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15 Father's Day Gifts for Dog Dads in 2020

From unique art to practical gifts for the dog dad about town, we have 15 of the coolest gifts ideas to brighten up Father's Day 2020. Chances are many of us will be celebrating it at home with our dogs...



Once we can resume travelling freely, this is the perfect gift for the Dad who loves to get away from it all with his dog.


Designed to stand up to the most adventurous dogs, this luxury quilted Universal Fit Cargo Liner by Pawmanity doesn't just look great, it provides a secure, comfortable padded space for pets to relax in whilst you're driving.

Made from extremely durable, abrasion resistant fabric, this thick liner provides maximum protection for the back of your vehicles rear seats while keeping fur, dirt, sand and many of life's other messes from getting into those impossible to reach parts of your car.

Two generously sized pockets are incorporated into the backrest section, providing ample storage for road trip essentials such as tennis balls, towels, leads, jackets, water bottles etc. 

The rubber-mesh covering the underside provides superior anti-slip protection with assistance from heavy-duty straps and buckles keeping it securely in place.

RRP: $149.00 from www.pawmanity.com.au


This Father’s Day, why not treat the whole family to a special week-end getaway including your pooch? 
There are dog-friendly rooms at all Ovolo Hotels properties across Australia.

Unlike regular pet-friendly hotels that 'allow' dogs, Ovolo Hotels offer you an indulgent experience, complete with amenities (and treats!) to pamper you and your dog like a true VIP.


Each pet-friendly room (up to two 2 pets per room) is decked out with a plush dog bed, a no-mess eating and drinking mat, separate food and water bowls. Whilst Dad can tuck into his snacks, your V.I.Pooch can enjoy a designer ‘Doggy Bag’ full of drool-worthy dog toys, healthy dog snacks and handy poop bags to bring along on your walks, hikes and adventures all around town.

For your chance to win one night at Ovolo Hotels with your dog/s, enter this week's competition before 30/08/20.


RRP: from $359.00/night (2 guests plus 1 or 2 dogs) at ovolohotels.com
  


Give your dog dad a gift that will last a lifetime with a Father’s Day photo experience from The Dogs Pyjamas

Create fun memories and capture that special bond with man’s best friend(s) during your studio photo shoot. 

The Dogs Pyjamas is a Sydney-based pet photography studio and is offering a special package just in time for Father’s Day.

The shoot includes up to 90 minutes of shooting time in the Double Bay pet photography studio, 5 gorgeous digital images that have been thoughtfully edited to share with friends and family, a gallery viewing session, and a $150 credit to spend on beautiful wall artwork for your home!


*Some terms and conditions apply, visit the website for more details. 

RRP: $150* at www.thedogspyjamas.com.au




How about turning your favourite pet photo into a piece of art that best suits the dog dad in your life? Digital Paws Australia can create a variety of styles, from Steampunk to movies, Christmas to urban scenes. The sky is the limit!

Visit the Gallery on their website for some inspiration and they will turn fantasy into reality featuring your own pup star…

Edits are digital files so you can showcase them on your social media platforms or print onto anything you like.

RRP: $60-$95.00 (available worldwide) from digitalpaws.com.au



Barkin Apparel is a new Aussie brand of premium apparel for dog lovers offering a range of Tees, Hoodies & waterproof Jackets.

This is a fully lined classic fit Unisex Fleece Hoodie that will keep any pet parent warm and stylish! Made from 80% cotton Rich CVC Fleece and 20% polyester, it is available in 6 sizes (S to XXXL).

The “Dogs Make Me Happy” saying is printed on the back. Other options feature “Woof”, “Dogs are my People” and “If I Can’t Take My Dog, I’m Not Going!”, 
 available in Black & Grey Marle.

RRP: $60.00 from barkin.com.au





We all know Lowes for their work wear and casual wear. But did you they now offer an entire range of doggie wear?

This winter the whole family can play matchy-matchy with their range of Unisex Flannelette Shirts for humans and dogs.

Your pooch will be the envy of all their four-legged friends while wearing their warm and cosy matching Flannelette Shirt at your next backyard BBQ, or chilled out walk! 
Please refer to the size chart to find the paw-fect size for your dog.

RRP: $17.95 for humans; $15.95 for dogs at www.lowes.com.au




A favourite of ours when worn with a shoulder strap, the Poochette from Wag and Me is also available with an adjustable comfortable Waist Belt.

You can store treats in fully insulated internal compartment to keep them fresh for longer so it makes the perfect training companion!

The Poochette is also a lightweight unisex dog walking pouch, big enough to hold your smartphone, keys, even a tennis ball. Used as intended, it discreetly hides used dog waste bags until a bin can be found.

You can store a small roll of biodegradable dog bags in the front pocket for easy access so you’ll never run out!

RRP: $44.95 (BlackRed or Navy) from www.wagandme.com.au 



If your household is anything like ours, the dog dad isn’t very interested in meal times, unless... pet tech is involved!

Smart Feed from PetSafe® makes feeding simpler and smarter! If you live in a busy household and no one is never sure if the dog (or cat) has eaten and how much, this will give you peace of mind.

Boasting a sleek design in steel blue, it works with a user-friendly smartphone app that allows you to schedule, monitor and adjust your pet’s meals from anywhere!

The PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder is compatible with iPhones iOS 9.0 or later as well as Android smartphones. One feed can be controlled from multiple family members’ smartphones; or multiple feeders controlled from one Smartphone!

RRP: $299.99 at store.intl.petsafe.net




The Aquapaw Bathing Tool is the world's first wearable combination sprayer-scrubber that can be turned on and off by simply making a fist.

If you’re struggling with a reluctant pet at bath time, this device allows you better control over your pet and the flow of water during the entire bathing process. 

Simply 'Click' On and 'Click' Off one-handed by making a fist and pressing button in the centre of the palm, allowing you to always keep one hand on your pet. 

One-size-fits-all design straps quickly and easily to either left or right hands. The pack includes adaptors to connect to either your shower or garden hose and a 2.5m hose.

RRP: $23.99 (free delivery on Prime) at www.amazon.com.au





You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make someone's day special. This is a meaningful but affordable gift for the Best Dog Dad in your life... personalised with your own pup’s photo!
Everyone needs a keyring and this is one present Dad will use every single day.
Simply choose your favourite high-res square photo, email it to The Pendant Club and they’ll do the rest. The photo is reverse printed on 3mm clear acrylic.
This ultralight keyring measures 70mm (L) x 55mm (W) x 3mm (D) approx. (not including chain length).

The Pendant Club is an Australian-owned small business specialising in custom designs. They can also turn your precious pet into a one of a kind Pendant & Earring Set! 


Use the promo code ADL40 at checkout to save 40% until 31st August 2020


RRP: $30.00
 (includes free postage) from thependantclub.com




We are in love with these personalised classic dog breed blueprints by Wet Nose & Wiggly Butts.

These highly detailed, mid-century blueprints display information about dad’s favourite dog breed origins and temperament.

With more than 50 dog breeds to choose from, you can be sure to find one that matches their favourite best friend.

Standard and Vintage prints come in both Blue & Cream colour and measure approximately 40cm x 51cm.

With the option to personalise your blueprint, this is a wonderful piece of wall art that will make a great gift for the dog lover in your life! As they come from the US, plan early to avoid disappointment!

RRP: $73.03 at from the WetNoseWigglyButts Etsy shop



Artist Greg Maddox has worked all over the world using many different artistic mediums for over 25 years. From 3D art installations in New York to the driftwood creations he now builds from his base in Northland, New Zealand.
These stunning Tapatai Driftwood Creations include everything from the animal kingdom (lots of dogs of course!) plus furniture and 3D interpretation. Driftwood and other recycled materials are used in the making of these Tapatai driftwood creations.

You can discuss your ideas with the artist who will help you turn them into a stunning piece. If you’re looking for a bespoke feature piece for Dad’s home, office or garden, look no further!

RRP: Price upon request from www.ttcreative.co.nz




If Dad would rather not share his favourite spot on the couch in front of the TV, then it may be time to get your hound their very own!
The ‘Velvet Luxury’ Black Pet Sofa by Pet Obsessed is especially good for senior dogs. Being low to the ground, dogs can easily get on and off the sofa. The cushion is extremely soft to relieve pressure off your dog’s joints and body for the ultimate relaxation and sleep. It comes with a cute little pillow for your doggy to rest his weary head on after a hard day’s work or play.

Made with a solid wooden frame (no assembly required), this sofa will never lose its shape and structure. It also comes with a complimentary dog subscription box full of goodies for your pooch so this dog dad will be (even more) popular!

RRP: $330.00 at petobsessed.com.au


In Afghanistan, sometimes all that stands between coalition troops and death or serious injury is a dog.

Highly trained dogs and their handlers search for improvised explosive devices or hidden weapons out on patrol with combat troops.

It’s a perilous job, often putting them right in the firing line, and making them high priority targets for the Taliban insurgents they’re fighting.

Shane Bryant, a former Australian Army dog handler, spent 10 years in Afghanistan working with elite American special forces and training other handlers and dogs. War Dogs is his story – a riveting true account of the hidden war in the mountains and cities of the world’s most dangerous conflict, and the comradeship between man and dog that has saved numerous lives.

This re-released updated edition of War Dogs by Tony Park & Shane Bryant looks at the effects a decade of service as a contractor had on Shane, his personal life and his mental health as he faced new enemy, post-traumatic stress disorder.


RRP: $29.99 (paperback) from Amazon Australia, Fishpond, Booktopia$10.99 (Kindle edition).




Lost Companions (Reflections on the Death of Pets) is heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet.


Our society is still learning how to dignify the relationship between a pet and their human with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and centre. 

In examining the special bond between pets and their people, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson validates the grief that we feel when a special pet dies. Lost Companions is full of poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them. 

A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet, Lost Companions is a thought-provoking book on pet loss. Masson takes a personal approach, allowing readers to explore their own responses, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialise our best friends.

RRP: $29.99 from all good book stores and online at www.booktopia.com.au.
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