Non-stink, quick-drying, no-fray and multitasking: what more could you ask of a dog collar? The Pup Top bottle-opener collar, made from recycled bicycle inner tubes, features a secure latch-lock buckle.
(Medium/Large) $25 cycledog.com
Hold That Bag
No matter how much we love our dogs, walking along holding a full doody bag (or two) is no one’s idea of a good time. This clever gizmo provides a secure, tangle-free way to carry up to three bags, freeing both hands for leash control. (Check out the video on their website.) $14.99 thefifthpaw.com
Keeping It Clean
From Crypton, those folks who bring us all manner of useful doggie accessories, comes the easy-care Show Mess Mat. Made from the brand’s Super Fabric in a signature pattern designed exclusively for Crypton by William Wegman, the mats not only protect the floor, they also keep bowls from sliding around.
(18" x 26") $19 cryptonathome.com
Rock Your Brew
Your pooch will be the envy of his dog park pals in his PupCap dog tag. The custommade, up-cycled bottle cap tags are also eco-friendly, with ID info sealed in by a layer of non-toxic clear resin. Plus, $1 from each sale goes to Tucson’s Hope Animal Shelter. (Sizes vary according to cap.)
$14.99 and up pupcaps.com
On the Run
Don’t leave home without the Wander Pail, Kurgo’s new stainless steel, dual-bowl set. Insulated for raw food or conventional diets, it has a sturdy handle built into the screw-on lid, and is dishwasher-safe.
(27/44 fl. oz.) $18/$20 kurgostore.com