Dog Gift Ideas
At Engearment, our adventure dogs love spending time outdoors as much as we do. And, just like us humans, sometimes dogs need gear upgrades too. Here’s a list of some of our favorite items to treat your fur baby this summer.
When we buy gear, we often put safety first and buy the most durable gear we can find to keep up with our active lifestyles. Why wouldn’t we put as much thought into purchasing gear for our adventure dogs as well?
Founded in 2015, Gunner Kennels created the G1, the toughest dog travel crate available. Despite a hefty price tag (MSRP $399 – $699) Gunner Kennels are the only travel crates to receive a dual 5-Star crash test rating from the Center for Pet Safety and carry a lifetime warranty.
How durable are they really? The G1 large crate can withstand 4,000 lb. of force, a 200+ ft cliff drop, a 12-gauge shotgun at 7 steps, and 630 lbs. Dropped from 8’4”. Need more convincing? Take a look at some of the testimonials from customers who got into severe car accidents and their dogs traveling in the G1 crates survived.
Key features of the double-wall rotomolded G1 travel crates include tie down points, and a recessed floor with drain plug (so that your dog isn’t sitting in water or mud on the way home).
Keep your dog cool with a G1 fan kit, just recently introduced. Whether you’re car camping, or traveling on an especially warm day, you will know your dog is traveling comfortably. G1 fan kit can keep your dog cool for up to 6 hours on full power. Other features: battery and battery charger, weather and water resistant, and engineered for minimal vibration in a vehicle. MSRP $229.
Taking your dog for a hike? Keep cool and look stylish when hiking with your dog with a Headsweats Soft Tech 5 Panel Trucker. This soft tech 5-panel trucker includes a terry sweatband that absorbs sweat keeping it out of your eyes, a black undervisor to reduce glare, plastic mesh back, and a snap back closure with ponytail opening. This performance trucker hat makes the perfect gift for the Bigfoot lover or dog lover in your life … even if that lover is you. MSRP $26. Available in other designs and graphics. Key features include :
- Eventure terry sweatband wrapped in Eventure knit
- Eventure plastic mesh back
- Eventure woven shell
- Black undervisor to help reduce glare
- Snap back closure with ponytail opening
- One size fits most
This month, JR Ligget’s expanded its soap line by introducing a new animal product line that includes six bar (3.5 ounces) and six liquid shampoos (8.45 ounce recyclable bottles, 16.9 ounce recyclable bottles) designed for specific animals. For example, “Max” is a dog flea and tick shampoo with CBD oil. “Bella” is a shampoo designed for sensitive dogs.
All of these products are formulated with essential oils, such as Olive Oil and Coconut Oil, and none of the products contain any detergents or genetically modified organisms. These formulas are meant to leave essential natural oils in the dog’s coat and remove just the unwanted dirt and dander leaving behind a clean, healthy coat. One bar is the equivalent of 24 ounces of liquid shampoo.
Available for purchase now are the dog shampoo bars is (MSRP $7.99) and (MSRP $8.99 for flea/tick CBD). Liquid 8.45 oz dog shampoos (MSRP $9.99, and $10.99 for flea/tick CBD) will be available in August.
One of our writers has a senior dog that loves the outdoors, but is no longer capable of long hikes. A friend recommended K9 Sports Sack AIR and the rest is history.
With input from animal professionals, veterinarians and dog trainers, the K9 Sports Sack AIR is engineered to be ergonomic, safe and strong. Key features include: ventilated side panels for cooling, adjustable dual side pockets, sternum strap with avalanche whistle clip, and moisture wicking, ventilated shoulder straps.
Upgrades include Integrated D Ring for collar hookup, wider more comfortable shoulder straps, safety reflective sternum strap slide, whistle clip, upraded rest pad, and 3″ longer sternum strap.
Available in 5 colors, the K9 Sports Sack AIR most flexible, breathable and lightweight pet carrier in the K9 line. MSRP $69.95.
Our friends at Klymit have created their first ever dog bed. Easy to inflate, the cover-optional Moon Dog Bed is easy to pack down when not in use. It packs so small that dogs can carry it on their own packs. MSRP $69.95 to $99.95. Other features include:
- Lightweight and packs down small
- Body mapping technology with a raised side rail
- Removable, polyester fleece cover
- Cover is machine washable
Keep your dog visible either walking at night, or when you go camping with Nite Ize’s SpotLit XL Rechargeable Collar Light. Larger and brighter than the Disc-O, the SpotLit XL has replaced the battery with a micro-USB for convenience. MSRP $19.99. Key features include:
- Four selectable colors (red, green, blue, white) and color changing Disc-O mode
- Push button on/off + select color
- Durable weather resistant body
- Secure stainless steel carabiner clip
- Recharges in approximately 1.5 hours using micro USB cable (not included)
- Run time: 10 hours
- Dimensions: 1.8″ x 2.8″ x 0.9″
New from silicone ring makers QALO is the Dog Collection featuring silicone dog ID tags. From the desert, to the mountains, to the water, you can select from eleven unique designs as unique as your adventure dog. Unlike metal dog tags, silicone dog ID tags won’t rust and are silent so they won’t make a disruptive clinking sound against other tags. Each tag is customizable on both sides. MSRP $24.95.
Constructed from repurposed foam, the all new Ruffwear Restcycle Bed is the perfect choice for those who are eco-conscious and want a reliable dog bed that won’t pack out, doesn’t retain odors, and is impervious to liquids. Other features include a removable, machine washable cover, integrated pillow topper, and a handle for easy transport. Available in two colors (Cloudburst Gray, Huckleberry Blue), the Restcycle bed comes in one size (28 x 35 in; 4 in loft). MSRP $99.95.
We wear eye protection when we are pursuing all our favorite outdoor activities, why wouldn’t we protect our dogs? By the time they’re 8 years old, most dogs are diagnosed with some sort of eye ailment. This can be exacerbated by exposure to harmful elements such as sun, debris, brush, and tall grass.
Vet-approved Rex Specs aren’t just stylish, they’re practical. Dogs who live in the Rocky Mountain West are especially susceptible for Pannus, a corneal inflammation worsened by exposure to the sun. By blocking out harmful UV rays, Rex Specs are designed to to help treat Pannus. Ranging from XS to XL, The Rex Specs MSRP is $79.95. Other features include:
- Large spherical lens design provide a full range of view.
- Soft foam fits closely to the dog’s face and offers comfortable protection from dust and debris.
- Fully adjustable strap easily integrates with other products and harnesses, allowing for a custom fit. Non-restrictive fit allows for full jaw motion.
Since its introduction, YETI’s Boomer 8 Dog Bowl is a perennial favorite. Like all YETI products, it is extremely durable and is constructed with double-walled, non-insulated stainless steel. The Boomer 8 holds eight cups of water or food. It is easy to clean, it won’t get knocked over, and is resistant to rust. Available in five colors to match your YETI drinkware, the MSRP is $49.99.
A smaller dog bowl, the Boomer 4, will soon be added to the YETI dog bowl line, as well as a dog bed. We’ll keep you informed as soon as they are available to the public.
This is a very user friendly (and dog friendly!) harness. With multiple lease attachment options and a soft, yet secure fit. We see more of these Front Range Harnesses in the mountains, than any other harness. Must be a good reason! MSRP $40 at REI
This stylish dog backpack is freakin awesome! It comes with two .6 liter BPA free hydration bladders to keep your dog(s) hydrated. Two zippered pockets on either side of the pack also feature a mesh divider within. We found this to be a perfect size for a big day hike. Able to hold the two water bottles, dog first aid kit, snacks and extras with ease. MSRP $90 at REI
Merrell and Bark Collaboration – Ontario K9 Bootlicker
Head over to Merrell.com and use code “Ontario” or Chewtoy” on purchases over $100, and receive this K9 Bootlicker chew toy for free! Inspired by Meadow, Merrell’s first “ambassadog”. Yep, that is now a word! Ambassador dog. Grab a pair of human boots and get a cool looking chew toy too 🙂
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