8 Dog Christmas Stockings (Plus Tips for Stuffing)
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and for pet parents, it becomes even more special when you make your dog part of the festivities. Choosing a dog Christmas stocking and stuffing it with a selection of treats, toys, and goodies creates a new layer of excitement for this joy-filled tradition.
Adding a Christmas stocking for your dog to the mantelpiece or stairs is a great way to involve them in the fun of opening presents. Plus if you choose the right gifts—your dog will have some new toys and treats to keep them occupied for the rest of the day, or a cute new collar to wear as you take a post-holiday-meal walk.
We’ve rounded up our favorite fun and festive pet stockings, as well as some stocking filler ideas to get you started. You’ll also find some tips for stuffing and displaying your dog’s stocking.
Festive Dog Christmas Stockings
Deck the halls with these festive and fun dog Christmas stockings. Here are a few of our favorites.
What could be better than a stocking for your dog? A personalized stocking of course! This classic red paw-shaped stocking offers two different font choices and a very festive look. It can be personalized with your dog’s name along the top cuff.
This minimalist stocking is made from natural burlap shaped into a dog bone design. Featuring a large central bow in a choice of five festive shades, this extra-large stocking has plenty of room for treats although the opening is too small for bigger items. This is the perfect option for natural, understated decor.
This classic white quilted Christmas stocking features an embroidered dog paw design for a unique style. And with 19 embroidery thread colors to choose from, you can match this perfectly to your Christmas décor. If you want it personalized with your dog’s name—that’s possible too.
The traditional style of needlepoint dog Christmas stockings will always suit any festive décor. This beautiful handmade hooked wool design features plenty of intricate details. The large size and wide opening means there’s plenty of room to fill this with a range of treats and toys.
With a cute illustration and an adorable “Happy Pawlidays” message, this stocking sure to turn some heads at your annual Christmas party. You can add your dog’s name to the stocking for the ultimate keepsake. This customizable dog stocking has plenty of space for lots of Christmas treats.
This soft grey fur stocking comes with an eye-catching paw print design and a top cuff in a huge range of 42 different colours. Choose a contrasting color thread for your dog’s name, and you’ll have a beautiful keepsake for years to come.
Featuring a photo of your very own dog, this custom stocking takes personalization to the next level. Your dog’s photo will be printed between their name and a selection of Christmas baubles, for a unique gift you’ll treasure—although your dog will still probably be more interested in what’s inside!
For a stocking with a difference, this plush design can be made to resemble over 20 different breeds. Each stocking is made from you know itsoft faux fur and features a festive ribbon collar complete with a jingle bell. There’s plenty of room for stocking fillers too!
Christmas Dog Stocking Suffers
Most dogs get treats all year round, but Christmas can be a special excuse to spoil them with some extra love! Some great ideas for dog stocking stuffers include long-lasting treats to keep your dog busy, a festive collar and leash, or some puzzle toys to challenge their brains.
The perfect stocking filler for dogs with busy minds, this adorable burrow toy will keep your dog occupied while you open your presents! Stuff the squeaky gingerbread men into the house and watch as your dog pulls them out. For an extra challenge—hide some dog treats inside the house too.
This stunning plaid collar features an eye-catching plaid design with just enough sparkle to make sure your dog stands out. Made in the USA with high-quality materials including brass hardware, this collar will last well beyond the holiday season.
If the force is strong in your dog, then you can’t go wrong with this Star Wars dog toy featuring The Child (aka Baby Yoda) in a Santa costume. Not only is this holiday dog toy absolutely adorable, but it also has a squeaker inside for hours of entertainment and fun on Christmas morning.
Dogs deserve a tasty treat at Christmas, and this long-lasting and ethically sourced chew is packed full of tasty marrow. It’s free from additives and the texture of the keratin horn helps reduce plaque and tartar build-up. As with any treat, it’s best to supervise your dog while they enjoy this.
If you’re looking for a stocking filler to keep you and your dog entertained well into the New Year, this activity book contains plenty of inspiration. From training plans to crafting ideas, this book is packed full of ideas—and includes journaling space for you to record your progress.
If you want your dog to get a taste of the festivities but you know table scraps aren’t the best, then these no-hide dog chews are the perfect alternative. Packed full of tasty turkey, pumpkin, and cranberry flavors, your dog can still feel part of the pack as they enjoy these wholesome and healthy chews.
Tips for Hanging Your Dog Christmas Stocking
Now that you’ve got your dog Christmas stockings sorted, it’s time to think about how to display it with decorating and safety in mind.
Make it part of your regular setup. Include your dog in the family traditions by hanging their stocking wherever you normally put everyone else’s, whether that’s on the mantelpiece, stairs, or laid in front of the fire. You don’t need a special dog Christmas stocking holder either, just use the same as you would for any other stockings. All the stockings we reviewed come with a tag for easy hanging.
Don’t stuff your dog’s stocking too early. When it comes to stuffing your dog’s stocking, don’t be tempted to start too early. Your dog will probably be able to smell any treats, and may not be able to resist the urge to investigate what’s smelling so good! Fill your dog’s stocking at the last minute, and don’t leave them unattended.
Be aware of other pets. While not all dogs will be able to reach a stocking that is hung on a mantle or the stairs, cats are crafty critters. If you have a feline friend in your residence, make sure you hang the stocking in a spot where your cat can’t knock it down.
Have a holiday helper. If you’re going to wrap your dog’s presents, make sure someone is on hand to help them get those goodies opened!