Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Go Fetch! Go Green! Collar Recycle Program

For years now, when a Abby or Dewey have worn a collar to it's fullest, I just cut the hardware out and reuse it on the next design. I've finally decided to offer a program that will allow every Classic Hound user the same opportunity. So please don't throw your used collars in the trash! Each Classic Hound collar/leash is made with metal hardware that will long outlive (many times over!) the collar itself. I shutter to think about all the thousands of pieces of beautiful hardware going in the trash and LOVE the idea of keeping them out of our landfills.

Read below if you're interested in saving money by trading in your old collars (didn't my sister do a great job creating Abby playing fetch with a collar? I love the GO FETCH logo!) Introducing:


Same strong & dependable hardware with a new cutting edge design!

Thanks to a few more emails like Regina's we are excited to introduce a collar and leash "recycle" program to help reduce the amount of materials going into our landfills. We believe in being environmentally responsible in all aspects of business here at Classic Hound, from the biodegradable bags we dispense at our trade shows to practices we implement around our sewing studio. It only makes sense to offer a reward program to those who would like to rescue retired collars leashes (or at least the metal hardware) from going in the trash.

Now you have the option to trade-in your old Classic Hound items for $5 - $7 off your next collar/leash purchase!

How do we play?

Trade-ins are as follows, COLLARS for COLLARS and LEASHES for LEASHES. It's as simple as that!

What's our treat? How much will we save?

$7.00 off per returned collar and $5.00 per returned leash

You will receive a coupon code via email for every collar and/or leash hardware set sent back for reuse. So if you send back one collar plus one leash, that’s $12.00 of your next collar and leash purchase. Send 3 Classic Hound collars back to us and get $21.00 off your next 3 collar purchase!

Woof! We're excited! Tell us what to do!

Mail your outdated (yet still in working order) Classic Hound collar(s) and leash(es) back to us to trade-in the old threads for new ones. Same hardware pieces but new cutting edge designs! We will perform safety tests on each piece of hardware before sewing them back into the new collar of your choice.

In the event that a collar or leash is sent back to us and we find the item itself to be in perfect working order and still looking fabulous, we will donate it to the local dog shelter of our choice. In cases like this, we would sew brand new hardware into your new collar or leash and you will still enjoy the same rebate.

We reserve the right to refuse a trade in on items that are used beyond recognition and with hardware that has been abused beyond the ability for reuse. You will be notified via email if this should occur. Remember this is a program to promote recycling and reuse of perfectly fine metal hardware from Classic Hound products no longer being used or enjoyed.

Where do I send my trade-in collars and leashes?

PO BOX 2218 South Portland, ME 04116

Program Terms & Conditions (the rules of the game)

To qualify for the discount, a Classic Hound Leash and/or Collar purchase is necessary. Limit one coupon code for each item purchased from Classic Hound. Only valid on purchases of a collar and/or leash. All submissions become the property of Classic Hound. Offer valid to purchasing customers only. Classic Hound reserves the right to refuse unsafe trade-ins from participation - only working parts are valid. Processing begins when your used items are received. Classic Hound is not responsible for lost, late, or missing trade-in submissions.

We do not accept collars from other collar makers or companies at this time.

Mail submissions to Classic Hound PO Box 2218 South Portland, ME 04106 along with your email address and contact information.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lobster Dog Biscuits


Remember the My Heart Beets For You cookie treats? Well, look what else you can do when you have some freshly boiled beets! Bake your dog his or her very own lobster doggie treats!

Lobster Doggie Biscuits

* 1/4 cup canola oil
* 1 cup applesauce
* 1/3 cup beet puree or fresh beet juice
* 1 and 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder

Cooking Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together oil, applesauce and beet puree.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients.

  4. Knead for 3 minutes. Roll out dough to 1/4" and use the cookie cutter of your choice to cut out cookies. Place on prepared cookie sheet (either use parchment paper or grease sheet) and bake 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cookie comes out clean. Remove cookies from the pan and cool on a rack.




Friday, January 6, 2012

Congratulations Holly!

Holly, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

Congratulations to 2012's first photo contest winner, Oaks Holly the Greyhound, who looks stunning in her Chocolate Cherry Drops martingale collar!

Holly will enjoy a $20.00 gift certificate that she can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase!

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