Dogs and their Dapper Duds

We have blogged about Sirius Republic collars a few times now. Most notably, here and here. But finally, finally, we are able to introduce our own pups, and their spiffy collar choices! Drum rolllllll… (Please, no flash photography, and hold your applause until the end.)

Gia Sue, looking pretty in paisley!

Gia Sue, looking pretty in paisley!

Tonka Tue, our dapper dude in this manly selection.

Tonka Tue, our dapper dude in this manly selection.

And then there was one…

Yes, that really is the best I could do...

Geege Louise. Yes, that really is the best we could do…

But at least her collar is cute, right?

While I had pretty high expectations while anticipating the arrival of the dogs’ new duds, I was even more pleasantly surprised than I thought I would be. The quality of these collars just can’t be described, but I will do my best. The patterns are bright and bold, and the collars themselves are much thicker than they appear, backed with nylon. I expect that this will enable them to be worn for months to come. In addition, they were perfectly sized to each of our pups’ unique measurements. I am so thrilled with our purchase and the customer service that I am already looking forward to the day when we will need additional collars, just so that I can return to Sirius Republic… the hardest part of the whole process was making our selections!

You may also have noticed their unique and eye-catching custom tags. You can find them at Sew Olive. We adore them… and think they pair perfectly with the Sirius collars.

Siriusly Fashionable

Happy Friday, friends! We will keep it short and sweet today. I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but the collars you see on our dogs in most of the photos are in pretty sorry shape. We have been wanting to place an order with Sirius Republic since before we even started this blogging adventure! You may remember this post. Well, the time has finally come. We are ready to place our order!

Before we place the order, we wanted to check in with our readers. Do you have any input as to what collars we should order for the pups? We would like for them to coordinate between the three dogs, but not match. Also, we want the pattern choices to be indicative of each of the dog’s respective personality traits, and compatible with their coat collars and markings. By now, most of you probably know their personalities almost as well as we do. Do you think they are conveyed in our choices? Do you have better suggestions? Check out the Sirius Republic selection of patterns here!

Gaige’s Collar

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Gaige is the pup that is adorable, mischevious and spunky, and constantly getting into something. A daddy’s girl, she knows how to flit her lashes and wiggle her tail just right to squeak her way out of trouble. She loves to play rough but is also a cuddle bug. Also, Foster Dad has a thing for cherry emblems and vintage patterns.

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Georgia’s Collar

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Gia girl is the laid-back one of the group, never letting much get her worked up. She loves food and snuggles more than anything else in life, and is always up for some fun. She can be a bit stubborn, but only because she knows that she has us wrapped around her little white-tipped-tail.

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Tonka’s Collar

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Tonka is our gentleman, a friend to all! His haters call him a teacher’s pet or a suck-up, but they’re just jealous that he has brains, brawns, and beauty. Obedience and loyalty are his greatest strengths, especially when his mama is a part of the equation. As a high school stereotype, Tonka would be the handsome jock that is friends with everyone, gets good grades, and helps your grandma across the street! We are having a little bit more trouble choosing his perfect pattern, so can you help us by voting?!
 
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Red? Blue?

Red? Blue?

Take a look at their options and let us know if there is one that stands out to you as being perfect for the Tonkinator! We also love the gray sugar skulls, but are worried it might be too feminine for him. Also the Brewskies, and Bon Voyage… oh dear, we just can’t decide!

Do your dogs wear Sirius Republic collars? And if not, what in the world are you waiting for?! Sirius Republic has graciously offered a discount code to our loyal readers. If you are ready to take the plunge and make your dogs the most stylish ones on the block, head on over to their website and enter this code to enjoy 10% off: AFMF10. Thank you SR! You guys rock 🙂 ALSO, please don’t forget to enter the LCPO rescue code (RPLC97). This will send 20% of the sales their way, helping troubled pups like our sweet Georgia peach!

Enjoy the weekend, friends!

Fundraiser: Prize #3 – Siriusly Cool!

Try to think back to one of your more intimidating transitions to the first day of classes. Perhaps it was your entrance into middle or high school. At least for any of us girly-girls, the first day of school was all about The Outfit. It had to be just right; not too dressy, so that you looked like you were trying too hard, but just put together enough to turn a few heads. You know what I’m talking about… Anyway, in each generation, there was that one Had-to-Have item to complete every wardrobe. You saw all the upperclassmen with it, and knew that if you could just get your hands on one of your own, your life would be complete, and your social status would be secured. Maybe it was a certain accessory: a cool pair of Doc Martens a few decades ago, which might be comparable to a comfy set of Uggs these days. Regardless, these items served as the ultimate status symbol in the ever-evolving hierarchy of your pre-pubescent peers. (Okay, so maybe all of you weren’t also fashion-focused drama-queens… )

Sirius Republic: Custom Collars

You may be asking yourself, how on Earth does this relate to dogs? Well, I’m getting there. About a year ago, I began following some popular blogs relating to pit bull rescue and fostering, and I was instantly hooked. I noticed that all of these famous dogs, who were practically celebrities in my eyes, sported such attractive collars. I found myself wondering if their owners all had superb taste, or just happened to shop at the same places! In fact, it turns out that both assumptions are true… the discerning owners of some of our favorite pup-stars, all choose to shop at Sirius Republic. Don’t believe me? I have photographic evidence!

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Turk & Rufus, & all of their foster siblings (L, above) – from Our Waldo Bungie

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Athena – from Pitlandia

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Heidi – from Kate with a Camera

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And of course, The Chickster and Doodlebug – from Love & a 6-Foot Leash. (‘Bug, shown above, just so happens to be Gaige’s celebrity crush… don’t tell him though, I think she would be embarrassed.)

In case those precious mugs weren’t enough to make you fall madly in love with Sirius Republic, let me tell you more. First of all, they offer an INSANE amount of fabrics from which you can choose, in order to find a pattern most appropriate for your pup’s particular style and personality. They also have various styles of collar, with the martingale being the most popular. This allows the collar to be removed easily, without letting the dog pull out of it when leashed. It is all the rage for foster families to scoop up a Sirius collar for their new foster dogs, to symbolize their journey to a new life! Oftentimes, they keep these collars, and then send their dog off with a brand new style, once they’ve been adopted. We just love that idea!

While they are well-known for their collars, Sirius Republic also branches out into other areas of fashion. One of my favorite new products is the Sirius ‘Snood,’ which offers the ultimate in warmth and style. It is essentially a neck warmer for your dog! Two of their patterns are modeled on the dashing Miss M and the dapper Mr B from Two Pitties in the City.

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Sirius Republic makes high-quality products, and truly cares about the satisfaction of each and every customer. Even more impressive, they are proud supporters of animal rescue organizations, including ours, LCPO! A portion of every sale is donated to their partnering animal rescues. To make a purchase from Sirius, simply enter in the LCPO code (RPLC97) and you will be (stylishly!) helping pit bulls in need!

Compliments of Sirius, one of our lucky winners will have the opportunity to select a dog collar in the pattern of their choice!  All you need to do to is enter our contest, which benefits LCPO. Each $10 donation you pledge will qualify you for one entry towards any of our 10 prizes! These giveaways will be announced each day, but remember that we have already unveiled some here and here. We are working to raise $500, and have only had a few donations made… that means that your chances of winning something are about 100%, as of today! So get to it, people. 😉