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lb0024
1st November 2007, 02:28 AM
Hello all,

Someone on this board posted a link to a harness they had purchased... and on the same website, I found this harness that I just have to get for Molly!

http://www.petlondon.net/shop/acatalog/hharnessbrown.jpg

But I can only find it on a couple of UK sites. Has anyone seen it on a US site? I don't mind the extra shipping cost, I just don't want to wait any longer than I have to. Ha! In fact, tomorrow is payday and I doubt I'll be able to wait much past that before I place my order. :D

The only other question is, should I get the brown or the pink?? Feel free to voice your opinion. :)

http://www.petlondon.net/shop/acatalog/hharnesspink.jpg

Thanks,
-laura

PS I've seen one with a pouch and also a "safety harness" but those don't have the faux fur... which just makes the harness, IMO.

sallymum
1st November 2007, 02:39 PM
Sorry cant help with websites. As for which colour to get, i would get both.

Lynn
1st November 2007, 02:55 PM
Laura,

I bought one for Molly last year (although it did not have the white ???ruffle ?? at the top....but it was this brown color) and I had a very bad experience with the cloth. The cloth they used for the houndstooth was not stretchy and would unravel each time she wore it, and so she had all these hanging strings from the center of the puppia. It looked awful. I kept telling myself that I would try to sew it back together, and I still might....but I was so disappointed. The regular puppias we have bought have been WONDERFUL and I have zero complaints. I hope this helps. Maybe they have changed the cloth or maybe the one had was just flawed.

Debby with a Y
1st November 2007, 04:41 PM
Tiabellas (http://www.tiabellas.com/boutique/index.php) (clicky) sells Puppias, and while I don't see those particular ones on her website, she could probably get them for you.

KingstonsMom
1st November 2007, 06:44 PM
These are adorable. If they sell them somewhere in the USA, I will definitely buy one! For Molly, I would go with the pink because it's soooo feminine and would stand out better against her fur.

lb0024
1st November 2007, 06:53 PM
As for which colour to get, i would get both.


LOL! That is good advice! Unfortunately, given the fact that Lynn had a bad experience and - if I order from the UK - it will cost $57 incl shipping for ONE, I'd better just get one for now! I like the brown because it's a classic look, but I agree with KingstonsMom that I should get the pink because it will stand out better against her fur.

I'm still hoping someone knows where I can get one from the US. I'm going to email the TiaBella lady and see if she can get them. I'll mention that their are at least two of us who might be interested in this style. :)

-laura

pinkpuppy
1st November 2007, 11:24 PM
Here's another site with several other styles of the puppia http://www.woofandwag.com/servlet/the-Dog-Collars-%26-Dog-Harness/Categories

lb0024
2nd November 2007, 04:12 AM
Wanted to post and let you all know that I heard back from Roxanne (Tiabellas.com). She said she can't get that particular harness... I guess some of the Puppia's are sold only overseas. :( That certainly explains why I can't find them on US websites. What a bummer!

Now I just have to decide if I want to spend $57 for one!

By the way, Roxanne sells this similar harness:

http://www.tiabellas.com/boutique/images/harness/pgc-ac41-gray.jpg

http://www.tiabellas.com/boutique/houndstooth-puppia-soft-pouch-harness-p-432.html

-laura

Lynn
2nd November 2007, 11:26 AM
The one Roxanne sells is the one I bought. The little pocket thing does come off. (I had forgotten about the pocket thing because I took it off as soon as I got it) I bought two...one black for Max and one brown for Molly but Max's did not have the same problems as Molly's had. So, maybe the cloth problems with Molly's were just a fluke thing?

I do have to admit that I thought that Molly & Max both looked sooooooo handsome in this houndstooth style before Molly's came apart.

arasara
2nd November 2007, 06:27 PM
Kosmo has the black houndstooth harness. I also took off the pouch right away.

To be honest, I hated the houndstooth and that one is balled up in a corner and only used for "emergency situations," as I really dislike the fabric. It's not stretchy at all and I swear it shrinks every time I wash it.

KOsmo is small and skinny (16lbs but thin) and the medium regular puppias are quite roomy on him (when he walks I can see through the neck since it rotates from side to side) whereas this one is small and barely fits around him!

Good luck - IMO $57 is not worth it though :)

Sorry!

nursejess80
6th November 2007, 04:16 PM
I got Ruby the black one from Tiabella's, and we're very pleased with it. It doesn't stretch like the others, but she doesn't seem to mind. My husband is a HUGE Alabama football fan, and the houndstooth is like the school fabric. It looks really cute with Ruby's Bama collar and leash as well. Good luck!! I tried to get the pink one, but my hubby vetoed that one!!

lb0024
21st November 2007, 07:18 PM
Thought I'd post an update...

arasara PM'd me to say she found the exact harness I was looking for on ipuppyzone. (Thanks, Sara!) I ordered it immediately and it was delivered to my door 2 days later! Can't beat that!

So far, I love it and haven't had any problems. I got the large and it seems to fit perfectly (if anything, it's a teensy bit big). Here are some photos so you can judge for yourselves: :)

Mom... just because I got a new harness, is it really necessary to take a picture!?
http://labcreations.com/molly/harness_2.jpg


If I could just find the "off" switch on that thing!
http://labcreations.com/molly/harness_3.jpg


I'm tired of humoring you...
http://labcreations.com/molly/harness_1.jpg



One thing I didn't know until I got the harness was that it has the word "Luxury" on the side of it. You can see it in the last photo. It's not bad, but I could have done without that. :)

-laura