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    28 Pet Products You May Want To Bring On Your Next Trip To The Park

    Be *pup-pared* with everything your dog might need for a perfect park play sesh.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A portable paw cleaner with silicone bristles you simply fill with water to gently scrub away dirt and mud, saving your carpet from another dirty dog disaster.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This product is great. My puppy is a digger and we have red clay type dirt. It gets her paws clean fast and easily. So much better than having to get a bath every time she digs." —Mandi Bultman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    2. A virtually indestructible Kong flying disc for a toy that can actually keep up with all the rough-and-tumble play your pet's dog park posse gets up to.

    A small white and brown dog playing tug with a human
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a 4-month-old Jack Russell Terrier that I am trying to get to learn to chase and catch a flying disc. This is really nice, not really hard, and very durable. He's caught it now many times so he's learning. I just love this product! Update: My JRT is now 6 months old and this is his favorite fetch toy ever! Still like new and hope to get plenty more life out of it. I might order the larger one because I think it will fly farther and give Finn more exercise per throw. I love that it's a supple but still very durable! Love this! On a good day I can throw it about 40 yards." —Kevlnda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A hooded rain poncho (in a wide range of too-cute prints) so a surprise shower doesn't come between your pup and those much-anticipated outdoor playdates. Maybe you'll even be able to skip chasing your drenched dog around the house with a towel before the post-walk shake gets everything within a 12-foot radius soaked.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really love this raincoat and so does my dog! She hates going outside when it's raining and she actually gets excited when I pull this out for her. We've received a bunch of compliments on it and it works really well! I would definitely recommend this and would absolutely buy another one if the need arose." —Joy Hagel

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 14 styles).

    4. A special doggie seat belt that clips right to their harness to keep your pup from climbing all over the place mid-drive, while still allowing them to comfortably sit or lay down.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was so excited about the dog car seat buckle as I have been taking her with me for curbside pickups during the pandemic. On some turns or stops she would slide off the seat. She can’t see but likes to stand at times. Will be perfect for keeping her safe. Thank you for making it available and at a great price." —SandraBB

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six colors).

    5. Or a reinforced pet car seat if slipping and sliding all over the car makes your small dog nervous. This strapped-in pen offers extra protection and a secure spot to curl up and catch some z's.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Our dog Homer already enjoyed riding in the car with us but this booster seat made his ride more comfortable. He seems to like having his own place to sit or sleep where he is more secure. He will curl up and sleep in the seat if we are on the road for very long. The instructions on the pictures on Amazon were very clear and it was easy to install. It is also easy to uninstall when needed." —Angie T

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because your dog loves the dog park but hates the outdoor allergen-induced itchiness. These soft chews not only help with skin sensitivity, but deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help support immune function, digestion, and promote healthy skin.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $25.96.

    7. A personalized diamond ID tag to convey everything anyone might need to know about your dog in case of an emergency without interfering with their curated canine aesthetic.

    Colorwin / Etsy

    Colorwin is an Etsy shop creating a wide range of personalized dog tags and stone and wrap bracelets for humans!

    Promising review: "I am so happy I found this shop. I love the tag we purchased. It is high quality and the design is just lovely. It’s so unique. We receive many compliments. Highly recommend for someone that wants something a little bit original than the traditional dog tag from the pet shop." —Cindy Rincon Bustamante

    Get it from Colorwin on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in two sizes, three finishes, and in four print styles).

    8. A Chuckit! ball launcher for dramatically upping your fetch game by helping you throw the ball farther (good for the dog) and pick it up without actually touching the copious amount of slimy drool left behind (good for you). Everyone wins!

    A reviewer photo of a hand holding the ball launcher loaded with a ball and a black dog looking at it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered the small Chuckit! instead of the large because of the size of our yard and I did not want to check the ball too far over the fence. This is the perfect size for a smaller space and it is easy to control the distance to which you throw the ball for the dog. We also took it to the park in a large pasture and it did just great throwing it a long distance as well as short distance. The ball cup makes it awesome to just be able to pick the ball up without touching it with your hands and I like the fact that a normal tennis ball will fit in it instead of having to buy the Chuckit! ball." —Sam Chap

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    9. These extra-thick poop bags so you can get to the business of taking care of your dog's business with easy-tear, easy-open bags that fit in virtually any dispenser AND are made of corn, so they're naturally biodegradable.

    Target

    BuzzFeed Editor Abby Kass swears by these earth-friendly doggy bags:

    "I know that the price of these poop bags might seem a little ridiculous, but trust me, they are worth it. My fam lives in a condo, so we are basically poop-bag experts because we use them a couple of times a day. And these are by far the best poop bags we've ever used. They seriously open so easily, which is amazing in cold weather. Plus, they're made out of corn, so they're eco-friendly. Seriously, I never thought I would be passionate about poop bags, and yet here I am. We've bought these again and again and will continue to do so in the future."

    Get a 12-pack from Target for $15.89.

    10. A durable dual dog leash with a padded handle and swivel clasp that auto-adjusts when your pups inevitably swap spots every 15 seconds. Now the first five minutes at the park won't be spent untangle their leashes.

    Reviewer holding the leash attached to two dogs
    amazon.com

    It also converts to a single leash for solo dog outings.

    Promising review: "This is a great leash. It is very durable. The handle is very soft and comfortable to hold onto. I also like how you can convert it for walking two dogs or one." —AurorraM

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    11. Or an eco-friendly infinity leash made from recycled polyester that can be used not one, not two, but 10 DIFFERENT WAYS because your carefree canine needs a leash that can keep up with their wild and free lifestyle.

    Awoo

    Awoo (pronounce like a doggo's howl) is a woman-owned small biz creating thoughtfully designed pet products from low-impact and recycled materials that are friendlier on the environment. They also have a pePAWpose program where your old Awoo products can be taken back to be reused and/or responsibly recycled.

    Use it as a long leash, short leash, dual leash, collar/leash combo, training collar, semi-slip collar, long tether, short tether, hands-free cross-body leash, or a hands-free waist leash.

    Promising review: "The Infinity Leash is definitely our favorite! It is so versatile and is the most functional leash I've found! It is perfect for all of the outings and events that we take our pups to! I highly recommend — I'm sure that you will find it as great as we do! Oh, and it's cute, too :)" —Lisa Conley

    Get it from Awoo for $40 (more colors in stock on May 24th).

    12. A dog shammy that's wayyyy more absorbent than regular cotton towels if your fur baby has a habit of leaving the park a lot dirtier and wetter than when you arrived.

    a model using the gray shammy towel on a white dog
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Works like a charm! I wash my dog off at the park and this absorbed more than a regular towel!" —EmWren

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in two colors).

    13. A poop bag dispenser that attaches right to your dog's leash because you never want to be caught at the park with a mess you can't handle. Bonus: it has a built-in flashlight to make it easy to find your doggy's doo doos in the dark.

    amazon.com

    This dispenser also comes with a 15-count roll of lavender-scented waste bags, a metal carabiner, and a webbing loop fastener for hooking onto your dog's leash or harness!

    Promising review: "I needed a poop bag holder that I could attach to my leash. While there are plenty of cheap quality plastic options out there, I went with this option because it had the added feature of a flashlight. I'm not always home in time to walk my puppy before the sun goes down so having the light attached to the holder is perfect (especially when I forget my phone on the way out of my house). I highly recommend if you'll be trying to scoop the poop in the dark." —Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $7.36.

    14. A leakproof dog water bottle to keep your active puppo hydrated after running laps with all his park pals. The one-button locking mechanism allows you to release water into the trough and let undrunk water flow back in so nothing goes to waste!

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    The water bottle also includes a sing-rope and carabiner for clipping onto a bag or belt loop.

    Promising review: "I love this item. Especially nice when I take my dog to the dog park...for some reason he doesn’t like drinking out of the communal dog bowl. The water flows into the cup area and back into the reservoir if the dog doesn’t drink it all...with a button to lock in the water. Perfect product." —J. Chevalier

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

    15. Or collapsible dual travel bowls for a dog-friendly dispensary for food, treats, and water no matter where you are.

    PetSmart

    Promising review: "These were convenient for when we went on a road trip and needed to feed our dog and give her water. It doesn't take up much space at all and it can clip onto the handle of her retractable leash. Would be convenient for long walks or hikes also. I love it!" —dakeishat

    Get it from Petsmart for $19.99.

    16. A hecka durable duck chew toy so your adorable-but-destructive good doggo and all his park pals can get through an afternoon of play without it ending in stuffed animal guts flying everywhere.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan got this for her own dog and was amazed at how durable it is:

    "My French Bulldog is extremely spoiled and gets new toys all the damn time — my sister will, I’m not kidding, raid the rows of TJ Maxx once a week for a new seasonally appropriate squeaker. There’s currently a mangled pastel purple bunny sitting in the garbage because, yep, he chewed right through it in a day… which brings me to my point! Chew toys can cost anywhere from $10 to $14 a pop and last maybe three days with minimal play. My dog sleeps for 18 hours in a 24-hour cycle so it mystifies me that he manages to go through them so quickly. But a few months ago, I found this very plain yellow duck toy on Amazon that had over 14,000 reviews with buyers claiming it could take a lot of wear and tear. I thought, my doggo deserves the best so let’s try it out.

    Folks! This duck is woven with Valyrian steel! I literally purchased this on November 24, 2020 (and I’m writing this it is March 25, 2021) and it’s STILL GOING STRONG. It has not torn, ripped, there is no toy entrail fluff scattered throughout our living room.. nada. It’s still perfectly intact and Rockie generally prefers this toy over any other one in his ever-changing arsenal. It’s also perfect for his medium frame but I can see it being equally as ideal for smaller dogs because it’s lightweight, despite being on the larger side. My dog is also strange in that he prefers sleeping on this random blanket in the corner than in his bed and sometimes he’ll drag the duck with him and lay next to it and I just...my eyes fill with tears when I think about how adorable that is.

    The best part is that the toy costs less than $10. Considering the quality, you’d expect it to cost *way* more considering that I haven’t had to replace it in the four months of me owning it. And again, I want to stress — my dog typically shreds through toys in less than a week, so to have one last 15x longer?! It’s pretty sweet. I also want to point out that the squeaker isn't obnoxiously loud which is pure bliss."

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    17. A matching face mask and bandana set that'll all but guarantee you and your fur-covered mini-me are awarded "best dressed" at the park.

    a matching bandanna and face mask set with a peaches print
    Sir Dogwood

    Founded in 2016, Sir Dogwood is a small biz selling a curated selection of quality dog wear and accessories for sartorially minded pet owners. And they give back! A portion of their monthly sales are donated to One Tail At A Time, a Chicago nonprofit whose mission is to end pet homelessness.

    Type Of Fit: Elastic Ear Loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton and polyester

    Shipping Time: Immediately

    Get it from Sir Dogwood for $33 (available in two sizes and in blue and pink).

    18. A car bench seat pet cover if you love taking your dog on outdoor adventures but hate the wet, muddy, and furry price your backseat pays every time. This non-slip and waterproof cover is easy to install and 100% machine washable.

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    It also comes with a seatbelt dog chain!

    Promising review: "Got this for my greyhound who rides in the back seat of a 2012 Kia Soul. It fits perfectly and will be easy to remove whenever I need the back seat for passengers. The Velcro slit in the middle of the bottom is in the perfect position to hook the included dog strap to the middle seat belt, which is a huge plus since it keeps my dog from trying to get in the front seat, flying around in case of an accident, or rushing out when I open the back door, which with a dog as fast as a greyhound can be a real issue. The price was great, delivery was really fast, and it's better than I expected — couldn't ask for anymore." —Solom01

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    19. Some unscented bamboo pet wipes because even dogs need a quick way to get clean between bath times — it's like dry shampoo for fur! These wipes make wiping away dirt and drool a breeze, in a convenient canister you can keep stored in your car.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We use these to clean our dogs' feet after a walk or visit to the dog park. Also for a wipe over her body to remove light dust. Have ordered a second time. They are convenient and are strong enough to not tear or shred during use." —Betty C

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. These itty-bitty fleece-lined boots with a too-cute, fashion-forward design to resemble a pair you might have in your own closet while keeping your pup's paws warm and protected.

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    Promising review: "I ordered a size large for my 15-pound Pomeranian and they work GREAT! He is actually a tripawd (missing front left leg) so he needed something with tread out in the ice and snow to keep him from slipping. He actually loves having these on. At first, it was a little awkward but as soon as we went outside and he realized he could run around and play and his feet wouldn't be frozen from the salt and snow...he started romping around and didn't want to come back inside. One has fallen off a few times but I notice right away and just strap it back on. I may have been able to go with a size medium but worry they might be too small. You can't beat the price on these. Great quality." —SQZ1981

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in eight sizes and in four colors).

    21. A breakaway collar for a safety-first approach to playtime. This collar will quick-release when put under a lot of pressure, helping prevent any harm from coming to your dog if their collar gets caught on a fence or even another dog.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this breakaway collar three months ago for my 45-pound pupper and just a day ago experienced its efficacy. I noticed in the a.m. that he didn't have his collar on, so I searched our house for it to no avail. I started walking our fenced perimeter and located the collar by a metal guy wire. Apparently, his collar became entangled with the wire as he ran or walked under it, and it snapped off exactly as it was supposed to. The hubby claims he heard the pupper whining and then a loud popping sound, which must've been the collar snapping free. No damage occurred to the collar, we snapped it together and my critter is wearing it again for the next possible iteration. I'm so happy I bought this and even more so that it works!" —AJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six sizes and in four colors).

    22. A pair of silicone treat pouches with a magnetic closure for one-handed operation so you can easily transport wet and dry treats alike and show your pet that they're the goodest good dog around.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have tried several treat pouches, and this is my favorite. First, you can keep any kind of treat in it, including high-value moist treats. This is because second of all, it is easy to clean. Rinse with soapy water and let dry! No stinky fabric pouches. Third, it has a magnetic closure that is easy-open — just plunge your hand in to access treats, and when you pull your hand out, it snaps closed with the magnet. So if you jog around, the treats are not going to bounce out! Fourth, the clip is very strong! It's not going to pop off your pants / waistband. Fifth, it's built to last. The opening has a circular cut on each edge to prevent long-term tearing at the opening's edges. Train positive and treat well!" —edenjd

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A set of vet-endorsed dog sneakers even discerning sneakerheads would approve of that protect puppy paws from physical and fashion disasters alike.

    buzzfeed.com, RIFRUF

    RIFRUF is an Asian-owned small biz founded by Peter Liu and Jeremy Yoon that's creating design-driven dog shoes. It all started when Caesar (Peter's adorable Frenchie and Chief Dog Officer) had one too many run-ins with irritated paws, and his humans had trouble finding booties that met their high expectations for style and paw protection.

    They also have the option to order a set of four sneakers containing two different sizes for pups with big size differentials between their front and back paws.

    Promising review: "Finally I found shoes that fit my dog. They are very stylish and functional. I get people complimenting on the shoes. Definitely a good buy." —Pamela

    Get a set of four from RIFRF for $65 (available in sizes XS–L and in three colors).

    24. A hands-free leash extender for your bike if your preferred form of park ~trans-pup-tation~ involves two wheels.

    A bike-riding couple holding hands while two dogs attached to the bike via the leash extender walk alongside them
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I looked at this product last summer for our almost 2-year-old shepherd mix rescue but didn't buy it until this month. It's awesome. Easy to put together and use right away. The best part is my dog loves it. She is 55 pounds and very strong and loves to pull. She stays at a safe distance from my bike and it only took a couple times of using it for five minutes to get her used to it. I am 77 pounds heavier than she is and even though she has pulled to the side a couple of times, I didn't feel like she was going to pull me over too. I am looking forward to using this more and maybe even on paved trails in a park besides this private road (with no cars or other people/dogs)." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    25. A portable dog tunnel because you're at the park to burn a lot of dog energy, and sometimes a single tennis ball just isn't enough to keep your dog's attention. This tunnel scrunches up to fit in the included carrying case for easy transport and can be used for casual play or introductory agility training.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It also comes with ground stakes to keep the tunnel in place while your dog tears through it.

    Promising review: "I got this to help teach my dog to go through an agility tunnel and practice in between his classes. It does the job. It comes in a portable carrying case and expands as soon as you unzip the case. It has held up well, but it does get dirty with dog footprints. When placed back in its case, it takes up very little storage room." —lkelly9988

    Get it from Amazon for $43.92+ (available in two colors).

    26. A flying disc made from durable nylon that floats in water to tire out your dog with a high-flying game of fetch. Just look at them go — again, and again, and again.

    A tan and white dog running across grass with a yellow nylon flying disc in its mouth
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Our pup always fetched but never brought the item back to us. We were at our dog park one day and someone had this frisbee and our pup chased after it and brought it back which was surprising. We ordered this the next day and it has been the best thing ever if you want To tire your pup out. Our boxer/shepherd tears and chews his toys to pieces, but this frisbee has not been chewed and has been super burable. We will definitely order more and I would suggest this to everyone!" —Laine

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in five colors).

    27. A pullover fleece vest that's soft and thin enough to comfortably wear around the house, while still offering tons of warmth during outdoor potty breaks and cold-weather park dates.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The vest is pretty stretchy, so reviewers recommend sizing down from what the size chart says.

    Promising review: "Very comfy especially since there are no zippers or Velcro and the fabric is so stretchy. Easy to put on and take off. I initially ordered an extra-large based on the size chart but returned it for a large, which fits my rat terrier. Clean shot for the pee appendage, which is always a concern for the boys. The steel blue color is a nice royal blue. I’m happy and so is Topi...his Georgia thermostat will now fare much better in our cold Midwestern winters." —Jumpindogs

    Get it from Amazon for $17.75+ (available in sizes XS–6XL and in 15 colors).

    28. And a zippered doggy backpack so your furry friend can pull their weight and carry their own toys and treats to the park (and look really really cute doing it).

    MODERNBEAST

    MODERNBEAST is a women-founded and owned small biz creating high-quality pet goods that give back to animals at the same time. Products are made locally in the US and MODERNBEAST donates 100% of profits to 501(c)(3) animal charities.

    Get it from MODERNBEAST for $36 (available in sizes S–L and in four styles).

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