Now that we have a super fabulous and rather large office to run our marketing agency, Arma Communications, from, we’ve been thinking about taking Ayla in with us. Our lease has no stipulations about dogs, and we’d usually take her in on days when we wouldn’t have clients in (unless they know and love her!) but she would have someone to keep her company while she snores the morning away.

As luck would have it, Hot Dog Collars, contacted me recently and asked if Ayla and I would like to try out their products. Of course I said yes because we love being guinea pigs, and I have to admit that making a selection in their vast website took me a bit of time. Hot Dog Collars is the worldwide leader in online pet accessories including dog collars, ID Tags, Licensed Pet gear, and more…so there is a lot of stuff to look through. We settled on the Chantilly Teal Dog Leash, a personalized Ayla Starfish Dog Collar and I just had to try out the Rubit Curve Rhinestone Dog Tag Clip.

Shortly after the order was placed, our package arrived with everything in side. The leash and collar were super cute and a nice lightweight nylon. The personalized starfish collar turned out really nice — and now people who visit at the office can see Ayla in something other than her big Julius K9 harness. And it has to be more comfortable. But the one drawback of regular collars when you have a dog with a massive furry neck is that their neck is often bigger than their head…and if she pulls in the opposite direction, it’s been known to slip right off her head.


We went with one of the fancier styles for the leash because we’ll be using it as an “office leash.” I really like the pattern of this Chantilly Teal leash and it’s very sturdy despite the lightweight feeling. The nylon is soft and the leash is comfortable in your hand. It’s a good length as well at 5 feet long.


The Rubit Curve Rhinetsone Dog Tag Clip is a handy little carabiner-style device that allows you to clip your dog’s tags to the collar of the day…or to remove the tags easily if your pet wears a collar in the house and you don’t want to hear the jangling all day and night. You could also use the Rubit Dog Tag Clip to put a single key on the leash or collar of your dog — that way you don’t need to carry a ring of keys whenever you go out to walk your pup.


The mission of Hot Dog Collars is is to create “happy dogs and happy owners,” which carries through to their new RUFF (Rescue Us For Freedom) program. The company partners with charities, rescues, shelters, and similar groups  to help spread the word about these great organizations and the work they do.

The Verdict

All in all we were very happy with the products and their quality. The colors were like those seen on the website as well and the customer service was quick and attentive. So go over to Hot Dog Collars and have a look around!


Do you have a dog or dogs? Then this week’s giveaway is for you!


Hot Dog Collars Giveaway

I’m pleased to partner with to give away one $50 gift certificate to a single lucky winner. This will make a great present for your furry friend — or be a great early Christmas gift!

Main entry (required)

Go take a little stroll over to the Hot Dog Collars website and think abotu this: that you would love to have?

Which of the products on their site would you love to have?

Additional Entries

For each entry below that you complete, please leave a separate comment. If you already follow, “like”, subscribe, etc. you can still count these as extra entries…you do not need to subscribe again or refollow. Just leave your comment below for each entry below. All entries will be verified!

  • Follow Hot Dog Collars on Facebook. Leave a comment below with your Facebook name.
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment below with a link to the post. – You can retweet this daily until the contest ends, but please remember to leave a comment each day to receive your extra entries. For example, “Love the cute #dog gear from @hotdogcollars! Hope I win the $50 #Giveaway from @t_muehlbauer. #win #free ”
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The contest will be open until midnight EST, Thursday, September 17th, 2015.

Good luck!

Winner Selection

One US winners will be chosen via the WordPress plugin And the Winner Is...

Once the winner is announced, you will be contacted via email and will have one week to respond. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen.


Note: I received a free products from Hot Dog Collars so that I could experience their products first hand. I was in no way paid for this giveaway or to express my opinion. The thoughts are my own and have in no way been influenced by outside parties. The gift certificate is provided by Hot Dog Collars and No Ordinary Homestead will not be held responsible for any non-performance on the part of the vendor.