GIVEAWAY: Waggiwear Goes Beyond Collars and Leashes

Linda Brown has never met my foster dog but in a rather direct way, she touches him every day.

She made his collar.

Charlie Machete wears waggiwear

Charlie Machete in the “dante” design.

Linda’s handiwork (literally the work of her hands) graces the necks of dogs all over the world.

She’s the designer behind waggiwear™ collars and leashes, a cheery line of colorful pet accessories handmade in Mission, Kansas.

Prior to meeting Linda, I had never purchased a handmade collar for a dog. When it comes to dog accessories, I tend to opt for utility over fashion.

I hate to see my rough and tumble pups destroy something beautiful.

However, I noticed the durability of waggiwear collars on other dogs. And after Charlie Machete returned from his failed adoption, I felt the need to celebrate him with an accessory that would help catch people’s eyes.

So, I reached out to Linda.

She met me at a coffee shop, and I bought the “dante,” a beautiful blue collar named after a dog that belongs to Amy of Fido Fetch Photography.

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Although he hasn’t found a forever family yet, the pop of blue against Charlie Machete’s coal black coat never fails to earn him attention at adoption events and anywhere he meets people for the first time.

What impresses me most about waggiwear, though, is the fact that the collar never slips off his head.

Prior to outfitting him in waggiwear, this was a serious problem in our household.

I can think of at least three separate occasions when I grabbed Charlie Machete by his old, cheap buckle collar, he wiggled his head out of it and rushed immediately into a tangle or the street.

This never happens anymore.

I can honestly say that since he began wearing it every day, Charlie Machete’s waggiwear collar has saved us a lot of trouble, if not his life.

We don’t have one yet, but Linda also makes leashes to match the waggiwear collars. And she debuts fresh designs of all her products throughout the year, including around holidays, such as Valentine’s Day.

Karma leash by waggiwear

Karma leash by waggiwear

Waggiwear isn’t just for dogs, either.

Last year, Linda introduced an accessory for dog moms – wristlets.

These handy items are available in the same designs as the collars and leashes. They’re ideal to use for your keys, or to turn almost anything into something with a wrist strap that just happens to match what your dog is wearing.

waggiwear wristlet

“sweetie pie” and “lover boy” wristlets

If you think these wristlets are super cute, then you’re in luck…

One lucky Wayward Dogs reader (with a U.S. mailing address) will win your choice of a “sweetie pie” or “lover boy” wristlet.

********To his giveaway is now closed. To see the winner’s name, follow this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Whether or not you enter the giveaway, check out the waggiwear website. You might even recognize the handsome dog on the homepage! (Hint: It’s Charlie Machete!)

For even more fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers, check out my Valentine’s Day gift guide!

This post and giveaway is sponsored by waggiwear.

About Crystal K. Wiebe

I live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.

Posted on January 28, 2013, in Contest, Dogs, Dogtography, Machete and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. Aw no, I can’t enter. Would love one of those, especially if the dog can’t pull their head out (that’s an issue I have with Litchi). They look great.

  2. Gotta get a Chloe collar and I like lover boy too.

  3. I love Charlie’s collar – and every other collar on the website! Linda is so talented!

  4. Love the Juliette; Fresh and Feminine without being over the top too girly!

  5. I love the Dante collar. We are getting ready to bring home our new rescue and it would look great on him!

  6. I love the sweet pea design! It’s adorable! :)

  7. I’m likin the sock monkey collar. Wonder if she makes a Boo size?

    • I make collars to fit any size. From itty-bitties to GIANT. Not sure what a “Boo” size is, but I bet I have that size selection on the website. I gladly adjust width or length to fit your pup as well if you are looking for something not listed. Thanks Shawn! : )

  8. I love the looks of those collars. I’m always trying to find a balance of great looking collars that I like for Ray and making sure they aren’t too “girly” per my husband. :-)

  9. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Just in case you are wondering, I do offer a variety of sizes on the website to fit ANY pup, and I will happily ship anywhere! : )

  10. What great collars! Our newest little one needs a fun new collar…off to shop!

  11. I’m loving the sweet pea design… that’s my nickname for Dottie.

  12. May have to get my baby (adopted two years ago April, Great Pyrenees/Lab, from FOPAS)!

  13. I just came onto your post and found it quite interesting. I am also associated with Head collars ,Lead ropes,Haynets,BOOTS AND BANDAGES,Sheepskin girth sleeves ,Gp saddlecloths,Fly masks,Dressage saddle cloths,HORSE WEAR and love to enjoy the stuff on the same as its rarely found on internet. Thanks again for writing such a good post.

  14. the sweet pea design

  15. I love the supermodel they have on their homepage!

  16. No more than an Hour ago I just find your blog via Pintrest. And I really like it. I was seeing the veggie treats, and I will defiantly try them for Batman (my siberian). That’s how I get to this page, and reading it i’m loving the fact that the dog can’t pull their head out. I have that problem with Batman and his collar is from “Kong”. I saw the site, and she have a lot of collars that I really like! I might actually go crazy lol.
    I love the:
    -luke
    -Monster mug (This is my favorite)
    -lover boy
    -ringo
    -sock mokey

    • Thank you so much for stopping by! I am glad you found some helpful information and ideas in my posts. Good luck with Batman. The waggiwear collars are definitely a great help for slippery heads. The key is in the martingale design. (Also available from other brands, but, obviously, I’m a bit of a waggiwear lover.)

  17. I love the juliette design, would look great on my Zuzu!

  18. mary fanara coleman

    I love the collar Sweetie Pie..

  19. Love the sock monkey line!

  20. I love the Cinnamon collar!

  21. i like the ‘cinnamon’ collar. it would look really cute on my zamies.

  22. I’m a fan of the sweet pea design

  23. Melissa Hartley

    Love this item:
    sweetie pie

    Thank you :)

  24. i enjoy sammy a lot!

  25. They are all so awesome that is hard to chose just one! I like Kama because I love red :)

  26. The chloe design is cute, but since my dogs are both black, I think the dante would look best on them

  27. I like the ringo print :)

  28. I like the cinnamom collar

  29. I like the sweetie pie collar

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