By Sharon Gomes Thomas
Does you pooch have a leather dog collar,â€ â€¬well that’s not really animal friendly,â€ â€¬when you think about it.â€ â€¬Fabric dog collarâ€? â€¬Apparently it’s a bacteria breeding ground.â€ â€¬Although handmade ones are pretty chic like favorites made byâ€ â€¬Lucky Fionaâ€ (â€¬find it onâ€ â€¬www.etsy.comâ€)â€¬.â€ â€¬Nylonâ€? â€¬Fashionableâ€? â€¬Well,â€ â€¬that depends,â€ â€¬as long as it’s not fluorescentâ€! â€¬Shudderâ€! â€¬So what’s aâ€ â€¬trendy dog to do this holiday seasonâ€? â€¬Go Green of courseâ€! â€¬Organic and recycled materials are the way to go.
Get an urban and smart looking eco-friendly rubber collar made from bicycle inner tubes.â€ â€¬Black latex looks good,â€ â€¬surprisinglyâ€! â€¬These collars can be found onâ€ â€¬Etta Saysâ€ â€¬(www.ettasays.comâ€) â€¬with stitching in three colors,â€ â€¬Cool Blue,â€ â€¬Red Hot and Mellow Yellow.
Do your bit forâ€ â€¬plastic bottleâ€ â€¬recycling by getting a very handsomeâ€ â€¬houndstoothâ€ (â€¬is there a pun hereâ€?) â€¬collar.â€ â€¬Made from recycled bottles right here inâ€ â€¬theâ€ â€¬USA,â€ â€¬the rugged polyester can hold upâ€ â€¬toâ€ â€¬abuse from the most active dog.â€ â€¬Sizes from Small to Extra Large can be found atâ€ â€¬Proper Petâ€ (â€¬www.properpet.comâ€)
Cats can get in on the Green action too.â€ â€¬Wagging Greenâ€ (â€¬www.wagginggreen.comâ€) â€¬has natural fiber collars.â€ â€¬This collection featuresâ€ â€¬natural,â€ â€¬non-dyed bamboo webbing made into dog collars,â€ â€¬cat collars,â€ â€¬harnesses and leashes.â€ â€¬It’s the softest collarâ€ â€¬anywhere,â€ â€¬and best of all its completely hypoallergenic for those super sensitive pets.â€ â€¬The natural collection is available in buckle and martingale dog collars,â€ â€¬leashes,â€ â€¬and harnesses.
Get high on hemp withâ€ â€¬Planet Dog and their cozy fleece lined hemp collar fromâ€ â€¬Reiâ€ (â€¬http://www.Rei.comâ€)â€¬.â€ â€¬Made of naturally dyed hemp,â€ â€¬one of the strongest natural fabrics,â€ â€¬these collars will withstand salt water,â€ â€¬mud puddles and snowâ€ â€¬–â€ â€¬perfect for the winter dog.â€ â€¬These collars come in delicious colors like soft purple and apple green.
Getting collared into the Green Movement is really simple after all.