There’s no need to throw up your hands, run to PetsMart and grab a gift card just because you have a dog lover on your Christmas list. There are thousands of gift items for lovers of every breed of dog under the sun. Spend a little time and you’re sure to find the perfect dog lover’s gift.

If you and your friends like to play games, consider the special version of Monopoly especially for dog lovers or the game Do You Look Like Your Dog. You can find them online at Amazon.

Another gift idea if your gift recipient is a reader is a book such as “Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul” or a magazine subscription to the dog lover’s favorite dog magazine. Discount magazine subscriptions abound on the Internet. Or better yet… have your favorite canine’s picture put on the cover of “Vanity Fur” at Personal Creations.

Immortalize not just your dog lover’s favorite four-legged buddy but your dog lover as well with a portrait from They offer photos transferred onto canvas, as well as pictures done in an oil painting style, a pencil sketch style or even “pop art” style pictures in the style of Roy Lichtenstein, the famous “pop” artist.

Need a gag gift for your dog loving buddy? Get the gag gift that is practical as well – Poop Freeze. PoopFreeze is an aerosol spray that actually freezes doggie doodoo to minus 62 degrees, allowing your to pick it up without worrying about the potential mess. Imagine opening that gift just before Christmas dinner … what a hoot!

The Animal Rescue Site Store has hundreds of gifts, sure to please all dog lovers. Gift ideas range from Paw Print Car Decals and Bumper-stickers (under $2) or Paw Print Sticky Note Pads (under $5) to sterling silver pet-themed jewelry or clothes. An added bonus when ordering from The Animal Rescue Site Store is that every purchase helps fund animal rescue efforts.

With a little time spent searching the Internet, you can find a great dog lover’s gift that your gift recipient will treasure for many years to come.

For more suggestions, see Need a Dog Lover’s Gift? Ideas for the Perfect Present on Squidoo.

– by Sherry Law