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My 20 Favorite Dog Leashes + Leads

by Grace Bonney


This year has been full of so many surprises already and the greatest one yet has been the new addition to my furry family. Hope has brought so much happiness to my life, it’s easy to forgive and forget the countless objects that have been torn up during puppy fits of frenzy. Craziness aside, I have discovered that the most peaceful part of every day is now the 6:30am walks I take with her to and from our neighborhood park. It’s quiet, you can hear birds chirping and I am hopelessly in love with the sound her nails make as they click along the sidewalk. She has turned this three-decade champion couch potato into a regular long-distance walker. Hope has worn the same harness and leash since I adopted her, but I finally feel ready to switch them out. Much like everything I’ve ever rescued (pets and furniture) I tend to live with something for a few weeks before even considering changing it. It just feels respectful to the previous life they/it had to let things settle into their new way of being. So in honor of my hunt great hunt for a cute but functional new leash to go on Hope’s harness, I decided to share my top 20 leashes that I’ve been bookmarking around the web. From girly and ombre to classic and leather, there’s an option here for any dog and hopefully something that might suit the owner’s style, too. [Image above: RESQ Leash $50]

*Please note these leashes should be attached to harnesses or collars that are safe for your dog’s size and condition. Not all leashes are right for all dogs so please read the description for each item before ordering.

Shopping sources and more leashes continue after the jump!


Image above: 1. Found Leash in Olive Ombre $64 | 2. Arrowhead leash $30 | 3. Black & Cream Leash $30 | 4. Mod Leaves Leash $38 | 5. Pink Rope Leash $35 | 6. Yellow leather leash $52.50 | 7. Triangle pattern leash $28 | 8. Preppy green leather lead $160 | 9. Flagged Leash $13-$16 | 10. Pink ombre rope leash $56-$60


Image above, left to right: Marbled red rope lead $42, Green rope lead $42


Image above, clockwise from top left: Ella Dish leash $36, Polka dot lead $14+, Braided leashes $34 each, Hello! leash and collar set $25, Vintage jute leash $25, Ella Dish leash $36, Gingham lead $36

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