Eco Friendly Leashes and Pet Products

Frederick, Maryland

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Announcement    Welcome to Downtown Dog! We are a small business located in Frederick, MD and make rope leashes, bandanas, bow ties and more! To see all of our products go to

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2021

Welcome to Downtown Dog! We are a small business located in Frederick, MD and make rope leashes, bandanas, bow ties and more! To see all of our products go to

For an instant 10% off please join us at

Follow us on instagram @DowntownDogMD for all of our updates!



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About DowntownDogMD

Sales 8,380
On Etsy since 2016

About Us

On April 1, 2016 Downtown Dog was formed.

We have come along way since then, and by we I mean myself, Katie and Yoda. My dog, Yoda is a 6 year old Australian Shepherd. He will occasionally pop up on our social media pages and on our site wearing his own Downtown Dog apparel. I have had him since he was two months old, and he has never left my side since then.

I started Downtown Dog as a way to save my hands from Yoda pulling on his leash. He was a very heavy puller as a puppy and young adulthood. We used nylon leashes that we purchased in everyday pet stores and they would cut up my hands when we went on longer walks. I wanted to create a more comfortable leash for me and Yoda so that we could enjoy walking together. It has since then grown into what we now know as Downtown Dog. I never would have imagined it to grow as fast as it has and I am hoping in the months and years to come that I will be able to hire on some help as we grow larger.

I love getting to know my customers and I am thankful for each and everyone of you. Your continuous support has allowed me to have new leash styles and fabric patterns for bandanas and bow ties.

Thank you,
Katie Weaver

Shop members

  • Katie


  • Yoda

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Last updated on May 29, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How do I care for my Downtown Dog merchandise?

Hand dyed leashes and collars can be washed in cold soapy water with a washcloth. Hang to dry.

Ultra Soft leashes may be washed in the washing machine in a garment bag in cold water and on the delicate setting. Hang to dry.

All bandanas and infinity scarves may be washed in the washing machine in cold water and on the delicate setting. Tumble dry on low.

Bow ties should be spot cleaned with a damp washcloth. Lay flat to dry.

How do I measure my dog's neck?

Each collar is tailor made to fit your dog. In order to get the best fit, we ask that you provide your dog's current neck size. In order to get the most accurate measurement, we suggest using a soft measuring tape.

1. With your dog either sitting or standing, wrap the measuring tape around the center of the neck.
2. Make sure the measuring take is snug around their neck.
3. The end, marked 0, should overlap the measuring tape. Where is lands is your dog's neck measurement
4. If the measurement lies between 2 number, round up if it is 1/2 or greater or round down if it is less than halfway between.

Which rope thickness should I choose?

We offer 4 different rope thicknesses to accommodate all dogs. Each width is based on the weight of your dog.

1/4" 1-14lbs
3/8" 15-50lbs
1/2" 50-120lbs
5/8" 100+lbs

What size bandana and bow tie should I choose?

Bandana and Bow Tie Sizes are based on the size of your pet’s collar.

Extra Small- 8-12”
Small- 10-15”
Medium- 14-20”
Large- 18-26”

Bow Ties:
Small- 8-15”
Medium- 10-18”
Large- 16”+

* if you have a very fuzzy dog go up a size for small and medium sized dogs*

When can I expect my order to ship?

Due to the handmade nature of our products, the current turnaround time for most orders is approximately 2-3 weeks. Please allow additional time for custom order. Once the order is shipped it will generally arrive within 3-8 business days.

What should I do if my package is lost or stolen?

If your package has be marked as "Delivered", but you have not be received it you must first file a claim with USPS. This can be done easily online here. Once you have done so, you must also file a police report, since stealing mail is a federal crime. Before we can replace your order, you must provide the USPS claim confirmation number and proof of police report.

If your package has be lost in the mail, please contact us right away and we will first try to figure out if we can find the package before moving on the lost "delivered" package protocol.

How can I exchange or return a product?

We will accept returns or exchanges within one week of the date you received your order, which will be based off of tracking information. Items must be in new, unused condition and must be returned within 30 days of initial contact date. Buyers are responsible for return shipping cost. Please contact us to discuss options.

If you received an item that is defective, we will replace them after the item is returned. However, we cannot exchange or refund items damaged due to misuse.

All purchases of items marked as "SALE" or "CLEARANCE" are final. We cannot accept refund or exchanges on these items. Please double check on sizing before purchasing.

Leash Recycling Program

Our recycling program is available to anyone that currently owns a leash or collar from Downtown Dog and to any new customers that purchases any leash or collar from Downtown Dog. As long as all of the hardware on your leash or collar is in working condition we can recycle your leash or collar. All new leashes or collars will be 50% off and we will use the old hardware to create brand new leashes or collars. Please let us know if you would like to recycle your old leash or collar and we will let you know what the next steps are.