Lovely and luxurious, all of these neck pieces look pretty stylish to me. Granted, we're not the ones wearing it (but we are the ones buying) so, if your pooch likes texture, check out three alligator-inspired collars. Whether they're mock croc or the real thing, I'm not telling . . . but can you tell just by looking? There's hundreds of dollars of difference between them, so find out the prices when you read more
There's a new collar in town from Wonderdog – hello, little Birdie. No tweet tweeting here but your pup (who's naturally getting a new collar for his Spring collection) should go cuckoo for these three items.
Featuring blue birds, red birds or pink birds, I love the contrasting background colors for each, sure to pop on coats of all colors. My only complaint: no harnesses for my smooshy . . . but they've got matching leashes ($36) to make high-flying sets for all the collar-wearers out there.
Whether your furry friend rides in a belt harness or a car seat while on road trips, I wanted to point out a quick tip for safety. Even if you prefer collars for walking, don't clip these to a seat belt or car seat attachment.
Personally, I don't believe in traveling with an unsecured pet period and, under no circumstances, should you drive around with a restraining device attached to your dog's collar. (I don't need to give you the graphic visual, but I'm sure you can picture what happens if you slam on the brakes.) Next time you're ready to hit the road, stock a harness just in case or, invest in a special version that attaches straight to the car safety device from your walk time, too!
When I think of Lilly Pulitzer, I envision matching outfits for kids and moms, not necessarily dog accessories. However, for their 50th anniversary, they're teaming up with one of my favorite pet brands, Mascot, to create a special line of collars and leashes for furry friends instead.
Offered in two trademark patterns – Lobster Pot and Party Patch – put a spring in your pup's step with these springy designs. Check out the offerings in the widget below.
We were already a fan of their pet tees, so I was happy to see American Apparel now branch out into other dog goodies. In line with the company's people picks, they chose bold colors for the furry friends in your life – select The Dog Collar ($15) and The Dog Leash ($12) in these contrasting combos (if you're into the matching thing).
Both collars and leashes come in three different sizes for lil pups to big dogs and, at these prices, you may even pick up a couple spare sets, too.
It's hip to be green – and I don't mean the color! Although I love the hue, it's more about the principal of going green these days, and there's one company that wants to dress your dogs up in their eco-tastic love: Wagging Green. Making fun and earth-friendly pet products out of highly sustainable bamboo, they aren't only saving the planet, but they are proactive about giving back: Five percent of each purchase goes to conservation causes!
I like the playful designs of their doggie collars, but Wagging Green offers up cat collars, tees, and ID tags as well. Plus, if you've previously purchased a Wagging Green collar and want a new one to freshen up that seasonal wardrobe, they'll take Fido's used collar back, and create a brand new one from the old hardware in the pattern of your choosing. What a way to recycle! This is one company (and cause) that I can definitely bark about!
My pal likes to bring Io to the DIY bath station at a local pet shop but complained to me that her dog's collar always gets all wet (during the washing process) and smelly (during the drying process). So I recommended this chic Dublin Dog version instead.
Made of a polymer blend (read: rubbery), they don't absorb moisture, retain dirt, or harbor bacteria when they get soiled or soaked. There's quite the selection from shamrocked Lots o' Luck to swirly whirly Kaleidoscope and my prepster pup even has an Arrrgyle one in his collection. Whether you're taking a swimming trip to the beach or using it with bathing tethers right in your own tub, these collars make a great addition to the rotation!
I was already a big fan of Wonderdog, especially since they make cute walking harnesses (which are way harder to locate for those noncollar wearing pups). Now I'm loving their warm, earthy-toned additions for Fall so much that I've picked my three favorite styles below. Don't worry matching fans, they stock coordinating leashes, too!
I love finding celebrity pets' goodies, and it's rare when I'm not 100 percent sure if I've IDed it. So I'm letting you make the call – this Louis Vuitton Monogram Baxter Dog Leash ($330) is currently sold out online but from the product picture and my zoomed-in one of her mini Doxie, the pattern's outline appears slightly off, no?
Both pups have matchy matchy collar and leashes – that would total $1,290 if the real thing – in addition to ones that match each other, making this quite the upgrade from the Puppia/bandana combo we've spotted in the past.
Either way, I love seeing her and boyfriend, Albert Hammond Jr., snuggle and kiss (!) the dogs in a cute gallery I've shared when you read more
I know I'm biased here, but I love the product names for Gwen Gear. Based here in San Francisco, the company's collars and leashes are named after streets and neighborhoods in the city by the bay. The company began when the owners got a cutie patootie English Bulldog named – you guessed it – Gwen and were inspired to create this line for their beloved pooch and their beloved city. Check out some of my fave designs below.