LunaBugsDesigns

Cat collars, Cat dishes, Toys, Handmade & Upcycled

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Announcement    "IN A PERFECT WORLD, EVERY CAT WOULD HAVE A HOME AND EVERY HOME WOULD HAVE A CAT..."
***LUNA BUGS NEWS***

SHIPPING UPDATE: The Post Office raised rates starting Oct 1st. It's not a lot, but I just wanted to let you all know that I didn't raise my shipping costs--the Post Office did.
Also, my shipping time is set for 3-5 business days--this is just to make sure I have plenty of time since I make everything myself. During the Holidays I get a lot more orders and I want to make sure there's plenty of time. But, with that said, I usually ship within 1-2 business days, rarely more. You will 99% of the time get your purchase much sooner than It says. Although things do get slower with the Post Office during the Holidays--I will still always try to get it in the mail in 1-2 business days!

A little note to clarify in case anyone wonders. On the drop down menus, there is very limited space as to what I can add--so when it says just bell, you can get enamel, gold or silver--your choice. Give me 2-3 color choices on the enamel ones in case I am out of your first choice. If you just choose enamel bell without a color choice, I will match one to the collar print.

***Halloween collars are here. Several new Halloween Kickers have also been added and are available in 2 sizes--Jumbo and Kitten

NEW FISH Catnip Toys have been added. Some in Halloween prints too! They're a big hit at my house--even my senior boy loves them!

The elevated cat dish inventory is getting smaller--will be going on a search mission again soon! In the meantime, if you see one you like, don't wait--No two are rarely exactly alike and I most likely will not be able to duplicate it.

*FUR* Cat Nappers/Biscuit Makers are here! And they are now in a larger size--18 x 20. They will make a great gift for your purr-babies at Christmas! And of course any time you want to pamper your purr-kids--and let's face it--who doesn't? :) They are such a great way to control the hair when you purr-kids like to snooze on the furniture. And they look stylish too!


***WHY BREAKAWAY/QUICK RELEASE BUCKLES ARE IMPORTANT FOR CATS***

For many cat owners, you're probably already aware of the reasons for breakaway or also known as, quick release buckles. I realized recently that not everyone does know why they are important--even for inside only cats. Cats, unlike dogs, cat climb and get into spaces where a collar might get caught--especially if they go outside. If not for a quick release buckle, the cat could panic and sadly it could be fatal or at the very least cause serious injury. If the collar is too loose a cat has been known to get a leg caught in it or their bottom jaw--again, without quick release, it could be tragic. So I only offer breakaway buckles even though I have been asked to put a traditional buckle from time to time. I personally won't do it. I do know many shops on Etsy that do offer non-breakaway on cat collars. Luna Bugs Designs does not and will never put an animal in danger by doing so.
With that said, due to the fact the buckles do release, some cats are better than others at getting their collars off. This is in no way a sign the buckle is defective. On the contrary--it means they are doing what they are supposed to do. The buckles I use are in my opinion, stronger than most. But no breakaway buckle is going to stay put if your cats are playing and one pulls on the other one's collar--as mine often do. Or if your cat gets caught on something and you didn't see it happen but you find the collar laying on the floor somewhere--it means it did it's job. Sadly, the downside is collars do get lost--but in my opinion--better a collar than our beloved purr-babies.

WHAT MAKES LUNA BUGS DESIGNS COLLARS SPECIAL? *

All Luna Bugs Designs collars are *only* made with safety breakaway buckles. They may look like a regular buckle, but these are higher quality than most breakaway buckles and require a bit more tug to break apart. Not as easy to get lost but will definitely break apart in the event of an emergency.
You may also notice many cat collars are made from heavy nylon or with a heavy bonding material much like what is used on dog collars to give them shape and strength. And many cats dislike wearing collars because of this. It makes them bulkier and heavy.
My collars are very lightweight and soft on purpose. This is to keep them from irritating and bothering your cat. Most cats and kittens adjust to them quickly and they forget they're there. Also, it helps to keep them from losing fur around their necks from the friction of a heavier collar. My collars are made from cotton fabric and lightweight fusion to give it stability and shape.
We, as humans may like the weight of a heavier collar in our hands, but cats are not so thrilled with that extra weight around their necks.

**Just a little info on the Kitten Collars and Dog Collars.

Kitten collars are slightly narrower than adult cat ones--but can get the same color buckle options as the adult ones.
**The Ex Small--tiny collars ONLY have the tiny black buckle option and are even more narrow than the kitten collars.
***You can however, get the regular kitten in the narrower size with just the ex small black buckle, if you prefer. It would be kitten size in every way but width--which would be ex sm. Just order Reg Kitten Size and leave me a note that you'd like it narrower.
Adult Cat--1/2 in wide
Reg Kitten--7/16 in wide
Ex Small Kitten--3/8 in wide
Hope this makes things clearer--if not, feel free to msg me and I would be glad to help!

NEW TOUGH Katnip Kitty Kickers
These are doing well and the feedback from customers who've bought them has been great! I think they are going to be a keeper :) Look for new prints soon!!!
Made from tougher fabrics such as Canvas, Denim and Duck for the tough kitties that rip into the lighter weight cotton! The cotton fabric ones are still available--but for the kitties that think they are jungle cats and rip their toys apart--the canvas ones are a good choice. We won't name names--you all know who they are :)

EXTRA SMALL KITTEN COLLARS! Even though an 8 week old to 2 or3 month old kitten is tiny, they still need identification! Plus it gets them used to wearing collars early on, they make great little keepsakes when they outgrow them and they look so cute too :)

These collars are 3/8 in wide--a little narrower than the 1/2 in cat and regular kitten collars. And they have a smaller, easier to break open buckle. The weight needed to break open a breakaway buckle takes more strength than tiny kittens possess, so these new smaller easier to breakaway are perfect for the smaller kittens. And there is also less bulk around their necks with a smaller buckle and a narrower collar. These will adjust from approximately 5-7 in If your kitten's neck measures 7 in, go to the regular kitten collar since there wouldn't be any grow room--these are for tiny kittens***.
**At this time, these ex small buckles are only in black. If and when they get different colors in--I will definitely add them!
The ex small kitten collars come in all the same fabrics as the cat and regular kitten collars, though since they are so tiny, the prints on some may not do as well as they do on the wider collars--though the colors in the fabric will still be very pretty.

I recently started an email newsletter for Luna Bugs Designs. The way it is set up, when you place an order, you will receive an email to opt into the newsletter. If you choose not to, you can opt out--easy peasy. The newsletter will be occasional for new items, sales and promotions etc. I promise not to spam. You won't get dozens of emails a month--more like one maybe two in a month. But if you do opt in and decide you don't want it, you are always able to unsubscribe. If you have any problems or questions, please let me know.

***Bunny Ear Bows are optional. You can order a collar with or without them. I only put the pictures on some listings to show what they look like with a bow. They are also easily removed if want or need to. Unlike some collars with bows that are sewn or glued on, these tie on and untie to come off to be washed or removed entirely if you want. ***


*** Luna Bugs is all about designing your collar your way! :)
You are welcome to request any color buckle I have available on any collar, even if it's not listed. I try to choose the best colors that might go with a particular collar, due to space when making the drop down menu--and I know it's still long in spite of that :) But if a buckle color is not listed and you would like it, just leave me a note at checkout. I'd be glad to put it on. ***

SOME QUESTIONS CAT OWNERS ASK:
Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?
Even indoor-only cats should wear collars, because if your cat does get out, a well-meaning person may think your cat is a stray and take her to an animal shelter. With an ID collar, your cat has a better chance of safely and quickly getting back home

Do bells on collars damage cats hearing?
Effectiveness aside, many pet parents worry that a bell will hurt their cat's ears. According to Veterinary PhD student Rachel Malakani, a collar bell will produce sound at about 50-60 dB, but studies have shown cats to be unaffected by sounds under 80 dB

****I would like to add that the bells I use are very quiet. But in the event your cat gets outside or stuck/locked somewhere, you could probably hear the soft jingle of the bell to help locate them. And if they happen to get out and go after birds and wildlife, it would give them a fighting chance to get away from the cat.
With that said, you will always have the option of bell or no bell on any collar you buy. And should you get a bell and not like it, it can easily be removed from the split ring on the collar.

LUNA BUGS DESIGNS Supports Animal Rescue. Luna is a rescue as are her two cat brothers, Indy and Catman and her dog sister, Roxy (2006-2022)
Every purchase helps animal rescue. I support a local rescue in Suffolk, VA called Symbiotic Inc.org
Every cat or kitten that is adopted from them goes home with a Luna Bugs Designs collar. I also donate items for their fundraisers. Your purchases help me to help them!

Luna Bugs Designs Shop Policy

***Due to the items I sell being handmade and custom, exchanges or returns are usually not accepted. But I will go by a case by case situation. Contact me if there is an issue or you need to return/exchange for some reason.
I take a lot of pride in being an honest seller. The customer rules as far as I'm concerned--If you're not happy, I'm not happy! Let's fix it!
I am not only a seller, but I am also a buyer, and I know what good customer service means. I treat my customers as I would like to be treated.

MORE INFO:
My Personal GUARANTEE! I stand by all my cat collars with a 6 month guarantee against workmanship. Should an issue with workmanship arise within 6 months of purchase, I will replace with a new collar. Workmanship would be if something comes apart or the buckle breaks. It does not include loss, normal wear or damage done by the pet. **

SHIPPING: I always combine shipping of more than one item whenever possible and issue a refund right away after you check out.
***I DO NOT make extra money by gouging the shipping costs.** I even pay out of pocket for the difference sometimes, if I err on the side of low.
I also upcycle and recycle packing materials whenever I can, to offset waste.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY SMALL BUSINESS AND HELPING LUNA BUGS DESIGNS GROW!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 5, 2022

"IN A PERFECT WORLD, EVERY CAT WOULD HAVE A HOME AND EVERY HOME WOULD HAVE A CAT..."
***LUNA BUGS NEWS***

SHIPPING UPDATE: The Post Office raised rates starting Oct 1st. It's not a lot, but I just wanted to let you all know that I didn't raise my shipping costs--the Post Office did.
Also, my shipping time is set for 3-5 business days--this is just to make sure I have plenty of time since I make everything myself. During the Holidays I get a lot more orders and I want to make sure there's plenty of time. But, with that said, I usually ship within 1-2 business days, rarely more. You will 99% of the time get your purchase much sooner than It says. Although things do get slower with the Post Office during the Holidays--I will still always try to get it in the mail in 1-2 business days!

A little note to clarify in case anyone wonders. On the drop down menus, there is very limited space as to what I can add--so when it says just bell, you can get enamel, gold or silver--your choice. Give me 2-3 color choices on the enamel ones in case I am out of your first choice. If you just choose enamel bell without a color choice, I will match one to the collar print.

***Halloween collars are here. Several new Halloween Kickers have also been added and are available in 2 sizes--Jumbo and Kitten

NEW FISH Catnip Toys have been added. Some in Halloween prints too! They're a big hit at my house--even my senior boy loves them!

The elevated cat dish inventory is getting smaller--will be going on a search mission again soon! In the meantime, if you see one you like, don't wait--No two are rarely exactly alike and I most likely will not be able to duplicate it.

*FUR* Cat Nappers/Biscuit Makers are here! And they are now in a larger size--18 x 20. They will make a great gift for your purr-babies at Christmas! And of course any time you want to pamper your purr-kids--and let's face it--who doesn't? :) They are such a great way to control the hair when you purr-kids like to snooze on the furniture. And they look stylish too!


***WHY BREAKAWAY/QUICK RELEASE BUCKLES ARE IMPORTANT FOR CATS***

For many cat owners, you're probably already aware of the reasons for breakaway or also known as, quick release buckles. I realized recently that not everyone does know why they are important--even for inside only cats. Cats, unlike dogs, cat climb and get into spaces where a collar might get caught--especially if they go outside. If not for a quick release buckle, the cat could panic and sadly it could be fatal or at the very least cause serious injury. If the collar is too loose a cat has been known to get a leg caught in it or their bottom jaw--again, without quick release, it could be tragic. So I only offer breakaway buckles even though I have been asked to put a traditional buckle from time to time. I personally won't do it. I do know many shops on Etsy that do offer non-breakaway on cat collars. Luna Bugs Designs does not and will never put an animal in danger by doing so.
With that said, due to the fact the buckles do release, some cats are better than others at getting their collars off. This is in no way a sign the buckle is defective. On the contrary--it means they are doing what they are supposed to do. The buckles I use are in my opinion, stronger than most. But no breakaway buckle is going to stay put if your cats are playing and one pulls on the other one's collar--as mine often do. Or if your cat gets caught on something and you didn't see it happen but you find the collar laying on the floor somewhere--it means it did it's job. Sadly, the downside is collars do get lost--but in my opinion--better a collar than our beloved purr-babies.

WHAT MAKES LUNA BUGS DESIGNS COLLARS SPECIAL? *

All Luna Bugs Designs collars are *only* made with safety breakaway buckles. They may look like a regular buckle, but these are higher quality than most breakaway buckles and require a bit more tug to break apart. Not as easy to get lost but will definitely break apart in the event of an emergency.
You may also notice many cat collars are made from heavy nylon or with a heavy bonding material much like what is used on dog collars to give them shape and strength. And many cats dislike wearing collars because of this. It makes them bulkier and heavy.
My collars are very lightweight and soft on purpose. This is to keep them from irritating and bothering your cat. Most cats and kittens adjust to them quickly and they forget they're there. Also, it helps to keep them from losing fur around their necks from the friction of a heavier collar. My collars are made from cotton fabric and lightweight fusion to give it stability and shape.
We, as humans may like the weight of a heavier collar in our hands, but cats are not so thrilled with that extra weight around their necks.

**Just a little info on the Kitten Collars and Dog Collars.

Kitten collars are slightly narrower than adult cat ones--but can get the same color buckle options as the adult ones.
**The Ex Small--tiny collars ONLY have the tiny black buckle option and are even more narrow than the kitten collars.
***You can however, get the regular kitten in the narrower size with just the ex small black buckle, if you prefer. It would be kitten size in every way but width--which would be ex sm. Just order Reg Kitten Size and leave me a note that you'd like it narrower.
Adult Cat--1/2 in wide
Reg Kitten--7/16 in wide
Ex Small Kitten--3/8 in wide
Hope this makes things clearer--if not, feel free to msg me and I would be glad to help!

NEW TOUGH Katnip Kitty Kickers
These are doing well and the feedback from customers who've bought them has been great! I think they are going to be a keeper :) Look for new prints soon!!!
Made from tougher fabrics such as Canvas, Denim and Duck for the tough kitties that rip into the lighter weight cotton! The cotton fabric ones are still available--but for the kitties that think they are jungle cats and rip their toys apart--the canvas ones are a good choice. We won't name names--you all know who they are :)

EXTRA SMALL KITTEN COLLARS! Even though an 8 week old to 2 or3 month old kitten is tiny, they still need identification! Plus it gets them used to wearing collars early on, they make great little keepsakes when they outgrow them and they look so cute too :)

These collars are 3/8 in wide--a little narrower than the 1/2 in cat and regular kitten collars. And they have a smaller, easier to break open buckle. The weight needed to break open a breakaway buckle takes more strength than tiny kittens possess, so these new smaller easier to breakaway are perfect for the smaller kittens. And there is also less bulk around their necks with a smaller buckle and a narrower collar. These will adjust from approximately 5-7 in If your kitten's neck measures 7 in, go to the regular kitten collar since there wouldn't be any grow room--these are for tiny kittens***.
**At this time, these ex small buckles are only in black. If and when they get different colors in--I will definitely add them!
The ex small kitten collars come in all the same fabrics as the cat and regular kitten collars, though since they are so tiny, the prints on some may not do as well as they do on the wider collars--though the colors in the fabric will still be very pretty.

I recently started an email newsletter for Luna Bugs Designs. The way it is set up, when you place an order, you will receive an email to opt into the newsletter. If you choose not to, you can opt out--easy peasy. The newsletter will be occasional for new items, sales and promotions etc. I promise not to spam. You won't get dozens of emails a month--more like one maybe two in a month. But if you do opt in and decide you don't want it, you are always able to unsubscribe. If you have any problems or questions, please let me know.

***Bunny Ear Bows are optional. You can order a collar with or without them. I only put the pictures on some listings to show what they look like with a bow. They are also easily removed if want or need to. Unlike some collars with bows that are sewn or glued on, these tie on and untie to come off to be washed or removed entirely if you want. ***


*** Luna Bugs is all about designing your collar your way! :)
You are welcome to request any color buckle I have available on any collar, even if it's not listed. I try to choose the best colors that might go with a particular collar, due to space when making the drop down menu--and I know it's still long in spite of that :) But if a buckle color is not listed and you would like it, just leave me a note at checkout. I'd be glad to put it on. ***

SOME QUESTIONS CAT OWNERS ASK:
Should I put a collar on my indoor cat?
Even indoor-only cats should wear collars, because if your cat does get out, a well-meaning person may think your cat is a stray and take her to an animal shelter. With an ID collar, your cat has a better chance of safely and quickly getting back home

Do bells on collars damage cats hearing?
Effectiveness aside, many pet parents worry that a bell will hurt their cat's ears. According to Veterinary PhD student Rachel Malakani, a collar bell will produce sound at about 50-60 dB, but studies have shown cats to be unaffected by sounds under 80 dB

****I would like to add that the bells I use are very quiet. But in the event your cat gets outside or stuck/locked somewhere, you could probably hear the soft jingle of the bell to help locate them. And if they happen to get out and go after birds and wildlife, it would give them a fighting chance to get away from the cat.
With that said, you will always have the option of bell or no bell on any collar you buy. And should you get a bell and not like it, it can easily be removed from the split ring on the collar.

LUNA BUGS DESIGNS Supports Animal Rescue. Luna is a rescue as are her two cat brothers, Indy and Catman and her dog sister, Roxy (2006-2022)
Every purchase helps animal rescue. I support a local rescue in Suffolk, VA called Symbiotic Inc.org
Every cat or kitten that is adopted from them goes home with a Luna Bugs Designs collar. I also donate items for their fundraisers. Your purchases help me to help them!

Luna Bugs Designs Shop Policy

***Due to the items I sell being handmade and custom, exchanges or returns are usually not accepted. But I will go by a case by case situation. Contact me if there is an issue or you need to return/exchange for some reason.
I take a lot of pride in being an honest seller. The customer rules as far as I'm concerned--If you're not happy, I'm not happy! Let's fix it!
I am not only a seller, but I am also a buyer, and I know what good customer service means. I treat my customers as I would like to be treated.

MORE INFO:
My Personal GUARANTEE! I stand by all my cat collars with a 6 month guarantee against workmanship. Should an issue with workmanship arise within 6 months of purchase, I will replace with a new collar. Workmanship would be if something comes apart or the buckle breaks. It does not include loss, normal wear or damage done by the pet. **

SHIPPING: I always combine shipping of more than one item whenever possible and issue a refund right away after you check out.
***I DO NOT make extra money by gouging the shipping costs.** I even pay out of pocket for the difference sometimes, if I err on the side of low.
I also upcycle and recycle packing materials whenever I can, to offset waste.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY SMALL BUSINESS AND HELPING LUNA BUGS DESIGNS GROW!

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How Luna Bugs Designs was born

I have always been a cat lover and I have always put collars on all my cats. I found myself buying LOTS of collars and spending a lot of money for not so great products. They would get fuzzy or fall apart. I was just not impressed. I decided one day, not long ago, to begin making my own collars. After a few hit or misses, I finally got them where I wanted them to be and Luna Bugs Designs was born. I named the shop after one of my rescue cats, Luna. She had a tough start in life, coming into the shelter with her mom at 3 days of age. She spent the first 4 months of her life in the shelter until we met and she came home with me. She is the best kitty model for my creations and loves showing how to play with the toys. My collars are soft and lightweight unlike some of the heavier nylon collars that aggravate some cats and irritate skin. My collars are also riveted, not sewn at connection points. I offer a large selection of 100% cotton fabric and nickel plated hardware. The buckles come in many complimentary colors to the fabric and you have your choice of color.

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  • Luna Bugs Designs

    Owner

    LunaBugsDesigns started because I am a cat lover and I love making things. I also donate to a local rescue SymbioticInc.org Every cat or kitten adopted from them goes home with a donated LunaBugsDesign collar. I am the sole owner and designer.

  • Luna Bug

    Assistant, CEO(Cat Executive Officer)

    Luna--the namesake of the company--has been my assistant from day one of opening. She is a great helper and does such duties as sitting on fabric I try to cut. Sits in front of the sewing machine, steals catnip. I don't know what I'd without her.

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