If you’re connected with us on Facebook, you might remember that we posted there about the Yellow Dog Project a while back. The Yellow Dog Project is a brilliant campaign created to designate dogs who need a little more space when they’re out and about — dogs who are leash reactive, sick, elderly, recovering from surgery, or who maybe just don’t like other pups all up in their grille. The smart and simple idea is that dogs who need their space wear a yellow ribbon on their leash or collar — and if you and your dog see a pup sporting yellow ribbon, politely step away and give that pooch the space he needs.
Of course, this brilliant system only works if people know about it, so we’re stoked to see the Yellow Dog Project getting some attention in places like USA Today. Yellow Dog’s website has handy-handy fliers you can print to hand out (or tack up at local doggie hangouts) to help spread the word. Check ‘em out!
I have big time love for the stylish accessories of doggy outfitters Mungo & Maud, eagerly anticipating new products to drool over and share. So, when they contacted me about their newest spring line, the Converse Collection, with an offer to let Wrigley test drive one of the new collars and leads, I jumped at the chance*!
I’m a little picky when it comes to T-shirts — the only ones I feel truly comfortable in are American Apparel cotton tees. So how did I miss that American Apparel has a full line of dog stuff? (We actually featured one of their tees back a couple years ago. Again, duh.) The American Apparel pet line features all your favorite AA hoodies and tees, but designed just for your pooch. In addition, they’ve got sweet denim beds and collars and leashes to complete the collection. Check it all out at American Apparel. (If nothing else, their adorable array of doggie models is sure to brighten your day.)
Huskymutts Mingus and Dottie are all about having fun, but like any dog, they’re always concerned with safety first. This month they put safety gear to the test for you — Dog-E-Glow LED leashes and collars. Check out our review below!
The following post is brought to you by House of Paw et Bebe. We’re very paw-ticular about our partners and only feature those we think are top dog.
House of Paw et Bebe is the first of its kind: a posh puppy and baby boutique — in one! Their brick-and-mortar store is located in NYC’s Upper East Side, but their impressively curated collection is also available to browse in their online shop (for those of us who can’t make it to the Big Apple). Of course, we couldn’t help but round up some of our favorite products from this one-of-a-kind concept shop — check ‘em out below!
1. Urban Knit Sweater 2. Padded Puffer Vest 3. Cambridge Pet Carrier in Brown Canvas 4. Braided Leather Leash 5. Four-in-One Raspberry Pink Plaid Fleece Hoodie and Vest 6. Hematite Rock & Roll Collar and Leash 7. SoHo Collection Carrier in Mustard 8. Pocket Parka 9. Bling Bling Bling Domed Collar Collection 10. Stripe Harness Vest
You may be familiar with Jessica Jones as the creative talent behind the über rad DIY design blog How About Orange. By day, though, she’s busy being an awesome graphic and textile designer! I was excited to see that she recently put her talents to use in the canine realm with this collection for JC Penney. There are only two designs right now (my fave is the “Greetings” pattern), but I hope to see more. Maybe some beds? Bowls? Heck, even adorably-patterned doggy sweaters!
We’re winding down the year here at Dog Milk and taking some time to look back at the awesome posts, products, pets, and people we’ve had a chance to feature in 2012. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing the top posts from our main categories before we unveil the best of the best: the ten most popular posts of 2012!
For the fashionable hound, we present the top 5 clothing and collar/leash features of 2012!
Dog Apparel by Free Stitch — Beautiful handmade clothing and collars from Japan.