We love to dress up our girls with pretty collars and accessories. As you know, Irie and Tiki don’t like to wear clothes but pretty collars are my favorite way to dress them up for special occasions.
Last week we took them to Port Aransas, Texas for a little vacation (before summer prices set in!) Irie and Tiki each got to wear some new handmade collars and collar accessories from Barking in the Rain, an Etsy store with a super cute assortment of collars, collar flowers, and collar bow ties for your dog.
Now, you might think that these pretty collars and accessories are just for aesthetics, and there’s no doubt that’s true. Their colorful colors and accessories dressed up our vacation photos.
But Irie and Tiki’s pretty collars, bow ties, and collar flowers also served another purpose: they make both our large dogs look more friendly. During our vacation, we were staying at a hotel, visiting public parks, and eating at outdoor restaurants already packed with seasonal travelers. As large (55- and 65-pound) dogs, I know that some people might look at them and feel a little concerned. While both dogs have excellent manners, I don’t want strangers to feel concerned. A colorful collar flower makes both girls look happy and friendly. Even our hotel’s manager commented on how pretty both girls looked in their holiday attire.
Also, in the event your dog is ever lost from you, think how much friendlier and approachable your dog looks in a happy collar with a fun accessory. A big, mixed breed dog no longer looks like a stray, which some people might find of concern, but looks like a lost member of the family to be approached and helped.
Would you like the chance to win a set of collars and collar accessories from Barking in the Rain? One lucky winner will receive:
- 3 sets of collars with either bow ties or with flowers
- 3 separate bow ties or 3 separate flowers which can be easily attached (with two Velcro stripes) to any collar
The total value of this prize package is $90 and products are available from x-small to x-large! A big paws up for Barking in the Rain for their pretty handmade collars and collar accessories!
How to Enter
You’ll find several ways to enter in the widget below; good luck!
This giveaway is sponsored by Barking in the Rain; the prizes will be shipped directly to the winner by the sponsor.