Editor’s Picks: 10 Dog Food Bowls

These dishes are nice to look at, easy to clean, and stable on the floor.


Editor’s note: Meredith Swinehart is an editor at Gardenista, one of Dogster’s SAY Media sister sites. This post originally ran on Gardenista, but we’re rerunning it here because we love the bowls!

We have a few basic requirements for tableware (make that floorware) for our dogs: Food bowls should be easy to clean and nice to look at, and they should stay put during dinnertime (or at least put up a good fight). Here are 10 dishes that man as well as beast can appreciate:

Above: These stainless steel bowls from Doca Pet are heavier than most, making them more likely to stay in place and less likely to become chew toys; $13-$15 at Domestic Beast.

Above: The standard for the English Springer Spaniels in my no-frills childhood home, the Blue Stripe 9-Inch Pet Bowl is $13.99 from Mast General Store.

Above: For the pet on the go, the collapsible Tin Cloth Dog Bowl is made of oil-finished cotton lined with nylon; $38 from Seattle outdoor outfitter Filson.

Above: Newly available from Heath Ceramics, pet bowls in two sizes and colors; $53 for small and $69 for large at Heath’s Sausalito store and coming soon to LA. Call 415-332-3732 x 13 to order, or track down a similar vintage Heath design; Etsy vendor Dipper Vintage is a good source.

Above: Sturdy simplicity—a heavy, chemical-free, dishwasher-safe Stoneware Dog Bowl is $11 for small and $14 for large at Kaufmann Mercantile.

Above: These dishwasher-safe stainless steel bowls slip out of their reclaimed oak base for easy cleaning; the Dog Bowl is $85 at Brook Farm General Store. Because they’re handmade, they’re sometimes on back order; a similar design, the Barn Bowl made from salvaged barn wood, is $98 from Go!PetDesign.

Above: Ore Originals’ Eco-Bamboo Bowl is lightweight, so it may not be the right daily dish for your Rottweiler. But it works for smaller breeds or as a travel bowl—and, yes, it’s made of earth-friendly bamboo; $4-$9 from Domestic Beast.

Above: The return of a 1950s classic made by the revived Bauer Pottery of LA, this Dog Bowl comes in 15 colors and five sizes (plus cat dishes, too), starting at $24.

Above: They may be pricey but these solid pewter bowls will last for countless dog years. Made in Sheffield, England, the Pewter Dog Bowl comes in three sizes starting at £60 from Bone & Rag.

Above: Venerable UK company Mason Cash offers an extensive line of pet bowls in the same biscuit-colored stoneware as their famous mixing bowls. They’re the bowls of choice for my two cats—but that’s for another post. The Cane Dog Bowl is $15.99 for the 6-inch size at Amazon.

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