Esty: Rescue Paws Review and Giveaway

My husband brought a kitten into our family for Valentine’s Day this year! It was quite a surprise to me since he’s known that I’ve been wanting a cat of my own for a very long time now.

So with the excitement of a new kitten, I’ve been thrilled with the opportunity to find only the best toys and accessories that make me feel safe in protecting her, as with any pet that solely depends on our care.

I came across an Etsy seller with a shop called Rescue Paws that specializes in collars for both cats and dogs. And what makes these collars so unique is that they are designed especially for cats with a breakaway buckle, which I whole heartily believe  should be available on all cat collars after hearing a devastating story about my friends cat.

Etsy Meet and Greet…

I enjoyed getting to know to more about Deb, creator of Rescue Paws through my Etsy meet and greet questions and hope you do too!

Why did you decide to open Rescue Paws on Etsy and how long have you been around?

I had previously ordered cat and dog collars from a gal on ebay and the light bulb went on that I can make these. This started a new venture in December 2008, so I searched for a supplier of the buckles and made some prototypes. Then saw an article in our local newspaper about a gal that was rescuing dogs and I wanted to help. That was the birth of the Rescue Paws shoppe. I donated collars/leashes and percentage of my sales to her cause. Although she has moved on to other ventures in her life, the Mitchell Animal Rescue group started up in the area, so now I donate products and proceeds for fund raisers and a new pet product store that will be started for their cause.

What do you enjoy the most when creatin

g your products? I have been sewing for a long time, since I was a small girl creating doll clothes and outfits for myself. I have inherited my mother’s talent for “collecting” fabric and beads.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

Along with creating for myEtsy shop, I work as a part-time RN for the past 17 years on a Surgical/Pediatric floor. Also, my husband and I have 3 boys that we enjoy watching them compete in baseball, football, track and basketball.

In five years you’d like to be…?

Since my mother has a vast knowledge and ability to quilt masterpieces, I want to learn more about quilting techniques in the next 5 years.

My Thoughts…

I was sent a Paisley Rambling Rose collar for Miska to wear and review. As you can see from the photos, the 1/2 wide collar is hand made made from comfortable and stylish cotton fabric. I’m fond of the break away buckle which is also adorned with a small silver jingle bell.

We adopted my kitten through a no kill shelter so I appreciate the fact the a portion of the proceeds made at Rescue Paws goes to support animal rescue.

Rescue Paw collars are extremely affordable and the quality is top notch. You can purchase cat collars for 5.95 and dog collars for 11.95 each. Also, you can send Deb a special request and she can make you collar with a specific buckle color as well as fabric.

I will definitely be purchasing another fun collar for out cat in the future!


Win it!

Deb has been generous enough to offer one of my readers a collar of their choice from her Etsy Shop Rescue Paws!

To Enter: Visit Rescue Paws and tell me which collar you’d like to win!

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This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada

Giveaway running till 03/13/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

**This product was provided by Rescue Paw for our evaluation and review. No compensation was received in exchange for my review of this product.