You’ve put away the snowshoes, dusted off the bicycle and bought a new pair of sunglasses. Now it’s time to get your pet out of the house.
Carry your dog through the Diamond District in style with a leopard-skin print, faux-fur-lined tote bag sold by Litter and Leashes (896 First Ave., 212-753-7535) priced at $36.99. For a fashion-conscious dog, check out Canine Styles (1195 Lexington Ave., 212-472-9440, www.caninestyles.com), where a Silver Python Cargo Tote will cost you an envy-earning $385. United K9’s $79.99 Houndstooth Brown Rolling Carrier moves dogs that are too heavy to hold. Find it at Three Tiny Terriers (1758 First Ave., 212-410-4576, www.threetinyterriers.com).
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, put your dog on your bike’s handlebars with a Snoozer Buddy Bike Basket in pink or gray, $49.99, sold at Petco (86th and Lexington, 212-831-8001, www.petco.com). For heavier pets who are best towed behind, Petco sells the Solvit Bike Trailer for between $169 and $189, depending on size. But call first to see if these specialty biking items are in stock.
If you’ve got a road trip in your future, Petland Discount (304 E. 86th St., 212-472-1655, www.petlanddiscounts.com) sells an Up and Out Lift Harness for $15.99, to help you lift your 50- to 90-pound dog in and out of the car. Also peruse a range of safety seats to keep your pet in place. If the family pet is not happy sitting on a seat, try a comfortable backseat hammock (yes, a hammock) sold at The New York Dog Shop (76 W. 73rd St., 212-595-0800, www.thenewyorkdogshop.com). The store also stocks a wide range of other specialty pet products, including a Hands-Free Buddy Bottle Waist Strap (with a drinking spout for you and a detachable bowl for your pet, $22.95), doggy-shaped luggage tags ($9.95) and Zoomback’s GPS Dog Locator that attaches to collars ($199.95).
Above all, make sure you don’t overheat this summer. Try the Cool Vest, $59.99 at Three Tiny Terriers. Just soak in water, strap it on and let evaporation cool off your dog.
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