Essentials for Dog Lovers


I am absolutely obsessed with my dog, Kona and feel no shame about it. Mostly because I know a lot of other dog parents feel the same! We find nothing wrong with giving our dog’s the very best. I spoil Kona with toys, treats, and other goodies —only because she deserves it! Therefore, I put together a list of essentials every dog lover needs! Some of these things are for your furry friend, while others are for you 😉


1. I Just Want To Hang With My Dog Shirt

I love my dog SO much and I want everyone in the world to know it! You too can exclaim it by wearing this shirt. Plus the shirt is Bella brand, so it’s super comfy and cute.

The best part 20% of your purchase will be donated to a local Chicago animal shelter! TheDailyTay, the Etsy shop’s owner, has donated more than $7,000 to Felines and Canines shelter since designing this look.

No better way to say, “Oh, you want to hang out Friday night? I’ve got plans.” With someone who has a wet nose and furry ears.

Click here to purchase.


2. Friendship Collar

All my friends know I’m the crazy dog lady so they always buy me dog related items for special occasions. One friend bought Kona and me friendship collars for Christmas this year!

Kona got a collar and I got a matching bracelet. We have the matching “Pedigree Princess” set but the collars come in various designs.

Take a look yourself!


3. Print Your Pet Socks

I think these are so darn cool! You can actually make your dog a part of your wardrobe now! These socks will give you maximum comfort and style.

You upload a pic of your pet, they recreate the photo by hand, then print the artwork using a high heat pressure system onto the sock. I’m not the only one amazed by this, right? (Print Your Pets also does this with blankets, shoes, phone cases, etc.)

Get your dog on a sock here. 


4. NaturVet Treats

I’ll be the first to admit it… Kona is totally spoiled! However, I like to buy things she enjoys but that will also keep her healthy! That being said, I love NaturVet! These treats are yummy (at least Kona thinks so) and keep her coat nice and shiny.

Back in September, Kona kept losing fur and these treats were recommended to me. Ever since she’s had no problems! NaturVet also has tons of other great products.

Click here to purchase.

5. Interactive Doggy Game

Dogs are consistently growing and learning too. It’s important we keep them physically and mentally healthy. An easy way to do so is by purchasing a doggy game!

This game is an interactive dog feeder that would challenge your dog to work for its food. Games like this make your dog think while having fun at the same time! Plus the interactive game helps slow Kona’s eating down.

Let’s play.


6. Freshener Spray

Of course, my dog sleeps in our bed with us every night. She is such a bed hog and sometimes her snoring wakes us up. But I wouldn’t want it any other way!

Unfortunately, I can’t give Kona a bath all the time so sometimes she can get a bit smelly. (*gasp* A princess?! Smelly?!) I like to freshen her up with a little spritz of puppy perfume. This Lavender & Mint Dog Spritzer smells great!! So when we cuddle up together at night she smells wonderful.

Click here to purchase.


7. Dog Ball

This is Kona’s new favorite ball! This ball is great because it keeps her entertained for hours. The outer ball has another ball inside of it that makes it go all wibbly wobbly! So, when you through right… it’ll go left!

She loves chasing after the ball as it goes all different directions! It’s also the perfect size!

Pick your dog up a ball here.


8. Coffee Mug

Kona wakes me up early every day and mornings can be RUFF. Thank God for coffee! However, this coffee mug gets me motivated and ready to start my day.

I just want to drink coffee, save animals, and take naps. Is that too much to ask for?

You feel the same?


All that’s left to do now is show off just how much love you have for your fur-baby! Hey, come on, dogs are nicer than most humans. 

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  1. Julie Torres

    Shirt and mug on my birthday wish list!

    07 . Apr . 2017
  2. Kim Airhart

    We are obsessed with out pup too. There is no shame! They are family and absolutely innocent and wonderful!!

    07 . Apr . 2017
  3. Shannon Burlingame

    I LOVE all of these!!! Matching collar and bracelet would be SO cute! I definitely need to get my dog a doggy game too. I know she would love it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2017
  4. Lauren

    Love the t-shirt and need it in my life! 🙂


    07 . Apr . 2017
  5. Tracey Sands

    O.M.G. I am forever endebted to you for sharing the “print your pup” socks! Those are literally my two favorite things in this world: my dog and socks! Plus, now I have a birthday gift for all of my dog lover friend!!! ❤??

    07 . Apr . 2017
  6. Charlotte

    Uhm… that shirt is adorable!! And I would love to order a pair of those sucks for my bf who is literally obsessed with our Buster–thanks for sharing!


    07 . Apr . 2017
  7. Andrea

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve been looking for things to entertain my youngest dog, Luna. She’s 1 year and 3 months and lately has been chewing a lot of stuff she’s not supposed to. I’m so getting her that dog ball, it will be perfect her. As for my other dog, Frijola (a black lab), I think she’s going to be thrilled with the NaturVet Treats! I need to get her the freshener spray too! (for obvious reasons, lol). Loved this post! 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2017
  8. Lisa Elaine

    OMG i am dog obsessed so I loved this post!! I need that tee in my life like now lol!

    07 . Apr . 2017
  9. Lauren Becker

    These are all so cute. I LOVE that shirt. I do love hanging out with my dog and just relaxing. That collar and bracelet combo is adorable. I’ve never seen anything like that. I also really love the refreshing spray! My dog could use that!


    07 . Apr . 2017
  10. Beth

    I love that coffee mug! We have kitties but I’d like to adopt a dog someday. We have a perfect backyard for one!

    07 . Apr . 2017
  11. Lindsay Flynn

    May I please have one of everything? Kthxbye. LOL
    I’m such an animal/dog lover, one would almost call me obsessed. 🙂 The tshirt is pretty awesome, so are the socks and the mug.

    I came across a funny meme the other day that said, “I’m in a really good place right now. Not emotionally or spiritually. Just on my couch with my dog.” Pretty great, eh? 🙂

    I LOVE your dogs’ ears. <3

    Have a lovely weekend hun. 🙂

    07 . Apr . 2017
  12. Annaliese

    I don’t have a pet but these gifts would be so great for the dog lovers in my life!!

    xoxo A

    07 . Apr . 2017
  13. C. Gibson

    I love your list, I really love the dog collar, my dog would look so cute in it.

    07 . Apr . 2017
  14. Harmony, Momma To Go

    I dont have a dog, but my brother’s dog’s name is Kona. These are too much! very cute

    07 . Apr . 2017
  15. Greta

    That dog tee? That’s me all day, every day. lol


    07 . Apr . 2017
  16. Casey

    That interactive doggy game is so cool! I have never heard of one. I need to get my parents one for their dog!

    08 . Apr . 2017
  17. Alexandra

    My dog has the interactive dog treat puzzle and loves it. We give it to him when we have to go out for awhile, so he’s not bored. The treats are always gone!

    08 . Apr . 2017
  18. McKenna Bleu

    I think those friendship collars are adorable!

    08 . Apr . 2017
  19. adriana

    Oh my gosh these are all such cute finds! Love them!

    08 . Apr . 2017
  20. Oksana

    Hm, I don’t have a dog (never have), but that graphic T-shirt is pretty funny! I think it’d be even more ironic if I wore it, considering I don’t have a dog. LOL

    09 . Apr . 2017
  21. Alex

    I am loving these options! That mug is adorable!!! I so want it!

    09 . Apr . 2017
  22. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial

    That friendship collar is so cute haha! Love the mug too!

    09 . Apr . 2017
  23. Shannon

    Omg i love all of these. I used to have the shirt version of that mug saying but I washed it wrong and all the words came off =/ That game is really cool. I think my pups need to work a little harder for their treats, lol. My older dog will literally go out to the deck to “pee,” walk right up to the door without even going downstairs and scrape to get in- we’re like no you don’t get a cookie for just walking outside!! Hahaha *

    09 . Apr . 2017
  24. Helen

    I think the friendship collar is the most adorable thing ever… This is a great list. I want to try that spritzer.

    10 . Apr . 2017
  25. amy

    These are all so cute!!! Love the idea of the friendship collar!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    10 . Apr . 2017
  26. Victoria Stacey

    I love the collar and matching bracelet! That is so cute – and the t-shirt! It Speaks to me!

    10 . Apr . 2017
  27. Jhumki Nag

    Very informative post. Love the friendship collar idea.

    12 . Apr . 2017
  28. Jennifer

    What a cute idea! I love my dog and would totally buy him that adorable collar!

    Jennifer Ashley

    14 . Apr . 2017

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