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Gifts for New Small-dog Owners

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Your friend has just welcomed a new family member, so what do you get them to help celebrate? Whether they are a dog foster parent, have a new puppy or are rehoming an older small-dog, they’ll appreciate the gifts you get them to share in the joy. I mean, you want to earn some dog kisses for yourself, right? Check out our full list of gifts for new small-dog owners below!

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Adorable Gifts for New Small-Dog Owners

Petmate SNOOZZY Mod Chic

Dog Bed

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If your wee small pupper isn’t going to bunk with you, make sure to get them a really comfy snuggly bed. They’ll thank you for it.

PetFusion Premium Dog Blanket, Cat Blanket | Ultra Soft Pet Blanket Available in Plush or Quilted, 2 Colors (Grey, Brown) | Perfect Blanket for Small Dogs & Large Dogs. 12 Month Warranty

Dog Blanket

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My 9 lb pup loved the biggest blankets he can get. That and my socks, but I suggest giving them their own blankets instead.

FOREYY Set of 2 Raised Pet Bowls for Cats and Small Dogs - Bamboo Tilted Single Elevated Dog Cat Food and Water Bowls Stand Feeder with 3 Stainless Steel Bowls and Anti Slip Feet for Comfort Feeding

Elevated Food and Water Bowls

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These are handy and help prevent spills!

JMIPET Personalized Dog Cat Food Mat PU Non-Slip at The Bottom Dog Bowl Mat Dog Mat for Food and Water Custom Pet Dog Food Mats for Floors Waterproof (Golden Bone and paw Prints)


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If you choose to go with loose bowls, this mat keeps the mess of dropped food and splashed water confined and off your floor.

Mighty Paw Travel Dog Bowl Set - Silicone Food - Water Bowls - Bonus Carabiner Clip - Ideal for Hiking - Camping - Lightweight - Leak-Proof - Collapsible Dog Bowl with Lid - Green - 2 Pack (27 Oz)

Collapsible Bowls

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This is a must have for traveling and hiking dog lovers.

BIG SMILE PAW Reflective Dog Leash for Small Dogs,Padded Handle (Black)


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I always recommend a standard leash because almost no one uses extendable leashes correctly. Don’t be one of those people who lets their dog run out the length of the extendable leash and have zero control to prevent their pup from running into the street or attacking other people or dogs.

Personalized Dog Collar - Engraved Soft Leather - Custom Small Medium or Large Size with Name Plate (Large, Brown)


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Collars with engraved home information cuts down on the number of jangly tags your pup has to wear.

Voyager Step-In Air Dog Harness - All Weather Mesh Step in Vest Harness for Small and Medium Dogs by Best Pet Supplies - Black, S


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We love harnesses for walking small pups so they can’t pull the “sit and release” trick on you to slide out of their collars backwards.

Dremel 7300-PT 4.8V Cordless Pet Dog Nail Grooming & Grinding Tool, Easy to Use, Rechargeable, Safely Trim Pet & Dog Nails , Grey , Medium

Nail Dremel

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It’s more time consuming but the nail grinder is much less alarming for keeping nails trim than your standard nail clipper.

LOPHIPETS Dog Cotton Hoodies Sweatshirts for Small Dogs Chihuahua Puppy Clothes Cold Weather Coat-Yellow/S

Warm Sweater

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For those who live in places with four seasons, or mostly cold like us in the Bay Area, small pups really appreciate the extra warmth of a sweater.

MTERSN Rustic Farmhouse Dog Leash Holder for Wall - Decorative Key Hooks Wall Mount with Bone Shape and Coat Hanger for Entryway - Pets Accessories Storage for Dog Lover Gifts (Distressed White)

Key Hook and Dog Leash Holder

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We are organized people, and our dogs like things to stay where they’re put.

ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket, Kelly Green, Small


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If your small pup is generally anxious or is shaken by loud noises like thunder and fireworks, the Thundershirt may help them.

SCHITEC Dog Squeaky Toy, 6 PCS Latex Bouncy Egg Balls with Squeaker for Puppy Small Pet Dogs, Soft Rubber Sound Toys for Interactive Fetch Play

Small Squeaker Easter Egg Toys

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One of my favorite things about small dogs, other than being great lap warmers, is that they can play with tiny toys without completely destroying them.

Custom Coasters for Drinks Personalized Coasters with Different Pictures Ceramic Cup Coaster Set with Cork Backing Pads Heat Resistant Cup Pad for Coffee Table(Circular

Photo Coasters

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Your dog will protect your home, and their photo can protect your furniture. Win and win!

Barnyard Designs Large Dog Treat Container Airtight, Rustic Cute Dog Treat Storage Container with Lids, Ceramic Dog Treat Jars for Kitchen Counter, White

Dog Treat Jar

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This is practical and adorable! Bonus, you can get your food motivated dog to do almost anything when you get near these jars.

Custom Magnet Add Your Photo Fridge Magnets Home Decoration Photo Refrigerator Magnets Office and Kitchen Locker Magnets (Rectangle(1pcs))

Photo Magnet

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If you’re a fan of refrigerator photo montages, you’ll want to include your new pup in one of them.

Custom Stamp with Logo Text - Personalized Rubber Stamp with Handle - Address Stamps for Business or Crafting - Round 1'

Paw Stamp

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Everyone in the family signs our Christmas cards, but our dog needs a little help with that.

Custom Engraved Leather Pet Dog Name Tag | ID Tag | Made in USA Leatherette (Stars)

Leather Tags

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Speaking of less jangle, these leather tags are amazing for reducing all the waking up dog noises like shaking themselves and their collection of metal tags.

HDE Dog Raincoat Hooded Slicker Poncho for Small to X-Large Dogs and Puppies Yellow - S

Rain Jacket

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If your wee pup is anything like mine was, they won’t go out into the rain, they hate getting soaked! But staying inside for 3 days isn’t an option either, so this rain jacket should help.

Wild One Poop Bag Holder and Dispenser for Dogs with Leash Attachment, Leak Proof, Easy Twist Top for Refills, Includes 1 Roll, Lilac Purple…

Poop Bag Dispenser

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The number of times we’ve run out of the house on a walk and forgotten to grab some poop bags, I don’t even want to remember. This will save your hide, just like it saved ours!

While it’s tempting to treat your small dog like a pocket pet, it’s best for them to
Have fun with your new small companion!

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