If your family is one of the 70-80 million families in America that own a dog or two surely you have had the pleasure of seeing good old Baxter waddle up to the kiddie pool on a hot summer afternoon and rest his belly in the cool water. Summer is for the dogs. Snoozing in the shade of the tree, jumping off the dock into the lake, licking the melting ice cream off the sidewalk, riding through town with their head out the window, resting their jowls on the A/C or airing out their belly for all the world to see their, ahem’s, is there anything better than being a dog in the summer? So why not treat them with something fun from our Dog Days Of Summer Gift Guide? Whose a good boy/girl Wu are, aren’t choo?
Petkin Doggy Sunwipes – ($6) Because Fifi is not immune to UV either.
AutumFall Dog Sunglasses – ($6) Snoopy isn’t the only dog who can rock the sunglasses is he? Make your little buddy the coolest pooch on the block.
Viment Dog Pool – ($36) There is no need for Pookie to be fighting for pool time with little Timmy and Tanya. Get her her own pool and everyone can enjoy the afternoon splash fest in harmony.
It’s hashtag National Pet Day once again which is funny because we thought every day that you stand in the back yard in your sweatpants, cup of coffee in hand watching the dew evaporate into the morning Sun and waiting for your dog to poop so you can pick it up in a way to flimsy plastic bag is National Pet Day. Maybe we’re wrong. Anyways, the love that we have for our pets here in America is unparalleled so it’s no surprise that we want to keep them safe at night. This Illumiseen LED dog collar can be charged whenever your iPhone isn’t plugged into your USB port and it will keep your stand out in the nighttime. Plus if you throw the tennis ball into your neighbors yard it will freak them out seeing a yellow light bouncing back and forth across the lawn. You can also grab a LED leash for some added nighttime walk safety. Get your kids some of those light up shoes and you can have your own electric light parade down your block.
Looking for other ideas for your “fur kids”? Try here.
Admit it. This is where your “guilt” money gets spent. Those pets were once considered your children until the real ones came along. Now you inexplicably carry guilt that you don’t give your pet the attention you used to. We’re not saying buying your pet something will make you feel better but, hey, they’ll look good.
Cat Cave ($50)
Jumbl Oversized Cathouse & Cat Scratcher Station ($90)
Circo Dog Basket ($189)
Cloud 7 Sleeping Bag ($160)
Contech Tick Twister Pro ($3)
DogVacay Dog Boarding (Varies)
Self-Warming Crate Pad ($8)
GoPro Fetch Dog Harness ($45)
Muddy Puppy Dog Soap ($8)
Gold Paw Series Stretch Fleece ($20+)
Billy Wolf Poop Bag Holder ($25)
Sauder Inside Pet House ($170)
The Odin ($23)
Woozy Cat Hammock ($78)
Whack-a-Mouse Cat Toy ($20)
Wooden Modular Cat House ($526)
Slow Feed Dog Bowl ($9)
Original “Kitty Cot” ($40)
Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty ($19)
Zack & Zoey Pet Hoodies ($9+)
Deep breaths. Consumerism is in overdrive today thanks to everyone looking for the best Cyber Monday deals. Assuming your credit card isn’t maxed out or that you’re not currently curled into the fetal position under your desk trying to escape the onslaught of brands vying for your attention today, allow us to share 14 deals from 14 of our favorite brands worthy of your time and hard-earned money. Most promo codes expire at midnight, though, so act fast.
For design-minded, open-ended-play products: Tegu
Use promo code CYBERTEGU for 20% off orders over $100 and 30% off orders over $200.
For eco-friendly toys: Green Toys
Get $10 off order over $20 with promo code CYBER2015.
For kids with engineering minds: Goldie Blox
30% off of everything (no promo code needed).
For app-enabled play products: Tiggly
30% off with promo code TIGGLYCELEBRATION.
For foodie families: momofuku
Use promo code momomonday to get 15% off all ssäm sauce, gift boxes, and exclusive merchandise.
For Francophiles: Petit Collage
Last day to save 75% on sale items and 35% on personalized gifts (no promo code needed).
For those looking for European quality baby and kids products: Sigikid
30% off everything with promo code SNIFF30 plus free shipping on all orders.
For parents who have lots of ink and their kids want some, too: Tattly Tattoos
Take 35% off with code THANKS35.
For those who like technology and dental hygiene: Kolibree
30% off everything (no promo code needed).
For those who want to buy jewelry but are looking for something unique: MYMO
Use the code HAPPYMONDAY for 15% off at checkout.
For apparel that gives back: TOMS
Save 10% of already reduced sales items with promo code GIVE10.
For apparel that is more than just apparel: Betabrand
Get an extra 10% off already reduced prices with promo code TURBOBOOST.
For amazing handmade woodworks: A. Heirloom
20% off with promo code AHCYBER20.
For those who want to book a getaway in style: Design Hotels
40% off at 11 hotels worldwide (visit link above – no promo code needed).
With Halloween around the corner, your family has likely spent a lot of time and energy figuring out what the kids will be dressed as this year. However, one fact of life is that dogs in costumes are hilarious. This joy should not be lost just because you ran out of time and didn’t pick up anything for “the other kids.” Well, Dog-milk.com (one of the finest pet sites on the web) just did all the heavy-lifting for you by selecting 26 great Halloween costumes for you to choose from for your pooch. Thanks, Dog Milk! Click the “buy” link below to see their full list of picks with links to where to get them.
Automation. Yeah, it’s scary as hell but its purpose is to make your life easier and we’ll take all the help we can get, right? The folks at Quirky are setting out to make “products that think for you.” The trio of products just announced will help you in three departments: kids, pets & sanity. Formula is their formula dispenser that will help you keep track of your infant’s feeding schedule with the Wink app and will automatically replentish the formula through Amazon when it senses you’re running low. Pet can be programmed to automatically feed your pet and, when you’ve forgotten, you can even feed them remotely via the Wink app. Again, an Amazon delivery will show up when the food is low. Lastly, Pour-Over is designed to make you great coffee on demand or on a schedule and when you run low on java… Ok, you get the point. But if you haven’t already noticed, not only are these three products going to make your life easier, they’re going to look great doing it.
Poor fido. Now that you have kids he never gets the attention he used to. If you’re still able to get your daily run in or like to jog with the kids in a stroller, now you can bring the dog along thanks to this smart new retractable leash by Lishinu. Complete with an auto-locking mechanism the leash includes no buttons. It attaches to your wrist via a soft Velcro strap allowing a true hands-free experience for a full range of motion which will come in handy as you try to restrain your kids from running into incoming traffic.
We’re big fans of the rope leashes that have started to flood the boutique market for dog accessories. However, if you like to keep things matchy matchy, the rope design has been pretty limited to leashes only. However, Puerto Rico-based Lasso Rope Works is one of the first designers we’ve found that offer matching handmade collars, leashes, splitters, and even harnesses for your fashion–conscious canine. The trendy yet classically-nautical rope designs are available in tons of colors and weave styles and include top of the line brass hardware that will keep your “other” kids almost as stylish as your real kids.
When you have your hands full with your kids it’s easy to lose track of your other kids; your pets. With Play-Tag you’ll always be able to keep track of that four-legged friend. The sensor is a simple tag that you can add to any existing dog collar and runs on a simple watch battery. You can set a 0-150 ft range from your home and be alerted via the Play-Tag app if your dog escapes beyond that virtual boundary. Once beyond the set range, the tag will illuminate with LED lights making it easier to find your pet if it gets lost at night. But what makes this cooler than your average RFID locator is that the tag stores all your dog’s health and behavioral data along with your contact info so anyone who finds him will know how to reach you and handle the dog.
You’re a simple man with simple taste. There are countless leashes and collars to choose from out there but, yes, they’re all ugly so don’t settle. Instead, pick up one of these handmade rope leashes and give your walks in the park a stylish edge. It’s essentially the only thing we’ll ever tell you will make you look cool while you’re picking up dogshit.