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15 Fetching Father's Day Gifts for Dog Dads

Need some timely last-minute gift suggestions for the doggie daddy in your life? We've got you.

 |  Jun 15th 2012  |   0 Contributions


The annual celebration honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds known as Father's Day is this Sunday. Who's your doggie Daddy? And what are you getting him? Here's a last-minute list of suggestions we hope you find helpful!

1. Please don't just get the guy a tie. But if you will anyway, at least try to get him new and unique neckwear with a delightful dog theme. Or, if not new, vintage and unique -- like this "pre-owned" Hermes number.

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2. As the tie exercise above proves, even predictable Dad's Day gifts look fresh if there's a dog angle involved. If your Pop wears French cuffs, consider Ted Baker's catchy Corgi cufflinks.

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3. For those rainy-day walks when Dad and his dog both need to take cover, consider an umbrella big enough to shield both of them, such as this neat golf brolly.

4. A John Bartlett T-shirt always looks good, plus buying one actually does good by supporting a great cause: The Tiny Tim Rescue Fund, named after the designer's late, great mutt (whose likeness appears on the T).

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5. Is your Dad the grillmeister of the house? Accessorize him with a stain-resistant apron. Not just any apron, but one proudly printed with a William Wegman dog doodle!

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6. Experts agree that walking is the heart-healthiest exercise, and Dogster readers agree that walking with a dog (or two) is the most fun form of fitness there is. So encourage Dad to get out and walk, and if he hasn't got a four-footed walking buddy, personally escort him to your local animal shelter to adopt one!

7. Don't let Dad's dog step out with just any old collar; make sure he's got a happening harness, like this one from Sporn, that looks great and prevents unwanted pulling.

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8. Help Dad cover up bedhead (or, as the case may be, bald head!) on those early-a.m. dog walks with Cloud Star's "Wag More, Bark Less" baseball cap.

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9. If Dad has left walking in the dust and prefers running with Spot instead, get him a pair of very cool, very cool-looking Newton shoes, and pretty soon he'll be marathon-ready.

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10. For apres-run, when it's time to give the Newtons a rest, Dad could sure use a pair of flip-flops. Consider these, by Musewear.

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11. Does your Dad do his fair share of traveling for business? Get him a pair of dapper yet casual pants that will feel as comfy on a long flight as they do on a jog with Spot.  

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12. If he's cuckoo for cocoa, get Dad an assortment of Rescue Chocolate bars; with profits from sales supporting animal rescue, this really is "The Sweetest Way to Save a Life."

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13. What Dad doesn't enjoy a cold one? Portland's Hair of the Dog Brewing Company lets you give him cold ones by the six-pack -- all with a K9 twist.

14. Is Dad more of an oenophile? Then by all means skip the brew and gift him with a membership to the Dog Lovers Wine Club.

15. Keep your Pit Bull Dad's beverages hot or cold all day with a big ol' Thermos that proclaims pit pride.

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Do you have any suggestions for the doggie daddy in your life? Please share in the comments! 

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