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The Ultimate Dog Dad Gift Guide

The coolest gear for Father’s Day, from high-tech gadgets to high-fashion accessories.

by Charles Manning
June 9, 2021
small tan dog laying on carpet with man
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Dog dads are dads too! Get them something special this Father’s Day— June 20th — that they’ll be proud to show off almost as much as their pup. We rounded up the best gifts, from high-tech gadgets to high-fashion accessories, that dog dads and their sidekicks will look cool sporting well beyond the holiday.

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?)

Pendleton Crater Lake National Park Dog Bed

Perfect for the outdoorsy dog (and dog dad), this bed is covered in a classic Pendleton print named after one of America’s great national parks and, unlike most dog beds, it actually looks good. Like, really good. Rustic-cabin-in-the-woods good. And if this particular print or park isn’t your jam, Pendleton has tons of other great options to fit whatever color scheme your dog dad is going for. 

$155 at Walmart
Pendleton Crater Lake National Park Dog Bed

Perfect for the outdoorsy dog (and dog dad), this bed is covered in a classic Pendleton print named after one of America’s great national parks and, unlike most dog beds, it actually looks good. Like, really good. Rustic-cabin-in-the-woods good. And if this particular print or park isn’t your jam, Pendleton has tons of other great options to fit whatever color scheme your dog dad is going for. 

$119 at Amazon
Whistle Go Explore Ultimate Health and Location Tracker for Pets

This waterproof GPS pet tracker is the perfect gift for dogs who like to go off-leash and the dads who can’t help but worry about them. It fits on most collars, has a built-in nightlight, 20-day battery, and a pet fitness tracker. It runs off AT&T’s 4G network, so if your dog ends up far from home you can legitimately track and find them. There is a monthly fee for being on the network, but it’s cheap ($7-8 per month) and it comes with free vet access via chat, phone, or email through the Whistle app. *

$130 at Whistle
Whistle Go Explore Ultimate Health and Location Tracker for Pets

This waterproof GPS pet tracker is the perfect gift for dogs who like to go off-leash and the dads who can’t help but worry about them. It fits on most collars, has a built-in nightlight, 20-day battery, and a pet fitness tracker. It runs off AT&T’s 4G network, so if your dog ends up far from home you can legitimately track and find them. There is a monthly fee for being on the network, but it’s cheap ($7-8 per month) and it comes with free vet access via chat, phone, or email through the Whistle app. *

$130 at Walmart
Custom Oil Painting From huund

Brooklyn-based portrait artist Hannah Stahl has an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and can turn a photo of a beloved dog (or cat or human) into a work of art worthy of hanging above the fireplace. Pricing depends on size, composition, and framing, so you’ll need to work that out with Hannah directly, but her work is impeccable and something to be cherished well beyond Father’s Day.

Artwork: Hannah Stahl / Huund Portraits

$1000 at Huund Portraits

* Whistle is a Kinship brand. We think their products are pretty cool, but we don’t play favorites. So, when a product has family ties, we’ll be real with you.

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Charles Manning

Charles Manning is an actor, writer, and fashion/media consultant living in New York City with his two cats, Pumpkin and Bear. Follow him on Instagram @charlesemanning.