GreytEscape

Handmade Martingale Collars, Tag Collars, Leashes & Cards

Tucson, Arizona | 2412 Sales

GreytEscape

Handmade Martingale Collars, Tag Collars, Leashes & Cards

Tucson, Arizona 2412 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Each collar is handmade by me in my tiny 250 sq ft home studio in Tucson, Arizona. Hand-picked trim and fabrics add fun and whimsy and all collars are made with great attention to detail. Most items in the shop are ready to ship. See the shipping tab on each listing for current shipping info. To learn more, check out my "about page" where you can also find a brief video of a martingale presentation.

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Holiday shipping deadlines for domestic shipments In the US:
* United States Postal Service First Class Package Service: December 20
* USPS Priority Mail: December 20
* USPS Priority Mail Express: December 22

During the holiday shipping season, USPS will make Sunday deliveries for Priority Mail packages nationwide. Visit USPS for more information and USPS international shipping deadlines.
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Enjoy shopping at Greyt Escape Accessories where a portion of the proceeds is donated to Greyhound Rescue.

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/ChellaBellaDesigns
TWITTER: GreytEscape
INSTAGRAM: Chella.Bella
SHOP: www.ChellaBellaDesigns.etsy.com for more handmade items!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2018

Each collar is handmade by me in my tiny 250 sq ft home studio in Tucson, Arizona. Hand-picked trim and fabrics add fun and whimsy and all collars are made with great attention to detail. Most items in the shop are ready to ship. See the shipping tab on each listing for current shipping info. To learn more, check out my "about page" where you can also find a brief video of a martingale presentation.

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Holiday shipping deadlines for domestic shipments In the US:
* United States Postal Service First Class Package Service: December 20
* USPS Priority Mail: December 20
* USPS Priority Mail Express: December 22

During the holiday shipping season, USPS will make Sunday deliveries for Priority Mail packages nationwide. Visit USPS for more information and USPS international shipping deadlines.
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Enjoy shopping at Greyt Escape Accessories where a portion of the proceeds is donated to Greyhound Rescue.

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/ChellaBellaDesigns
TWITTER: GreytEscape
INSTAGRAM: Chella.Bella
SHOP: www.ChellaBellaDesigns.etsy.com for more handmade items!

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Your purchases helped bring our girl to us to foster...and then we failed and kept her! heartkissing_heartheart️ Thank you for supporting our little biz...
Adding size 17-24” to the shop today. Both sizes are now ready to ship at www.GreytEscape.etsy.com!
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About

Stylish handmade martingale collars, tag collars and leashes for your dogs

Our life with Greyhounds began in 2002 with our first adoption. With Riley by our side, I was inspired to start a small business in 2006 from my home called Greyt Escape (Your Greyhound's Vacation Destination!) nestled between the Catalina and Rincon Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Next to the Saguaro National Park we enjoy an abundance of nature and wildlife.

Back then, it was hard to find a nice martingale collar so, a few years later I began sewing again and started Greyt Escape Accessories. Adding the most beautiful, fun colorful and sometimes quirky trims to each piece.

I spend my days between caring for the rescued greyhounds, adding new designs to Greyt Escape Accessories, and filling up Chella Bella Designs also here on Etsy. In addition, I help head a fundraiser (Beading Divas To The Rescue) and grow a 4 seasons organic garden.

Enjoy your shopping experience and don't forget to post photos of your hounds wearing Greyt Escape collars to the Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/GreytEscapeGreyhounds

www.ChellaBellaDesigns.etsy.com
www.LizzieStardust.etsy.com (Beading Divas)

Creative inspiration from our Riley & Opa (at the bridge), Lucy & Sachi and all the more than 100 hounds who have stayed with us.......

Shop members

  • Chelle

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    A designer at heart with far too many years in the retail sales world, I enjoy having my Etsy shop(s) as I watch my items travel the world while hanging out with the Greyhounds at home.

  • Brian

    Shipper

    Generally drops all the packages off so they can safely start their travels toward you!

  • Mark

    Creator

    Graphic Designer, previously designed some of the images found exclusively on Greyt Escape note cards and holiday cards.

  • Amy

    Creator

    Graphic Designer, previously designed some of the images found exclusively on Greyt Escape note cards and holiday cards.

Production partners

  • Printer

    Canada

    Photos for note cards and other printed items are taken by Greyt Escape. Graphic Designs are created by Greyt Escape with the assistance of a Graphic Designer. Images are printed by a manufacturer for quality and a professional finish.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions
RETURNS / EXCHANGES

All items must be returned in original condition for a return or exchange.

If there is a problem with the workmanship of the item, please contact me in the specified time frame above so that we can discuss the issue and come to a resolution. If damage has occurred, item must be returned.

Sizing details

It is recommended that you take your dogs current collar and lay it next to a ruler. This will show you the current size it inches.

Don't have a current collar?
Take a piece of string and measure your dogs neck. Lay the string next to a ruler to get the size in inches.

When measuring a collar, you are getting the "exact size". It is recommended that you order a collar that has at least 4" of adjustment space to securely adjust it to you hounds size.

Measuring For A collar

How Do I measure for a martingale collar?

If your dog currently wears martingale collar, you can check for sizing on the label. Otherwise, measure your dogs neck and head.

One of the most important questions is:

"Is your dogs head bigger or smaller than their neck?"
~Because there is no clasp or buckle on the martingale collar, the collar needs to be able to go over the dogs head and be readjusted.

Measure your dogs neck and widest part of the head (usually under the chin and up around the ears). These two measurements give you a high and low number to be used when ordering the collar.

It is recommended that you leave a couple inches on the high & low end of the size you measured so that you have room to adjust the collar.

Sizing details

Is this collar too wide or narrow?

This is a decision only you can make. What is your dogs current collar width? Does that width suit your needs? Dogs with short necks tend to wear more narrow collars. Dogs with long necks do well with the wider versions. Because every breed is different, you are the best person to determine their needs.

Care instructions

Can I wash this collar?

Yes. Spot cleaning is most recommended due to the fine details of the trim. However, I have washed many versions of the collars my own hounds have worn without much change in finish.

Wash on gentle, cold water, mild detergent. Lay flat to dry. Some trim may fade or lose the metallic finish. However, the webbing will not stretch or fade.

If fibers in the trim are loose due to daily wear & tear, try lightly heating them with a match or lighter (without burning them!) prior to washing. Loose fibers can occur due to scratching, rolling around, rough play, etc.

Custom and personalized orders

Can I return / exchange a custom item?

Because the item was made specially for you, it cannot be exchanged or returned unless the finished product does not match the request. I.E. wrong size, trim, etc...

Local Orders

Though I realize that local buyers may not want to pay shipping, I do not have store front and am unable to "meet" for purchase pick-ups. I do try to keep shipping prices at a minimum however, shipping is based on the weight & size of each piece so, I do have to maintain those prices.

What is a Martingale Dog Collar?

A martingale collar is designed specifically to help prevent your dog from escaping it's collar. There are no buckles and the collar is fit more loosely than a tag collar. Fitted properly, a martingale collar will not fit tightly or choke your dog but, when engaged, will tighten to prevent escape. Because the collar tightens when engaged (a dog pulls or, attempts to back out of the collar), it is not recommended that the collar be worn unless you are walking your dog or out in a public venue where it is needed. Alternately, a tag collar can be worn in the house. Scratching at any collar may cause the detailed trim to be damaged. This is considered wear and tear. You are responsible for determining the proper use of all collars purchased.

Trouble Shooting The Martingale Collar

Martingale collars have several inches of adjustment opportunity. By expanding the collar properly, it will sit flush on your dogs neck.

Having trouble figuring out how to expand the collar?
Is the short loop "hanging funny?"
Watch this video to learn how to correctly expand the collar prior to putting it on your dog.

Watch the video on the Greyt Escape "About" page for a guide to using & adjusting the martingale dog collar.