cedar), increasing durability.

Your dog will love:

  • Lounging on the top level for a window-view or to soak in the sun.
  • Being dry during rain showers thanks to the raised bottom.
  • Having a space or “home away from home” that is only for them.

 

9. PetFusion Large Dog Bed

PetFusion Large Dog Bed w/Solid 4' Memory Foam, Waterproof liner, YKK...
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  • PREMIUM COMPONENTS & BETTER HEALTH: (i) SOLID 4 inch MEMORY FOAM base for superior overall comfort,...
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  • EASY TO CLEAN: (i) Removable cover is machine washable. (ii) Simple to spot clean & remove hair....
  • IDEAL FOR MEDIUM / LARGE OR MULTIPLE SMALLER DOGS: (i) 36 x 28 x 9 inches. Can easily hold 100+...
  • PEACE OF MIND: (i) Passes stricter European REACH safety standards. (ii) Cover fabric certified as...

This memory foam dog bed from PetFusion is the perfect birthday gift for adding more comfort to a dog’s life this year. It’s supportive and contours to your dog’s body for a more “custom-feel” – you’ll almost want to give it a try! It’s available in a range of sizes from Small (25 x 20”) – Jumbo (50 x 40”) so you have no trouble finding the perfect size for your canine pal.

Keep in mind that memory foam can get kind of warm if it’s already hot in the summer and you don’t have the chilliest air conditioning, but in normal temperatures it shouldn’t be a problem.

You’ll love:

  • The fully removable and washable cover – it won’t be a chore cleaning your dog’s bed anymore!
  • The waterproof liner – added protection from messes and potty accidents.
  • Knowing that your dog is comfortable while they sleep and rest.

Your dog will love:

  • The added comfort and support, especially for aging or injured dogs.
  • Having a spot to lay down that is just for them!
  • The soft, non-irritating fabrics: polyester, cotton, and twill.

 

10. Outward Hound Hide-a-Squirrel Puzzle Plush

Hide a Squirrel Fun Hide and Seek Interactive Puzzle Plush Dog Toy by...
  • KEEPS DOGS OCCUPIED & ELIMINATES BOREDOM - This soft squeaky dog toy stimulates mental play with a...
  • HIDE AND SQUEAK FUN - Stuff the Hide A Squirrel trunk with squirrels and place on the floor for your...
  • SQUEAKY FINDS INSIDE - Each stuffed squirrel is loaded with one large squeaker
  • 2-IN-1 PLAY - Perfect for toss and fetch, these removable squirrels work great for fetch games...
  • 4 FUN SIZES - The Hide-A-Squirrel is available in 4 fun sizes. SMALL (3 SQUIRRELS INCLUDED), MED (3...

Puzzle toys are a great way to promote mental stimulation in dogs, so why not consider gifting Fido this adorable Outward Hound Hide-a-Squirrel Puzzle Plush this year? It’s available in different sizes and versions to accommodate the needs and size of your dog better and most.

We love:

  • The cute design. It’s unique, and we can’t imagine anything cuter than a dog proudly “hunting” squirrels.
  • The different sizes available. Not all dogs are the same size, so we shouldn’t expect their toys to be.

Your dog will love:

  • Searching and hunting for squirrels. Over and over and over.
  • Each squirrel has one squeaker, which we know most dogs go crazy over!
  • The different types of play – chewing, hunting, and playing fetch.

 

Conclusion

Whether your favorite dog is celebrating their first or tenth birthday, you’ll want to show your love and appreciation by giving them a gift or two for their special day. Although it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect present, we hope that our list helped!