Pets on the Go
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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