Nola and I are very excited to do this review! We are absolutely thrilled with our experience with Bretta, the owner of Puddle Jumper Pups.
As you know, Nola and I are always very honest in our reviews, and when we're thrilled with a shop, you'll know it!
A little bit about the aforementioned Bretta, owner of Puddle Jumper Pups, and her two beautiful dogs, Millie and Otto:
About the shop:
About Bretta and her family:
My husband and I have 2 dogs, Millie and Otto. Since we do not have any children yet, these dogs are absolutely our little family members. They are our babies!
Millie is the oldest. She is a 3 year old yellow lab/greyhound mix. Her personality is super spunky and mischievous! She is a master of escape and usually always the brains behind all the messes that I have come home to over the years. “Oh Millie!” has been one of the phrases that I have said more times than I care to count. I can’t tell you how many times we have rushed her to the emergency vet as a result of her curious nature! It’s a good thing she’s cute, because the girl is too inquisitive for her own good!
Otto is the little brother. He is a 2 year old catahoula/lab mix. Unlike Millie, Otto rarely gets into trouble. His personality is goofy and shy. Although it takes a while for him to warm up to you, when he does he is your absolutely your best friend. He is nearly 100lbs, but in his mind he’s a lap dog. I can always count on him for some snuggle time!
My husband is in the U.S. Navy, so we move a lot. Millie and Otto have been everywhere with us!They are not only good companions, but they are troopers when it comes to travel. This past August we drove cross-country with them in the backseat of our little scion coupe. They did great!
Millie and Otto not only inspire my everyday personal life, but also my work life. Because of them I am always coming up with new collar designs and styles. Otto, especially, helps me to develop the more durable designs because he is hard on collars and leashes! I am so thankful I have these little guys in my life and I don’t know what we’d do without them! :0)
|How beautiful are these two?|
On to the review!
Puddle Jumper Pups is an Etsy shop that sells collars, leashes and key fobs (so THAT'S what those are called!) that are not only beautiful and stylish, but are functional and durable and to top all that off, very reasonably priced. Puddle Jumper Pups offers fast shipping (I believe Bretta shipped out Nola's collar on Friday, and we received on Monday), styles to fit every pup and peep, monogramming and incredible customer service. More on that in a bit.
We received the beautiful Girly Polka Dot Turquoise Collar, and Bretta included the matching 5ft leash, which I was not expecting! I thought we'd only recieve a collar, and was SO happy to open the package (well, Mom opened it since I don't have thumbs) to find the gorgeous matching leash. Thank you, Bretta!
|Open it, already!|
My collar had my name embroidered on it in a beautiful shade of pink that perfectly matched the quick release buckle and complimented the turquoise perfectly. The embroidery is very exact, and very strong. It's not going anywhere!
|The colors look great with my rich red/brown fur.|
The collar seems very sturdy and well made. However, I can't say from personal experience how strong it is, since I'm walked on a harness and I'm generally polite and don't pull on leash. Mom did give it a good yanking, and it held up perfectly.
I can tell you though that the leash is quite strong! Mom used it on Auggie, who is quite the puller.
|Aw, is she not the cutest thing ever?|
|Something we are LOVING is the Rubit clip. It makes switching collars so much easier!|
|I am not walked on a collar, this is just for photo purposes.|
Incredible customer service
Tons of options, including pink quick release buckles :)
Custom orders available
Made in the USA
Each item is handmade to order
Made of cotton, not nylon so it's gentle on sensitive skin
Only issue I've noticed is the collar is somewhat difficult to adjust at first, but (as Bretta assured me) it will soften with wear.
Why Puddle Jumper Pups customer service is awesome, by Dachshund Mommy:
I was so excited when I checked the mail yesterday and found that Nola's new collar and leash set had arrived. After opening the package and taking many pictures, I adjusted it so it'd fit Nola. I was very disappointed to find that in order to have the ideal "2 finger fit", the sliding thing that adjusts the collar (don't you love my technical terms?) was directly over where Nola's name was embroidered, making it next to impossible to read.
I contacted Bretta, and let her know that I'd received the collar and the issues I had with the slider and name placement. I asked her if it was something normal, because as always I want to give a fair and honest review. She replied back within half an hour, telling me that it was not normal at all and apologized profusely for the mishap. She then told me that she would make Nola another collar, totally free of charge. I was stunned! You almost never see customer service like that. I will definitely recommend and shop at Puddle Jumper Pups!
Puddle Jumper Pups has generously offered one (1) lucky viewer their own monogrammed collar and matching leash from their 2013 Spring Collection, which consists of the colors Coral Polkadot, Turquoise Polkadot, Coral Chevron, Turquoise Chevron, Grey Chevron and Spring Floral.
|From the top down, and LtoR:|
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me which color you would choose if you win, and what name you'd put on the collar. A winner will be selected on Friday, and will be contacted with Bretta's info so they can arrange their order.
What's great about this issue is that it's open to everyone, not just US residents!
Overall, Mom and I give Puddle Jumper Pups 4 paws up and 5 out of 5 stars. Head over to Puddle Jumper Pups, and tell em Nola sent ya! Puddler Jumper Pups also has a Facebook page, which you can check out here.
Kisses and Tail Wags and Hugs,
Dachshund Nola and Dachshund Mommy
PS: Sorry if the pictures suck; I used full manual mode and the lighting wasn't great.