Caring for Your Danes & Divas Items

Care for your Danes & Divas items as you would with your favourite designer item.
Just like with your favourite sweater or pair of shoes, we recommend having more than one collar or harness in your pet's accessory rotation to reduce the wear and tear on one item significantly.
Check your pet's collar, leash and harness regularly to ensure that the hardware components are in tip-top shape and replace your pet's accessories as needed. 

For Designer Cotton & Linen Fabric Collars, Harnesses and Leashes:

Gently hand washing as needed will bring new life to your pup's dirty collar.
Use a mild detergent, warm water and lay flat to dry for best results.
Thoroughly dry all metal components with a soft cloth after washing but before setting out to dry.
Some items may have more specific care instructions such as spot cleaning, though this will be noted within the item description. 
Pressing: If wrinkled, press as needed by adjusting the collar or harness straps to their largest settings. With the fabric-side facing up, cover straps with a press cloth or tea towel and gently press each strap with steam. For stubborn wrinkles, spritz fabric side with water, place pressing cloth and press with steam.

PolyCanvas & Polyester Woven Ribbon Collars, Harnesses and Leashes:

Hand wash or machine wash on a gentle cycle with a wash bag.
Use a mild detergent, warm water and lay flat to dry.
Thoroughly dry all metal components with a soft cloth after washing but before setting out to dry.
Re-treat collars with our favourite non-toxic, locally produced "DryGuy" Stain Guard which will help in creating a barrier between dirt, mud and stains and your pup's favourite collar or harness. 
Pressing: If wrinkled, press as needed by adjusting the collar or harness straps to their largest settings. With the fabric-side facing up, cover straps with a press cloth or tea towel and gently press each strap with steam. For stubborn wrinkles, spritz fabric side with water, place pressing cloth and press with steam.

Hardware Care:

To clean up brass hardware and have it sparkling like new, a non-toxic jeweller's rouge polishing cloth can restore the sparkle and shine of our limited edition Rose Gold and Brass hardware components. 

Bandana Care:
Hand wash with mild detergent, hang or lay flat to dry.
Press with iron as needed on wrong-side of material (right-side of material facing down).  

Bow Ties & Collar Flower Care:

Spot clean with a mild detergent and warm water.
To reshape, hold an iron 1"-2" above the bow tie and hit the steam. Let the bow cool for several seconds and pinch the bow in the centre, then the top and bottom pleats. Repeat as needed. 
Bows & Flowers are designed for occasional wear. 
To extend the life of detachable accessories and ensure the safety of your pet, remove collar accessories when your pet is adventuring or left unattended.

Please note that no collar, harness, leash or bow tie is indestructible.
Wear and tear will depend on your pup's unique lifestyle (and their pawdicures!). Lucky pups that lounge indoors all day will wear into their collars a lot differently than more adventurous pups that can't resist a good dirt pile or frequent dog parks and beaches.
If your pup is particularly active, our new PolyCanvas line, Nude Essentials collection, Vegan Leather collars and leads as well as our Polyester Woven Ribbon items will compliment their lifestyle best.

Danes & Divas Sizing

COLLARS

SIZE

COLLAR LENGTH

RECOMMENDATION

CAT 7"-10" Fits most cats and kittens.
Features a breakaway safety buckle
Extra Small (XS) 7"-10"

Suitable for toy breeds up to 5lbs

Small (S) 10"-14" Suitable for small breeds up to 18lbs 
Medium (M) 12"-16"

Suitable for small + medium breeds up to 40lbs

Large (L) 15"-21"

Suitable for medium + large breeds up to 90lbs 

Extra Large (XL) 19"-27"

Suitable for large + giant breeds up to 150lbs

 

HARNESSES

Our harnesses come in two styles. The H-Harness for cats and rabbits or the Step-In Harness for dogs. Our H-Harnesses require neck and girth measurements.
Step-In Harnesses only require a girth measurement.

Size

Adjustable Length

Recommendation

XS H-Harness  Neck: 7"-9" Girth: 10"-14" Small Rabbits + Petite Cats
Small H-Harness Neck: 9"-13" Girth: 12"-17" Larger Rabbits + Cats
XS Step-In Harness 8"-13" Girth Toy breeds up to 5lbs
Small Step-In Harness 12"-18" Girth Small breed dogs
Medium Step-In Harness 16"-23" Girth

Small to Medium Breeds

Large Step-In Harness 21"-29" Girth

Medium to Large Breeds up to 65lbs

XL Step-In-Harness CUSTOM

Please send us an email with your dog's chest and girth measurements to ensure the best fit

How to measure your dog for a harness
BOW TIES

Our bow ties are made to attach to any collar up to a 1.5" width. Simply select your pet's bow tie based on your preference or as per our recommendations below. 

Size

 Recommendations

3" Suitable for puppies, cats and toy breeds
4" Suitable for small to large breeds
5" Suitable for large to giant breeds


OVER-THE-COLLAR BANDANAS

The bandana you choose should only occupy three-quarters of the length of your dog's collar. This will allow room to access the collar's d-ring and buckle.

Size

Dimensions

 Recommendations

XS 6"W x 4.5" Drop Cats + Teacup Breeds
Small 8"W x 6" Drop Dogs up to 20lbs
Medium 10"W x 7" Drop Dogs up to 40lbs
L/XL 14"W x 9" Drop Dogs up to 150lbs
 
Measurements are recorded in inches. 
As purchases are a final sale, we recommend measuring your pet before ordering.
Each item is tailor-made to the specifications you select. If alterations are required to the standard measurements above, please make your request here.
Be sure to refer to safety tips regarding detachable collar accessories here.