There is a purposeful thought process that goes into every product we design. Quality of materials and craftsmanship when paired with optimum fit, function and timeless style create a piece of rebel wear that will make you and your dog very happy. This is the story of how the safety leash came to be.
On New Years Day a 15-pound Klee Kai named Giovanni and his owner set out on a walk in their rural community as they often do. Gio wore a nylon harness as he usually does and everything seemed destined to start out January on the right foot. But the turn of events that happened on this ordinary walk turned the next four days into a living nightmare. As they walked in the distance Gio's owner saw a group of bike riders with bigger dogs approaching and knowing that her little dog is a bit wary of people and dogs she went to cross the street, assuming Gio was right behind her. As she looked back to reassure him she watched in terror as Gio effortlessly backed out of his harness and darted into the woods.
In an instant her heart sank. She knew his skittish nature and fearful demeanor would make him nearly impossible to coax back to her. He was in coyote county now, and he was all alone. A little dog up against wild animals and cold winter nights. She immediately went to work doing everything she could think of to find him. Her community of dog loving friends came together to look for Gio and over the next 96 hours would cover a great amount of ground searching every tree, rock, and possible crevice. His desperate momma didn't sleep or stop for four days as she searched sun up to long after sun down.
On the third day search dogs were brought in along with a pet detective but to no avail. As the outcome began to look less and less hopeful a phone call came in, a resident who has seen the missing dog flier called saying he believed Giovanni was on his property. The resident admitted he had originally thought Gio was a coyote but after seeing the flier put the facts together and quickly realized that this was the dog they were searching for. Gio was finally rescued, albeit 2 pounds lighter and sustaining several puncture wounds which appeared to have come from a much larger dog, he was at least alive.
After the relief had set in his owner contacted us to come up with a set-up for walking that her escape artist Giovanni could not wriggle out of. So we made him a perfect fit harness to assure he couldn't back out of it and paired it with a martingale collar, a six-foot leash, and a safety leash too.
What is a Safety Leash?
The safety leash is a small attachment that connects the leash to the collar, while also allowing the leash to connect to the harness. It's a back-up leash that assures should your dog somehow manage to backout of their collar (or harness) they are still safely leashed. The safety leash is completely detachable from the leash so that you can still use the leash on it's own as well. When paired with our custom fit collars and harnesses, this set-up promises peace of mind for walking securely and in style.
**Safety Leashes and Harnesses are currently available by custom order only, but will be in our online shop shortly. For all custom inquiries please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.