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The Artful Canine is a small manufacturing company that designs and makes decorative dog collars, martingale dog collars, dog leashes and step-in dog harnesses. Our designer collars and accessories are sold exclusively online through this website,, and at our factory store in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida.


The company was created in 2009 by Joanne Wood-Ellison, a designer, career fashion retailer and dog enthusiast, who was frustrated by the lack of affordable, well-made dog collar designs in the marketplace. Not only did she have trouble finding cute, fashionable collars for her dogs, she found that most were made poorly and didn't wear very well. Joanne decided to try her hand at making a few collars and selling them to her grooming clients.

Starting out with a small industrial machine and some jacquard ribbons, Joanne created her first collar which she sold on Etsy. With each collar she sold, Joanne reinvested the proceeds to develop a product line which today consists of over 40 designs.


The Artful Canine offers coordinated walking gear in styles to suit almost any dog owners walking needs. With so many designs to choose from, we employ a small group of talented individuals that sew and assemble every Artful Canine product. Our team has experience in the art of sewing; a meticulous eye for detail, and pride in their workmanship. Everyone loves what they do, and we think it shows in the products that we make.



We proudly manufacture all of our collar, leash and harness products in Florida. Our new facility is located in Venice, with a small showroom that gives locals a place to shop a selection of unique dog walking gear that would typically only be found online. See our Contact Us page for Showroom hours, location details and directions.

Our Mission

The Artful Canine's goal is to create products that are comfortable, affordable, functional, durable, fashionable and attractive. We strive to offer a broad range of designs that resonate with dog owners and reflect their personal interests and lifestyles. We put every effort into offering a good shopping experience, exceptional customer service, and the best selection of finely crafted dog walking gear available online today. While The Artful Canine is just one of many retailers offering dog collars and accessories, we view ourselves as being the only company that offers great value, quality and style for those that want their dogs to be artfully dressed canines.