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22 Things For Anyone Who Owns A Small (But Mighty) Dog

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Because little dogs are just as much (if not more) work.

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1. A water bottle attachment so you can give your doggo the water they need on-the-go.
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Promising reviews: «Trying to water dogs on hikes can be messy and inconvenient. This makes it much easier. No more bringing a bowl, pouring water into your hands, or trying to pour water into the dogs mouth. We are in the desert, so keeping a dog hydrated is important.» –JLC
Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15 (available in two colors).
2. A tough tire toy made by KONG that’ll give your pupster’s relentless teeth a workout.
bez-imeni-1-vosstanovlenoPromising review: «So far so good. Our six-month-old puppy hasn’t destroyed this toy – yet. Can’t say the same for other toys claiming to be good for dogs that like to chew. Able to place pill pocket treats in the tire, which keeps the puppy entertained and wanting to play with the tire.» —Running Rabbit
Get it from Amazon for $7.89.
3. A reversible plaid dog coat made for the distinguished, chilly woofer.
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Everyone knows little dogs get cold much easier!
Promising review: «Murphy is 12 lbs., lanky, and adorable. The medium fit him great! Ordered a small for my 7 lbs. toy poodle and it fit great. The vest is cute, reversible, Velcro, and I love it for the cold months to come.» —Duff
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors, sizes S–3XL).
4. An XS padded harness with a seatbelt attachment, to keep the wildest little dog in place on your next road trip.
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This harness keeps my wildest little doggo Lily (pictured above) calm and in her seat on drives – instead of all over my lap. We also use this for walks every day, because the chest plate prevents Lily from slipping out to chase squirrels (which has happened in nearly every other harness except this one).
Read our full review here.
Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three colors).
5. An itsy-bitsy handmade ball worthy of the tiny babe in your life.
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Promising review: «So very super cute! I know our daughter’s chihuahua Radar will love it. Very well made; can’t wait to give it to him for Christmas! :)» —BethanyW1
Get it from Amanda Lynn Crochet on Etsy for $2.25+ (available in multiple colors, sizes teeny–large).
6. A Barkbox subscription that’ll deliver themed toys and treats to your lil’ doggo’s door every month.
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«The collegiate-themed box, including a frat bro and bona fide Bark University ‘acceptance letter,’ was *adorable*. (Or should I say…adogable? No, I shouldn’t. I’m sorry.) Tico doesn’t discriminate when it comes to treats (we’re talking about a dog who ate a slimy days-old banana lying in the dirt the other day), and he loved them all equally — but it’s great that you can customize the box to accommodate any allergies your pup has.» —Emmy Favilla
Read our full review from the experts at BuzzFeed here.
Get it from BarkBox starting at $21+ (available in three sizes – as 12-month, 6-month, and 1-month subscriptions, as well as a one-time gift box).
7. A 120-count pack of waste bags with a tying system sure to make things easier when it’s ~time for business~.

bez-imeni-1-vosstanovlenoPromising review: «So much easier to pick up, tie, and toss. Ordered a thousand bags, which turned out to have no handle and they are a pain to try and tie shut. These are so much easier – after you tie, you slip the closed bag handle onto a finger and continue your walk. The no-handle bags have to be carried and you carry it with a wasted hand. I have two service dogs, so the bags get plenty of use.» —Rocky Mountain gal
Get them from Amazon for $6.99.
8. An adorable snow cone rope toy perfectly sized for the ~adogable~ love of your life.
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Get it from PetCo for $2.49.
9. A gentle grooming glove you’ll depend on to de-fluff your shedding pup.
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Promising review: «I have a little short haired chihuahua, and it is shedding season. This dog’s fur was everywhere, and it was so hard to keep up with lint rolling clothes. We got this product, and it is amazing. He loves getting pet with it, and looks really shinny after.» —Kami Plaster
Get it from Amazon for $9.25+ (available in two colors).
10. A crate with an easy fold-up design your small woofer shall feel nice and secure in.
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Promising review: «I own two Boston terriers that are both less than 20 lbs. When I would go to my parents house, I would previously have to haul two smaller crates that did not pack well in my car. After purchasing this product and seeing how easy it was to take apart and put back together for traveling, I will never purchase another crate other than iCrate. My puppies are comfortable, maybe not happy, but it works well for our family!» —Janet Copeland
Read our full review here.
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in seven sizes) or a 24″ crate from Jet for $32.47 (available in two colors).
11. And a cushy crate bed you can watch your lil’ babe be drawn to like a magnet.
bez-imeni-1-vosstanovlenoPromising review: «Within minutes of putting this bed in the crate, my puppy took his first voluntary nap in it. Even though he has several beds, sometimes he chooses to pull this one out of the kennel and bring it into the living room with us. It’s definitely dog approved! He’s now 6+ months old, and this bed has taken his abuse. Overall, he’s fairly gentle with the bed — but he has been caught chewing it and shaking it around. There are no holes! I didn’t think any bed would make it this long, so I’m very happy with it’s durability so far. I highly recommend this bed.» —Cat Lady
Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors and seven sizes).
12. A 60-count of Greenies for freshening up the littlest, stinkiest mouth you know.
sub-buzz-22798-1511553645-7Get them from PetCo for $23.79 or from Jet for $23.79.
13. A carrying case that’s just as secure as it is comfy, to help your woofer travel like a pro.
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Promising review: «This carrier is perfect (pawfect) for my needs. It is the fourth carrier I have owned, but it’s my definite favorite. I have a tiny, three-pound chihuahua who will be flying to Houston with me, for her first time. We have been using the carrier every day and night to acclimate her, and she’s very comfortable in it. She can stand in it with no problem. Another of my chihuahuas (near five pounds) jumps in with her, and they are quite comfy. The carrier itself is attractive with lots of ventilation. The dog bed/pad is comfortable, and having TWO of them is an added bonus. The safety leash inside (to hook to her collar) is long enough, so it won’t choke her if she tries to turn around. The small pouch on the outside easily holds her leash and some treats. All in all, I am VERY glad I purchased this pet carrier.» —Susan B.
Get it from Amazon for $39.95.
14. An automatic iFetch machine so you can put your throwing arm to rest, and train your best bud to fetch on their own.
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Promising review: «I have a ball-obsessed dachshund that loves fetching, and this toy was absolutely genius! I first heard about the iFetch when they were doing their Kickstarter campaign, and knew we had to get one. I was a little wary about the high price tag and compared it to other ball launchers that were currently on the market. The other ball launchers I found just didn’t have the same amazing design, and were not small enough for my dachshund. I decided to purchase one anyway and it has definitely been worth the money! We also own the iFetch Frenzy (a less-expensive alternative for the ball-obsessed dogs) that just rolls the balls out, and my dachshund learned how to use that toy quicker than this ‘original’ iFetch; but obviously she prefers this more exciting, launching one.» —Miranda
Get it from Amazon for $114.99.
15. And a 12-pack of mini tennis balls worthy of the mini, fetch-playing wonder.
bez-imeni-1-vosstanovlenoPromising review: «A 12-pack of mini tennis balls is a good thing to have around when your dog is as obsessed with them as mine. A 12-pack of mini tennis balls with no squeaker – THE GREATEST THING EVER. Totally brilliant.» —sailor
Get them from Amazon for $14.99.
16. A small yellow rain coat that’s a perfect fit for cruddy weather and fearless photo-ops.
bez-imeni-1-vosstanovlenoJust look at those happy dry angels.
Promising review: «I absolutely love these dog rain coats! They keep my fur babies dry and clean.» —Marissa
Get it from Amazon for $9.41+ or from Jet for $9.41+ (sizes XS–XXL).
17. And a pair of booties to protect little mighty pupper paws in the great outdoors, or to protect your wood floors from said paws.
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Promising review: «We got new wood floors and my dog’s claws left marks, so I got these. He was not happy, but they work great, and are hard for him to get off. I’m writing this on day two of him wearing them, and he is starting to get used to them. They are super cute on him. He’s a chaweenie (dachshund/chuhuahua).» —Lsquared
Get them from Walmart for $6.12.
18. A reversible sling-carrier so you can carry around your angel babe like a mama kangaroo.
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Promising review: «Perfect! Provides safety and security for my new chi puppy. He loves it, and it allows me freedom to perform tasks while carrying him.» —Stacey Cooper
Get it from Amazon for $13.79 (available in two colors).
19. A tough squirrel toy worthy of your mighty doggo’s squirrel fantasies.
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Promising review: «KONG toys are great. Our chihuahua loves this toy.» —ed
Get it from Amazon for $8.04 or from Jet for $8.04.
20. A pack of bully sticks your pups will be sniffing for under the Christmas tree this year.
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They’ve been good, they swear.
Promising review: «No-stink bully sticks?! YES! I did not believe it when I bought them, but sure enough, the woogies (my nickname for my dogs) loved them! I wish bully sticks were not so expensive but, I am totally satisfied with this product.» —MT
Get an 18-pack from Amazon for $37.99.
21. An elevated doggo bed that just may help soothe arthritis by getting those lil’ legs off the ground.
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Promising review: «The elevated pet bed was easy to assemble, which is not normally my thing. My three small dogs were immediately drawn to it, and were eager to jump on and off. It stimulated great enthusiasm and play. Even my blind wire-haired dachshund couldn’t resist the fun.» —D. Stein
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (sizes S–L).
22. And a bottle of natural shampoo to sooth the skin of the tiny but mighty pupper.
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Promising review: «This shampoo is great, highly recommend it. My little Yorkie’s hair turned out nice and shiny, no burning in the eyes, I like the natural products. Great replacement to my previous shampoos I used on her. Smells good, too!» —Donald J. Mans
Get it from Amazon for $14.95.
Your lil’ doggo living their best lil’ life.

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