I’m so excited to launch the Santa Fe Dog Collars website and even more so to be sharing it with my fellow dog lovers!

I love living in Santa Fe and decided to design a collar that reflected the beautiful southwestern flair.

Talk about a labor of love. The idea first came to me when I was looking for a new collar for my pup Sadie. Everything looked the same. She was unimpressed and I thought surely we can do better than that.

I design the whimsical charms then my buddy Steve McGibbon in Placitas, just outside Albuquerque, creates the was moulds. Then off they go to Toadland Pewter Casting in Albuquerque.

The charms are unique pieces of art and it’s so cool to work with such a talented team.

Then it’s off to my studio where I make each collar by hand. At first I was pretty nervous (okay terrified) about using the power tools to drill holes and sand edges. Turns out it’s a lot of fun! Maybe that shop class in high school paid off after all.

The response to my collars has been terrific and I thank you all for your support.

Pam (and Sadie)