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speaking of dog collars and leashes...

August 25th, 2006, 09:15 PM
just wondering if there were any other "collectors" out there? People come to my house and think we're crazy... there is a whole wall coat hook thingie (4 hooks, and i need MORE) chock-full of leashes & collars :rolleyes: And no two look alike or serve the same purpose... we have nylon & leather collars, bling-bling collars, training collars, functional collars, swimming collars... most with matching leashes... and a big bag in the back room full of stuff that is now too small, or was bought too big, or we just don't use anymore but can't throw out. do i need help? :shrug:

August 25th, 2006, 09:20 PM
and a big bag in the back room full of stuff that is now too small, or was bought too big, or we just don't use anymore but can't throw out.

Why not donate them to a local shelter/rescue?

August 25th, 2006, 09:25 PM
i dunno... keeping it for the next dogs i suppose... i kept stuff that belonged to my dobies 10 years ago (sentimental... :o ) and used some on the puppy beanies... but they keep growing out of collars! so yeah... for the next dogs... i plan to have many :D

August 26th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Collection...that's a good word for it, lol! :) I have a bench in my entry way and the seat lifts up for storage and is filled with Petey's various collars and leashes. Let's see, I've got two flat nylon collars, two fleece and hemp collars (supposed to be better for his allergies), three rolled leather collars of different sizes, two Christmas collars, and a Hawaiian lei collar (from a party, lol!). He also has a gentle leader, a halti head harness that I tried and hated, a sporn halter, and his black invisible fence collar which doesn't work on him, lol. Then we've got the 4 foot, 6 foot, 15 foot nylon leashes, the retractable leash that has only been used once, the 20 foot tieout, and the 50 foot tieout that we use for camping. Hmm, I think that's everything. :D

Well, guess the bench also houses his red winter coat and his blue sweater too, LOL! :)

August 26th, 2006, 01:56 AM
You guys are nuts! lol


I have the two (retired) flat collars with reflecty strips!, one nylon flat collar, two light-up collars, two sled dog x-back harnesses, three leashes (always have a spare!), plus all the accessories (life-jacket, saddlebags, bowls, etc).

August 26th, 2006, 11:12 AM
phew! i knew i was not the only one! :crazy:

August 26th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Because I create my own, my dogs have an extensive collection of garments.

I do donate my used collars and coats to rescues as well as making for , my favorite is Operation Scooby in Spain, Fermín Pèrez a former school teacher started Scooby back in 1995 to help spanish galgoes who when they were retired from hunting where simply hung by the neck in trees, or dumped in abandoned wells(there is very little protection laws for animals in Spain), he opened a refuge for them and is finding homes across europe and the US for the dogs(most are rehomed in Germany, Belgium, Holland and the Netherlands, his refuge has grown to enormous proportions and he is now the largest galgo rescue in spain, sometimes with over 500 dogs on site and well as other rescued animals, he depends of charity and volunteers from around the world to help these dogs and animals he rescues and to move them to new homes outside of spain.
He has since opened a cattery next to the dog compound to home abandoned cats, He also has rescued goats, sheep, chickens donkeys etc

Scooby is Spain's largest galgo refuge and also acts as the municipal pound for Medina del Campo.

The current refuge covers a little over 7 acres, and sits on a lot 3 times that size.

The number of galgos brought to Scooby has grown from 3 in 1997, to over 200 in 1998, to 583 in 2002. In 2004 a total of 827 dogs (90% galgos), 35 cats and 1 raccoon were taken in and saved.

At this time (Fall 2005), there are about 500 dogs at Scooby, with the number fluctuating as adoptions occurred and new galgos entered the refuge.

The collars I send go with the dog to their new home and is part of their adoption photo
here is a collar I sent on one of the dogs

And here is a fringed collar I sent

The last photo was taken by some vets in the US who volunteered their time by helpeing out at Scooby

The goverment in Spain does not allow the used of blankets in shelters other than for the dogs recovering from surgeries so to get around it Scooby asks for donated coats which I also send along. A friend of mine went to Scooby to volunteer and she was able to take s suitcase full of collars and coats I donated.

This is Scoobys website