Is it safe for kittens to wear collars?

Absolutely! It is safe for kittens to wear collars as long as you choose the appropriate type. The quick release cat collar is ideal for kittens who enjoy outdoor escapades, while the non-breakaway collar is best suited for kittens who are leash-trained and won't be navigating the outdoors unattended.

How often is it recommended to replace a cat's collar?

For standard collars, you could consider a replacement every few months or when you begin to see signs of wear. A top-quality embroidered cat collar will hold longer thanks to its durability and sturdiness, but should still be checked regularly.

Should cat collars be removed at night?

While not strictly necessary, removing your cat's collar at night can prevent potential tangling or discomfort during sleep. Removing the collar is the best way to ensure your cat gets an uninterrupted night's sleep. However, if you’re concerned about safety, opting for safe cat collars with a quick-release mechanism can offer peace of mind.

How tight should a cat collar be?

A cat collar should be snug enough that you can comfortably fit two fingers between the collar and your cat’s neck. This ensures that the collar is secure without being too tight, allowing for comfortable movement and breathing, while also preventing the collar from slipping off. Always check the fit regularly,as your kitty’s size can change.

Do collars bother cats?

Cats can easily adapt to wearing collars, especially if they are introduced to them gradually and the collars are properly fitted. With the right fit, a collar won’t bother your cat and can become a part of their daily routine. You may want to consider a customized cat collar for the absolute perfect fit.

Is it beneficial to have a bell on a cat collar?

Absolutely! Equipping your cat’s personalized collar with a bell comes with a couple of benefits.

First off, it’ll keep track of your cat. The gentle jingle of the bell can help you monitor your cat’s whereabouts. Just as importantly, the bells can look stylish and personal. Our cat collars with bells come in a variety of styles, allowing you to choose one that best fits your cat's personality!

Sizing & Hardware Options

Standard Collar Sizes (listed in inches)

The numbers listed below represent the shortest & longest adjustable length range for the neck size options we offer. We strongly recommend measuring your pet's neck before ordering, if this is your first time. Tip: A simple piece of string or ribbon (or equivalent flexible household item) can be used to assess the collar length your pet needs -- then measure the amount of string you used, laid out flat alongside a straight ruler. Often, customers may not realize their pet is smaller (or larger) than average prior to measuring!

If your pet is in-between sizes, select the closest size from the dropdown menu, but be sure to provide your pet's exact neck size measurements in the "Special Instructions" message box (on the Cart page before checkout) so that our seamstresses can make any necessary custom sizing adjustments to ensure an optimal fit for your pet. We'll take care of it as long as you give us the measurements!

Kitten 6-10" (inches) Fits small cats
Adult Cat 8-13" (inches) Fits average-sized & larger cats
XL Cat 12-16" (inches) Fits extra large, big cats
Tiny Dog 6-10" (inches) Fits very small pups (measure to be sure)
Mini Dog 8-13" (inches) Fits Chihuahuas, Yorkies, toy breeds
Small Dog 12-16" (inches) Fits Beagles, Jack Russell Terriers, Pugs

A Note About Adding "Slide" Tags to Collars: If ordering a personalized slide tag name plate to be put on your collar, the length of the tag will reduce the maximum length of the collar by 1.5 inches. If your pet's neck size is very close to the maximum of a certain size range and you plan to get a slide tag with the collar - to avoid any fit issues, we recommend ordering the next size up, or adding a note in the "Order Notes" box (located on the Cart page before checkout) to let us know your pet's exact neck size so our studio can make any necessary adjustments as needed.


Collar Terminology & Options

"Size" refers to the collar's adjustable length (in inches).Note: The standard width of our collars is 1/2", regardless of the size option / length you select. To see a quick demo on how to adjust the size of your pet collar and achieve an optimal fit, watch the video below.


"Buckle Type" refers to the black or white standard plastic side-release clasp shown in all collar product photos in our store. On every collar product page, you will be given the option to select whether you prefer a "Breakaway" or "Non-Breakaway" plastic buckle clasp. Both types look the same as what you see in the photos — the difference has to do with the internal pronged mechanism, which makes them function differently. See the illustration below to compare the visual differences. Please Note: The details regarding the differences shown below will apply whether it's pertaining to a white or black buckle clasp:

The functional differences are as follows:

"Hardware" accent color refers to the various standard metal components that are part of the pet collar— i.e. the collar length adjuster, the round split ring for cat collars (or D-ring for dog collars), and the included removable bell. Note: The hardware color choices do NOT apply to the plastic buckle clasp - the buckle will always be plastic (unless you specifically order a metal buckle upgrade to go with your collar).