||Welcome to Trendy Hounds!
My name is Kathleen & I’m the sole owner/collar
maker of Trendy Hounds martingale collars and
leashes. I live in South Carolina, USA,
with my husband, 2 sons, a rat terrier mix, a
cane corso, and my son’s hunting dog.
My love for dogs is my greatest inspiration.
Growing up we always had lots of dogs and over
the years I’ve had a Pekinese, several rescue
dogs, (3) retired racing greyhounds, and a bull
After adopting our first retired
racing greyhound in 2005, I started hunting for
martingale collars to outfit him with. The
first few martingale dog collars we purchased
didn’t last long and were very expensive.
This led to the beginning of Trendy Hounds
martingale collars and leashes.
I decided to tear one of the worn-out
collars apart & figure out how to make them myself.
The first couple of collars I tried making took hours to
make. It was a nightmare, but fun at the same
time. The only time I had ever used a sewing
machine was for straight stitch curtains, so this was
definitely a challenge. However, I was determined
to figure out a way to make my dog quality martingale
collars for a lot less than what I could buy them for
I started out making 1.5 inch size
“medium” martingale collars for greyhounds only.
It wasn’t long before customers were requesting
collars in other collar widths and sizes, which led to
gradually adding the ¾ inch, 1 inch, and 2 inch width
martingale collars in various sizes (x-small, small,
medium, large, and x-large) for ALL BREEDS of dogs.
I continually research supplies
(hardware, webbing, grosgrain, jacquard ribbon, woven
ribbon, etc.) for the best quality and of course the
best pricing so I can offer quality martingale collars
at affordable prices.
All Trendy Hounds martingale collars
are lined with a fuzzy felt lining to help prevent bald
spots on the dog’s neck.
This fuzzy felt lining sets Trendy Hounds
martingale dog collars apart from other collar makers.
CUSTOMER SERVICE--I try to imagine how I would
like to be treated if I were the customer.
You can’t always please everyone all the time,
but I do my best to try.
I don’t pre-sew collars because I never know what
size or collar width will be needed so I only make
collars as they are ordered.
I know when someone places an order they can’t
wait to see their new collar(s) so I do my best to
get orders out as soon as possible.
I have a 3 to 5 business day processing (sewing)
time to give myself time to get orders sewn.
It’s not uncommon for me to stay up to 1am or 2am
sewing collars to keep up with orders & get them
shipped out as soon as possible.
**NOTE**We recently lost
our bullmastiff (Khali) on Sept. 2, 2012 and were
blessed to find Sofi (cane corso) the newest member
to our family. In the picture she is almost 21