August 26th, 2010
When you live in 500 square feet, even the smallest canine crate can cramp your style.
Take care of Fido and furnishings in one wag of the tail with BowHaus. Created by Seattle-based company DenHaus, it’s a sleek side table well-suited to your Bauhaus-era Barcelona chair, with space inside specifically for your sleeping pooch. Or if your taste points toward the traditional, there’s a wooden TownHaus too.
Your dog’s life just got a little less ruff.
$399-$599 at All Modern Pet, www.allmodernpet.com
April 19th, 2010
If we told you we bought a cool condo for $31.50, you’d say something’s fishy.
And it is. Meant for your brightly coloured Betta, Umbra’s Fish Condo has made the ubiquitous fish bowl into a modern prefab fit for the pages of Dwell. Designed by a Carlton University grad, the square units are stackable so you can create your own Betta block.
Just remember that Siamese fighting fish, like teenagers, require their own room.
June 8th, 2009
Is it just us, or has the city gone to the dogs? Forget Prada and Dolce, pugs and dachshunds are on everyone’s arm these days.
Like an expensive purse, our pooches deserve special treatment. Lather the litter up in John Masters Organics Dogpoo (we’re not kidding). With eucalyptus and citronella to ward off the summer season’s ticks and fleas, plus tea tree and milk thistle for a silky smooth coat, the all-natural doggy shampoo will have your four-legged friend wagging a happy tune.
And if that doesn’t make Spot feel spoiled, a sleepover at the Opus Hotel ought to do it.
$22 at Storm Salon, 548 Robson St., Vancouver, 604-689-0082, or online at www.johnmasters.ca
March 15th, 2007
Don't feel like driving to whistler with dog breath on your back?
Can't fathom putting Fido in the hold while you jet off to Palm Springs for Spring Break?
Check your canine companion into the swish new dog hotel Rex and he might never want to come home.
With doggy mini-bars, a custom designed playground and water park, classical music and even doggie movie nights, it's the lap dog's lap of luxury.
All we can say is, Bow-WOW.
$60/night. Rex, 760 Terminal Ave., 604-696-5166, www.rexvancouver.com