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Dressing to the Canines

Dressing to the Canines


How to travel in style with your best friend

Photography by Elias Weiss Friedman, A.K.A. The Dogist

If you're like many jet setters, you wouldn't dream of making a late-summer getaway without your most loyal companion in tow. Certainly he should look just as smart as you do at a boulevard cafe, and be as comfortable as you are while splashing in the sea or hiking a mountain trail.

The Essentials

At home, in the air, or on the road, your furry pal will ride in comfort and look good all the while.

Too long a flight? No pet accommodations at your destination? Sometimes it's not advisable for your dog to travel with you. This network of trusted dog-sitters is like Airbnb, animal-style, and includes emergency support; rates vary,


Famed photographer and animal lover Bruce Weber is collaborating with Shinola on a new line of American-made pet accessories--including leashes, collars, beds, and toys. Sign up for the waiting
list at


Canvas water bowl
This sturdy and collapsible canvas bowl is ideal for keeping your pooch hydrated while you're hiking, at the beach, or taking a long sightseeing walk around town; $32.50,


Like a little, tiny camper van, this smart carrier fits neatly under aircraft seats but has kick-outs that will give your pet extra room to stretch while you're in the air; $159.99,


Barkbox_0Bark Box
This new delivery service brings toys, treats, and gadgets to your furry friend based on her size and how often you'd like deliveries--and a portion of proceeds goes to animal rescue; starting at $19 a month,


When the temperature drops, cashmere is just the thing for the well-pawed pooch. U.K.-based Ruby Rufus makes simple but chic knitwear and snoods; $52-86,


Ruffweark9floatcoatstudio_0K-9 Float Coat
September offers those last opportunities of the summer for dogs and their humans to sail or splash around at the beach. This reflective life jacket includes a strong handle for lifting your dog out of the water; $79.95,


Mutlicare_dental_spray_0Burt's Bees Multicare Dental Spray
Your canine doesn't brush after meals, but you shouldn't have to face the consequences. A couple of sprays each day onto her teeth and gums will reduce plaque and improve her breath; about $6, find a local retailer at

Expert Advice for Jet Set Pets

If your pet will be traveling in the cargo hold, it's best to book direct flights whenever possible, to reduce delays and time on the hot tarmac, says

Be sure your pet is microchipped and has an ID tag (with your phone number), and keep a photo handy in the event you get separated, writes

No Tummy Troubles
The American Kennel Club says that to avoid carsickness, your dog should have an empty stomach when traveling, so no feeding for six hours prior. He'll need water though, enough to stay hydrated but not full.

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Pooch Punch
While clean water is ideal, your pooch can occasionally enjoy carrot juice, coconut water, or almost any blended-up veggies with a splash of fresh beef or chicken broth. But don't use canned broths, as they may contain onions, toxic to dogs.

You Should Be Drinking This
Salty Dog

For this gin-based version of the greyhound, shake two ounces of Martin Miller's gin, four ounces of grapefruit juice, and ice, and pour it all into a salt-rimmed Collins glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime. (For more Miller's gin drinks, click here.)

Shake Puppies
You read Shake; now you must have its sequel. Because puppies. Shake Puppies, $17.99, will be out in October.


If online videos are made for cats, then Instagram is made for dogs.

And check out our photographer, Elias Weiss Friedman, @thedogist

Producer: Gabriela Landazuri. Photo credits: Shinola Pets (bed and ball). Ruby Rufus (snoods and sweater). AFP / Getty Images (jet set pets). Shutterstock (cocktail). Carli Davidson / Shake Puppies.

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