Park Avenue. As a dog owner, you know that it is important to keep your dog nice and cozy when he sleeps. It is also important that you find a bed that fits in with your home’s décor, which is why Bowsers Pet Products has designed this hip and cute dog bed. It is bone-shaped and comes in black, grey, beige and off-white. You can also choose from washable microvelvet and microlinen fabrics in several patterns. The frame is lightweight and sturdy, and the design is fashionable and modern. The Park Avenue dog bed will give your pup a soft and comfortable place to sleep while adding style and flair to your home. $169-$199. BUY.
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Wooden Dog. These games are designed to help you interact with your dog while giving him the stimulation he needs to develop his intelligence. They meet all of California’s health and environmental standards for composite wood, which is what the games are made of. Each game requires pups to use their energy and focus in order to get treats, and it helps them to develop and hone the skills that they would normally use in the wild. There are thirteen unique games to choose from, and all of them will challenge and entertain your dog. $40-$60. BUY.
Kittyo. The most recent trend to hit the pet industry is a family of remotely controlled technologies being developed for parents to interact with their pets while away (see Pet Chatz and the Pet Cube). Here is another device that takes advantage of smart phone and wireless internet technologies now becoming mainstream. Being created by inventor Lee Miller, the Kittyo allows you to speak to, play with, record and dispense treats to your cat while you are away. While none of these products are actually available for consumer purchase, we are looking forward to testing out these new gadgets in the future as we are curious to see just how responsive they are. We do have high hopes for the Kittyo considering the sleek styling of the exterior. The creators have teamed up with ION Product Development and are promising to launch a 2014 Kickstarter campaign. LINK.
Texts from Dog II. What would happen if your dog were able to use a cell phone to send text messages? This sequel to the original Texts from Dog, both based on the popular website of the same title, has witty messages and text conversations between a dog and his human, and they will give you insight into your dog’s mind while also making you 'LOL'. Each page is filled with hilarious and sometimes crude texts about a dog’s life, with topics such as being fed, being penned up in the yard, daily canine activities and more. The funny messages even include graphics that give the book even more character and style. After reading it, you’ll be wondering what your dog would be telling if you if he had the ability to text! $14. BUY.
Egg Roll Cat Toy. If your cat's refined palette leans more towards a Szechuan cuisine than a hairy rodent, then he may perk up when he sees this unusual cat toy. Rather than playing with the more primitive cat targets, your kitty can bat and kick this adorable stuffed eggroll. The fabric is completely original and is designed by PolydactylCats, and it looks just like an eggroll. The filling is made of polyester and organic catnip, and the entire toy is durable enough to withstand hours of play. You may also be interested in the other stuffed toys made by PolydactylCats, which include soy sauce packet toys and squirting duck sauce packet toys. $22. BUY.
Kong On/Off Squeaker Toy. KONG is well known for their durable chew toys for pets, but they have been branching out into other segments by releasing new innovative lines. They understand that dogs enjoy the sound of a squeak toy but that a pet owner may need some peace and quiet, which is why they have created these toys that can be turned on and off. When your dog needs an extra bit of stimulation and entertainment, you can turn on the toy so that it squeaks. When you’ve had enough of the noise, you can turn it off while your dog continues to enjoy satisfying his need to chew. The toys come in several sizes and shapes, including bones, bears and whales. $9-$15. BUY.
Pet Box offers you a fun and affordable way to treat your cat or dog to new products. Rather than searching every month for something new and fun, you can have a Pet Box shipped to your door with a significant discount as a bonus. These boxes are full of quality products by popular brands, including Stella & Chewy’s and The Honest Kitchen, and you can choose which food, toys and other items are included. You can get free samples for your pet to try, and a rescue animal is fed each time a box is shipped. You will even get great discounts on the products your pet loves, and everything ships for free. You’ll be amazed at how excited your furry friend gets when his next Pet Box arrives in the mail! $29-$39. BUY.
Whistle Activity Monitor. Are you curious about how active your dog is on a daily basis? Industry comrades of the Pet Cube, the Whistle is a unique and innovative device that measures your dog’s activity levels so that you can see exactly how he spends his time. The activity monitor clips onto your pooch’s collar, and you can send the information that it collects to your smartphone. This will let you know how often your dog sleeps, when he plays and the length of time that he spends on walks. It will also let you know when someone else is interacting with your dog so that he can get the socialization that he needs in order to be healthy. $130. Pre-order.
Modern Bed by MaxPet - Luxury, Eco-Friendly Pet Furniture - Handmade Pet Bed Both Stylish and Durable
Modern Bed by MaxPet. If you are careful about choosing to use products that are humane and environmentally friendly, then you will be happy to know that you can find a pet bed that meets your eco-conscious requirements. MaxPet has designed modern dog and cat beds that are created with the health of the planet and the comfort of your pet in mind. The wooden bed frame is covered in fineline oak, ribbed walnut or chestnut, fineline wenge or bleached beech veneer. You can also choose a pillow that is made of either natural hemp or synthetic leather, and the back of the bed is plexiglass so that it is easy to clean. In addition to its eco-friendly materials, these beds have a sleek and modern design that will enhance your décor. $497-$1114. BUY.
Editor's Note: This design has received the prestigious European Gold Award, A'Design, in 2012. This is the worlds' largest design competition showcasing the best designs, design concepts and products & services. MORE INFO.
See and Extend Pet Carrier. Your airplane seat reclines, why shouldn’t your pet’s carrier offer the option of becoming more comfortable? That is why Petmate has created this extendable carrier that will give your dog or cat a little extra legroom. You can zip up the extendable vestibule so that the carrier is small enough to meet the most stringent airline policies, but you can also unzip it when you are in the car or when you have reached your destination. You can access the carrier from the side and the top, and its mesh sides will allow your pet to see everything that is happening. It even has loops at the back to secure it safely to the car seat. $80. BUY.
Tabby Tree by Modern Cat. How many times have you had to rescue your kitty from the highest branches of the tree in your yard? If your cat has a penchant for climbing, then you need to find a way to satisfy that need while also keeping him safe, and the Tabby Tree can help you do that. This unique tree has five levels that are coated in loop pile carpet, which will let your feline climb to his heart’s content while also giving him a great place to sharpen his claws. It is made out of sturdy fiberboard so that it won’t tip over or fall apart as your cat gets the exercise he needs to stay healthy and safe. $359. BUY. via Hauspanther.
Crafting with Cat Hair. If you love both cats and crafting, then this is your chance to blend the two. Rather than getting frustrated by the amount of cat hair that you find around your home, turn it into something useful. This book has several ideas for projects in which you use cat hair to make something completely original and unique. Whether you want to create an unusual cat toy or a picture frame as a gift, you can find the directions and tips you need to make fabulous projects that will remind you of your favorite furry felines. $14. BUY.
Glass Hermit Crab Shells - Artistic Hand Blown Glass Shells for Hermit Crabs Lets You See Them Inside
Glass Hermit Crab Shell. If you are fascinated with hermit crabs, then you will enjoy this unusual home for them. Rather than hiding away in natural shells, hermit crabs can cozy up in these glass shells so that you can see them at all times. The shells are carefully made of hand blown glass, and artist Robert DuGrenier creates the inside of the shells so that they perfectly match the contours and spiral formations that are found in nature. There are several sizes of glass shells available, but you can also place a custom order so that your hermit crab has a shell that fits him perfectly. $15-$35. BUY.
Pet Cube. Have you ever wondered what your pet is up to all day when you are away from home? Now you can find out with the innovative Petcube. Similar to our recently featured Pet Chatz, this sleek and modern device allows you to see and talk with your pet using your smartphone, which means that you can always be close to him even when you are far away. The Petcube also has a built-in laser so that you can play and interact with your dog or cat, which will give your pet exercise while allowing you to spend time together. You can even take pictures and videos of your animals, and you can share these with your friends and family members. $199. Pre-order.
For Gimli Dog Den. If traditional crates seem a little too confined, harsh and boring for your pup, then take a look at the For Gimli Dog Den. This is an eco-friendly den that is designed with your dog’s comfort in mind. It is crafted from sustainably-harvested walnut, and the finish is 100% natural so that your beloved canine is not exposed to toxic chemicals. The design is based on traditional teepees and pyramids, and you can order a walnut locking door to secure your dog when necessary. You can also choose to buy a dog bed that is handmade using organic cotton filling. Your dog will be able to rest comfortably, and you will be able to enjoy the modern design and the environmentally-friendly construction. $1050-$1400. BUY. via Dog-Milk.
Pegasus Pet Carrier. Moshiqa is known for providing dog and cat owners with the posh accessories they need for their pets, and this travel case is no exception. The Pegasus carrier is made of leather, and its timeless design will remain stylish no matter how long you use it. The pink travel bag features a mesh window that will allow your pooch or kitty to look around as you shop or travel, but you can also secure a flap over the window if your pet needs some quiet time alone. A comfortable handle allows you to carry the bag in your hands, but you can also attach a strap so that you can carry it over your shoulder. The Pegasus carrier will show your friends and family members that your exclusive taste in style extends to the products that you use for your pets. $1250. BUY.
SafeSpot. Pawz first brought you the innovative, waterproof dog boots that keep your dog warm and dry during your walks, and now they have extended their inventory to include a leash that will keep your dog safe and secure. The Safespot Locking Dog Leash serves two purposes. It first acts as an adjustable collar and standard leash that you can use whenever you take your dog outside or in public. However, unlike traditional leashes , it also locks in place so that you can secure your dog safely when you need to leave him alone for a few minutes. It contains a steel cable so that you can rest assured that no one will dognap your precious pooch, which will give you peace of mind as you take your dog out day after day. $70. BUY.
Sleepypod Pendants. Sleepypod Pendants are cute and unique charms that can be worn by both pets and humans. There are six charms, and you can buy them in 100% stainless steel or 18k gold-plated stainless steel. They are hypoallergenic and easy to clean, and they will not rust, stain or oxidize over time. These traits make Sleepypod Pendants the perfect charms for pet identification tags, but they can also be worn by children and adults. They are the perfect accessory for your pet, child, purse, carrier or key ring, and the adorable designs include a sheep, whale, chick, elephant, lion and stegosaurus. You can also choose from two sizes to best suit your needs. $18-$27. BUY.
My Dog's Name. Are you having trouble finding the perfect name for your new dog? This new website is designed to offer you a selection of dog names based on the style that you prefer. Whether you want something classic and traditional, rough and tough or stylish and sassy, they will give you a wide range of names to consider. You can even search by theme to find a name that will suit your pup, including names related to sports, movies, history and books. LINK.
Cat Buddy by Jackson Galaxy. This fun toy is specially designed to help cats play while also promoting awareness about feral cats. The stuffed cat toy is made with cotton batting so that your cat can chew and bunny-kick it without you worrying about it coming apart. It is also filled with organic catnip buds and leaves so that your kitty is even more attracted to it. A portion of the proceeds will go to FixNation, which is an organization that is dedicated to managing feral colonies by trapping, neutering and then releasing feral cats. The plush cat toy even has a clipped ear, which is the universal sign for a cat that has been vaccinated and neutered. TNR Feral Power Buddy was designed especially for Jackson Galaxy, who is the host of “My Cat from Hell” on Animal Planet. $20. BUY.