I always hate it when I find a really cute collar and leash set for Abbie and Gunner but then they hurt my hands when Gunner pulls me around town (seriously, he is crazy strong!). I longed for a collar and leash set that was both stylish and comfortable to me and my dogs. And guess what! I found exactly that with Monro Pets!
Monro Pets launched their business mid 2019 and hit the ground running, paws to pavement. Their collars and leashes are vibrant in color and attractive in design. So, not only did they meet my requirements, but they exceeded my expectations. It’s so much easier to spot Abbie and Gunner when they run off at the dog park! Monro Pets offers beautiful and unique designs that really stand out from the crowd!
When our Monro Pets box arrived, I was really excited to open it and feel the difference. I loved what I saw but really fell in love when I walked Abbie and Gunner with their accessories. My hand didn’t hurt nearly as bad due to Gunner pulling! Seriously, y’all! Gunner is such a sweet boy… But he failed intermediate training with flying colors. He is SO bad at pulling when on the leash! Monro Pets was heaven sent!
Monro Pets’ leashes have extra padding on the handles so you get added support and comfort. But beyond that, they offer the same support and comfort to their collars. That means you and Fido are both extra supported, padded, and comforted for your adventures! Whether that’s being pulled around the city, walking into the dog park, or just trying to get those Instagram-worthy pictures of your fur baby. These collar and leash sets definitely make a statement wherever you choose to show them off!
Did I mention how soft the material is?! I did? Well, the material is SO soft! Their products combine polyester and neoprene for softness and durability. You don’t have to worry about it causing you or your dog any discomfort! Soft, beautiful, and easy to clean makes for a happy dog mom! If your dogs are as rough and prone to getting into mud and other messes like Abbie and Gunner, you will be happy to know that you just need cool water and dish soap to clean your Monro Pets collars and leashes! Because cleaning them is so quick, convenient, and easy, you don’t have to be afraid to take these collars and leashes out on the town. These are PERFECT for everyday life! So, whether your dog is hanging out inside or sniffing around outside, Monro Pets collars and leashes are ready for all your dog’s activities.
Monro Pets is a pet products company in Orlando, FL. They design and sell unique dog collars and leashes that are cute, clever, quirky, and just flat out COOL. Because they just launched earlier this year, they are only offering a few styles. But, we’re excited for what they have in store for 2020! The anticipation is killing us! So, what are our current favorites? They are all SO attractive it is hard to choose. They have a design for the girliest pups, the boyish dogs, and modern pooch.
Ready to get to know the creators of Monro Pets? Let’s jump in!
How Did You Get Started?
Monro Pets got started by 3 friends: Christen, Jose and Ricardo. We worked with each other before and wanted to do something together. (Christen and Jose are partners.) We all wanted creative freedom and something to call our own. Years ago, Ricardo would mention to Christen about making something cool for dogs. It was always said in a joking way, but he was serious. In 2018, Ricardo started doing some research and he found out that it was easy to make collars and leashes. From there, we got serious about making dog products. Christen created the current designs. Jose worked on the website. Ricardo handled manufacturing. From there, we launched the Monro Pets website on July 1, 2019!
Tell us About Your Pet(s)!
For Christen and Jose, they have 3 dogs: Lola, Mia and Leia. They all have a personality of their own. Lola is a Maltese and Christen’s first dog. She is the smallest one, but full of energy and so loyal. Lola is the queen of the 3 dogs we have.
Mia is a Miniature Schnauzer and Jose’s first dog. She was 4 months old when Jose got her. They were inseparable and partners in crime! Mia is very independent and knows the most of the tricks.
Last, but not least is Leia the Miniature Schnauzer (pronounced like Princess Leia). She represents the love Christen and Jose have for each other, since they got her together. Leia is the most lovable and sweetest pup. She will melt your heart with her eyes. Those are our pups and we love them so much!
For Ricardo, he currently does not have a pet. He grew up having lots of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. He would also catch lizards around the yard try to take care of them. His last pet was a German Shepherd he had for over 10 years. His name was Buster. He was so big and energetic. He loved playing with large balls, like basketballs and footballs. Unfortunately, he passed away of heartworms. It was a sad time. In the future, he and his wife want to adopt a rescue dog from a local shelter.
What and Who Influences Your Work?
The things that influence our work are what matter to us. For Christen, she gets inspiration from things that bring her joy. Video games, Japanese fashion, and contrast of nature and geometry inspire her. For Jose, it’s books, games, movies, websites, photography and life experiences. For Ricardo, being able to create something that people can use and enjoy influences his work. Meaningful work inspires him. He wants to build something that can benefit the community, people and their pets.
What is/are Your Favorite Brands and Why?
Here are a few dog brands we like. The first one is Ripley and Rue. They make some adorable dog bandanas and products for dog owners. Their designs are cute and you can personalize them. The second on is Ruffwear. They make products for dogs who are active and outdoors. You can tell they have put a lot of thought into their designs. They have a reputation for quality dog products. The last one is Woof! Orlando. They are a local dog grooming and boutique. Their service is amazing and there’s a variety of dog products. People from around the area love them!
What is New For Your Company in 2020?
We plan to launch a harness and new designs for our collars and leashes in the Spring or Summer.
We cannot WAIT to see what 2020 brings to this group of friends! We are excited to watch their journey and keep our readers in-the-know along the way.
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