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The Scoop – Shower Your Pup With Love on National Dog Day


By Jennifer McKee | Photos courtesy Dunkin’ Donuts, Frenchie Bulldog and Grandin Road

We know you never need an excuse to spoil your pooch—but you’ll want to stock up on these adorable items just in time for National Day Dog, August 26.


Frenchie Bulldog Basics

Don’t let the name fool you, Frenchie Bulldog makes products for all breeds of dogs. The product line is vast, but we love the new Wipeout line that keeps the spirit of summer alive all year long.

Your pooch will be ready for a trip to a beach or a walk down the street decked out in bright blues, yellows and greens. Find everything you need: reversible harnesses with two fun designs, comfort collars and leashes, cooling bandanas (a pup’s got to stay cool too), even poo bags that look like cosmetic bags—no one will know except other dog owners in-the-know.


Runnin’ For Dunkin’ Toys

Turns out dogs love Dunkin’ just as much as their human counterparts. Just ask Cooper Dunkin’, a black lab/golden retriever mix who personally tested and approved the brand’s new BARK Dunkin’ toy designs, modeled after a Munchkins donut hole treats box and coffee cup.

Those who donate to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood foundation will receive one of the toys as a thank you, while supplies last. Otherwise, purchase the coffee cup for $12 and the Munchkins box (with three squeaky treat toys inside) for $15 at your local Dunkin’ Donuts.


Man’s Best Friend

We can think of no better friend to man’s best friend than Best Friends Animal Society —its sanctuary in Kanab, Utah is heaven to those who want to volunteer with animals and was famously home to the Vicktory dogs, adopting out those who could be socialized and providing a home for those who couldn’t.

Best Friends’ selection of pet gear offers everything you could think of and more: adorable bow ties, pet beds, toys, even placemats for the messy eater. And we love the reusable pet bowl. Beyond that, there’s a full complement of bags, apparel and items for the home and office.


Heading’ Down Grandin Road

Makers of fine, eclectic home décor and seasonal items, Grandin Road will dress your home in flair. And when it comes to pets, you’ll love how the retailer expresses itself in hooks, lawn signs, door mats, artwork and treat jars.

This year’s seasonal items drop September 5; part of the Holiday 2020 line is this brilliant red Fire Hydrant Treat Jar. Just who exactly will be more excited come treat time? Stay tuned to for purchase, and in the meantime, take a look through the aforementioned goodies.


Puppy Love at Wythe Hotel

For travelers looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple this summer, Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel has gone to the dogs. Through September 8, the boutique hotel will waive all pet fees and provide all canine guests with complimentary handmade toys and treats. Perfect for a vacation with your fur baby!