On December 23rd, the one year anniversary of our adoption of Mikey, Tigger received a Truman Collar. It was a special day to receive the Truman Collar, as Mikey passed of AIHA last September, and The Truman Collar raises money for AIHA through the Morris Animal Foundation. 25% of all sales go towards hemolytic anemia research, and so far they have raised over $21,000!  To learn more about this disease, their links available on the Truman Collar website are very helpful.

The collars are hand-stitched, and the selection of collars is fantastic. Not only can you select between buckle, Martingale, and even chain martingale collars, they make extra wide collars for sight hounds and offer a wide range of designs. Actually, an astounding number of designs! There is even a special section especially for the holiday collars.

We ordered a fabric martingale in the Indigo Americana pattern:

The tag has the story behind the collars:

The collar arrived very quickly, in a nice padded envelope with a holiday sticker on the front. The quality is excellent – it seems like the kind of collar that will last forever provided Tigger doesn’t roll in something dead or a cow pie like Mikey did once. (Actually, we’re quite careful now to switch the collar to a plastic style if there’s a high risk of rolling in something of that nature).

Tigger looks quite smart in her new collar, and was happy to model it (note – she had a cat giving her grief just to her right):

“Is it time to go out for a walk?” – Tigger.

      <p>The Truman Collar is a high-quality collar that will last ages. There is a tremendous number of fabrics, designs, and colors, and proceeds go towards an excellent cause that will help save many dogs from a horrible, deadly, costly disease. <a href="http://www.thetrumancollar.com/" target="_blank">Consider heading to the site</a>, and checking out their great collars! 

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.