Killspencer Dog Collection

Killspencer’s black-on-black leather luxuries are finally coming to a pet near you. The Killspencer Dog Collection features expertly constructed leashes, collars, and harnesses, all handmade in their Los Angeles Workshop of thick bullhide leather or 1200lb mil-spec black nylon webbing. The leash comes in your choice of the two materials as does the adjustable collar (shown, left), which also features a military grade Cobra buckle, while the harness comes in a mix of both leather and nylon with the option of a hand-painted monogram up to 8 letters. Not sure your pooch will take much notice, but it’s the thought that counts.

Learn more at Killspencer – $65 to $220

GET IT: $65+


JellyTank Jellyfish Aquarium

They may not be as lively as goldfish but jellyfish are nicer to look at, and the JellyTank Jellyfish Aquarium houses a few in your very home. Despite its clean looks the acrylic tank features a safely concealed pump to simulate water flow in their natural environment, a mechanical/biological filtration system to keep the water fresh for your delicate, translucent friends, and an RGB LED that can be set to any color. All you’ll need to do is feed them once a day — or twice, to increase their size — and replace a fifth of the water weekly.

Find it in black and white at Kickstarter – $175

GET IT: $175+


Casper Dog Mattress

Casper’s return policy on standard mattresses includes a 100 night trial. And it’s no different for the Casper Dog Mattress. Designed by the same team but customized to the average dog’s preferences, combining memory foam with a heftier support foam and a thicker upper surface material that mimics the sensation of loose earth to let your pup’s natural digging instincts kick in before he hits the hay. The removable bonded microfiber cover is also extremely durable to put up with teeth and claws and can be taken off (using zippers that otherwise hide in sewn-in pockets to keep from scratching your floor) and thrown in the machine for a quick wash when it starts to smell — or becomes absolutely covered in hair.

Learn more at Casper – $125


Grrowler Dog Collar Water Bowl

Thanks to their shape, water bowls aren’t particularly portable. But with the Grrowler Dog Collar Water Bowl you can travel light by having your pet bring along his or her own. The Grrowler is made of rugged, machine-washable Cordura Nylon and comes in small or large sizes to fit dogs of various statures. Unclip it, unzip, and unfold to provide a fully functional water bowl in seconds just about anywhere. It’s also got enough room to stash a leash and a waste bag in its zippered pocket, plus of course features attachment points for said leash.

Find it at Kickstarter – $21+


Petnet SmartFeeder

Why waste your time doing something that can be automated? The Petnet SmartFeeder makes it easy to reliably feed your pet according to a given schedule, giving you full control on feeding times and the size of portions, the latter measured precisely every time. Its machine washable hopper holds up to 7 pounds of food, enough to last several days between fills for cats and small dogs. Petnet also features a stainless steel bowl, monitors food supply remaining at home to make sure you don’t forget to restock before it runs out, and features an internal backup battery to ensure your pet is fed should the power cut. Just keep in mind it’s not recommended for dogs over 50 pounds and only works with iOS devices.

Find it at Amazon – $244


Darwin Tank Jellyfish Aquarium

When it comes to pets, few are more exotic than the ones contained within the Darwin Tank Jellyfish Aquarium. This domed borosilicate glass tank shows off up to three jellyfish nudged around by the current created by its StreamMaker diffuser that lets water circulate without harming or aspirating the delicate creatures. Else, it’s fitted with individually controllable RBG LEDs that light the tank up in various colors and hides all pump, filters, and tubes inside its cube-shaped base.

Check it out at Kickstarter – roughly $2,380


Wolfgang Man & Beast Dog Collars

Show your four-legged buddy you care – even if he doesn’t really take notice – by decking him out in a Wolfgang Man & Beast Dog Collar. These handsome, durable accessories add a bit of flair around your pet’s style in a variety of patterns and colors, including the camo DuckLime (bottom left), PolkaDog (top left), as well as some more understated (monochromatic; not shown). Also check out their premium Horween Chromexcel leather collars, each hand-finished and lined with soft, supple glove leather on the inside.

Hit up Wolfgang USA or Amazon to view them all – $25 to $100


Lishinu Hands-Free Dog Leash

Penned the world’s most intelligent retractable dog leash, we see no reason to contest the words on Lishinu’s site. Unlike existing leashes, Lishinu straps comfortably around your wrist using velcro and a soft neoprene protector, freeing up your hand for better things. It also lets you set the maximum leash length to anything between 20 and 120 inches, letting your dog roam free within that range until you pull back your arm quickly to auto-lock – no buttons required. And should you need to keep your pal on a short leash through crowded areas, its collar provides a handle-like extension to grab onto.

Learn more at Amazon – $50


WhistleGPS Dog Collar

Your dog’s curious, exploratory mind leads him through all sorts of adventures. And unfortunately, the occasional misadventure. WhistleGPS lets you unleash your best friend without worry thanks to on-collar geolocation, keeping tabs on his precise whereabouts while pushing it to your smartphone via Sub-GHz cellular technology at a cost of $5 per month. WhistleGPS is also entirely waterproof, runs for one week between charges, and boasts all the activity tracking features of the original Whistle.

Learn more at Amazon – $100


No More Woof Dog Translator

A work in progress it might be, but we’ve got something to be excited about if No More Woof manages facilitate dog-to-human communication even slightly. Using an electroencephalogram, or EEG, No More Woof non-invasively tracks your pet’s electrical thought patterns, analyzing them using an onboard Raspberry Pi before outputting a translation in plain, spoken English. Several device versions are to be produced, each with one to two sensors, and while they’re all bound to be rather rudimentary (which probably makes it a risky place to invest your hard earned cash, even for a crowdfunded project), we’ll be following along every step on the way to a precise animal thought translator.

Read more at No More Woof or pledge at IndieGoGo – $65+



Working long hours takes a toll on you not only, but also your pet. Petcube aims to remedy this – if you can call it that – using technology and a bit of creativity. This 4x4x4-inch extruded aluminum and glass cube packs a speaker, microphone, wide-angle camera, and a low-intensity laser mounted to two servo motors, allowing you to keep tabs on your pet, talk to him/her in real time, and even get them all riled up by playing with the laser, all through Petcube’s smartphone app. Else, Petcube is über-easy to set up – just place it on a surface, ideally 3 feet above ground, and connect it to your WiFi network – offers optional physical skins for customizing its look, and may begin to garner more of your pet’s affection than you.

Check it out on Amazon – $200