Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. If you’re stumped on what to get for the dad in your life who loves dogs, we’ve got some pawfect gift ideas.
i Love Dogs Gear
First on our list of what dog dads will love is, naturally, our very own i Love Dogs gear. All of these items are available from our online store.
- Get your dad ready for summer with our i Love Dogs cap. The i Love Dogs paw and bone logo is prominently featured on the front of this baseball-style cap. The sturdy bill holds its shape, making it ideal for everything from walking the dog to jogging. ($15)
- Dog dads love nothing more than having a healthy pooch. So keep him happy and his dog healthy with our premium i Love Dogs Multivitamin with Green Tea and Reishi. ($22-$28)
- Our signature purple dog leash is great for trips to the beach or dog park. Best of all, your gift will help homeless dogs because we donate $1 from each purchase to spcaLA. ($3)
- Our i Love Dogs men’s hooded jacket is versatile enough to wear in all kinds of weather. Its removable fleece lining makes it the perfect jacket all year round.($35)
Quirky Gifts for Man and His Best Friend
All dads are a little quirky at heart, especially the ones that love dogs. These items get two paws up!
- The “Bad Dog Tumblers” set captures the follies of training Fido that all dog fathers have experienced. Four pint glasses depict a lovable pooch doing the exact opposite of the commands being barked. ($35)
- At last, a depiction of man’s best friend that not only pays proper tribute both in aesthetics and in substance to how wonderfully complex your dog is, but also respects a human’s need of wanting tasteful and refined home decor. There are more than 100 different “Dog Blueprints” to choose from. ($185)
Every dog dad should have a symbol of their love for man’s best friend at work. These dog business-card holders are a great office accessory. ($36)
Dog fathers with a sense of humor will love FredFlare’s sausage link dog leash. The difference between this and any old boring leash, see, is the eight plastic sausage links that go down the length of it. Is it silly? Yes. Is your dad totally gonna love it? Absolutely. ($20)
Shopping for something a little more tasty? Check out these dog-themed delights:
- Rescue Chocolate is a gourmet chocolate company that donates all of its net profits to animal-rescue organizations across the U.S. Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life,” and Peanut Butter Pit Bill dark chocolate bars filled with peanut butter are the perfect way to show your dad that you care. ($5 each bar)
- The Carivintas Winery features a new pup every month on its wine bottle labels. Members of its Dog Lovers Wine Club receive the personal experience of learning about the different dogs that they are supporting. You can even choose which nonprofit you would like your purchase to benefit. Any of their wines are a must for the vino-loving dog dad in your life! ($25-$35)
A Gift From the Heart
Plenty of doggie daddies would appreciate a gift that comes from the heart – a donation to a pet organization that can really use the help.
- World Vets is a non-profit, non-government organization (NGO) that provides care to animals around the globe. The organization recently deployed its volunteers to Japan to help animals affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Help World Vets help these pets. The organization needs money for antibiotics, wound-care supplies, surgery packs and many more items. To help them save an animal’s life, make a donation on World Vets’ website – no donation amount is too small.
- Anyone who has ever been to a shelter knows how tough it is to see all those sad, furry faces shivering in a cell. Sarah and Tracy Grooters have started a campaign called “Have a heart, Donate a bed,” where they are collecting donations to provide beds for the South Los Angeles Animal Care Center. A donation of $52 buys a bed for a shelter dog. To help make a pooch more comfortable while he waits for his forever home, visit the Donate a Bed website.
- PetMask.com is collecting donations to purchase special pet rescue and resuscitation oxygen masks that help save the lives of dogs. Its creator, Monica Plumb, was only 10 years old when she was inspired two years ago by a news story of a dog that survived a fire thanks to a specially designed oxygen mask. She then began fundraising so that five local fire trucks could carry them. After reaching her initial goal, she created her website to raise more funds to buy more masks. To donate or for more information, visit PetMask.com.