• The Refilling Dog Bowl is a pretty good sight gag, and it actually has a practical purpose. Place a 2-liter bottle of water (or your pet's favorite beverage) in the tank and it will automatically keep that mini-loo full of fresh fluids. Just make sure your kids know it's the dog's bowl and not theirs. Made of glazed ceramic just like the real thing, the $15 bowl is just over 10 inches high, so only the tiniest wee ones will be tempted to wee here.

  • Gizmodo has a great piece on this useful toy for frustrated dog owners. The Frolic SnackShotz Treat Launcher is a new way to play fetch with your dog. Load up one of the specially designed Discos Flying Dog Treats into this dog biscuit pistol, pull the trigger, and boom! It will launch those babies up to 12 feet. Spot will go nuts when he sees these 100%-edible flying dog treats zipping through the air. The Discos are available in three flavors, too: Beef, Chicken, and Mighty Mint to keep your dog’s breath minty-fresh. The product’s humorously-named parent company, Dogmatic, asserts that this biscuit launcher helps to fight against pet obesity by encouraging your pet to be active. There are no

  • Lost dog? As of next March, pet owners will be able to drop the photocopier and staple gun and pick up the phone instead. That's when PetCell, the first cell phone for dogs, is due to hit pet-store shelves. Hung off Fido's collar, the PetCell is a bone-shaped cell phone that will let dog owners talk to their best friend over a two-way speaker. Developed by PetsMobility, the PetCell works with standard cellular networks and has its own number. It automatically answers when the owner punches in a code on their telephone keypad that means, "Lassie, come home!" The PetCell will ship in early 2006 and will sell for $350 to $400, the company said. President Cameron Robb said he