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Holiday Gifts for People With Rescue Dogs

Adopt Don’t Shop: Presents for Rescue Pet Parents

It can be hard playing the role of Santa when you’re not sure what to get your loved ones. When you find yourself wondering what they may like, think about what they love (hint: it has four legs!). If you’re shopping for a pet parent of rescue dogs, your search begins and ends here. We’ve created this holiday gift guide especially for all the pet parents you know that have rescue dogs.

What to Get a Dog Lover for Christmas

“Rescued is My Favorite Breed” Stemless Wine Glass

Rescue wine mug

Do you know someone who loves their wine as much as their rescue dogs? If so, this could be the perfect gift to give them this holiday season. These wine glasses made by Susquehanna Glass have “Rescued is my favorite breed” on the front, sand-etched by hand by skilled artists. They come in a set of four, so everyone can raise a glass and say cheers to having the most adorable four-legged rescue dogs to cuddle up with.

Wine bottle gift

To really spoil your friend or family member, pair this gift with an adorable dog-shaped wine bottle holder! The wine glasses and holder will look great on a bar table year-round.

Dog Speak Adopted & Adored Dog Picture Frame

When you adopt a pet, the moment your new four-legged companion joins the family is something that you will both remember forever. This picture frame is a sentimental gift that will help the pet parent you’re shopping for commemorate their favorite memory of their adopted fur-friend coming home. To make this gift extra special, you can print out a picture of their rescue dogs to put inside the frame before you wrap it up.

SportHooks “Love My Rescue” Dog Leash & Key Holder

Life as a pet parent can be hectic, so give the best gift of all—organization! This SportHooks holder is a perfect and versatile addition to any home that works for both indoor and outdoor use. The pet parent on the receiving end will enjoy having a designated spot to hang everything from leashes and keys to collars, dog harnesses and extra poop bags for their beloved rescue dogs. Nothing will ever go missing or misplaced again, and they’ll always be ready for their next adventure with their best friend. It’s functional and stylish, which makes this gift doubly awesome!

DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test Kit

If you know someone who has adorable mixed breed rescue dogs, give them the gift of finding out what their unique DNA is. This is a gift that keeps on giving. It can help pet parents gain new insight into their pet’s unique breed makeup. The DNA My Dog kit reveals the traits and characteristics of the breeds that their dog is made up of. It’s something that’s good to know, whether it’s for health reasons or just for fun. This identification test is done simply swabbing the cheek of the pup, and it only takes two weeks for the results to come in.

Imagine This Company “Who Rescued Who?” Magnet

Seriously, who rescued who? Most pet parents who adopt a pet usually ask this question time and time again. Pets are one of the biggest gifts that families can receive; the day they adopted their pooch is a day that they will cherish forever. If you know someone who adores their rescue dogs and would love to proudly proclaim it with a cute sticker or magnet on their car or refrigerator, this stocking stuffer is sure to be a sweet surprise.

Pet Shop by Fringe Studio “Peace, Love, Rescue” Coffee Mug

pet rescue coffee mug

This mug is a great idea for what to get a dog lover for Christmas, and it gives pet parents a stylish way to show off their rescue fur baby pride. Made of durable ceramic that holds both cold and hot drinks, this mug is dishwasher and microwave safe, making it the ideal gift choice for co-workers or friends. The unique illustration with a peace signal, a heart with a paw in it, and the word “rescue” makes it a practical and thoughtful gift for pet parents of rescue dogs.

The holidays will be a success when you know exactly what to get a dog lover for Christmas, especially one who shares their home and their love with rescue dogs. The biggest gift a pet parent has is their four-legged companion, so giving them a gift to showcase the special love their family has will be sure to make tails wag all around.



Lindsay Schencker, Pet Central Editorial Assistant
The moment Lindsay started her career here at Chewy, she hit the ground running in customer service; she knew that this is the company she wanted to grow with from then on. When Lindsay isn’t spending her time writing for Pet Central, she’s most likely binge-watching a Netflix series and cuddling up with her 80-pound fur baby, Dexter.

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