Tag: Pets - Page 8

  • Downloadable Designs: Cat Toys from Marmalade Pet

    September 21, 11:23 AM by Lloyd Alter in About TreeHugger

    We do go on about downloadable designs, (and even have a website devoted to them at In An Absolut World Everything is Downloadable) but now present the simplest and easiest downloadable design anywhere. It's from Marmalade Pet, who brought us the

  • Cardboard Lounger for Cats

    September 20, 10:30 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    I loved the cardboard furniture I saw on MocoLoco and then I clicked through to the source and was surprised to find out that it is for cats! Marmalade Pets uses non-toxic adhesives and recycled content. They suggest that their beds "provide a long

  • Sew a Pet Bed

    September 17, 1:18 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Culture

    Dog and cat beds—especially eco-friendly ones made of hemp, organic cotton, and recycled PET—can get pricey, costing upwards of at least $60. So when it became obvious that recent adoptee Mir needed a place to snooze other than our seriously peeved

  • Survey: If You Wanted A Pet, Where Would You Go?

    September 14, 7:04 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    While nosing around our sibling sites at Discovery I found Petfinder.com, a free matchmaking site with 255,653 pets looking for homes. Being the type of person who sees dogs only as producers of crap on the sidewalk, I found the numbers absolutely

  • Kattbank: An Odd Multi-Tasker for the Cat Lover

    September 12, 5:40 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    Though sort of an odd pairing, Kattbank is a multi-tasking bench that might be perfect for cat owners short on space. Realizing that nobody wants to have to stare at a litter box in the living room (or wherever it is), they designed this clever bench

  • Build a Green-Roofed Dog Veranda

    September 5, 9:05 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Sustainable Product Design

    Provide a shaded spot for Fido to chill with his homies in the backyard, while supplying some real estate for a bee- and butterfly-friendly garden. "My dogs are spoiled rotten and sleep in bed with my wife and I," says the Instructable writer. "This is

  • Seattle Councilman Wants Goats Recognized as Pets

    September 4, 12:43 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    Does Seattle Councilman Richard Conlin's latest proposal stand a goat of a chance?

  • Greenbelts' Recycled Leather Cuffs, Collars

    August 28, 7:47 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Style

    Seattle artist and child wrangler Shannon Ritscher retools used leather belts into mean-looking biker cuffs and rhinestone-encrusted studded collars for both humans and non-humans alike. Many of the embellishments Ritscher uses, including bottle caps,

  • Square Cat Habitat: Green Living (and Lounging) for Your Cat

    August 6, 2:10 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    Because modern pets (and their owners) sometimes prefer modern furniture, Square Cat Habitat has updated the scratching post and kitty bed with a modern, sustainable alternative. The Portland, OR-based cat lovers chose bamboo plywood and water-based

  • Everyday Studio Cat Tree

    June 22, 4:27 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Sustainable Product Design

    If your cat's aesthetic is more Frank Gehry than, well, Petco, then Snookums is going to dig designer Susan Kralovec's cat trees. Handcrafted in San Francisco and made from 100 percent corrugated cardboard (with 35 percent minimum recycled content),

  • FlexPetz

    May 3, 11:25 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    Sure, I can get jiggy with the idea of Flexcar's car-sharing network, but FlexPetz? When I was first introduced to the doggy-timeshare biz on my friend—and occasional TreeHugger contributer—Green LA Girl's blog, I thought it was some kind o

  • Aquarium Owners: Are Your Fish Fair-Trade Certified?

    March 30, 9:42 AM by Jeff McIntire in Natural Sciences

    As we normally associate fair trade with products like coffee, chocolate, and handcrafted goods, this probably seems like a really strange question. But, in the case of one species of tropical fish, a number of environmental organizations, and the pet

  • Ask TreeHugger: Pets and Allergies

    March 20, 7:38 AM by Helen Suh MacIntosh in Culture

    Response: Pets allergies can be a significant problem not only for people living with the pets but also for

  • Dog Power: Ideal Bite on Urban Mushing

    March 17, 8:38 AM by Sami Grover in Cars

    We have previously covered urban ‘mushing’ here. No, this is not the art of pureeing organic vegetables to make food for your city-dwelling baby, but rather it’s a neat way to get about town cheaply, and cleanly, while exercising your dog. Now Ideal

  • How to Go Green: Pets

    March 5, 1:20 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in HTGG

    Ah, the pitter patter of four-legged feet as they whip through your living room at overclocked speeds or uproot your prize gladiolas with manic fervor. But Snookiepuss and Mrs. Fluffypants are practically family, right? So why should they settle for

  • Rub a Dub Dub

    January 7, 1:38 PM by Kristin Underwood in Style

    This year Santa was good to me and brought these Anders Natural Soaps, which I just love. The company is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and has been around since 1999. The soaps are made with extra virgin olive oil instead of pomice olive oil and are

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