Whether it’s your dog’s first birthday or it’s headed towards higher numbers, doing something special for your pup can be a wonderful way to celebrate the day. Here’s a few tips for the perfect birthday gift for your dog. Is this your first time planning a gift for your dog’s birthday? This will definitely give you some inspiration.

1. Planning a party is a great birthday gift for your dog

Do you want to give your dog a special day? Throwing your pup a party is the perfect birthday gift. If your dog is sociable, he will truly enjoy a big doggie party. Dog parties are as popular as parties for kids and require just as much planning and preparation.

2. The gift of safety

What better gift to give your loved one than the gift of safety? A Tractive GPS Dog Tracker will always let you know where your dog is. Tractive GPS not only shows you where your pet was a few minutes ago, but also enables you to track it LIVE directly on your smartphone. The device enables you to set a Virtual Fence, which works as a safe area. As soon as your pet leaves the safe zone, you will get an alert on your phone. Discover more Tractive benefits for your pup and give your dog the gift of safety.

3. Homemade birthday cake

Whether you know your pup’s actual birth date or you just want to honor the day he came home with you from the shelter, a homemade birthday cake is a great way to celebrate your fluffy friend. Spoil your favorite pet with this easy to make dog cake recipe:

Peanut Butter-Carrot Dog Cake


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oats


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Grease a baking mold.
  • Put the egg, peanut butter, oil, honey, and shredded carrots in a large bowl. Feel free to leave out the honey if you’d like.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and oats. Add this to the carrot mixture, and stir until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Spoon cake batter into prepared baking mold.
  • Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool for 10 minutes.
  • Serve the cake for your birthday pup!

4. A day of games & activities

It’s not a birthday without some funny activities. On your dog’s birthday, it should be playtime! Bring along a frisbee and a ball when you are walking your dog, playing fetch will always be appreciated! But if you have time, why not hiding some homemade dog treats in the garden. A new way of playing Search & Find, don’t you think?

5. Doggie spa day

If you are looking for the perfect birthday gift for your dog, a doggie spa day will definitely be well received. Schedule a wellness day or a trip to the groomer for a bath, ear cleaning or nail trim. Most groomers offer:

  • PETicure
  • Bath & body massage
  • Wash & dry
  • Full body groom
  • Don’t forget to take plenty of photos

Otherwise, if you have enough space in your garden, a sand pit or a doggy pool might be perfect for your dog to relax during the summer!

6. Share a pic of your pet

Just like our birthdays, dog birthdays can be full of fun entertainment, so don’t forget to take a lot of photos of your pup’s special day. Let’s face it, we constantly take photos of our dogs anyway, so why not make a birthday photo shoot?

Celebrate your dog and share this blog post with friends and family!