Like welcoming a new member of the family, adopting a dog can be a big change for households. The right gear will help you successfully raise your pups, keep them healthy, and control the mess that undoubtedly comes with a four-legged friend.
The pet owners on our staff know and agree: Your pup deserves the best. So, from our homes to yours, these are the products that we’ve tried ourselves and couldn’t live without. Keep reading for our secret weapons against pet fur, our favorite dog beds that aren’t the couch, the sleekest storage options for stocking kibble, and more.
1. Simplehuman 25 Liter Pet Food Storage Container
My wife and I needed a way to store large amounts of dry food and keep it fresh. The sealing mechanism on this Simplehuman food canister is a tight latch that keeps contents fresh, and its removable inner bucket makes for easier cleaning.
More than that, it’s just super convenient! The size is perfect (we buy 16-pound bags of dry kibble, and it fits the whole bag). It also comes with a scoop that magnetically attaches to the underside of the lid to keep it off the food. And it looks good wherever you keep it. We store it pushed back underneath a counter next to the dog’s food and water bowls; when it comes time to scoop his meals, it rolls out on two wheels for easy use.
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Get the Simplehuman pet food storage on Amazon for $129.99
2. Coolaroo’s Cooling Elevated Pet Bed
Several years ago, my husband and I adopted a middle-aged rescue basset hound who had some problems with his hips. We started him out with a plush bed like our younger (and more sprightly) dog had,