Dog Gift Guide: 31 Gifts Perfect For Small Dogs

At BARK, we obviously love all dogs: big, small, and everything in between. Size doesn’t matter. For humans who have pup friends on the smaller end of the size scale, however, we totally get there are certain toys, snacks, and accessories that are designed specifically for the little ones for better play and comfort. With research and many conversations with small dog parents, we’ve put together 31 gifts, perfect for small dogs.

1. BarkBox, $24.95/month

Did you know that part of the process for signing up for BarkBox is selecting what size your pup is? Each box is tailored to the size of your pup, their diet, their favorite type of toys, and more. Each Barkbox contains 2 toys, 2 bags of treats, and 1 meaty chew, delivered to you every month. For the little ones, make sure to select the "Small & Puppy" option.

Why We Love it:

  • The perfect way to gift an extra good pup
  • Toys and treats are tailored to your dog's preferences
  • Something to look forward to every month!

2. Hangry Food Mat, $24

“Hangry” is a universal emotion, shared among humans and dogs. This is why we love this food mat, which comes in multiple sizes to suit any pup. For small dogs, go with the rectangle.

Why We Love it:

  • Easy to clean
  • Protects your floors from messy meals
  • The colorful design brightens up the room

3. Pink Colorblock T-shirt, $46

This colorful T-shirt reminds us of summer. Ware of the Dog carries a wide variety of sizes, starting with our smallest friends who are 4 to 7 lbs.

Why We Love it:

  • Soft, cotton material
  • Fun, summer colors
  • Fits even the smallest dogs at 4 pounds

4. DIY Dog Collar Painting Kit with Bracelet, $67.16

diy dog collar kit

This is a gift for both humans and small dogs. Creating a custom collar sounds like a great weekend craft activity to us! There’s also a matching bracelet if you love matching with your pup.

Why We Love it:

  • Matching with your dog is awesome
  • Personalization with the DIY
  • Is a fun, crafty activity

5. Himalayan Dog Chew, $11

himalayan dog chew

Cheese-loving small dogs won’t be able to get enough of these Himalayan Dog Chews. They are made of high-quality cheese sourced from the Himalayas. These treats are baked with lime and salt, which not only makes them hard to resist but also helps to keep your dog’s pearly whites in good shape too.

Why We Love it:

  • Healthy, made with quality ingredients
  • Provides hours of chew time
  • Perfect for cheese-loving pups

6. Peep-n-Squeak Present, $10

present shaped dog toy

A gift that is in the shape of a gift (kind of meta, we know). This plush present with a hidden squeaker inside is approved by over 50 million dogs. We’ve watched many small dogs pull at the ribbons and it’s the cutest thing ever.

Why We Love it:

  • There's no better present than a present itself
  • The square shape is perfect for chewing corners
  • Gift ribbons allow for throwing

7. Pet Teepee, $79.18

pet teepee

Little dogs tend to love dens. This chic, handmade teepee would make a great hiding and resting place for your pup while adding character to your home decor.

Why We Love it:

  • Adds a lot of character and style to your home decor
  • Great for pups who like to den
  • A fun alternative to your average dog bed

8. Little Dog Ramp, $149

pet ramp

Don’t let short legs become a struggle! A pet ramp is perfect for little dogs who are invited to sit on the couch or bed and prevents them from straining their back to get up to higher places.

Why We Love it:

  • Style meets functionality with this diamond pattern design
  • Prevents small pups from back strain and jumping
  • Portable

9. Gilded Gala Bow Tie, $8

dog bow tie

When your dog gets invited to a party or special event, you don’t want him or her to scramble for an outfit last minute. This fancy Gilded Gala Bow Tie is a good staple to have at hand for the social pup who needs to look their best.

Why We Love it:

  • Works for all special occasions: birthdays, doggy daycare parties - you name it
  • Gold is celebratory chic
  • Easy to put on

10. Baby Salsa, $17.95

baby salsa toy

We love West Paw’s options for the little ones. Many of their plush toys come in options of small or large, like the furry Salsa and Baby Salsa toy.

Why We Love it:

  • Salsa is a perfect combination of Sesame Street meets friendly sasquatch
  • Furry plush, great for cuddling
  • The cheerful, yellow color means this toy is also easy to find and retrieve from under the couch

11. OfPuppy Party Hats, $8.99

puppy party hat

Doggie birthdays are a big deal. OfPuppy makes great birthday party hats that fit the little dogs at the party. The package also comes with numbers 0 - 9 to customize the birthday dog’s hat.

Why We Love it:

  • Adjustable, to make comfortable for any sized pup
  • Comes in a pack of 2
  • Includes 0-9 number accessories to mark every milestone birthday

12. Penny the Pineapple, $10

penny pineapple dog toy

Penny is a very cute pineapple whose leaves are perfect for grabbing and shaking around. Super chewers who can get past Penny’s exterior will be surprised to see another side of her! No spoilers.

Why We Love it:

  • Great for fetching and throwing
  • Crinkle leaves
  • Surprise inside for super chewers

13. Wild Card Buckle Collar, $37

wild card dog collar

Small dogs pack a lot of spunk. Let your little pup live out its firecracker spirit with this beautiful Wild Card Collar from Beast and Babe. They carry teacup size-friendly collars and leashes.

Why We Love it:

  • Modern design
  • Gold hardware
  • Sizes available for teacup pups

14. Carpenter Bag Carrier, $160

carpenter bag dog carrier

As dog parents, we totally understand the joy of finding stylish dog accessories, which is why we love Wagwear’s carriers. They are beautiful pieces that look like modern tote bags but are designed to carry your little best friend.

Why We Love it:

  • Beautiful canvas bag with leather straps
  • Interior leash strap secures your pup inside
  • The 3 sizes available carry dogs from 10 - 25 pounds.

15. Free Hugs Collar Tag, $17

For The Furry has some of the sassiest little collar charms we’ve come across. Their charms are typically 30 to 23 mm wide so they won’t be too heavy for small dogs. They also have charms for cats as well, which can totally be swapped for little canines.

Why We Love it:

  • Who doesn't love free hugs?
  • Lightweight
  • A fun collar addition

16. Terry Cloth Bathrobe, $48

terry cloth dog bathrobe

Spa days for pups are the ultimate treat. Give your small pup the ultimate pampering by wrapping him or her in this luxurious bathrobe.

Why We Love it:

  • XS size available
  • Ability to monogram for extra personalization
  • An easy solution for wrapping up a wet pup after a bath

17. Rocco & Roxie Jerky Sticks, $19.96

jerky sticks

These tender jerky sticks are a pup favorite. At 6 inches long, they’re great for dogs of all sizes and are soft enough to be broken in half for smaller mouths.

Why We Love it:

  • Made with all-natural ingredients
  • Perfect length for small dogs
  • Great for training

18. Bouncin’ Benedrool, $10

benedrool dog toy

There’s no prescription needed to get access to this pill tablet-inspired toy. This plush Benedrool is filled with not only a squeaker but rattles as well. Gift one and see how you feel tomorrow morning!

Why We Love it:

  • The small size makes it easy for small dogs to play with
  • Has a surprise inside
  • Perfect for teething puppies

19. Foldable Dog Swimming Pool, $49.95

dog swimming pool

This foldable, portable swimming pool is perfect as an outdoor bathtub or puppy pool for hot summer days. Just unfold, fill it up, and let the splashing and playing begin!

Why We Love it:

  • Portable
  • Easy-to-assemble
  • Ideal for summertime fun

20. Best Balls Ever, $10

yorkie playing with tennis ball

Balls are some of the best toys ever for a lot of pups. Bark’s balls are blue, fuzzy, and the best part? They also come with squeakers. They are sized at less than 2 inches - comfortable for our small dog friends.

Why We Love it:

  • Blue tennis balls are a refreshing update to the classic green
  • The squeakers are a definite bonus
  • Small enough for little mouths

21. Messenger Pouch Carrier, $96

messenger pouch carrier for dogs

The advantage of smaller pups is that they’re portable. This stylish messenger pouch carrier is the perfect city commuter for transporting your small dog around town. It comes in black or orange.

Why We Love it:

  • The messenger bag style allows for easier carrying
  • Made with sturdy nylon that can handle wiggling and doggy nails
  • The adjustable, padded shoulder strap ensures comfort

22. Dalmatian Ball Pouch, $10

dog with ball pouch

The Best Balls Ever also need the best Ball Pouch. After a lot of love and play, balls can get pretty drooly. This ball pouch handles the mess so that you can still bring your small pup’s favorite toy to the park.

Why We Love it:

  • A great solution for slobbery balls after playtime
  • Fits 3 balls
  • Comes with a handy clip to attach to your tote or larger bag

23. On Vacay Canine Treats, $19.50

Fetching Fields makes some of our favorite healthy bar snacks for dogs. The On Vacay pack comes with 10 individually wrapped bars that are perfect for bringing to the beach or park. They are soft enough to break into small pieces when your small dog needs a snack from all the playtime.

Why We Love it:

  • Individually wrapped for easy grab-and-go
  • Packed with healthy ingredients including, chia seeds, oats, and bananas
  • Beautiful packaging

24. Lotsa Licks Froyo, $8

Pomeranian with froyo toy

We’re sure your dog would love an actual froyo, but this toy froyo is just as fun and photogenic as a real cup of the much-loved summer treat. Our froyo is made with a medley of plush and a ballistic nylon spoon for chewing.

Why We Love it:

  • Provides solid Instagram photo opportunities
  • Fun summer themed toy
  • 3 different textures allow for chewing, squeaking, shredding

25. Walk Kit, $105

dog walking kit

If you’re shopping for someone who just got themselves a small dog, Wild One’s Walk Kit is a great starter pack with all the essentials: a collar or harness, leash, and poop bag that comes in 6 painfully chic colors. Their sizing includes XS and S to cover the little ones.

Why We Love it:

  • Love the modern color options
  • Great starter kit for new pup parents
  • The nylon coating makes for very easy cleaning

26. Picnic Perfect Watermelon Toy, $7.99

watermelon toy

Small dogs will lose their rind over these crinkly, plush watermelon slices! These fruits are picture-perfect for any outdoor picnic.

Why We Love it:

  • Another Instagram-perfect toy
  • Comes with 3 slices for triple the fun
  • Sized for small mouths

27. Pet Life Dog Harness Backpack, $29

dog wearing harness backpack

Small dogs can pull their weight too. This hardness backpack lets your little pup carry his or her own belongings.

Why We Love it:

  • Doubles up as a harness
  • Cute animal designs
  • Let's your little one carry his or her own share of supplies

28. Small National Park Dog Bed, $99

Pendleton dog bed

If you’re a fan of the classic Pendleton design, they have a dog bed made just for small dogs. It only comes in one size and is perfect for pups about 30 pounds and under.

Why We Love it:

  • Made with quality fleece and filling
  • The outer lining is removable for machine washing
  • Beautiful design

29. Summit Trex, $49.95

summit trex dog shoes

For dogs who spend most of their time outdoors, we like Ruffwear’s sturdy products. Protect your pup’s paws in hot weather or on rough terrain with their Summit Trex paw protectors. Make sure you measure your dog’s paws accurately, their smallest size starts at 1.5 inches.

Why We Love it:

  • Provides key paw protection
  • A must-have for the adventurous canine
  • We love the pop of the meadow green pair

30. Dog Goggles, $10.39

dog wearing dog goggles

Whether you take your pup bike riding or need to protect their eyes from the sun, Enjoying’s UV protection goggles are made for the pint-sized pups.

Why We Love it:

  • Provides great protection especially for dogs who frequently take bike rides with their parents
  • Adjustable for a comfortable fit
  • Also fits cats, which means all toy-sized dogs are covered as well

31. Bone Appetit Dog Treat Cannister, $7.49

dog treat cannister

Store your small dog’s little treats in this lovely ceramic cannister. At 8 inches tall, it’s the perfect size for small munchies.

Why We Love it:

  • Clean, simple design
  • The distinct bone lid ensures you won't mistake this jar for human cookies
  • Won't take up too much space on the kitchen counter

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