7 Gift Ideas for the Pet-Loving Dad
Published on May 22, 2013
Thinking about getting Dad another tie for Father's Day? Think again. We've rounded up some great gift ideas that are suited for any dad who loves pets. Whether he's a tech-savvy dog person or a comedic cat lover, we've got the perfect present for a dad who's a true animal fan.
Created in the style of midcentury blueprints, this detailed illustration of your chosen breed is accompanied by design specs and documentation about breed origins and temperament. Each blueprint is given a distressed finish, creating the appearance of an authentic, vintage document. More than 500 dog breeds are currently available, and the artist is hard at work designing more.
Real Men Love Cats T-shirt
You know the slogan is true. The Real Men Love Cats T-shirt is sure to bring a smile to Dad's face. Each design is hand-printed in white ink on a men's American Apparel 100 percent super-soft combed cotton T-shirt. It comes in navy, black, asphalt, olive and crimson, and available sizes are S, M, L, XL and 2XL.
Real Men Love Cats T-shirt, available on Etsy at RCTees for $24.
Daddy Scoops My Poop Dog Tag
Any father who loves his pooch enough to scoop his poop will get a kick out of this funny tag. The message is hand-stamped on a one-inch copper disc with a funny pooper scooper charm attached. The tag hangs on a split ring ready to attach to your pet's collar. Name and phone number can be added to the back of the tag.
Daddy Scoops My Poop Dog Tag, available on Etsy at Hug a Pug Studios for $13.
For the tech-savvy dad who's always trying out the newest gadgets and gizmos, this wireless monitoring camera with two-way audio will give him some peace of mind while he's away from home. The Dropcam has a wide-angle lens that lets him watch all of what the dog is doing — and it zooms, so Dad can see exactly which stuffed toys Spot is cuddling with on the sofa that he's not supposed to be sleeping on.
Fetch Eyewear Sunglasses
Hitting the beach with Dad this summer? These shades not only look cool — they also do a whole lot of good. Fetch Eyewear donates its profits to the Pixie Project, a nonprofit that supports rescues and pet adoption in Portland, Ore. And if you think Dad will want to pick out his own glasses, you can always get him a Fetch gift card.
You're My Dawg, Dog
Delight your bookworm with this charming catalog of dog terms and metaphors, called You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People. Pretty soon, he'll be able to tell everyone at the dinner table where the expressions "dog days" and "hangdog" came from. It's the perfect gift for a guy who loves words almost as much as he loves his dog.
You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People, available on Amazon for $7.62.
Grumpy Cat Mug
A dad with a great sense of humor (after he has had his morning coffee, of course) will appreciate this Grumpy Cat mug from the famous feline's official store. And if the text on the mug doesn't quite do it for you, there's a customizable option where you can add your own message. Really, anything with Tardar Sauce's mug on it is bound to provide a morning grin.
Think your dog or cat deserves a present as well? Check out some of Vetstreet's pet product or gift guide articles.