Thursday, September 24, 2015

Henri Bendel Canine Collection Fall 2015

Henri Bendel has expanded their canine collection and introduced a few new goodies for fall.

The pièce de résistance of the collection is their new Luxury Pet Carrier, which is crafted from Saffiano leather and folds down into a play mat. Featuring a terry cloth pad/cushion, it can hold up to an 11 pound doggy fashionista. (We were a little bit surprised that they went with a terry cloth pad vs. something more plush, like a fleece or sheepskin.)

While it will break the bank at $448 + tax, you can add your own customized monogram, which got us thinking what initials we'd roll with... after all, we've never given much thought to Paddy's middle name... Anyhow. Besides the price, our other concern is weight - while I'm not too familiar with the leather in question, that could make the bag a little on the hefty side to start with without your bestie inside.

On the more budget friendly side ($48), HB also is offering their take on the poop bag holder, "The West 57th Dog Baggie" in pink or black which hides your doggy's bags inside a chic looking pouch. We love the look, but probably not the hassle of having to unsnap the container each time we need a bag. It's also not clear if the roll snaps into anything inside the pouch or if it's just loose, which could spell disaster. (Seriously... who designed this?)

If we were to indulge ourselves in anything from HB's Fall Collection, it would be this Packable Dog Bowl, which folds up into a nice little wallet sized thingy. Though expensive (again $48... that seems to be Henri Bendel's magic number), it is compact and definitely very cute with their trademark brown and white stripes. The outside is leather and the inside bowls are coated canvas. 

What luxuries do you indulge your dog in?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bissell SpotBot Pet Review

This review really should be entitled, "My Best Friend is a Carpet Cleaning Robot."

First off, I want to be clear - we were NOT compensated for this post. We spent our own cold hard cash on this purchase, and its was worth every cent.

Even the best-trained, most-housebroken dog, will have the occasional indoor accident. And trust us, the only sadder thing than your dog having a stomach bug is cleaning up the symptoms...

One of our neighbors recommended the Bissell SpotBot Pet to us earlier this summer when we were on the hunt to find something to help keep our carpet clean. While we used to be hardcore fans of Nature's Miracle, we found it was leaving some weird residue on our carpet (blame our building for installing super cheap flooring, sigh). Neighbors, who have a puppy, swore by their SpotBot, and since we had a 20% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon we picked one up earlier this summer.

Our magic duo! 

It has been a godsend. Not only has it removed older "surprise" stains we've discovered, but it works amazingly well on fresh stains. We use a combination of the Pet Stain & Odor and OxyClean formulas in our cleaner, and it has lifted everything out of our carpets 100% of the time. In addition to getting out the yucky, it also removes dirty and all kinds of other gross things you can't see -- case in point, check out the nasty water that will be left over. We vacuum religiously and the water is still an awful dark color. Ewwww...

Featuring a combination of brushes that deep clean into the fibers of your carpet, the SpotBot Pet also has a hose attachment you can use for hard to reach places or extra scrubbing. We have yet to try it out, but it's on our list of Fall Cleaning activities. 

Super compact and light enough to easily haul around apartment, once I get started cleaning the carpets I can't stop... It's also worked wonders on non-pet related stains (hello carpet, meet coffee...).

Doing a quick search, it looks like is currently offering this model at a super good price ($107). BB&B also tends to regularly have coupons, which also can be used towards the purchase of this product.

What do you use to keep your carpets looking clean?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Halloween Dog Treats 2015

Readers of this blog may already know that here at Barkzilla, we take Halloween VERY seriously. Now that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, it's time for us to start preparing! Much to our delight, this year several dog treat manufacturers are releasing special Halloween themed treats! YUM! While pumpkin seems to be the predominant flavor, we are such suckers for holiday packaging and there are some of the best from our favorite brands!

We are HUGE Bocce's Bakery fans and are thrilled to see they've released a limited-edition Spooky Pumpkin flavor for Halloween! These treats are all-natural and feature pumpkin, peanut butter and cinnamon.

$4.99 from Petco.

These super cute little mini Ghost treats from Zuke's come in ghost shapes and are perfectly sized to work as training treats. Made from their turkey and pumpkin recipe, these little snack packs would make super cute trick or treating treats for the dogs in your neighborhood that won't break the bank!

$2.29 for a small pack at Petco.

These Boo Bars from Blue Buffalo don't have any scary ingredients in them. Baked with pumpkin, carrots, oatmeal, barley, flaxseed and cinnamon, these treats are healthy and crunchy!

$4.99 from Petco or

Pumpkin spice seems to be the flavor du jour and is everywhere! Fruitables is jumping on the bandwagon this year with their Pumpkin Spice Skinny Minis. Will 2.5 calories per chewy treat, they're great for training and little in-between meal surprises.

$4.00 from Petco.

Do you spoil your pet with Halloween treats?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Just Right by Purina Featured Blogger!

Hey look! We're the Blogger of the Month over at the Just Right by Purina Blog! Make sure to check out our post for some of our favorite tips to ensure that your dog is living their best life at any age.

Hope you enjoy!

p.s. Do you recognizing that cute looking model in the right hand pane?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MAC Haute Dogs Collection - Fall 2015

So I know we're a little late to the game.... but we couldn't resist blogging about the latest Haute Dogs Fall 2015 Collection from MAC Cosmetics. While we're not really sure we get the inspiration, the shades are pretty and the accompanying press photos are a hoot. It's also the perfect intersection of this blog and our past life (yep, I used to work in the luxury cosmetics PR world, but that's a whole other blog in itself).  Even those this hit shelves and the internet a little while back, most of the collection is still available online or from various retailers.

Haute Dogs includes a variety of canine inspired glosses, eye shadows and polishes including our favorites - "Dressed to the K9s" a "deep burgundy plum" lip gloss and the plum-y "Pure Bred" Eye Shadow palette. Both are still for purchase on MAC's website.

I'm pretty sure that MAC had a cat inspired set a few years ago, so it only seems fitting that the dogs are finally getting their day! What do you think of this collection?

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