Did you take Fido somewhere this weekend? We brought Beans and Lulu with us down to the Jersey shore for the long weekend. They love spending time with their grandparents, who take extra care to make sure no dog goes hungry. Although my parents have two golden retrievers, my dogs are often more interested in what my mom is making in the kitchen than playing games.
Anyway, if you found yourself struggling with pet travel, perhaps a pet travel accessory kit would make things a bit easier. I spotted this travel kit from Orvis that I think looks fairly nice and has some of the essentials needed for a safe, happy trip.
The kit includes a great travel bag with luggage tag, collapsible bowl, collar/lead combo, roll of doggie waste bags, and basic first-aid kit. The bag has lots of compartments where you can store treats, pet wipes, and other necessities.
Do you usually pack a special bag for your pets when you travel with them overnight?
Go retro with this Eames fabric dog bed. It is available in khaki with cream dots or red with black dots in three sizes.
I spotted the Phoyo Playhouse on Better Living Through Design and I know it’s for kids, but I thought what if you put a cushion inside. Do you think this would make a cute indoor doghouse/bed? Do you think your dog would use this?
Magenta Inc. has some great dog stuff, if you’re into this type of look. It’s not a very contemporary look, but I still think it could work in a modern space. San Francisco-based designer Rae Dunn does a great job of creating pieces simple enough to blend into any decor.
I stopped by the FilzFelt booth at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) this year and they clued me in to Cosmo’s Collars, who make collars from felt and other materials. Made from eco-friendly German felt, these collars can be easily washed in the dishwasher (top rack).
The Urban Animal Scientist launched in 2008 by Antonio F. Lewis, who has a degree in Animal Science from Tuskegee University. He decided to mesh his love for animal science with his passion for the urban lifestyle. The Urban Animal Scientist seeks to provide a space to facilitate the enrichment of urban canine health and style. Through education, nutrition, and fashion, they serve clients by offering contemporary-focused products for each aspect of their canine?s life.
They recently launched a very extensive line of oversized canine collars that resemble men?s ties and offer over 80 different styles in 3 different sizes that also can be purchased with matching leads. Which one is your favorite? I think I like the blue one in the middle above best, but it’s hard to choose!
Are you looking to pay homage to your dog, but don’t want to go the painted portrait route? Why not get a custom mosaic by Martin Brown?
Each piece is made up of of thousands of pieces of hand cut glass mosaic that are assembled to produce an exquisite representation of your pet. Based in Barcelona, Martin works with US and non-US customers alike, working from a selection of photos or specific photo of your dog. He will work with you to select the best photo and can even retouch or alter the photos to bring out the best form, color or shape before he begins the mosaic. The commissioned works are about 28″ x 24″ in order to get the best detail possible, and take about four weeks to complete.