Pets bring us a lot of joy, and are valued members of our families. However, in addition to their little accidents and naughty acts of will, they can add a lot of dirt, clutter and unattractive accessories to our homes. Instead, we can approach their accessories as we do our own, and look for a little style for our furry friends’ accessories, or products to minimize the fur-effect on our homes. Click pictures for further details or to buy.
Beds and Furniture
This modern gray dog bed is perfect for the big furry friends who aren’t welcome on the couch but want to recline with the family in comfort. Its attractive enough to add style to our room, and big enough for most large dogs. Typical superb Sealy craftmanship and design assure durability. Dimensions: 8.00″ h x 42.00″ w x 32.00″ l
My cats love cardboard scratch pads, and this modern walnut brown lounge doubles duty as a recliner. Gone are the days when we have to keep those ugly poles of half thrashed rugs in our home. The new scratch pads tuck less obtrusively into little areas next to couches or in an out of the way corner or even a favored windowsill. Dimensions: 10.50″ h x 10.50″ w x 34.00″ l
I’ve bought beds for my dog for the car, boat, home and office, and the SnooZZy is the best pet bed I’ve ever bought. At home, the dog and cat fight over it, and its in almost constant use by either one of them. The medium size is perfect for either of them to stretch out full length (which they do to prevent the other from joining them) or to curl up side by side in. Its machine washable. Fits in to most room styles easily. Dimensions: 3.50″ h x 21.00″ w x 31.00″ l
This cat bed is worthy of standing out as a modern accent piece. Not only is it stylish, its made for comfort with a reversible luxury cat bed liner, fuzzy on one side and microfiber on the other side, removable for easy washing. Its made for cats up to about 14 pounds, but if your small dog can jump he may like it too. Easy to assemble. Dimensions: 19.00″ h x 16.00″ w x 19.00″ l
Flea, mite, mold and mildew resistant, these raised cots are easy to move around for use indoors, outside, or when camping. No worries about doggy’s bed getting wet and rotting from the damp ground below when used outdoors. Seems to work great for dogs in the 65-100+ pound size. The fabric cot measures 43.5 X 31.5 inches.
Food and Water Dishes
This is a very attractive small dog dish to combine food and water, suitable for dogs up to around 10 pounds. The stylish design blends easily in your home. Dishwasher safe with removable stainless steel bowls. Also comes in blue, white or black.
This gorgeous pet eatery is designed to be fit into your wall. Suitable for medium and large sized dogs (a big small for a St. Bernard). Improved feeding posture aids in your pet’s digestion. Wall mounted and elevated to the height you prefer for your pet. No more kicking into bowls on the floor. Bowls are removable and hold up to six cups. Easy to install in any 2 X 4 construction wall. The cappuccino unit: is 17.5 x 13 x 4 inches. Also comes in warm grey, almond, and pewter grey. When flush mount is not possible, use this Designer Pet Eatery Surface Mount Frame – White to mount the pet eatery to your existing wall surface.
This pet feeder will hold five pounds of food, and automatically feed your pet from between 1/4 to 2 cups at three selected times per day. While not intended to replace human care and attention, it is a valuable tool for those of us (myself included) who have been asked to put our pets on a diet. While it won’t take away their sad eyes and cries, it will make our jobs easier in giving them the right amount of food for their size.
This filtering fountain will provide your cat or dog with fresh water. No more jumping on the counter to try to drink from the faucet or, worse yet, heading to the toilet bowl. It holds up to 50 ounces of water. The attractive fountain runs on a low voltage, 12-volt system that plugs into your wall outlet and are almost silent. Dimensions: 7.00″ h x 9.13″ w x 11.38″ l
Ways to Make Our Lives Simpler
If you have a small dog who can’t or won’t jump up on the bed, you may want to try a set of pet stairs so your pampered pooch can get up and down independently, and save yourself the trouble of getting the little rascal yourself. Another good use for them is to set them in front of a window for your pet’s enjoyment, leaving plenty of room for the heat vent to circulate below. They work efficiently if you place them parallel to the bed on the side away from the door, a better and less conspicuous fit in many homes.
They say the friendliest dog is a wet dog. Its bad enough dealing with the muddy wet paws on our clothing, but when they jump into our cars it can mean an hour with the portable upholstery shampooer. This waterproof bench seat is fully machine washable and works a lot more efficiently than the blanket you’ve probably been using.
Got a pooch that won’t stay off the couch when you’re not home? This protector is generously sized, machine washable stain-resistant microfiber designed to keep your furniture clean and reduce wear and tear. Dimensions: 28.00″ h x 1.00″ w x 71.00″ l. Also available in loveseat and chair sizes.
If your pets are anything like my Pomeranian, they spread toys all over the house if given the opportunity. A low shallow basket is perfect for gathering their little things, low enough for them to be able to retrieve what they want without whining for us to get it, and attractive enough to tuck under a coffee table or end table out of traffic. Measures: 13”L x 15”W x 5”H.