Our 2020 gift guide has been carefully curated to help you choose something special for the dog or dog lover in your life. Whether you want to shop local to support independent businesses, buy a gift that gives back to animal welfare, or just find some fun stocking stuffers, we have included something for everyone.

Shop Local

North Shore Animal League Logo

Rescue a Dog
starting at $5

North Shore Animal League has loads of gift ideas on their website, but this is our favorite – pick something of their dog and puppy wish list which will be sent directly to the shelter!

Book cover

When Harry Met Minnie

We could all use a happy ending sometimes, and this true story about two urban dogs does not disappoint. Preorder for a unique gift by NYC’s own Martha Teichner.

Dog Pullover

Cut-Sleeve Pullover

“A favorite classic style because it’s easy to wear, easy to wash, and is made locally in New York City. With sizes for dogs from 4 to 74 pounds, it’s a modern basic for even the most fashionable beast!” ~ Mindy, Dog & Co.

dog treats

Artisan Dog Treats

A visit to the delightful dog bakery, Little L’s in Brooklyn, is one way to spread good cheer, but you can also order their indulgent treats online. Try these Moo-Moo Krak’ems!

Gifts that give back

dog and coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Every cup helps a pup! Enjoy organic and eco-friendly specialty coffees. 20% of all profits go to animal rescue organizations.


Rescue Chocolate

Guilt-free, save-the-dogs chocolate? Yes, please! They come in a six-pack so you can fill all your friends’ stockings.


Happy Spritz

We love the Sweet Dreams Darling spray for kids and dog beds! Every month, a different dog in need is sponsored.

Dog Walking Bag

Yucky Puppy Dog Walking Bag

Take your walks to the next level! Every purchase with PawZaar comes with a photo of a sponsored shelter pet.

Paw Necklace

Paw Pendant Necklace

A beautiful gift for the glam dog lover. Cause for Paws is a non-profit organization that directly supports rescue shelters.

Project Blue Collar

Buy one, give one when you buy the I Am A Rescue Collar. Change the message, and change the world!

Dog Tag Candle

Dog Tag Candle

Unwind and enjoy this all natural soy candle. Rescue Me Candle Co. donates 20% of all proceeds to animal rescues!

Fox Toy

Fox Wool Toy

We love all the toys from Jax & Bones, but 15% of the proceeds from the Rowdy Rescuers collection go to animal welfare.

Gear We Love

Grab tag leash

Custom Leather Grab Tag

For off-leash walks and hikes, every dog should have a grab tab, and we think these are gorgeous!

Dog Collar

Padded Leather Collar

Made from equestrian bridle leather, this beautiful collar from Shires Digby & Fox will last.

Dog leash

Multi-Purpose Leash

We love this leash by Hogan Leather because it can be different lengths and used for different purposes.

Weatherproof collar

Waterproof Collar

For a collar that is easy to sanitize and doesn’t get stinky, we love this one by Dublin Dog.

Glow ball

Max Glow Ball

Any tough rubber ball will do (so long as you stay away from the teeth-grinding tennis balls), but we love these because they glow!

Dog brush

FURminator Brush

This is the best deshedding tool around for dogs with an undercoat. This year the price has dropped!

Dog bowl

Slow-Feed Bowl

Any bowl will do for most dogs, but for those who hoover their food, a slow-feeder like this will help prevent bloat.

Couch Cover

Dog Bed Couch Cover

For the dog who won’t get off the couch: turn any piece of furniture into a dog bed!

Fun Stocking Stuffers

dog water bottle

Dog Water Bottle

A bottle and a bowl… and it’s leak proof! A nice accessory for a doggy outing.

dog wine stopper

Wine Bottle Stopper

It’s the “Corki” for the wine lover in your life!

Kong Bone Toy

Get in the holiday spirit with this festive bone from Kong, a long lasting chew toy!

My Dog Ate My Mad Libs

Silly? Yes, but we all need a little bit of fun this holiday season.

dog buts magnets

Dog Butts Magnets

Make someone’s fridge a little less…frigid?


Cube Tracker

For the dog person who also loves tech, an inexpensive dog tracker.


Paw Protection Wax

If you are worried about salt and ice, skip the booties, and give this  stocking-sized natural wax instead.

wine charms

Wine Charms

2020 is definitely the year to make sure everyone knows whose glass is whose…

About the author

Writer, Owner at NYC Doggies

Jennifer is a writer and graduate of NYU School of Law. Jennifer researches and writes original, science-based articles for the NYC Doggies blog, and her writing on other topics can be found in the Huffington Post. Jennifer and Ovidiu have co-authored the upcoming book, WHOLE DOG PARENTING: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO RAISE AND TRAIN AN URBAN PUP