Summer officially starts this week. With the coming dog days of summer, the Scoop honors our furry, four-legged friends. Since it’s also Take Your Pet to Work Week—when businesses allow pets in the workplace to show they’re vital companions and to encourage animal adoptions—here are some great items to treat your dogs (and cats).
Fido and Fluffy can fly to Aspen in style this summer with Fendi’s first-ever pet travel line. In true Fendi fashion, the full range of accessories including pet carriers, a nylon raincoat, leashes and collars are emblazoned with the Italian house’s iconic FF tobacco and brown logo. Owners can also custom emboss the collar’s metal plate with their dog’s information.
Franchises for Jupiter, Fla.-born Scenthound dog grooming salon are exploding across the state and beyond. The wellness concept differs from the rest of the pack for its belief that all dogs, even those that don’t require fancy shaving and trims, need basic routine care for their health. The clever name is an acronym for skin, coat, ears, nails and teeth.
Wynwood Dog Food Co.
Wynwood Dog Food Co. is so dedicated to preservative-free, human-grade recipes that actual people test taste its products. Selection ranges from chicken and rice to venison and squash, plus special formulas for health conditions, treats like steak strips and a cat food option. Purchase through locations in Wynwood, South Miami and Fort Lauderdale (opening August), retail and vet partners, and nationwide shipping.
What’s better than a new Badgley Mischka dress for summer parties? A matching outfit for your pooch. Inspired by their dachshunds, the designers teamed up with K9Wear to offer outfits with comfortable, built-in harnesses in select prints from their women’s fashion collection. In addition to doggy looks for rainy days and glam holidays, they plan to launch bridalwear next season.
As temps soar this summer, do pets a favor by spoiling them with Coolaroo’s elevated dog beds. Textile innovator Gale Pacific produces them in multiple sizes and colors with sturdy steel frames and high density poly ethylene fabric. By moving away from traditional fuzzy materials that are often used for dog beds, the design further reduces the risk of overheating.
Now that DNA-obsessed people have submitted their saliva samples through testing kits like Ancestry and 23andMe, they’re wondering about their dogs’ health and heritage. Enter Embark, a dog-specific DNA testing kit company with a database of more than 350 dog breeds and more than 200 genetic diseases. It’s especially helpful for pet owners who adopted animals during the pandemic.