What are the best vegan dog collar options?

Vegan Dog Collars - What are they made of and what are your options?

As pet owners, we want to provide the best for our dogs while also making ethical choices that align with our personal values. For some of us, this includes choosing vegan dog collars made from materials that are cruelty-free, sustainable, and eco-friendly.

In this blog, we'll explore the best vegan dog collar options, including vegan leather options like PU and PVC, as well as nylon collars.

vegan leather dog collars

Vegan Leather:

Vegan leather is a popular alternative to traditional leather because it looks just as good as genuine leather without the use of animal products.

They can be made from a variety of materials, the two most popular ones you will see are polyurethane (PU) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and are both designed to mimic the look and feel of real leather.

puppy wearing a vegan leather collar

Lets start with talking about PU Leather:

PU leather is a synthetic leather material that's made by applying a coating of polyurethane to a base material like polyester or cotton. It's a popular alternative to real leather because it's more affordable, easier to clean, and very durable.

PU leather is a great material for making dog collars and leashes due to their durability, affordability, and ability to be easily cleaned. All of which are super important when owning a dog! 

Some examples of popular vegan collars can be found here and here . Both of these dog collars can be customized to your liking to ensure your dog looks their best, and remains safe at all times.

vegan leather collar on a dog

Next up is PVC Leather: 

PVC is another synthetic material that's commonly used in the manufacturing of dog collars. It's durable and affordable, making it a popular choice among pet owners.  While PVC is not biodegradable like PU leather, it can be recycled, so it is not quite as eco-friendly.

Some of the best vegan dog collars made from PVC include the Soft Touch Collars Luxury Leather Padded Collar, the Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable Floral Print Neoprene Padded Collar, and the AOLOVE Basic Classic Padded Leather Pet Collars.

nylon tactical dog collar

Nylon Dog Collars

Nylon is a synthetic material that's lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. It's also a popular choice for vegan dog collars because it's cruelty-free and eco-friendly. Most dog collars are most from Nylon due to its durability and long-term usability.

The best nylon dog collar for everyday use we have found is to be the Personalized Tactical Dog Collar.  With its military grade reinforced Nylon material, you are sure that it will stand up to even the toughest pullers. It is also fully customizable which is important when looking for a dog collar.

Nylon collars can also be fun, such as our Boho Style Fashion Collars which are a great addition to your dog's wardrobe and perfect for Spring and Summertime! 

boho fashion collar nylon


In conclusion, there are many great vegan dog collar options available that are both ethical and eco-friendly. Whether you choose a collar made from vegan leather like PU or PVC or opt for a nylon collar, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that it's cruelty-free and sustainable. Remember to consider your dog's individual needs, such as their size, breed, and activity level, when selecting the best vegan dog collar for them.

View our full selection of dog collars here 

You can read more about the use of dog collars and how best to take care of them here in another blog that we wrote.

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