How To Make An Easter Basket For Your Dog
Posted on April 06 2022
The weather is warming up, the trees are starting to grow leaves, and it’s time to plant your garden. Do you know what that means? Easter is almost here! Why not include your dog in your Easter celebration by putting together a special Easter basket just for him?! This is a great time of year to surprise your dog with new toys for the outdoors, tasty treats, maybe even a fun, new collar!
Ready to make Easter fun for everyone? Keep reading! We have some great suggestions for how to create an Easter basket for your dog!
Building an Easter Basket For Your Dog
Easter Dog Toys
Toys are an essential piece of the dog Easter basket puzzle. Since the weather is perfect for playtime, be sure to include some toys for outdoor fun. The Nerf Dog Flyer is great for you to toss and your dog to retrieve for tons of springtime fun.
The Chuck-It Kick Fetch Ball comes in different sizes and even has a version that giggles! Plus, it floats, so if you have a pup that likes to splash in the water, this toy stays super fun for the summer!
The Potato Chip Snuffle Puzzle will look cute in a basket and will certainly keep your dog entertained. Whether you’re inside or outside, your dog will have a ball digging in the cloth bag for the crinkly chips.
At Easter time you can’t forget to throw in a cuddly plush toy! You can go traditional with this durable squeaky plush rabbit. Or this rabbit with dangly legs made to be chewed and tossed in the air by medium to large dogs.
Looking for something that says Easter, but you’re not a fan of stuffed bunnies? This giant stuffed Peep by Peeps For Pets would make the cutest addition to your basket.
Treats For Your Dog’s Easter Basket
Is it really an Easter basket if it doesn’t have tasty treats? Throw in treats in flavors you know your dog loves. These Nutro Mini-Bites are a perfect spring treat with the flavor of blueberries and yogurt.
Plato Mini Thinker Treats are great for the dog on a grain-free diet. They come in several flavors, but for Easter why not give your dog a taste of Easter with carrot, turkey, and peanut butter?
If you enjoy being crafty in the kitchen, you can make your dog some specially baked treats that you made yourself! This one-bowl recipe is so simple you can whip up a few batches for all your dog’s buddies at the dog park, and you won’t have a major mess to clean up.
Recipe for cookies:
- 2 cups of peanut butter (make sure the peanut butter doesn’t have sugar or xylitol)
- 4 1/2 cup of flour
- 2 1/2 cup of water
- 6 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup Pastries 4 Pets Icing Mix
- 2 Tbsp water
- Pastries 4 Pets Food Coloring
Toss all the ingredients into a bowl and mix, being careful to not over blend. A stand mixer would be ideal for this, but you can use a hand beater as well.
Sprinkle your counter with flour and roll your dough to about ¼ inch thick. You can go thinner for crispier cookies.
Use a cookie cutter to cut your cookies.
Bake in a 325-degree oven for 25 minutes or until the cookies are brown around the edges.
Decorate with icing.
We recommend that you use dog-safe food coloring for the icing. The ingredients are all-natural and have been FDA approved. In a pinch, you can substitute Americolor food coloring, which comes in a wide variety of colors.
If you don’t feel like investing in cookie cutters, you can use the rim of a glass to cut your dog’s cookies into circles.
If you love baking, and you need some new cookie cutters, you can find fun shapes like this Marshmallow Bunny or these adorable Easter Eggs.
Easter Collars and Accessories
One of the best parts of Easter is stepping out in your Easter best. So why not treat your dog to a spiffy new collar and leash set? Have your dog go full Bunny with this cute Easter bunny collar and matching leash. Don’t forget to get your dog’s name embroidered on the collar for an extra personalized touch.
Have a pup that has quite the fan club at the dog park? This Chick Magnet collar is hilarious and adorable!
If your dog is a fan of a healthy carrot snack, then this Carrot collar is just perfect!
You can also get a collar in a cute spring print, like this Green Daisy collar. If embroidery isn’t your style, you can upgrade the collar hardware and have your dog’s name engraved on the buckle.
Does your dog look best in bandanas? This Gingham Bandana is double sided and is great for more than one occasion.
What says Sunday best like a snazzy bow tie? Duke & Fox bow ties come in a variety of colors and patterns and slide right onto your dog’s collar. For the girly pups out there, you can dress them up with a sweet little collar flower.
The Doggy Easter Basket
You have everything to put in the basket, but what about the basket itself? Presentation is everything, but you don’t want to get a basket that might hurt your dog if he decides to chew it. Avoiding wicker and wooden baskets is a good idea for this reason.
A small canvas bin makes for a great “basket”. After your Easter festivities, you can use it to store your pup’s toys!
Or, for a unique idea, you can use a new set of food and water bowls as a basket. We love that this set is functional and not a huge eye sore in the home!
If you have a small dog, use a cute bed as the Easter basket! Your dog can never have too many comfortable places to sleep, and it gives you a chance to air out the old one. You can use this Easter basket idea for a large dog too. After all, a big dog needs big things!
Have fun putting your dog's Easter basket together! And don't forget to snap a picture of it and tag us on Instagram @dukeandfox!