I'm not a fan of dressing up dogs in clothes. I know, I know, we've all seen Riley in a Snuggy and scarf- but that was all the name of Christmas [Side note- so EXCITED for this years card, as we get to include the new member of the family. Have to get my juices flowing...] So for me, their collar is my chance to dress them up a bit.
Originally I was going to go with a classic black leather collar. Much like this one from Martha Stewart
But after purchasing one, I decided I wanted one with a little more spunk. I also didn't think the cheap-o leather collars that I could afford would last long, and they didn't seem very comfortable. So it was back to the drawing board. I wanted a collar that had a metal belt-type buckle over the clip type. I also didn't want it adjustable. Ellie is teenie, and has quite the stop when she doesn't want to move, so I needed a collar that was going to stay put. So I started my search with an apple green color, of course.
I really liked the Hamilton collar from Amazon.com . It seemed like a cute color, and the buckle and nylon looked real sturdy. Problem was I couldn't find a leash that matched- which I sort of wanted. And, maybe not everything has to be green...
If I was a millionaire, Ellie would wear this. But, alas, $99 is about $89 too much.
LL Bean and Lands End had some cute collars, but they only had the plastic buckle type. So then I went to etsy- which always turns out to be a great idea. They had a plethora of plastic buckle adjustable collars, but one seller, Chloe's Collars had just what I was looking for! She had some great designs, such as these super girly ones:
But, I've never really been a super pink girl. So then I found this one:
And loved it! I love the colors, and I LOVED the teal. I also am going to order just a plain teal leash (the same color as the inside). She does make the same pattern for the leash, but I didn't want to be too over-the-top.
It even passed the Ryan test, so we couldn't be better!
I also needed to get a tag for her (and Riley). And of course I had specifics for that too. I really wanted a silver circle tag.
And I wanted it to be double sided so just their names were on the front, and their info on the back. [I know, who cares about stuff like this...] I also wanted Ellie's and Riley's to match, so I needed to find a place that offered different sizes. Petco and PetSmart were a no go. After a quick search online, I found this great site, TerrificPets.com where you can do just that! And for just $6.45 a pop, I ordered my two.
Once all the bling and collar arrives, I'll post a pet pic!