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Handy Dog Supplies

Poop bags, chew toys, doormats, and more gadgets for man's best friend.

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Aside from such basic necessities as food and a leash, here are some other supplies
you won’t want to forget.

Earth Rated PoopBags, $8.95 for 120 bags from GreenPaws, 81 Seaton Pl., NW; 202-986-6373. These biodegradable
bags are good for the environment and even better for your reputation as a responsible
dog owner.

Kong Classic, $6.29 to $18.39 at Petco; multiple area locations. Stuff this chew toy
with treats or peanut butter and your pup can happily entertain himself.

Canine Friendly VestHarness, $25 to $36 at the Big Bad Woof, 117 Carroll St., NW, 202-291-2404; 5501 Baltimore
Ave., Hyattsville, 301-403-8957. This clever harness doubles as a regular walking
harness and a seat-belt attachment to keep your dog safe in the car.

Kurgo Collaps-A-Bowl, $10 at REI; multiple Maryland and Virginia locations. Whether you’re headed
out for a hike or errands with your dog, this collapsible bowl will keep him hydrated
on the go.

Soggy Doggy Doormat, $39.99 to $84.99 at soggydoggydoormat.com. An extra-absorbent mat or towel is essential
for drying off muddy paws after rainy-day walks.

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia. Kashino lives in Northeast DC.