75% of female dog owners consider themselves a "dog mom," according to a Mother's Day survey by Rover.com from a few years ago. In other words, they think of themselves as a parent to their pup rather than just an owner. Those surveyed were quite dedicated to their dogs. 36% of respondents reported that they see their dog as their child and 42% said their dog is part of the family. Nearly 50% said they celebrate their dog's birthday or milestones, bring their dog with them on errands and shared on social media when they got their dog. In addition, 40% have stayed up all night to comfort a crying pup and 24% have missed work for a sick dog. So for those who consider themselves a dog mom, why not celebrate all your hard work and dedication? Here are 16 different types of gifts for dog moms!
Furbo Dog Camera
For the dog moms who aren't able to be with their dogs as much as they'd like to or worry about their dogs when they leave the house or apartment, the Furbo Dog Camera is ideal. It has an HD camera with a 160-degree wide-angle view and night vision. Plus two-way audio, a sensor that detects if your dog is barking and treat tossing capabilities. It's easy to set up and connects to an app on your phone, so you'll always be able to access it.
If the Furbo is a little too expensive for what you're looking to spend, you can opt for some of these less expensive options.
Paw Print Kits
For dog moms who like hands-on projects or a little DIY and want a keepsake, there are paw print kits. You can choose between clay or ink, both of which are mess free. The kits come with everything you'll need. The Pearhead Paw Print Pet Keepsake Kit comes with a solid wood shadowbox picture frame, while the Ultimate Pawprint Keepsake Kit comes with display stands for a more ornament style final product. If you want the look of ink, Pearhead also has their Pet Paw Print Clean-Touch Ink Pad and Imprint Cards.
Dog DNA Test
For the mutt dog moms, a DNA test kit is a great gift - as long as the dog mom wants to find out what breeds make up her pup and you're willing to spend a little more. We did DNA tests on our two dogs and it was so fun (and informative) finding out what breeds they are. We used Wisdom Panel, but there are plenty of other Dog DNA kits to choose from!
Travel Mugs & Tumblers
For dog moms who love their drinks (be it coffee, wine or water) and are often on-the-go or out and about, these may be perfect. There are your more simple mugs, like the SassyCups "Fur Mama" 22 Ounce Travel Mug in mint, the Sips & Gifts "Dog Mom" 20 oz Travel Mug in mint, Paris Products Co. Love With Paw Print 20 Oz Travel Mug in rose gold, the Tumbly "Dog Mom" 12 Ounce Tumbler in mint or mauve and the Fancyfams "Dog Mom" 12 oz Tumbler in five colors.
For some more playful options, there's this SassyCups 20 oz Dog Tumbler with colorful paws all over or their "I Prefer Dogs Over People" 22 Ounce Travel Mug, as well as the Coolife "I Just Want To Drink Wine & Pet My Dog" 12 Ounce Tumbler in rose gold. And if you want a specific breed, you can choose from dozens with the SERENGETI 16 Ounce Travel Mug or the PetBella 16 oz Travel Tumbler.
For dog moms who love candles, the two actually go together better than you might think. You can get something like the One Fur All Pet Odor Eliminator Soy Wax Candle, which comes in 20 scents to help with those dog smells. Or you can get more witty and funny ones like the Wax & Wit "Dogs Are My People" Fresh Grass, Leather and Musk Scented Candle; the Cedar Crate Market Store "Sorry The Dog Farted" Orange, Mango and Goji Berry Scented Candle and their "Dog Fart Extinguisher" Grapefruit, Rose and Musk Scented Candle.
Dog Shaped Cookies
For dog moms with a sweet tooth, look for some canine themed goodies. For example, there are Walkers Scottie Dog Shaped Shortbread Cookies, which come in a variety of flavors (like classic, chocolate, chocolate chip, mini and more). Or you can go for something that comes in dog packaging, like this Gardiners Of Scotland Dog Tin With Luxury Traditional Scottish Vanilla Fudge.
For dog moms who have a green thumb (or like having houseplants), you can find several cute planters in the shape of dogs. There are these small Ceramic Succulent Pots that come in two sets (Corgi, Chow Chow and Boston Terrier or Bulldog, Husky and Pomeranian). Or this Set of 4 Mini Dog Shape Ceramic Succulent Planters, which come in a Labrador, Boston Terrier, Bulldog and Husky. There's also this Resin Pug Dog Planter, this minimalist ceramic White Dog Succulent Pot and this wood Labrador Dog Succulent Planter.
Dog Treat Maker Or Mold
For the baking dog mom, there are two ways to go: baking for their dogs and baking for themselves. If you want to gift them a way to bake for their dog, there's the Dash Dog Treat Maker (although there's nowhere that says you can't use it to make bone shaped goodies for yourself). It's quick and simple since all you do is preheat, add the batter and cook. Bonus: it includes a recipe guide with easy-to-make dog treats. But you can also add a separate dog treat recipe book!
Another option is the 3D Shar Pei Dog Silicone Mold, which helps you create a dessert just like the one that went viral on social media. It's made from food-grade silicone material and is safe for use in the microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Bonus: you can also use it to create candles, soaps, bath bombs, lotion bars, crayons and more.
For dog moms who love puzzles, there are lots of options. If you want something smaller, try the MasterPieces Dean Russo Dog Is Love 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. For something a little harder, you can go for the Buffalo Games Dog Gone Funny 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle or their Fun at The Amusement Bark 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. And for something even more difficult, there's the Mudpuppy Hot Dogs A-Z Puzzle 1000 Piece Dog Jigsaw Puzzle and the Agirlgle Dog Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces.
Books About Dogs
For dog moms who like reading, there are so many options. You can find informative books like The Forever Dog: A New Science Blueprint for Raising Exceptionally Healthy and Happy Companions; Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know; Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend; and Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones.
For fiction, there's the three book series A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey and A Dog's Promise), Steven N. Lee's As The Stars Fall and When The Skies Cry and Barbara Hinske's two book series Guiding Emily and The Unexpected Path. And for non-fiction, there's No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Incredible Story of Courage and Survival in World War II, Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her and No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid.
For dog photography (with or without stories) and coffee table books, there's Dogs by Lewis Blackwell; Resident Dog: Incredible Homes and the Dogs That Live There (Compact and Volume Two); Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel, Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (A photographic tribute to rescue dogs), The Year of the Dogs; Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart: Inspiring Stories of Friendship, Fun, and Faithfulness; and The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons.
For any dog mom, you can usually never go wrong with some dog apparel. And the choices are abundant - from hats to socks and everything in between. Two great hat choices are these Denim Fabric Dog Mom Hats (which come in lots of colors and styles) and the Life is Good Baseball Hat With Dog And "Wag On". There are also tons of sweatshirts out there, such as the Heymiss "Dog Mom" Lightweight Sweatshirt, this "Dog Mama" Sweatshirt in lots of colors, these Dog Mom Sweatshirts in several prints and patterns, these Heart And Paw Print Sweatshirts and this Love With Paw Print Hoodie. Bonus: the Kei Tomlison Unisex Big Pouch Hoodie is also a pet carrier. And want some fun dog socks? Try the K. Bell Dog Socks and the Hot Sox Dog Socks (both of which come in tons of fun options) or these funny 3D Dog Paw Socks.
Stylish Pet Carriers
For dog moms with small dogs, especially those who like to travel, a stylish pet carrier can be a great gift. If you want a classic black option that looks like a purse, there's the WOPET Faux Leather Fashion Pet Carrier Tote Bag in Black. The PetsHome Pet Carrier also comes in black faux leather, as well as other solid colors, in addition to a black and brown nylon option. For some stylish patterns, there's the Kenox Fashion Mesh Tote Pet Carrier (featuring a striped exterior, leopard pattern accents and interior, and metallic straps) and the Betop Faux Leather Dog Carrier in brown (which mimics a Louis Vuitton pattern to look like a high end purse).
But if you want something a little more playful, there's the PetAmi Soft-Sided Pet Carrier With Sherpa Bed (which comes in a teal chevron, gray floral, black with white polka dots and striped pattern as well as solid pink, purple, teal and more) and the SUPPETS Breathable Mesh Pet Carrier (which comes in a navy floral, leopard and sloth pattern as well as a few neutral colors).
Dog-Themed Decor And Throw Pillows
For dog moms who love home decor and decorating, there are so many options. From minimal wall art (like this Matani Metal Dog Wall Decor or Motivational Wall Art With Dog And Wolf) to playful ones (like this Dogs Playing Cards by C. M. Coolidge Reproduction and this Stupell Industries Dog Reading The Newspaper On Toilet). There are decorative sculptures, like these Willow Tree's Sculpted Hand-Painted Figurines (which come in a light brown sitting dog, dark brown sitting and white lying down) or the Ardax Gold Ceramic Balloon Dog Figurine. Plus cute decorative signs, like these from Primitives by Kathy. And of course, lots of throw pillows like this White Dog Paw On Black Throw Pillow, this "Sit Stay" Embroidered Decorative Pillow Cover and this "Beware Of Dog Kisses" Throw Pillow.
Want some customized dog decor? Check out our customizable collection of blankets, canvases, clocks and towels!
Tote Bags And Makeup Bags
For any dog mom on the go, there are lots of dog themed bags to choose from. If you're looking for a tote bag, try the Brook & Jess Designs "Dog Mom" Tote Bag, this blue Dog Patterned Canvas Tote Bag or (for Disney movie lovers) this Disney Tote Travel Bag Dogs Print. For smaller bags, Chala has several options with a dog embroidery like their Crossbody, Mini Crossbody and Mid Size Handbag. If you'd prefer your dogs on a lunch bag or cosmetics bag, you're in luck. There's the Fit & Fresh Dog Lunch Bag, the FlowFly Dog Lunch Bag, this flax "Dog Mom" Cosmetics Bag and this blue polyester Dog Patterned Makeup Bag.
Dog Jewelry And Ring Holders
For dog moms who also like jewelry, the possibilities are nearly endless. You can find bracelets, like the Alex And Ani Expandable Bangle With Crystal Paw Print or Expandable Bangle With Paw Print Duo Charm. And necklaces, like the 14k Gold Filled Dog Mom Disc Necklace With Initial And Paw Print, the Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Dog Paw Pendant or their Sterling Silver "Dog Mom" 14k Rose Gold Plated Paw Print Disc Necklace. Or you can get make it personal, by customizing the necklace with a dog name or face with this Custom 925 Sterling Silver Paw Print Charm Dog Bone Necklace and Personalized Dog Necklace With Custom Portrait.
If your ears are pierced, you can opt for cute earrings. There are sterling silver options, like these Paw Print Heart Studs, Black Paw Print Studs and Dog Bone Studs. If you prefer gold or rose gold tones, these Paw Print Stud Earrings could be for you. For more fine jewelry options, there are these Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Dog Studs and these Diamond-Accented Paw Print Earrings in sterling silver.
For ring lovers, there are both rings and ring holders. You can go for something like Sariel's Sterling Silver Adjustable Claw Ring (comes in all silver with a paw and heart, silver heart and black paw, or all silver paw and infinity sign). Or dog shaped ring holders like the Umbra Chrome Dachshund Ring Holder, Creative Co-op White Stoneware Dachshund Ring Holder, PUDDING CABIN Bulldog Ring Holder Dish, Dog In Sunglasses Glazed Ceramic Ring Holder or the Gold Balloon Dog Ring Holder.
The Pawsitive Co. Dog Collars And Leashes
Of course, you can't go wrong with one of our collars or leashes as a gift for any dog mom. We have multiples options, with eight different patterns and five different colors. The patterns come in a soft yet durable fabric to reduce chafing, while the colors come in classic nylon fabric with high density webbing. All of our collars range from extra small to large and come with both a chrome plated D-ring and eco-friendly buckle clasp. And all of our leashes are your standard six foot long ones (read our article about the pros of six-foot leashes, here!). Bonus: every product you buy helps dogs in need! For every dog collar or leash sold, we donate to shelters and rescues.