When I’m not geeking out about awesome dog stuff here or on the Dog Milk Facebook page, I’m sharing some of my favorite non-canine-themed DIY ideas and finds over on Curbly. Well, last month the theme over there was “kids and pets”, a first for Curbly, and one I obviously got SUPER CRAZY EXCITED about.
Well, Memorial Day has come and gone, the days are longer and warmer, and I’ve got 6 mosquito bites. I’m calling it: Summer is here! Get your pup in the swing of all things summer with the nautically themed Floats My Boat buoy toy and Have a Ball rope toy, both by Waggo and offered with free shipping from West Elm. The floating buoy toy is perfect for a game of fetch at the lake or the beach, and Have a Ball’s giant knot is great for cleaning and flossing those pearly whites. (Unfortunately, though, neither will keep the bugs away. Ahhh, summertime.)
Moochews are super durable tug toys made from recycled rubber milking tubes — you know, the ones they use on cow milking machines! The milking tubes are washed and sanitized, so they’re safe for pups and people alike, and the residual bovine smell, which is non-offensive to human noses, drives dogs nuts (in a good way).
Happy Ruff-mas! We rounded up 20 of our favorite toys for dogs of all sizes, chew-strengths, and activity levels. Give your dog something to really howl about this holiday season!
1. Boiled Wool Dog Ball
2. Robot Dog Toy
3. Dog Spinny Puzzle Toy
4. Eco P.L.A.Y. Bones
5. Chew Core Ball
Neroko is a Finnish design studio that was born out of “a great love for dogs and a passion for sustainable Finnish design”, which is to say that Neroko and Dog Milk are two peas in a pod. Their modern pet line includes solid birch beds and “habitats”, stackable ceramic bowls and birch food containers, and even natural jute dog toys! (And how cute is that little dog sculpture?)
RESQ}pup leashes are made of marine grade rope that has been hand spliced and whipped just the way a sailor would. Everything is hand-done and made right here in the USA. Each leash has solid brass hardware as well as a hand-stamped leather tag. The colors are limited to try to keep with the marine palette.
Brooklyn’s Found My Animal is using style and good design to help homeless pets across the country. The company, which donates a portion of their profits to shelter pets, makes “accessories for adopted animals and their people.” It seems they’ve definitely put their collection together with me in mind, as they’ve got a shop full of pretty things I want to call my own. Read more