As employers look for more work perks and ways to retain happy employees, bringing your dog to the office is becoming more popular than ever before. When Chewy.com needed fall fashion and style tips, they called PupStyle Founder and Pet Style Expert, Dara Foster to get the scoop.
Check out Dara’s interview with Sophia Kercher from BeChewy.com about stylish ways to take your dog to the office this Fall.
“According to recent studies, an increasing number of pet parents are bringing their furry loved ones along with them to work: Not only have 60 percent of surveyed pet parents previously left a job because it did not allow them to bring their pet to work, but 70 percent also said they’d accept lower pay to land a pet-friendly job—and that’s saying something.
“It’s been really interesting to see that as work attire has become more casual—with more people doing hybrid or remote work—pet carrier bags have become more casual,” says Foster. “Dog dads are really embracing pet carriers for both cats and dogs, and items are much more unisex as they bring in their pets to work.”
Foster would know. She has written her blog PupStyle.com for over a decade, as well as five children’s books about dogs, including “PupStyle: When I Grow Up,” which features dogs styled as different career professions that kids can learn about and aspire to.”
Let’s not be shy about talking about dog poop. It’s a part of pet parenthood we all have to “handle”. You might as well make it stylish and invest in a pretty, personalized poo bag holder that attaches to a dog leash.
The pet product category of all things “poop” has grown so much that your dog’s poop bag holder has become a bit of a status symbol at the dog park. Etsy is even looking at poop bag holders as something that can be beautifully designed as illustrated by SPRI Studios being featured as a 2021 Etsy Design Award Finalist.
Handmade from sustainably sourced, premium quality British leather and made in the UK. It’s a clever origami design that’s seamless with no need for stitching and held tight by a secure popper. Choose from fuchsia pink, mint green, tan brown, black, lilac, orange or leopard print leather, and personalized with your initials or your dog’s name in gold foil.
These also make great gift ideas for your pet sitter or dog walker who do a LOT of poo picking up. Not a bad price at $37.66 each.
Perfect for transitioning into Spring adding just the right amount of warmth to your AM and PM dog walks.
It’s not just a super stylish crop-top hoodie, it is also super comfy due to being made from soft three-end fleece with ultra tight-knit construction. It’s that tight-knitting that makes printed surfaces really stand out.
Let your dog be the judgmental one when you cruise up on a pack of dogs not social distancing.
The new“My Dog Is Quietly Judging You”dog walker collection is meant to lend a little attitude to your daily walks and put smile on your face. Keep a watch out for more hoodies, T-shirts and goodies later this year!
$45 – This high-quality pullover hoodie adds just the right layer of warm and cozy for any active dog mom or dad. Made with three-panel fleece lining, this pullover is double stitched for durability and roomy. Pick one in your favorite color to match your style.
Available in 3 colors. White, Grey, Black
$25 – Tee that will turn heads at the grocery store and on dog walks! Made from very soft cotton, this tee is really comfortable for an active lifestyle. With high quality print it allows one to express personality on the go.
$15 “My dog is quietly judging you” mug is perfect for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or what ever you want to put in it. No judgment here!
I’ve been reviewing dog products and dog fashion at PupStyle for over 16 years and just when I think I’ve seen it all, a new idea creeps up that has me wondering if I should laugh, cry or rejoice? Yes, I’ve styled a pug to look like Olivia Newton on Wendy Willams for a dog fashion show, but this new dog Onesie by Shed Defender – Putting Dog Hair in its Place – Red – XS takes “Lets Get Physical” to a new level.
This one-piece dog suite was designed to protect your home and car from unwanted dog shedding but the founder, Tyson Walters also found it useful for protecting surgical site wounds and claims it might be able to replace the cone of shame. The company also markets this for reducing anxiety and protecting your dogs coat from dirt and wet sand at the beach for example.
In theory this seems like a handy idea, but after putting the product to the test on my 9th month old puppy Norman, I see it as more of a torture device. The cut and colors of the suit are stylish and would look cute styled with a hoodie, for an “active wear look” but my PupStyler became very anxious and started biting and pulling on the legs to get it off. Norman is very mellow and usually lets me dress him up in anything but he was angry at the Shed Defender!
Norman is also ultra fluffy and I found it impossible to zip up the suite without getting his hair stuck in the zipper. I also had to be VERY careful not to zip up his “jewels” in the process because it’s designed to cover literally everything under the belly. In order for the dog to pee, you must unzip it or else you get a leotard loaded with pee and poo.
Dog onesies are not anything new in pet fashion but the most successful designs leave an opening for the dog to do it’s business and avoid zippers at all cost on the underbelly. Velcro or buttons would be a safer design option to consider. I can’t say all dogs will react like Norman and some may actually like it but to test it out you will have to drop $39.00. You be the judge.
Nitey Leash is the world’s first-ever fiber optic dog leash and the only dog leash that lights up completely from end to end. Nitey Leash uses fiber optic technology, paired with a super powerful LED, to make dogs and their owners stand out from the crowd at nighttime and in the early morning. https://www.niteyleash.com
Stylish, tech loving pet parents can finally breath a sigh relief thanks to brilliant fashion designers at LINK AKC™ who combined smart home, wearable and mobile technologies together to create a leather collar even Vogue’s Anna Wintour can’t hate on. A new report released by Transparency Market Research is estimating the pet tech wearable market will be worth 2.5 billion in the next 10 years and overall pet spending is forecasted to increase 50% by 2020.
The LINK AKC™ smart collar and app represents the new movement in the quickly growing pet tech wearables category to capture the fashion conscious consumer who will spare no expense to monitor their dogs lifestyle while looking stylish and classy at the same time. Both the collar and app were designed by Link AKC’s dog-loving team of fashion, tech, mobile and canine experts. What makes PupStyle.com editors giddy, is that it’s the first smart collar we’ve seen made of beautiful, high quality, durable latigo leather.
The LINK AKC smart collar is the only convex-shaped smart device designed to fit the natural shape of a dog’s neck. It’s endorsed by American Kennel Club which will give them a huge leg up in the pet space.
The collar has some neat innovative features including a remote-controlled light that you can turn on to help you see your dog at night. This is extremely handy for tracking down your dog in the dark if you loose track of him/her or just keeping safe while on your night and early morning walks. This collar does just about everything you need including a feature that allows you to post pics from the collar to your dogs personal FaceBook and social media pages.
GPS and location tracking: The LINK AKC smart collar gives dog owners peace of mind with the ability to track the dog’s location with the push of a button and to set custom notification alerts if the dog becomes loose.
Activity monitoring and insights: The LINK AKC smart collar provides insightful activity recommendations to help owners take a more informed role in managing their dogs’ wellness. Owners can monitor and track their dogs’ daily activity levels to help ensure their dogs are getting the right level of activity for the dog’s breed, age, and size.
Remote-controlled light: The LINK AKC smart collar is the only smart collar with a remote- controlled light to help an owner find their dog in the dark.
Adventures: Owners can create a scrapbook with the touch of a button to easily capture special adventures and save precious memories. Owners can easily share these adventures with friends on social media.
Temperature: Dog owners have the option to set up notifications in the LINK AKC app to be alerted when the dog is in an environment that may be too hot or cold.
The LINK AKC smart collar can be reserved for $199, viawww.linkakc.com, and is expected to ship by December 28, 2016. Each LINK AKC smart collar requires the owner to sign up for a monthly membership, which includes the owner’s choice of service plan, in order to activate the device and access the features. That will cost you $6.95 per month with a two-year commitment.
As pet travel continues to soar in the United States, Cunard’s luxury cruise liner the Queen Mary 2 doubled it pet kennel size during it’s $132 million remastering. The ship now offers 24 kennels, pet owner’s lounge, pet playground and a pet fashion partnership with British sportswear brand, Barbour.
Of course any pooch cruising in luxury requires constant attention and care. Queen Mary 2’s kennel program is overseen by a full-time Kennel Master who takes care of daily responsibilities including feeding and walking pets and cleaning the ship’s kennels. Before the animals arrive, the Kennel Master compiles a list of likes and needs, which he keeps on hand during the cruise.
Like all Cunard passengers, Cunard’s kennel guests cruise in the lap of luxury. Their journey includes freshly baked biscuits at turn-down; a choice of new beds, blankets, and toys; and even a QM2-logoed coat and stainless steel bowl. The QM2 is also equipped with dog and cat life preservers for the ultimate in safety.
If a fancy QM2-logoed coat isn’t enough, guests can purchase luxurious, classic pet beds and waxed Barbour plaid rain coats and collars to match their stylish owners.
Cruising with your pet isn’t new for celebrities. In the 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor brought her pampered puppies onboard the original Queen Mary and exercised them regularly on the ship’s sports deck. She even ordered custom meals for them from the fish chef.
Cunard’s pet friendly policy dates back 175 years to the maiden voyage of the Britannia in 1840 when the ship sailed with a cow to provide fresh milk for passengers. Years later, Cunard ocean liners sailed thoroughbred racehorses. Rin-Tin-Tin, star of 36 silent films, also traveled with Cunard on the Berengaria.