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Bear paw festival

7pm - 10pm

Eagle River, AK

Event Details


Bear paw festival

Join us at the 2020 Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River, AK July 9 through July 12.  Our booth will be located next to Whalebone Watercolors.  

Bear Paw Vendor Court Hours: 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12pm-6pm
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12pm-10pm
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 12pm-10pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 12pm-6pm 

7pm - 10pm

Eagle River, AK

About Us

Handmade by Cathy


Hand making dog collars, leashes and harnesses in Eagle River,  AK since January 2014. 


Dogs have always been a very important part of my life.

As I was searching for collars for my dogs in 2013, I discovered large batches of the same collars... everywhere.  My mother, and grandmother, were always sewing while I was growing up, and I learned how to handle a needle from them.  I found a ribbon I liked, got out my machine, and made a collar.  Several prototypes later, and requests from friends and family, I decided to make collars for everyone.

When I was a year old, my parents got a half Newfoundland half Irish Setter and named him Duke. As an only child, Duke was always there. He died when I was 17 and he was 16. My parents got a Landseer Newfoundland then got a puppy the next year and Bear was with us for the next 14.  I was 20 when I bought my house and had never lived alone; I ended up at Anchorage Animal Control and brought home a puppy a month later. His name was Spaceman Spiff from Calvin and Hobbs.

We became smitten with Labradors, and got one on saint Patrick's Day 1998. Her name was Zoey and she was our original Mad Lab. In 2006 we brought home Echo, the model for the logo.  Wild eyes and all. Our latest addition came in 2013, Nyx. A field bred Labrador from Junction City OR.   Nyx and I are active in the Dock Diving world, and are lucky to travel to events. Each of the labs have competed but Nyx has loved it best.

Do you want ducks? Sports teams? Holiday themes? Ruffles?  Email me.  I can, and will, do my best to come up with a custom dog collar or dog leash or dog harness, for your furry best friend.  Since I am a small business, I will have different patterns available at any given time.  Materials may be discontinued and I may not be able to make the same collar again.

I make all of the collars in Eagle River, Alaska.

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