We’re pretty sure Dr. Seuss wrote about a Wox — in socks? Maybe it was a fox, either way, this wacky new creation ($17.95) is a super fun interactive tug toy that can also travel through the air for never-ending excitement in the yard, in your living room, or in water (it’s unsinkable!). Enlist a second dog for three-way tug ‘o war they’ll be barking about until fall.
Keep your dog’s problem solving skills sharp even during the dog days of summer with this 34-piece Zip & Zoom Outdoor Agility Kit ($49.99) that comes complete with weave poles, a tunnel and a high jump. Maybe next year he’ll be ready to strut his stuff on America’s Got Talent.
CUTE CARRY ALL
A dog that can carry his own treats and poop bags? He’s a total keeper! Outward Hounds’ Pal Paks ($19.99) — which come in cute unicorn, pirate, monkey and monster patterns — hold those all important items and feature a comfy adjustable harness that’s necessary for maneuvering on summer adventures (and will make for a conversation starter on walks!).
When hunger strikes, you’ve gotta be ready! Dexas’s Snack-Duo system with collapsible 8 oz. cup ($19.99), conveniently holds both dry food and water — with a water-tight cap top on liquid side and wide-mouth snap lid on the snack side — so your pup can easily fuel up on-the-go!
ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES
The only thing that will put a kink in your dog’s summer plans is this: ticks. Evercare’s line of lint roller products – that range from “sticky” to “extra sticky” – are perfect for catching the bugs just hanging out on your pet’s hair before they dig into the skin (remember: always check their fur for these pesky critters!). Get the extension rod ($19.99) and it easily cleans that special part of the couch that always leaves fur on the back of your pants.
This summer’s going to be a ball — especially with your own personal ball chucker on hand! The iFetch Too automatic ball launcher ($199.99) chucks standard size tennis balls for you, thanks to built-in rechargeable batteries. Looking for a canine kind of “summer school”? iFetch’s Frenzy (pictured) is a gravity-driven fetch toy ($39.95) that will keep your pup guessing which hole each ball will come out of.
PIMP THAT RIDE
Your cute copilot needs to be just as comfortable as you are when you hit the open road, and Kurgo’s Skybox Rear Dog Booster Seat ($90) makes sure of it! Its padded low walls keep your pal cozy during those unexpected twists and turns and when you get where you’re going, it doubles as a cozy bed.
WET & WILD TIMES
For those days your dog decides to take the plunge in the pond, he’ll need GoFish’s Kep waterproof leather dog collar ($28) that is durable and odor-resistant. As a bonus for you, the chic collar pairs perfectly with the company’s unisex Kampot carryall bag ($78) that has enough room for the day’s doggy supplies – go ahead, stash the jerky in there, it’s machine-washable!
PARTY ALL NIGHT
When night falls, the fun doesn’t have to end. The Nite Dawg LED Dog Collar (starting at $14.59) offers high visibility so you’ll never lose sight of your friend even when the sun sets. Have a real night owl on your hands? The Glow Streak LED ($16.79) rubber ball will make fetch happen well past midnight.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s your dog! Protect your little superhero with Hurrta’s Sun & Bug Blocker Suit ($55) which is specially designed to deflect the sun’s harmful UV rays. The dermatologically-tested suit is soft, breathable, and helps prevent bites from annoying bugs like ticks, mosquitoes, and horseflies, too.
Planning a stay-cation? This P.L.A.Y Tunnel ($59), which comes in sizes large and small, gives your buddy somewhere to just chill out – because even pups like to pretend they’re kicking back somewhere exotic. Bonus: it folds up quick for easy clean-up.
Just imagine the Instagram photos you’ll take on your camping trip – these are things we think about! – with Ruffwear’s lightweight Highlands Sleeping Bag ($99.95) in your pack. It’s pretty practical, too, since the bag’s synthetic insulation keeps your dog warm from the cold air and ground after the sun goes down.
When the adventures are over, a good scrub is absolutely necessary. For a deep clean, grab a pair of Handson Gloves ($24.99) equipped with scrubbing nodules, that won’t slip or fall off during that oh-so-crucial clean up time. And, Soggy Doggy’s Super Shammy ($19.99) efficiently grabs all the excess water hiding in your pal’s coat after a bath. Tip: toss one in your car for those impromptu beach days.