Celebrate Your Senior Citizen Dog Lover With Some Great Gifts For Human and Canines Alike
I don’t know about you but my dogs mean the world to me. They’re not only my constant companions, but, they always remind me of how great I am! After all, who else greets me at the front door before I’m even out of the car?
Our senior citizen loved ones may also love their dog but it might be more difficult for them to care for Fido.
Walking their dog in the evening might have been a good idea at some point, but, as they age, trip hazards in low light might mean they stay housebound.
So, in order to find ways to keep elderly dog owners and their pups happy, I took to the internet and found these five gifts for an elderly dog lover. I’m pretty sure all would be appreciated by human and canine alike.
Note: If you love dogs (and, basset hounds in particular), come visit another of my websites: DashTheBasset.com.
In no particular order, here’s my top five picks for good gifts for a senior citizen who is a dog lover.
Walking Stick Umbrellas Help Keep Senior Citizen Dog Walkers Upright And Dry
What a great idea! These walking stick umbrellas do double duty. No need to carry both an umbrella and a walking stick. During rainy days, the umbrella easily detaches from the walking stick leaving both usable. I love these!
Atree Walking Stick Umbrella, T Handle Umbrella Cane, Super Reinforced long-stem Umbrellas For The Elders, Defensive Non-slip Hiking, Gift For Parents And Outdoor Hikers-Gray PleidEmarth Golf Umbrellas Detachable 50 Inch T-Handle Long-stem Umbrella with 8 Ribs, Walking Stick Umbrella with Cane for Hiking and Walking Assist, Large and Windproof (Black2)Kobold Multifunctional T-handle Cane Umbrella Walking Stick Umbrella for Hiking and Walking Assist
Dog Grooming Aids
It’s not easy to bathe even the smallest of dogs as we age. Leaning over the tub is a big no-no due to the distinct possibility of loss of balance (ouch…). Standing by the kitchen sink to bath a little one is also not so easy on the legs, particularly if they are squirming to get out.
Waterless shampoos are my go to between visits to the groomer. All you do to freshen the dog’s coat is to spray the waterless dog shampoo until the coat is damp and run it in with paper towels (I’ve found that microfiber cloths work really well for this.
Doggy wipes also work well to spruce up a dog’s coat between actual baths. I keep these dog grooming wipes in my car and wipe down the pups after a lively time at the local dog park.
Finally, a spritz of doggy cologne is never a bad thing – at least, not for your senior citizen friend.
Dry Dog Shampoo, Waterless, No Rinse Foam Mousse – Best for Bathless Cleaning of Coat and Removing Pet Odor – Mango & Pomegranate Scent, Natural with No Harsh Detergents, Made in USA, 100% GuaranteedBio-Groom Waterless Cats and Dog Bath Shampoo, 16-OunceMiracle Coat Spray on Waterless Dog Shampoo, 32-OunceOster 078477-145 Baby Powder Cologne, 6-OunceLambert Kay Fresh Floral Scent Cologne 12ozFour Paws Dog Cologne, BlackPogi’s Grooming Wipes – 100 Deodorizing Wipes for Dogs & Cats – Large, Hypoallergenic, Fragrance-FreeEarthbath All Natural Grooming Wipes, Hypo-Allergenic and Fragrence Free – Pack of 1Nature’s Miracle Pet Bath Wipes, 70-Count
Scoop Poop Without Bending Over
Now, here’s some cool inventions! As conscientious dog owners, we must clean up after our canine friends. Sometimes, this can be a messy job, particularly if the bag in your hand has a hole in the bottom (come on, we’ve all been there).
I’ve found a few cool inventions on Amazon that will help senior citizens do their job without having to bend over or have direct contact with dog poop. That’s gotta be a huge bonus!
Pooper Scooper For Dogs – Free Bags – The “Catchapoo” Catches Dog Poo Before It Hits the GroundDoody Digger Pooper ScooperEarth Rated 270-Count Dog Waste Bags, Lavender-Scented Poop Bags, 18 Refill RollsPoop Bags, Environment Friendly Pets N Bags Dog Waste Bags, Refill Rolls (16 Rolls / 240 Count, Unscented) Includes DispenserGorilla Supply 1000 Blue Dog Pet Poop Bags, EPI Technology, 50 Refill RollsEXPAWLORER Dog Poop Bag Biodegradable 45 Rolls / 900-Count, Bone Printed Waste Bags includes Dispenser
Pet Lint Rollers
No matter how little a dog sheds, there’s always hair clinging to clothing or furniture in a dog lover’s house. These lint rollers pick up every hair, easily and cleany. Just roll over clothing or furniture and the sticky side cleans effortlessly.
And, the bottom three lint rollers are reusable. Just rinse in water, dry, and they’re ready to go again.
Evercare Pet Hair Extra Sticky Lint Roller with 2 Refills 180 Total SheetsScotch-Brite Lint Roller, 95 Sheets, 5 CountI GO Professional Powerful Pet Hair Lint Roller,Easily to Tear,360 Count Lint Roller, 6 PackiLifeTech Reusable Sticky Picker Set Cleaner Lint Roller Pet Hair Remover Brush, BlueLint Remover and Mini Lint Roller for Pet Hair, Clothes, Bathroom Rugs, Speaker Grilles, High Chairs Strollers, Car Seats, Sofa, Plush Toys, Felt Pads, Furniture, Crumbs and MoreTOAO Multi-function 3 pieces Reusable Sticky Picker Set Cleaner Lint Roller Pet Hair Remover Brush
Dog Toys Are Always A Great Gift For Any Dog Lover
I’m very easy to buy for as I’m always a fan of new dog toys. Our dogs are treated like royalty (as they should be). And, when they get excited over a new toy, I get excited too. Their joy is contagious.
Their favorite toy so far is the Giggle Ball. It might be mine too as it makes me laugh as it ‘giggles’ around when they move it.
Wobble Wag Giggle Ball, Dog Toy3 Dog Squeaky Balls Toys 6 Different Ways Capture Your Dogs Attention Squeaky Sounds Funny Giggles Sounds Wacky Bounces High Bounces Flashing Led Lights Playing Musical Sounds.Weazel Ball – The Weasel Rolls with BallDuckworth Large Yellow Duck Dog ToyZippyPaws Zingy 3-Squeaker No Stuffing Plush Dog Toy, RaccoonHide a Squirrel Fun Hide and Seek Interactive Puzzle Plush Dog Toy by Outward Hound, 4 Piece, Large