20 Perfect Gifts For Dog Dads

Written by: Levi Miller

December 21, 2021

We’ve all heard the stories that begin with a father saying “I don’t want a dang dog!” and then a few hours later they’ve been best friends for decades. What better way to strengthen that already inseparable bond than with the following gifts?

1. Spider-Man BarkBox

BARK and Spider-Man have assembled to rescue your pup from boredom! Swing into playtime with this box of exclusive original toys and tastebud-tingling treats to sling about your Sanctum Sanctorum.

Why We Love It:

  • 3 innovative toys designed in-house
  • 2 full-size bags of all-natural treats
  • Perfect to satisfy any play style

BUY HERE, $43 at BARK Shop

2. ChuckIt! Classic Launcher

Maybe the days of whipping 90mph fastballs across home plate are over, but some of the glory can be reclaimed (over and over and over) with this arm-saving toy.

Why We Love It:

  • Hours of play for both dog dad and dog without hurting the shoulder
  • Flexible plastic
  • Available in multiple colors

BUY HERE, $9.09 at Chewy

3. BARK Car Seat Cover

Maybe you’re is sick of grabbing a handful of fur when you go to unbuckle the seat belt, or maybe you’re tired of all the scratches in the leather. Either way, you can take care of your two favorite things with this car seat cover.

Why We Love It:

  • Can be used in almost any sized-vehicle
  • Easy to clean! Just wipe or vacuum messes, or toss in the washer
  • Adjustable bolster pillows for your dog to rest their head

BUY HERE, $64.99 at BARK Shop

4. Stunt Runner Hands-Free Dog Leash

Who doesn’t like to go for a run attached to a four legged pacer?

Why We Love It:

  • Makes running with a dog safe, easy, and hands-free
  • Adjustable to fit dogs and humans of all shapes and sizes
  • Available in multiple colors

BUY HERE, $48–$51 on Amazon

5. Organic Cotton Canvas Grilling Apron

While your dog dad in your life aspires to be Gordon Ramsay, his dog inspires him to be a clumsy cook who misses the counter a lot. At least with this apron you can prevent the splatter from getting on the for sure dog-themed button up being worn underneath it.

Why We Love It:

  • Made of thick cotton canvas
  • Fully adjustable neck strap
  • Protects your dog dad’s clothes from grease and grime

BUY HERE, $24.15 on Etsy

6. Official Collegiate BarkBoxes & Super Chewer Boxes

You may have just triggered your dog dad if his team’s rival is either LSU or Clemson… Quickly, tell him there are other teams! With these college football team-themed boxes, he can re-live every fall Saturday with his favorite wide-retriever.

Why We Love It:

  • Multiple teams to choose from
  • All toys designed in-house in partnership with respective teams
  • Two full-size bags of all-natural treats

BUY HERE, $33–$44 at BARK Shop

7. Bad Dog Wisdom Tumblers

Dog dads are full of advice. Sometimes dogs are too, but they don’t have the words (or the ability to speak) to have them heard. Let these glasses do the talking.

Why We Love It:

  • Colorful illustrations make for a unique tumbler set
  • Perfect size for a 12oz beer
  • Dishwasher-safe

BUY HERE, $35.00 from Uncommon Goods

8. Custom Dog Dad Mug

You ever stare at your coffee mug and think, “Man, I wish this had a picture of my dog on it”? Well stare away after you’ve ordered this image-customizable mug.

Why We Love It:

  • Customize mug size, text, and image
  • High-quality imagery
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe

BUY HERE, $26.35+ on Etsy

9. Can I Pet Your Dog? Cap

Put a lid on it so folks walking their dogs know what to expect.

Why We Love It:

  • Available in sueded black and forest green
  • Adjustable strap
  • One size fits most

BUY HERE, $24.99 at Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

10. Embark Dog DNA Test Kit

dog dna test

Stop telling people your dog is a Southern Northern Flat Heeled Poodle Terrier Doodle and get some answers, already! One quick cheek swab is all it takes to discover your dog’s breed, ancestry, and possible health concerns.

Why We Love It:

  • Screens for over 350 dog breeds
  • Tests for 210+ genetic diseases
  • Easy three-step system

BUY HERE$149 on Amazon

11. Crown & Paw Portrait

crown and portrait custom dog portrait example

Embrace ye olde renaissance flair with a custom portrait of your dog as a noble, general, queen… or take a more modern approach with film, sports, or Christmas portraits. All you need to choose is choose your “costume,” submit a photo, and let the artists get to work.

Why We Love It:

  • 100% personalized to your pup
  • Over 150 costume options
  • Available as canvas portraits, blankets, pillows, and more!

BUY HERE$69.95 $59.95 (1 pet on canvas) at Crown & Paw

12. Essential Dog Gear Backpack

Dogs always have your back, so now it’s time to return the favor.

Why We Love It:

  • Who doesn’t love extra pockets?
  • Adjustable straps keep the pack high and tight
  • Wear as a backpack or a crossbody bag

BUY HERE, $22.99 at BARK Shop

13. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., Three Blend Starter Kit

grounds and hounds brand coffee tat donates to dog shelters across the US

At this dog-forward coffee company, organic, small-batch blends help give back to rescue organizations and initiatives—20% of every purchase, in fact. Their broad scale mission is to “provide every at-risk pup with a second chance at a full life,” and have thus far provided 2.1 million shelter meals, 600 spay/neuter surgeries, 2,000 microchips, 2,250 vaccines, and 8,500 toys to dogs in need.

Why We Love It:

  • Only source organic, fully traceable green coffee
  • Offer customized coffee club subscriptions with free shipping
  • Mugs, gear, and apparel also available

BUY HERE$28.99 at Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

14. Bark N’ Bath Robe Bundle

Yep, they’re matching robes. Wear ’em together or separately, and take all the pics your camera roll can fit.

Why We Love It:

  • Ultra-absorbent
  • Machine-washable
  • Available in multiple sizes

BUY HERE, $55–$65 at BARK Shop

15. WWE BarkBox

The dog gets all riled up when Dad’s watching WWE anyway, might as well let them in on the action!

Why We Love It:

  • Innovative toys designed in-house
  • 2 full-size bags of all-natural treats
  • Limited-edition partnership, which means you’ll be the only pro-wrestlers on the block

BUY HERE, $43 at BARK Shop

16. Dogs, By Award-Winning Photographer Tim Flach

A photographic study of the dog psyche, and the power of their bond with humans. In other words, a lot of really extraordinary dog photos.

Why We Love It:

  • Contains pages of pups, from shelter residents to show dogs
  • Hardcover edition
  • 216 pages of pure joy

BUY HERE, $45.06 on Amazon

17. Polaroid OneStep+

Travel back in time with a camera that allows him to take pictures of his dog that look just like the pictures of him as a kid.

Why We Love It:

  • Instantly prints photos
  • Connects wirelessly to Polaroid Originals App, which offers a host of creative tools
  • Long-lasting rechargeable battery

BUY HERE, $139.99 from Polaroid

18. Dog-Opoly Board Game

Nothing brings a family closer together than screaming about how they’re being financially ruined by a greedy banker. The anger may be abated with this version, however, as it would be hard to yell at a banker with those cute big brown eyes.

Why We Love It:

  • Follows the same structure as classic Monopoly, making it easy for players of all ages
  • Each “dog deed” is filled with fun facts about each breed
  • Made for 2 to 6 players, so the whole family can join in on the fun

BUY HERE, $20.93 on Amazon

19. Hand-Illustrated Dog Playing Cards

Test your dog dad’s poker face with this adorable deck of cards. He may not be able to play with his dog like in that famous painting, but this pack will get him close.

Why We Love It:

  • Hand-illustrated
  • Each card features a different breed
  • Set includes standard 54 card deck

BUY HERE, $8 on Amazon

20. NBA BarkBox and Super Chewer Boxes

Maybe in his youth your dog’s dad could nothing-but-net some three pointers, but now he’s content with screaming at multi-millionaire athletes on the television to not play so horribly. Get his dog in on the action, too!

Why We Love It:

  • Multiple NBA teams to choose from
  • Limited-edition BARK-designed toys and treats
  • Official partnership with the NBA

BUY HERE, $35.99–$58 at BARK Shop

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Written by: Levi Miller

December 21, 2021

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