Tuesday, April 19, 2011

If It Barks: Feature Review

Part of the fun of adopting a new puppy is getting to load up on lots of fun supplies! Ripley's foster mom and dad sent him home to us with a basic red harness and leash (which look smashing on him btw), but I wanted to jazz things up a bit with colors and patterns. If It Barks allowed me to do just that when they sent me a custom collar and leash in their Outback pattern. The Outback pattern is a beautiful red, orange, and brown stripe, and honestly, is stunning!

Nicole Robbins, Creative Director and Founder of If It Barks, is wonderful to work with! She asked questions about my pup and my preferences in pattern and informed me how to get the right fit for Ripley. After sending Nicole Ripley's neck size, she determined that he would need a custom size and also suggested an aluminum quick release. She then informed me that the custom order was being sent to her seamstress and would arrive once it was finished. I expected this to take a couple of weeks, yet the collar and matching leash arrived in less than one week.

If It Barks offers collars and leashes in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns. For smaller dogs (like Ripley) there are narrow collars and leashes (3/4" wide) These collars and leashes are lightweight, and made of strong materials which are sized for your small dog. Tis size is recommended for the teacup Yorkies, Chihuahua, Italian Greyhound, Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier and other small dog breeds. You can also purchase the standard 1" width collar and leash, of for larger dogs, If It Barks offers 1.5" collars and matching leashes. In addition to width choices, you may also choose either a standard quick release collar or a martingale collar.

Something really unique about If It Barks is its Hardware RePawsTM Program. For those dogs who have outgrown their collars, owners can sand in their used If It Barks hardware and receive 25% off their next order. Isn't that great? Not only are you protecting our environment by recycling, you are saving money too!

Ripley's new If It Barks collar and leash are beautiful! (In the photo to the right, you can see the leash. The collar is hidden by all his hair.) The craftsmanship is exceptional, and the service has been perfect. I have received numerous compliments on them. I cannot wait to order the matching harness! (I have been informed that harnesses are in the product development stage. YAY!)

I highly recommend If It Barks to all who want classy, unique designs for their dog. You will not regret your purchase.

The product(s) provided for the review were sent to me free of charge from the company or the PR agency. The product(s) offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and not by any means influenced by any other part.


teacup yorkies said...

Something really unique about If It Barks is its Hardware RePawsTM Program.

If It Barks said...

teacup - thanks for the kudos! We are always looking for ways to keep our best friend's footprints on the planet as small and gentle as possible.