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Question: I’m dying to see a list of cool, fashionable dog accessories! Particularly good bags for carrying them in!
Here at the Strategist, we’ve written a lot about pet accessories. There are posts on
the best dog carriers on Amazon, our favorite rubber ball and other dog toys, the best dog (and cat) things we found at a pet fair, and the best dog boots, coats, and vests on Amazon. But we’ve yet to dedicate a post just to stylish and cool accessories … until now.
Before we begin, though, I need to ask you a question: Did you see that viral tweet with pictures of the cutest dog on the planet strapped into a backpack?
Everyone who saw it collectively and immediately fell in love and agreed that every fluffy dog should get carried around in a little backpack like that from now until the end of time. If you agree, we found it for you.
PAWABOO Pet Carrier Backpack
COODIA Legs Out Front Pet Dog Carrier
If you prefer a more colorful striped version.
Anzone Pet Portable Carrier Space Capsule Backpack
If your dog likes to pretend that she’s in a spaceship.
FurryFido Pet Sling
If you prefer a casual over-the-shoulder pouch look.
Duck River Textile Hasley Pet Carrier
A little something in plaid.
Max-Bone Gustav Wool Bow Tie Collar
Moving on to other dog accessories, this is for the classic man who still finds bow ties fashionable.
Max-Bone Hobie Ball Rope Toy
This small-profile rope toy isn’t plastic, doesn’t squeak, and isn’t made up of bright, garish primary colors.
Max-Bone Gracie Dog Hoodie
This adorable polka-dotted hoodie screams “cozy boys.”
Barbour Waxed Canvas Dog Coat
Or how about owner and dog buy matching Barbour jackets?
Acid Yellow Vinyl Raincoat
For walks that must go on, even when it’s raining cats and dogs.
Max-Bone Jason Leather Leash
Dress up daily walks with a leather leash.
Jaquard Dog Leash
Or if Fido is of the trendier set, go with the Opening Ceremony’s leash. Logos are in.
Nylon Color Block Harness
Neon is also having a moment, so this is stylish
and practical. Passing cars will definitely see you at night.
Boobs Dog Collar
For the pup still committed to #FreeTheNipple.
Silly Succulent Cactus Dog Toy
For owners who love succulents, a cactus toy.
Splash Ceramic Dog Treat Jar & Bowl
A splatterware jar for storing treats. Just make sure that no one confuses it with the cookie jar.
Max-Bone Penny Pig Plush Dog Toy
Man’s best friend is the dog. The dog’s best friend is this cute and simple plush pig.
Max-Bone Dog Ceramic Bowl
Dipper Ceramic Dog Bowl
Get a cherry-red dip-dyed bowl for food and a mint-green for water.
Jax & Bones Ritz Lounge Dog Bed
A ritzy cotton-blend dog bed.
Crater Lake Small Pendleton Pet Bed
If vintage-inspired is more your style, Pendleton makes dog beds, too.
Jax & Bones Stuart Velour Dog Blanket
Every pup needs a velour houndstooth blanket.
Knowlita Boca Dog Hoodie
If your dog is actually a Jewish grandma.
Mungo & Maud Rock Candy Dog Lead
A twisted-rope collar with a touch of leather says “I’m fun-loving and also classy.”
Mungo & Maud Rock Candy Dog Lead
There’s a matching leash.
My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes
Last, but not least, some cute hiker booties that are some of the most beloved dog booties on Amazon .
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