found my animal

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i had to take a quick home design time-out to mention these adorable leashes from found my animal. owner bethany obrecht emailed with these pictures and i was instantly hooked- not only because the rope leashes (using handmade rope from new england) are so sweet, but because found my animal donates 25% of their proceeds to rescue organizations. the leashes have already made the rounds on the internet, but i’m a huge supporter of adopting animals and rescue shelters (both of our cats are rescue cats) so i couldn’t resist a quick mention. also i’ve had dogs on the brain ever since spending an afternoon around sarah’s dog, nia. click here for more info and to pick up a leash. [click here for a fun under $100 pet design roundup]

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Emily

I agree that these are adorable, and that it is a good cause, but $42 for a small collar! Can’t quite justify that, especially when you could just donate to a shelter on your own. (and usually when you adopt an animal, they already have a collar, even if it isn’t quite as stylish :) )

dani

i understand that they’re modeling the leashes, but the way they’re clipped around those pooches’ necks would choke them! seems a little odd for a company that supports rescuing animals.

StudioBrinson

This is a great cause. I will have to get one for Nero – for NYC the price is right and the cause is right. Good luck with the business!

Thanks so much for having a pet post. They are such a large part of our lifestyle we have to make sure we have beautifully designed items for them, like beds, collars, leashes, bag holders, I could go on…

Elyse

Oooh, how lovely! Those leashes are just sweet…my boy and I recently went to the dog pound and fell in love with a huge black lab mix! He was so mellow…but unfortunately we don’t have the room for him, and we REALLY want a Newfoundland! =)

Kate

There was a recent post on The Sartorialist featuring a girl with a dog sporting rope leash like this. It was really gorgeous and surprisingly a beautiful addition to her outfit.

Caroline

Oh, how pretty! I’ve never seen such gorgeous leashes. How cute would one of those look on a giant, black great dane?

Though I wouldn’t suggest using the leash like the 1st and 3rd dog are wearing them. I don’t have a dog, so I don’t know if that would be alright, but to me that looks essentially like a noose.

bethany

hi kate, that was us, on the Sartorialist. It was a special one of a kind lead we made 2 years ago. maybe we will continue making fat rope leads again.

thanks for responding!

bethany – found my animal

hrhkat

I just saw within the last 5 minutes on the sartorialist, a woman in a blue dress in nyc with the exact same leash…And the second I saw it, I just had to have it. And now I see it here!! it was like a sign lol.

Lissa

We’ve got three rescues …and one is always naughty and escaping …I think we need a few of these adorable leashes…..

What a GREAT cause.

ashley

oooo i want to really thick one from sartorialist…please make it again. I could see the skinny ones giving me rope burn when my pups run after something. The thicker ones seems better for gripping.

lynda

oh dear…just ordered this leash 20min ago after seeing the Sartorialist link … seems I will not be getting the lovely heft I was expecting. Not certain who Bethany post is but seems you may have info as to where to special order the specific leash featured in Sartorialist photo … if so please post info to this site. given the good works of the found my animal cause i would give the 1 i just away ordered as a gift.

A.AJIETH

Please mail to What kind of leashes availability. I saw rope and leather leashes photo. Its good design

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