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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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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.