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Furry Children, Far Out Accessories

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Luxury Living Tampa Bay

Pet parents invest heavily in the well-being of their furry children. From raw food to sweaters, strollers and toys, our pets live as well as most humans. Check out the current.

WAG: Like Uber or Lyft for dogs, this app is new to the Tampa Bay area. Stuck at work and can’t get home to walk your pup? Download the Wag app and you can schedule on-demand or recurring dog walks. Walkers are vetted with background checks and have to pay a fee to become a part of the Wag pack. See in real time the walk route as well as a check in with your pooped post-walk pup. Wag.com

IKEA Pet Furniture: There’s more to Ikea than fun furniture and design! Seeing pets as family members has led IKEA to develop the comprehensive LURVIG pet product line. Created by pet-loving designers with support from trained veterinarians, the line covers all the bases of our shared life with pets indoors and out from dog/houses, bedding and bowls. Ikea.com

Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty: As construction of new apartments and condos in the Tampa Bay area reaches fever pitch, you have to wonder; where is Fido going to “go”? Dogs naturally like real grass, but if going for a walk or potty training a new pup is not convenient, check out Fresh Patch. Delivered to your door, this hydroponic, odor-absorbing tray of natural lush lawn is safe on your patio or in your parlor. Maintenance-free and fully disposable, just order another tray and throw the old one away. freshpatch.com

Sleep and Play Cat Bed: How about a place to pow-wow for your meow? It’s a Teepee for your cat that is part bed, part play station. With a memory foam mattress and a Sherpa pompom with bell, this super comfy and safe bed offers your kitty the ultimate in luxury lounging. Wayfair. com

Petcube Bites Treat Camera: Miss your furry children while at work? Petcube Bites is an all-in-one Wi-Fi pet camera with built-in treat dispenser that lets you connect with your pets during the day. See, talk, play and reward remotely…all from an app on your Android or IOS phones. Fling out treats and give your fur kid a virtual “good boy”! petcube.com

Ultra Modern Pet: For discerning pet parents, there’s no need to ditch high design. With models such as The Loft, Floating Suite and KittiBunk, these handmade beds are works of art. Cool, contemporary and stylish with faux fur, wood, chrome and acrylic. ultramodernpet.com

Pup-alicious Plates 

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Dning with dogs has long been tres normale with Parisians, but the Tampa Bay area is starting to catch up when it comes to feasting al fresco with Fifi and Fido. Here are some hot spots that cater to your canines…

The Chattaway: An iconic 90-year old landmark in South St. Pete, this laid-back, tropical oasis is a real hit with the hounds. Known for their lush gardens and awesome burgers, dogs are welcome to sip water and share some shade beneath the tables. Chattaway even has its own dog ice cream on their menu. thechattaway.com

Cassis American Brasserie: Dogs of any size can dine al fresco at this lovely St. Petersburg Beach Drive gem. With café seating and new outdoor lounge areas outside, there is plenty of space to bring the furry children with you. Cassis even has a dedicated doggie menu with the likes of Pooched Eggs and locally baked dog cookies. cassisstpete.com

Red Mesa Mercado: A sister spot to St. Pete’s famed Mexican meccas, Red Mesa and Red Mesa Cantina, Mercado offers a small market and a large covered dining patio where pups are always welcome. Tables are marked for dog-friendly seating. Amazing burritos for you and your furritos, Mercado also serves breakfast. redmesamercado.com

Sweet Sage Café & Boutique: Thinking of a beach day with your pup? Sweet Sage offers a quaint combination of cafe, gift shop and boutique with a beautiful outdoor dog-friendly garden. Offering canine delicacies such as French Poodle Toast and Mutt Loaf, this colorful cafe even holds weekly Yappy Hours. weetsagecafe.com

The Getaway: Tuesdays are dog days for The Getaway! Bring your fur kids from 10 AM to 11 PM to enjoy waterfront dining inspired by The Keys with locally-sourced seafood and drinks at the tiki bar. Come by boat or car and enjoy chilling in the sunshine among the palms and sand. thegetawaytampabay.com

The Sail on River Walk: In the heart of downtown Tampa near the Convention Center, The Sail offers Yappy Hour all day, every day! Dock your boat and stop by with your furry friends for complimentary dog biscuits and water bowls. Serving dog ice-cream in pup cups, fun in the sun and superb sunsets. tampagov.net

The Dog Bar: A mix of daycare and private pup park, this downtown oasis serves wine, beer and spirits. Enjoy large tv’s to watch your favorite team, Ping Pong, Skee Ball, Jenga, Connect Four and Corn Hole. dogbarstpete.com

 

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