It might seem slightly odd on the face of it, but sometimes the best gift you can give to a close friend or loved one is one for their beloved pooch. Whether you decide to buy a squeeze toy, some special treats, or one of the many outstanding and very fancydog beds that are on the market, your gift will very likely be greatly appreciated both by your human friend and his or her four-legged companion.
The possibilities for unique dog gifts are pretty much endless and are only limited by your imagination and budget. There are, of course, many and varied varieties of dog toys ranging from all sorts of squeaking plastic products -- especially balls for fetching -- and chewable plush toys, not to mention fancy ropes for pulling and special variations on that unintentional canine classic, the Frisbee. If you want to spend a little more, you can give the real estate market a boost with all manner of elaborate dog houses, though it's possible that might be an example of excessive putting on the dog for a pet who is not your own.
Of course, a dog loves nothing more on this planet than food. While buying a dog a filet mignon might seem excessive or just plain wrong -- especially for a dog not your own -- there are endless varieties of dog treat on the market that your dog owner friend will surely enjoy giving to their pet. Indeed, specialized bakeries for dogs are all over the country and all over the Internet, selling everything from cookies and birthday cakes to doggy-safe not-chocolate.
Or, maybe your friend enjoys showing off their dog in the finest of finery. Fancy dog collars and other forms of canine couture will surely be appreciated by both your dog friend and their human mommy or daddy.
One thing is certain, there's no reason that uniique dog gifts should be limited to dog's owners. Dogs make friends wherever they go, there's no reason you shouldn't show your appreciation for your pet pals whose dog beds don't happen to be in your own home.
"One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us." -- dean koontz --