If you’ve been anywhere near a big box pet store lately, you can’t help but notice more and more stuffing-free toys on the market.
We WORSHIP them at PupStyle HQ because they provide hours of entertainment for our psycho Jack Russell “Flo” while leaving our floors
nice, tidy and stuffing-free.
One of the leaders of the streetwear movement – Kaws has teamed up with Japanese label Porter to bring about the the Teeth design Collar and Leash. Originally offered exclusively through the Colette store in Paris they sold out within days. Now the remaining few are being offered through the OriginalFake Store in Japan as well as selected metropolitan stockists in the US (Union LA, Union NYC). Kaws has a history of offering up items for his four-legged fans – back in 2008 he released a chew toy designed to look like a dog turd(see photo below). We look forward to more releases for doggies in the future!
Wow this is a cool use of corrugated cardboard! This cardboard flat-pack folds together to become a free-standing Treat Dispenser & Game. The Amazing Treat Machine is a simple yet innovative dog toy that can entertain your pup for hours. In a nutshell – the dog drops a tennis ball into the top of the box and the ball comes out the bottom with some kibble or treats! It is a very straight-forward concept and looks to capture the interest of their dog-model Hustler (check the video below).
Available from their own store The Amazing Treat Machine is priced reasonably at $9.95 or 3 for $19.95!
Some folks have even decorated their Treat Machines!
The Amazing Treat Machine company also makes a super fantastic cat version – that was originally featured on ModernCat. Be sure to check them out and leave a comment on ModernCat to be entered into a drawing for an Amazing Treat Machine Roller.
Finally, capitalistic dog lovers have a way to monopolize the universe!
Check out Late For The Sky’s new line of Dog-O-poly games with 12 breed specific games to choose from. It a fun spin on the traditional monopoly that both adults and kids can enjoy. The PupStyle Squad held a Chihuahua-opoly tournament with our resident 8 year blogger Parker beating the pants off of the rest of the office. We found the game easy enough for her to understand as she was able to relate to the board and playing pieces unlike traditional Monopoly game.
“What I like best about the game is seeing all the cute dogs” says Parker.
Late For The Sky also makes custom games at your request and many breed rescue groups sell these games for fundraisers. We LOOOOVE that idea! Makes a great gift for birthdays and holidays! Maybe it’s time for PupStyle-opoly?? hmmmm. 🙂
Chew toys run the gamut of various dog related items (bones, sticks, fire hydrants etc.). But these eclectic toys draw inspiration from the ancient terracotta warriors unearthed in China. With a slight tweak to the original warrior design these toys are giving a thumbs up to non-stop chewing fun! Measuring 11.5″ these squeaky toys are the perfect size Continue reading →
Naughty or Nice your pup needs stylish presents this Holiday season!
‘Tis the season to stock up on gifts for your favorite furry friend. And Dara Foster has made a list and checked it twice fully of stylish gifts for both naughty and nice. Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Holiday Gift list was originally published in the National Enquirer this week and in the spirit of the season we are sharing it with you for all your holiday gift giving needs. Happy Holidays from the whole team at PupStyle!
All of the pet products we’ve seen lately have some sort of “eco” aspect. Pretty much every company gives a percentage to some Eco organization. But companies like West Paw Designs put in a little extra effort in trying to keep the planet green – by-way-of sourcing their product materials from eco-friendly sources.
The super nice folks at West Paw Designs sent our super toy tester Flo the Jack Russell to test out their Eco Friendly Seahorse plush toy. Normally plush toys introduced to Flo are destroyed in seconds – literally (her record stands at 28 seconds!). Even with a sewn-in squeaker (which only drives Flo crazier with ripping desire!) this seahorse stood up to multiple chewing sessions without so much as a tear. Eventually (3 days later) Flo was able to open a hole and start removing the IntelliLoft™ filling – which btw sticks together and does not end up everywhere like standard cotton stuffing.
The West Paw Seahorse is made from “85% recycled IntelliLoft™ eco fabric which comes from RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES and stuffed with our IntelliLoft™ fiber fill” It’s made in the USA and certified safe by third party testing! Available in three bright colors Willow, Marigold & Green Tea. Measures 9.5″. Machine Washable.
Pet Style expert Dara Foster unleashes a pack of great Valentine’s gift ideas for your pet
For this Valentine’s day, PupStyle your pooch to show them some extra lovin’!
Don’t leave the dogs out when it comes to Valentine’s celebrations. Get ready to spoil your pooch with some stylish heart-themed FASHION & COLLARS, HARNESSES & TAGS, HOME INTERIOR, TREATS & EATS, GROOMING & TOYS that won’t go stale after Valentine’s Day is over.
Join Pet Style Expert and PupStyle.com Co-Founder, Dara Foster for a look at some fun and creative ways to celebrate your unconditional love for your dog.
FASHION & COLLARS
Dogo Design- Endless Love sweatshirt $25
Snugly and sweet never goes out of style and you’re guaranteed both with this Pup-Stylish heart sweatshirt from Dogo. Affordable fashion & warmth during winter’s frigid temperatures. This detailed sweatshirt is designed with quality at a very sweet price and has nice roomy arms holes for total comfort. Available at: Trixie and Peanut
26 Bars And A Band Avant Garde™ Heart Print Retractable Leash $39
Stay connected with your sweetheart by attaching them to this heart print retractable leash. A fresh take on the traditional retractable leashes and a must-have for active city dogs who need extra range during their walks. Available in two sizes and holds up to 29 lbs… making this a great leash choice for small dogs. Available at: 26BarsAndABand.com
Fetchers & Fighters Pink Sparkling Collar $35
Add a splash of highlight color to your beloved with this eye-catching sparkly pink collar. These “vegan” collars are available in a wide range of sizes and colors and look amazing on any dog. They are also water-proof and great for transitioning into wet Spring weather.
Poochee Dog-Heart Beat step-in harness $58
Step-in and get ready to step-out in style! Ultra simple “step-in” design fits all sizes without needing to fuss with buckles. Made out of animal friendly materials this is a fantastic gift even if you don’t know the gift recipient’s size! Available at: HauteDogBoutique.com
Cleopatra personalized Alpha Letters & Heart Of Gold I.D. Tags $15-29
Part of loving your dog is keeping him safe, so deck him out in a cool personalized tag by Cleopatra. These I.D. tags can be personalized with a name and emergency contact phone number on the back for total safety and style. Tags are something your dog wears every day, so make it something you enjoy looking at. Choose from collection of colorful enamel tags accented with 22K Gold or lead-free Pewter. Lasting style for a low price and a gift for all seasons. Available at: trixieandpeanut.com
WetNoz Studio Bowl $4-9
The quickest path to your dogs heart is through their stomach – why not touch their heart with one of these contemporary and innovative Studio Bowls. A dish you won’t want to hide when guests arrive and might secretly want to share. It’s light weight, has an easy to grip handle, and non-skid feet to prevent dish scooting. Sizes range from 1 to 5 cup serving sizes for all appetites. Available at WetNoz.com
Custom photo canvas artwork $59-$109
We treasure our dogs like priceless works of art, so why not turn them into one? You’ll become a total gift hero when you present your loved one with a blown-up photo of their pet printed on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame. Simply e-mail any digital photo, select a size and in a few days you’ll have your own personal masterpiece. A memorable gift for yourself or anyone who ever loved a pet. Available at: CanvasOnDemand.com
TREATS & EATS
The Organic Dog Biscuit Cook Book by Jessica Talley $12.24
This makes a unique gift for any dog lover who loves to bake. Instead of giving out candy kisses, show your dog some love with home-made, organic treats. This can be a fun winter activity for the whole family and this book includes over 100 simple, healthy, organic recipes. You can turn the biscuits you make into gifts for other dogs. You’ll never fail to impress a dog owner with home-made dog treats as a gift! Available at: Amazon.com
Bubba Rose Biscuit Company-Carob & Peanut butter treats $12.50
If you don’t have time to bake home-made dog biscuits check out the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company’s Pugs & Kisses Valentine’s gift sets. Created by the Organic Dog Biscuit Cook book author Jessica Talley . These all natural, %100 organic, carob and peanut butter cookies are so yummy you’ll want to take a bite yourself! Each gift set includes 5 cookies and a beautiful hand-printed and letter pressed cards. Available at: BubbaRoseBiscuit Co.
DogToids breath fresheners by Bamboo $4.50
At last, an after dinner Valentine’s breath mint for Fido! Now, you’ll appreciate more “pleasant” licks from your pooch. DogToids breath fresheners are little treats that are meaty flavored for dogs yet loaded with fresh parsley to freshen your dogs breath. They come in a handy to carry tin can for easy travels.
Sexy Beast Fragrance- $50
Finally when someone says “you smell like your dog”, you’ll take it as a compliment! Sexy Beast has created a truly beautiful, uinsex, sophisticated-yet not stuffy, fragrance that you and your dog can share. The fragrance is carefully formulated for dog’s sensitive sense of smell and balanced just right for the human. Low alcohol, hypo-allergenic and paraben-free. Available at: SexyBeastStyle.com
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff-Strawberry Treat Spot $10.45
For some play time, share sweet strawberries that won’t leave a mess on your floor and will keep Rover entertained for hours. This activity toy is as beautiful as it is tough. It has a “spot” for stashing a special Valentine’s treat. If you can’t be together this will help ease the separation anxiety by entertaining your dog with independent play. It’s made in the USA by a great friendly eco-company in Maine. All materials are non-toxic and can be recycled with ordinary household materials when finished. Available at: Planet Dog
Lani Dig Your Dog Spa Treatments $18.95
Before snuggling up together at the end of a long Valentine’s Day, give your dog an “at home” spa treatment with Lani Dig Your Dog shampoo & Conditioner. Loaded with tons of natural skin and coat softening ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner will leave your dog’s coat silky smooth and smelling great. Available in dog friendly scents like Park, Wood and Beach. Available at LaniDigYourDog.com