Choosing the Right Accessories for Your Pet

Woman petting her cat on a park bench

When it comes to accessories to help keep your furry friend safe and comfortable while outside, there are a wide variety of options available. From step-in and no-pull harnesses to training and breakaway collars, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the accessory best suited to your pet.


Collars can be used to display ID tags for a sense of added security and depending on your pet’s age and size they can also be used to take them for a walk. Keep in mind that collars may not be the best tool to take your pet for a walk if they are very young or a small breed, as pulling too hard may cause damage to their neck or throat. 

  • Clip Collars

When selecting an accessory for your pet, a clip collar can offer convenience as they are very easy to put on and take off. With a wide variety of adorable designs to choose from, there’s something to suit every furry friend’s personality! 

  • Training Collars

If you’re teaching your dog to walk on a leash, a training collar can be an effective tool. Featuring a limited slip, the RC Pets All Webbing Training Collar will deliver a gentle correction to your beloved companion if they try to pull or tug while on a walk. This lightweight training collar also features a reflective RC Pets signature label to help keep your canine companion visible at night, and its all webbing design helps prevent fur staining. 

  • Breakaway Collars

As cats are curious creatures who sometimes get into things that they shouldn’t, a breakaway collar can help keep them safe. With a pivoting breakaway buckle that releases the collar should your cat get caught, the Coastal Safe Cat Glow in the Dark Adjustable Breakaway Collar is ideal for both indoor and outdoor cats. This durable, comfortable collar also features a glow in the dark design to make it easier to find your four-legged family member in the dark.


If you’re worried that a collar might hurt your pet’s neck or throat if they pull too hard, a harness can make a great alternative. There are many different styles of harnesses available to suit your pet depending on their size and personality. 

  • Step in

Designed with small breeds in mind, the RC Pets Step In Cirque Harness is ideal for dogs and cats who don’t like things going over their heads. Made of a breathable air mesh fabric, this harness features two hook and loop closures to allow for greater adjustability through the neck and chest. 

  • Pull Resistant

If your pet likes to pull while on a walk, a harness with a front leash attachment point can provide added control. Easy to put on and comfortable to wear, the Ruffwear Front Range Harness features two leash attachment points. The leash attachment centered on your pet’s back is ideal for everyday walks, while the reinforced webbing attachment at your pet’s chest helps to resist pulling. The harness also features a reflective trim for increased visibility in low-light situations and an ID pocket that can be used to store dog tags. 

  • Head Halters

Head halters can be used as an alternative to a harness and can help train your dog to walk properly. The Coastal Walk ‘n Train Head Halter controls your pup’s head so that their body will follow and features a safety strap for added security. 

  • Just for Cats

The Coastal Size Right Snag-Proof Adjustable Cat Harness is designed to let your cat move freely while preventing the leash from getting tangled under their legs. Featuring a comfort-fit pad with a swivel ring for easy movement, your cat can explore comfortably without you having to worry. 

If your feline friend is more on the adventurous side, the RC Pets Adventure Kitty Harness is the perfect harness to allow the whole family to enjoy the great outdoors. Designed specifically for cats, the breathable air mesh fabric will keep your cat comfortable and the adjustable neck and waist webbing will ensure a secure fit.


Whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll through the park or to enhance your outdoor adventure, there are different styles of leashes that can help.

  • Standard

There are a wide variety of standard leashes available to help your pet exercise their natural instinct to explore while still offering plenty of control. Made in Canada from full grain leather, Rocky Brand leashes are made to last and can be paired with a matching collar. The RC Pets Kitty Leash is made with light and strong solid weave nylon webbing and is six feet long so your cat can explore without the fear of them getting lost! 

  • Retractable

Featuring an ergonomic handle with a secure feel, the flexi Comfort retractable leash provides pet parents with reliable handling while still allowing their furry friend to explore. This leash features a high-performance retraction mechanism as well as an innovative tape guide to prevent jamming. 

  • Hands-Free

If you and your four-legged family member enjoy taking part in many outdoor activities together, then a hands-free leash may be for you! Designed to fit into your daily lifestyle, the Smoochy Poochy 2-Tone Optional Hands-Free Leash can be easily clipped around your waist or across your shoulders to keep your hands free.

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