For the unconditional love they give us, the snuggles and companionship, our pets deserve the world. And now, with a selection of stylish accessories and homeware items, you can truly spoil them and make every day a “good boy/ girl” day! That’s because Woolworths Homeware has collaborated with two local brands—Urban Paws and Benji + Moon—to bring you a new range of adorable and practical items for pets, including chic dog collars, tasteful feeding bowls, extra-durable leads, and luxurious beds.
Urbanpaws is a lifestyle pet accessory brand that has combined creativity, design knowledge and a love of animals to develop a fresh, contemporary pet product range. Bucking the trend of pet accessories only being available in garish colours and wild prints; monochromatic patterns and clean lines form the basis of Urbanpaws’ pet accessory aesthetic, adding a timeless elegance to home interiors.
“Our whole team is obsessed with their pets,” says Lara Butilon of Urbanpaws. “Now, we get to express this love through designing exciting, bold, fresh and edgy new products and sourcing new ethical products globally that we always wanted to provide for our fur babies," she explains.
“Our vision is simple. At Urbanpaws, we aim to design and sell quality products, and we are committed to selling ethical and environmentally conscious pet products that are kind to your pooches and the environment”, Lara says.
In order to bring a full complement of products to our customers, Woolworths has also collaborated with Benji + Moon. The Benji + Moon range supports local artisans and offers a handcrafted and functionally designed collection for the much-adored furry members of your family.
“We believe that every dog and cat deserves the best life, and we are committed to changing shelter animals’ lives by donating a portion of every sale to CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare),” says Karen Carr of Benji + Moon.
Bed-time will be something to look forward to, with Urban Paw’s luxury range of beds, designed and manufactured in South Africa. They’re developed with the needs and comfort of your pet in mind; the unique square stitch inner creates a natural central dip for added comfort and support – and they come in two sizes. Mattress inners are made with waterproof nylon to ensure that the foam and fill are never damaged, and are made up of layered compartments, including a memory foam base for support and to maintain its shape over time. And in case you’re worried about those dreaded, but inevitable messes and spills, the removable covers are machine washable and quick drying.
Feeding time at the zoo will be a cinch, with bowls from both brands. Urbanpaws’ bowls have easy-grip handles, are dishwasher safe and come in varying sizes. Benji + Moon has style sorted, with its range of ceramic feeding bowls in contemporary white or grey. For long-eared doggies, they’ve thoughtfully included the long-eared feeding bowl, specifically designed to keep those lobes neatly out of the way during dinner. If your pet is an all-day grazer, the anti-ant ceramic food bowl has a water moat around the food island, deterring pests.
With a wide choice of collars and leads, your fur baby will be the most stylish pet at the park. Urban Paws’ collars and leads are locally designed and come in varying colours and prints. They’re made from a soft-feel polyester for comfort, and all the leads come with a heavy-duty safety clasp. Benji + Moon's genuine leather dog collars and leads, made from high-quality vegetable-tanned leather and heavy-duty hardware, are elegant and durable.
The dog days really are over, with such a variety of choices available from Woolworths. Find the range in selected stores, countrywide, or visit www.woolworths.co.za to shop online.