Creature Comforts

Pamper your pet with everything from locally made poolside loungers to purrfect party attire

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Animals Matter in Palm Springs created this dog bed for poolside lounging.
Photo courtesy of www.animalsmatter.com

 

Make sure your pet is outfitted with the right accessories whether it's for playtime, comfort, or properly dressed for the occasion. Here are some suggestions from local pet suppliers in Greater Palm Springs.

 

Hurley

photo courtesy of www.coldnosewarmheart.com

Made with pliable Zogoflex, the Hurley combines the fun of a ball and the durability of a bone in one toy. The Hurley floats, so it’s great for the bath or pool. It comes in three sizes. $8-$15; at Cold Nose Warm Heart, www.coldnosewarmheart.com.

 

Peacock Beaded Dog Collar

photo courtesy of www.thekenyancollection.com

The Kenyan Collection employs Maasai artisans in Kenya to create intricate, one-of-a-kind dog collars and other accessories using traditional techniques and authentic materials. $40-$90; at The Grand Paw, www.thegrandpaw.com, or at www.thekenyancollection.com.

 

 

Cat Tower

photo courtesy of www.bowsers.com

Each of these five solid wood upholstered cubes stack onto each other to create a stable and modern cat tower. The circular openings give cats a place to climb, play, and perch. Cubes also stack into each other for convenient storage. $330; at www.bowsers.com.

 

 

Tug & Toss Toy

photo courtesy of Puppy La La

This cotton rope dog toy is durable enough to withstand even the most aggressive chewers. Made from washable cotton and nontoxic dyes, it comes in three sizes and also helps keep dogs’ teeth clean. $6-$10; at Puppy La La, www.ooohlala.org/puppy-la-la.html.

 

 

Trending Now: Fur-iendship Bracelets

photo courtesy of friendshipcollar

No longer just for kids at summer camp, friendship bracelets are making a fashionable comeback. The trend has gone to the dogs — and cats, too. Now thanks to FriendshipCollar, people and their four-legged best friends can wear matching bracelet and collar sets available in a variety of colors and patterns. Made with polyurethane, the collars are available in eight sizes. Bracelets are adjustable with a metal buckle closure. Sets range from $25 to $35; at www.friendshipcollar.com.

 

 

Earth-Rated Bags

photo courtesy of Bones-N-Scones

These unscented pet waste bags are 100 percent plastic-free and made of vegetable-based, natural ingredients. Even the rolls’ cores and packaging are made from recycled materials. $8.99 for 60 refill bags; at Bones-N-Scones, www.bonesnscones.com.

 

 

Polka-Dot Dress

photo courtesy of spoiled dog designs

Palm Springs clothing designer Patt Savastano creates custom outfits for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Her 8-year-old rescue Chihuahua, Bella, models a summer harness dress with its own special pedigree: It’s made from fabric that Savastano purchased at the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies sale. Like most of her designs, the dress has a built-in harness ready for leash attachment. $49 in regular and custom sizing;  www.spoileddogdesigns.com.

 

 

NiteDawg Disc

photo courtesy of puppy la la

The NiteDawg Disc comes in handy when it’s too hot to play during the day. Made of flexible nylon, this lightweight, LED-powered flying disc features a steady glow or a flashing option for hours of late-night romping. $16.59; at Puppy La La, www.ooohlala.org/puppy-la-la.html.

 

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