Way back when the internet was a little baby, when we were all still pretty amazed by email and busy making web sites like this, a little company called Pets.com was born that had ridiculously cute commercials (“If you leave me now…”) and insanely cheap and fast shipping guarantees that caused the company to sink so far in the red even Amazon couldn’t save it.
Now, a whole bunch of years later, a new pet shopping site, Wag.com, has popped up on the interwebs founded on Pets.com’s same model: a wide selection of must-have and most-wanted pet supplies, with free 1-2 day shipping for orders over $49.
It’s summertime, and maybe you’re thinking about loadin’ up the pups and headin’ out on vacation. (Or maybe you’re taking a vacation from your pups, and that’s OK too. No one’s judging here.) These colorful new bamboo and rice husk dog bowls from Harry Barker are a durable, eco-friendly option for pup travel. I like them way better than the raggedy old plastic dog bowls we have in our camping gear. They’re also RoHS-compliant and SGS-certified. I honestly have no idea what that means, but look at the pink! So pretty!
Pick out your favorite color in 12- or 24-ounce sizes at Harry Barker.
After we posted about the Pet Top, Francisco emailed me to tell me that he bought the Road Refresher and he likes it a lot. The Road Refresher is a non-spill water bowl that claims to “reduce your pet’s slobber by up to 90%”.
By limiting the amount of water your dog can pick up, it helps eliminate spills and excess water drippage (is that a word? it is now…) during and after your dog drinks. It has a Velcro base so it can be fixed to carpets, and comes apart for easy cleaning. Definitely a great option for messy drinkers and frequent travelers.
As a big fan of little products that work wonders, I was excited to come across Pet Top portable drinking devices. Pet Top attaches to most standard water bottles and is an incredibly convenient way to give your dog water when you’re on the go. The combo pack includes an adapter to fit an even wider selection of water bottles. For $7 at Perpetual Kid, I’m definitely going to be investing in two sets, one for my purse and another to keep in the glove compartment of my car.
Nir Shalom, an Israeli industrial designer, created this dog wheelchair that allows the dog more mobility. Presented this past month in Milan, the device attaches to the hips and allows dogs to lay down, sit, and run around. Watch the video below!