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Mother's Day Gifts 2018 for Dog Lovers

Mother's Day 2018 is only two weeks away on May 13 so if you're looking for a unique gift idea, here are some dog-themed suggestions.

Whether the dog mum in your life is sporty, a budding adventurer, has an eye for art or home design, is a book lover or a rescue supporter, here are our picks to ensure this year's present is one she will treasure for years to come. 










Create memories to last a lifetime this Mother’s Day thanks to Bring Buddy, an online gift experience store especially for dog lovers. They have sniffed out a wide range of dog-friendly gift experiences (all in Victoria) perfect for doggy mums. 

Shopping for an active mum? She may like a private personal training session. Shopping for a creative mum? She may enjoy a photography lesson. 

Bring Buddy's online gift store makes it easy to think out of the box this Mother’s Day. Dogs are welcome to join in any of these experiences. Once you have purchased the experience,  your voucher will be emailed within a few hours. 
If you can't decide, a Bring Buddy gift certificate allows mum to choose her favourite...

RRP: gifts starting from $30 at www.bringbuddy.com.au






The TailRunner handsfree leash system is the ideal gift for the sporty dog mum but also comes in handy when you're juggling dog walking or running with pushing a pram!

The belt goes around your waist with the individual leash as a separate piece so this set-up is flexible. Highly recommended for large breeds, bad pullers or when you're running multiple dogs. It’s also great for those who have trouble with their hands and find a conventional leash hard to keep hold of.

The double traffic handle means it can be used as a conventional leash or a hands free leash.
Available in Red, Blue, Pink, Purple, Green.

RRP: $45 at www.tailrunner.com.au   





Dog mums need to walk their dogs and we all know how unpleasant it is to carry a bag of dog waste ...

The Poochette by Wag and Me is a lightweight machine washable neoprene bag designed to handle the smelly stuff! The fully insulated compartment discreetly holds your dog waste so you can relax until the nearest drop point. 

It comes with its own poop bag dispenser at the front for easy access.

Other compartments allow you to store keys, phone or treats. The unique lead converts into a sporty shoulder straps so it also works in a city setting.



RRP: $44.95 at www.wagandme.com






What would you do if your dog was seriously injured? Do you have the appropriate supplies at home to deal with it? If you're a dog mum who loves long hikes and camping or you live out of town and don't have access to a veterinarian nearby, this Pet First Aid Kit could be a life saver!

The Creature Clinic Pet First Aid Kit was designed by veterinarian Dr. Joanna Paul and contains the key items essential for canine and feline emergencies. 


The included pet first aid manual provides simple, step-by-step instructions for how (and when) to perform pet CPR and for management of common pet emergencies.

RRP: $69.95 from creatureclinic.com












The Dirtbag Pet Car Seat Cover by Ruffwear is a durable, waterproof cover. The convertible design can be installed in a traditional/bench or hammock configuration and maintains access to seat belts. 

Secure attachments will keep the cover in place and the non-slip fabric keeps dogs stable during the ride. 

Easy to fit and remove, this cover cleans with a simple shake and is also machine washable so now mum can take her dog(s) to the beach or the park on a rainy day and keep her car clean!

This seat cover measures 140 cm (width) by 159 cm (length). Available in Granite Gray or Trailhead Brown.

RRP: $149.95 from www.dogculture.com.au  




You can show off your love for dogs with this stylish 'Crazy Dog Lady' tote bag by MyCraftyDog

Thus 100% environmentally friendly cotton tote bag with with lettering on one side of the bag makes a cute accessory anytime! These natural cotton bags are great for shopping, errands, gym classes, as a book bag etc.

Choose from either white cotton with black lettering or 100% black cotton with white lettering.  Measuring 30cm width by 40cm in height (with the handles). 

At least 20% of all profits from this online store are donated to animal rescue

RRP: $14.99 at furleggedfamily.com.au 




These beautifully crafted keychains available from Louise’s Doggie Charms come in a variety of dog breeds so you’re bound to find mum's favourite!

These keychains (featured as silver-plated) also come in a gold-plated option.

Depending on the breed, the heads measure approximately 40cm and weigh 30g.

Many dog breeds are also available as a pendant, suspended from a durable leather necklet.



RRP: from $25.00
 at 
www.louisesdoggiecharms.com



These Dachshund drop earrings are locally hand made in Victoria and exclusive to My Dachshund Online

This is a fun way for mum to show off her love of this quirky breed! There's nothing better than wearing something you love.

These cute earrings are available in 4 different colours and with a tan or black and tan Dachshund to choose from. 




This dog themed tote bag was designed and 100% handmade by Molly & Lola Co. in Brisbane.

It can be used as a shopping bag and is large enough (24cm x 23cm x 12.5cm) to serve as an insulated lunch bag thanks to its thermal batting
.
This bag is lined with spill proof oil cloth for easy cleaning and it is machine washable. 

Great care has been taken to ensure a unique and sturdy lunch tote that is both functional and stylish. 

Choose from the many ready to ship designs (Kelpie, Australian Cattle Dog, Pug, Greyhound etc.) or the company also takes breed requests.


RRP: from $33.50
 from the Molly Lola & Co Etsy Store.





Here’s a great present idea that also supports the work of Greyhound Rescuewith profit from each sale going towards rescue and rehoming costs.

This locally designed combo set includes a stylish martingale collar with matching leash and pooch waste bag.

Hand-made from strong canvas fabric, the collars are 1.5" martingale style, fully adjustable and machine washable. Leashes are a hardy yet soft woven cotton with matching canvas detail and the pooch bag easily clips to a D-ring on the leash.

RRP: $70.00 from
 greyhoundrescue.bigcartel.com  



These unique Puppy with Crown or Chihuahua prints are sure to liven up any wall and have guests double-taking at all that cute silliness masquerading in a sophisticated guise. 

Using painted elements, old maps, vintage labels and cut-up photographs, the Collage Art range from SLH features original mixed-media creations with a fun, quirky edge. 

Each piece is presented on lush, cream-coloured heavy art paper in a classic, timeless black box frame that will suit interior d├ęcor and literally any style. 

RRP: $199.00 (incl. freight) from www.slh.com.au 





'Perfect Imperfection' by award-winning photographer Alex Cearns is a book about these perfectly imperfect dogs, who have gentle lessons for us all...

In this inspiring portrayal of difference, Alex captures the intrinsic beauty and spirit, the sweetness and the strength of 60 perfectly imperfect dogs. 


The bond between these endearing pooches and their humans shines through and sometimes, they even save each other. 


This book is for anyone who's ever loved a dog and makes a great Mother's Day present!


RRP: $24.99 from www.booktopia.com.au 


Part of the proceeds from sales will go to the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation to help them find a cure for canine cancer




People who love their pets have a unique way of sharing that love…they wear it!

Spinning Pets Yarn offers a unique service where the fur from your long-haired pet is used to create the most perfect yarn for you to knit or crochet. 


Whether in the form of a garment (hat, scarf, vest, blanket) or in the form of an object (keepsake bag, bracelet, picture frame), your pet can be with you all the time, forever. You're limited only by the quantity of pet yarn produced so start putting that fur aside! 

Crafted from groomed fur, the yarn or bespoke item is a unique and fitting expression of love and connection. So why not choose a gift that lasts FUR-ever 
this Mothers’ Day

RRP: starting at $130 (gifts made to order) at www.spinningpetsyarn.com.au 



Bathing the family dog can be a real chore depending your pet’s degree of co-operation or if mum has difficulties bending down.

The BarkBath Tool from Bissell is a faster, easier and less messy way to bathe your four-legged family member practically anywhere and anytime! 


The specially designed nozzles get beneath the fur and down to the skin to allow water and shampoo to wash the skin clean while a soft suction pulls dirt and water away into a separate dirty water tank.


To be used with a Bissell portable carpet shampooer like the SpotClean (available for purchase separately).


RRP: $129 (BarkBath Tool) at www.bisselloutletstore.com.au     




With their stumpy little legs and floppy ears, Dachshunds are strong competitors for all-time cutest dog. Just a bite-sized little cupcake of a pooch! 

So who wouldn't like a Dachshund on their desk all day to keep them company? But, rather than knocking over your stationery with its tail, this little guy actually keeps your things neat and tidy. 

This desk organizer from SLH is also a puzzle you build yourself (or let your kids build - it's really not too difficult) made of solid, laser-cut MDF that comes in a flat pack that’s easy to send to someone as a gift. 


RRP: $29.00 via www.hardtofind.com.au
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