About Us

Where It All Began

I have vivid memories of bottle feeding orphaned lambs as a young child on our farm. I even remember rescuing many a slug in my parents’ garden from the horrible fate of being salted by my brothers.

I guess you could say I’ve always been into rescue and adoption.

That’s why I believe it was fate when I met a greyhound owner in 2007 who had started a martingale collar company but could no longer keep up with her business. In keeping with my personality, I rescued the business from her after seeing its enormous potential, and the new iteration of Classic Hound was born!

Since then, our product line has expanded and changed to meet the needs of our customers and their pets.

 

Our Fabulous Testers

 

My tester at the time was, of course, a rescued Supermutt named Dewey. My husband and I found Dewey in the middle of the woods in Bend, Oregon during a family camping trip; he was dehydrated, scabby, and so thin it was a wonder he was even alive. He wore no collar and had not been fixed, so we don’t know if he had ever been somebody’s pet or not. I fell in love instantly and he has been a part of our family ever since. Dewey has taught me that every dog can benefit from a martingale—not just whippets and greyhounds—especially if they tend to be “pullers” when they walk. He has also taught me the meaning of unconditional love.

Dewey is a stickler for fashion and durability, so he keeps the business sharp!

 

Our second tester, Abby, joined the Classic Hound family in 2009. She was a rescue whippet from New York City that we adopted while we lived in upstate New York. Poor little Abby bounced around from apartment to apartment and owner to owner until someone thought to send her to a Whippet rescue, and now she models designer martingales for Classic Hound and is an integral part of our family.

Abby is all about form and function, but she's got a designer's eye and can spot high fashion from a mile away (she is from NYC after all).  We're most grateful for her help maintaining the best possible martingales on the market!

Let Classic Hound Rescue You

If you are anything like I was when I rescued my first dog, chances are you are looking for that perfect canine gear that is as fashionable as it is durable, that will hold up through long romps through the woods and splashes through the surf. You’ve come to the right place. Browse our catalog of long-lasting products to find just the right match for you and your pup.


Ellen
 

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We're located in the beautiful state of Maine - a pretty sweet place for dogs or humans to call home. 

At Classic Hound we are passionate about dogs and feel strongly that they deserve high quality gear that is as fashionable as it is durable.  Abby and Dewey wear Classic Hound attire year round and rip it up in style as they put our products to the test.  

The result is a product line we are proud to stand behind and share with fashion hounds {and their people} everywhere!