I was stoked to see that the featured seller this past week on Etsy was none other than Brooklyn’s Go! Pet Design, whose innovative designs we’ve featured occasionally in the past. (You might remember their awesome ei2 wire crate.) Their shop is full of great new designs I hadn’t seen yet, from bed covers made from reclaimed U.S. Army material, to waxed canvas “pup” tents, to walnut and maple leash hooks — all handmade and designed with both beauty and utility in mind. Be sure to head over to their full collection and check out those gorgeous Hairpin and Spoke steel feeders. They make me shiver with delight.
Hey, do you like chewing, fetching, and tugging? No, not you. I’m talking to your dog. Check out the brand new Gripple from Dublin Dog. It’s made from durable non-toxic material, and it floats and bounces something crazy. The tapered, channeled design makes it super easy to grip, and it even has a delightful vanilla scent. It comes in two sizes for medium and larger dogs. Cool, right? You can check it out over at Dublin Dog. (That means you, human.)
I spotted the P:ECO Penguin dog toy from Austin’s Sprocket Pet Goods on Fab earlier this week, and I may or may not have made high-pitched noises and clapped my hands a little. Look at it! So cute, and such pretty, bright colors. What’s even better, it squeaks, floats, and is made from certified organic cotton and recycled materials using eco-friendly manufacturing processes. I’m locked into their mesmerizing eyes.
You might remember the sweet temporary tattoos and iPhone cases from Steadfast Friends we featured a few months ago. Now Steadfast Friends is offering a new way to show your breed love, with Chalkboard Dogs — removable, repositionable chalkboards in a host of dog breed silhouettes.
If you’re familiar with Burt’s Bees natural personal-care products, you might be as stoked as I was to learn that the company is now producing a collection of natural, cruelty-free grooming and care products for dogs. Like Burt’s Bees’ products for humans, each item in the line contains a minimum of 95% natural ingredients, and there are no parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances to be found, which is good, because dogs do not like that stuff. (Right?) I’m impressed at how extensive the line is, including shampoos, dental-care sprays, eye wash, skin cream, tear-stain remover, and an itch-soothing spray. Burt’s Bees for Dogs is available at Petco and other pet specialty stores.
There are few things we can depend on in life — death and taxes, right? Fortunately, there are a few good things I know I can count on, too… fireflies in the summertime, doggy feet that smell like corn chips, and Doca Pet consistently offering up fantastic modern doggy designs. Doca Pet‘s newest raised diners, the Straydog and the Dog-Ear, are fashioned from sturdy, easy-to-clean materials (like powder-coated steel and maple), feature removable stainless-steel bowls, and boast the clean, sophisticated lines we’ve come to expect from the Chicago company.
It’s summertime, which means a lot of us share a mutual annoyance: fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other vermin seemingly intent on making our lives miserable. In this month’s installment of Mingus & Dottie Try It, we check out Wondercide natural, organic pest-control products. Check out our review (and a special coupon code) below!