Give your fishy friends something to do other than just glub around with the Labyrinth Aquarium ($5,500-$6,500). Made from Lucite, this six-globe aquarium is designed for tropical fish, and includes silk plants, three lights, filters, air pumps, and cleaning equipment, as well as an optional dedicated table in cherry, black, or carbon fiber. Just think of it as a Biorb on steroids.
Nothing says "disgrace" quite like bending over to get a nice big handful of your dog's excrement. Avoid this unfortunate scene with the Pooch Power Shovel ($100). Sporting a powerful, built-in electric vacuum, it sucks the nastiness up into a biodegradable three pound bag, making it capable of handling anything from a teacup Chihuahua to an English Mastiff.
Put that Dyson Animal to real use by picking up the Dyson Groom ($70). This ingenius attachment is meant for use with medium and long haired dogs, and employs 364 retractable slicker bristles to remove loose hair from your dog, while suction captures the removed hair and dead skin cells, leaving your home hair-free and your dog's coat looking healthier. Just make sure you've got an upright vacuum to attach it to, as it isn't designed to work with canisters or handhelds.
You wear boots in the winter, so why not afford the same luxury to your furry, four-legged friend? Bark'n Boots Polar Trex ($90) are sets of four dog boots featuring Vibram Icetrek soles for traction, a three-layer laminated soft-shell upper for weather- and wind-resistance, ankle straps and an internal grip cuff for keeping the boots secure, and 3M Scotchlite reflective trim to make sure you can spot Fido in the dark.
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.
Infinity pools have been around for a while, so it only makes sense someone would apply the same idea to another home-sized water feature: the aquarium. ZeroEdge Aquariums ($600 and up) do exactly that, providing overflowing aquatic environments for all types of fish and sea creatures in a variety of styles and shapes, ensuring you can find one that's right for your home or office. Just remember: no edge equals no lid, so be sure to keep the Darla-types away. [Thanks, Brian]
Ever wonder what your pet sees all day long? Find out with the Pet's Eye View Digital Camera ($50). This collar-mountable 640x480 digital camera features an automatic timer to snap photos every minute, 5 minutes, or 15 minutes from your pet's perspective, a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and 8MB of internal storage. What to do with all those pics? Give your dog or cat his/her own Flickr page.
It's bad enough you force man's best friend into a cage every night, so at least get him one that will make his friends jealous. Like the ultra modern eiCrate ($320). Ideal for dogs 4 lbs to 40 lbs, it features a removable leak-proof liner and can be used indoors or out. Available in four powder-coated color finishes and one ridiculous 22.5k gold version ($11,000). There's also an eiCrate Fitted Cover ($180) that helps especially yelpy dogs to sleep.