Here at The Broke Dog, we love saving money! That being said, we also relish sharing products from small businesses that we adore but don’t always fit into the “bargain” category. I found Bearytail Leather Co. on Instagram and couldn’t resist sharing their gorgeous products with you! The owner, Amanda Mei, handcrafts matching leather dog collar/bracelet sets (called “Affinity Collars”) from high-quality materials in Los Angeles. As I mentioned, they might be little pricey for some readers, but take 20% off with code THEBROKEDOG if you decide to take the plunge! (Excuse me while I sell all of my possessions so that I can purchase each and every set…)
Keep reading to learn more about Amanda, her dog Toto, and her business!
Spotlight on: Bearytail Leather Co.
Where are you located?
Los Angeles, California.
How long have you been in business?
I have been in business three months, almost four.
How would you describe your business?
Pet version of friendship bracelet for crazy pet lovers like myself. I wrote a short post about the start of Bearytail Leather Co. which can be read here.
What kind of items do you sell?
Matching collars/bracelet and leashes.
Do you have any new or exciting items that you would like to highlight?
I’d like to eventually make matching bowties, handkerchief, etc. — basically any matching accessories that establishes a strong friendship between pet lovers and their best “furiends.”
Do you have any pets?
Yes, everyone in my family has their own pets. Mine is a Sheltie, Affenpinscher, Samoyed and Pug mix (according to DNA test) named Toto. Another one is a Poogle named Millie and our newest member of the family is Manda, who is a Timberwolf and GSD mix. Toto’s full name is Toni Toni — she is named after my brother Tony. Manda, of course, is named after me. It’s an inside joke we have. I’ve always wanted to say, “TONY! NO! TONY, BADDDDD!!! TONY DOWN!”
Tell us about the human(s) behind your business!
My family, friends, and significant other has always been very supportive, from the start and I can’t thank them enough. However, I must really give a shout out to my new furiends who have been sporting my products and helping me spread my vision. Here are some IG fur babies who sports Bearytail’s BFF Collars:
What else would you like readers to know?
I’m very friendly and approachable, follow me and I’ll follow back! Regardless if you buy my stuff or not, I love meeting new people and FUR BALLS!
If you had one tip to share with a dog owner trying to care for and spoil his or her pet on a budget, what would it be?
Money can’t buy happiness, but your pet is worth EVERY PENNY you spend on them because they offer you unconditional love that you can NEVER EVER buy with money.