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Mother's Day Gift Guide for Dog Moms (#7 Will Make You Laugh)



Did you know dog moms get their very own holiday on National Dog Mom Day, celebrated the second Saturday in May each year? Sure, Dog Mom Day might seem like a silly, made-up holiday. But why not celebrate the love dog mamas share with their fur-babies? After all, pet parents put a lot of effort into planning adoptions, caring for rescues, and generally looking after their four-legged children.

Want to spoil your favorite dog mom this Mother's Day? (Or Dog Mom Day?) "Furget" cliché trinkets like mugs and socks. We've got you covered with 10 unique, quirky gift ideas for dog moms to suit every budget!

Matching collar and bracelet set

Matching dog collar and bracelet sets are a super cute way for dog moms to show off their bond with their fur-baby. They're available in just about every style, color, and material imaginable, which means you're bound to find the perfect matching set for Mama and her mutt.

FriendshipCollar is a "grrreat" place to start your search. Check out FriendshipCollar's website or Instagram to see some seriously cute collar combos!

Dog mom coloring book

If the dog mom in your life would love nothing more than curling up on the couch with her canine and a cute coloring book, this is a "furbulous" Dog Mom Day gift!

You'll find coloring books made specifically for dog moms on Amazon and Etsy. We recommend Oodles Book Collections, a small shop that sells dog mom coloring books as well as notebooks and other cute stationery. Don't forget to throw in a pack of good-quality colored pencils to complete the package!

Gift basket with dog wine

Thanks to dog "wine", your vino-loving amiga will never have to drink alone again! Dog wine is, of course, non-alcoholic. It's available in just about every variety, including champagne, chardonnay, and zinfandel, to name a few. Dog wine is often made from chicken broth and brewed herbs like chamomile and elderflower. Some dog wines are packed with nutrients and even have a calming effect.

The beauty of this gift is it's totally customizable. You can keep things simple with a bottle of human and dog wine. Or, go all out and customize an antipasti basket with Mom's favorite meats, cheeses, and crackers. Add some dog treats and maybe even a new ball for the "ultimutt" pup-friendly picnic!

Jewelry with her dog's birthstone

Keen to splash some cash on the pet mama in your life? A necklace or pair of earrings with her dog's birthstone is a thoughtful keepsake. Not sure when the fur-baby's birthday is? Choose the birthstone for their "gotcha" day instead.

We "pawsitively" love the range of paw print birthstone jewelry at The Animal Rescue Site Store, operated by Greater Good Charities. A portion of the proceeds from each sale go toward helping rescue pets. (Fun fact: Wag! partners with Greater Good Charities to deliver meals to shelter pets in need.)

Dog DNA test kit

If your friend is the proud mom of a mutt, a dog DNA test is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only can these tests reveal the dog's ancestry, but they can also predict behavioral traits and health conditions.

Embark's DNA test kits are some of the most popular. At the time of writing, Embark offers 3 kits:

  • Breed ID Kit: "Pawfect" for moms of mixed breeds, this kit reveals a pup's breed makeup and family tree.
  • Breed + Health Kit: Includes an assessment of potential health risks as well as the dog's lineage.
  • Purebred Kit: Determines a purebred dog's genetic diversity, health risks, and more.

Related: Is It Worth Getting Your Dog DNA Tested?

Pet portrait

Why not support a local artist this Mother's Day and commission a portrait of your friend's dog? Hit up Etsy to find an independent artist, or check out The Renaissance Pet to order a hilarious rendition of Mom's dog as Renaissance royalty.

Pooping dog calendar

Yes, calendars featuring pups pooping are a thing! (Who knew?) Not only is this a "grrreat" gag gift for dog moms with a sense of humor, but it's also a quirky conversation starter that's sure to get guests talking.

If your heart is set on this gift but you're not sure where to start searching, we recommend Pooping Pooches. Operated by Gag Gifts for Good Causes LLC, this gift shop hosts an annual contest to determine which woofers get a spot in the coveted calendar.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to Maui Humane Society. So not only can you and Mom have a good laugh, but you can also feel good knowing that you're helping doggos in need!

Doggy backpack

Is the dog mom in your life an avid outdoor adventurer? Treat her to a dog backpack so she can literally take a load off while hiking and camping with her dog! Dog backpacks are available at many online retailers and big-box pet stores. We recommend Outward Hound, which offers a variety of backpacks for dogs in a range of colors and styles.

Make this gift extra special by filling it with smaller gifts, like a travel-sized first aid kit for dogs and a bag of her dog's favorite treats. If her dog has never worn a backpack before, send her our guide on how to train a dog to carry a backpack!

Custom dog pop figurine

Funko Pop figurines are all the rage, and it didn't take long for talented artists like Karacel to capitalize on the trend and start selling their own creations. To commission a custom figurine, check out Etsy.

Fridge magnet of her doggo

If your friend is the type who has to bring home a fridge magnet from every trip, order a magnet featuring her fur-baby's face. The "pawssibilities" are endless — you can opt for a simple photo magnet or get fancy with a magnetized wood carving of her dog's silhouette.

Show us your Dog Mom Day gifts!

That's a "wrap" on our guide to Mother's Day gift ideas for dog moms. If you gave or received any of these gifts, we'd love to see 'em! Snap some selfies of your new #dogmomgear and share them with us on Insta. Don't forget to tag #wagwalking for a chance to be featured on our feed!

From all of us here at Wag!, happy early Mother's Day to all the moms of two- and four-legged children out there!

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