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Best Dog Advent Calendars To Celebrate Holidays

Looking for the best dog advent calendars to help your pooch countdown to Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa? You’ve come to the right place. We love incorporating our dog into holiday traditions and that includes a dog advent calendar. 

Fortunately, there’s a countdown to the holidays advent calendar for just about everyone in the family, and that includes dogs. I love shopping online and avoid crowds in stores whenever possible. I am not fond of long lines, fighting crowds, looking for a parking space, and leaving my dog behind.

So if you’re in the market for dog advent calendars, we scoured the Internet for 24 of our favorites. Your pooch deserves to countdown to the holiday with you, so here are our selections for festive fun.

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What Is A Dog Advent Calendar?

An advent calendar usually contains 24 flaps or doors, and one is opened each day until the big day arrives, usually Christmas. Each flap or door represents one day in the Advent season leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah, or Christmas.

Millions of people purchase premade advent calendars or fill their own with treats, toys, or little surprises. Both kids and adults who love the holidays join in the fun and anticipation of receiving a reward each day until the final door or flap is opened.

Why should humans have all the fun? Dog advent calendars are a fun way to help your pet get into the holiday fun. My dog looks forward to our “treat time” each day when we open that day’s advent surprise. It’s a great way to make memories, take cute photos, and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Here are 24 of our favorite dog advent calendars. There’s something on this list for everyone, and most of them can be purchased online. Pet parents are encouraged to purchase early so you receive the advent calendar in time to fill or use.

Fill Your Own Perpetual Dog Advent Calendars

I love the idea of filling your own canine advent calendar since you can select what your dog (or your recipient’s dog) eats or play with. 

Byers Choice Fillable Wooden Dog Advent Calendar

My spouse gifted me the Byers’ Choice Dogs Christmas Advent Calendar, and I am over the moon for it. From the same company that makes the gorgeous carolers, this Byers Choice wooden countdown advent calendar is beautifully crafted with 24 numbered doors behind which small surprises can be hidden for each day.

The construction of this one is gorgeous. Bonus points to Byers Choice for including a Cocker Spaniel on the calendar.

Primitives By Kathy Fillable Dog Advent Wall Calendar

If you have any items from Primitives by Kathy, you know they are adorable and unique. The Primitives By Kathy Dear Santa Wall Countdown Calendar hits a home run with this hanging advent calendar. Keep this one on a door, wall, or near your dog’s treat closet.

Made of cotton, ribbon, and wood, it has a loop to easily hang and fill with dog treats. 

Primitives By Kathy Fabric Dog Countdown Calendar

Spoil your pooch with this Primitives by Kathy Fabric Good Dog Advent Calendar. This hangable red and white striped cloth calendar features a wood dowel and ribbon hanger and a sentiment that reads: Dear Santa I’ve Been A Good Dog.

Midlee Christmas Countdown Calendar For Dogs

This Midlee Christmas Countdown Calendar dog advent box can be filled up with your pet’s favorite treats or small toys. We love that you and fill it with treats you trust that won’t get your dog sick or upset her tummy.

Use it year after year, as this calendar folds and opens up to reveal 24 fillable slots.

Vermont Christmas Company Store Dog Gone It Advent Calendar

Featuring quality stitching, this beautiful Dog Gone It Fabric Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas) calendar measures 16″ x 25″ and is perfect for hanging.

Quality craftsmanship ensures this calendar can be used year after year from Vermont Christmas Company Store.

Sunnyglade Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

The Sunnyglade Christmas Wooden Advent Table Calendar is the perfect way to bring Christmas cheer to your home this holiday season. This one features an adorable reindeer gracing the top of the calendar. Each drawer can be opened and filled with a little snack, treat, or toy.

This tabletop advent calendar is made out of durable wood so that it can easily withstand the holiday season year after year. Red and white with wintery accents make this a beautiful gift for the dog lover in your life, too.

Puppy Treat Tree Advent Calendar

Choice of four colors in this sweet tree. Fill each pocket with your dog’s favorite dog biscuit. Begin the treats on December 1st, and continue right up to Christmas day.

As a bonus, this Etsy seller gives you 25 pockets so you can fill it up with 25 treats and not 24 like many calendars. Purchase the Puppy Treat Tree Advent Calendar.

Brubaker Advent Calendar Wooden Christmas Book

The BRUBAKER Advent Calendar Wooden Christmas Book with 24 Drawers looks like a book. It is hinged, fillable, and reusable.

It can be placed anywhere you have holiday decorations because it is gorgeous. put your dog’s favorite snack in one of each of the wooden drawers. 

Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs

The Countdown to Christmas Pedigree Dog Treats Holder Advent Calendar is sold on Etsy. The large Shape with cut-out spaces holds 24 Dog Treats to count down the days until Christmas. Etched numbers above each treat make this unique calendar extra special.

Personalized Dog Advent Calendar by Making Good Things

The Customizable Pet Name Christmas December Countdown Gifts Bone Treats is sold on Etsy. Includes free personalization so you can customize with your pet’s name engraved into wood! You can include 2 names or a holiday phrase under 20 letters.

More Unique Dog Advent Calendars

These calendars are not fillable, but they either come with treats as indicated or they reveal a non-edible treat behind each day. Some of them are unique countdown calendars that can be personalized with your dog’s name on it.

Personalized Countdown To Christmas Snow Globe Calendar

This countdown to Christmas snow globe is personalized with any wording of your choice within the mirrored gold plaque. Can be personalized with any wording. Made from a combination of oak veneered wood and acrylic, this snow globe calendar is precious and timely.

Canine Christmas Tree Countdown to Christmas

The Canine Christmas Tree Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas): advent calendar for dog lovers is nicely priced. Open a new window every day to reveal a verse from the holiday poem “A Puppy’s Christmas.”

Vermont Christmas Company Puppies Paper Calendar

Prepare for Christmas with the Vermont Christmas Company Puppies Advent Calendar. Open a window each day during Advent to reveal a special picture and a verse from A Puppies Christmas poem. The front is accentuated with glitter. This Advent calendar measures 11 3/4″x8 1/4″. Easy to hang or display anywhere!

North Pole Pets Advent Calendar Countdown to Christmas

What can be more fun than dogs gathered around the Christmas tree and having fun? The North Pole Pets Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas) paper calendar contains a fun, pet-themed holiday picture behind each window.

Happie Hare Hanukkah Hanging Holiday Advent Calendar with Pockets

An adorable dog-themed Hanukkah countdown calendar is eye-catching and unique. Let your whole family experience the old and traditional advent calendar by moving the bone from day to day OR add a dog treat in each pocket as a countdown for your furbabies to enjoy.

Wufers Dog Cookie Advent Calendar

One of our favorite countdown to the holidays products for dogs, the Wufers Advent Calendar is off-the-charts epic. Includes a boutique illustrated box of 24 individually wrapped cookies for dogs. The box is filled with cookies of all sizes that last for months.

No Barking Countdown to Christmas

Add a sticker to this adorable scene with Santa nodding at the dog and telling him to “shhhh” so he isn’t discovered in the house. The No Barking Sticker Advent Calendar is a fun way for everyone to gather around and a new sticker until the big day!

Himalayan Dog Treats Countdown Calendar

I purchased this calendar last year, and my dog loved it. Filled with 24 days of treats from the folks at Himalayan Pet Supply, the Best Friend’s Advent Calendar is yummy and memorable. The treats range from banana nut to Christmas cookies, bacon and chicken, to peanut butter and carrot cake.

PetSmart Merry and Bright Biscuits Advent Dog Calendar

This sweet advent calendar includes 25 biscuit-style treats in holiday shapes and colors. Both truffle and plain biscuits mean your dog gets a variety of Santa Paws. Available online or in PetSmart stores, but hurry before they sell out.

ZippyPaws Toy-Filled 12 Days of Christmas for Dogs

Keep your furbaby guessing with a new mini toy each day leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah, or during Kwanzaa. Each drawer has a squeaker-filled toy inside. Sold on BaxterBoo.

DreamBone Holiday Rawhide-Free Collection Calendar

We aren’t fans of rawhide, but DreamBones says these are rawhide-free treats for your dog. Each window reveals a sweet potato mini bone, candy cane, or mini chicken-wrapped stick. Hurry before they sell out on Amazon.

OurWarm Christmas Countdown Burlap Bags

I’ve gifted this set to a friend, filled it with her dog’s favorite treats, and they loved it. This Burlap Advent Calendar is made of burlap and premium felt from OurWarm Store.

You receive 24 Christmas bags with numbers from 1-24 counting down the days to Christmas. Hang this countdown calendar over your fireplace or tree for a fun way to help your dogs countdown to Christmas.

Costco’s Advent Calendar

Filled with eight toys and 16 bags of treats, rumor has it this calendar is flying off store shelves. If you happen to be a Costco member, run don’t walk to your nearest store. This calendar is affordable and features a whole lot of cute and yummy goodies for dogs.

Sam’s Club Advent Calendar for Dogs

Another warehouse club that has hopped on the bandwagon of dog advent calendars is Sam’s Club. This year’s features 35-grain free meat treats for dogs. Hurry into your local Sam’s or call ahead to see if they have any in stock.

Do you celebrate the holidays with your dog? What are some of your favorite traditions? 

Need More Dog Themed Holiday Ideas?

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What holiday traditions do you have with your dogs each year? Let us know in the comments below. If you happen to find any advent calendars we missed that you truly love, tell us all about it!

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