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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Dog Moms

Custom pet portraits, matching designer cardigans, self care essentials for both mom and pup, and more.

by Sean Zucker
April 25, 2022
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They say that becoming a mother is the greatest gift on Earth. They are also usually explaining why they forgot to send flowers on Mother’s Day. By all accounts, being a mom is equally exhausting and rewarding — and let us not forget about dog moms in this appreciation shuffle. As a symbol of the warmth, sacrifice, and love humankind is capable of, moms deserve more than a bouquet of flowers once a year (though, the pet-friendly flower bouquets we picked out are pretty nice). We rounded up the most creative gift picks to show gratitude to the dog mom in your life, from custom pet portraits to matching designer cardigans to self care essentials for both mom and pup. Also, seriously — do not forget the flowers this year.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

portable bowl in blue

For long days of travel, experts recommend not giving your pet too much water to prevent them needlessly suffering from a full bladder. (Animal rescues that transport animals long distances put ice cubes in water trays so they don’t dehydrate.) But if your cat will have opportunities throughout your journey to relieve themself, offer them some water (or food) in this portable bowl.

$5 at Walmart
Katie Kimmel Custom Dog Vase

Katie Kimmel is a consummate dog mom. In fact, much of her wedding was even dedicated to showcasing her love for her pups, as she told The Wildest, “My wedding was a big making-art-about-my-dogs outlet. I’ve got a disco ball of my dog Pony’s head right now that I’m not quite sure what to do with, but it was a lot of fun.” If that doesn’t prove her pet devotion, these beautiful custom pieces absolutely will.

$275 at Katie Kimmel
Urban Oasis Crystal-Infused Water Bottle

While many cities are quickly doubling down on their dog-friendliness by offering communal water bowls at parks, outside of restaurants, or near hiking trails, the unfortunate truth is that these tend to house bacteria and other toxins your pet should surely avoid. The more expected truth is that many dog moms — with their superhuman preparedness — are probably aware. However, they may not be aware of this solution, so give them a pleasant surprise for once — contrary to what their dog usually spontaneously presents on the carpet. Made of 100% eco-friendly and non-toxic materials, this bottle from Merci Collective features a selection of hand-picked healing crystals stationed in the middle to help promote better energy and uplift mental and physical health.

$72 at Merci Collective

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Sean Zucker

Sean Zucker

Sean Zucker is an editor at The Wildest whose work has also been featured in Points In Case, The Daily Drunk, Posty, and WellWell. He recently adopted a Pit Bull named Banshee whose work has been featured on the kitchen floor and behavioral issues rival his own.