Doggy Style: Hugo & Meeko

You’ve all met Hugo from time to time over social media and last week we welcomed Meeko to the family! Krishna and I have had dogs all our lives and thought we’d compile all our information so you know how we pet-proof a home without compromising on style. There’s tons of information out there (we found this & this useful) but some of the most useful tips actually come from trial and error and a bit of common sense. 

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Let’s talk about the floor. We recommend laminate flooring or tiles since hardwood flooring scratches. Smooth surfaces can also be slippery for puppies or old dogs. You can always throw a rug in places where theres a lot of foot traffic to protect your floors and your dog. Colour coordinating with your dog helps hide fur and darker carpets with tight patterns hide stains better.

Upholstery is tricky. Blankets or throws over sofa’s will help and if you insist on having light colour fabrics, then we highly recommend zip cushions, slip off covers that are removable and washable. Pet friendly durable fabrics like denim, canvas and leather, are strong and wear out in a pleasing manner. If you travel abroad often, you might want to invest in products like Softpaws, nail caps and indoor/outdoor rugs.

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Meeko is teething so we’re watching our whole office get destroyed in slow motion. We try to hide our wires and keep anything important in closed storage. The little ones enjoy ruining wallpaper so paint is the only way to go. You can brighten up your home by choosing your own fabric for the dog bed and choose attractive treats and toys that will inevitably be scattered across the house.

We don’t know much about cats but for any cat ladies out there, we hear velvet and rope are your friends (good luck with that)!

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