Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide

As a Raleigh pet photographer, I’ve come across a ton of dog related local businesses. I’ve used my experience to create something special for you. The fourth annual Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide has arrived! Whether you are a human or dog, there is something on this list for everyone. The one thing that most dog parents have in common is that they are obsessed with their dog. Any gift that showcases their dog is sure to leave a special sparkle to this holiday season!

The Raleigh Dog Parent gift Guide features local small businesses. It is so important to support small, local businesses during the holiday. You are not only getting a great gift, but also helping support someone’s dream!

Furthermore, most of the businesses mentioned in this guide are small businesses that give back to the rescues in big ways! How awesome is that?!

Gift For Coffee Lovers

Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide

Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide


I absolutely love snuggling up with my dog, Sophie, while enjoying a warm mug of coffee in the morning. The husband and wife team at Pots and Pains has created a product that combines gorgeous pottery and drawings. Imagine sipping your coffee from a mug with your dog’s face on it while petting your dog? I feel like that’s a peak dream for any coffee loving dog parent! To shop these beautiful products check out their store at Pots and Pencil. They carry customized dog mugs, drawings, and ornaments!

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Gift For the Dog Parent Who Loves Custom Art

Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide

Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide

Pet art makes a perfect gift since it can add personality to your home and also help celebrate everything that you love about your furry loved one.

Imagine if you received a custom portrait of your dear dog. There are several local artists that specialize in customized pet paintings. A few that give back to pet rescues include:Victoria Lowry Art,, and CassidyMadeCo. You can simply give them a photo of your pet and will be amazed at how they are able to capture the essence of your dog’s soul and personality. I’m eagerly awaiting my painting of my Marley boy from Victoria Lowry Art who has crossed the rainbow bridge. I’ll be sure to let you all know how it turns out! The first photo above are stickers of my Marley and Sophie that were created by Cassidy MadeCo. The second are festive pug stickers.


dog portraits

This photo features Victoria Lowry hard at work on a painting at an event last year.

Gift Certificates for Dog Parent Who Loves to Shop

Everyone loves pet-related gifts, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what a dog-parent wants or needs. A gift certificate to a Raleigh pet business is always a crowd pleaser!

Did you know Paws Fur Joy Photography is now offering gift cards? You can gift a 45 minute portrait session and two 5×7 prints to any dog lover in your life! Email Abby at pawsfurjoy@gmail.com for more information.

Hause of Dogs is definite a must when it comes to gift cards. They sell all sorts of merchandise as well as special treats and doggy ice cream for your pup. It is always a fun and welcoming atmosphere whenever I go in there. They also host fun events. You an learn more about them at their instagram HERE.

Another business offering gift cards is Underbite Pet Boutique. They offer an array of treas and toys for dogs. Check out Katie’s expertly curated selection of products HERE.

Gift for the Dog Parent Who Loves Candles

wicks for wags

Wicks for Wags offers a wide array of wonderful scented candles for your home. If a dog parent in your life loves candles, then this is the perfect give for them! Not only do they smell amazing, but a portion of each purchase goes towards helping rescues. You can see the options and scent descriptions on their website HERE.

For the Stylish Dog Parent

You likely know a pet parent in your life who has a whole basket (or maybe even closet) full of clothes for their pooch! Each of these local places are owned by the nicest people you will ever meet! The talent and quality of their work is outstanding! My Sophie doesn’t like bandanas. However, something tells me that I may be developing a presentation to try and convince her otherwise. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Social Hound

social hound bandana

social hound bow tie

The Social Hound has a variety of cute options for your dog. Check out their etsy shop HERE. They donate 20% of their sales to local rescues and also donate products for rescue dogs to wear during photo shoots. I love local businesses that give back to rescues!

Malune Pets

You’ve likely seen Malune Pets at local vendor events. Marissa’s company stands out because she uses thrifted items such as tablecloths or curtains. That’s so amazing! Their sweet dog accompanies them to many of these events. How cute is he? Check out the variety of products on their website HERE. 

malune pets

malune pets collars


Nana’s Bandanas

If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting her, you know she is a walking ray of sunshine and makes every person (and dog) feel special! Check out all the fun and festive prints at the shop HERE. The owner has been sewing for 40 years! Her experience really shows in the craftsmanship of her products. I love that the bandanas have snaps!

Gift For the Dog Parent Who Loves to Give Back.

Another local business that gives back to rescues is Binky and Bell! You’ve likely seen them under their red tent at events. They carry a variety of t-shirts, bags, coloring books, magnets, and stickers. You can visit their shop HERE Check out this coloring book. Here are a few more gifts which in part directly support rescues.


Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide

Gift for the Pet For the Dog Parent Who Loves to Stay Organized.

Not only will the pet parent on your list be able to stay organized, but $5 from each calendar is donated to Best Friend Pet Adoption. This calendar is the result of a fundraiser by Paws Fur Joy Photography. The calendar contest raised $3000 for the rescue!  You can purchase your calendar HERE.


I had so much fun putting together this Raleigh Dog Parent Gift Guide for you. If you need any help deciding on gifts or wan to learn more about a pet photography session then don’t hesitate to reach out!


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