About 2 Hounds Design

2 Hounds Design almost never was.  Alisha never planned on starting a collar company.  With a background in theoretical and applied Physics, nobody could have guessed where the adventure would take her.

Turning Heads (and Tails) Since 2003

It all began in 2003 when she needed an outlet for her creative energy and wanted to find that special martingale collar for her two retired racing Greyhounds.  Eventually, she invested $500 in raw materials and decided to make her own.  What started out as a one-woman show making  collars in Alisha’s spare bedroom, has now grown into a team of over 50 talented professionals all working together in a 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Indian Trail, NC.  Each of them brings something valuable to the table, but they all have one thing in common:  pride in creating top-quality, beautiful pet products that can be found around the world.

The Best Part

2 Hounds Design works closely with adoption and rescue groups worldwide, and raised more than $500,000 in the first 10 years alone through fundraising, donations, and hosting auctions.  The Freedom No-Pull harness is used by many shelters, SPCA organizations, humane societies and private rescues.  It’s very rewarding knowing that that a product made by 2 Hounds has played even a small part in helping to rehabilitate a dog with little chances of being adopted, into a happy, well-rounded pup that finds himself a forever family.

Commitment to Quality

A great deal of time is spent researching and establishing relationships with suppliers, with a strong emphasis on materials sourced from the United States.  2 Hounds Design practices Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement events to ensure that we are always proud to put our name on every collar, leash, and harness that we ship.

Comfort, Style, & Safety

Since 2003, 2 Hounds Design has been making quality products that dogs love wearing and people love using! We use Lean Manufacturing principles to drive continuous improvement in the areas of quality, comfort, and on time delivery.

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