I’m not a huge fan of carrying around your dog like an accessory, but I understand that some people need a way to conveniently transport their dog while freeing up their hands. Therefore, I can appreciate a well-designed pet carrier when I see one.
The Fundle® from Gramercy Pet is a sling bag for your small dog (it comes in three small sizes). It’s lightweight with a padded shoulder strap and very stylish. In fact, there are lots of patterns available for purchase on their website. The front of the bag is covered in mesh fabric for ventilation and there are also dual zipper pockets on the front and back. It features a safety cover and removable cover, and is even machine washable.
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who mentioned she didn’t like to shop at certain pet boutiques because of the high prices and snooty retailers. She mentioned that, while she is incredibly attracted to the beautiful merchandise, she is often intimidated by the atmosphere. Personally, you can’t drag me out of a pet boutique, but I completely understand the issue this friend of mine was having. It’s a critique I’ve often heard from others. After this conversation I was inspired to dig around the web to see if I could find merchandise that had the “boutique look” without the intimidation factor. I was beyond surprised to find a collection of great items from an unexpected source, Bed Bath and Beyond!
Neue Galerie presents a new brand, Neue Hund, a line of chic canine couture and luxe accessories inspired by the museum?s mascot, a chocolate miniature Schnauzer named Milly von Barksky (the model). The line was conceived by museum director Renée Price, who travels the world to assemble the finest accessories for dogs and their owners, made by some of the most talented designers. Every item incorporates the principles of Vienna 1900 design: a refined aesthetic, exquisite materials, and superior craftsmanship. In other words, these are for the most distinguished and discerning of doggies.
The Hund Travel Carrier is made from hand-sewn chocolate brown calf-skin with comfortable hand-stitched leather handles, detachable woven shoulder strap, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Suitable for pets up to 20 lbs. Produced by R. Horn?s Wien.
I found these all-natural, biodegradable dog bowls via Daily Kibble. Called Fresh Licks Eco-Disposable Bowls by Everybody Green, they are made from 100% bagrasse, which is the fibrous residue that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juices. These bowls are sustainable and great for bringing on trips or to the park, plus you can throw them away without the guilt.