Know someone who loves their pets to bits and pieces? Nothing would make them happier than a gift for their furry little best friends. Of course, every pet owner has unique tastes and preferences, meaning not all gifts would be appreciated equally.
To help you find the perfect gift for your pet-obsessed friend, acquaintance, or family member, Good Old Doggie offers this handy gifting guide for 5 kinds of gift ideas for 5 kinds of pet owners.
Quick gifting tips
- Make it meaningful: For the best effect, make sure the gift has emotional value. It doesn’t need to be expensive, just appeals to the pet owner’s sensibilities.
- Make sure it doesn’t break easily: Fragile gifts are a strict no-no. Their pet may play with it roughly, knock it over, or gnaw on it.
- Don’t forget to consider the pet: Last, but not least, consider the pet’s needs and shop accordingly. Dogs and cats have different ones than fish or lizards.
Does the pet owner own a young puppy or senior dog? They may appreciate a waterproof dog bed. These beds are super-comfortable, odor resistant, hygienic, and most importantly, “accident-proof” (for puppies or senior dogs that can’t control their bladders). Just ensure it can be machine-washed before you buy. the pet owner own a young puppy or senior dog? They may appreciate a waterproof dog bed. These beds are super-comfortable, odor resistant, hygienic, and most importantly, “accident-proof” (for puppies or senior dogs that can’t control their bladders). Just ensure it can be machine-washed before you buy.
Something for safety
Is the pet owner someone who travels all the time with their pets or has a cat that’s often away from home? They would love a way to locate their pets in case they get lost. Consider gifting them a tracking device with GPS that they could attach to their pet’s collar. It would give them much peace of mind. PC Mag compares options.
Do you constantly hear the pet owner gushing about how adorable their pet is? You could gift them a cute portrait of their pet, something custom or generic. They could hang the portrait in their living room, bedroom, or elsewhere. It would add to the décor, not to mention put a smile on their face every time.
Something fun and entertaining
Is the pet owner the fun-loving type, always active and playing with their pets? They would be sure to love an interactive game-type gift they could enjoy with their pet – such as a ball launcher (for dogs). Ball launchers launch projectiles out for dogs to fetch at high speeds, perfect for long afternoons at the park. They’re also perfectly safe, assures Ruffle Snuffle, providing suggested products priced in Euro. For prices in USD, visit Ruffle Snuffle here, for toys, puzzles, mats, and more.
For many people, their pets are like their children. They’ll be sure to deeply appreciate any gift you give their pets, not to mention see you in a more positive light afterward. Any time you spend picking a gift will be well worth it.
Author Luke Murray created Council of Neighbors after an attempted burglary in his neighborhood put the spotlight on his community’s neighborhood watch system. The site aims to provide resources to help people keep their communities, families, and homes safe. Luke is a prolific writer and a champion for humanitarian causes as well as animal welfare.