The earthdog Hemp Martingale Collar was one of my favorite dog products of 2007, over at TheGreenists.com. And you know what? It’s still one of my favorite dog products. Argo has had his collar since July of 2007 and it’s still in fantastic shape!
We’re such big fans of earthdog, that when we adopted Stella we got her an earthdog collar too. Argo has the Dietrich, and Stella has the Astrid, if you’re curious.
Made from hemp, these collars are super durable, resist smells, and wear nicely. They’re machine washable, but I can’t say I wash them very often, since they don’t seem to get very dirty and they don’t pick up that doggie smell.
Dave and Kym Colella started earthdog fourteen years ago, when they realized that the homemade collars they created for their dogs could have a broad appeal.
“with your support we continue to strive to create unique, eco-conscious products that dogs and people alike will love. hemp, with its amazing versatility, has enabled us to create an entire product line of eco-friendly, durable goods that we are proud to offer. we gather our inspiration from our pack, 15 strong, and they never let us down. they’re all rescues from various walks of life and its misfortunes, and one way or another, have found their way to us. you’ll find their names on our collar patterns and their images throughout our line (you’re also likely to hear them barking when you call us).
at the end of the day, the cornerstone of our company remains the love of our dogs and the enrichment they add to our lives. we’re once again reminded who and what we are: a family with a family business. we trust that the dogs in your life will enjoy these offerings as much as ours do.”
earthdog is a carbon neutral company in Brentwood, TN. All products are handmade in the USA. 10% of earthdog profits go to Kody’s Fund, a program to help fund spay & neuter programs.
Each collar is named after a special pup, and you can meet the dogs behind the collars here.
earthdog has been so kind to donate a Reilley Martingale “Rescued Dog” Decorative Hemp Collar to the #DogKarma Prize Pack!
It’s pictured above as an adjustable collar, so below is a photo of what the martingale style looks like.
You can follow earthdog on their blog, Facebook, and Twitter (Kym, Dave).
You can learn more about adopting their current foster dog, Violet, here.
- Leave a comment below and tell me what dog product you can’t live without!
- For an extra entry, post or tweet about a rescue dog in your area who needs a home, (use the hashtag #DogKarma) then come back and post a link to the entry. A sample tweet is here.
Julia Munroe Martin says
My dog’s favorite food is tortillas and peanut butter, believe it or not! She runs into the kitchen whenever she hears my husband putting one together! :) (p.s. what a great cause! found you via Twitter)
Wombat Central says
Sophie the black lab’s favorite food is… everything! Some of her most favorite foods are pork chops, chicken and sweet potatoes. I think she walks around with a pork chop thought bubble over her head most days.
Since we are always on the go, I love the travel bowls I purchased from Outward Hound – they’re easy to carry along on any roadtrip.
Shadow is 9 now but when he was less than a year old he got a Tricky Treat Ball. A little bigger than a softball it has one hole that little kibble treats fall out of when he pushes it around the house with his nose. He’s had a couple of handfuls per night almost every night since we’ve had him. I think he’s addicted…Carl
Treats! I don’t leave home without them and they are in just about every room of the house. Also my slip leads. They are everywhere too. So handy on the go and going to a from class. But mostly I can’t live without my dogs. They mean the world to me.
Heather Collins says
We love Cocotherapy coconut oil at our house. My 3 terriers got nuts for it and it has a whole list of health benefits!
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My dogs’ favorite toy that they can play with together or separately is the Premier Pet Products Pogo Plush Slap Happy Dog Toy (it’s like a fuzzy amoeba thing with lots of legs). It squeaks but not excessively/annoyingly; the squeaker is hard to kill (in 6 months, my pro-toy-killer standard poodle has yet to kill this one); it’s light enough my pomeranian can fling it around and play fetch with himself; and the dogs chew on it and play tug-o-war with it a lot without much damaging it. And it’s machine washable! My parents got one for their greyhound too and she also seems to prefer it over her other toys (except a Kong stuffed with peanut butter lol).
But on a more serious note, the one product (besides good food and vet care) I wouldn’t have any well-loved dog (which ideally they all should be!) go without is a microchip with up-to-date contact info. I’ve been lucky never to have lost any of my dogs, but if I ever did lose them, I would want them to have the best possible chance of being reunited with their family.
The dog products i can’t live without are probably my dog’s plush toys and his snacks because those are two things that really bring him joy. :)
http://twitter.com/#!/lezlarina/status/120544379311108097 Cleo, Pointer Mix, SF,CA. Sweet, playful girl.
This is Agnes & we are going to meet her Tuesday to see if she’d be a good fit as a pal for our Emma. http://twitter.com/#!/KMondayMartinez/status/120612741483466752 Spent an hour or so talking w/her foster mom this afternoon :)
Ali @Twotailsmattali says
I would have to say the dog product I cant live without and recommend to everyone would be the crate!! Kylie is almost 5 yrs but she LOVES her crate and Jimmy is starting to find it’s not so bad. Whenever we travel we throw the crates in the car with us and I know they are safe and happy wherever we end up!
Ali @Twotailsmattali says
Whoops- I didnt realize we were supposed to tweet about a dog who needs a home. I just tweeted about the contest and then again about Ringo a poor pup who has been at my local shelter for a very long time waiting for his forever home!
laureen sonia says
My Rescue Yorkies can not live with out our love for one..Second: Their favorite, Wellness beef or Blue Yogurt and Banana treats!! they love them!!