Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Phetching Find

Our friends over at Phetched turned us on to the hip, modern designs at Yep Yup. While our apartment decorating style is more country classic, the Sasha & Tasha Feeding Set immediately caught our eye (can you tell our favorite color is purple?). Each set includes two small bowls, a feeding pat, and a storage jar for treats or kibble. Better yet, all Feeding Sets are currently 40% (the small set is a steal at $53.40), so click your way over and check it out.
Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Mommy Bus

We're not going to lie: when we first heard about the "Mommy Bus" pet carrier, we were a little bit skeptical. However, after checking out their video (seriously the song is catchy), and doing more research we might be sold. While most pet totes go the more traditional "bag" route, the Mommy Tote embraces the fact that if you cart your dog around in a bag, yes-- you are a pet chauffeur.

Designed with enough pockets and storage space to prevent the necessity of having to carry an additional bag (such a pain), even the cute little bus wheels are mini zippered pockets. In addition to two handles, it also has a larger shoulder strap, an interior safety strap and a removable/washable pad. This top loading bag also features a mesh "front windshield" that can be left open or closed, which honestly is what we loved most about the bag.

Well thought out and clearly designed for the pet owner who doesn't like to leave home without their furry friend, you can pick yours up directly from their site at www.mommybus.com for $95.99.

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

Thursday, November 18, 2010

#ThursdayBling + Barkzilla = Sparkly Fun!

Everyone needs a little bling in their life, which is why we started #ThursdayBling with one of our awesome Twitter pals (@MissMarisol). The premise? Each week to get through the doldrums of Thursday, we'd wear something sparkly and fantastic and tweet each other pictures. While #ThursdayBling has not taken over the internet as a trending topic (YET), we've decided to bring it to Barkzilla!

This week's Thursday Bling is from one of our favorite accessory houses, Coach, and perfectly melds the themes of Thursday Bling and Barkzilla (i.e. pretty shiny things + dogs).

This gorgeous glittery key charm from Coach's Poppy Line is just screaming to be clipped to your leash to add a little sparkle on your daily walk.

Trimmed in leather, it comes with the necessary attachments to hook it on a leash. Pick yours up from your local Coach store or online at www.coach.com for $30.

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

p.s. How cute would this be for a stocking stuffer?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Barkworthy Bookends

These fierce little cast-iron Westies are here to make sure your books stay in line!

Available from Anthropologie, exclusively online for $58.

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rescue Chocolates

Okay. So we all know that chocolate is strictly NFD: Not For Dogs. However, that doesn't mean that YOU eating chocolate can't be beneficial for dogs. 

That's right-- Rescue Chocolate, a vegan chocolatier, has partnered with Pit Bull Rescue Center to help relieve the suffering of and prevent cruelty to pit bulls and pit bull mixes. This month, 100% of profits go to the rescue organization which also helps to take care of dogs in need and place pit bulls into loving homes. Founded in 2010, Rescue Chocolates are vegan and handcrafted using traditional Belgian techniques and packaged in eco-friendly materials. In addition to fun flavors like Peanut Butter Pit Bull, they've also got a number of other bars that help raise awareness about animal fostering (Foster-iffic Peppermint), adopting from shelters (Pick Me! Pepper), and even managing feral cat colonies (Mission Feral Fig).

With the holidays right around the corner, these are not only a great gift for the animal lover in your life, but also pets in need! To purchase your Rescue Chocolates, visit www.rescuechocolate.com, and eat more chocolate for a good cause! 

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stuff We Love: Target's Holiday Dinner Plate

Each season, the Barkistas discover something they MUST have. Luckily for us, we were able to get our paws on our latest lust-- Target's Doggy Holiday Dinner Plate! Despite the un-helpfulness of Target's corporate team and lack of local Targets, our awesome friend Diane was kind enough to pick us Paddy up a plate on one of her Target runs. 

Little did we know when we first spotted it in the pages of Food Network's November issue, there are actually three main dishes for your pooch to pick from: turkey, lobster and squirrel. Diane snagged us the adorable squirrel plate which also includes a stuffed potato, piece of corn, bread roll, and a kale-esque rope toy

What to destroy... I mean...devour first.... Hmm.
We were really delighted at the quality of all of the toys included, and while we don't think they're going to last long (listen, this is Paddy the Destroyer we're talking about here), they are super cute and for $9.99 the Holiday Dinner Plate is a pretty good deal.

A girl after our own heart-- Paddy decides to start with the starch!
Though availability seems to be limited with some Barkzilla readers reporting stock (or lack of stock) at their Targets, definitely try checking out your local store as the set is NOT available online (BOOO!). Also-- if anyone's spotted the lobster plate, we'd love to see pics!

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

Friday, November 5, 2010

Prima Dog's Snow Lodge

Okay, so the Barkistas may or may not have holiday on the brain already... (I blame the early arrival of Black Friday and the abundance of holiday-themed commercials on TV). Even though this year's early onslaught of festiveness, we're really not complaining as this is our favorite time of year! While we'd rather be out in the countryside eagerly awaiting the season's first flurry, we're sadly city bound until the end of December. But that is not going to stop us from decking out our 500 sq foot apartment with holiday cheer ASAP! 

Check out this adorable bed Snow Lodge Bed from Prima Dog. Not only is it oh-so-holly-jolly with it's little evergreen and snow covered eaves, but it also features ground-breaking nanotechnology from Japan! Though we don't understand how it works,the nanotechnology fabric decomposes bacteria, virus, smells and helps maintains its cleanliness and freshness over time. Measuring in at 16"H by 17"W by 17"T, it's the perfect little holiday hideaway for your pet. 

Pick yours up directly from Prima Dog's US site for $99.

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas

p.s. If you're as fascinated by the nanotechnology as we are, but don't want to invest in a holiday themed bed, check out their other more affordable but still adorable options (we love the whale!).

Monday, November 1, 2010

Crate & Barrel Herringbone Dog Ornaments

Well, with Halloween out of the way, it's time to start thinking about the holidays! 

Okay, maybe not... but it's kind of hard to ignore them, especially when your local Duane Reade (aka pharmacy for all of you non-NYC'ers) starts putting out the holiday decorations on November 1st. While we are going to try and pace ourselves and not dive right into making popcorn garlands and paper snowflakes, we can't help but start picking up a few things here and there.... 

After all, if you don't get them now, they'll be gone in a few weeks when you want them-- right? And how can you say no to this adorable set of Herringbone Dog Ornaments? Each set contains four festively dressed Fidos, ready to look cute while guarding your tree. Pick them up now from Crate & Barrel for $27.95.

Wags & Kisses,
The Barkistas
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