Downtown Pet Supply considers itself a team of primarily pet lovers before even business people. So, apparently, this translates into quality products at affordable prices.
It actually claims to be more interested in your pet rather than your money which further strengthens its “affordability” point.
Now, the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar is a regular collar. And true to its maker’s claims, is relatively affordable. It could be a nice option for your dog and you if you are on a budget.
However, there is more to this collar than its affordability. And that is what we will be discussing in this review.
So, be sure to stick with us. First question we need to ask, though…
Can All Dogs Wear The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar?
With the way the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar is designed, your dog should be fine with it.
It is made of pretty comfortable materials and you can find it in a range of sizes — small to extra-large.
In addition, there is a provision for you to adjust the collar for an even more perfect fit. So, yea…
Features Of The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar
The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar is a unique kind of collar. It is made with two different types of materials.
On the outside, thick nylon was used., and as a result, the collar is pretty strong and durable.
You surely want a collar that is these two things especially if your dog keeps breaking out of his collar.
This one should be able to stay in place in spite of your dog’s pulling, tugging, pawing or even chewing (if he can reach it).
Now on the inside, you have polypropylene which makes the inside of the collar soft and comfy.
Polypropylene is a soft rubbery thing and is sewn onto the inside of the collar.
Now, this material makes it such that the collar doesn’t chafe or hurt your dog in any way.
The collar is double stitched so that both the materials stick together throughout the life of the collar.
This means to us that the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar is pretty durable and can be trusted to survive a whole lot.
Furthermore, it comes in a variety of colors. So, feel free to find one in a color that your dog loves or one that matches his fur tone.
One thing, though; this collar does not absorb water and Downtown Pet Supply says it is mildew resistant.
So, do not think of submerging this in water to wash it. A brush or sponge to scrub the outside will do.
Then you can use a rag to wipe down the inside. Soapy water will also help in both cases.
2. Clasp And D Ring
The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar uses a heavy-duty, coated, metal buckle.
This implies two things. One, it should be fine even when exposed to the mildew that the collar is resistant to.
Two (this is not so great), it might be heavy for small dogs.
Remember we said it is heavy-duty? So, yes some young dogs or small dog breeds might find it a little too heavy.
The buckle is also what is used to adjust the collar. Hence the absence of a regular tri-glide.
So, if you need to get an even more perfect fit, just feed the buckle tongue to the hole on the collar that gives you what you want. That’s all!
The D Ring is another metal thing on the collar, which is also coated to ensure that it, too, is safe through mildew contact.
The D Ring is sewn into the collar and this makes sure that as you pull on the leash, the D Ring does not come flying out.
So, altogether, we can say that the metalware on this collar is made to stay on.
Is The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar User-Friendly?
Regular collars usually do not have much to them as regards technicalities. And the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar is definitely one of those collars.
The buckle and the D Ring are easy to operate. They are probably things you’ve seen on your own outfit, so, that should be easy enough.
The collar itself is just a strap, so, nothing to worry yourself about there.
Pros Of the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar
We like that Downtown Pet Supply took comfort a step further on the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar.
Most other nylon collars would have left it at just the nylon. But this one went a step further with the inside layer of polypropylene.
Polypropylene stretches and is soft. So, it eliminates the possibility of your dog getting injured or chafed.
2. Non-Moisture Absorbent
It doesn’t absorb moisture. So, it does not soak up your dog’s sweat. His sweat just slides right off the collar.
Now, because the collar doesn’t soak up sweat, it should then mean that it will not smell. Because, well, sweat makes fabrics smell.
To an extent, this collar is durable. It is double stitched, the metalware is coated, and the D ring is stitched into the collar.
So yea, we could say it is durable.
Cons Of The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar
Remember we said that the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar is durable to an extent.
Well here is the catch. After a couple of wears, the collar might begin to fray around the area of the belt holes.
You know where the metal hole ring attaches to the collar. There is a possibility that the ring even comes off.
Some people melt the material around the hole when it starts to fray and the collar is fine for some time.
Alternative Options To The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar
Is the Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar not what you are looking for? Read through our list of options. One of them should be IT.
Blueberry Pet Floral Personalized Collar
If you just must have a collar that has more to it than just the color, you could try this one.
The Blueberry Pet Floral Personalized Collar is a lot different from our featured product.
For one, it is made of polyester and you can decide to get one that is personalized.
Also, it makes use of a plastic buckle, unlike our featured product.
Just check out our article on this collar to get the full rundown.
Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar
Because we know that there are some leather lovers here, we’ve put this one up. It is also padded on the inside like our featured product.
Each Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar comes in two colors. One on the inside and a different one on the outside. Cute, huh? Of course, we have reviewed this collar (is there any collar we haven’t?). So, go check it out.
More Expensive Option
Hamilton Double Thick nylon Dog Collar
This collar is a lot like our featured product. However, there are slight differences.
One, this collar is made of two layers of nylon webbing. And two, it isn’t padded on the inside, with anything.
Also, it is a bit pricier than our featured product. But you have to bear in mind that this is more durable if not exactly more comfortable. Go check the article already.
|Nylon and polypropylene||Polyester||Leather||Nylon|
|Downtown Pet Supply Deluxe Adjustable Thick Comfort Padded Dog Collar, Large, Purple||Prime||Buy Now|
|Blueberry Pet 11 Patterns Spring Scent Inspired Floral Rose Print Turquoise Adjustable Dog Collar, Medium, Neck 14.5"-20"||Prime||Buy Now|
|Perri's Padded Leather Dog Collar, Black/Pink, Small/3/4" x 16" - fitting dogs with 10 - 13" necks||Prime||Buy Now|
|Hamilton Thick Nylon Deluxe Dog Collar, 1-Inch by 24-Inch Double, Teal||Prime||Buy Now|
What People Think About The Downtown Pet Supply Dog Collar
People love the fact that the inside of this collar is padded with stretchy material. It allows them to allow their dog to wear the collar without fear.
The outside of the collar is also relatively strong, so, it shouldn’t fall apart due to frequent wear.
However, we wouldn’t say it has a mighty fine reception especially as compared to other collars.
What We Think
We especially like that this collar doesn’t absorb moisture which makes it kinda odor resistant.
However, we would have loved for the collar to have had more to it than that.