Scoopies may have the best tag line ever:

for environmentally responsible pet owners who love to pick up poo!

Nothing like telling like it is!
Scoopies are poop bags with an edge. Usually, pet owners will simply reuse plastic grocery bags for Fido’s unmentionables – but while this gets a +1 for reusing the bag, the non-biodegradeable plastic bag is still taken and ends up in the landfill. While the best answer would be to let it simply compost, every city dweller knows this isn’t a feasible – or legal – answer. Scoopies bags are big, durable, and made from Oxo-biodegradable plastics, which claim to degrade completely within two years without leaching toxins in to the soil. (I am not able to find anything that completely verifies or completely refutes this claim, so for now we’ll take it at face value). Scoopies come 30 to a box, are nice and long so that you can pull them over your hand, they are shaped with an opposable thumb to make it easier to pick up the poo, and are tough enough to handle the worst your dog can produce.

Scoopies are available at Bark and Fitz and other retailers across Canada. Bonus: These make awesome gifts for pet owners!

Kaia’s Organic Pet Beauty Shop

Over at Zia and Tia, you’ll find plenty of organic and earth-friendly products. In light of this Weather we seem to have gotten in Eastern Ontario last week, it’s time to start thinking of skin care – for your pet!

Cold snow and ice can be tough on pooches’ paws. So give him a little relief with Groom Paw Butter. This luxurious paw defense wax is made from all natural, paraffin free butter which is then infused with natural wax, fair trade shea butter, avocado butter and cocoa butter. Take a blob and rub it into Fido’s rough feet to give him a little relief from the elements. He’ll thank you for it.

Groom Paw Butter is available at Zia and Tia.