Things that go blink in the night

What do dedicated dog owners do when the sun goes down?

Walk their dogs anyway!

To a degree, it can be easier for us to walk Leo when it’s dark and cold, because there are fewer joggers and cyclists.

We took our first afterdark walk of the season on Saturday, and realized that one of our blinky reflector collar clip-on things is broken and the other is lost.

Good thing Rob’s sister sent me a PetSmart gift card for my birthday!

The salesgirl sheepishly told me that the only light-up thingies they had were on the Halloween display. Thinking I was going to have to choose between a candycorn headband and a pumpkin bandanna with one blinky light, I was delighted to discover a selection of Dog-e-Glow collars and leashes. Some of them had Halloween patterns, yes, but you can see from the company’s website that their collars and leashes aren’t novelty items. They’re exactly what I was looking for!

The collars were on sale for $15.99 from $19.99, and although the choices was limited, they happened to have patterns that suit our doggies (and us) perfectly.

*I wasn’t compensated for this post, but if PetSmart or Dog-e-Glow want to send me matching leashes, I wouldn’t send them back!

And now, I present to you a video of the Dog-e-Glow collars in action. Perhaps not my most visually slick production, since darkness is required to appreciate the glory of the collars’ two settings: steady glow and blinky. It has a ’70s horror film feel to it, right?


5811656This post is a follow-up to the National Walk Your Dog Week Blog Hop, hosted by Cascadian Nomads and My GBGV Life.

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Published by Kari Neumeyer

Writer, editor, dog mom, ovarian cancer survivor

9 thoughts on “Things that go blink in the night

  1. Much more exciting than just a boring old walk in the sun.

  2. This is really cute! I bought a special light collar that works like a headlamp and I used it when I took Milo camping. It was great because I let him run off leash in the campground, and we all spent the evening laughing watching this light go bobbing around in the dark. I’ve never thought about getting a lighted regular collar, but then again, we walk at night on well lit streets.

  3. Morgan and Küster both have something similar that also have reflective strips on them, and I have Pup Crawl leashes for the Greyhounds. Those light up collars are just fantastic, as far as I’m concerned!

  4. Those are super cool and the video was downright frightening! We love our morning long walks in the dark. It is fun for a change. We’ve had collars that light up and they are a lot of fun in the dark, but they have always worn out so fast. Now we have reflective ones instead, but these are cool! Thanks for joining the hop!

  5. These would be perfect for us – especially since Winter is coming and it’s dark by the time I get home from work. It would add a lot of visibility to our evening walks, and they look pretty cool.

  6. Those are cool! We don’t usually walk after dark, but my sister does with her beagles a lot. I know she’s always looking for good light up collars so I’ll have to tell her about these.

  7. I saw those last time I was in Petsmart! They are cute! Our neighborhood isn’t an ideal afterdark walking place, but sometimes we’ll do it in the snow since the streetlights reflecting on the snow make it seem much brighter! We enjoy our afterdark walks when we visit my parents, though! It’s a totally different experience than walking in the daylight. Barley’s white tip on her tail is constantly waving like a little beacon in the night when we walk in the dark 🙂 Glad you were able to find a good solution to get your walk in.

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