Fall style isn’t just for fashion-conscious humans. Keep your dog looking dapper with a bow tie from K9 Dine & Design ($8), dashing with a bandana from The Woof Gang Shop (starting at $15) or darling with a colourful, custom collar made by Nearly Naked Neckwear (prices vary). All of these companies are Calgary-based and create their products locally.
photograph courtesy of kraft kanines
October heralds the coming of crisp fall air. On your next walk with your pup, keep your hands wrapped around your pumpkin-spice latte by using one of Krafty Kanines‘ locally made, stylish hands-free leashes ($45).
Cakes for Fido
photograph courtesy of bon-a-pet-treat
Spoil your canine or feline friend with a muffin, cookie or cake made from scratch in Bon-A-Pet-Treat! Pet Bakery’s commercial kitchen. Each treat is made with locally sourced, human-grade ingredients and is 100-per-cent wheat-, soy- and corn-free (one bag of treats starts at $5).
5111 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-286-7389, calgarypetbakery.com
Skoah shampoo and conditioning spray
Your pooch deserves to be pampered as much as you do. The next time you pop by Skoah for your beauty fix, pick up a bottle of the skin-care line and spa’s K9 shampu ($15) and K9 konditioning spray ($15). Together, these pH-balanced products will gently cleanse and keep your pup’s fur healthy and shiny.
Various Calgary locations, skoah.com
The Outward Hound Quick Release Backpack
The next time you head out for a hike, let your dog carry its own water, snacks and poop bags. The Outward Hound Quick Release Backpack has two detachable saddlebags, a lightweight mesh vest with pockets and d-ring clip to attach your leash. The water-resistant pack comes in bright shades of green or blue and four different sizes to fit dogs anywhere from 5 to 100 pounds.
4921 Skyline Way NE., 403-274-3314, piscespets.com
Kip Pet Products FoFUR Balls
Fun for both cats and dogs, Kip Pet Products FoFUR Balls ($15) are locally made, squeaky, plush toys constructed out of a high-quality shag faux-fur and a strong backing material. Resilient against pet wear and tear, the balls are 100-per- cent machine washable and available in a variety of colours to suit your critter’s tastes.