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    Just 31 Things You'll Want If You Have A Pet

    Whether you're a dog person or a cat person, you're gonna be all about these paw-fect products🐾

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    Would you rather spend every spare moment of your time with your pet than other humans?

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    Duh. So why not fill your home with things that will make your pet's lives (and yours) the best EVER? Here are some ideas:

    1. A cat tree house, so your kitty has a fun place to lounge and you don't have to sacrifice an ounce of your ~chic~ decor.


    This purchase is one both you and your cat will enjoy! It'll have you feline fine about the extra greenery in your home as well as keep your cat entertained.

    Promising review: "At first, our cat wouldn't climb onto it, even with coaxing her with treats and catnip. We think it might have had a smell or something about it from the container. But now, it's her FAVORITE part of the house, she's on it all the time! It was pretty easy to assemble and is a really cool cat tree. We didn't want a 'carpet' tree, and the extra foliage fits nicely in our house!" —The Queen of Anneland

    Get it from Amazon for $140.97+ (available in sizes S–L and in two styles).

    2. A squirrel-hiding toy that your dog (and you!) will quickly become obsessed with., Amazon

    Seriously, pups LOVE this thing! It has 8,500 positive reviews — which means a lot of people took the time out to review a dog toy, guys. Eighty-five hundred! It's available in four different sizes, so your furry bundle of joy can find the one that perfectly fits their needs. Read more on why dogs love the Outward Bound Hide A Squirrel Puzzle.

    Promising review: "Purchased for a 10 lbs. pup who loves toys and it was a hit. She was into it immediately and eventually carried it in the other room so she could play without us bothering her. We've had it for months and she still likes it. She carries the squirrels around with her (very cute). All the pieces have held together really well and all the squeakers still work." —Kylie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in four styles)

    3. Paw print solar lights to guide your furry friend through your yard when they need to venture out after the sun has set.

    Just think of how magical these will look scattered throughout your yard!

    Promising review: "Just last week I purchased a real nice Cat and Butterfly statue along with a decorative wooden bridge. I have both the bridge and Cat statue lit up at night with two small sized solar LED spot lights. It looks real nice, but the magic doesn't happen until you install these solar Paw Print lights. The effect is mesmerizing. Imagine a paw print trail leading up to and ending at the cat statue. It's so cool looking and the color they cast off is a bluish white making them almost ghostly looking." —TiGer CLaW

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in three styles).

    4. And a Paw Plunger, so the only paw prints decorating your clean home are decorative ones you put there on purpose.

    Promising review: "Best money I've ever spent on a dog with feet. We have a goldendoodle with curly hair and large paws, and a brand-new yard on the coast that is 95% sand. Our new veterinarian, upon hearing me whine about the situation, recommended I buy this product because she uses it with her own dogs. From the first time I used it I was sold! It looks like one of those oversized water jugs you can get at a convenience store, with a fitted insert for paws and legs. I stuck my hand (and my kids') inside to try it out and the bristles inside are very soft, and will not hurt sensitive paw pads. I wish I'd found this years ago; it would have saved my sanity and my floors many times over. I've already recommended it to my friends and family with dogs who understand the struggle." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    5. A custom-made pillow, because who wouldn't want home decor starring their pet?

    DrawYourPortrait / Etsy

    This plush pillow is customized to feature your very own pet! All you have to do is send the artist a photo of your pet, then they draw it and add it to a pillow! This adorable piece of decor isn't limited to cats and dogs — why not send a picture of your hedgehog or rabbit?! The pillow can be made in any color so it's sure to match your home. Obsessed.

    Get it from DrawYourPortrait on Etsy for $40+ (available in sizes 14x14–20x20 and in any color).

    6. A Kong Extreme Dog Toy so strong, even the toughest of chewers won't be able to destroy it.


    I have an 80 lbs. golden retriever — and he can really tear into toys like it's nobody's business. However he (and thousands of dogs all over the country) can't destroy this Kong Extreme Dog Toy. This toy is so amazing that 6,320 Amazon customers have given it a five-star review! Read our full review of the Kong Extreme Dog Toy.

    Promising review: "Well, my adolescent dog is finally old enough that he can destroy most dog toys out there. People rave about Kongs for good reason! He doesn't seem to be able to chew through these toys, thank goodness! We're a busy family, so I use these Kong Extremes to keep him busy and out of my hair. I mix approximately half a can of wet dog food with water to make a soupy concoction. Then I mix in some dry kibble and fill the kong with this moistened, extra-tasty dog food. Then I freeze it. A frozen filled Kong will keep my dog (approx 60 lbs.) busy for at least an hour." —Cholla Cactus

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in sizes S–2XL)

    7. A soothing toy that'll help your furry friend cope with loneliness and anxiety in the cutest way possible.,

    The product review photos of this precious item have me squealing — they are so damn cute! This stuffed animal features a realistic pulsing heartbeat and a battery-operated heart source that will help keep your uptight dog or cat calm and collected. Read our full review of the SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy (#2).

    Promising review: "My pup was separated from her mother way too early and has crazy separation anxiety. I opened this as soon as I got it and she instantaneously passed out on top of it. Already know it was a good purchase." —ashmeg84

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. A picture frame to include a replica of your furry friend's paw in your living room's decor.


    Why don't I already own this? The frame comes with everything you need to create a lasting memory of your favorite creature's paw print. The impression is made out of clay (100% safe for pets) that air-dries, so you won't have to worry about making a mess. The frame itself is made with solid wood and holds a 4x6 photo.

    Promising review: "I'm really glad I purchased this product. Although Jasper is only 4 and won't leave to go to the rainbow bridge for another 100 years, this will make a great keepsake for when he does. The clay was easy to mold and the frame is very sturdy and of very nice quality. You should make sure to get all the dirt off of your dog's paw before you do this as well, and if they have any excess hair on their paws, trim it a little. I didn't do this for Jasper and now I have dirt on it and hair prints as well. I do, however, think it makes it even more special. It is so like Jasper to have dirt and hair everywhere! I even had enough clay leftover to make another paw print for a Christmas ornament!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in seven styles).

    9. A customizable rustic bowl stand, so your pet's dining experience will be better than a basic bowl set on the floor.

    FineAndDandyMarket / Etsy

    My dog's bowl is currently on a colorful placemat in the kitchen — which is fine, but why not take things to the next level by introducing this piece of pet furniture into your lives?

    Promising review: "My dog has been using these bowls for a while now, and it is just beautiful. The picture doesn’t do it justice! The painting is adorable, the holder is nicely constructed and is made of nice wood, and the bowls are just too cute (there’s little paw prints indented into the metal). If I could give this a 6/5, I would!" —Whitney Burkhead

    Get it from FineAndDandyMarket on Etsy for $54+ (available in small or large, in four font styles, and two colors) or check out this similar one on Amazon for $25.

    10. An automatic rotating laser that'll keep your cat entertained and give them yet another reason to ignore you.


    Promising review: "I recommend this laser toy for any family who has a cat in their house. Compared to a laser pen, it's much easier to use and frees your hands to do other house work. My cat is having a lot of fun of chasing the laser point — I can watch him play while I'm laying on my couch. It takes your cat's extra energy away, so they're not scratching your other stuff. The battery seems to be lasting longer than I expected. I have had this for two weeks and use it 30–40 minutes every day and haven't had to change the battery yet. Highly recommend this toy for all my friends with a cat." —Fiona Yan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    11. Or a challenging puzzle, so you can encourage your pet to exercise their brain and reward them with treats.,

    This is a seriously intense puzzle! It challenges dogs and cats to open drawers with the help of loops and sliders, and the difficulty only goes up from there. It will definitely keep your pet entertained (and probably everyone else in your home as well).

    Promising review: "As a pet parent to three rescues and a foster, we bought a few dog puzzles of various levels to see what would best engage and entertain them. This has been the pack favorite and ours as we can easily adapt it to each dog's level of skill. We appreciate how well made it is and would recommend it highly. Some reviews expressed concerns over dogs with larger snouts being unable to access treats in these toys. We have a Labrador, pit mix (like a miniature pit), Baseniji mix, and German shepherd mix. They range in size from about 25 lbs. to 75 lbs. and have all enjoyed this toy!" —Liz Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $18.34+ (available in six varieties/three skill levels)

    12. A custom stuffed animal of your pet that is sure to become their (or your) new favorite toy.

    Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed, Petsies

    How AMAZING is this product? Petsies does an impeccable job creating a mini stuffed animal version of your pet. Perfect for someone who is separated from their fave buddy or for a pet that would simply enjoy having a toy that looks just like them, this company can create literally any pet you want (cat, dog, guinea pig, whatever)! All you have to do is take a few photos of your furry friend (as if you don't already have 1,000 on your phone), submit 'em, and wait for their doppelganger to arrive at your doorstep.

    Get it from Petsies for $199 (originally $249).

    13. A bone-shaped wicker basket you can use to store your pet's toys or your own throw blankets.,

    Your living room is about to look ~bad to the bone~. This basket is cute and stylish, excellent for storing pet products or just for a fun accent piece.

    Promising review: "This is a cute, sturdy, and affordable basket. Why spend $$$ at Pottery Barn? Yes, it's plastic wicker but that also means it will wipe down easily. And unless someone is touching it, you would never know the difference. Happy with the purchase. May have to get a larger size in the future for our puppies' belongings." —Bradley C Steuart

    Get it from Amazon for $34.43+ (available in three sizes and two styles).

    14. An aerodynamic frisbee, perfect for taking a typical game of fetch to ~new heights~.,

    This frisbee is like no other — it's lightweight, buoyant in water, easy to clean, and gentle on dogs' mouths. What more could you want in a toy?

    Promising review: "This is my dog's favorite thing EVER. He's a rowdy boxer/lab boy who loves to tug, and these Frisbees hold up really well. He holds onto it with both his little paws so no one can take it away. I have to replace them every couple months after continuous play. Of all the toys he has, this is always number one. It's his most prized thing and he loves to show it off and dance around with it. Seeing him that happy is definitely worth it!" —Super Awesome

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in small and medium).

    15. Protective wax to protect your pet's precious little paws from snow, rain, ice, etc.,

    I can't tell you how many times I've had to sit on the floor with my dog after he finished running around the yard in the snow to pick out tiny balls of ice and snow from in between his paw pads. If I had known this product existed I would've picked it up YEARS ago. It has over 3K five-star reviews, so it's truly pet-owner approved.

    Promising review: "I bought this to use on my dog's paws before our winter walks and it does exactly what it says. I have found another use that is amazing. My old dog has something called hyperkeratosis on his nose. It's an excessive skin growth that gets super dry and cracks on his nose. I decided to try Musher's Secret on his nose and in just two days the difference in significant and amazing. The Musher's Secret is softening the extra skin and allowing it to slough off." —shannon Reed

    Get it from Amazon for $12.75+ (available in 60g, 200g, and 1 lb).

    16. A treat-dispensing ball that'll have your furry pal begging you to play at all times (sorry).,

    Looking for a versatile toy sure to have your pup jumping for joy? This is it, my friends! This breathable rubber ball is ideal for playing fetch, tossing, and tugging — it's everything your dog wants in a toy!

    Promising review: "I was searching for a great toy for my pit bull (8 months olds) and decided on this toy. He is a chewer, and destroys anything he can rip apart. I went with the green XL size ball, and he just loves it. It has some weight to it, and he still picks it up and runs around with it with ease. I try to only let him play with it while supervised, and so far it is still in one piece after a month now! When you throw it, it rolls, does not bounce." —DZ

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95+ (available in five sizes).

    17. An illustrated family portrait includes all of your pets and will make you smile every time you glance at it.

    PrintableWisdom / Etsy

    Looking for the perfect way to show off your family? These hand-drawn illustrations can incorporate all of the important people (and animals!) in your life. I love how unique and special these drawings are — simply a must-have for those who love their pets.

    Promising review: "This was exactly how I pictured it! It is an anniversary gift for my husband and I know that he will love it. Our three animals are included on our picture and Ashley did an amazing job matching the pictures I sent." —Elizabeth Lenar

    Get it from PrintableWisdom on Etsy for $50+ (available in three formats, five sizes, and up to five characters).

    18. A kitty-themed shower curtain, because your cat is likely going to follow you into the bathroom anyways.


    If your cat is already clawing to get into your bathroom while you're taking a shower, you might as well make their presence permanent by introducing this quirky shower curtain to your life.

    Promising review: "Beautiful!! Really clean print, great detail, nice subdued and pretty colors, I love this shower curtain. It lets in a lot of light to the shower, is super lightweight, and easy to work with." —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. An interactive ball launcher, so smaller dogs can play fetch all day (even if you aren't home!).


    I openly admit to loving my dog more than any other living being in my life. I'm sure many of you feel the same, so you know how heartbreaking it is when your pup is begging for a game of fetch but you're simply too caught up in something else to stop and play with them. This gadget is about to solve that problem — see ya, guilt!

    Promising review: "My dogs love it! I have two small dogs and when it is too cold or wet outside and they can't go out, this is how we play. I aim the launcher toward the hallway and they chase after it and bring ball back to me every time. I use two balls and as one is brought to me, I launch the next. Keeps them busy and tires them out so I get a little peace and quiet on cold or rainy days. Still working on getting dogs to drop the ball into machine but it works out great. I purchased Kong Air Balls in extra small-size as replacements when other balls are chewed or lost. They are cheaper to replace and work well with the machine and are a bit sturdier." —Medinagirl

    Get it from Amazon for $105.

    20. A pet bed that looks like bread, so your snuggle buddy will always be warm while looking like a piece of avocato toast.


    I am GUSHING over these pet beds. They're made of soft faux fur and have a foam core, so they're as soft as it gets. However, the best part is how each style replicates food. While the toast one is my personal favorite, the beds also come shaped as a banana, a hot dog bun, or a tart!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four styles).

    21. A paw print rug can make your fur-baby feel like they're dining at a five-star establishment each time they eat their kibble.

    It can also be used as a makeshift bed for your pup to nap on! And we all know there is nothing cuter than watching your dog's little paws move while they're in the middle of an intense dream.

    Promising review: "Our 78 lbs. yellow lab has slept on this rug for the last 20 days. He loves it! As soon as I'm in bed, he goes straight to his rug and lays down. It's a very nice thick, microfiber rug with a non-slip backing. I have washed it once and let it air dry (as recommended). The rug maintained its color, softness, and rubber backing after a wash. The rug does not move or slide under the weight of our large dog. It always remains in the same location." —Salisbury household

    Get it from Amazon for $16.36+ (available in sizes M–L, as a runner, and in eight colors).

    22. A handheld ball launcher for when you and your doggo head to the park for some one-on-one playtime.,

    I do not have the best throwing arm — and my golden retriever, Luke, always looks at me like, "R U KIDDING?" when I throw him his favorite tennis ball. Luckily for me, the Chuckit! ball launcher exists to help me (and him) have a better game of fetch.

    Promising review: "Without these launchers I would need my arms amputated. They are incredibly useful. You don't have to touch slobbery balls or risk damaging your arm from throwing too much. The 25- or 26-inch lengths are the ones that most people probably want. You don't have to bend all the way over to reload. These make playing fetch so much easier and more enjoyable for both me and my fetching-obsessed golden retriever." —RG

    Get it from Amazon $7.95+ (available in sizes 14S–26L).

    23. An artsy animal print so you can show off your love for your bird, hedgehog, WHATEVER to all who set foot in your home.

    pigknit / Etsy

    Whether your pet is feathered, prickly, or furry, you can get a customized art print made just for them! You can easily have your companion's name added to the piece, making it extra special.

    Get it from pigknit on Etsy: both the hedgehog and cockatoo for $8+ (available in 20 styles and with or without customization).

    24. A doggie raincoat that'll protect your pup's fur if they get caught in a storm (and make for your best Instagram post EVER).,

    They also fit pygmy goats! Can you believe!?

    Promising review: "Love these raincoats. Ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. And my furry kids seem to like them and and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product. Awesome! :-)" —Barbara N.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.60+ (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    25. A quirky hanger for your dog's leash — you'll be ~hooked~ the moment you put it on the wall.


    Are you someone who is always losing your keys? Well, don't let your dog's leash fall into that same category! Keep it within arm's reach by installing this adorable hook into your home.

    Promising review: "This dog leash hanger is silly, cute, and rustic in a way that goes perfectly with my house. The hook is surprisingly very sturdy and I use it to hold at least three leashes at a time. Would definitely buy again!" —Alyssa Bernblum

    Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in three styles).

    26. A three-way tunnel, so your beloved furball can have endless adventures., Amazon

    Ideal for puppies, cats, rabbits, and other furry friends, this is a toy you're definitely going to want to bring into your home. It includes three connected tunnels, built-in crinkle paper, a peephole, and a soft ball toy. It will give both you and your pal hours of enjoyment. It's made of durable, tear-resistant polyester and is framed with a sprung-steel. It's also collapsible and portable so you can take it with you to a friend's house.

    Promising review: "This was purchased for my dwarf rabbit and she gives it two bitty ears up, lol. She spends pretty much all day going in and out of all the tunnels and hopping out of the middle hole. I plan to purchase a second for backup. It's very easy to clean. She has had it for three months and it has held up very well, even to her 'digging.' Great purchase for bunnies, not just cats." —Erica

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in red and blue)

    27. A reversible sequin pillow that'll reveal a paw-fect pic of your pet with just one swipe of your hand.

    zoeysattic / Etsy

    When those demonic people who don't like animals and can't understand your pet obsession (WHY ARE THEY LIKE THAT!?) come into your home, you can avoid any negative conversation by displaying the bedazzled side of this throw pillow. As soon as they hit the road, swipe your hand over it to show off your furry friend.

    Get it from zoeysattic on Etsy for $28+ (available in with our without an insert and in six styles).

    28. An adorable plush toy with a squeaker inside that your pet will think is snuggly as duck.,

    According to the 2,668 Amazon customers that gave this toy a five-star review, pups are obsessed with this duck. The review photos alone prove that dogs of all ages and sizes love cuddling and playing with this adorable thing. Can't wait to order one for my dog!

    Promising review: "We rescued a sweet boy from a shelter this week — he doesn't seem to have ever been in a home or had any toy ever. As he's been acclimating to his new home, I wanted to give him something that was special and in reading all the reviews on this little duck and seeing so many adorable dogs cuddling with theirs, I knew this was going to be the first toy we gave him. When we gave this to him today and reinforced that this was his a few times he quickly started carrying it with him everywhere he went in the house. Cutest was when he carried it upstairs (which also are a new thing that scare him) to go to bed tonight then found him cuddling with it sleeping. Highly recommended this little duck as a sweet surprise for probably any dog." —runsonblackcoffee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.75+ (also available in a pack of two)

    29. A rainbow cat charmer, great for entertaining both you and your kitty at the same time. Win-win!,

    Did anyone else have one of those ribbon dancer toys as a kid? This magical product reminds me of that in the best way. Think of all the fun you and your cat will have playing with this rainbow charmer!

    Promising review: "My cat typically doesn't take much interest in toys — she's very lazy and will at most roll on her back to play. But this toy changed the game altogether. She goes nuts for ribbon-type toys and will run up and down stairs and even jump to try to grab this twirling, dazzling toy. The handle is an acrylic-looking deal, the ribbon is polyester, it seems, and stretchy, and the tip is attached with some kind of rubber sleeving." —M.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79+ (also available as a pack of two).

    30. A cleaning spray so incredible you'll need to buy and see the results for yourself!


    Promising review: "We originally purchased this product because we have a fake-grass pee pad on our concrete patio for our dogs to use when we are not home, so we got Rocco & Roxie to clean and deodorize the pad and concrete. It worked like a charm.

    THEN, we just finished renovating my mother's (hoarder) house. She had previously had a dog who urinated on the carpet in one area so much that the carpet and pad had solidified to the wooden sub-floor. My husband had to use a chisel and hammer for hours to get it up. The smell was horrific and permeated throughout the house. The urine had crystallized to the wood floor and he was simply unable to get it all to release, so before we left for the night, we soaked three old rags in Rocco & Roxie and left them on the spot.

    The next morning, wow! He was able to scrape up the remaining crystallized urine from the wood floor. Then, that next night, we soaked an old blanket again in the Rocco & Roxie, pressed it down onto the stained area and left it again overnight. The next morning, not only was the stain virtually gone, but there was NO urine smell. Rocco & Roxie has a pleasant smell to it, but it does not linger — just fresh. It was truly amazing. I have posted six pics — you must see them to fully appreciate the power of this product. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!!" —A Z

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    31. And a welcome mat with a truthful saying to warn your guests they're likely to be covered in dog hair as soon as they cross that threshold.

    MTPcreations / Etsy

    If I dare to wear black into my parents house, I'm immediately covered head-to-toe in blonde hair from my beloved golden retriever. I wouldn't trade his cuddles for the world, but I'm sure other guests might appreciate a heads up about all the incoming shedding they're about to experience. Pick up one of these doormats and consider it fair warning.

    Get it from MTPcreations on Etsy for $35.

    Your pet, after you finish showering them in lavish presents.

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