Claire Smyth is the owner and the inspiration behind Northern Ireland’s Don't forget the Dog. Having worked in corporate industry for over 20 years it was time to make a change and follow a passion that is close to her heart, man’s best friend. Her Irish Setter Abbey could also be the cause for the change in career. “I decided it was time to create some quality luxury dog accessories such as bandanas, dicky Bows in rich tweeds we then very quickly ventured into collars and leads”.
“Our products are handmade and designed by myself and really inspired by our rural Irish landscape". "Tweeds stand up well against our weather here and have a lovely traditional classic appearance, its great to meet so many dog owners who are devoted to their dogs, my products allow them to show their affection”. "As a nation of dog lovers with more and more people finding the benefits of having a dog in their life, its a great time to introduce these products".
"I myself was always looking for nice high quality products as I struggled often to find nice collars and accessories for my own dogs, I wanted to bring some local luxury dog products to market, something a little superior, well made and with a touch of class". "I think we all see the pleasure our dogs bring us and feel compelled to give them something back" she laughs! "We are all continuing to spend more and more of our money on our pets and they deserve nice things , I seen a window of opportunity to do something I would take great pleasure in". "I just love the thought of people spoiling their dog with one of my products"
As the business has now progressed into its third year we have added some accessory items to our product range. These could be items I have discovered and find valuable as a dog owner myself. Sometimes we are asked about items when we attend events so I set about finding some quality products that compliment our handmade range and suit our brand. Our range of products make great gifts for people who are mad about their dogs just like us!
WHAT YOU THINK OF US.....
"Have the mustard bandana and it is gorgeous! Amazing quality and design!" Stuart
"Excellent products and very friendly owner 💕💕 Amazing quality collars, bandanas and leads" 🐾 Carmel
"Lovely unique tweed handmade collars, with matching bandanas & leads. Claire is very helpful & obliging, would fully recommend all her items. Here’s my gang modelling them 😍" Siobhan
"Bought a tweed bandana for my Springador and he loves it just as much as I do lovely stuff and well made" Caitie
"excellent quality these bandana sit perfectly on our dog.
I would highly recommend buying from this lovely girl" Nuala
"Best quality and designed bandanas that I've ever bought! so many admirers out on our walks!" Judith
"Think Rosie suits her new collar and bandana. Absolutely excellent service, had delivery within 2 days of ordering. Amazing quality too. Absolutely delighted " Nicola"
"Bandana arrived today 😍
Beautiful materials, great workmanship!
Very very pleased with my purchase" Samantha
"I bought my mini Schnauzer Heidi a fabulous bandana. Beautifully made and she loves wearing it!💞 "Emma
"Bella showing of her new bandana 😀 can’t wait to receive another colour with matching collar. Brilliant range of collars, leads, Bandanas and bow ties. Our pets never need to be underdressed again 😊 very friendly service" Sharon
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