Father’s Day gifts: they’re tough, right? If the dad in question also happens to be a dog dad, however, you’re in luck. From cool advances in dog tech, to awesome dog sitting or dog walking, to dog-themed accessories and art, there’s a lot you can buy for a dog lover. We’ve rounded up just a few of our favorites!
1. Dog Photobook
Whether you pilfer pics from Facebook or Twitter, or find some old print photos in a box and scan them, a photobook is a sweet way to capture a lifetime of canine adventures. Try printing it yourself with Apple or MyPublisher, or ordering it through services like Shutterfly, Snapfish, or chains like Costco and Walgreens.
2. The Dog Dad T-Shirt
I mean, it’s a t-shirt—but a dog dad’s t-shirt! $11.55
3. All dads love metal, right?
If your dad loves D.A.D. or is just a casual fan of melodic heavy metal from Scandinavia, send him a copy of this album. The cover alone is worth the $6.75
4. Playful Cufflinks
Dog cufflinks come in all sorts of styles, from subtle to bold and breed-specific choices—not to mention a fair range of prices. Get these for $24.99.
5. The Chuckit: a Fetch Classic
Back to basics: the classic Chuckit ball launcher makes it easy to play fetch. It comes in a crazy number of sizes, styles, and colors. Do they already have a Chuckit launcher? Get them a whistler ball 2-pack. Launcher: $7.00 Whistler 2-Pack: $5.69
Dognition is the cool, research-based dog intelligence test you can do it at home. Trust us: dog lovers go crazy for this. At only $19 for an assessment, too, it’s definitely affordable.
7. Get Mugged
How many fathers carry around their “World’s Favorite Dad” or “Best Dad Ever” coffee mugs? Yep. We thought so. Why not shout out your Dad’s favorite dog breed with a fun and artistic mug? $19.95
8. Petcube: the Dog “Nanny Cam”
You can’t always take your dog to work, but you can watch your dog during the day—and even talk to them—with this nifty device. It allows dogs to hear your friendly voice, and just in case they’re chewing on your shoes, you can throw in a stern “leave it.” Laser pointer toy functionality too.
9. Get Out Of Town! No, Really
Get dad a vacation–and his dog one, too. It’s easy to find a loving pet sitter to take personalized care of his pooch while he’s away.