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Halloween Dog Costumes

It’s that time of year to get ready for Halloween! We’ve curated a great selection of Halloween dog costumes for parades, parties, or just having fun.  We’re thankful our dogs put up with us for putting them in costumes at this time of year and they enjoy a fun outing meeting loads of other dogs (who also put up with their parents’ Halloween craziness). It’s all in good fun!

Check out some of these cute & funny costumes:

Halloween Dog Hot Dog Costume Halloween Dog Red Football Jersey Dog Costume Halloween Dog Pirate Dog Costume
Wonder Woman dog tuxedo
Crayola Blue Dog Costume The Pope Dog Costume Pumpkin Dog Costume

 

Super cute Animal Planet Halloween Costumes for Fido!

You can even dress your pup up as a shark not only for Halloween, but also for Shark Week! Check out all of the very cute Animal Planet Halloween Costumes:

Lion Dog Costume - animal planet halloweenWooly Mammoth - animal planet halloweenZebra Dog CostumeTriceratops Dog CostumeRaptor Dog CostumeButterfly Dog Costume542a081c158abAnimal Planet Peacock Dog CostumeBat Dog CostumeAnimal Planet Stegosaurus Dog costumeHammerhead Shark Dog Costumeanimal planet

Top 20 Dog Gifts – Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we put together our top 20 dog gifts list. All products are linked for easy online shopping. We love all the top 20 products so they are not listed in any particular order. If you’re getting a gift for your best friend or buying a gift for another dog, these top 20 dog gifts will be sure to put a smile any dog’s face:

west paw toppl - Top 20 Dog Gifts 1. West Paw Toppl Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
Our dog Kobi loves his Toppl. We can easily stuff a bully stick in it and the Toppl makes it much easier for Kobi to hold. It traps treats with its inner ridges. You can interlock two Toppl dog treat toys and it makes it more of a challenge for your dog to get at the treats inside. Learn more in our review.
Zero Shock Leash - Top 20 Dog Gifts 2. Ezy Dog Zero Shock Leash
We can’t think of a dog owner that wouldn’t want a zero shock leash. EzyDog’s Zero Shock Technology cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog. Drastically reduces strain and pull. A “one for two” gift! Read more in our review.
SturdiBag Green - Top 20 Dog Gifts 3. SturdiBag Flex-Height Carrier
It’s by far the lightest bag we’ve seen on the market! The large SturdiBag has been tested to safely carry a pet up to 40 pounds and the bag only weighs 2.6 pounds!!! The design is made to flex down when your dog is under airline seats and pops back into shape after the flight. Learn more in our review.
Pro-Treat Beef Liver - Top 20 Dog Gifts 4. Pro-Treat Beef Liver, Freeze Dried Dog Treats – Yum!
Paws down, Pro-Treat Beef Liver, Freeze Dried Dog Treats are Kobi’s favorite treats. In fact, we’ve nicknamed them “doggie crack”. They’re are made in the U.S. without additives or preservatives in a USDA inspection facility.
Dirty Dog Doormat - Top 20 Dog Gifts 5. Dirty Dog Doormat by Dog Gone Smart
We tested out the Dirty Dog Doormat and our dog LOVED it! It’s very soft and absorbent. In fact, he loved it so much that we’ve replaced it as his full time dog bed – a delightful surprise! Read more in our review.
KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy 6. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls – Dog Toy
You can get plain boring tennis balls or you can get these bouncy, squeaky balls! They are by far one of our dog’s favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks – what’s not to love? The ultimate classic (and cheap) dog toy. These come in various sizes.
Jorge Bendersky book 7. Book: DIY Dog Grooming by Jorge Bendersky
This book is paws down one of the best books dog grooming we’ve ever read. It’s a quick read, includes excellent photos, illustrations and a lot of valuable information. The book goes through a variety of topics from tools to trimming and tough cleaning problems. Read more from this product review.
Cowboy-cookout sausage treats - Copy 8. Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats
A perfect stocking stuffer for your best friend. These Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats are real sausage and similar in texture to a hard Italian sausage. They’re created from real meats from USDA, New Zealand and Australian growers. Learn more in our review.
Dogs of Glamour 9. Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier
Perfect for your jet setting dog! The Glam Tote from Dogs of Glamour fuses fashionable form and function into your look. Crafted from faux leather and featuring top and side ventilation, this dog carrier adds chic yet practical style to both you and your dog.
Slo-Bowl 10. Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Did you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it’s gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there’s a great solution – we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.
Wahl Pet 11. Wahl’s 100% Natural No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo
During the slushy and rainy weather our dog’s paws can get very dirty. This No-Rinse Waterless Shampoo is amazing! We take a dry towel and spray the mousse on the towel or on his paws and rub them down with the towel. It does a great job at cleaning dirty paws and saves us from having to give our dog’s paws a bath after every walk in the rain. Read more in our review.
ClickIt Dog Harness 12. Dog Car Harness – Clickit Utility from Sleepypod
Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility was the Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety test. Clickit Utility’s three points of attachment absorb force in a frontal collision by dissipating energy and keeps the dog in the car seat during impact.
Abe 1 - Copy 13. Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Ball
Looking for a tough dog toy? We were forewarned that no toy could hold up to Abe’s jaws of steel, but this toy easily survived the test! It can be filled with a variety of treats to keep your dog mentally stimulated and happily occupied. The material is stronger and lighter than natural rubber and is free of latex, vinyl & phthalates.
messy mutts bowls 14. Messy Mutts Double Feeder
They call themselves Messy Mutts, but we think they aren’t messy at all – rather fashionable and function-able! Their products inspired us to do our first VIDEO product reviews. The Messy Mutts Double Feeder for dogs is made with a non-slip silicone base that prevents damage to your floors. The bowls are stainless steel and the base comes in a variety of colors.
GoPro Fetch 15. GoPro Fetch – See from Your Dog’s Point of View
With the GoPro Fetch harness you can affix a camera to your dog. The harness features two mounting locations for a variety of perspectives: the chest (for bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action) and your dog’s back (for over-the-head shots of running, jumping and play).
Glowdoggie LED Dog Collar 16. Glowdoggie LED Dog Collar
We were impressed how bright the Glowdoggie is! It’s the brightest all-around dog collar we’ve seen on the market and it’s not annoyingly bright either. Our neighbor has had one for over a year and loves it. Learn more in our review.
Popware H-Duo 3 17. Popware or Pets H-Duo with Companion Cup
The Popware for Pets H-DuO with Companion Cup is a bottle with two 12-oz watertight chambers so you can hold two different drinks or if you prefer, put water on one side and treats (or food) on the other. It includes an 8oz collapsible cup that clips onto the bottle, making it ideal to travel with your dog.
roomba-dog 18. iRobot Roomba – Cleaning & Entertainment!
Too much dog hair on the floor? We found a solution! This little robot vacuum removes dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris all on its own. Your dog will likely be amused by this little iRobot going around the house. You can make it even more entertaining by putting treats or your dog’s little toys on it.
flexi vario 19. Flexi Vario – Multidimensional Leash
This customizable lead has clever accessories from interchangeable belts to a light or treat holder attachment. It’s also comfortable for you with its ergonomic soft grip with adjustable grip size. Learn more about this product in our review.
Tasmans 20. Tasman’s American Bison Meaty Bones
Does your dog chew bones or raw hides in seconds? These are the largest bones for dogs that we’ve ever seen! We’re positive it would take quite a while, possibly weeks or months for your dog to chew through these. They’re made in the USA and raised without added hormones or antibiotics.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Dog

You love your dog with all your heart, so why not celebrate Valentine’s Day with your best friend! We’re sure you’ll get loads of kisses on that special day. Feeling “the love” – why not spoil your pooch with a Valentine’s Day Gift! They’re all linked for easy shopping.

Valentine's Day Jax-and-Bones-Dog-Bed Jax and Bones Dog Bed
Spoil your pooch with a new luxurious bed from Jax and Bones! They are made of the most beautiful, sophisticated fabrics and are also very well constructed. Best of all, their beds are for all dog sizes from small to large dogs up to 110lbs. All bedding is made in the U.S., filled using eco-friendly fiber and machine washable!
Valentine's Day invincible dog toy Invincibles Plush Dog Toy
This is an great tough dog toy! We tested it, via Bailey, a 55lb Boxer. Her parents told us it was the most durable “made for dogs” toy Bailey’s ever had and the longest a toy like this has remained in one piece. Typically, Bailey is able to take out the stuffing and eyes within the first 15 minutes of playing. Her’s parents gave the Invincibles Plush Dog Toy the thumbs up!
Kong The Kong Classic – Food Stuffed Toy
This is the gold standard for food stuffed dog toys and has been recommended by vets and trainers more than any othtremely tough for long chew sessions. To keep the chewing session longer, put some peanut butter or soft dog food in the Kong and then freeze it.
Happy Hearts Martingale Dog Collar Happy Hearts – Martingale Dog Collar
This Happy Hearts Martingale Dog Collar by Country Brook Design will give your dog that loving style (also comes in a variety of other colors and patterns). A martingale dog collar provides more control over your dog without the choking effect of other collars. It’s made with two loops. When the dog tries to pull, the tension on the leash pulls the small loop taut, which makes the large loop smaller and tighter on the neck. The collar is comfortably loose when your dog is not pulling.
Slo-Bowl Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Did you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it’s gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there’s a great solution – we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.

Top 20 Dog Gifts – 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we put together our top 20 dog gifts list. All products are linked for easy online shopping. We love all the top 20 products so they are not listed in any particular order. If you’re getting a gift for your best friend or buying a gift for another dog, these top 20 dog gifts will be sure to put a smile any dog’s face:

(Note this is our 2014 list and we still love all these items. We should be done with our 2015 list shortly – pls check back)

Popware H-Duo 3 1. Popware or Pets H-Duo with Companion Cup
The Popware for Pets H-DuO with Companion Cup is a bottle with two 12-oz watertight chambers so you can hold two different drinks or if you prefer, put water on one side and  treats (or food) on the other. It includes an 8oz collapsible cup that clips onto the bottle, making it ideal to travel with your dog.
Cowboy-cookout sausage treats - Copy 2. Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats
A perfect stocking stuffer for your best friend. These Merrick Gourmet Sausage Treats are real sausage and similar in texture to a hard Italian sausage. They’re created from real meats from USDA, New Zealand and Australian growers.
Jorge Bendersky book 3. Book: DIY Dog Grooming by Jorge Bendersky
This book is paws down one of the best books dog grooming we’ve ever read. It’s a quick read, includes excellent photos, illustrations and a lot of valuable information. The book goes through a variety of topics from tools to trimming and tough cleaning problems.
Zero Shock Leash 4. Ezy Dog Zero Shock Leash
We can’t think of a dog owner that wouldn’t want a zero shock leash. EzyDog’s Zero Shock Technology cushions and eases the pressure for both the owner and the dog. Drastically reduces strain and pull. A “one for two” gift!
Dogs of Glamour 5. Dogs of Glamour Glam Tote Dog Carrier
Perfect for your jet setting dog! The Glam Tote from Dogs of Glamour fuses fashionable form and function into your look. Crafted from faux leather and featuring top and side ventilation, this dog carrier adds chic yet practical style to both you and your dog.
Slo-Bowl 6. Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Did you just give your dog some kibble and seconds later it’s gone? Are you wondering if he inhaled it? Alas, there’s a great solution – we fell in love with the Slo-Bowl Slow Feeder, which will slow down your dog from eating too fast by turning meal time into a game.
Abe 1 - Copy 7. Starmark Treat Dispensing Chew Ball
Looking for a tough dog toy? We were forewarned that no toy could hold up to Abe’s jaws of steel, but this toy easily survived the test! It can be filled with a variety of treats to keep your dog mentally stimulated and happily occupied. The material is stronger and lighter than natural rubber and is free of latex, vinyl & phthalates.
Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain 8. Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Your dog will love this water fountain! It’s also very healthy for them as it increases aeration in your dog’s water with oxygen. It has an adjustable water flow. Bowl and reservoir are dishwasher safe.
SturdiBag Green 9. SturdiBag Flex-Height Carrier
It’s by far the lightest bag we’ve seen on the market! The large SturdiBag has been tested to safely carry a pet up to 40 pounds and the bag only weighs 2.6 pounds!!! The design is made to flex down when your dog is under airline seats and pops back into shape after the flight.
Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried 10. Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Surf & Turf
Dogs just love Stella & Chewy’s. They are freeze dried and can be given as a meal or broken into pieces for a treat. When you check the list of ingredients, you’ll see it that every patty is made with select organic produce and meat.
Pet Tunes 11. Pet Tunes by Pet Acoustics
Does your dog suffer from anxiety or excessive barking when you’re away or during thunderstorms? Pet Tunes is a speaker pre-loaded with special frequency modulated music clinically proven to reduce stress and calm anxiety for dogs. It’s an innovative and non-invasive way to help your dog relax.
Orvis LED Dog Collar 12. Orvis Safety Light for Your Dog’s Collar
The Orvis Safety Light is waterproof, impact resistant, and visible up to 3 miles away. Best of all, the Orvis LED safety light fastens anywhere on your dog’s collar via a clip or hook-and-loop strap. Wearing a dog collar light can be a great safety device and life saver.
antlers for dogs 13. Antlers for Dogs – Acadia Antlers
Antlers for dogs are loaded with calcium and minerals and are a superb long lasting treat, especially for those aggressive chewers. Dogs aren’t actually able to chew through the antlers, but rather they gradually grind them down, which makes them a great way to keep tartar and plaque off your dog’s teeth.
dog farts 14. “Fart & Away” – Sniff Pet Candles
If you have a dog, you know they can be guilty of farting (just like humans) and sometimes those dog farts can clear a room. The Fart & Away candle works like a charm to dissipate any awkwardly unexpected emissions and ease the cause of your dog’s unpleasant condition.
ClickIt Dog Harness 15. Dog Car Harness – Clickit Utility from Sleepypod
Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility was the Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety test. Clickit Utility’s three points of attachment absorb force in a frontal collision by dissipating energy and keeps the dog in the car seat during impact.
GoPro Fetch 16. GoPro Fetch – See from Your Dog’s Point of View
With the GoPro Fetch harness you can affix a camera to your dog. The harness features two mounting locations for a variety of perspectives: the chest (for bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action) and your dog’s back (for over-the-head shots of running, jumping and play).
KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy 17. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls – Dog Toy
This is by far one of our dog’s favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks – what’s not to love? The ultimate cheap and classic dog toy. These come in various sizes. Our dog has both small and medium sized ones.
Tasmans 16. Tasman’s American Bison Meaty Bones
Does your dog chew bones or raw hides in seconds? These are the largest bones for dogs that we’ve ever seen! We’re positive it would take quite a while, possibly weeks or months for your dog to chew through these. They’re made in the USA and raised without added hormones or antibiotics.
orvis wraparound dog bed - blue 19. Dog Bed
Rather than picking just one bed for our list, we’re recommending you to Our Top 4 Favorite Dog Bed Brands! We’ve done the homework for you to find you the best quality and stylish dog beds on the market.
Zippy Cozy Dog Suits 20. Dog Coat / Dog Jacket
As with the dog beds, we’re recommending you to our Top 10 Dog Coats for Winter! We searched and selected the best style and quality dog coats for our Dogsized fans. This will help you select the best coat that suits your dogs needs for the weather you’re in.