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Henry Friedman’s Favorite Products For Small Dogs

The best sling carrier, cave bed, and petite puffer for smol boys and girls, according to a dog dad in the know.

by Sean Zucker | expert review by Henry Friedman
December 14, 2022
henry friedman and finn
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Henry Friedman is no stranger to caring for animals in unique circumstances. He and his fiancée, Sydney Ferbrache, live out of a van with Friedman’s longtime buddy, a Puerto Rican pup named Finn, and Ferbrache’s two dogs, Ella and Pearl. The pair also frequently foster pups, so their life of adventure tends to fall somewhere between Kerouac’s On the Road and The Brady Bunch — but with dogs, which is an admittedly better concept. Still, this cute mobile family isn’t done growing and recently added another furry member.

In partnership with The Wildest, Friedman, one of our Collective members, recently joined The Animal Pad on a trip to Mexico to help combat the country’s street dog crisis. While there, Friedman visited a local taco stand, as one does in Mexico, and discovered a tiny pup wandering about. He quickly rescued the four-pound dog, named her Abigail, and invited her to join him on his cross-country journey. But caring for small dogs is a much bigger task than people realize.

Of course, by the time he met Abigail, Friedman already had experience in the small-dog department, thanks to pocket-sized Pearl. He divulges some of that wisdom here with a few product recommendations for what to expect when you’re expecting (to adopt a small dog).

yellow coyote vest

“If you own a small dog, you know to always be on the lookout for large birds and wild animals that could snatch up your little buddy. Enter: the CoyoteVest. This vest is protective with attachable spikes that can prevent a wild animal from attacking your dog — kind of like wearing a porcupine! It might look a little funny, but that’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.”

$100 at Amazon

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Sean Zucker

Sean Zucker

Sean Zucker is a writer whose work has been featured in Points In Case, The Daily Drunk, Posty, and WellWell. He has an adopted Pit Bull named Banshee whose work has been featured on the kitchen floor and has behavioral issues rival his own.