PETS The late philanthropist Brooke Astor lined the walls of her Westchester estate with some 75 dog paintings (worth an estimated $200,000). “Dogs have always been a part of my life,” she once said. “I don’t believe I could survive without them.” Her beloved canine portraits will hit the auction block September 24-25 at Sotheby’s New York. For other fetching art, visit New York dealer William Secord (dogpainting.com). He’s author of The American Dog at Home and founding director of the AKC’s dog museum, now in St. Louis, Missouri (museumofthedog.org). —Nicole Bitette
Dog Deals You and your furry friend will beg for these pet-inspired pretties Written by clara Haneberg Produced by Janice Currie
e love our pets. But instead of putting it on a bumper sticker, proclaim your passion by taking a cue from the late Brooke Astor, a prominent philanthropist. Decorate your home with animal art. Mrs. Astor lined a stairwell and hallways with her beloved doggie portraits, which will be offered at auction in late September. You can create a similar montage to stylishly show off your four-legged friends. Doggie decor aside, you can dress your pampered pooch with style on a chilly day in an easy-care knit garment. And when it’s bedtime, there’s no need to share your Tempur-Pedic with Fido to give him a good night’s rest—just get him one of his very own.
Sweater Keep your
canine pal toasty when temperatures drop with this soft alpaca knit from Alqo Wasi Peruvian Dogwear, $50. (glamourmutt.com)
Bed Your dog is sure
to have sweet dreams, thanks to this Orvis Tempur-Pedic Deep Dish Dog Bed, $295– $425. (orvis.com)