Boots & Arrow Upcycles Reclaimed Cowboy Boots Into Beautiful Dog Collars

The Austin company donates a portion of its sales to a rescue dog in dire need of resources.

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Giving your dog something one-of-a-kind makes you both feel special, and giving back to animals in need while doing so is extra gravy on top. A new line of leather accessories out of Austin lets you do just that — and you get a little cowboy cred, too.

Boots & Arrow takes reclaimed cowboy boots, turns them into collars and leashes (starting at $90), and shares profits with injured and sick rescue animals. Founder Kristin Moses wants to bring more awareness to the many rescue dogs in dire need of love and resources — like her own adopted pet, Arrow, who came from the Adore Houston rescue group. To help, $5 from every collar and leash sold goes to pups like Arrow.

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Meet Arrow, of Boots & Arrow fame. (Photos courtesy Boots & Arrow)

When the next 100 collars have been sold, the company will give $500 to Rosie, another dog being cared for by Adore. The idea is to team up with a specific rescue group and donate funds to one injured dog to make a big difference in one special life. What’s more, manufacturing is kept eco-friendly and local. The end result is a unique, hand-stitched piece with solid brass hardware that your pooch will be proud to wear.

On the other side of the equation, if you have a pair of gently used boots to donate, send them to Boots & Arrow to receive 20 precent off your next purchase as a thanks for participating in its upcycling efforts.

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Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.

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