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Hi there! My name is Shelby and I am the owner + creator of Prairie Dog Collar Co. 

Ever since I was little, it was my dream to have a canine companion. I spent a lot of time over at my neighbors house playing with her dogs, and every time I saw someone walking with their dog, I always came over to ask if I could pet them. Unfortunately, my dream never came true. 

In August of 2019, my partner and I moved into our first home together and I decided I was finally getting a dog and there was nothing stopping me. Originally, we were only supposed to get one, but we ended up with two... who just so happened to be born on the exact same day. Everyone thought we were crazy for getting two puppies at once, but we made it work. Now I get to watch these boys grow up together with their best friend and I regret nothing.

These two boys are the reason I was introduced to many local businesses and local makers, which inspired me to get involved in the dog community in my own way (Fun fact, I actually started off making dog treats but it was never something that I was passionate about). I ordered some materials to try out making collars and leashes, and as soon as I saw the finished product and put it on Moose, I knew that this was for me.

Chevy, my Golden is the adventurous and rambunctious type. He loves to roll in everything and get dirty, he loves to swim, and he loves mud. He's the reason I was drawn to Biothane collars and leashes. It never holds odors or stinks, it's super easy to clean and it's quite honestly the best option for him. 

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Chevy

Breed:

Golden Retriever

Birthday:

August 16, 2019

Born:

Graysville, Manitoba

Where did the name come from?:

His dad loves his Chevys, and owned 4 of them at the time!

Nickname:

Chevrolet, Chev, Jeff, Bubba

Favourite food:

Anything crunchy

Favourite toy:

Frisbees or anything that squeaks

Loves:

Head scratches, running, meeting new people, hugs

Dislikes:

The vacuum

People or dogs?:

Both!

Moose

Breed: 

Bernese Mountain Dog 

Birthday:

August 16, 2019

Born: 

Fork River, Manitoba

Where did the name come from?:

He's named after Moose Mountain in Kananaskis Country

Nickname:

Moo, Moo-Moo, Moosey Boy

Favourite food:

Happy Daisy frog legs or pork trail mix cookies

Favourite toy: 

Squeaky pig or sticks!

Loves:

Belly rubs, car rides, sharing food with me, hugs

Dislikes:

The vacuum, being left alone

People or dogs?: 

Dogs

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