Our Favorite Dog Coloring Books for Adults

Our Golden Retriever Charlie wearing his dog party hat!
Written by Jeanne Melanson

If you haven’t caught on to the adult coloring book craze yet, I can guarantee you that “when” you do, you’ll soon be addicted! I know, ’cause it happened to me.

Coloring is not just for kids anymore.  Adult are tapping into their inner child(ren) again with grown-up coloring books and finding out that coloring is most beneficial to the human psyche. It’s calming, soothing, relieves stress … some even say meditative.  The left (rational thinking) side of your brain takes a back seat, while the right (creative) side kicks in, allowing you to be as creative as you like, while enjoying quiet time. It’s therapeutic. I promise.

Aside from a myriad of adult coloring books for animal lovers, there are many other themes — nature, floral, geometric designs, abstract designs, mandalas, seasonal themes, architecture, fine art, ocean themes, cartoons, fantasy, fairies, unicorns, horses, stained glass … the list goes on and on and on.

How about a coloring party? Invite a few of your coloring friends over for a nice, peaceful evening. Open a bottle of wine, maybe? Color a page from each others coloring books? Oh, what fun!

Below I feature a few books, but be sure to explore for a much wider range.  There are so MANY books out there. Oh, my …  So much to color, and not enough time.


Adult Coloring Books for Dog Lovers

Puppies! Adult Coloring Book

50 detailed designs printed on 100lb artist quality paper and spiral bound. Perforated pages for easy tear out and display.

Dazzling Dogs Coloring Book

31 intricate and fanciful designs from Creative Haven. Perforated single sided pages perfect for display.

Dogs Coloring Book For Adults

More than 25 detailed designs of dogs from artist Jason Potash. Single page printing to prevent bleed-through.

Relaxing Stress Relieving Designs Amazing Dogs To Color

Over 60 intricate designs by international artist Cindy Elsharouni. Wide variety of breeds and styles to choose from. Single sided pages.

The Ultimate Dog Lovers Coloring Book

If realism is more your style, “The Ultimate Dog Lovers Coloring Book” by L. Stacey would be a great choice. This book has 50 pages to color.

Whimsical Dogs & Their Animal Pals

Whimsical Dogs & Their Animal Pals” is another fun one of yet another style, created by Anne Manera. Anne is also the author and illustrator of a series of children’s book featuring her real-life dogs as the main characters: “Biscuits, Balls & Bones“- a dog’s search for happiness; “Eat, Sleep, Wag” – a dog’s gratitude journal; and “A Dog, a Toad & a Picnic“- a dog’s tail of friendship.

Check out Anne Anne Manera’s author page on Amazon for a long list of her wonderful children’s books and her other coloring books.

Dog Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book for Dog Lovers

36 single sided pages includes spaniels, beagles, collies, bulldogs, poodles, labs, terriers, dachshunds, goldendoodles, and more!

A Million Dogs: Fabulous Canines to Color (Volume 2)

Well known for her editorial designs, greeting cards, and posters, Lulu Mayo’s brings her humorous and whimsical illustrations to an adult coloring book.

Adult Coloring Supplies

Don’t forget to get your coloring tools as well.  These are beyond the scope of this post, but let me just say that my favorite things to work with are Sharpies.

Otherwise, you can click here
to find adult coloring supplies such as colored pencils, markers, gel pens, water color pencils, paint brush pens, watercolor paint, acrylics, and crayons, too!  Phew!


Happy Coloring!


About the author

Jeanne Melanson

A Nova Scotia native, Jeanne moved to the United States 20+ years ago and is the founder of Animal Bliss. She is a dedicated lover of animals, always fighting for their rights and protection.