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A Tail We Could Wag


     a tail we could wag was founded in 1988 by Wendel Wirth, who has loved dogs and the outdoors for as long as she can remember. She rescued her first dog during college. She named the dog Aiko and they became inseparable. The day after college she and Aiko moved to Ketchum, Idaho (better known as Sun Valley), a dog friendly ski town. In 1988, she turned her favorite belt, made from a colorful, hand-woven Guatemalan sash, into a collar for Aiko. People who saw Wendel and Aiko around town took notice of the colorful collar. Based on comments like "you should make some for sale" Wendel decided to embark upon a venture to create a tail we could wag.

With a lot of hard work and entrepreneurial initiative, the business began to thrive. From selling collars over the counter at a local bar where she worked to traveling to New York City with a backpack full of collars, Wendel was encouraged by the response. As the collars took off she added other products such as leashes and belts. We now have distribution throughout the country in specialty retailers and catalogs, as well as our internet storefront.

In 2007 we acquired the business from Wendel and we continue in the spirit in which a tail we could wag was founded; making fun products for people and pets! We hope that when you see our products, you too will wish you had a tail you could wag.

Joe and Laurie Ryan

 


 

 

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"At the Beach" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"At the Beach" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Best Friend" Hand-Woven Dog Leash in 6' Length.  Available in 1" Width and can be paired with matching dog collar.

$28.25

"Best Friend" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Block Island" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Block Island" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Camas Flower" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Camas Flower" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Foolish Fish" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Foolish Fish" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Harborside" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Harborside" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Martingale" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Moab" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Moab" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

Authentic climbing rope leads measuring 6' in length and available in various colors

$31.50 - $38.50

"Seasons" Hand-Woven Dog Leash in 6' Length and 1" width.  Pair it up with a matching dog collar.

$28.25

"Starry Day" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Starry Day" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Sun Valley" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$23.25 - $28.25

"Sun Valley" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Traditional" Collection of Hand-Woven Dog Collars.  XS, S, M, L, XL Collars available in the Multi-Color Design.

$23.25 - $28.25

"Traditional" Collection of Hand-Woven Leashes & Collars. Available in various colors and sizes

$28.25 - $33.25

"Seasons" Collection of Hand-Woven Dog Collars. S, M, L, and XL available in Spring Design.

$23.25 - $28.25