I've made two very important life choices within the past month. Firstly, I've decided that I'm going to stick with the freelance writer thing and try to make a career out of it. Secondly, I've decided to stock up on things to get a dog lover, because if I'm going to be working from home in a basement for the rest of my life, you better believe I'm doing it alongside a corgi (or seven).
Gifts for dog lovers are easy enough to find; you can walk into any pet store or mall boutique and find a mug with your breed's face on it. Unique gifts for dog lovers are significantly harder to swing, and if you're shopping for your dog directly, you better make damn sure that it's the coolest thing in the world, because you're shopping for the only creature that doesn't care whether you've brushed your teeth that day. Actually, he'll probably like you more for it, and if that's not love, then I have no idea what is. If you're one of those people who loves your dog more than anyone else, check out these genius inventions for your favorite pet.
1Is The Grass Really Greener? Let Your Dog Decide
If you've got a fence, I can pretty much guarantee that your dog is dying to know what's over it. This transparent fence window for dogs expands his or her world into the next yard over with its sturdy material that's easy to clean and easy to install. Whether you're close with your neighbors or your dog just wants to watch the cars roll by, this little gadget makes outside time even better than it was already.
2A Trendy Travel Water Bottle For Your Dog
This genius water bottle (called the H2O4K9) was designed specifically for dogs. The lid twists off and doubles as a handheld bowl for your pet, and the shape of it was made to fit a dog's natural drinking style. It comes in six bright colors and is a must-have if you often take your best friend hiking or traveling with you.
3Take Your Pupper Everywhere With You
Quit leaving your dog at home when you go for joy rides. This waterproof hammock seat cover gives you a safe, easy, and tidy way to transport your pets. It protects the seats from scratches while keeping your dog contained in the back seat, and it's got extra pockets for leashes, toys, and other pet supplies.
4This Luxurious Dog Bed Fit For A King (Spaniel)
You know you love your dog when you buy them a new couch before you buy yourself one. This Dreamcatcher dog bed has a full loft cushion that envelopes them in warmth and comfort (no more drafts while they're sleeping), and it's got a removable and washable cover that's durable and high quality for tons of luxury. It's ideal for dogs up to 30 pounds, and it adds a little class to any room.
5This Fashionable And Practical Bag For... Well, Y'Know
This tasteful solution called the Turdlebag makes picking up after your dogs as pleasant as it'll ever be. It conveniently attaches to your leash or backpack, it's got a snapstrap to keep the bags contained until you need them, and it has a pocket to keep your keys or wallet. It's also fully lined and machine washable to create the most fashionable, convenient poop bag you've ever used.
6Indulge Your Best Friend
Would you spend $20 on a shampoo for yourself? Probably not, but this Soap Club natural hypoallergenic pet shampoo is entirely worth it, because A). It's for your best friend, and B). it uses incredibly healthy and safe ingredients like coconut oil, chamomile, and aloe vera. Despite the name, it's actually entirely soapless and cleanses and conditions in a safe, gentle, and effective way. If your dog has an allergy, this leaves them soft, clean, fluffy, and happy.
7This Adorable Rain Jacket That Comes In Multiple Sizes
Maybe I'm weird, but when I see a dude walking his dog in the middle of a downpour, I feel for the dog more than the human. This Guardian Gear pet rain jacket keeps your dog dry and comfortable in the rain because of its cute little hood and body cover. Five different sizes, elastic leg straps, and a velcro tummy strap ensure that it fits most dogs, and it's got a reflective stripe to keep him safe in poor visibility.
8A Hand Screen Printed Pillow Of Your Favorite Breed
A gorgeous gift for yourself or a loved one, these dog blueprint pillows feature hand screen printed profiles of your favorite breed, and there are tons to choose from. They're plush and double-sided, so you can cuddle up next to your best friend and this 1950s classic blueprint design.
9Bathe Your Dog The Easy Way With This Shower Head
This genius multi-functional dog shower lets you bathe, shampoo, and massage your dog all at once. It comes with two adapters, so you can easily install it inside your shower or outside with the hose faucet, and it's ergonomically designed to keep the whole process clean, calming, and one-handed.
10This Smart Carrier That Fits Comfortably On Your Back
This mesh carrier travel backpack has tons of epic features, like mesh side doors for added ventilation, a tent area that you can open or close, a durable build that can hold up to 20 pounds, and padded shoulders for you. "She also has room to lie down and turn around," says one reviewer. "I think this will be a good bag for airplane travel, but I've only tried it on the train so far."
11This Cookbook, If You're Extra Careful With Your Dog's Diet
If your dog has loads of allergies, or you're just looking to plan a solid night at home, this Home Cooking for Your Dog cookbook is a great option. It includes delicious and easy recipes for treats, cooked meals, and raw foods, all using ingredients that you can find at the grocery store. It's also filled with nutrition information, cooking tips, and anecdotes, and reviewers are saying, "It is the most informative, educational, practical and helpful book I have read on home made diets for your 4 legged companions."
12This Grooming Brush That Does The Clean-Up For You
This self cleaning Slicker brush is all over people's wishlists, and that's because it's simple and painless for both of you. It has angled wire pins that penetrate deep into your dog's coat to groom, massage, and lift the dead fur, but because it's got a button that immediately forces the bristles to let go of loose hair, clean up is quick and easy.
13This Tennis Ball Gun That Makes Fetch Even Better
Not that fetch could ever get dull, but this tennis ball launcher gun makes it even better for both of you. It shoots the included balls way across the yard (some even say up to 80 feet), and it's got some great features like a hands-free pick up, a shoulder strap, and two storage holders at the bottom.
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