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Concerned that your dog’s play isn’t eco-conscious enough? Of course you are. Well, never fear! Hemp and bamboo toys are here!
The Eco-Fetcher and Eco-Tugger are made from super-strong hemp, one of the most sustainable materials on earth. These tug-and-toss toys are machine-washable, natural anti-bacterial, and made in the USA by disabled adults. And when that plastic Chuck-It breaks, you can replace it with the ultra-durable Bamboo Chuck, featuring an ergonomic cork handle.
You can fetch these and other eco-friendly toys at Olive Green Dog.
You’ve probably checked out Aroo Studio before, but if you haven’t, do it. NOW. (And not just because they have the coolest name ever.) Aroo Studio, known for stylish, eco-friendly collars, leashes, and accessories, has added a bunch of fun new prints to its collection. Made from sturdy organic cotton and hemp, the folks at Aroo pride themselves on collars and leads that are both fashionable and functional.
Head on over to Aroo’s site and give ‘em a sniff.
Dublin Dog’s eco-Lucks leashes feature an ergonomic handle and a detachable pouch for money, keys, or poop bags. Made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles, each eco-Lucks leash keeps about 2.5 plastic bottles out of a landfill.
I’m thinking this means I need to drink more Dr. Pepper so more leashes can be made, right? Right. *
(*) Totally kidding. Everyone knows Dr. Pepper tastes best out of a can.
So, it’s the holiday season and all. I haven’t bought a single gift. I will not panic. I WILL NOT PANIC.
Tail wags to Sarah for the find!
We’re getting ready to move to a new house in a few weeks, so I’ve got decorating ideas on the brain like crazy. Seriously, I’m seeing paint chips in my head when I close my eyes to sleep. And of course (as if I need an excuse) I’m shopping for new doggy stuff to complement our new decor.
You can fetch the raised Bambu feeder at Muttropolis.
There’s just so much to love about Dublin Dog collars. They’re carefully handcrafted from durable, recyclable polymers, making them 100% waterproof and impervious to odor-causing bacteria. Dublin Dog also runs a Re-Cycle, Re-Gift, Re-Focus program that allows customers to help outfit needy dogs with gently-used collars and also recycle Dublin Dog collars when they’re ready for a new one.
I also like the fact that their wicked-cool patterns are named for some of my favorite things, like Ginger Snap, Black-Eyed Susan, Cotton Candy, and Merlot.
Fetch Dublin Dog collars at their web site.
Have you ever noticed that dogs seem to like kinda stinky stuff? I won’t go into detail, but I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about. I think this stink affinity is part of the reason Mingus and Dottie love fish-based foods so much. And it’s why I giggle a little at the name of The Honest Kitchen‘s first fish-based recipe, Zeal, as I’m sure Ming and Dizz would gladly devour a bowl of it with just that very emotion.
Like all of The Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated raw foods, Zeal is made from minimally processed, 100% human-grade ingredients, and is free of wheat and preservatives like ethoxyquin, which I’m not really sure how to pronounce but I know is really bad.
Says Lucy Postins, founder and CEO of The Honest Kitchen, “Zeal was truly inspired by our customers. For years, pet owners have told us that their dogs have allergies or intolerances to conventional meat sources, and we’re pleased that we can now offer this high-quality, human-grade recipe with minimal risk of allergies.”
And on top of that big ol’ pile of goodness, The Honest Kitchen will donate a portion of Zeal’s profits to marine conservation efforts, including The Nature Conservancy, The Blue Ocean Institute and the World Wildlife Fund.
Zeal will be available in late September from The Honest Kitchen.
Y’all, no doubt, know Barkwheats because, well, we’ve featured them here before, and because our good pal Abby McMillen‘s art is featured on their (adorbs) packaging. Makers of wholesome, grain-free treats for dogs, Barkwheats buys their ingredients from local organic farmers in Maine, utilize wind energy for production, and employ 100% compostable materials in their packaging.
Barkwheats was born in 2007 as a little homespun operation and already has grown into a successful business with nationwide distribution. Barkwheats has grown so much, however, that their current baking equipment can’t keep up with demand. They’re running a campaign through Kickstarter to try to raise enough money for a new biscuit moulder. This new biscuit moulder a) sounds like something I want in my kitchen and b) would increase Barkwheats’ production by, like, a million (or basically a whole lot).
Check out Barkwheats’ Kickstarter page to find out more about this awesome company and how you can help.
True story: One night Dottie totally pooped her bed. Even truer story: It actually happened twice.
Seriously, though, dogs are dirty. Luckily our pals at Molly Mutt have developed a new line of products to help us control the dirt and stank. Molly Mutt Clean, which launched yesterday, features Wash (a fresh-smelling dog shampoo), Soft (a soothing and detangling conditioner), and Fresh (an odor-fighting dog-bed freshener).
Molly Mutt Clean products get their power from essential oils and natural enzymes rather than nasty chemicals and synthetic perfumes. (In fact, Wash and Soft are the only dog shampoo and conditioner that meet the standards of “natural” set by the Natural Products Association.) Plus, they’re made in the USA and come in recyclable bottles. Just further proof that when it comes to dog products, Molly Mutt knows what’s up.
Fetch Molly Mutt Clean at mollymutt.com.