- Location: online only
- Website: foundmyanimal.com
We recently got an email from an AT friend, Bethany Obrecht, whose home we photographed for our upcoming book Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small Spaces (due out in Spring 2010). Her company, Found My Animal, makes accessories (really nice ones!) for adopted animals and then donates 25% of the profits to the Louis Animal Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to spaying/neutering and providing homes to animals who have not yet 'found' their people...
Found My Animal's custom-made rope used for the leashes (or leads) is made from a non-animal based material that is an extremely durable alternative to leather. The ends are then "whipped" (an old nautical term) for additional durability. The adjustable solid brass o-rings and solid bronze clips (marine grade cast Italian hardware) can be used in a variety of ways: as a simple hand-held leash of variable lengths, or strung around your waist, over your shoulder, or across your chest, or to clip your animal to a fence, a tree or a post.
The brass tags are each individually-numbered and stamped, allowing Found My Animal to keep track of the number of animals you have helped by supporting them, while the collars are made with 100% cotton canvas WAXWEAR — animal-safe wax for weatherproofing and increased strength.
All of the accessories are made in the U.S., and prices start at $42 for the collars and $52 for the leashes. You can purchase them online or from any one of these retailers. Harnesses are coming in September!
We love that Bethany has created such an admirable organization for supporting adopted animals, and you know when you purchase something from Found My Animal that you're not only getting a beautiful and well-made accessory for your pet, but also supporting a terrific cause.