Ah, football season. It’s the surest sign of fall: those leisurely Sundays spent with friends, family and the kid who works the counter at your local wing stop.
To help you and your pets get into the pigskin spirit, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite finds for furry football fans! From pet football jerseys to NFL bandanas, check out the gallery below to see the football swag our pets will be sporting this season.
Etsy Shop cfbd Pet Fleece Pillow
If you're like us, your couch is crammed corner to corner with human buddies who come over every week to watch the game. So if you must relegate your pet to the floor, do so in style! Watching the game from these 30-inch plush pet pillows sold by Etsy shop cfbd is like a seat upgrade for your dog or cat. Plus, the pillow zips out of its cover, and both pieces are machine-washable.
Football fanatics know that choosing a jersey is a big deal, with lots of questions to ask yourself: Do you just go with the quarterback? The new rookie? The veteran tight end? Who's been battling a recurring injury? Who's liable to get snapped up by another team in the off-season? Fortunately, our pets know nothing of this drama! These Pets First mesh jerseys, featuring woven trim on the neck and sleeves, all sport the number 00 — so they'll never go out of style!
Now we're getting fancy. If your dog is more of a cheerleader than a jock, consider these fun outfits from the official NFL Shop. The adorable dresses, complete with a pleated skirt, are 100-percent polyester and machine-washable. As with any kind of pet clothing, remember to not leave it on too long and make sure that your dog's movement isn't restricted... those are penalties!
Dick's Sporting Goods Classic Leather Football Collar
If your pet isn't the type who enjoys wearing clothing, might we suggest a simpler option? We're total fans of the football seam design on these classy leather collars from Dick's Sporting Goods. They're sporty and fashionable, yet understated enough that we won't blame your pet if she wants to show off her team loyalty long after the season ends in February.
If you're refreshing your dog's collar for football season, now is also a great time to double-check that the information on his tags is up to date. In the unfortunate event that your dog gets lost, these engraved bone ID tags will show who he roots for, plus information that's even more important: his name, your address and your phone number.
Going for a walk at halftime? Don't leave home without one of these handy leashes from the official NFL Shop. The nylon leashes come in 48-inch and 72-inch lengths and feature woven team graphics. Who knows — maybe that halftime walk around the neighborhood will be the good-luck charm that turns the tide in your team's favor in the third quarter!
So you've got the collar, tags, clothing and leash... why not complete the roster and get the harness too? We love this PetSmart harness with an embroidered team logo, reflective safety stripes, reflective edge binding, quick-release buckle and adjustable chest strap. It comes in four sizes: small, medium, large and X-large. We think sporty and safe is a winning combination!
These NFL-themed bow ties from Etsy shop paperpawstuff are the perfect intersection of football and fashion. Made with licensed NFL fabrics, the bow ties have self-grip straps that attach securely to collars and harnesses that measure 1-inch or less in width, and longer straps are available by request. The creations come in small, medium and large sizes.
There's clearly no shortage of football-inspired products to purchase on Etsy, and we love it! These cotton bandanas from Etsy shop RuffHouseLLC come in six sizes: XS through XXL. They seem easy enough to wear — just open up your dog's usual collar, slide the bandana through and close the collar. Ta-da! Fandom doesn't get much easier than that.
How perfect are these nylon tug toys from PetSmart? They contain squeakers and are available in NFL and college football designs. Just remember that when a toy starts to show any signs of wear and tear, you should run interference and replace it so that your dog can't destroy it further and accidentally ingest any pieces.