Sonia Zjawinski from Pawesome is writing an article and looking for people who have created spaces in their home to accommodate their pets (litter boxes, feeding stations, sleeping nooks) or who renovated their homes with their pets in mind. For example, pictured above is Kim Johnson’s basement hatch kitty door (left) and Artisan Kitchens’ dog food island station (right).
If you have a great renovation to share, email Sonia at sonia [at] pawesome [dot] net by this Monday (6/28).
Every time I load the Wacky Walk’r website, my dogs freak out over the bark. It’s so funny!
Dog Milk reader Ray emailed me about the Wacky Walk’r and said that it really helped with his pulling staffordshire bull terrier, Maddie. I feel like he must have been reading my mind because lately, my dogs are out of control. They pull me one way and the other way and then in opposite directions so I look like Stretch Armstrong. I decided to email Wacky Walk’r to see if I could test drive one of their leashes. They were so nice and sent me two and a keychain!
New at Fetchdog, these chew toys look like they might go the distance with Beans and Lulu. The Chew Bouncy-Ball, Chew-Rang and Chew-Bouncy Bone are made of Zogoflex®, which is supposed to be a tough, buoyant, pliable, and recyclable material that is nontoxic and FDA compliant.
Architectura is a modern dog house inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright designed and created by David M. Neighbor of Pre Fab Pets. It comes in small, medium, and large — large enough for a decent-sized dog at 48″ x 48″ x 35″H and you can also get natural or orange-stained slats. I bet you could plant a green roof on top!
I have been a fan of Annie’s Sweatshop for quite some time now and love that she’s got some great eco-friendly dog accessories. My current favorite is this modern plaid set that consists of a harness (looks like it’s sold out!), collar, and leash. I love that Annie will give you a $5 rebate if you recycle your old collar or leash with her.
This Holy Cow collar by Etsy seller jenniebgoode is so adorable that I just had to post. Jennie is a Canadian-born animal lover who has made her home in South Carolina, with her husband, elderly cat named Bailey and her English Bulldog Miss Sophia (pictured below). I think if Lulu were an English Bulldog instead of an American one, she’d look just like Miss Sophia.
Ma Snax treats are handmade in Sonoma, CA by founders and professional chefs Mary Ellen Oertel and Ray Masnack (get it — masnack, ma snax?). Would you believe that Mary Ellen is originally from a town only a few towns over from where I live? Small world.
Mary Ellen sent me a sampling of Ma Snax’s some yummy treats to check out. When I opened each bag, it was like opening a cookie jar. I kid you not, these smell delish. And, the Double Pumpkin Happiness treats smell so good that I almost took a bite of one, but then realized that my dogs were staring at me. I bet if you took that recipe and added sugar you’d have pumpkin sugar cookies…or maybe not because I’m no baker! But don’t get me wrong — these aren’t junk food. All of the guilt-free ingredients are organic, all-natural, and/or whole grain, and these snacks are made with cage-free eggs. Perfect for any dog’s diet.