It's been a little under six months since Jonah and I adopted Toast, a rambunctious Pit-Bull-Papillon-American-Bully-Shih-Tzu mix, if his eclectic dog DNA results are to be trusted. In that time, I've come across an entire world of incredibly cute dog accessories, from beds that will actually look good in your living room, to haircare (fur care?), to leashes that look great even after being dragged through all the elements. I've rounded up a few of my favorites below, including a few options I'm considering, in honor of National Pet Day!
The Foggy Dog Rope Leash ($59): While we bought Toast's climbing rope leash from The Filling Station in Portland (a store I highly recommend for their bulk treat station), I love the sleek, minimal design of The Foggy Dog's rope leashes, which come in a variety of colors.
Parachute Home Dog Bed ($129): Photo above aside, Toast rarely uses the dog bed we bought him from Petco and much prefers the couch (I mean, same). If he showed any remote interest in dog beds, I'd consider this one from Parachute or this tie-dye option from MLE.
Roverlund Pet Carrier ($135): Once air travel is a thing again, we'll be on the hunt for a pet carrier like this one from Roverlund (which came to my attention when Wired voted it their best pet carrier of 2020!).
Lucy & Co. Butterfly Bandana ($20): At the dog park the other day, I met a pup named Sushi, who was literally better dressed than me, wearing a coordinating bandana and harness from Lucy & Co (which also makes cute hats for humans!).
Wild One Dog Toys ($16): I didn't appreciate the value of nice-looking dog toys, until our living room was taken over by plush neon toys of every shape and color (many of which came from BarkBox, which I subscribed to at Lauren's recommendation and love!). For something a bit more design-friendly, Wild One has some great monotone options.
Pumpkin Spice Wag Butter ($10): Before we adopted Toast, his foster mom gave us the helpful advice that he's obsessed with pumpkin everything. We fill his Kong with pureed pumpkin, but have also been using pumpkin-nut butter from Big Spoon since coming across it (many peanut butters aren't great for dogs, since big brand butters can be made with Xylitol).
A few other dog brands that I haven't tried, but look cute: Reggie (better branding than some human wellness companies), Diggs and Fable make dog crates that aren't horrible to look at, The Farmer's Dog makes even dog food look appealing, and Pets So Good makes chic food bowls, among other accessories.
P.S. On @shopcupcakesandcashmere today, we'll be introducing you to some of our team's pets in honor of National Pet Day (okay, we're a day late, but better late than never!). Until then, here are some choice shots from my personal favorite Slack channel, #pet-pics.