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15 Common Plants That Are Safe For Dogs To Be Around

| Published on June 17, 2017

Our dogs can have minds of their own! Pups love to explore and investigate, so it’s important to make sure that any plants they can access are non-toxic, even if they choose to give them a nibble.

Whether you’re a gardner or enjoy having fresh flowers in your house, make sure that any vegetation that your canine may come in contact with – whether in your yard or in a vase on your table – is non-toxic to them.

Here are 15 common plants that are safe for dogs to be around, based on information provided by the ASPCA. The list below is by no means exhaustive, and you can view the ASPCA’s complete list for dogs, cats, and horses by clicking here. (Just keep in mind that pets should not be munching large amounts of any plant.)

We all love enjoying the beautiful growth that comes with the change in seasons, and with a little precaution, everyone can stay safe!

1. Spider Plant 

This plant is as hearty as it is decorative. Best of all, it’s safe for your pooch to be around.

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2. Roses

Luckily, this classic, romantic flower is fine for your pup to investigate.

3. Rosemary

You can feel good about having this fragrant herb in your home.

4. Sage

This cleansing plant can be used around humans and canines alike.

5. Lemon Balm

This sweet-smelling herb can be enjoyed by you and your pup.

6. Petunias 

You can have these gorgeous blossoms around your home with no worries!

7. Gerber Daisies

These gorgeous flowers add a pop of color that’s safe for all your four-legged family members to be around.

8. Orchids (several varieties)

Orchid varieties that have made the ASPCA non-toxic list for dogs include tiger orchids, phalaenopsis orchids, and lace orchids.

9. Baby’s Breath

These delicate buds are safe to keep in all your flower bouquets.


10. Common Snapdragons

You can add these to your garden, even if your dog likes to wander about.

11. Bamboo

Feel free to use this in your home decor, even if you live with a companion or two (or more)!

12. Basil

More good news for your herb garden! Fresh basil is delicious, plus it’s non-toxic to pups.

13. African Violets

These beautiful flowers may be a bit finicky, but they will not harm your furry friend.

14. Marigold (Garden and Potted) 

Whether in your house or your garden, your pooch can meander around these golden flowers.

15. Sunflowers

These bright, bold blooms are a-ok for our four-legged friends to be around!

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