Wet dog. A universally known and, dare we say, universally loathed smell. Why is it so unique, so pungent, so pervasive? Displaced from fur and released into the air, bacteria create the infamous odour. But there’s a solution: MiaCara’s new Groom collection.
Let’s set the scene: caught in the rain, a swim in the river, or a roll in wet grass—whatever the situation, start with a toweling-down. The Panno towel, made with high-quality microfibre, is designed for quick and easy drying, with the ability to absorb 5x as much water as regular cotton—perfect for cleaning and drying muddy paws. Now it’s bath time. Wash your furry friend with Puro dog shampoo. Free from chemicals and nasties that irritate dogs’ skin, Puro is a gentle, nourishing shampoo that cleans thoroughly without stripping natural oils from your dog’s skin and coat. Enriched with lavender essential oil—which not only reduce nervous tension but imparts a stunning scent—and jojoba oil to moisturise and soothe the skin. Cleansed and fresh, use the Secco towel to absorb excess moisture. Made with soft cotton terry fabric, it draws moisture and dirt not only superficially, but also from your dog’s undercoat. Alternatively, the Mano towel (also beautifully crafted with soft cotton terry fabric) is designed with two pockets, allowing for a solid yet soft double-handed grip as you rub your buddy down.
Suited to brushing wet or dry coats, the Pelo dog brush is designed by Danish design team Hans Thyge & Co. Its flexible silicone bristles ensure no pulling or tugging, while also offering a gentle blood-circulation boosting massage.
Now wrap that pampered, shiny and sweet-smelling pup in the Bagno bathrobe. Made with premium-quality absorbent cotton terry fabric, this beautiful bathrobe is designed with an ergonomic cut and integrated strap, ensuring a snug fit that continues to draw excess moisture (and prevents the dreaded water-splashing shake down). Made in 10 sizes for pups big and small, the Bagno bathrobe brings new heights of dignified to bath time.
We are thrilled to introduce Dog-Friendly, a collection of city guides for dog-loving people, created together with our long-time contributor, photographer Winnie Au, and fellow enthusiasts, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press. Available for purchase here.
August 25, 2021
Have you ever imagined Amy Winehouse or Nick Cave as a Chihuahua, Neil Young as a Vizsla, or PJ Harvey as an Afghan hound? That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Michael Gillette has done through his unique illustration project, blending beloved, iconic music legends, both past and present, with their dog counterparts. Pack of Dogs, our first foray into book publishing, is a celebration of pup and pop culture for music and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020