Last updated on April 10, 2017
I’m coming out: To be a dog lover means dog products stop me in my tracks. Seriously, I could be walking the aisles of a pet supply store or doing some late night browsing online, and if I stumble upon dog-themed goodies for people, my credit card ends up smoking.
In my dog-friendly travels, I’ve met many other dog moms and dog dads who have this same affliction, or is that addiction? These items make me feel good. These are the type of items that people stop and ask me, “Where did you get that?” Yes, these dog lover items are conversation starters, but moreover, these are items that will give you the warm fuzzies, make you feel good about loving dogs as you do, and help you show the world that dogs rock! Yep, you have to see to believe these dog lover items, so here we go:
1. Dog Sweater for Women
This oh-so-comfy and machine washable dog sweater for women caught my eye when searching Etsy for apparel to wear to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Hand knitted by Barbara Auguadro, this sweater is available in crew neck or hooded, and a variety of sleeve lengths. You can select from a variety of breeds. I opted for the hooded sweater in the natural color with a brown Cocker Spaniel and pawprints. Here’s the finished product below. I am standing with Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show winner, CJ, a now 4-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, with his owner/breeder handler, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, in New York City.
2. Laptop or Car Dog Sticker
I showcase my love of dogs with this adorable vinyl die-cut sticker, for the car or a laptop. My sticker is a Cocker Spaniel with a heart silhouette cut out and resides on my laptop. Gobs of breeds and styles and lots of color selections, too. Shop for dog vinyl die-cut stickers in a variety of sizes and colors.
3. Bone Shaped Sign
If you have a dog like I do, his butt wiggles when he sees you. I had to have this sign, which reads, Beware of the Wigglebutts. I hang it on my office door and smile every time I see it. Great gift idea for Cocker Spaniel or Corgi lovers, too. Shop: Beware of the Wigglebutts sign.
4. Pawprint Confetti
When the fundraising arm of our blog, Wigglebutt Warriors, has any sort of event, we love to sprinkle dog-themed confetti on the tables. This dog paw confetti also is cute in cards, gifts, and even in clear ornaments. You can select from a variety of package mixes. Shop: Paw Print Confetti.
5. Dog Lover Brooch
This paw-ticular brooch is shown in our favorite breed, the Cocker Spaniel, but this Etsy seller has these available in a variety of styles, breeds, and even barrettes. If my spouse is reading this, please tell the Easter Bunny or Santa Paws to bring me this. It’s nicely priced, too under $20 bucks. Shop for Dog Brooches.
6. Dog Lover Coasters
I recently gifted these to a dear friend who is a wine lover and dog mom. The coasters are made from a special high quality absorbent ceramic stone that can literally ‘drink’ spills or beads of condensation from a chilled glass. You get 4 coasters in the set that read: Fetch. Stay. Sit/Stay. Foodie. The recipient adores them and they look so cute on her end table. Shop for these 4 Dog Lover Absorbent Coasters
7. Dog Lover Coloring Book: Adults or Kids
This is one for the dog lovers who love to color or need something to unwind, destress, and embrace their love of dogs. I admit, I am a Jill Come Lately with the whole adult coloring craze, and this is one of my favorites. I have gifted this book and the recipient loved it. Makes for a great way to unplug from social media, color while your dog naps, and set that glass of wine on the above mentioned coasters. Don’t forget the colored pencils and sharpener. Shop for this Dog Lover Coloring Book, 24-Count Assorted Colored Pencils, and Pencil Sharpener Pack of 2.
8. Sniff and Ye Shall Find
I am forever fascinated and perhaps slightly obsessed with a dog’s nose after reading Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz. I absorbed this book in one weekend. If you love dogs and want to go inside that nose of theirs, deep into what they use it for, and how it works (and why), you need this book. In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition and the author of the runaway bestseller Inside of a Dog, unpacks the mystery of a dog’s worldview as has never been done before. Shop for Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell
9. Dog Lover Shirt of the Highest Order
This is my go to shirt for showcasing my dog love. The Jess N Jane “My Best Friend” design with Rhinestone Bling embellishments is on both front and back of this beautiful tee Shirt Top with 3/4 sleeves. This top is a flattering missy fit in all sizes and does not cling to me. It is machine washable and washes out well. I’ve had mine for over a year and it looks fantastic. Shop for Jess N Jane “My Best Friend” Dressy Ladies Rhinestone Bling Tee Shirt Top.
10. Dog Lover Bauble
This heart-shaped ornament displays the ultimate dog lover expression, “My Heart Beats Dog®.” Heart-shaped, shatterproof, satin-finished, and durable. Ornament is perfectly gift boxed as a present or to store for yourself year after year. A must-have for any dog lover. Shop for My Heart Beats Dog bauble.
What items are your favorites from this list?
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