Haute Dogs: Stylish Beds, Bowls, and More for the Discerning Urban Pooch
Bolster polyester dog bed, $75, D’Tails.
JW Pet “Hol-ee Roller” rubber balls, $12 (large) and $8 (small), Polka Dog Bakery.
Rawhide bone, $9, Polka Dog Bakery.
Petego calfskin leash, $63, Fish & Bone.
Mungo & Maud cotton rope leash, $150, Louis.
Jax & Bones “Good Karma” rope toy, $6.50, Fenway Bark.
Petego “Bon Ton” waste-bag dispenser, $12.75, Polka Dog Bakery.
Harry Barker hemp bones, $12 (large) and $10 (small), Michelle Willey.
Assorted dog cookies, $11 per pound, Polka Dog Bakery.
Planet Dog “Orbee-Tuff” artichoke toy, $14, Crate Escape Too.
West Paw Design “Zisc” rubber Frisbee, $13, D’Tails.
Oré recycled-rubber place mat, $7, Crate Escape Too.
Sleepypod “Yummy” silicone travel bowl, $33, Fish & Bone.
Charming Pet Products “Dudley the Dog” latex toy, $8, Polka Dog Bakery.
Harry Barker tennis ball, $2, D’Tails.
OllyDog plastic bottle, $14, Fish & Bone.
See Spot run (off leash) at these area parks.
Zero New Washington Street Dog Park
Don’t be deterred by the somewhat-dodgy industrial-park setting—this long, 20,000-plus-square-foot space has agility-training features, two water fountains (plus a spigot for washing dirty paws), a covered pavilion, and LED lights for after-dark play.
New Washington Street at Inner Belt Road, Somerville.
Thorndike Field Dog Park
There are some fun obstacles (stone steps, boulders) and a water fountain at this year-old pet paradise just off the Minuteman Bikeway, but the main attraction is the giant tree surrounded by wooden benches.
Margaret Street, Arlington.
This grassy expanse inside the 2,575-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation is the see-and-be-seen spot for local dogs. (It isn’t fenced in, however, so pups should be under voice control.) After a good romp, hit the more than 100 miles of trails winding through Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Melrose, and Winchester for an on-leash cooldown.
West Side of Middlesex Fells Reservation, Stoneham.