Collar Karma

Birmingham, Alabama

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Note from shop owner I'm not sure when I'll be back. Still in recovery from surgery, and Gypsy Kale - the shop mascot and canine love of my life passed away suddenly on 7/1. I'm devastated.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 5, 2021

I'm not sure when I'll be back. Still in recovery from surgery, and Gypsy Kale - the shop mascot and canine love of my life passed away suddenly on 7/1. I'm devastated.

Jackie Auer

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Jackie Auer


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About CollarKarma

Sales 449
On Etsy since 2013

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I've had a lifelong passion for animals and when my plans to be a veterinarian were thwarted, I dedicated myself to being the best pet owner I could be. I learned to be a groomer, then a dog trainer and eventually ended up in pit bull rescue. My passion for animal rights led me to start making my own collars for my dogs.

I wanted a collar that was strong but attractive and enabled me to have control over my dog without the use of prongs or chains that caused damage to their windpipe. Martingale collars, originally made for greyhounds were the perfect solution. I learned how to make them and added my own special touches: felt lining for reduced friction, fun fabric patterns (NOT ribbon) and strong polypropylene webbing that won't rot or mildew.

We also offer customized options. If your dog has a nickel allergy, we have plastic hardware. If they're particularly prone to hair loss, we have satin lining. I also make standard quick release collars and our special "combination" collars -- the martingale with a quick release buckle for those dogs that don't like collars slipped over their heads. Need something specific? Just ASK!

Because I'm an advocate for rescue animals, I donate 10% of each sale to a local rescue or shelter (or one of your choice). If you don't see a pattern that you like, feel free to contact me and tell me what you're looking for. I'm forever scouring fabric stores for fun prints and might be able to find what you want. Or, if you have a favorite fabric of your own, you can send it to me and I'll make the collar at a discounted price.

Shop members

  • Jackie Auer

    Designer, Owner, Maker

    A lifelong animal lover, I rescue pit bulls and advocate for their rights.

  • Liana Auer


    Daughter, animal lover, supports my mother in her artistic endeavors.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 27, 2021
Thank you for shopping with Collar Karma! Your business is appreciated.
I offer a wide variety of patterns, designs, and collar widths to choose from, but if you don't see what you're looking for, please feel free to convo me. I normally respond to convos within 24 hours.

I try to offer the highest customer service possible so you will recommend me & become a repeat shopper. If you like what you've received, tell a friend! And remember, 10% of every sale goes to a local animal rescue OR the rescue of your choice!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns and exchanges are processed on a case-by-case basis. You must email me collarkarmabyjax!at! immediately upon receipt of the order, with your request for a return/exchange and the item MUST BE UNUSED. You will need to ship the item back at your own cost and we will negotiate how to conduct the return or exchange.

**Absolutely NO returns for:

-- Wear & Tear
-- Misuse or mishandling of product.
-- Customer sizing mistake. Take proper measurements as explained during the ordering process to be sure you are ordering the right size.

Requests for return/exchange made 7 days or more after shipping date for US customers
Requests for return/exchange made 10 days or more after shipping date for Canada and/or International customers
Payment is due at time of check out. We take credit/debit cards, Etsy gift cards and Paypal. If your method of payment is by money order, I will ship your order as soon as the money order is received.

Current lead time is 10-15 business days. Orders received on weekends, holidays, or after 6pm CST are processed the following business day. If there is an unexpected delay that will cause your order to take a little longer, I will do my best to notify you.

Any orders outside of the United States have to be paid through PAYPAL!!
I ship via USPS first class shipping with tracking number. Please make sure your email address is correct in your Etsy profile, as Etsy convos and an automatic shipping notice is sent to the email on your profile. Since each item is made to order, your purchase will ship within 15 business days after payment has been received. Business days are Monday-Friday.

International orders are shipped via First Class International mail.
**PLEASE NOTE** International shipping can take up to 4 weeks for delivery depending on destination.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q:. How do I clean a Collar Karma collar?
A: 1) Remove all tags 2) Place the collar in a lingerie bag, laundry bag or knotted pillowcase. 3) Pretreat stains, if needed. Launder in machine on gentle or regular cycle. DRY FLAT. 4) It is recommended that you retreat with Scotchgard after laundering to maintain stain resistance.

Q: Are martingale collars ONLY for sighthounds?
A: Absolutely not! While their use started with Greyhounds, many dog owners of various breeds have begun using them. Because they offer a gentle correction without damaging the throat like a prong or choke chain collar, many people use them for training and handling purposes.

Q: Can I use a martingale collar to tie my dog out?
A: ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Collar Karma collars are NOT to be used for tie-out purposes, nor are they warranted for such use. We also recommend removing the martingale collar if you are going to put your dog in a crate or pen to limit getting caught on anything and possibly causing harm to the dog.

Q: Where does the donation of 10% go?
A: I maintain a list of recommended rescues, both local and well-known to me and to ones my fans and clients tell me about. If you have a favorite, just put their contact information in the "Notes to Seller" and I'll send them a donation.

Q: Do you do wholesale or fundraising orders?
A: I do, sort of. It's just me and a sewing machine so large quantities are difficult to do in a short time frame. I make everything to order and don't keep a lot of stock on hand. But, that can always change.

Fundraising is ALWAYS a possibility. Contact me to set that up at collarkarmabyjax!at!