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Gift Guide 2017: 7 Gifts for the Dog Lover

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Gift Guide 2017: 7 Gifts for the Dog Lover

December 7, 2017

As the new companion of a rescued, toothless dog, I’ve been pleased to discover a selection of well-designed (read: not garish) canine essentials. Here are seven gifts for the dog (and his owner).

For dog owners and hopeful dog owners alike, we like the charming Incomplete Book of Dog Names, handmade by a press in New England, featuring names of &#8
Above: For dog owners and hopeful dog owners alike, we like the charming Incomplete Book of Dog Names, handmade by a press in New England, featuring names of “actual creatures now living, either in the flesh or in memory.” It’s $7.95 from the OrangeArt Store.
German brush company Redecker also makes canine-friendly goods: Their Dog Brush has wooden pins on one side and bristles on the other; $ via The Line.
Above: German brush company Redecker also makes canine-friendly goods: Their Dog Brush has wooden pins on one side and bristles on the other; $28 via The Line.
The sturdy Found My Animal Natural Rope Leash ($9
Above: The sturdy Found My Animal Natural Rope Leash ($92.95 from Old Faithful Shop) is made in the US and inspired by fishermen’s gear, with marine-grade rope and brass hardware. (“Nothing ages more beautifully than marine-grade rope and metals,” they say.) Bonus: A portion of the profits goes toward finding homes for abandoned animals.
I am coveting the Grey Enamel Dog Bowl with a Lid, among the more attractive options I&#8
Above: I am coveting the Grey Enamel Dog Bowl with a Lid, among the more attractive options I’ve seen. It’s lightweight and durable, and the enamel cover easily stores leftovers (for the rare dog who doesn’t finish his dinner). It’s available from €30.90 ($36.44) from German company Cloud7.
A comic surprise for the table: painted Japanese Dog Rice Bowls are $loading=
Above: A comic surprise for the table: painted Japanese Dog Rice Bowls are $12 each from Nickey Kehoe; choose from pug, Labrador, poodle, or chihuahua.
A bar of Shampoo for Dogs, made with vegetable oils, herbs, essentials oils and lye, is €.50 ($loading=
Above: A bar of Shampoo for Dogs, made with vegetable oils, herbs, essentials oils and lye, is €10.50 ($12.39) from Manufactum. (It “smells good to humans and dogs alike,” they promise.)
Finally, for the dog on the go (or the minimalist dog owner): the Tweed Grey Travel Blanket is made in Berlin from recycled hemp, organic cotton tweed, and sheep&#8
Above: Finally, for the dog on the go (or the minimalist dog owner): the Tweed Grey Travel Blanket is made in Berlin from recycled hemp, organic cotton tweed, and sheep’s wool; $79 from San Francisco–based purveyors Scotch & Hound.
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