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When the pitter patter of tiny feet is accompanied by the pitter patter of paws, there are twice the tantrums, twice the messes, and infinity times the ruv. Here are 19 gifts perfectly suited to the dad in your life who considers his dog one of the kids.
1. Bark & Co. Shoodles, $74
These Bark & Co. exclusive Shoodles feature the funny dog illustrations from the amazing Dave Coverly, so your favorite dog dad can look cool and feel comfortable while on walks with his pups and kids.
2. BarkBlend Coffee & Dogs Mug, $28
This is one of those gifts that’s practical and feel-good. Every delicious sip of this organic and 100% Fair Trade blend of Grounds & Hounds coffee supports no-kill organizations, which is a great way to start the day for any dog lover. The Dogs Mug from Fishs Eddy features illustrations of pups of different breeds performing commands.
3. Matching hoodies for dog and dad, $28 for dog, 48 for dad
4. Mad Dog Flask Set, $36
Your hardworking dog dad deserves a bit of Don Draper in his life, and this Mad Dog flask set is classy, useful, and a great conversation starter. The stainless steel flask is decorated with a vintage illustration of an English Bulldog and come complete with a shot glass and pouring thimble.
Pop Your Pup!™ is a place where you can turn your dog dad’s favorite dog picture into a seriously pawesome graphic tee that perfectly captures their unconditional love. The folks at Pop Your Pup!™ will work with you to help create a unique, special display of the heart-melting bond between a dad and his dog.
Pawfect for family portraits or formal events, this set is guaranteed make everyone say “awwwwww.” I’m particularly into the navy blue polka dot set.
7. Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories, $22
Liz Stavrinides recounts stories of dogs rescued around the country as told by the humans who love them, capturing beautiful photos of them in their furever homes.
8. iPad Air 2, $399+
Give your dog dad an easy way to browse his favorite sites on the go. The iPad Air 2 is light and still sturdy enough to withstand tiny fingerprints and rambunctious pups.
9. Brownie The Happy Poo Dog Toy, $13
Okay, so this one’s for the pup, but how funny would it be to see this toy lying around the house? The human kids have their own collection of fun toys, so why not the furry kid? The cellophane crinkles will thrill dad’s good boy while making the whole family laugh.
10. The Dogist Book, $25
The famous photo series dedicated to celebrating the beauty found in all dogs is finally in book form. It would make a welcome addition to any dog lover’s book collection, and you might even be tempted to get a copy for yourself.
11. BarkBox gift subscription, $35+
A happy pup is a happy dog dad, so a BarkBox gift subscription is the foolproof way to make sure both are happy every month. You can gift 1, 3, and 6 month subscriptions, which include free shipping. Every month’s box features treats and toys based on a different theme, and includes some exclusive toys designed by the humans at Bark & Co.
12. Pug Life Dog Socks, $20
This comfy sock set isn’t your typical combo. It includes four pairs, two of which come in Pug Life (pictured) and Parade of Pooches styles. The plus side? They’re designed to wick sweat away from dad’s paws, so he can go on long walks comfortably.
13. Xenotees Dog Ear Pillow Case, $32
The best part of waking up is being greeted by puppy kisses and kid snuggles. These dog ear pillowcases are made in the good ol’ USA and are 100% soft cotton.
14. World’s Best Pooper Scooper Card, $3.50
Parenthood is an often thankless and dirty job, but for a few bucks you can download this hilarious (and truthful) graphic, print it out onto some fancy cardstock, and gift it to the family’s pawfficial pooper scooper to show your gratitude.
15. Love Thy Beast Canvas Pet Tote, $160-180
This sturdy canvas tote is built to withstand long commutes with pupper in tow. Whether you’ve got a tiny Chihuahua or a hefty Hound, this stylish bag comes in different colors and sizes to suit almost any pup parent.
16. Dog Walker Mug, $16
This dishwasher-safe coffee mug will be your dog dad’s favorite part of every day. With a furry medley of puppers on leashes pictured on it, this microwave-safe Fishs Eddy mug is a pleaser.
17. Baggu 3D Zip Travel Case, $10
This nylon zip case is a great carryall for dad’s bits and bobs. Machine-washable and made of sturdy fabric, this dog print expandable case is perfect for use as a gym bag.
18. Bark Dictionary T-Shirt, $20
This Bark & Co. original tee is a true conversation starter, emblazoned with a dogified dictionary entry that’ll make every pup parent chuckle.
19. BarkShop gift card, $25-50
Don’t know what to get the dog dad who has everything? A BarkShop gift card will give him the freedom to choose from a variety of rufftastic accessories for humans and dogs, as well as the yummiest treats in town.