10 Ways to Pamper Your Dog During Lockdown

Photo Courtesy of Fairlight Collective

With workplaces and schools shuttered, 2020 saw a massive surge in pet adoptions. The pandemic dragging on a year later, Zoomer combines two of our preferred lockdown diversions, online shopping and pampering our pups, from DIY projects to decor items.

1. PET PORTRAITS (see above)

The digital artists at the Fairlight Collective transform any photo into an artful portrait. Available in a range of sizes from 5- by 8-inch to 24- by 36-inch, the company also supplies lightweight, easy-to-ship, oak and plexiglass frames, so pictures are ready for hanging on arrival. Priced from $180, at the time of writing, fairlightco.com is having a 50 per cent off sale right now.

2. LUXE LEAD

Photo of dog lead
Photo: Issimo

 

Issimo, the online lifestyle magazine of Italy’s chicest hotel group (Pelicano), collaborated with Poldo Dog Couture on this signature leather-trimmed leash and collar with brass hardware. $185

 

3. LEASH HOOK

Photo of dog leash holder
Photo: Wood Finds

 

Available in two finishes — white wash  or farmhouse — this 10- by 6-inch pine-backed leash hook from Wood Finds looks straight out of Magnolia farms. $34

 

4. SLOW DOWN

Custom Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
Photo: Etsy

This nifty puzzle bowl, customized with your dog’s name, slows down the eating process, combating the indigestion of gulping everything down. Helping with weight control while mitigating bloating, gas, indigestion, it also offers mental stimulation. Wide range of colours. $25

 

5. DOG DIVAN

Dog Sofa Bed
Photo: Wayfair

Interior design minded animal lovers appreciate this Mid-Century Modern Dog Sofa. An elevated 18- by 30-inch rectangular bed with water-resistant pillow, comes in grey or dark grey for minimalist elegance. $170 incl. shipping

 

6. CANINE CALM

CBD Oil
Photo: Resolve

Produced by a Canadian company and specifically formulated for animals, ResolveCBD for Pets Oil includes organic ingredients like wild Alaskan salmon oil and full-spectrum whole-plant hemp extract and can be added to food or treats for a relaxing effect. From $45

 

7. PUP PARKA

Parka for dogs
Photo: Canada Pooch

 

Canada Pooch produces a range of unique doggy items from snoods to keep necks warm and silly pom-pom hats. We also love this utility-chic, faux fur-trimmed jacket in insulated water-resistant canvas. $48

 

8. TOP TREAT

Backcountry Great Plain Real Beef Sausage Dog Treats
Photo: Merrick

Chewy, protein-rich snacks made with 100 per cent pure beef and wood-smoked for extra flavour, all natural Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts by Merrick contain zero by-products or fillers. 5 oz  $14

 

9. KNIT KIT

Knitting Pattern for dog sweater
Photo: Handy Little Me

 

Keep yourself occupied and your dog cosy by downloading a dog sweater pattern. Handy Little Me offers a range of jaunty styles — and you can’t beat the price: free.

10. PACK ANIMAL

Red dog backpack
Photo: Ruff Wear

 

Turn your dog into a purse with this Palisades backpack from Ruff Wear. Roomy enough to hold a phone, wallet, snacks, hand sanitizer, extra masks, poop bags, treats — anything you might need, you can dog walk and run errands hands-free. Also, good for hikes of course. $150

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