Dogs love their (human) mothers. Mom makes sure Fido is clean, healthy and always fed on time. She gets up in the middle of the night to take her pups out, is a poop-scooping queen at the dog park, and gives the best snuggles. As a way to show appreciation for all that she does for her four-legged children, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best gift ideas for the special dog mom in your life this Mother’s Day. Dog mamas, we’re sure your pup would want you to treat yourself to something amazing from this list, too!
1. A Weekend Getaway(Manchester, VT)
The stately Wilburton Inn in Manchester, VT, was voted one of the most elegant mansion hotels in the country by CNN. Surprise mom with a trip to this country retreat during the dog-friendly bed and breakfast’s Mother’s Day Weekend event from May 10-12. Dog moms get to bring their pups for free as part of the package that includes admission to a welcome “pawty” on Friday night with new furry friends, a Saturday morning group dog stroll through historic Manchester Village, and a free box of Wagatha's Organic Vermont doggie treats. End the weekend with a discounted Mother’s Day brunch at the inn with Fido. Nightly rates start at $195 and include breakfast.
3. A Dog-Friendly Brunch(Austin, TX)
Make reservations at a dog-friendly restaurant near you for an alfresco brunch this Mother’s Day. One outstanding example in Austin, TX is Dog Mom’s Day at Upstairs at Caroline’s on May 12. Every Sunday, the bar offers all-day yappy hour drink specials and 25% off your bill for just for bringing your dog. Dog mamas can munch on breakfast tacos and sip on mimosas and Bloody Marys while Fido eats tasty vittles like sweet potato fries and bacon bark. The first 50 mums who show their Eventbrite RSVP on Dog Mom’s Day will receive a free PB & bacon frozen yogurt dessert for Fido!
2. A Mommy & Doggy Day of Beauty
Matching manicures and pawdicures? We think Mom and pup would approve. There are numerous spas and resorts around the country that cater to two- and four-legged customers. Venus de Fido in Palm Desert, CA combines a luxury spa with doggy day care. While mom enjoys a Swedish massage, her pup can run free in the indoor dog park or go on a themed play date. At the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA, Mama and her furry companion can treat themselves to a variety of spa services.
Or let Mom get a new ‘do alongside her dog as he gets groomed at Coiffed & Collared Hair and Fur Studio in Greenville, SC. This unique salon caters to both pets and humans in side-by-side studios. They’ll both leave looking fabulous.
If your town doesn’t have a salon that welcomes you both, just book your dog’s grooming and your dog mom’s beauty appointments on the same day. She’ll love coming home from her relaxing day at the spa to a clean dog!
4. Flowers From Fido
You can never go wrong when you give a mother a bouquet of flowers. We like this “A-dog-able Basket” from 1-800-Flowers, but any arrangement will do. If you’d prefer to give a live plant for her garden, we’re sure her pup can help with the fertilizer.
5. A Furbo Dog Camera
This Mother’s Day, splurge on a Furbo Dog Camera for your dog mom. It’s an interactive, smart dog camera that will allow mom to see in high-definition, talk to and hear, as well as toss treats to her dog from the Furbo app on her smartphone. The camera also has cool tech functions like “selfie mode” which will snap pics of her pet for her.
6. Matching PJs
A gift of matching Joggies pajamas are sure to be a bit hit with the dog mom who likes to spend the weekends curled up on the sofa with her pup, binge-watching TV shows on Netflix. We chose these hooded onesies because they are made out of sweatsuit material and can be worn as outerwear to the park, too.
7. Custom Dog Socks
Order these crew socks from DivvyUP and customize them with Fido’s face. Dog moms will love them because she’ll have her dog with her all day when she wears them. These adorable socks are available in ten different colors, so you’ll be able to find her favorite hue.
8. A Dog Mom Sweatshirt
Perfect for chilly morning walks or playdates at the dog park, a dog mom top is both a fashion statement and a declaration of love. The Pink Buffalo takes it one step further with this must-have "Stay at Home Dog Mom" sweatshirt. This one from Heymiss is another stylish option for the proud mother of four (legged children). She’ll keep cozy and look good while doing it. The Heymiss Sweatshirt is available in Dog Mom or Cat Mom styles, and comes in grey, dark grey, black, hunter green and red.
9. A Personalized Pawprint Necklace With Her Dog(s) Names
Any dog mom would cherish this sterling silver necklace with her pups’ names on it. Up to three pet names can be engraved on the pendant, which is topped with a paw print medallion.
10. A Portrait of Her Pet
Dog moms will squeal with delight when they open a custom portrait of their pup! Afraid that commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece of art is out of your price range? Have no fear, Etsy offers several affordable options for custom pet portraits. Some artists can rush orders to be available in time for Mother’s Day if you’ve been “paw”crastinating making a purchase for your puppy mama.