Eco-friendly Pet Collars & Green Dog Leashes

In a previous article we spoke about the possible negative health effects of pet collars. In it I recommend walking your dog by a harness to keep prevent neck & spine injury. I do believe dog collars should be worn but for the purpose of attaching your pets id tag.

Another purpose for collars is to express their individualism. “Cuz you’ve got personality, walk, with personality, bark, with personality, love, with personality.”

Each dog is unique so why not let it shine with solid color, decorative print or reflective collars & leashes made from hemp or bamboo?!

Collars & Leashes made from reused materials

Ruffin it makes tough and durable collars and leashes. They are Made in the USA using recycled plastic water bottles and other plastics, so less energy and petro chemicals are used to produce the yarn. This helps to preserve our environment, keep trash  out of American landfills and conserve precious natural resources.

Another Company makes collars out of bottles and water based ink.  Check out the recycled chemical free collars here.

Recycled climbing rope dog collars & leashes

To make its leashes, Green Guru hacks off a section of old climbing rope with core intact. It bonds one end of the section of rope into a handle and the other into a small loop that it finishes with an accessory carabiner.

Bicycle inner tubes re-purposed into dog collars

Cycle Dog uses discarded rubber bicycle inner tubes to make its dog collars. This Portland, OR based company sews one inch and smaller webbing to sections of dead road and mountain bike tube, which, it turns out, are pretty soft against a dog’s neck, and rub less than some plain webbing collars. Plus “Rover” wont get ring around the collar.

Here is an example of one of their collars. Bottle Opener Recycled Dog Collar, Brown Camo, Large

Alternative materials: Hemp & Bamboo harness & leashes

Hemp collars feature 100% hemp webbing and contoured, quick-release hardware. They are available in 6 colors and undyed natural material.

Bamboo webbing is naturally anti-bacterial and odor resistant, more absorbent and fast drying than other natural fabrics, breathable, and 100% biodegradable! No pesticides, insecticides, or fertilizers are involved, making this the greenest fiber on Earth.

Is there an Eco requirement for pet care services?

We are a fan of Eco-friendly or green pet things but it is not a requirement to become a client. What is mandatory is that all dog walking services will be performed while your dog is on leash.


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3 Responses to “Eco-friendly pet collars & green dog leashes”

  1. Jean Ensor says:

    Is there a website where I can purchase Ruffin’it dog collars?


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