Planet Dog is pleased to announce that it has expanded its popular collection of Cozy Hemp Collars and Hemp Leashes to include three new colors (Pink, Blue and Natural) and new sizing. These ultimate, eco-friendly hemp dog collars and leashes have been best-sellers since the company was founded over 10 years ago. The Cozy Hemp Collars and Hemp Leashes are dyed naturally and made from hemp, one of nature's most durable fibers.
"One acre of hemp can produce as much usable fiber as four acres of cotton without the use of any pesticides," says Stephanie Volo, Planet Dog's President. "We are proud to offer dog products made from hemp and other eco-friendly materials that enable us to help preserve the romplands," adds Volo.
Thanks to a nylon-reinforced plastic quick release buckle, the Cozy Hemp Collars are extra durable and stand up to more rigorous salt-water swims, mud puddle baths, snowy romps and the occasional roll in the sand. The fleece lining ensures optimal comfort and because they are made of hemp, they soften over time, but remain strong. The Hemp Leash also features a soft and cozy fleece lining on the grip for human comfort.
"Like a great pair of jeans, our hemp collars and leashes get better with age," says Alex Fisher, Planet Dog's Founder. "It is what you would want to wear if you were a dog," adds Fisher.
In response to customer feedback, the Cozy Hemp Collars are now available in two sizes - medium (12-19" neck) and large (18-28" neck). The Hemp Leash continues to be available in one size (5").
Both the Cozy Hemp Collars and Hemp Leashes can be purchased in all six colors (Apple Green, Orange, Purple, Blue, Pink and Natural). The Cozy Hemp Collars are sold in case packs of 2 per color for $19.00 (medium) and $20.00 (large). The wholesale price for each is $9.50 (medium) and $10.00 (large) and the suggested retail prices are $18.95 (medium) and $19.95 (large).
The Hemp Leash is also sold in case packs of 2 per color for $22.00. The wholesale price is $11.00. Both the Cozy Hemp Collar and Leash are covered by Planet Dog’s 100% guarantee. The greenest way for retailers to place an order is online at www.planetdogretailer.com, but they can also purchase them by phone at 800-381-1516 (toll-free) or by fax at 207-761-1516.
In addition to the hemp collection, Planet Dog also offers several other green products for dogs. Not only are all of their award-winning Orbee-Tuff® toys recyclable, but they reuse 100% of their post-production material. The recycled material is used in their Orbee-Tuff® Regrind line, which features an assortment of recycled toys that are just as durable and minty as first-run Orbee-Tuff® toys. For dog lovers, Planet Dog offers an organic Green T collection and the Shammy, a hyper-absorbent towel made from 100% recycled wood chips.
Whether creating great products, providing financial resources or helping to educate consumers about canine-related issues, Planet Dog is proud to be a pet industry leader with proven socially responsible initiatives that bring people and dogs together for fun and mutual support.
"As a small company doing big things, our goal will always be to improve the world around us by giving back to our community, our workforce and the environment," says Fisher. "Our internal mantra is "think globally, act doggedly," adds Fisher.
Planet Dog’s corporate philanthropic arm is the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF). The Foundation, whose mission is to promote and celebrate programs that enable dogs to serve and support their best friends, receives a percentage of every Planet Dog purchase. In turn, it is donated back to non-profit canine service programs nationwide.
“We’re doing what no other pet product company is doing," says Volo. “We offer innovative, top-quality products that dogs love, all while supporting service dog programs, encouraging pet adoption and protecting Planet Earth. Our goal is for our actions to speak louder than woofs,” adds Volo.
Since January 2006, PDF has given away more than a half a million dollars in cash grants and in-kind donations to several worthy organizations. For more information and a full list of programs and grantees, please visit www.planetdogfoundation.org.