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Missoula, MT pet accessory designer partners with Fargo, ND company to offer personalized pet collars

Montana Grrl Critter Gear pet collars will soon be available from

Missoula MT, March 12, 2014


Jessica Walrath of Montana Grrl Critter Gear has been creating handmade pet accessories that are fun, unique and well made since 2012.  Twenty-seven of Montana Grrl’s custom-designed dog collars are now available at with the company’s signature personalized buckles. Founded in Fargo, ND in 1999, uses high quality materials to promote dog safety and responsible pet ownership.


“I connected with CEO Clint Howitz on Twitter about their personalized buckle options for my collars. He liked the Montana Grrl collars so much that he put me in touch with their catalog manager. We have been working together ever since to make this a reality,” said Jessica.


The IDs are sent to Missoula where the collars are finished and sent directly to the customer.  Montana Grrl collars are all-nylon, webbing-free and still maintain their sturdiness and style.  Each is made with cotton fabric, interfacing and love.  Since the collars are webbing-free, they are lighter and machine washable.  Many owners have stated that their pets prefer them to the regular nylon collars. 


  1. Several sizes will be available: Extra Small (for necks 7-11”), Small (for necks 10-15”), Medium (for necks 12-19”), Large (for necks15-24”) and Extra Large (for necks 17-29”).  They will be available in 5/8” wide and 1” wide collars, depending on the pattern.


About Montana Grrl Critter Gear

Montana Grrl Critter Gear began on a 1950’s Bernina sewing machine.  A family friend asked owner Jessica Walrath about designing and producing multiple puppy collars for her expanding dog breeding business.  The friend was looking for a safe and cheerful product to easily identify the puppies.  After some trial and error and a few repeat orders, Montana Grrl was born.  Missoula Grrl products are all handmade in Missoula, MT.  Jessica’s adopted pups; a Boxer cross and Scottie dog, provide supervision and inspiration in the production of all Montana Grrl items.  Montana Grrl collars can be purchased in Missoula at all three Go Fetch! locations as well as the Humane Society of Western Montana.  They are also available in Durham, NC at Oliver’s Collars Dog Treat Bakery & Boutique and online at

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