The Internet’s Best Pet Halloween Costumes to Make and Buy

Halloween pet costume lion mane
Lion dog costume available here.

If you have pets who can and will wear pet Halloween costumes, you practically owe the rest of us that spectacle of cuteness. As a longtime cat owner, I am fully aware that costumes just aren’t practical for many pets, so please, do your duty and dress up your furry friend for the rest of us to enjoy (as long as they don’t mind, of course). Remember to post lots of pictures of your pet Halloween costumes!            Continue Reading

9 Tips for an Amazing (or at Least Tolerable) Road Trip with Your Pet

Traveling with dogs and cats - 9 tips for a less stressful road trip

Pets. We love them, and sometimes when we’re traveling, we don’t want to leave them. Whether it’s because your boarding situation isn’t ideal, or you just can’t imagine going on a vacation without them, you want to make sure you and your dog (or cat!) are prepared for a pleasant and non-stressful road trip. I’ve hit the road a few times with this furry lady pictured here, and after a few hundred hours in the car together, we’ve learned a thing or two.  Continue Reading

I Spied on My Pets for a Week, and What I Found Out Was Hilarious

What exactly happens in your home while you're away? We're finding out...
This post is written in partnership with VTech 

Have you ever seen the movie The Secret Life of Pets? The plot is pretty much spelled out in the title, but the premise is this: Pets, when left to their own devices, lead very different lives than their owners think. They have different identities, different interests, and get into all sorts of dramatic situations. The movie is basically Toy Story, but with cats and dogs instead of toys.  Continue Reading

Make It: A Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

created at: 11/01/2011

We’ve shown you how to turn suitcases into chairs and even picnic kits, but this might be my favorite vintage suitcase repurposing project ever!  

 

created at: 11/01/2011

As an avid dog lover and self-proclaimed “crazy Schnauzer lady”, I always get a little too excited when I see awesome DIY projects for pets.  So, you can imagine my enthusiasm (or can you? It’s pretty extreme…) for this stylish, retro-inspired dog bed created by Kathryn Ekloff from Mox & Fodder.   Continue Reading

Entrepreneurial Spirit: A Passion For Pets

created at: 03/17/2010

We love it when a small idea idea takes off and becomes a full fledged business. That’s what happened after Alice Nichols started Up Country with just six original collar designs twenty six years ago. The Rhode Island company designs and hand sews their jazzy pet products in their Rhode Island facility. From fun, colorful collars to vibrant, collapsible pet beds, they’ve taken a tiny idea and patiently worked it into an American business. Way to go Up Country, we love your style. Continue Reading

‘Designer’ Pet Crate Covers

created on: 07/23/08

Because of some behavioral problems, my very neurotic cat sleeps in a very large dog crate at night. It breaks my heart, as I’d much rather have her sleeping in our bed and specifically on my feet, which seems to be her preferred human body part/pillow. For any pet-parent that has to employ a crate, you know what an eyesore they can be. Crate Covers and More sells very pretty ‘slip covers’ (starting at $130) in various styles that you can pop over these jails, turning them into cozy little retreats. Continue Reading