When it comes to buying something as important as a collar, harness or leash for my canine-child, I focus on quality and security over cuteness (although cuteness does matter, it is not a priority). So when BARKEFELLA invited me to try some of their products on my child, I was excited, but also hesitant, as I am always concerned about her safety.
I selected their one of a kind SNOWFLASK ($55 + $15 for the shoulder strap), a harness ($36) and matching leash ($28) from their new collection in the design ice cream. We tested it out for several weeks, and here are my thoughts:
Cookie (yes, my dog does have her own social media platforms) received compliments from other dog walkers from the first day that she put the new harness and leash to the test. The clasp or snap hook and the hardware on both the leash and harness are very sturdy, which is important as I do like to walk her on the road, and she tends to pull when nervous. The leash has a wonderful padded handle, that is so comfortable on your hand. It is also the only leash I have used that is so comfortable to hold. It does not pinch and is very cushiony.
The only bugbear that I had was that the harness, while secure and well made, could have been more padded like the harness handle. Because cookie tends to pull when scared, I like to have a harness that would be sufficiently padded so that it won’t cause her any discomfort when she tugs, or is being tugged. Additional padding in the harness would have also made it more structured, and sit better on her body. But other than for that, I like that she can’t easily wriggle out of it, making me more confident to use it when walking along areas with high vehicular traffic.
The insulated bottle is seriously handy, as it allows me to be able to bring along her preferred iced water, so she does not dehydrate. I also like that it comes with a shoulder strap, as this allows me to have my hands free.
The Delicious New Collection
Unlike brands that regularly release multiple designs, and in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste, BARKEFELLA wants to focus on staple pet lifestyle products like accessories and apparel purposefully designed and produced in small, mindful quantities, with uncompromising quality that can be used for years to come.
Inspired by the delicious cuisine of Singapore, BARKEFELLA debuts its first collection, featuring a wide range of pet accessories and apparel decorated with popular local dishes loved by both Singaporeans and tourists alike.
The new collection is available in the following designs – Ang Ku Kueh, Chilli Crab, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Steamboat, Dim Sum, Ice Cream, Nasi Lemak, Sushi and Bubble Tea, and are available on leashes, collars, harnesses, bowties—and even poop bags.
Here’s Why Every Pawrent needs A Snowflask
Any dog-parent worth his/her salt knows how important it is to have a fresh and clean source of drinking water for their child available at all times, especially when out on a walk. The Snowflask priced at $55, comes in two colours, and a handy strap (sold separately for $15) that can be used to sling the bottle over your shoulder, so your hands remain free.
The Snowflask is the first of its kind and is exclusively distributed by BARKEFELLA in Singapore. This easy-to-use insulated PET water bottle is double-walled and vacuum-insulated to keep the water cold for up to 24 hours. Very importantly, the bottle is BPA-free and made of food-safe stainless steel, and a polypropylene (PP) lid made from food-grade silicone.
Specially designed to be functional even when hands are full, the Snowflask releases a continuous stream of water when it is tilted sideways. Your fur-child can cool down by drinking water from the bottle lid, which also doubles as a bowl.
The pet accessories and apparel designed and produced by BARKEFELLA are not made using any animal derived materials, and we love the fact that the brand is in discussion with OSCAS about pledging 10% of their profits to them.