This past weekend we flew to lovely Baltimore, Maryland for the H.H. Backer Pet Industry Trade Show. We saw quite a few of our old friends, got to know some of our newer designers, and of course (like at any good show) we made some new connections!
First we visited with our friend Walter Dungey of Auburn Leathercrafters. Here our owner Brian is checking out the construction on some Sparky’s Choice waterproof leashes. We have worked with Auburn for several years now, and we have been consistently impressed with the quality and variety of products they offer. Auburn has something in every price range, for every doggy size and temperament. We may be having them custom make some signature designer collars for us soon!
Next we stopped by Sherpa’s Pet’s booth, where items were on display from all of their various lines. Sherpa’s Pet is best known for selling some of the highest quality carriers and bags in the industry, but they also distribute collars, accessories, toys, and treats. Here Brian is with a Sherpa’s rep, in front of some very Spring-inspired Fox and Hounds collars, and their new super-cute organic cotton toy line. These toys come to you as soft and clean as baby toys, and come in large and small sizes for puppies and adult pooches. They’ve got more character and cuddles than just about anything we’ve found!
Friday was a busy day, and we soon found ourselves at the booth of Yellow Dog Designs. We’ve been carrying Yellow Dog for about a year, and they just keep adding more and more patterns to choose from! You can see the amazing range of colors and styles in the photo. The great thing about Yellow Dog is they are one of our more economical collars — so rather than having to choose just one collar, most customers pick a few different colors from similar patterns to keep their ensembles matched, or even purchase a different style for every season!
After catching up with even more DCB friends, we went in search of some brand new products! Here Brian checks out a new line of designer collars by Brave. Soon we’ll be adding their variety of studded and decorated collars in a rainbow of high quality leathers.
We met a few more new designers this weekend, and we will be adding even more new products from those folks, including doggy swimwear and water safety items! We’ll make an announcement when the new items are up on the site.