When we moved into our first house we could wait no more… once we had a yard we couldn’t wait to fill it with floppy ears, barking and muddy feet 😉. Our first dog will forever hold my heart – a 6-week-old beagle puppy! He was our baby before we had babies so he was very spoiled.
What we discovered is that puppies need a lot of stuff! Some necessary, and some just for fun. We received some very nice gifts from friends for our new “baby” and here are some favorites from then and more recent up & coming favorites.
Toy dogs are the most popular in our area right now and we cannot believe how many products have been developed just for them! Chihuahuas, Teacup Yorkies and Miniature Dachshund are some of the cutest toy dog breeds around and because they are tiny they have special needs. The phrase “toy” refers to a very small dog, often weighing less than 15 pounds – read more about some of the most popular toy breeds here.
If you know of someone who is getting one of these pups here is a list of the most popular gift ideas to help them welcome their new family member.
Posh Pet Carrier Bags
Little dogs often go everywhere with their owners – what a better way to make that easy than with a comfortable Pet Carrier Bag! So there are tons of options when shopping for a pet carrier bag, some favorites include this YUDODO Pet Dog Sling Carrier. A sling bag reminds me very much of the popular sling baby carriers that many moms and dads use today. It is a very comfortable option for both owner and pet and can be worn a lot longer than some other purse-like options. You would be able to carrier your dog (or cat for that matter) for hours – at home or if you take your pet somewhere outside your house. The YUDODO Pet Dog Sling Carrier is also available in plain gray color or in pink or blue varieties which is fun!
The Sling Carrier is soft and comfortable but might not be bougie enough for some. There are so many options for little dog carriers it’s hard to choose. If you want something a little more designer this PetsHome Dog Carrier is a very stylish one so your dog can be the talk of the town! It definitely has more of a Legally Blonde vibe! It is made of premium PU leather with gold accent hardware, durable and fashionable. Waterproof material inside keeps your bag dry and easy to clean.
Playing Dress Up
Who doesn’t love to dress up the little dogs right? They look just so stinkin’ cute no one can stop looking. And with so many options and different occasions to dress up for little dogs need a complete wardrobe! And little dogs are known to really be the boss so here’s an adorable Boss Babe Dog and Cat Dress to fit those big little personalities that is sure to get heads turning.
Personalized Puppy Blankets
How cute would it be to give a fluffy Personalized dog blanket for the new fur baby with the name embroidered on it! There are a lot of options for personalized dog blankets but here is one from One Posh Pup is absolutely adorable! I can only imagine a little Chihuahua puppy snuggling in this – or even a golden retriever carrying it around as his binkie. I would pair this blanket in a basket with some puppy treats, a soft matching toy and maybe a chew toy or matching scarf.
Recordable Communication Buttons
Do you wish you could know exactly what your dog wants when they stare at you with those sad eyes? Give them (and you) the tools needed to better communicate with these Hunger For Words Talking Pet Buttons. Yes, it would be great to know if they want to go on a walk but more importantly they can be used for when your dog needs to go outside! This very popular model has been used by a lot of dog owners with a high-rate of puppy smile success! If you can manage to train your dog to use these I can imagine a lot of laughs when visitors come over as well.
More Small Dog Gift Ideas
Not enough products to stir your interest? Here are some more that I’d love to buy or add to a new puppy gift basket the next time friends get a new family member:
- Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Interactive Puzzle Dog Toy – keeps dogs from getting bored and can therefore potentially avoid some destruction in your home.
- Portable Dog Mini Water Bottle – if you take your little buddy on walks or travel with them even in your carrier you need to make sure they have a dish of water available and this is a perfect solution.
- Jespet GooPaws Comfy Dog & Cat Sling – another comfortable and affordable carrier option for our tiny friends.
- Earth Rated Dog Wipes – Little paws and bodies often need to be cleaned, especially when they’re puppies so what’s better than having these plant-based and compostable wipes on hand for just such an occasion.
All little dogs love to get carried around so an investment in a sling or carrying bag would be a great idea. Little dogs look great dressed up so giving a gift of a little dress or quilted coat would make a new toy dog owner smile for sure. The Dog Talk Recordable Buzzers get fantastic reviews and we’re testing them against some of the communication buttons and mats to find the best for our tiny friends and their larger buddie so more to come in the future there. We will never be able to list all of the available gifts for small dog owners but hopefully these get some ideas going!