18 Essential Gifts For People Bringing A New Dog Into The Family

Written by: Claire Wolfson

December 24, 2015

Bringing a new dog home is a HUGE occasion! Pawrents-to-be are certain to have butterflies in their bellies, but being prepared helps ease everyone’s nerves. Lend a helping paw to your expecting friend (or treat YOUR new fuzzball!) with these awesome gifts.

1. BarkBox,From $35

For the human who doesn’t know what her pup likes yet, a monthly box of assorted goodies takes away the guesswork. AND you can pick up a favorite item separately at the BarkShop!



2. Hugo’s Hot Cocoa,$14

Just in case he doesn’t already know it, tell your dog à la #1 Dad-mug-style that he’s the best of the best.

hugos hot cocoa


3. No Stink Chevron CollarFrom $24

Waterproof and completely protected against dog-stink! This collar can be used and abused and stand the test of time (and smell).

no stink chevron collar

4. Funston LeashFrom $20

This tough leash is impervious to weather, but it’s still comfy to hold no matter how hard Fido tugs. Plus, all the other humans will be super jealous.

funston leash


5. All Weather JacketFrom $45

No one likes walkies in the rain, but neither of you has to come back soaked! The sidewalk is your RUNWAY.

all weather jacket


6. Park Pouch & Waste Bag Combo, $10

Never be caught without a supply of poop bags! Made from recycled materials, these bags & their holder are practical and environmentally friendly.

cycle dog poop bags


7. Dog Mop$12

Wet dogs happen, so be prepared! This super-absorbent mop/towel is great to have in a pinch—keep one in your car for soggy emergencies!

dog mop


8. Jax & Bones Crate Cover Up Set (Comes with Crate Pad, Bumper, & Cover)From $159

Moving to a new home can require some settling-in for pups. Skip the blanket thrown over a crate and give your best bud a cozy place to decompress.

jax and bones crate cover set


9. Splash Bowl$24

Let your pup eat like she’s in a 5-star restaurant, even on the kitchen floor.

splash bowl


10. Heather Bench Seat Cover$50

Trips to the dog park, vet, or anywhere else might mean dog hair & paw prints if not for this hero—the seat cover!

heather bench seat cover


11. IQ Treat BallFrom $7

Keep busy brains working! Giving a dog of any age a job to do helps relieve restlessness, AND they get yummy treats!

iq treat ball


12. Sniffy Pop! Pupcorn Treat Tin$22

Lamb, bison, & duck treats (perfectly sized for treat toys!) + an adorable reusable treat tin covered in puppy doodles = no brainer!

treat tin


13. Pawz Dog Boots, From $12

Tough rubber keeps your dog’s tootsies protected and dry outside, and your floors dirt-free when you take them off.

pawz dog boots


14. Farm to Table Scraps Bag$16

Find out just what your nut goes nuts for! 5 (or 10) delicious chews come in a cute, reusable bag, all made in the USA.

table scraps bag


15. Personalized Copper Bone Dog Tag$12

Make sure your dog always finds his way back to you—you can even ask the seller to “write” that your dog is microchipped!

dog tag


16. I Want To Pet All The Dogs Tote$22

Stash your poop bags, tennis balls, and dog mop in this bag for a stress-free trip to the park.

dog tote


17. Organic Oscar Oatmeal Shampoo (And Other Scents!), From $11

Important rule for new pup owners: don’t use your own shampoo during baths! The chemicals in our products can cause itchiness and irritation for dogs’ skin—an organic, made-for-dogs shampoo is the way to go. Especially in this cute bottle!

dog shampoo


18. Cotton Canvas Toy Bin (Blue)$34

Organization is key when your home is overflowing with toys! We spoil our pups because they deserve it, and we can store them in style, too.

cotton canvas bin

featured image via @JaxAndBones/Instagram

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Written by: Claire Wolfson

December 24, 2015

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