|Pic's dark and grainy, but I put my ear on the top of my head. Mom's never seen me do it, and has no idea why I do that! Any of y'all do the same?|
First up we have Arja's Art, a company that makes beautifully crafted, incredibly soft nappa (reindeer, to be specific) leather dog, cat and rabbit harnesses, as well as collars (quick release buckle and martingale), leashes and adorable change purses for peeps, too. Here's a bit about Arja's company:
Arja, who's a such a sweetheart, sent me a harness, quick release collar, chain martingale and leash to review. She even sent a change purse for Mom! DM: I was so happy to get that! I've never gotten something specifically for me before for review. All of them in a beautiful shade of pink called "Cerise Pink".
The harnesses come in lots of colors, as you can see here:
I really like everything Arja made me. The leather is literally the softest, most supple leather I've ever felt. Everything was very well made, fit well, and looked great on. Arja tailors each harness to your dog's specific measurements, and is great to work with.
Really the only draw back of these harnesses is that the strap that goes across the front of the chest isn't adjustable, so it gaped a little bit on me even though the girth strap was tightened correctly. Consequently, it slide around a little.
|I'm a little on the chunky side here.|
|I have this really loose flap of skin (typical of Dachshunds and totally normal so long as it doesn't hang, which it doesn't) that harnesses always push forward, BOL.|
Lots of choices
Awesome customer service
Easy on/easy off
Chest doesn't adjust
Slips around some
I give Arja's Art 4/5 stars.
Next we have Spoiled Dog Leather, makers of pretty leather collars, leashes and ID tags. They offer many designs, so there's a style for everyone! They offer 4 standard sizes, but if your dog doesn't fit into them they make custom orders. Here's a little about them:
I was sent their "Star Burst" collar to review. It's black latigo leather, 3/4" wide, silver hardware with dark blue, light blue and clear crystals. I liked the bling, that's for sure! It seems very well made, but sadly I couldn't wear it much because it's just too big! It's for a 11-14" neck, and since my neck is a hair under 11" I had 4" of extra collar sticking out and covering part of the collar.
Lots of choices
Good customer service
Prices are inline with similar products
Custom options available
Only two widths (3/4" and 1")
Only 4 standard sizes
Now we have Petflow's Spoiled Rotten monthly subscription boxes. They offer both a dog option and a cat option, and the boxes are $24.99 a month.
I've gotten three or four subscription boxes, and the Spoiled Rotten was by far my favorite! It included 5 things: 2 bags of treats, 1 smoked pork bone (HUGE drawback for us, since these types of bones aren't safe), a bone shaped lint roller, and one of my favorite types of toys ever, Skineez!
|OMD MY FAVORITE TOYS!!!!!|
|DM: These are the best tug toys.|
|Not sure if you can tell, but I have it in my mouth. I slept with it and even carried it out to potty!|
Every edible thing included is always USA made
Cute thing for the peeps
Cute wrapping paper
One of the cheaper boxes available
Cooked bones. BIG con for us. I'd like to see the bone replaced with a toy
No customizing available (that I saw)
Next is another subscription box called Happy Dog Box. You can customize this box a bit by entering your dog's size and age, which is nice. My box came with 3 bags of treats, all natural and USA made, a bully stick, poop bags and a neat toy.
If you go to their site (link above), they're offering free boxes! All you have to do is pay S&H (there's always a catch, isn't there?).
|How freaking cute are these?!|
A good amount of stuff
Cute package filling stuff
Fairly durable (and very fun) toy
Bit pricey if you do it monthly
I'd like to see one of the treats replaced with a toy
And lastly we have Miss Flo, an Etsy shop that makes easy on/easy off harnesses and leashes. I was sent a harness in turquoise with sea green velvet padding.
The harness is, like I said, an easy on/off design. It goes over the head and buckles around the chest. All the straps are padding in a very soft velvety material so it doesn't rub. It has a handle and a floating D ring at the back.
Good customer service
Doesn't sit right behind the elbows unlike a lot of similar styles
Easy to adjust
Strap across the chest doesn't adjust, so it gaped on me
Really, really expensive
Kisses and Tail Wags,