Dognition's #UnexpectedDogGifts Instagram Contest Is Now Open

Posted by Tori Holmes
Collage of #UnexpectedDogGifts Instagram contest entries

Dognition is back with a new Instagram contest and this time they're diving into the world of unexpected gifts our dogs give us.

This holiday season, Dognition wants you to take the time and reflect on what makes your relationship with your furry friend so special. They may not have thumbs, but our pups sure do know how to give great gifts. Any dog owner knows that gifts from our dogs come in three main categories:

  1. Intangible Gifts: These are gifts such as their loyalty and companionship.
  2. Tangible Gifts: These are gifts such as endless puddles of drool or enough loose hairs to make a sweater.
  3. Action Gifts: These are gifts such as helping out in the dishwashing and vacuuming up loose items lying around the house.

If we had to bet, you already have a few gifts in your mind that could fall in each of these categories. Whether it's something cute...

or something stinky...

Hi! My name is Storm and the #unexpecteddoggifts I give my hooman is lots and lots of dog poop ??? I leave it right by the gate so she knows that I love her sooo much since I give her all my poop. And she has to walk by it all the time. I'm think I'm the nicest for doing this. She doesn't seem to agree. @jaxandthepack @pupsonpar @marloweandshakes ----------------------------------------Use code PUPFRANKIE for 10% off at @DogDroolDesigns @cragdogdesigns @brodsparacord_revolution @idratherbewithmydog PUPFRANKIE10 @wagalot Use PUPFRANKIE for a free bark box and barkbox.com Use code Frankie10 for 10% off @fur_n_fashion ------------------------------------------- #tongueouttuesday #adventurepup #pupventure #husky #boxer #adventure #instahusky #instantboxer #dogsonadventures #dog #puppy #topdogphoto #eyes #instagood #pawsome #dogdaysofinstagram #photooftheday #dogsofinstagram #ilovemydog #dogsandpals #dogoftheday #lovedogs #adorable #doglover #instapuppy #hikingdogsofinstagram #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #tailblazer

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Our dogs really do know how to give a memorable gift!

Hosts

This contest has seven paw-some hosts, each of which have their own unexpected gifts to give. Take a look at what gifts the owners of each of the hosts are most thankful for.

@pupsonpar

My gift to Mom is dog hair. It is both a fashion accessory and a condiment.?? Whats your gift to your hooman?? ~ Lucy . ? CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Tis the season for giving, and we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries. Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment .

A photo posted by Lucy & Emily (@pupsonpar) on

@jaxandthepack

Jax: You know what mom's like to do? Clean. So I make sure that I gift my mom only the best. . . ?CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Tis the season for giving, and we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? - To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries.  Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest ‪Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight‬ EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment

A photo posted by Jax | Haku | Zooey (@jaxandthepack) on

@yorkthebully

? CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Baby Ro always gifts us with kisses, even in her sleepies ❤️️ Well we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries. Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment

A photo posted by Anya & York + Ro (@yorkthebully) on

@ohmydoggies

I never expected when I adopted my Bostons that they would love to pose for me like they do. It’s allowed me to untuck the crown crafter/photography crazy that’s been lurking inside for years. Thanks, Kiddos! ??❤️?? . ? CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Tis the season for giving, and we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries.  Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest ‪Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight‬ EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment .

A photo posted by Skyler, Memo & Frances ? (@ohmydoggies) on

@love.a.bull_diesel

Diesel gives us the gift of happiness every single day! His big smile and vibrant personality can turn any bad day into a good one and any good day into a great one! Smiles really are contagious ????? ? CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Tis the season for giving, and we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries. Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment

A photo posted by @love.a.bull_diesel on

@marloweandshakes

. One of the greatest gifts my little ones give me is laughter! They are both so silly and adorable and crack me up every single day!! They sure make life fun!! . ? CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Tis the season for giving, and we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries. Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment .

A photo posted by @marloweandshakes on

@sebastianlovesluna

"It might be or not be the shoes of yours that I destroyed last week, regifted" - Luna . Luna notoriously destroys the humans shoes & shoes. Luckily these days Sebastian will come, start yapping to warn me that she has something she should not ?? #tattletales. . . ? CONTEST: "Unexpected Gifts from Our Dogs" -- #UnexpectedDogGifts . Tis the season for giving, and we want to know: What types of gifts your dog gives you? ?? To find out, @Dognition is sponsoring this pawesome #holidaygift contest to help you #discoveryourdog . ?HOSTS: @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully @ohmydoggies @love.a.bull_diesel @marloweandshakes @sebastianlovesluna . ?VENDOR: @dognition . ?RULES: ? Follow all hosts and @Dognition . ?Tag 3 friends in the comments . ? Post a new video or pic, or repost an older pic (no editing old captions) of your dog(s) that says: . "This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you. . These gifts are up to you - it can be intangible (e.g companionship), an action (e.g. dish washer), or tangible (e.g. drool). . ?Unlimited entries. Open to all dogs, all countries. . ? Contest Ends Mon, Dec 12th at midnight EST, winners will be announced a few days later. Winners will be selected by co-hosts based on creativity of video/photo and captions. . ? PRIZES: 1st Place - 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each) 2nd Place - 3 Dognition Gift Assessments 3rd Place - 1 Dognition Gift Assessment .

A photo posted by Reppin' the Nation's Capital (@sebastianlovesluna) on

Rules

Entering is simple - all you need to do is:

  • Follow all hosts and @dognition
  • Tag 3 friends in the comments
  • Post a new video of picture or repost an older picture (no editing old captions) of your dog that says:

This is my entry for the #UnexpectedDogGifts contest hosted by.... (name/list 3 hosts) and... describe the unexpected gifts that your dog brings you.

  • Entries are unlimited so post as many times as you would like!

Here's a good example from @pureretriever:

My favorite gift to give my mom is my ball. She would definitely call it unexpected at times. Magically rolling into the whatever room she is in. However to me it's a friendly reminder that we need to stay active and it's time to go out and play. Or in this circumstance, that I'm home waiting for her so we can get out and explore after work. Look what I sent with her to work on Monday ? Ozzie's mom here, true story when I got to work I looked in my purse and noticed the ball. You know your a retriever mom when ..... Don't know how he managed this one probably dropped it into my purse since I put it by the couch right where he lays. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is my entry for #unexpecteddoggifts contest hosted by @pupsonpar @jaxandthepack @yorkthebully ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #Gloriousgoldens #goldenretriever #goldenretrieversofinstagram #goldenretrievers #pureretriever #ilovegolden_retrievers #golden_features #buzzfeedanimals #MSGoldenGirlsFeature #gloriouspaws #retrieveroftheday #famousdogs #buzzfeeddogs #dogmodel #righteoushound #dog #mydog #cute #doglife #dogoftheday #ilovedogs #bestwoof #weeklyfluff #pawsome #sendadogphoto

A photo posted by Ozzie Oz ? #DogModel (@pureretriever) on

Prizes

Three lucky winners will be going home with some awesome prizes including:

  • 1st place: 5 Dognition Gift Assessments (worth $19 each)
  • 2nd place: 3 Dognition Gift Assessment
  • 3rd place: 1 Dognition Gift Assessment

The contest ends Monday, December 12th at midnight EST and winners will be announced in the following days. Winners will be selected by the co-hosts based on creativity of the photos and/or videos and their captions.

Good luck pups! We can't wait to see what amazing gifts you've given your owners over the years.

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Dognition's #UnexpectedDogGifts Instagram Contest Is Now Open