Category Archives: Designer Dog Collars

we’re blushing

This season’s quietest trending color is blush pink, and we’ve totally fallen for everything soft pink and coral – they pair so well with all of the gold and brass we’ve been collecting lately, and conjures up a bit of romance just in time for the chilly months.


1. Dear Santa-dog, please bring me this Blush Leather and Rope Dog Leash from theAtlanticOcean, and the matching iphone case too. I’ve been very very good, though my dog, not so much…

2. I’m obsessed with the work of Kari Herer, someday the Mod-Dogs will commission a custom portrait of our dear dox…

3. Ok, this Pink and Stripes designer dog bed is so droolworthy, I can see it in an urban loft or mid-century decor, and the generous size is a major bonus.

4. And when they’re ready for their treats this fun hand-thrown Treat Jar by Symmetrical Pottery kinda says it all.

5. We had to take this blush pink mania on with some new prints, here’s a mod little westie – do you L-O-V-E?

6. So sweet in cashmere and faux fur, the Luxy Sweater Coat couldn’t be more luxe and snuggly.

7. When your collar needs a little primp, we love these blush pink pet tags at zazzle >

cute alert: Emma and Furrends personalized pet ID tags

fresh from Vancouver BC, these super sweet pet tags from Emma & Furrends, they are custom crafted from stainless steel and then deep laser engraved with your pet’s info, and the design and typography on these tags is just so smart. love! Featured below, the Corgi pet tag, Shiba Inu, Dachshund, Schnauzer and Poodle, check them out for many more dogs and cats.


etsy finds: turning purple and loving lavender

So I know that amethyst is February’s birthstone, and we’re headed into spring, but I’m still obsessed with all things violet…

etsy finds : purple and violet


1. Just the right mix of tribal trend and comfy, this Purple and Red Geometric Dog Bed from Fillydog

2. Make mine the Purple Diamond Argyle Inspired Dog Collar by ZaleyDesigns — with a super sturdy metal buckle, and matching leash.

3. Oh my wise little pet, you deserve a hand painted wood Owl Pet ID Tag from Cropscotch

4. Let’s tie one on with Seersucker Pet Bow Tie in Lavender from MeandMatilda (great for dog-ringbearers…)

5. We’d fit right in at South by Southwest in this Starlight Handmade Leather Dog Collar by MarlonBrandLeather

6. To the cat-cave! This just looks so snug in purrr-ple… A Hand Felted Cat Bed in Purple by LoveCatCaves

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Meet Hiro+Wolf

Say hello to our new friends across the pond — Hiro+Wolf and their gorgeous line of designer dog collars and leashes. The story: founders Amy and Bee met while walking their dogs (Hiro and Wolf of course) in London Fields. Their background in fashion, design, and handcraft is obvious – they bring a freshness to each design and thoughtful quality details — we especially appreciate the leather  reinforcements and sturdy construction, and the geometric designs are  chic without being frilly.


H+W is offering our readers Free Shipping (for a limited time)! Use code SHIPFREE4MODDOG when you check out from their Etsy Shop, and then email us a picture of your pet wearing one of their collars! (Ok, that’s optional, but come on, we want to see pictures…)

dog milk and blanket id team up

Two of our favorites – Dog Milk and blanketID have teamed up to design the Dog Milk Donation by Design Collection — a few swank dog tags, with  smart technology, with proceeds going to benefit some great charities. blanketID tags are connected to your pet’s profile online, you can send their vital information in an immediate ‘Missing Pet’ broadcast to local shelters, animal hospitals, rescues, SPCA locations, and other blanket ID members in your area. You can also print your own lost/stolen pet posters and, when your pet is notified as found using a smartphone, you can receive a GPS map and driving instructions to that location.

We’re diggging the Diamond tags designed by Dog Milk founder and editor of Design Milk, Jaime Derringer, and since geometrics are hot, the Wink pattern  designed by Dog Milk Managing Editor Capree Kimball, is so cute and current.

Even better: $5 from the sale of each and every tag goes to charity (plus, an on-going portion of any membership fees, yes, the blanketID tag system has recurring fees to keep your data online). The charities are: HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue in New Jersey (Diamond tags) and Friends of Animals Utah (Wink tags). Both organizations do great work in bringing awareness to local communities as well as finding safe and loving homes for animals in need.


new collars for high visibility


Here’s a dog collar and leash that might actually make you safer on the road!  If you’ve ever walked the dog on a busy street at night, you’ll get this story —

3 years ago the founder of PupProtector was the victim of a hit and run driver while walking his dog…and in the aftermath he decided to do something about it. Check out a sweet video with more of the story here >  Their solution: ultra-bright lighted LED leashes and collars to help you and your dog be as visible as possible wherever you go together! While we haven’t seen these collars in person, (they are currently in crowdsourcing mode) between the LED lights and the sleek all-weather materials, they look thoughtfully designed and we’re totally digging the light-up leashes!

Find out more and reserve your collar at PupProtector >

trend alert: tribal

Today’s trend alert: tribal patterns are so hot for spring and we’re just loving these hand-beaded dog collars and leashes by The Kenyan Collection. Each collar is hand-crafted by Maasai artisans in Kenya, Africa and while we haven’t had a chance to handle them in person yet, the leathers look sturdy and the craftsmanship looks clean and strong.

Tribal Beaded Collars by the Kenyan Collection


The story of The Kenyan Collection is a beautiful one too, and we love supporting companies with a conscience– check out the entire collar collection on Glamour Mutt and treat your pup to a splash of color and pattern for spring.

p.s. Do you have a hand-beaded collar from the Kenyan Collection? Tell us how you like it!