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.
This one-of-a-kind den is the ultimate hideout for your pirate pup. Named after an inlet off Tofino, B.C. where its wooden arch was found floating, the Browning Passage Pet Cave ($5,900) is made from reinforced, paper mache stone, features a spacious, cushioned main living area and comes with its own sidekick rock.
You're due for a new hobby. How about caretaker for one of these spectacular Nature Aquariums ($TBD) from Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco. Instead of the usual gravel-and-ceramic-sunken-ship styling of your average fish tank, these aquariums are professionally designed with real aquatic plants to create stunning natural dioramas. We're sure one of these things will run you a boat load, but you can't put a price on zen like this.
Calling your cat "Mr. Sweet Pants" all day long is not manly. Letting him play with these gloomy toys is. The Little Dead Things set ($14) includes four recycled leather cat toys — a dead mouse, a dead bird, one human brain, and one zombie. They're made to order in your choice of leather and thread colors. [via]
If you really love your pet, and have a similar affinity for great design, you might consider checking out Eddie's Room ($600). This stylish and modern pet house is made from furniture grade walnut or white acrylic, and features a simple rectangular shape with a single round hole for the doorway. It might not fall under the traditional definition of a dog house, but isn't that the point?
Make sure your pooch has as much fun on your afternoon picnics as you do with the Charlybox ($60). Split into halves, the 'box uses one half as a two-liter canteen, while the other features two bowls for water and food. Made of injection-molded shatterproof plastic, it's sure to hold up to even the most playful of pups.
Unless you have a purebred dog and the papers to back it up, you're probably curious to know exactly where your pooch came from. The Canine Heritage Breed Test ($65) lets you do just that, using a DNA-based diagnostic test that can genetically determine the breed composition of your dog. Just use the included DNA CheekSwab to get a sample from inside your dog's mouth, send it in to the company, and 4-6 weeks later you'll have a full Certificate of Breed Analysis that provides a way better understanding of your dog's ancestry. [via]
If your pooch lives a more luxurious life than you, perhaps it would like the Mija Dog Bed ($1370). Made from 10mm thick acrylic and featuring a pillow filled with shredded memory foam that's covered in faux suede, we're pretty sure this bed would be comfy for humans as well — if only they made one big enough.
As long as our golf game still needs work, it can't hurt to find innovative new ways to practice. One of these new ways we've found is the Doggie Driver ($30). It's function is simple — when you take the loaded club for a swing, the tennis ball pops out in the desired direction for your pooch to retrieve. Since there's no contact with the ball on reload, you don't have to deal with a messy, drooled-on ball, and the whole time you'll be practicing your swing. Sweet. [via]
Just because your pet lives indoors doesn't mean it shouldn't have a home to call its own. The Otis and Claude Dwell Pet House ($150) is made from Italian teak veneered plywood and features a soft polyfoam cushion for the interior of the house in either a green or orange cotton fabric. The front of the house is removable for easy access to the cushion, should your little friend have an accident.
If you have a pet, odds are you want to protect it the best you can — and despite our best efforts, one in three pets get lost during their lifetime. In the event that this should happen, you can make retrieval a little easier with Global Pet Finder ($290). A GPS and wireless unit is installed on your pet's collar, and the system uses the GPS and 2-way communication device on their collar to give you instant updates on where your little buddy is. Sure beats driving around yelling out of your car.