Know a kid who loves dogs? Or perhaps the better question is, who doesn’t like dogs? So we’re pretty sure you need to read our guide on the 10 best toys for kids who love dogs.
Everybody remembers their very first best friends. For a lot of us, they were stinky, unruly mutts with lion hearts. Mine, for example, was a slobber factory named Vince – a great rolling boulder mass of a bloodhound. And everything I wanted when Vince was my best friend was Vince-related.
We’ve sniffed out the 10 best gift ideas for young dog lovers (2 to 12 year old children – or dogs, for that matter), so you wouldn’t have too ruff of a time coming up with them yourself!
- Pawsome – Six Odd Socks at your Heel
- Dog Crimes
- Pet Vet Play Set
- Dog Man Attack of the Fleas Board Game
- Robot Pet Shop – Build 8 Motorized Animals
- Sound Puzzle – Pets
- Adopt a Penguin
- Animal Mayhem – Fuzzy Jigsaw
These pawsome poochies always stay close at your heel!
This funky set of unique and colorful odd socks comes in a pack of six – allowing for 15 different combinations for the ultimutt style! Each sock has a cute smiling dog and comes with a pretty dotty or striped design. A perfect gift for a dog lover! Sock size is US 6.5–10.5 . AGES 6–12
Call the Paw-lice, there’s been a murder! A brilliant ‘who dunnit’ logic game solving canine crimes
Great for anyone who loves a mystery, this entertaining game comes with a set of 40 different challenge cards presenting a canine crime and a series of clues to help identify the criminal. There are six different doggy suspects, each with a unique set of identifiable characteristics and traits. So un-leash your inner detective and find the culprit! AGES 8–10
Who DIDN’T want to be a vet when they were a kid? Healing sweet, soft, defenseless puppies and kittens?! Sign me UP!
This kit lets you take your naturally caring instincts for a test run with a stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, ear scope, tweezers and clamp. And you’ll soon have your patient feeling better with bottles, tubes and tubs of pretend treatments and ointments, bandages, a plaster cast, plus a ‘cone of shame’ to keep pets from licking. Perfect practice! AGES 3–5
Save the day and conquer a villain! Defeat the villainous FLEAS in this brilliant board game based on the popular ‘Dog Man’ books
The FLEAS are at it again! Crunky, Bub, and Piggy plan to take over the world with their Robo-Brontosaurus, so it’s up to you to save the city! Collect and use the special Tool Tokens – Shrink Ray, the Chopper and the Invisible Spray as you defeat the villienous villains. A great board game for all fans of Dav Pilkey’s best-selling children’s book series ‘Dog Man’. AGES 7–12
Do you know what’s just as awesome as having your own real life pet? Building your own ROBOTIC pet, that’s what!
Well, almost! These pets are mini, motorized, and really cool. There are no messes to clear up and your kid will learn the fundamentals of engineering at the same time. Brilliant! AGE 5+
The perfect toy for little animal lovers–it makes noises, too!
A lovely gift idea for little hands, this eight-piece peg puzzle has chunky wooden pieces that ‘sound off’ with real animal noises when the correct animal is put in it’s place. AGE 2+
Penguins have been called the puppies of the arctic… probably
At any rate, for kids who won’t be satisfied unless they’re making a real difference, this is the perfect gift. When you get your kit, you follow a simple set of instructions to adopt your penguin. Register online, and then the Conservation Trust will take care of the penguin for the next 12 months in your name. You’ll even get a certificate proving you protect this penguin and updates periodically from the Trust! AGES 7–11
This puzzle featuring hilarious animals is sure to make any kid laugh out loud
The 100-piece puzzle pictures a chaotic scene, with animals pulling some seriously silly poses! Measuring a large 19.3 x 14.2 inches, it also has some furry, fuzzy pieces, so will be a delight for children to handle. AGE 6+
Love of canines should be bred like fox hounds into the youth of our nation – it’s the only effective way to safeguard against a life of grumpy, curmudgeonly loneliness.
If you don’t have a pup to cuddle, or you DO and you want to celebrate them in every way, all of the time, any of these 10 fantastic toys will do the trick!
As always, play with your pup safely and responsibly!
And, from our Joke Factory for kids, these jokes are all bark and no bite… But they sure made us laugh!
Q: What happens when it rains cats and dogs? A: You can step in a poodle.
Q: What is a dog’s ideal job? A: Barkeology!
Q: What kind of dog does Dracula have? A: A bloodhound!