34 Things You Might Want To Buy If You Have A Puppy

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These items are practically *pawfect* in every way.

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A subscription box — like The Dapper Dog (left), Pupjoy (right), or Barkbox — so you can shower your pup in presents every month (they deserve it!).

Pupjoy, The Dapper Dog

Promising review: «We can’t say enough good things about Dapper Dog! Kerrie took time to find out about our dog — what she likes and doesn’t like, toys that fit her needs, etc. The personalized touch in each box is unmatched! When we got a second pup from a rescue midway through our gift subscription, Kerrie even sent a special treat for our new fur baby and has made sure she’s thought of in each box shipment since! Highest recommendation!!!» —Julee

Get The Dapper Dog Box for $35.99+/month, Pupjoy starting at $29/month, or Barkbox starting at $22/month.

Read more about figuring out which subscription box is best for you and your doggo.

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If you haven’t heard of this toy yet, prepare to be amazed. Essentially, it is a plush toy that features a log with three to six squeaky squirrels. Stuff those little guys inside the log and let your pup go to town trying to sniff ’em out! This is 100% the next thing I’m buying for my dog — it has 5,000+ 5-star reviews! It also comes in four different sizes so you can find the one that fits your dog best.

Check out our full review of the Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle here.

Promising review: «I only bought this because of the high ratings and low price. As soon as I showed my dog the toy he went crazy. I hide the squirrels in the trunk and he loves shoving his snout in the opening and pulling the squirrels out. Maybe he feels like he’s hunting, or perhaps it makes him feel like an apex predator, but he loves it, lol. I bought the small size for my 10 lb. dog. The squirrels are just the right size and fit perfectly into his mouth. He has enjoyed countless hours with this toy and its almost time to buy a replacement.» —escar

Get it from Amazon for $9.71+ (available in sizes S–XL)


A roll-away pet food dispenser to keep your pup’s food fresh, safe from any critters (yikes) and out of plain view.

Pet Supermarket

We have one of these for my dog and it’s been super helpful. My parents had a few mice lingering in their garage before purchasing this and we think a big contribution was the fact they could smell my dog’s food. This keeps the food safely stored and out of reach of any unwanted creatures.

Get it from Pet Supermarket for $39.99.


A feeding mat that’ll mimic the way dogs hunted for food in nature, letting them tap into their instincts just like the good ol’ days.


Promising review: «Love it, was a hit the minute I put it down! Three little dogs don’t even notice us leaving with this mat — great distraction, mind workout, and fun all round. Shipping was incredibly fast. Have already told all my friends with fur babies. Have already washed it as well holds up well.» —Ingrid M

Get it from Amazon for $39.95.


A genius doggie doorbell to prevent your pup from scratching up their door and let them seriously impress your guests when they ring to come inside.


Promising review: «Our potty-bell prankster loves this! She learned how to use it in about two days, now no more accidents. We use it as a way for our Rott to tell us when she needs to go out. She sometimes uses it to play; pushing the button running out and in a circle like a crazy pup and then runs full speed back in. LoL. We find our potty-bell prankster hilarious so it works for us, and as long as you have a sense of humor with your pup, this is very worth it. We have a happy puppy and we’re happy she’s no longer pottying indoors.» —Nikkie

Get it from Amazon for $30.


A doggie seat belt so you can take your typically over-excited pup in the car or on a bike ride and know they’ll be paw-fectly safe.

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Promising review: «I had originally purchased these seat belts in 2016, and they were a literal lifesaver for my dog. My car was totaled when a car going 45mph in the opposite direction crossed lanes and hit us. My dog was wearing her seat belt and the police and EMTs were shocked that she was OK and didn’t fly through the windshield on impact. They could barely get my door open and I went to the hospital, but my dog was injury-free. I just purchased a new set for my new car, and I would recommend these without question to any dog owner!» —Coral Smith

Read more about the Vastar Pet Car Seat Belts here.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six colors).


Promising review: «We massage our 10-year-old golden retriever at least three times a week. She loves it! She’ll even fall asleep at times while we move it around. It’s difficult to see your pup age and, sadly, arthritis is inevitable with large breeds, but items like these are helpful for symptom management. Ball is easy to clean and fits comfortably in your hand.» —kaiju

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


Dental sticks that’ll make your pup unknowingly excited to take care of their chompers — they taste like chicken *and* help fight tartar and plaque.

Pet Supermarket

Get a bag of 28 treats from Pet Supermarket for $14.99.


Protective wax to protect your pet’s precious little paws from snow, rain, ice, etc.

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to sit on the floor with my dog after he finished running around the yard in the snow to pick out tiny balls of ice and snow from in between his paw pads. If I had known this product existed I would’ve picked it up YEARS ago.

Promising review: «I bought this to use on my dog’s paws before our winter walks and it does exactly what it says. I have found another use that is amazing. My old dog has something called hyperkeratosis on his nose. It’s an excessive skin growth that gets super dry and cracks on his nose. I decided to try Musher’s Secret on his nose and in just two days the difference in significant and amazing. The Musher’s Secret is softening the extra skin and allowing it to slough off.» —shannon Reed

Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

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Who says a day of pampering should only be for us humans? This easy-to-use pet wand will help you shower your dog with love (and water) from the comfort of your home. My dog personally hates the car, so taking all 80 pounds of him to the groomer is often a struggle (to say the least). By using this attachment he can clean up without feeling anxious. The unique wand is curved to provide full coverage while washing your pet. It also has an 8-foot-long flexible hose for extended reach and be used indoors or outdoors.

Promising review: «Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: This is what you’ve been looking for. I’ve waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure (40 psi) is excellent, adjustment on handle are well-thought-out, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat.» —Animal Doctor

Get it from Amazon for $35.22.


A Furbo dog treat camera to let you feed your little furball no matter where you are.

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The Furbo dog camera is actually life-changing. If you’re in a long-distance relationship with your pet (like I am) or you’re away for a period of time (or even just the day), it can truly hurt your heart to be away from your furry BFF. Thanks to this gadget, people like you and I can still feel connected to our pet! The camera allows you to see and hear your dog, talk to them, and to toss them a treat! It’s amazing.

Read our full write-up of the Furbo Dog Camera here.

Promising review: «I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. She loves her dog more than anything so I knew this would be a perfect gift for her. The first night I had the Furbo I was awoken several times in the middle of the night by high-pitched squealing and giggling of glee from my girlfriend not being able to contain herself. She was so excited to see him, talk to him, and give him treats, and OH BOY does she like giving him treats! By the time she gets back from her deployment I am sure he will be overweight and won’t be able to run to her when she gets home. Thanks Furbo, your product is awesome and we all love it!» —maria

Get it from Amazon for $199.


A handheld ball launcher, for when you and your doggo head to the park for some one-on-one, slobber-free playtime.

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I do not have the best throwing arm — and my golden retriever, Luke, always looks at me like, «R U KIDDING?» when I throw him his favorite tennis ball. Luckily for me, the Chuckit! ball launcher exists to help me (and him) have a better game of fetch.

Promising review: «Without these launchers I would need my arms amputated. They are incredibly useful. You don’t have to touch slobbery balls or risk damaging your arm from throwing too much. The 25- or 26-inch lengths are the ones that most people probably want. You don’t have to bend all the way over to reload. These make playing fetch so much easier and more enjoyable for both me and my fetching-obsessed golden retriever.» —RG

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.


A wooden doghouse with nicer curb appeal than my one-bedroom apartment — Fido will love lounging in there all year long.

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Promising review: «I cannot praise this dog bed enough. It is great quality and the perfect den and space for my dog — once assembled he got straight into it. The assembly instructions are very clear and easy to follow and come with pictures and I had this up and ready in less than 30 mins. The store owner is very quick to respond to messages and the delivery was speedy too. I am very pleased with this and highly recommend this store. People are already asking where I got it!» —thereddog1

Get it from WLOWood on Etsy for $132+ (available in three sizes and with or without a front door).


A hat embroidered with your pet on it, so the whole world can appreciate what a stylish pet parent you are.

999Spyglass / Etsy

How special is this!? I have other hats from this shop and have never been disappointed — the embroidery is done so carefully and beautifully. You’ll need to send the shop owner a photo of your pet, then she’ll hand draw it (amazing) and embroider it onto the hat. I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to your furry friend.

Get it from 999Spyglass on Etsy for $70+ (available in 12 colors).


A booster seat for the car to keep your lil’ woofer safe and help ’em peep out the window during your next road trip.


Recommended for dogs up to approximately 20 lbs., but can hold up to 30 lbs.

Promising review: «The seat took a little while for my dog to get used to because she is hesitant about anything to do with the car. She gets really carsick and I’ve tried just about everything else. This has helped so much! She is high enough where she can see out and I added some towels/padding so she feels secure and doesn’t flop around.» —MHunt

Get it from Amazon for $56.69+ (available in six colors).


A pet hammock so your pal can lounge in style and your car seats might get a little less covered in hair.

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My dog has full-blown panic attacks and someone always has to sit in the back with him to keep him calm. Not to mention he’s a golden retriever and we end up with hair EVERYWHERE. But we love him and don’t want to leave him behind, which is where this hammock comes in. It can be easily installed in the back seat of any car, making dogs feel more comfortable while protecting the car from damage. This product is a game-changer.

Promising review: «Construction is sturdy and able to hold up under a lot of wear and tear. The zippers allow a ‘kennel’-type setup and it has Velcro openings for seat belt access. The zippers can withstand a lot of pressure — my dog is an 86 lb golden retriever and the weight stress on the zipper and straps for the seats didn’t cause any tearing or damage even though they often supported his pure weight. I put the doorway mats on the bottom to give additional traction.» —Candace Owens

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in three styles).

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Promising review: «This Feeder is a great height, stainless-steel bowls are sturdy, and no signs of rust. Any senior large breed dog will benefit from eating and drinking from a bowl they can stand-up to. No more stooping and straining. No more putting excess weight and stress on their joints, shoulders, and back. He was not eating well — to encourage my dog to eat I was hand-feeding him, and holding his bowl up for him to eat out of. This was a great bonding time for me and my dog, but, very time-consuming. I questioned how much time we would have left together in life if he persisted in this state. Who would have thought that the purchase of a new feeding bowl would so dramatically change my dog’s vigor. MY dog is happier and I believe it has improved his digestion (No more flatulence). He runs, jumps and walks on his leash now without struggle or lollygagging. He is more alert and sleeps less all because of an appropriate-sized bowl for his height. He is so eager to eat now! » —Linda W

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in three sizes).

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Promising review: «Absolutely wonderful treats, I have two pups who have sensitive stomachs to almost every treat. I was becoming a bit overwhelmed trying to find them the perfect treats that would not cause loose stools shortly after they ate them. I must of bought six different brands before coming across Old Mother Hubbard’s tasty treats. Old Mother Hubbard knows BEST because after these treats, my pups’ stools were looking like they should. We give these 4 paws up and 5 stars for being the all around perfect pup treat!» —HartofaQueen

Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three flavors).


A swanky collar to introduce your pet to the finer things in life (and your Rifle Paper Co. obsession, oops).

Shopmimigreen / Etsy

Throw your pup’s boring old collar in the trash and spice things up with this custom-made creation! Available in a variety of fun colors, this collar features an engraved gold buckle that includes your pet’s name and a phone number to contact you in case they get lost. The prints are made from Rifle Paper Co. cotton canvas, which is said to be tough and washable (as well as gorgeous!). You can also purchase a matching leash.

Get it from shopmimigreen on Etsy for $40.49 (available in nine sizes and four styles).


Or a similarly designed bandanna that’ll look *pawfect* in the debut post on the Instagram you’re totally going to create for your pup.

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Get it from Rifle Paper Co. for $28 (available in sizes S–L and in pink).


A pint of doggie-safe ice cream, so you and your pupper can get through your latest break-up together — who needs a man when you have dog anyways?

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Promising review: «The ice cream was a hit. I bought this for my dog for her birthday. She loved it. Even my cats got to taste it and they liked it. And …. don’t tell anyone, but because of the ingredients, I licked the spoon to see what it tasted like. I’m impressed. I’m not going to sit down and eat a bowl of this stuff, but it didn’t make me gag. It just tasted like salty, bacon flavored-milk. I’ll buy this again for MY DOG for other special occasions.» —FitChick

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in peanut butter, vanilla, and maple bacon).


A chic marbled personalized placemat that’ll let your fur baby feel like they’re dining at a 5-star restaurant every night.

RabbitPrint / Etsy

My dog has a specific spot in my parents’ kitchen where his bowls live. He lingers around there around dinner time and not-so-patiently waits to be fed. Why not jazz up your pet’s special spot with a personalized placemat? With a ton of colors and font styles to choose from, you can really make this your own.

Get it from RabbitPrint on Etsy for $26.99.

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I have an 80-pound golden retriever — and he can really tear into toys like it’s nobody’s business. However he (and thousands of dogs all over the country) can’t destroy this Kong Extreme Dog Toy. This toy is so amazing that over 5K Amazon customers have given it a 5-star review!

Promising review: «Well, my adolescent dog is finally old enough that he can destroy most dog toys out there. People rave about Kongs for good reason! He doesn’t seem to be able to chew through these toys, thank goodness! We’re a busy family, so I use these Kong Extremes to keep him busy and out of my hair. I mix approximately half a can of wet dog food with water to make a soupy concoction. Then I mix in some dry kibble and fill the kong with this moistened, extra-tasty dog food. Then I freeze it. A frozen filled Kong will keep my dog (approx 60 lbs) busy for at least an hour.» —Cholla Cactus

Check out a full review of the Kong Extreme Dog Toy here.

Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in sizes S–2XL)


Pet steps that’ll let your tiny-legged pup hop up into bed with ease and survey the neighborhood throughout their favorite window perch without any struggle.

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Promising review: «Perfect to protect those little legs from getting damaged from jumping down, day after day, year after year. And like Chihuahuas, you can’t have just one. I had to get two more. So I have stairs in every room to protect their little legs.» —s.lucas, Lucas Chihuahuas

Get it from Amazon for $41.19+ (available in three sizes and 16 styles).


A robot vacuum to clean your house for you, because you’re about to have a major influx in pet hair in every crevice of your home.

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I recently got the Neato Botvac D7 and it has become a treasured possession for me and my husband. I don’t know if it’s just because we’re home *all* the time or because we love it that much but we definitely treat it like our pet. You’re instructed to give the vacuum a name (ours is Kevin) and can then set it to clean on specific days/times. It’s super efficient and has done a great job cleaning hard-to-reach spots — and it’ll send a notification to your phone if it gets stuck (see above). Good boy, Kevin.

Get it from Amazon for $599.99 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $673.99.


Or a slim Dyson vacuum, for quick clean-ups (AKA when your adorable dog spills their food all over the kitchen or knocks over a plant with their happy, wagging tail).


When I’m not letting my robot vacuum Kevin handle things, you can find me scurrying around the house with my Dyson in-hand. It’s very lightweight, easy to maneuver, and does exactly what it’s supposed to! Worth the splurge, IMO.

Promising review: «I questioned whether this vacuum would be worth the money. I’ve bought several Dyson products — some I love; some I don’t. But this one I love. It’s very powerful. I think it cleans better than any vacuum I’ve ever owned (including other Dysons). It can reach far under furniture, which I love! Another reviewer wrote that the trigger should have a switch so it can lock in the ON position. I agree that would be handy. But this vacuum is worth the price.» —Betsy

Get it from Target for $599.99.


A super luxurious harness walk kit complete with a matching collar, leash, and poop bag (oh yes!) that’ll have other pups sniffing around yours on your next walk asking «what are you wearing!?» like Giuliana Rancic on a red carpet.

Wild One

The set includes a matching collar, leash, and poop bag carrier. My previous colleague Emmy Favilla owns this set and loooves:

«I actually have this set and let me tell you —I can guarantee it will be an upgrade from whatever leash-and-collar sitch you’ve got going on at the moment. First of all, it’s stain-, odor-, and dirt-resistant (bring it on, messy playdates at the dog park!), and its super-smooth poly nylon-coated material makes it game-changer in wet weather, since it won’t hold onto moisture like a standard collar and leash. Plus, it’s easy to clean and the muted colors the set is available in are pretty darn easy on the eyes. A worthy investment for your furry BFF for sure!»

Get it from Wild One for $98 (available in three sizes and seven colors).


A ’90s electronics-inspired BarkBox both you and your pup will get enjoyment out of — just look at the «pawlaroid» camera toy!


I purchased this BarkBox for my beloved dog a few months ago and he is STILL freaking out over these toys. This set comes with four themed toys and a treat bag. They’ve been so fun for me and my family to give him because they clever designs make us feel nostalgic while our dog goes to town playing with them.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A soothing toy to help your furry friend cope with loneliness and anxiety in the cutest way possible.

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The product review photos of this precious item have me squealing — they are so cute! This stuffed animal features a realistic pulsing heartbeat and a battery-operated heat source that will help keep your uptight dog or cat calm and collected. Read our full review of the SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy (#2).

Promising review: «I got my puppy yesterday and this is, so far, the best thing I purchased. He wrestles with it and sleeps against it. He slept through the night which I totally did not expect. The toy is bigger than he is and that make the whole thing just that much cuter. I have a feeling I will be going through a lot of batteries but I think it’s completely worth it.» —Bunnita

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in four colors).


The Whistle 3, a handy location and activity tracker that uses GPS to keep a technological eye on your doggo who loves to literally give you a run for your money. You can also use it to track their daily activity levels and make sure they’re getting the exercise they need.

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Just attach it to their collar and download the app!

Promising review: «We LOVE this product. After our skittish rescue dog got loose for three long and scary weeks, we researched dog trackers. He has had the Whistle 3 for a month now and it works great. It is easy to set up and use, holds its charge for at least one week, and has a great interface. We never want to go through what we went through again, and are happy we found the Whistle 3. Peace of mind! Highly recommend it.» —Carole

Get it from Amazon for $88.95 (plus subscription plan).


A La-Z-Boy orthopedic sofa dog bed that’ll have your pup feeling extra pampered while also providing them with some much-needed support from its ComfortCore Gel base. If only I could get one in a human size….

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My beloved golden retriever, Luke (pictured above), recently turned 10 and has started having some issues with his hips. As a puppy he’d never pay attention to dog beds, since I got him this La-Z-Boy he’s had a change of heart. It’s super sturdy but perfectly soft, and he loves lounging in it.

Get it from Chewy for $92.70.


An adorable plush toy with a squeaker inside your pet will probably abandon you for and want to spend all their time with. What can ya’ do!

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According to the 3,448 Amazon customers that gave this toy a five-star review, pups are obsessed with this duck. The review photos alone prove that dogs of all ages and sizes love cuddling and playing with this adorable thing.

Promising review: «We rescued a sweet boy from a shelter this week — he doesn’t seem to have ever been in a home or had any toy ever. As he’s been acclimating to his new home, I wanted to give him something that was special and in reading all the reviews on this little duck and seeing so many adorable dogs cuddling with theirs, I knew this was going to be the first toy we gave him. When we gave this to him today and reinforced that this was his a few times he quickly started carrying it with him everywhere he went in the house. Cutest was when he carried it upstairs (which also are a new thing that scare him) to go to bed tonight then found him cuddling with it sleeping. Highly recommended this little duck as a sweet surprise for probably any dog.» —runsonblackcoffee

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


Plush dumpling-shaped toys you and your pup will find un-bao-lieveably cute and fun to toss around the house.


Promising review: «Our dog LOVES this toy!!! It’s so soft and he loves to stick his head into the container to get the dumplings! It’s so beyond cute — it’s my favorite toy for him!» —Ana

Get them from BarkShop for $12 (available in small or medium).


And a too-cute face mask featuring an internet icon that’ll make anyone who crosses your path while walking your pup knowingly giggle.

IdeasByArianna / Etsy

I tried out masks from IdeasByArianna (I have a cute corgi one and my husband has one with whales on it). They are comfortable and a great way to express yourself while bringing some light during this difficult time.

Get it from IdeasByArianna on Etsy for $21.59.

Your dog, knowing they’re about to be *so* spoiled:

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