Dogs aren't just four-legged creatures living among us. They are running motivators, hiking partners, climbing lookouts and all-around adventure companions. These furry friends will follow us almost anywhere, no questions asked (except "Where to next?") Your dog's patience, loyalty and can-do attitude is deserving of a little extra love. So why not get them a gift during this season of generosity? Take a look at these 15 gifts under $20 for the dog -- or dog lover -- in your life.
1. AKC Pet Bed (28x20x8): After a long hike, your pup needs a comfy place to recuperate. This AKC pet bed has a fluffy polyester filling, a comfy lining and is machine-washable. (Shop all dog beds.)
2. Outward Hound ThermoPaws: Adventure dogs living in cool climates need protection from the snow. Dog boots keep paws warm and prevent snow from clumping on pads during snowy journeys. (Shop all pet apparel.) Not sure what size boot your dog would need? Learn how to measure your dog's paws.
3. Petmate Appliqued Pillow Pet Bed: This pillow bed was designed to keep dogs comfy and homes smelling fresh. The fill is a combination of poly fiberfill and cedar shavings to keep unfortunate smells away in between washes. (Shop all dog beds.)
4. Chuckit! Sport 26M Launcher - Medium: You and your fetch-loving dog will appreciate this toy. Throw farther with less effort using the Chuckit! Sport Launcher. Your pup will appreciate this magical improvement to a classic game. (Shop all dog toys.)
5. Gold Paw Platinum Winter Dog Coat: Keep your dog warm during winter adventures with a dog coat. Lined with fleece and topped with waterproof laminate, Gold Paw's Platinum Winter Dog Coat will keep your dog toasty and dry even on cold, snowy days. (Shop all pet apparel.)
6. Hurtta Adjustable Raincoat For Dogs: As much as dogs may love water, they'll appreciate a raincoat on cool, wet days. This raincoat from Hurtta is designed to protect your dog's major muscle groups and sensitive abdomen area from the elements. A reflective detail adds an element of safety, and both you and your pup will appreciate the back buckle for easy on-off. (Shop all pet apparel.)
7. Chuckit! Tri-Bumper - Large: Who thought a simple game of fetch could be upgraded? This Chuckit! toy features three fetching options made of tennis balls and foam. Bonus: it floats! Your water-loving pup will appreciate this feature. (Shop all dog toys.)
8. Buff Dog Reflective Buff - Active Odor Control: Buffs are great for people... and dogs! The same versatility you love about Buffs can also be applied to this Buff for dogs. A few uses include a collar, a hood, a sweater and a leash. This Buff also features a reflective strip to keep your pup safe in the dark. (Shop all pet apparel.)
9. Outward Hound H2Go Neoprene Life Vest - Small: Your dog can join you on kayaking expeditions, canoeing trips and other water adventures safely using a life vest designed for dogs. This life jacket for dogs from Outward Hound is made of soft, waterproof materials and features a handle so you can easily grab an overboard pup. (Shop all pet apparel.)
10. OllyDog Sipper Travel Bowl - Small: Just like you, your dog needs to be refueled on the go. A travel bowl is an ideal way to give your dog access to food and water while you're out exploring. This travel bowl from OllyDog is sturdy, collapsible and features separate compartments for food and water. (Shop all dog bowls.)
11. Dublin Dog KOA No Stink Collar - Large: Your outdoor adventure companion may not always smell the best. For dogs, this problem can be solved with Dublin Dog's no stink collar. It's made with materials designed to ward off dirt, moisture and odor-causing bacteria. (Shop all collars.)
12. Outward Hound Quick-Release Dog Backpack - Large: You have enough gear to worry about on backpacking and hiking adventures; let your dog carry the pet essentials. This dog backpack from Outward Hound only has a few clips for easy on-off. The storage portion can be easily removed from the part that is worn by your pup so you can quickly find what you need. (Shop all dog backpacks.)
13. West Paw Designs Zogoflex Zisc Dog Flying Disc: Your Frisbee-fetching dog will appreciate this disc from West Paw Designs. It's buoyant, gentle on dog's mouths and dishwasher safe. (Shop all dog toys.)
14. Outward Hound PFAT Pet Food Bag - Medium: When you travel with your dog, you need a safe and simple way to transport food. This pest-free and air-tight bag from Outward Hound keeps food from going bad and spilling on your stuff. (Shop all dog bowls.)
15. Outward Hound Quick Access Treat Bag: On-the-go treat bags allow you to reward your dog while out exploring together. This bag from Outward Hound can be carried over your shoulder or strapped around your waist and includes extra storage for your cell phone, keys and other essentials. (Shop all treat bags.)
Want more gift ideas for dogs or dog lovers? Take a look at our gift guide for furry friends.
15 Gifts Under $20 for the Dog Lover
By Lauren Seidl
December 19, 2015
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