Edison Nation, which works with manufacturers and retailers to find and deploy product innovations, is now taking submissions for pet products from everyday people on behalf of PetSmart Inc., according to an Edison Nation press release.

Now through July 9 on Edison Nation's website , anyone with an innovative idea for interactive pet toys and products can submit to PetSmart's "Live Product Search" query .

"We specifically hope to discover interactive pet toys and products that help keep house pets of all ages, shapes and sizes entertained by their pet parents or while they are temporarily away," said Bruce Richardson, PetSmart spokesman. "There's a huge demand for products that will keep pets happy, occupied and distracted from possibly more destructive behavior."