Fasten Your Seatbelts and Un-Leash Your Dog’s Inner Fashionista

NEW YORK, NY (May 9, 2011) – It’s the law for humans to buckle up while in a car and for dogs buckling up is now the newest fashion trend.  Buckle-Down, the famous maker of unique products made with seatbelt buckles, announces a line of funky dog collars and leads that will make any four-legged friend stand out from the pack.  Each stylish collar has a mini version of Buckle-Down’s signature seatbelt buckle and comes in hundreds of prints and color combinations.

“We combined our love for dogs and some really cool graphics and came up with collars and matching leads that make a statement,” says Eric

Swope, chief operating officer for Buckle-Down.  “Now our customers have the opportunity to take their personal style and interests and have it reflect onto their pet.”

The company continues to use recycled and refurbished buckles for many of its products, including their new pet accessories.  The collars and leads feature eye-catching and fashion-forward graphics created on sturdy nylon straps and the collars come equipped with a welded D ring so the matching lead can easily be attached.  The miniature seatbelt buckle is functional and fashionable.  It locks securely and releases with a push of a button.

Some of Buckle-Down’s most-wanted collars and lead patterns available for medium and large size breeds include:

* Love Love Pink- Show her the love with this pink pattern of flowers, hearts, butterflies and the word “Love”.

* Trust No One- For the fearless pup, reads “Trust No One” with bulldog faces and small skull and crossbones throughout.

* Death or Glory- Go to the dark-side with this grey color combination featuring skull and crossbones and shooting flames.

* Lucky Red- Perfect for Vegas lovers or those who think their dog is a good luck charm, this collar and lead with a vibrant red pattern with floating dice and says, “Lucky”.

* Born to Blossom- For the up-and-coming pooch, it’s available in a blue pattern and reads “Born to Blossom” among a field of various flowers.

* Peace Flowers- Express your pets sense of Zen in a multi-colored pattern of peace signs.

For car enthusiasts and gear-heads alike, the collars and leads are available in some licensed automotive themes including Ford® and Mustang®.

Buckle-Down makes all of the collars and leads in the USA and they retail for approximately $20.00 – $30.00.  They can be found at PETCO stores and specialty stores across the country.  More information is available at www.buckle-down.com or on Buckle Down’s Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/buckledownproducts.

About Buckle-Down

Buckle-Down has been selling cool and unique products for over two decades.   The company’s signature seatbelt buckles not only offer an out-of-the-ordinary look but combined with the hundreds of patterns and color combinations also make them a conversation piece.   Buckle-Down’s product lines include seatbelt buckle belts, key chains, buckles, messenger bags, purses, coasters, wallets, wrist cuffs, printed leather belts and pet accessories.   Buckle-Down products are made in the USA.  More information on the company and the products offered can be found at www.buckle-down.com.