Amber Pye believes pet collars can be stylish and safe. With that in mind, she opened Pooch and Puddy, an Etsy boutique that carries neckwear she thoughtfully created for her own trio of furry family members: Peach the Pomeranian and kitty siblings Egon and Astrid, her Domestic Shorthairs.
The dog collars feature a design that keeps pressure off the buckle, spreading it evenly across the strongest part of the collar — the webbing — to ensure the buckle stays securely fastened at all times. Peach and her habit of pulling on the leash inspired this design choice.
Check her out in the boutique’s Ruffled Dog Collar.
Pye favors bright colors and fun fabrics for her creations, with several perfect for spring and summer. My favorites include:
I’m also digging Pye’s bow-tie accessories for collars. My Boston Terrier, Spot, would look adorable in this number.
Pye has generously offered up one of her collars to a lucky Dogster reader as this week’s Friday Freebie. To enter, post a photo of your pup in his or her current neckwear and share why you simply must have one of Pooch and Puddy’s stylish and safe designs. Is the existing collar worn and stinky? Or does your dog love to pull like Peach? Also follow the instructions below. If you want to win one of Pye’s equally stylish and safe collars for cats, enter over on Catster.
HOW TO WIN
Would you like the chance to win a Pooch and Puddy collar? If so, please do the following:
- Create a Disqus account, if you haven’t already, and include a valid email. It takes just a minute and allows you to better participate in Dogster’s community of people who are passionate about dogs. If you already have a Disqus account, check it to ensure the account includes a valid email.
- Comment below using your Disqus account and post a photo of your pup in his or her current collar, share why you simply must have a new one from Pooch and Puddy, and tell us which one you want; see the full collection. Our favorite comment wins! Note: You must be a U.S. or Canadian resident to win.
- Check your email for a “You’ve Won!” message from us after noon PST on Wednesday, March 27. We’ll give the winner two days to respond before moving on to our next favorite comment.
If you don’t score the Pooch and Puddy collar, not to worry: You still have plenty of opportunities to win other great prizes — every Friday, in fact! You also can purchase a collar through the Pooch and Puddy boutique on Etsy. The regular collars cost just $18, with the bow-tie accessories running $12.