GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Yellow Dog Designs is proving its top dog. The manufacturer of dog collars produces more than 500,000 collars a year.
"Our niche is well priced, high fashion dog collars all made here in the United States," explains co-owner Mike Dempsey.
The company was founded in 2001 and has grown steadily since. It employs more than 30 employees who make a variety of styles from stylish to sporty.
"We produce collegiate, hockey league, NBA and NFL which is the grand daddy of them all. We sell a lot of licensed goods," said Dempsey.
The dog collars are made at the company's 15,000 square foot facility in Greensboro from start to finish. Dempsey said, "It goes from printing to cutting to sewing to finishing and out the door."
Not only does the company create products for dogs. It's also dog friendly. Employees are encouraged to bring their canines to work. "The only bad thing about it is you got to keep the carpets clean because there are accidents everyday," joked Dempsey.
The dog collars, which are fully guaranteed, are shipped all over the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and all over Europe.
In the Piedmont, they can be found at veterinarians offices and a variety of specialty stores, including All Pets Considered in Greensboro.
Yellow Dog Design also makes leashes and pet identification tags.
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