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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching on February 14th and maybe you have a special dog-nut in your life you want to get a gift for. But let’s be honest here…human partner or not, your pup is still probably the love of your life! Read on to see our list of cute, quirky and pawsome gifts for your two or four legged pawtner in crime!

For Your Partner

Something special for the dog lover in your life.

1. Sponsor a Rescue Dog in Their Name

‘Rescue is our favourite breed’ and we are always looking for ways to help all the rescue doggos across the country. So why not sponsor a dog in DogsTrust or donate to one of the many local shelters like Ash, Dawg or Madra in your partner’s name.  This is a great pressie as it’s a super way to share the love with a pup-in-need and really helps one of our many rescue shelters.

2. The Pawfect Read

Some of the best (and most heartbreaking) stories revolve around doggos. If your other half loves to curl up with their good-boy and a good book, then consider getting them one of these books below. (They’ve probably already read Old Yeller, White Fang and Marley & Me)

 The Art of Racing in the Rain is a novel by author and film producer Garth Stein and is told from a dog’s point of view. The novel was a New York Times bestseller for 156 weeks. This story starts at the end of Enzo’s life. He is an old dog, preparing himself and his master, Denny, for their ultimate goodbye and reflecting on their life together. Yes, it’s a tearjerker (aren’t they all) but it is also funny & uplifting.

Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park is a collection of tails of dog people, specifically the dog people who gather at Amory Park in Boston, as written by author Matthew Gilbert. Read the stories and relish in Matthews transformation from someone who fears dogs into one of those people covered in dog hair with poo-bags in one pocket and treats in the other all thanks to his first ever dog, Toby.

Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself is the true story of a hiker who found a starving puppy at the bottom of a deep canyon. Rescuing the pup would have been an impossible act for most, but author Zachary Anderegg did it and, along the way, came to terms with personal demons that had haunted him since childhood.

3. A Little Piece of Art

How about some textile art featuring dogs and Liberty London fabric? These beautiful pieces of art (as featured in VOGUE) make a stunning Valentine’s gift for the house-proud dog lover. The Irish made designs come in a range of different doggos. You can even get your love a custom cushion featuring their own pup’s face! MiaLovesJay also does a gorgeous range of greeting cards including some really pretty Valentine’s cards. Check them out on Etsy

4. Pyjamas

Cute, cosy and comfy…show us one person that doesn’t love pyjamas. And what’s better than a new pair of pjs? A new pair of pj’s with dogs on them of course!! Pennys, ASOS and Dunnes are all great places to pick up some pup-print pyjamas. Want to get something really special for the pug-lover in your life then check out this amazing PUG ONESIE from Kigu

5. Capture Your Love with Pawtrait

Why not capture that special bond you and your partner have with your pooch with a unique pet portrait from Pawtrait. Whether you want a colourful studio shoot or an outdoor adventure, Audrey can catch that look of love in your pet’s eyes.

Or you could buy a gift voucher for your loved one and give them a pawsome experience with their fur child. Check out the Pawtrait gallery for a little taste of what to expect. To book a unique session for you and your pooch this Valentine’s Day then e-mail Audrey at audrey@pawtrait.ie. Gift vouchers are also available.

 

For Your Pawtner

Gifts for your fabulous fur baby.

1. Scooby Box

If you really want to spoil your doggo this is the gift to go for. Scoobybox is a monthly subscription box of goodies for your dog delivered right to your door. You simply tell the company what size your dog is, how many months you want to receive the subscription service for and that’s it!

It’s a super way to try a selection of new treats & toys for your pooch and Scoobybox are a true Irish success story. Sign up and watch that tail wag!

6 Month Plan – €144 (€24 per box)

3 Month Plan – €78 (€26 per box)

1 Month Plan – €29

2. Eco Mutt

This is a brand of gorgeous offers dog shampoos & soaps that are all natural & handmade in Dublin. They also make fancy soaps for dog lovers! Say goodbye to itchy skin with this chemical-free range. They also sell a fab ‘Thanks For Minding My Dog’ soy candle that we are a little bit in love with!

3. Stuff For Your Woof

Looking for a box of yummy homemade treats for your lovely pup then look no further than Stuff For Your Woof. You can even get a dog cake to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or any other day) and let us tell you that your pup will go mad for them!! You can contact this lovely baker through Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/stuffforyourwoof/

4. Get A Room….and Bring the Doggo!

More and more places are allowing dogs on the premises and with the number of Airbnb’s increasing across the country it is beginning to get a little easier to find accommodation that will let you bring your pooch with you. Just imagine…brekkie in bed and beach walks with your dog by your side. Check out the websites below to find the perfect vacation spot:

https://www.bringfido.com/destination/country/ireland/

http://www.ohmydog.ie/dog-friendly-accommodation/

http://www.ireland-guide.com/places-to-stay-pet-friendly.html

5. A New Lead & Collar

Just like a new pair of shoes will make you feel fancy, a new lead & collar will make your doggo want to strut their stuff! There are millions of styles and designs out there so you can easily find something that suits your pooches personality. We are currently loving this set by Red Dingo available over on http://www.olliespetboutique.com/ and just pawfect for doggies with attitude.

Yours Drooly,

Ruth

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@dublindoggos

 

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