Category Close-Up August 2017

Animal Loving

It’s raining cats and dogs in these attractive resources created for pets and pet lovers

Performance Fabric

Solution-dyed acrylic outdoor fabrics known for performance characteristics—durability, color-fastness and stain resistance—are used to create these made-in-U.S. pet beds. The exclusive BellBloc anti-microbial/stain-resistant liner system is also moisture, mold and mildew resistant. The bed covers can be zipped off for laundering. Three sizes are offered, but requests for custom sizes and shapes, as well as custom embroidered pet names, can be accommodated. Laurie Bell Inc., 336-362-4133,

Cat’s Meow

The 16- by 18-inch Cat Shaped printed and embroidered pillow is made with 100 percent cotton canvas and blow filled. Peking Handicraft Inc. (PHI), 800-872-6888,

For The Road

The Travel Buddy 4-IN-1 Non-Slip Auto Interior Cover, can be used as a hammock, bench seat cover, cargo mat or an outdoor mat. Easy to install, furry friends will relax while the back seat of the car is protected. Non-slip backing, seatbelt openings and well-placed flaps keep the cover secure. The machine-washable 68- by 56- by 1-inch cover is made with 100 percent polyester in the quilted facing, fill and backing. Sure Fit Inc., 877-639-2683,

Choose A Breed

The Top Breed Collection of dog-adorned bath towels includes popular breeds such as the beagle, boxer, bulldog, French bulldog, German shepherd, golden retriever, labrador, poodle and others. Sold in sets of two, the dog of choice is embroidered on a 100 percent cotton hand towel. Avanti Linens, 800-360-0836,

For A Good Night’s Sleep

The new Grain Sack dog bed is made with heavy duty, yarn-dyed hemp for a sturdy rectangle that allows pups to sleep deep. The bed can be personalized and is stuffed with filling made from recycled plastic bottles. The beds measure: 20 by 26 by 5 Inches for small, 29 by 36 by 5 for medium and 36 by 44 by 5 inches for large dogs. Harry Barker, 843-766-8686,

For Cat Cravers

New to the company’s collection of animal-themed pillow options is the 20- by 20-inch Cat pillow, made in Bucks County, PA. It has been added to the collection in response to demand from cat-loving customers. Eric & Christopher, 215-257-2400,

Cat Crazy

The Cat Got Your Tongue Collection features brightly colored kitty characters. The shower curtain is a print on 100 percent polyester. The bath accessories present hand-painted figural shapes in ceramic with a matte glaze finish. The handcrafted kitty shaped bath rug is made with 100 percent microfiber polyester. Not shown are coordinating cotton bath towels embellished with satin kitty appliqués that are also available. Creative Bath Products, Inc., 631-582-8000,

Dog Loving

From the Big & Awesome Double Trouble brand, fashion meets nostalgia in the All You Need Is Love And A Dog pillow adorned with embroidery and hand-made tassels. S.L. Home Fashions, 323-587-0800,