05/10/2011 at 06:00 PM EDT
We all know who man's best friend is. But an even better friend at 6 a.m. when your beloved pooch needs a walk? Coffee.
Oregon-based entrepreneur Kara Wahlstrom has developed the Hot Joe Jacket
($10), a new eco-friendly cup cover that keeps your coveted brew warm as you hit the sidewalk each morning. The reusable, reversible Velcro jacket wraps around your coffee cup just like the disposable kind, but they come in a variety of dog-themed patterns which are guaranteed to cheer up any morning grump.
It'll keep a smile on the faces of early risers – and, with a portion of proceeds going to local animal shelters, it helps pets in need, too. See more pet products on PEOPLEPets.com:Sweet Bird Necklaces and Collars Help Displaced Pets in JapanREVIEW: Planet Dog's Wood Chuck Should Chuck Tennis Balls, Too