International Dog Day: Find the Perfect Gift for Your Canine Companion

Our furry friends are faithful companions to pet parents, and there is a global day dedicated to them on August 26th, just as there is one for cats on August 8th.

International Dog Day is a celebration of our canine companions, who have been considered man’s best friend for thousands of years. They provide positive physical and psychological benefits for many of us. What better time than this to give a gift to our four-legged friends, who greet us with wagging tails every day of the year?

Every day spent with our furry friends is a celebration, as they greet us with wagging tails and shower us with cuddles, putting us in a good mood. It’s important to celebrate their significance every day of the year, and especially on their special day.

On International Dog Day, some great gifts to give our four-legged friends include toys, travel accessories, and leashes to make their daily walks more enjoyable. Let’s repay their love and loyalty by making this day extra special for them.

Dog toys

No matter if your furry friend is a playful puppy or a lively adult dog, they will be thrilled to receive a toy. To keep your furry friend’s body and mind exercised, you can give them an interactive game with hiding places for their kibble. 

Travel accessories

Every occasion is a good opportunity for traveling, even if it’s just for a weekend. That’s why it’s useful to have dog travel accessories with you, such as the silicone collapsible bowl, which is perfect for feeding your furry friend when you’re away from home. 

The best gift you can give your furry friend is spending as much time as possible with them. A compact and stylish bag designed for carrying small dogs, equipped with sturdy and adjustable handles, you can take your furry friend with you wherever you go and create unforgettable memories together.


If it’s time to replace your old dog leash and buy a new one, consider a retractable lead for your furry friend. Available in a cord or tape version, it’s designed for your dog’s safety and provides practical and comfortable walks.

A pillow pet

For true dog lovers, a playful pet-shaped pillow is the perfect gift. All you need to do is send in a high-resolution photo, choose a size (10, 16, or 24 inches), and review the digital mock-up. In about a week, the pet lover in your life will receive a photo-realistic pillow in the shape of their beloved furry friend. While the pillow’s polyester velvet isn’t as cuddly as actual dog fur, it’s still a great substitute. However, beware that these pillows are so realistic-looking that they can be mistaken for the real thing!

Silent squeakers

A squeaky toy can provide endless entertainment for a playful pup, but it can also be a source of annoyance for nearby humans. When chewed, the squeaker produces a low-key whooshing sound, like air being pushed around.

Hear Doggy toys come in three levels of chew-hardiness: plush, flat, and one with “chew-guard” technology. While any plush toy can be destroyed by dogs who have an internal search-and-destroy mission, our testers found this toy to be relatively tough and especially worthwhile for the sound of silence it provides

Boo Boo Binky

If your furry friend loves to carry, cuddle, and snuggle with their toys like they’re dear friends, then the Boo Boo Binky is a great option. Made of triple-twisted cotton rope, it’s perfect for games of toss-and-tug, while the thick merino wool body resists tears and is easy to clean. The Boo Boo Binky also makes a great gift for a furry friend or owner who prefers more aesthetically pleasing toy options.

A bed for burrowing

If your furry friend loves to burrow and snuggle up in cozy spots, the FurHaven Snuggery bed is a perfect choice. Lined with insulating sherpa fleece, this bed features a flexible hood that can stand up to create a cave or collapse down into a blanket to envelop your furry friend. It comes in different colors and sizes to suit your pup’s preferences.

Tasty enrichment

For times when you want your furry friend to relax and focus on something nourishing, a lick mat covered in tasty treats is a great solution. These thick rubber placemats have novelty-shaped cutouts, such as little ducks or dog bones, which pet owners can smear with peanut butter, yogurt, fruit puree, or whatever their pup desires. Dogs will enjoy licking every nook and cranny clean, providing them with a fun and engaging activity.

Bathtime distraction

Bathing dogs can be a challenging task, involving whining, yelping, and a few escape attempts – and that’s just the owner. The Aquapaw Slow Treater Silicone Lick Mat is a great solution for making bath time easier for both dogs and their human companions. This mat suction to the wall and has grooves that can be filled with peanut butter, low-fat cream cheese, or another high-value snack.

Designed to slow down a dog’s eating pace, the Aquapaw Slow Treater provides a welcome distraction during bath time, giving groomers more time to do a thorough washing. This is a win-win for everyone involved.

Better than chasing the real thing

The Hide-A-Squirrel is a fun and interactive toy that provides several stuffed toys in one. This toy features three small, squeaky squirrels that are placed inside a tree trunk, and dogs have to work on getting them out of their holes.

Designed to be a boredom-busting and mentally stimulating activity, the Hide-A-Squirrel prompts pups to ponder how to get those critters out of their hiding place. It’s also great for families with multiple dogs, as pups can work together to nab the squirrels and then chew on their own.

Dog clothes

Have you ever wanted to create a unique and highly personalized outfit for your furry friend? Choose your own interesting dog days themed images and have them printed on your pup’s clothing. And for an even more special touch, why not get a matching t-shirt for yourself with the same image?

With this fun and creative way of dressing up your furry friend, you’ll be sure to have a special bond with your pup. Don’t hesitate to visit our store for more inspiration and to see how we can help you create a one-of-a-kind outfit for your furry friend.

On International Dog Day, show your furry friend how much joy they bring to your life every day by giving them a special present.

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