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Coffee Mugs and Magnets for Pet Lovers

Updated on March 23, 2015

The Purrfect Gift Guide for Dog & Cat People

Drink your coffee with your cute canine. Sip your tea with your favorite feline. Coffee mugs that remind you of your favorite furry friend are fun.

Refrigerator magnets for pet lovers are also handy and perfect for holding your shopping lists of pet food, treats and toys.

Need a great gift for a friend who has pets? This selection of pet-related coffee mugs and magnets will definitely please the pet owner who will appreciate your thoughtfulness and recognition of their love for their pets.

*All photos of cats and dogs on this page were taken by me (Wednesday-Elf), unless otherwise noted. They are family pets, past and present!

Dog Lovers

Dogs are considered 'Man's Best Friend'

The phrase "Man's Best Friend" has been around since the 18th century, referred to in many ways, as shown in this Wikipedia article. Basically, it refers to a dog's loyalty, and companionship to us humans. No matter which breed one chooses, we all love our dogs.

Coffee Cup for a Dog Lover


Perfect Gifts for My Brother and Sister-in-Law - They Love Their 'Abbi Girl' Boston Terrier Puppy

Abbie the Boston Terrier
Abbie the Boston Terrier

Abbi's Favorite Magnets

I'm 'Auntie Pat' to my brother's Boston Terrier rescue pup, Abbi. She 'adores' me - really! :) Abbi told me I needed to get her 'people' these magnets with images of Boston Terriers on them for all sorts of reasons ~ for holding a list of needed items from the grocery and pet stores (favorite food, doggie treats, a new dog toy, etc.), to hold up her latest photo for everyone to see, and just to keep the focus on her - the 'most important' creature in the house! I agree with you, Abbi. :)

If a Couple has a Cat AND a Dog...

This coffee mug absolutely cracks me up, because it is SO true! I'm a woman and a cat lover, so definitely think cats are superior to dogs (but I don't 'really' think women are superior to men...LOL). Dog owners would most probably disagree.

If you know a couple who share both a cat and a dog, this coffee mug would be the perfect fun gift. :)

Clever Cat Cups & Magnets

Baccus, my brother's cat
Baccus, my brother's cat

Calico is a Color...

Did you know that the Calico Cat is not a breed? It's a 'color pattern' that is mostly white, with patches of two other colors, most often in the range of the orange tabby and black. And, as an interesting bit of 'trivia', most calico cats are female! :-)

A Persian is just one of the breeds that can end up with Calico coloring. Others can include the Manx, the American and British Shorthair, and the Japanese Bobtail.

Clever for Cat Owners...

If you are the resident human of a pet cat, you will appreciate this coffee cup message! Any cat-person knows this to be true! :)

A Kitten Named Stormy
A Kitten Named Stormy

Stormy the Kitten - A 'Tuxedo' Cat

I once spent 6 weeks 'fostering' this kitten until his "Forever Home" could be found. If you like, you can read Stormy's story here.

Tuxedo Cats

As the name implies, a Tuxedo cat is named for the fact that it is bicolor - black and white - resembling 'formal wear', like a tuxedo.

The tuxedo cat has been very popular in cartoon form over the years, including Felix Cat, Tomcat from Tom & Jerry, and Sylvester (Puddy Tat) cat.

A tuxedo cat is also one of the three types of cats in the popular video game Minecraft.

Maine Coon Cat

Mister the Maine Coon Cat
Mister the Maine Coon Cat

Meet "Mister", the Maine Coon Cat

When Mister came to live with his owner as a kitten, she wanted to wait and observe him for a few days before deciding on a name. Sometimes a kitten's personality will suggest the perfect name. Well, several days went by and the kitten's 'antics' produced the following responses frequently from owner: "You better stop that now, Mister", "You better watch out, Mister, you're going to be in trouble".... :).

After a week or so, she realized that she was always using the word "Mister" in sentences to the kitten... and thus his name evolved! :)

What is a Tabby Cat?

A tabby (or grey tiger as they are sometimes known), is any domestic cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns. A Tabby cat is not a breed, but instead is a color pattern.

Usually this coat pattern will appear together with a mark resembling an 'M' on its forehead. This type of cat includes the Maine Coon Cat, which we think 'Mister' is.

A Tiger Cat Named Jack


Cute Cat Fridgies

ATA-BOY Grumpy Cat Magnet (4-Pack)
ATA-BOY Grumpy Cat Magnet (4-Pack)

If you're a Grumpy Cat fan, you'll love this set of magnets with funny 'grumpy' sayings!


A Cluster of Cats! Jack and Fred, Bacchus and Bennie

My Brother's 4 cats!
My Brother's 4 cats!

Clever Cup Creation on Etsy

Cat Coffee Mug with Original Design
Cat Coffee Mug with Original Design | Source

Clever Sayings on Coffee Cups

Matt of Philadelphia features uniquely designed and humorous coffee mugs in his Etsy Shop Perk Me Ups. He begins with an idea and then finds an attractive and often humorous way to work that idea onto the very small space of a coffee mug.

Matt uses a dye sublimation process that chemically bonds the colored ink with the mug itself giving you a mug with a glossy finish and one that is dishwasher safe.

I love coffee mugs (have collected clever ones for years to use regularly for my morning coffee times) and I'm a cat person, so found this original saying from Matt (You've Cat to be Kitten Me Right Meow) very funny and clever. It's a perfect 'play on words' and would make a great gift for a cat lover.

Golden Retriever With Cat Magnet


Pet Lovers Poll

Baron, my elderly Golden Retriever
Baron, my elderly Golden Retriever

What Kind of Pet Do You Live With?

See results

Newest Addition to our Family Pets!

Grandson Ryan with his rescue cat, Missy
Grandson Ryan with his rescue cat, Missy | Source

Do you have a Favorite Feline or Canine?

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    • Wednesday-Elf profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks, Sheila. Abbi is a sweetie.

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      4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Your Abbi is adorable, how awesome that a rescue has a great forever home!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Pet people are the best! As a dog rescuer, you might like to know that the Boston Terrier puppy I feature here (Abbi) is a rescue pup who now happily lives with my brother & SIL. Thanks for stopping by, Sheila.

    • SheilaSchnauzies profile image


      4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      How fun is this! I collect coffee mugs and am a dog rescuer so really enjoyed this page!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @blestman lm: T-shirts with witty pet sayings are cute too, but I do like coffee mugs. :)

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      blestman lm 

      4 years ago

      Great gift ideas. I hae a bumper sticker already on what my dog digs so I would have to go with the mug -- or a baseball cap with a witty dog saying.

    • Wednesday-Elf profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @Diana Wenzel: My brother (owner of Abbi, the Boston Terrier puppy) also has the 4 cats pictured together above. Sounds like your household of 3 cats and 2 dogs is very similar. Our furry friends are special. :)

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      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      I love these gifts. Maybe it's because I'm such a softy when it comes to furry friends. Or, maybe it's because you selected such wonderful items that speak to an animal lover's heart. Since I currently have three cats and two dogs, all rescued, I can definitely appreciate the photos and sentiments featured here.

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      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I'd choose a dog-lover mug, specifically for my dog's breed.

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      6 years ago

      I have to choose that dog lovers mug. (Don't tell my Tidbit but I think that Cattail Mug is delightful!)

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      6 years ago

      Currently I have a cluster of kittens and three mother cats. So I love the cat mugs but also the dog ones, in fact, I love the whole lens. My mini went at Easter and its still a shock when I see her picture on some of my lenses or in my picture gallery, Featured on Talking Pets and also on Care for Kittens. Hugs

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These are great gifts for animal lovers. My favorite is the Rescue Me Cat Mug but I like them all.

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      6 years ago

      Oh, don't you know I would love that Dog Lover's mug! But those cat ones are great!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh my, I do love these dog and cat mugs - I'll take a cat and my sister will have a dog!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      What a fun article! I loved all of the photos and I am quite certain there are several people in my family who would love coffee mugs and magnets for pet lovers.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I'm a dog person, but I too love your cat mugs!!

    • DecoratingEvents profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh! These are adorable coffee mugs and magnets for pet lovers like me! I know a few other people that are gonna love this collection!


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