Golly Gear Review and #Giveaway

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Good gear is paramount. It’s an added plus if said gear is stylish. Mr. N goes for walks every single day or he’s pretty unbearable to live with. He always wears a harness due to small dogs being prone to collapsing trachea.

His regular walking harness is getting worn and shabby. So it was opportune that Golly Gear offered us a harness to review. They are a family-run business that specializes in small dog gear and ten percent of their profit goes towards small dog rescues. The store has all sorts of paraphernalia for small dogs including toys, clothes, beds, treats, harnesses and leashes. Shipping is free over $49 to the US and they have a 30 day return and exchange policy.

Shipping was speedy and the package came with a small bag of bone-shaped dog treats that Mr. N snubbed initially because he’s a snob but Sage gobbled down. He did later decide if Sage was eating them, he wanted one too.

Golly Gear specializes in harnesses and they offer a lot of thoughtful advice on how to pick the right one. You can either try their DIY harness picker or fill out a questionnaire for a customized consult. They steered me away from a harness I originally was looking at, saying it would not hold up to what I wanted it to do. I decided on the Choke-Free Shoulder Collar Harness because the color would go with his leash, I prefer leather and the design wouldn’t irritate his trachea.

Shopping for small dogs can be a pain sometimes because often things are way too big or I can’t find anything in his size. I’ve ordered toys for Mr. N several times that have turned out to be enormous. I really should order with a ruler in hand… We have a stash of things that are too big for Mr. N that I give away or donate. So I’m glad there’s a store that serves this niche.

Shipping was speedy and the package came with a small bag of bone-shaped dog treats that Mr. N snubbed initially because he’s a snob but Sage gobbled down. He did later decide if Sage was eating them, he wanted one too.

Golly Gear specializes in harnesses and they offer a lot of thoughtful advice on how to pick the right one. You can either try their DIY harness picker or fill out a questionnaire for a customized consult. They steered me away from a harness I originally was looking at, saying it would not hold up to what I wanted it to do. I decided on the Choke-Free Shoulder Collar Harness because the color would go with his leash, I prefer leather and the design wouldn’t irritate his trachea.

The harness suits Mr. N’s coloring very well and he has good range of motion while wearing the harness and seems to find it comfortable. I would definitely recommend the website (and retail store in IL) if you have a small dog. 

Golly Gear has also generously offered to give away a gift certificate to one lucky reader. You can enter to win a gift certificate below.

This post was sponsored by Golly Gear. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 

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  1. Beth

    September 18, 2015 8:28 pm

    I'm glad you found a harness that fits him so well! Barley's just so oddly proportioned that it's hard to find things that fit in her neck or chest and shoulders and waist. Luckily, she walks better on a collar than on anything else, so we don't have to worry about finding things that fit too often 🙂

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  2. M. K. Clinton

    September 18, 2015 8:40 pm

    We've never tried a leather harness. It is also hard to fit Bentley in a harness, but both of our boys wear harnesses to walk or else they spend the entire walk gagging themselves! Hahaha!

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  3. Janet Keefe

    September 20, 2015 6:41 pm

    That harness looks great, and I love leather too. I prefer to walk all of our dogs with harnesses to reduce strain on their necks. I also feel like it gives me more control.

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  4. Talent Hounds

    September 21, 2015 2:52 am

    Oh I liked the look of that harness- Kilo can not wear a collar as pulls like a bandit sometimes (and yes, I have spent many hours reversing direction etc). Would have entered but based in Canada. XS

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  5. Monica P

    September 24, 2015 2:59 am

    I like this type of harness that the legs go in first and then you wrap the harness around the body. My dog act like his harness is a punishment .. lol. He really hates it, but he walks so much better with it on.

    Monica.

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  6. Jebbica @Jebbica's World

    September 24, 2015 1:28 pm

    What a cutie pie! I didn't know that about the trachea in small dogs…I have an 8-year-old Maltese. He doesn't wear a collar often, only when we go on a trip or something, but maybe I need to get him a harness instead! He gets his exercise by playing a game where you act like you're going to "get" him and then he runs around in circles like a crazy thing until he gets thirsty, drinks some water, and then passes out again. That little guy has to have the easiest life in the world, haha!

    Jebbica
    http://jebbicasworld.com

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  7. Val

    September 27, 2015 5:59 am

    My 7lb girl is really difficult to fit. Collars are not ok for taking little dogs for walks. The leash is just too heavy for them to carry around their necks lol She's my first little dog so I've learned so much. I love my spoiled princess 🙂

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  8. Kimberly Gauthier, The Fur Mom

    September 28, 2015 1:52 pm

    I recently received new harnesses for our dogs and I love them. They're easy to fit and adjust, fast to put on, and our dogs look great. If they were front clip harnesses, that would make them perfect. Having four dogs, I look for quality, security, and ease of putting on and adjusting.

    Good luck to all of the giveaway entrants. Finding a quality hardness isn't easy so I hope you win this one 🙂

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  9. EDA

    September 29, 2015 3:31 am

    Oh my goodness, your dog is ADORABLE! My little dog, Dino, has had the same harness for the last 4 years…holy cow, is that really possible?! Anyway, this one looks fantastic–I'm so glad you and Mr. N are happy! 🙂

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  10. Sam Sly

    September 29, 2015 8:36 pm

    That looks like a great company for dog owners and dogs! His harness looks very comfortable–at least compared to many on the market. It is great that they offer such personalized service.

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  11. Lindi

    September 30, 2015 2:54 pm

    I found this fascinating as I dont have a dog, but its amazing how many decisions and the amount of thinking you have to put into even choosing a harness

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  12. Rosa Doodle

    October 1, 2015 10:02 pm

    My dogs are larger but I harness them both. It's so important for their health and safety. This company makes really cute harnesses. Thanks for sharing the information!

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  13. Just Plain Marie

    October 1, 2015 11:12 pm

    He's definitely a cutie and his harness looks nice. I've never had a little dog, and our big black lab has the run of our rural property, so no harnesses for him. 🙂 (But if I got a little dog, I'd want a Shih-tzu – they're adorable)

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  14. Koupon Girl

    October 1, 2015 11:36 pm

    The harness looks cute and comfy! I haven't seen many dogs that wear them. I wasn't aware of small dogs having the trachea issue. I will share your info w a family who has a small dog

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  15. Rachel Wolany

    October 3, 2015 6:00 am

    Oh your little pup is a beauty. I don't have an animal at the moment but thoroughly enjoyed your post as I love hearing about animal personalities. Thanks for a good read.

    Rachel.

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