Double duty. With clean lines and fashionable colors, this three-piece feeder keeps mealtime fresh—and stylish. Seal up leftovers for the fridge or take them on the go. Double Feeder Dog Bowl by Martha Stewart, $27.99 at PetSmart, 1331 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, (856) 596-5949, PetSmart.com
Prep school. Make a statement with these ribbon collars or match your pooch’s look to your own wardrobe. The hand-sewn canine collection, each featuring solid brass hardware and strong nylon webbing, comes in more than 100 artistic designs to suit city, country and, yes, suburban pets. Ribbon collars by Up Country, $21 at Cutter's Mill, 10 Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Route 70 E., Cherry Hill, (856) 429-1690, CuttersMillPetStore.com
Bed time. Your pup won’t sink with this plush nautical bed, with striped cushy velour and an embroidered pillow. Nautical Dog Bed, $55.95 at Spoiled Sweet Pets, 123 Creek Road, Mount Laurel, (856) 206-9091, SpoiledSweetPets.com
Bit of bling. Add some sparkle with this collar charm, studded with Austrian crystals and silver plated, so it’s perfect for engraving. Australian Crystal Collar Charm by Little Gifts, $19.95 at Jake’s Dog House, The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73, Marlton, (856) 797-9944, JakesDogHouse.com.
Toughen up. Your bruiser destroys everything, chewing a path of mass destruction. But not this plushie (pictured), built on a “toughness scale” with multiple sewn layers of soft fleece and industrial material, for the most durable playtime. Polly the Pig by Tuffy, $26.99 at Doggie & Kitty Style, 207 Kings Highway E., Haddonfield, (856) 216–7387, DoggieKittyStyle.com.
Sweet treats. Baked daily by the students at Pride Ventures, a nonprofit group providing work experience to young adults with learning disabilities, these healthful biscuits come in honey-ginger and peanut butter flavors. Handmade dog treats, $5 at Pride Paws, 26 S. Main St., Medford, (609) 257 3198, PrideVenturesInc.org.
Playing games. Active pets will love these bouncy, durable toys, designed with curves and nooks in the right spots to keep them guessing during fetch and tug-of-war. Bumi, Hurley or Huck Zogoflex toys by West Paw, $6.95-10.95 at Daminger’s Natural Pet Foods, 641 Main St., Sewell, (856) 464-1034, DamingersNaturalPetFoods.com
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 7 (October, 2011).
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