This site is the realization of a dream come true due to the special love of a little monkey-faced dog named Oz (Princess Ozma). Because of Oz, I now make martingale collars, hand painted glassware (tea lamps, vases, wine glasses), magnetic bracelets (human) and magnetic collars (dog). I’ll tell you more about the collars later, but first let me tell you about my Oz.
In 2005 I received Oz through Affenpinscher Rescue, an organization of volunteers from across the country who are dedicated to helping Affenpinschers in need. Oz was saved from a puppy mill in Oklahoma where she was breeding stock. For the past eight years she has been my life's work. Yes, I rescued her, but she now owns my heart. Her courage and zest for life are contagious, and she has become a truly fabulous dog! And I attribute some of that to martingale collars. Unfortunately, Oz died in August 2016. I am continuing her legacy by continuing to make martingale collars. She has impacted so many people and dogs by my sharing her story! She truly was an ambassador for Affenpinschers and my collars. I miss her so, but I have two other Affenpinschers, Spock and Butterfly.
Although Oz is not a sight hound, she needed a martingale collar because of her way of slipping out (shark spin) of regular collars. Because I couldn't find one, I started to make them.
My collars are made in all sizes—from mini (7 to 9 inches) to extra large (20 to 29 inches). I also use a variety of fabrics from which you can choose. However, if I don’t have what you’re looking for, you can email me with a specific fabric design, and I will customize it for you. My email address is mary at givemepaws.com.