Mel’s Design-Forward Pet Accessories Roundup
After I revealed my new apartment last month, I received tons of love for my pup Moose (of course, I mean she’s gorgeous). I also received some requests regarding pet goods so it felt like a no-brainer to put together a pet accessories roundup, right? Even though we’re venturing away from the handmade world of Etsy, I’m staying true to my motto of trying to shop smart and am almost exclusively sharing conscious goods below—goods we can be proud to show off in our homes because well, they look amazing and they’re ethically made! Let’s do this.
1. Olive Dog Bed by The Wolf Nest | From $120. First up we have Moose’s favorite dog bed. I mention this company in my apartment reveal as well because they’re a brand I can really get behind. The beds are so beautiful, they feel like fancy floor cushions that are suitable not just for dogs, but humans, too. They’re also all handmade out of deadstock fabric in Los Angeles. They’re sustainable and small, y’all!
2. Rope Dog Leash by Found My Animal | $62. No pet roundup would be complete without a gorgeous rope leash. Found My Animal is another amazing brand because they’re design oriented and promote the importance of rescuing. I’m in love with this neutral color (shocker) but it also comes in so many other hues. Moose has a black one because we’re punk rock.
3. Elevated Dog Feeder by Highland Design Co | $60. Okay, by sharing this piece, you now know all of Moose’s staples. This dog bowl stand is so beautiful I don’t mind walking past it every day. It’s also better for your pet’s digestion to have an elevated place to eat from. Oh, and it’s also handmade!
4. Felt Baguette Catnip Toy by Mini Tiger Design | $11. If you’re a cat owner, you already know catnip is hilarious. There are also so many options in terms of the vehicles within which your cat can get inebriated, but these baguettes are seriously the cutest. Pretty and neutral toys are a great way to avoid having your home feel cluttered while still providing your pets with amusement.
1. The Hazel Bandana by Lucy & Co | $20. Here we have a perfectly tropical floral in my opinion. The colors are fresh so it doesn’t feel old or “twee” as Ginny would say. I feel like you could borrow it from your pet and wear it while running errands!
2. Short Dog Bowl by Filson | $40. Speaking of running errands…this bowl is a great travel tool for your dog. It’s technically for a long trip in the wilderness but I think it would still be cute and useful for under the table at brunch! I know it’s a bit expensive for a travel bowl, but Filson has multiple conservation partners as it believes in supporting grassroots campaigns that want to protect “the wild places.” I’m a firm believer in paying a little more for a quality item that also gives back. But I’m sure you know that by now.
3. Yellow Raincoat by Merry Pongo | $45. I tried to stay domestic with this roundup but Korean dog accessories brand Merry Pongo is truly the best of the best and cannot be left out. This picture says it all: What dog wouldn’t look insanely cute in a bright yellow raincoat?
4. Poop Bag Dispenser by Hana Azuki | $30. If you’re going to splurge on a gorgeous leash, you should probably make sure your bag holder is just as nice. I love this handmade leather option from a local Etsy seller. Don’t forget to use it with your biodegradable poop bags though!
1. Ceramic Food Bowl for Cats by Maison La Queue | $30. We can all probably agree that pottery is a must for stellar interior decor. I think it’s also a must for your pets! Why not have some charm and character for feeding time. Did you know that cat bowls are supposed to be shallow for kitties so they don’t rub and snap their whiskers? This Siamese model and I agree this one’s a keeper.
2. Wood Dog Feeder by Wake The Tree | From $120. Here we have another minimalist wooden dog feeder. This time I’ll promote this piece to those of you with darker floors (it will contrast beautifully) and taller dogs.
3. Bear Dog Bed by Design Dua | From $150. Perhaps my favorite discovery I made while writing this post is this handwoven basket bed made of all natural elephant grass and dyes. I recommend checking out all their other styles, as well. A basket is a great addition to most spaces as you gain a new texture, therefore adding dimension.
4. Dog Tag Silencer by Billy Wolf NYC | $18. Here we have a genius invention! I have a lot of friends who get seriously irked by the sound of a jingle jangle as their pets run around the house. Not only does this silencer improve the sound quality of your home but it’s also beautiful and would look good on any collar.
1. Sisal Cat Scratching Post by Feliz | $63. Cat scratchers are a must as they provide a designated area for your cat to destroy so they don’t go after the furniture (except, well, we all know those kitties that defiantly walk past the scratching posts straight to the leg of your favorite vintage chair…). Though this post is super simple, it’s clearly an elevated design from the standard big box store options.
2. Dog Whistle by Cloud7 | $17. Personally, I can’t whistle when I’m laughing but it would be nice to go on a long hike and be able to giggle away while still being able to call my dog back to me. It’s really beautiful and I love that it’s hand-carved.
3. Room Collection by A Cat Thing | From $12. Can you tell this amazing piece of cat furniture is designed by a pair of architects? It’s modular so you can purchase as many parts as your home has room for. And, it’s completely recyclable. This design duo realized that creating a space that pleases both the cats and the humans in your home isn’t an impossible task.
4. Litter Box by Modkat | $90. When I lived with cats, a huge pet peeve of mine (pun intended) was the litter. A major issue I had was that there would always be little pieces of it everywhere. This litter box solves this problem. The cat has to jump in and out of it, therefore, shaking off its paws, i.e. no litter peppering your floors! If you have a senior cat, this might not be the best solution for their fragile joints, but if you have an agile youngin, you should be all set. It’s also a sleek and minimal design that would hopefully disappear in most homes.
Alright folks, this concludes my pet accessory roundup. I hope you enjoyed it and have added lots of goodies to your carts! I know there are tons of other types of pets out there so I apologize to all you gecko lovers for sticking to cats and dogs. It’s just a larger market so I hope you understand. Let me know what pieces you love below and what other brands you’ve used and loved at home for your own four-legged friends! xx Mel