As summer comes to its peak with ice cream, barbecues, and pool time, don’t forget about one of the coolest events on television: Shark Week. The famous, sharp-toothed celebratory week is hosted by Discovery and is set to be comprised of 20 hours of programming lasting an entire seven days. Shark Week will run from Sunday, July 28 through Sunday, August 4. To celebrate, here’s a bite out of Shark Week-themed products for your dog. We’re sure you’ll find your pup the perfect summer gift.
Shark Fin Life Preserver
Looking to take your dog to the pool while you celebrate Shark Week? This is the doggy life jacket for you. Not only does this jacket come with a front float that helps keep your pet’s head above water, but it is also outlined with reflective strips and bright colors for better visibility. Consumers can order from three sizes, S – L. The manufacturer does recommend that if your dog is between two sizes, to size up for a comfortable fit. As safety is highlighted in the description, the jacket also features an adjustable belt with a handle on top for grabbing. Along with the handle, the heavy-duty D-ring fits a dog leash.
With more than 300 reviews, customers add that size is often a concern, but as long as you follow the sizing chart provided, the product is versatile. Some even suggest measuring the chest of your dog. Raving reviews note that most dogs feel that the vest is comfortable and forget that they are wearing it. It keeps them safe while adding a character variety. Moreover, reviewers also state that the reflective strips help keep visibility and the handles on top of the straps allow you to pick up your dog easily. Price: $22.
Once you’re settled in after a day of water sports, dress your furry friend in this Bruce the Shark costume. Not only does this keep your pet warm, but it’s also extremely soft. Comprised of velvet-soft material, it comes with a protective pouch to keep the outfit safe for years to come. Sizes range from XXS – XXL, but the manufacturers recommend that you measure with a flexible tape measure beforehand. Your pet is about to be the hit of the party, as a hood outlines the mouth of a shark.
“This is a very well made little suit, it’s thick and lined with fleece so it would definitely keep your pet warm. It’s also adorable!” one reviewer states. More reviewers note that though the costumer is cute, some have difficulty getting to fit their small dogs. As the manufacturer suggests, it’s very important to measure. Price: $26 (includes costume storage bag).
Plush Shark Toy
While you are episodes deep into Shark Week programming, keep your dog entertained with this cartoon-like plush toy. Each shark includes a noisemaker, as dogs try to dig them out of their S.S. Zippy home. The manufacturer notes that the toy is great for small to medium-sized dogs, but warns that it may not be suitable for aggressive chewers.
With more than 300 reviews, many add that actual ship maintains its shape very well and results in hours of entertainment. The interactive puzzle leads to problem-solving skills for your dog as they pull the sharks in and out of the ship. Moreover, many reviewers state that they are surprised by how much their dogs love this toy. Some even say that they use the ship to hide other toys in! Price: $10 (3 pack).
Shark Dog Bed
This adorable shark bed is suitable for small dogs, puppies, and even cats. It is made out of material that can be spot cleaned to keep it fresh. The shape is maintained with attached fins on the outer body of the bed and with teeth acting as the door. Curl up on your couch to watch the dangers of the ocean while your dog curls up in this cute bed. The manufacturer highlights that this bed is great for “burrowers” and measures at 30″ x 17″ x 14″. Price: $20.
Animal Replica Shark Toy
If you’re looking for a shark replica, go no further. This plush toy is perfect for your four-legged friend. The toy measures 18″ in length and made with ultra-plush fabric. Inside, the shark is filled with non-toxic polyfill to maintain shape. For safety, the toy’s eyes are embroidered for maximum chewing and all of the toys are machine washable. The manufacturer describes that while this toy is designed for playing, it’s important to know that the toy is not indestructible and can fall apart during chewing.
With more than 60 reviews, many customers note that the toy has outlived their expectations. It can hold its shape, some even describing that it has lasted more than a year. While the shape is maintained, some reviewers do state the squeaker inside has a short life span. From a 50-pound Lab to a 15-pound puppy, this toy has proved to be a hit among consumers. Price: $20.
Floating Shark Fin Toy
The unique toy is referred to as a “stand-out” for its performance in water and on land. The product comes in 10 different variations from small duck diver to large shark fin, pictured above. The bright colors provided visibility in any playing environment, while the material is soft on a dog’s mouth. The manufacturer uses new self-righting technology so that no matter how the toys land they can shape into an upright position.
With more than 400 reviews including videos and paragraphs, many describe that this toy is easier for dogs to grab unlike a tennis ball. Some also state that as always, it’s important to monitor your dog’s chewing as this toy can rip where the rubber attaches to the fabric — and this can happen quickly if you have a destructive chewer. As the fabric may start to tear, reviewers do describe that the rubber part is easy to throw and still provides entertainment in the water or on land. Price: $8.
Shark Dog Collar
So that the Shark Week celebration can last after the week-long programming event, your dog can wear this collar year-round. It ranges in sizes from XXS – L. Made out of a soft quality fabric, it contains a nickel D-ring for leashes. The manufacturer includes a reflective label that keeps visibility at a maximum through the night. These products are made in Canada and offer a repair or replacement guarantee for damaged items for the life of your pet.
While the picture above features a shark pattern, there are multiple designs to choose from. With more than 800 reviews, many state that it’s easy to clean and maintains the vibrant color. Moreover, reviewers state the it’s “well-made” and very durable as they notice minimal fraying after water, playing outside, and walking alongside a leash. Price: $14.
One the biggest benefits to the leash above is that the manufacturer offers a variety of patterns to reflect their collars as well. This product includes the same reflective logo as the collar for better visibility. Manufactured in Canada, the patterns are 100% created by RC Pets Products and range in sizes from 1-inch and 3/4-inch widths to four-foot and six-foot lengths.
In more than 250 reviews, many consumers love how durable the leash is and the fact that it features a ring at the end to hold a waste-bag container. Some highlight that compared to the price, it is great for larger dogs and keeps up with their weight. One review highlights that though their furry friend is an aggressive chewer, the dog only did minimal damage to the leash, resulting in a surprised owner. Price: $18.
Shark Dog Backpack
If you are looking for a harness and storage compartment, this is the solution for you. Not only is this Shark Week friendly, but it features a harness and backpack attachment to store your belongings. As this comes in a variety of colors, it also comes in two sizes — but the manufacturer recommends measuring the breast girth of your dog with a flexible tape measure. The backpack and harness apparatus features a D-ring for leash attachment and it’s recommended that the material be hand washed.
Reviewers add that it adds a perfect touch to most sizes, but be careful of what you put in the backpack, especially if you’re thinking about stuffing treats. In addition, a few reviews state that the backpack may not be for everyday use, but is great for a quick excursion to the park. Price: $21.
The unique part about this cleaning product is that it cleans itself. The Zero-M brush roll provides consistent hair removal. The upright vacuum’s suction is powerful enough to roll over debris, hair, and more. It features an anti-allergen complete technology to trap dust and allergens. The hose has a 12-foot stretch for tight areas. In addition, the storage compartment is a 3XL-capacity dust cap to clean without interruptions.
Many reviewers state that it is difficult to reach under sofas, low-laying tables, and small furniture but the swivel feature allows the vacuum to lay almost completely flat. Because the cord can reach up to 12 feet, it allows users to clean without switching outlets throughout their home. It’s perfect for cleaning after you avoid all chores for a week-long Shark Week binge. Price: $300.
Hopefully, this list has something for you and your furry friend to celebrate the famous Shark Week! Remember to monitor the chewing of any toy and measure for the comfortable fit of any leash, collar, or clothing item for your pet.
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