Win a Set of Collars, Bows or Flowers from Barking in the Rain! ($90 value)


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.tiki-collar-flower-red

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.

About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • dawn rasor

    I like the collar flowers, either the green with white polkadots or one of the plaids.

  • Janette Hartje

    With the Fourth of July coming up soon, I like the Stars n’ Stripes Bowtie for my lil’ Pug, he’d look so handsome 🙂

  • Lynda Cook

    I like the
    Flower Dog Collar Small Medium Large Collar with Removable Pink Flower, but then there is so many more that I like too

  • Kristen

    I like the orange & white chevron collar.

  • SGilbert

    I LOVE the Dog Bow Tie Collar / Collar Accessory /Brown and Beige

  • Elena Maria

    I like the Dog Flower Collars. Especially the ones made with red fabrics. That collar pops on my dog’s fur.

  • Angie Fiack

    I loved them all, but if I had to pick just one , it would be the Dog Bow Tie / Lady Bug!

  • Shelley Joy P

    My favorite is the Flower Dog Collar Small Collar with Removable Pink Flower. So cute!!

  • Theresa Spaid

    I think the red bow tie collar with white dots would look cute on my Shunti girl.

  • Danielle E

    I like the

    Dog Collar with Bow Tie.Red in the red bandana pattern

  • Linda Szymoniak

    Each of my five Treeing Walker Coonhounds has their own “signature” color. My senior girl, Suki’s, is red and she’s in need of a new collar. I’d love the Plaid Adjustable Dog Collar in large for her.

  • kay

    I like the
    Pink collar with bowtie / polka dot

  • Helga

    I like the lady bug design for my rottie to enhance her feminine side.

  • Christine Aiello

    I like the Dog Collar Flower / Black and White / Attached with Velcro

  • i like the Dog Bow Tie Collar / Blue Argyle / Removable Bowtie

  • Kaylee Kuroski

    I like the Blue Dog Collar Flower with Rhinestone Button.

  • Cara LeAnn Harmon

    Black dog collar with flower, flower has colorful flower print 🙂

  • All of the bowties and accessories are adorable! It’s hard to choose just one! The flower collar is beautiful! And the Spring Bow Tie Collar is adorable too!

  • januarywins

    I like the lady bug bow tie!

  • Wen Budro

    My favorite is the black and white dog collar and bow tie set….too cute.

  • Deanna

    I like the
    Flower Dog Collar Medium with Removable Pink Flower.

  • Jennifer

    The argyle bow tie!

  • Arik Issan

    red polka dot bow collar is nice

  • Phoenixtl

    Yellow polka dot flower.

  • Jennifer Leigh Dace

    I like the orange polka dot and the colorful wave. The red/white stripe bowtie is cute too.

  • Veronica Valdez

    I really like the flower dog collar.

  • Karen Kamys-Kane

    very cute

  • Debbie Baker

    the flowers are super cute

  • Julie Price

    I love the Flower Dog Collar Small Medium Large Collar with Removable Pink Flower. Cute!

  • Margie Rohauer

    i like the blue and white collar small medium and large

  • Tamara Ackley

    The bow ties are cute! I was just telling my son about the ties for dogs. Southern men are wearing them as hot fashion. Pink for girl dogs!

  • Sarah

    I think Hamlet, my Dachshund, would look smart in the blue argyle bow tie. Daphne, my Chiweenie, would look cute with the peach polka dots. I love that you can mix and match them!

  • CK

    The flower collar is awesome! It would look beautiful on our Jozi girl during her photo shoots!

  • Roseanne Coggan

    The flower collar would look great on my girls

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I love the green adjustable bow tie collar!

  • Cathy Anderson Burnett

    I love the large white polka dot bowtie!

  • Jennifer Reed

    My favorite item from the Barking in the Rain shop is the
    Dog Bow Tie Collar Small Medium Large Adjustable Green Bowtie Collar.

  • Shelly PoochparkWear

    Red Polka Dot flower collar

  • Laura N Carolina

    I commented on Pintrest and Facebook. I have three dogs and would love to mix and match!

  • katsrus

    I like the Green Bowtie Collar

  • Karen Matlock

    I love the red bandana collar and bow tie!

  • CK

    We like the red flower and polkadot collar!

  • LyricInTime2803

    I like the blue argyle bow tie.

  • Jasmine Patterson

    I love the
    Blue Argyle Dog Bow Tie Small Medium Large Elegant Double Stacked Fabric Bowtie!