Tired of your four-legged friend leaving paw prints, fur, scratches, or worse in your back seat? Pick up and hook up the Filson Dog Car Seat Sling ($85). Made from 12.3 ounce dry finish Tin Cloth and finished with green edge trim, this doggie hammock attaches to the front and rear headrests of your car using four adjustable straps, and keeps your buddy's mitts safely off the upholstery. Downside? There doesn't appear to be any holes for using a seat belt harness strap, so it'll be up to you to keep your pooch inside the car in the event of an abrupt stop or passing tennis ball.
Is Fido's plain-jane outdoor home bringing down the value of your palatial abode? Upgrade them to one of these Dog Mansions (€1,900-€2,950; roughly $2,325-$3,600). Available in the antebellum-style Alabama, contemporary-approved Cubix, Ikea-like Lönneberga, and the fanciful Fairytale, these high-end hound homes are made to order from premium materials like varnished wood and break-proof window glass, engraved with a serial number and delivered with a customized certificate. As if the damn furry things didn't cost enough already.
Made from 100% recycled cardboard and shipped flat... it's an Ikea box! No, actually it's the Pet Chalet ($26), an affordable eco-friendly domain for your furry friend(s). Complete with faux woodgrain graphics and a cardboard plaque (moose, fish, bird, and banner all included) above the doorway, it's one stylish piece of cardboard. The Chalet also includes three cardboard balls and a textured cardboard carpet.
It's always a pain when you have an ice cold import in your hand but can't locate your bottle opener, but odds are that you can locate your dog (if you have one, of course). The makers of the Bark4Beer Collar ($15) know this as well, which is why they integrated a retractable bottle opener into this rugged black collar, ensuring that the key to frosty relief is never more than a shout away. [Thanks, Adam]
Get some new gear for your kitty or pooch while helping out some less-fortunate animals by picking up some Found Collars & Leashes ($42-$76). Produced by local craftsmen in the Brooklyn, NY and New England areas, the orange collars and harnesses are made from Waxwear 100% cotton canvas that's coated with animal safe wax for weatherproofing and increased strength, while the leashes and leads are made from custom-made, ultra-strong rope, with whipped ends for added durability and solid brass o-rings and solid bronze clips for years of use. And 25% of all the profits goes directly to the Louis Animal Foundation, a non-profit that spays/neuters and finds homes for animals.