Pets in the West

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Fido chic

These dog toys and accessories are as good-looking as they are functional

Dog products

Bed ($120) quilt ($130) food mat ($7.50) and dog tag ($17) from George.

E. Spencer Toy

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  • Dog bowl

    Bowl (from $9.50) from George.

  • Dog ball

    Flower ball ($10) from Bodhi Toys.

Several years ago, after furnishing her San Francisco loft with hip, modern furniture, Diana Flynn bought some "not-so-attractive" dog toys. "The old dog toys looked lackluster next to my stylish new furniture," she explains.

So she founded Otis and Claude and started a new trend: companies offering great-looking, functional dog products ― from toys and dog beds to bowls and feeding mats.

 Alpha Dog, a store in Mill Valley, California, has dozens of fabrics to choose from for its dog beds. It will even have a bed custom-made to match your favorite chair.

Alpha Dog also sells Bodhi Toys ― which include such exotic chew forms as lotus buds and sections of bamboo.

Not only are the toys durable, "but you don't mind seeing them on the floor ― as compared to the average latex pig," explains Alpha Dog owner Kelly Scott.

With dog products that look this good, you may just have to spruce up your furniture.

GO FETCH

More:  How to plan a dog friendly garden

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