Dog Surfing Competitions

Impressed your canine can play fetch? These pooches can hang 20! Pups of all sizes hit the waves in annual surfing competitions. Surf's up for these adorable (and brave) pups.

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Pup-Head Portable Dog Potty

The “original portable indoor dog potty” resembles a patch of real grass, and attracts dogs with its patented scent. Plus, antimicrobials prevent odor. The potty is great for trips to high-rise hotels, on boats and in RVs, but the “grass” will need periodic replacement. 960 1280

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Mr. Herzher’s Smart Ramp

Mr. Herzher’s Smart Ramp

Lifting large or senior pets into and out of automobiles is hazardous for you both. Another Amazon top seller, this ramp’s “Shur-Foot” tread surface is safe and supports up to 300 pounds. Non-slip ends keep the ramp secure, and it extends to 70 inches. 960 1280

  

Ark Naturals Happy Traveler Capsules

Ark Naturals Happy Traveler Capsules

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Fold’ N Go Bird Travel Cage

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Pet Ego Messenger Pooch Pouch

Pet Ego Messenger Pooch Pouch

Look hip even with your furry friend on your hip. Designed by Emanuele Bianchi, professional cyclist and founder of PetEgo, which specializes in “luxury Italian goods for cats and dogs,” this stylish tote is comfortable, durable and weighs less than a pound. See also: Kyjen Outward Hound Pet Sling. 960 1280

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Nite Dawg Light Up Collar

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Don’t lose your pup when walking in dark, unfamiliar places. This collar comes in 3 sizes and 2 colors, and provides a bright light in steady or glow mode -- just click the button. It also has a long-lasting battery and is weather-resistant. Most importantly, you can still attach your dog’s ID! See also: Rogz Reflective Breakaway Cat Collar with Bell. 960 1280

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Solvit Car Safety Harness

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Canine Genius Leo Toys

Canine Genius Leo Toys

These colorful, connectable rubber toys will entertain a fussy kennel passenger for hours. Leo toys allow treats to slide around inside the rubber ball for snacks with stimulation. They are also dishwasher safe! 960 1280

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