SidneyandBetty

Luxury Handmade Dog Accessories

York, United Kingdom
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Announcement    BLACK FRIDAY SALE - there’s 20% off everything over at SidneyandBetty.com!

Welcome to our store, we can't wait to make your best friend something stylish, sustainable and safe!

** Sizing**
One of the things we do best is making sure your dog has a bespoke accessory that fits perfect. BUT we can only do this if you help us out and do the following:

Please, please measure your dog before ordering as our sizes may be different to other brands.
Check out our measuring video on YouTube that we've created to help you https://youtu.be/7qWSFnyyaYQ
Get in touch - we'd love to help you pick the best size, we always reply quickly and we never disappoint.

Follow us on instagram for all the latest product launches and promotions @sidneyandbetty

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 25, 2022

BLACK FRIDAY SALE - there’s 20% off everything over at SidneyandBetty.com!

Welcome to our store, we can't wait to make your best friend something stylish, sustainable and safe!

** Sizing**
One of the things we do best is making sure your dog has a bespoke accessory that fits perfect. BUT we can only do this if you help us out and do the following:

Please, please measure your dog before ordering as our sizes may be different to other brands.
Check out our measuring video on YouTube that we've created to help you https://youtu.be/7qWSFnyyaYQ
Get in touch - we'd love to help you pick the best size, we always reply quickly and we never disappoint.

Follow us on instagram for all the latest product launches and promotions @sidneyandbetty

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About SidneyandBetty

Sales 1,079
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Bespoke, luxury dog accessories designed for your best friend

Welcome to Sidney and Betty. My name is Preya and I am a dog lover, designer, knitter, sewer and fashion addict. I've always loved being creative and I remember getting my first pair of knitting needles when I was about seven and set about learning how to knit so I could make my doll an outfit. I loved creating clothes for all my toys and embellishing my own things to make them unique and special. I always desperately wanted a pet and if I'd been allowed a dog they would have been the best dressed pup around!

It wasn't until my first little dog (Sidney) came into my life that I started looking for lovely accessories for him to wear. I could never quite find what I wanted, something really unique, high quality, safe and special. Being a dog mama wasn't plain sailing at first - Sidney was a very hyper, stubborn little pup who just couldn't leave the cats alone (oh how stressful that was!). BUT he was also the most gentle and silly little boy in the world. We discovered that he loves recall and will do anything if he gets told he's a good boy. He's my best boy and he deserved outfits that would show that to the world!

I've always made clothes for myself and I love learning and challenging myself to try new techniques. So I started designing dog harnesses, drafting patterns and refining them over time. I try to be as sustainable as possible, the majority of my products are made with Harris Tweed, which can only be weaved in the Hebrides by Islanders. The wool comes from sheep on the islands that's spun into yarn, the yarn is dyed and weaved into cloth which is then finished in the mills and stamped with the Orb. It's a beautiful cloth that carries with it tradition, skill and magic. Other fabrics that I use are cottons and designer deadstock.

When I first launched my business I couldn't imagine where it is today. I'm lucky to be part of an amazing community of dog lovers. Every time I make a sale, or someone messages me to ask for something special it makes me feel so happy and proud. I love seeing wedding photos and I still can't believe that I get the privilege of making such important pieces.

I believe that quality craftsmanship speaks for itself. I take a lot of time and care over each and every piece. My aim is to make beautiful, bespoke dog accessories that fit your best friend perfectly.

Shop members

  • Preya

    Owner, Designer, Shipper

    I'm Preya and I'm the designer, tailor, marketer, question answerer and dog cuddler of SidneyandBetty. :) I love creating, sewing, knitting and stitching. If I'm not cutting and making 'm probably on Instagram or dreaming up new designs.

  • Betty

    Princess Baby

    Betty is our sweet, feisty baby girl who rules the roost. She might be nearly six but she loves nothing more than being held and cuddled! She loves to model but only because she gets a tasty reward - no payment, no photo!

  • Sidney

    Best Boy

    Sidney is our top model, bum wagger and all round silly boy. He loves to sit and have his picture taken, he loves walkies and he hates birdies!!

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2020

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How long does shipping take? And what do you charge?

We offer free shipping on all U.K. orders.

In the UK we use Royal Mail Second Class.

For international orders we use International Standard - this is NOT a tracked service, any customers wishing to have tracking and faster delivery need to select a delivery upgrade.

My dog doesn't seem to like wearing a harness, what can I do?

Sometimes wearing a harness or collar can feel strange to a dog. It can also be scary for some dogs to put a harness over their heads. Try to get your dog used to putting the harness on and wearing it in the house before going out. You can also use treats and rewards to praise your dog for putting the harness on. Soon enough it will become their favourite game!

My dog pulls when walked, are these harnesses suitable for him?

Although we've tested Sidney&Betty harnesses on walks (and believe us Betty has put them through their paces) and we check each one before dispatch, we don't recommend them for big dogs who pull hard on their lead.

Please use your judgement when walking near cars, roads and traffic as we cannot be held responsible for any incidents that may occur.

Please check your harness regularly for signs of wear and tear, and do not use if damaged.

Why are some of your products more expensive than others?

We take pride in our craftsmanship and the materials we use. We specialise in high quality tweeds and designer fabric. Some of these materials are more expensive to purchase than others.

Sometimes we have to waste material to make sure you get the best placement of print on the harness.

We also use high quality heavy duty contoured buckles and fixings because we want our products to be as strong and well made as possible.

We take time and care to make sure every stitch is right. We don't use glue or other shortcuts, we aim to sew to perfection :)

Care instructions

All of our fabric harnesses and collars can be hand washed and should be dried flat. We have been known on occasion to throw them in the machine on a gentle cycle - no more than 30 degrees and no spin. If your harness or collar has metal hardware we recommend popping the item inside a wash bag or sock to prevent scratching.

Our settle mat/travel beds can we washed at 40 degrees, dried flat and ironed with a warm iron.

My dog is smaller/larger than your sizes, can you help?

Yes, we have a 2XS and 2XL size - these are available on request. The reason for this is that the 2XS size doesn't work with some of the bigger prints - so we like to advise customers on their choice of print. The 2XL may require bigger fixings depending on how strong and heavy your dog is - so we prefer to talk to customers about their dog's needs rather than offer something generic.

How do I know what size harness to buy for my dog?

The best (and only) way to know what the right size is for your dog, is to measure them. All you need to do is take two simple measurements, these are - their neck and chest.

Neck - you need to measure where you want the harness to sit, this is normally lower than where they'd wear a collar.

Chest - measure behind their front legs at the widest part of their body. The chest strap on harnesses is adjustable so you don't need to worry too much about getting this spot on.

Then have a look at our size charts - there's one in the photos of every listing and choose a size. If your dog is between sizes just drop us a note, as every harness is made to order it's easy to adjust the sizes.

If the harness doesn't fit what do I do?

We're happy to exchange items that don't fit, but really we'd prefer to get it right first time round. The only way we can do this is if you measure your dog, and if you're not sure get in touch with us so we can help advise you.

If you want an exchange then please contact us to ask for one, from there you will need to pay for shipping of the exchange item and send it back to us. Our address is on the back of the packaging, if you don't have it anymore just get in touch.