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The In Box / By Susan Martin: Walking the dogs

Canine designs promise to go far beyond the dog days of summer. Already fetching on decorative items for the home, as well as on some apparel, man’s best friend is moving into fall collections as well.

We sniffed out just a few options available now or coming soon.

Mutt shot: The Charmix dog sweater, $39, is part of the Joe Fresh fall collection expected in September at J.C. Penney stores and online at

Made in the shade: The Elizabeth Foo Dog lamp, $75, is part of the Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler spring collection at select J.C. Penney stores and online at

Bookish pair: Sculpted in cast aluminum with a bronze finish, these bookends will keep watch over your den or office. From Pottery Barn,, $79 for a set of two.

Good dog: Made by artisans in Haiti, this newspaper papier-mâché dog measures 8 inches long, 6 inches wide and 10 inches high. Priced $44 at Ten Thousand Villages, 5596 Main St., Williamsville, and

Family pet: The Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s coming for fall will include dog-theme decorative pillows. This one is priced $80.

Furry and fabulous: Frames measuring 3 inches in diameter are embellished with dog bone and collar buckle. Available in pink, ivory or tortoise for $18 each at Tis the Season Gift Shop, 15 Lincoln Road, Snyder.

Christmas in July: The Pet Set series of mouth-blown and painted glass ornaments from Poland are available in many breeds. Priced $36 each at Tis the Season Gift Shop, 15 Lincoln Road, Snyder. Each purchase benefits the Morris Animal Foundation.