Keeping Dogs Safe with the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collars

Posted on Oct 20 2015 - 12:47am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest & my own.

Did you 26,000 dogs a year die from collar strangulation? Learn how you prevent this with the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar here!

Did you know that over 26,000 dogs die from collar strangulation each year? When I first saw this number, I have to admit, I was floored. We think of our dog’s collar as a way to hold information in case of an emergency, not something that could actually hurt our dogs. What makes matters worse is these deaths aren’t from abuse or neglect, but accidents caused by the collar getting snagged from playing with other dogs,  and on furniture, crates, toys, and even fences. To help educate the public about collars, PetSafe has launched its first annual Collar Safety Awareness Week (October 18 – 24), as part of National Animals Safety and Protection Month. As part of this campaign, we were excited to have Ivi and Reya test out the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collars.

PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collars: What is It?

Looking for a way to keep your dog safe from accidentally being strangled by their collar? If so, we think will love the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar. These collars use PetSafe’s patented break away safety buckle system, which releases once pressure is applied to the collar, allowing dogs to get free in a situation where they would be choking or harmed. As well as the safety buckles, the collar is also designed to make walking safe and easy since it has two metal loops to keep the collar together while walking, making walking safe for you and your dog while guaranteeing that the collar won’t come loose from pressure on the leash. To learn more, make sure to watch the awesome video below about the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar.

PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collars: Overall

Personaly, I think these collars are pretty ingenious. Having seen how my girls rough-house, I could easily see their collar being a problem, especially in the house. My biggest issue with safety collars until this point, however, was that they could easily come unclipped during a walk, especially with how much malamutes can pull on the leash if something catches their attention. With how the PetSafe collars can easily save a dog’s life and are easy to use for dog parents, I think they are a must for any pet parent, especailly ones who leave their dog’s home alone, in another room to play, or bring their dogs to for interaction at doggy day care. Based on our own experience, we are delighted to give the PetSafe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar an A rating!

Did you 26,000 dogs a year die from collar strangulation? Learn how you prevent this with the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar here!

PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collars: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase one of these awesome collars for your own dog? You can buy the PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collars on for under $10 in all sizes!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

27 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. ellen beck October 20, 2015 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I have one of these on my dog. I dnt think people know how many dogs (and cats) get hung up on things both inside and outside of thee house and the results can be tragic.
    Great review.

  2. Deborah D October 20, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    This sounds like a good collar. At least pet owners know that their dogs will be safe.

  3. Shannon October 20, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I was not aware of all of the collar related injuries for dogs. Thank you for sharing this information and this product.

  4. BRANDY GOODLOE October 20, 2015 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Break away collars for all pets are a must. Unfortunately this tragedy happened to my neighbor a couple years. Her boxer got hung up on the fence and died. 🙁 My dogs both wear a break away collar and it’s a simple thing to do for the pets we love.

  5. molli vandehey October 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    i lov ethese, i never even thought about collars being a major danger.

  6. denise smith October 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    i never know about break away collars before. we have a fence in yard and our dogs are small our fence in a 6 foot fence so i never worried about this before i will have to check into the collars

  7. Fee Roberts October 20, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    This is ingenious. Every dog owner should be made aware of these collars.

  8. vickie Couturier October 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    what great information,i was not aware of these facts

  9. brenda disimone October 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Shocking amount for something that could be prevented, thanks for the info !

  10. Amber Ludwig October 21, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Wow!! That # really is shocking!! And by something you automatically assume would keep a dog safe!! Totally nuts!! Love this break away collar idea!! The price is fabulous too!! So great!

  11. Michelle Elizondo October 21, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    This seems like a high quality collar. I like how it doesn’t irritate the dog.

  12. Jo-Ann Brightman October 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I am glad that there now exists these collars for dogs and therefore there will be fewer injuries to dogs.

  13. Holly Thomas October 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I thought they only made Break – Away collars for cats.

  14. vickie allbright October 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    i so need to invest in this collar for our pets

  15. Sarh S October 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I knew this was an issue for cats which is why cats should ONLY wear break away collars, but I didn’t realize it was such a HIGH number of dogs who were dying from this. Last year it became a reality to us when two of our dogs were fighting and one of them got their tooth stuck in the other one’s collar and the collar just got tighter and tighter on the other pup. Collars aren’t always easy to just cut off. Quite scary when it happens.

  16. Ashley C October 25, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I’ve never had any issues with any of my dog’s collars, right from when I was little until now… No problems whatsoever. Though I’ve heard of some people that have lost their dog due to the collar they used. I like the idea of a break-away collar, but I would be worried that when my dog pulls on a leash, it’d “break away” and he’d get loose. For those that have dogs that don’t pull or aren’t on leash often, these types of collars would be great!

    As always Reya and Ivi are very adorable. 🙂

  17. Ashley C October 25, 2015 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I do have to note that I see that there are metal loops for extra protection while on the leash, but I think my dog would still be able to slip out of it if the collar broke apart.

  18. abedabun dawn October 27, 2015 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Oh wow! this would be fantastic! One of our dogs got his collar caught on a nail under the shed once. We had to pull boards up from the floor in order to get him out. Other wise, he would have died under there.

  19. ouida stokes October 27, 2015 at 8:34 am - Reply

    This is why I do not keep a collar on my dogs, it does make it hard when we go out because they have to get use to the collar on them before they can enjoy the walk. Now a collar I can feel safe leaving on my dogs. Thanks.

  20. Darlene Owen October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I never realized that over 26,000 dogs die from collar strangulation each year, I would be devasted if one of my 3 dogs died from this.

  21. wen budro October 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Wow….I had no idea that so many dogs die every year from collar strangulation. This looks like a wonderful product. I love that it has a safeguard so that you can use it with a leash too.

  22. Deborah W. October 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    I think they collars are necessary for dogs. My dogs are always getting into mischief and I would be heartbroken if anything happened to them. That’s why I ordered two of these collars today.

  23. Jill W. November 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Such a scary thought, thanks for coming up with a great solution!

  24. Mia November 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I always use these collars for both my dog and cat. I did not know that so many dogs were injured by collar mishaps.

  25. Daniel Scott November 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I had no idea that these types of collars were available. I have always removed my dog’s collar, but worried if they got loose. I know what they are getting for Christmas.

  26. Kim Tanti November 20, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    This is such a wonderful idea. We had neighbour dogs who were playing and one got his jaw caught in the others collar. He ended up with a broken jaw.

  27. Marcie W. January 3, 2016 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I had no idea collar safety was such a big concern! I love the idea of a break away collar to keep my fur baby safe.

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