Southern Made: Treats for you, your dog

Unleash your credit card. Favorite finds this week include five treats for you and your top dog. Now go. Fetch.

Let sleeping dogs lie

Your dog’s bed can look as smart as your home’s interior. It also can be comfy, without being a lumpy mess. That’s what Mississippi State grad Woody DeWeese thought when he made a bed for his aging golden retriever and started Atlanta-based Woodson Miles Dog Outfitter last July. Modern colors and graphics set the custom beds apart from other pet cushions. So does the construction. The memory foam beds are covered with a waterproof liner and a stain-resistant, designer duvet, which you can remove and wash. Customer favorites include the Babe Paley, with its stylish pattern, and the rugged WM Standard in navy, red and green. Beds are $175 and come in small, medium and large sizes. Visit

Canine cards

In 2005, Marc Tetro moved to Atlanta to open his own design studio. In his Midtown workshop, the award-winning artist uses bold colors to create his distinct dog images. They appear on prints, buttons, pop-outs and greeting cards, the newest addition in Tetro’s product line. Choose from a variety of breeds, including black Labs, bulldogs, pugs and Chihuahuas. Paper prints (in two sizes) are $15 and $20. Canvas prints, available in four sizes, range from $50 to $350. Buttons are $2.25. Shipped flat, the punch-out pop-up dogs are $10. The popular cardboard canines will sit, stay and never bark. Visit For cards ($5), also check the new Sam Flax store, 1745 Peachtree St. N.W., in Atlanta.

Love on a leash

Dog collars are a must-have accessory. So why not choose a collar that is as unique as your dog? At Hollywoof Styles, you can. At their Woodstock studio, Melissa and Micheal Brown hand-make custom collars ($12 to $19) and leashes ($14 to $22) based on a pet’s age and size. The Martingale collar ($16 to $20) is the company’s most popular style because it provides more control over the dog without the choking effect of a slip collar. Choose a variety of collar ribbon colors and prints (birds, dog bones, flowers, skull and crossbones) at and various pet stores in the greater Atlanta area. Hollywoof Styles also will be at the Decatur Holiday Marketplace on Dec. 2-3 at Clairemont Elementary, 155 Erie Ave., in Decatur.

Pooch portraits

It took John W. Golden about 15 years to develop the right style and look he wanted for his whimsical dog prints. At some point, the North Carolina digital artist hopes to have every recognized breed in his dog series, including mixes such as Labradoodles. So far, Golden offers more than 95 dogs with different colors and markings, covering more than 45 breeds. The 8-by-10-inch prints on archival paper are $18. But Golden, who lives in Wilmington, also offers larger sizes and an option to personalize prints with a dog’s name instead of breed. Prints also can be mounted on 3/4-inch wooden blocks. Visit

Face time

For a memorable gift, put your pet’s face on a pillow. Using eco-friendly felt, UGA law school grad Elizabeth Newton hand-sews pillows in the likeness of your favorite pet. Using photos of your pet, the Atlanta native makes a sketch on paper and fabric. Then she cuts the colorful fabric and arranges the pieces to capture your pet’s personality and physical characteristics. That’s the fun part, she says. Newton adds a back to the portrait pillow and stuffs it with poly fill. Pillows run about $50 for in-stock designs. Custom designs are $65 and up. Visit or

Share your favorite finds

Do you have favorite finds from around the South that you give as gifts, buy for your home or rave about to friends? If, so please share them with us. Send suggestion to: In the subject line, write Southern Made. Include your name and a contact number.