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RESQ}pup leashes are made of marine grade rope that has been hand spliced and whipped just the way a sailor would. Everything is hand-done and made right here in the USA. Each leash has solid brass hardware as well as a hand-stamped leather tag. The colors are limited to try to keep with the marine palette.

As owner Genny explains, “RESQ}pup is dedicated to those who have saved a dog’s life by adopting their animals from shelters/rescues. I started fostering animals from high kill shelters and with that came my RESQ}pup leash. I could never find a leash that was durable, good for dog beach, affordable and still stylish. As a design junkie, I admit, I was picky, so as a way to save money and have something original and durable, I created this leash!”

In addition to trying to motivate people to adopt shelter dogs, they donate a portion of every sale to a different local shelter or rescue organization each month.

Buy their leashes on Etsy.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.