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Easter is almost here, and while you’re busy putting together treats and hiding eggs for your kiddos around the house, don’t forget that your dog wants in on the festivities, too! One way to make dogs feel extra special is by putting together a DIY dog Easter basket. Trust us, it’s simpler than it sounds.
Below, we recommend some baskets, toys, and treats to create a fun Easter basket experience for your doggo. Get creative by stuffing the basket with some pet-safe grass or rope chews in addition to your goodies! Or try your hand at some canine baking for a homemade addition to your DIY dog Easter basket.
And if your dog needs an Easter outfit, check out our favorites here.
How to Make a Dog Easter Basket
Dog Easter Basket Treats
Fill in your DIY dog Easter basket with some dog-safe treats (remember to keep popular seasonal candy, such as chocolate bunnies—which are toxic to dogs—out of reach of your pet).
Let your dog know that Easter celebrations are a time to “bee happy” with these handmade and decorated dog cookies in bright, Easter hues and spring shapes.
Made in North America from locally sourced ingredients, each cookie comes individually wrapped for freshness.Shop on Amazon
Yum! What dog doesn’t love ice cream? Surprise your dog with this cute mix in their Easter basket, then simply mix the powder with water and freeze for eight hours for a tasty treat.
This doggy ice cream is made without lactose, grains, gluten, corn, wheat or soy.Shop on Chewy
Sojos’ Good Dog treats come in the prettiest pastel boxes, perfect for adding to your dog’s Easter basket.
Corn and wheat-free, these oven-baked snacks are meant for adult dogs and are made with human-grade natural ingredients.Shop on Chewy
Made without artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives in the USA, these vanilla sandwich cookies make for yummy reward treats—and fill out a doggy Easter basket nicely.
Take note, these dog cookies are made with whole wheat, so steer clear if your pup has allergies.Shop on Amazon
Since your dog can’t eat Peeps, this is the next best thing. These chewy, soft treats are a drool-worthy addition to your doggo’s Easter basket and come in different flavors, including roasted vanilla.
Made in mind for pups with sensitivities.Shop on Chewy
Dog Easter Basket Toys
Now that you have your treats picked out, let’s choose some toys to stuff in your DIY dog Easter basket.
Just the thing for a puppy’s first Easter, this set of three 100% cotton rope toys in a fun carrot shape will provide hours of chew time with its tight knots and weaving.Shop on Amazon
Combine your dog’s egg hunt and Easter basket toy all-in-one go with this puzzle toy from ZippyPaws. Hide the squeaker chick, lamb, and bunny in the plush egg and watch as your pup burrows away.
Note: this toy is meant for small and medium dogs, and not aggressive chewers.Shop on Amazon
Ethical Pet’s fleece rabbit is a perfect Easter basket item and works as a great chew toy for doggies—and it also makes for a sweet snuggly buddy for your pup to cuddle with between play sessions.Shop on Amazon
A quintessential Easter treat for us dog moms and dads, give your pup a Peep of their own with this combo Easter chick squeaker and rope toy.
Note: this toy is not recommended for rough chewers.Shop on Amazon
This cute plush rabbit dog toy is sure to be a hit with your play-happy pup; a hidden squeaker and life-like design increases the fun (Note: heavy chewers will easily destroy this toy.)Shop on Chewy
Dog Easter Baskets
And now, some options for the foundation of your dog Easter basket: the basket!
This adorable plush Easter basket is perfect for holding all your dog’s treats and goodies, and will look great in Easter pictures, too.Shop on Amazon
Whether you have more than one dog, are looking to get your kids and pup matching baskets, or just really want to spoil your doggy this Easter, this set of 3 BPA-free colorful, plastic baskets with Easter-themed trim are a great deal.Shop on Amazon
Make the basket part of their Easter gift! Surprise your pup by filling this adorable micro-plush and foam bed with treats and toys. Made for dogs up to 15 lbs. this bed comes with a removable cushion and can go in both the washer and dryer for easy cleaning.Shop on Chewy
Here’s a great option for presenting your dog with Easter treats that doubles as a handy dog toy holder or gear organizer after Easter fun is over.Shop on Amazon
Read up on more ways to celebrate Easter with your dog in the articles below.
- Can Dogs Hunt for Easter Eggs?
- Are Easter Lilies Poisonous to Dogs?
- Treat Your Dog to the Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cookies
- 10 Dog Easter Outfits Your Dog Definitely Wants to Wear