Stylish Pet Accessories
Because our four-legged friends can love design too.
Furry friends can be a modernist’s nightmare: beds, chew toys, unsightly tin bowls, and last year’s Pantone-coloured collars. Never fear, design-lovers, Western Living has you covered with stylish pet accessories to keep your furry friend’s baggage on trend.
1. Joey High Back Bed
Sleek, versatile, and a welcome addition to any type of home; and the bed is pretty cute too. Handmade in Toronto, Pup and Kit beds offer the choice of walnut, cherry, oak, or maple wood, and are available in three different sizes. Pup and Kit, $539, pupandkit.com.
2. The Phuket Raised Feeder
Available in three different sizes and colours, these cast-resin feeders not only add a pop of colour to a neutral space, but also provide ergonomic comfort for canine companions. Wagababa Vancouver, $45-$68, wagababa.ca.
3. Bowser Donut Bed
If Canterbury Check clashes with your feature wall, these donut beds come in dozens of different shapes and sizes. A selection is available at Yaletown’s Star Pets, but the full line can be found online at bowsers.com, $69.99.
4. Birdie Collar
With matching leads also available, these collars will look just as stylish hanging on your coat rack as they will around any dog’s neck. Current bird varieties include bluebird, cardinal, and flamingo, with hopes that Canadian geese might one day make the lineup. Barking Babies, Vancouver, $45, barkingbabies.com.
5. Driftwood Cat Stand
Based out of Victoria B.C., Phoenix Feline Furniture owner Mark Phoenix personally scours the beaches of Vancouver Island for driftwood materials. Orders are all custom made, and can be installed on island homes. Vancouver carriers include select Bosleys, and Korna Pet Supplies, $15-$40 depending on size.
6. Sleepypod Pet Carrier
A little-known fact about dogs is they like to claim their own space. The Sleepypod Pet Carrier can be used both for transport and as a bed at home, with a special ‘privacy cover’ built in for cats. Bones Pet Store, Vancouver, $110-$190 depending on style, bonesps.com.