Found My Animal

Found My Animal

Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY

States manufacturing in: NY


Found My Animal started in 2006, when friends and rescue dog owners Bethany Obrecht and Anna Conway crafted their first leashes from marine-grade rope, brass, and waxed canvas, with three-strand, hand-spliced, and whipped rope for a unique leash that caught the attention of other dog walkers.

From there, Obercht and Conway founded Found My Animal to share their unique and durable rope leashes with other pet owners. Since then, the company has sold more than 117,000 handcrafted rope leashes.

Along with leashes, Found My Animal also sells a line of pet products and accessories for adopted animals, including collars, beds, bowls, and more for cats, dogs, horses, and goats, as well as accessories for humans.

Not only are Found My Animal products reliable and built to last, but part of the proceeds from sales goes toward rescue organizations and animal welfare. That means you can make walking your dog easier and safer while feeling good about where you’re spending your money on your pet’s essentials.

This message is also reflected through the firm’s rope leashes, with each featuring a unique, numbered brass “FOUND” tag. With its line of rope leashes, this company aims to spread a meaningful message for all pets while providing animals with safe and reliable essentials for training, walks, and their everyday lives.

Featured Found My Animal Products Made in the USA

Rope leashes: Found My Animal’s rope leashes are a reliable choice for walking any size dog. The marine-grade rope is handcrafted and built to last, making these leashes a more robust and more durable alternative to other options on the market. With this powerful and reliable hold, as well as the solid brass, lockable carabiners, these leashes are perfect for ensuring your dog’s safety, and if you have a dog that loves to pull, you don’t need to worry about fraying or damage. The rope leashes are available in three sizes, as well as an extensive range of bright color options, for additional safety on early morning or late night walks.

Cat and dog harness: These subtle but high-strength harnesses are ideal for keeping your pet in tow. Available in a range of materials: water-resistant, cotton, hemp, and leather-alternative all-weather, they’re also available in a multitude of colors, including classics and quirky rainbow mixes. All of the cat and dog harnesses in their range are adjustable, topstitched with industrial leather for added durability and all come with stamped ‘found’ gold tag to celebrate adoption awareness.  

Rope cat and dog collars: Matching their classic rope leashes, Found My Animal also sells rope collars for both cats and dogs. Available in a range of sizes (from XS to XL), they’re also available in a variety of colors and materials, including nylon, cotton, canvas, hemp, and up-cycled fiber. Meaning you can get a collar as unique as your pet. Made from leather and marine-grade rope, each collar has an adjustable gold buckle and features a ‘found’ tag. 

Manufacturing Notes

After operating out of Brooklyn for over 10 years, Found My Animal moved into a bigger space of the former Fuller Shift Factory on Pine Grove Avenue in Kingston, New York. Now occupying 3,585 square feet of warehouse space, the company’s 7 employees work hard to produce collars, bandanas, harnesses, and their classic hand-spliced rope leashes, of which over 95,000 have been produced. 

A lot of Found My Animal’s products are hand-dyed, handstitched, and hand-painted. Most of their product pages list where their products are made, with all of their leather being domestically sourced and their marine-grade nylon rope being US-manufactured. The majority of their products are made with USA-sourced materials, however, they do have a few products that are made from globally-sourced materials – these are typically items outside of their main product range.

It’s undeniable that Found My Animal take their products very seriously, looking to handcraft high-quality products from their New York studio. This is evidenced by the high range retailers that sell their products such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Selfridges of London. A number of celebrities have also been spotted walking their dogs with Found My Animal leashes including Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie, and Megan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. 

Found My Animal has a fantastic mission, to raise public awareness for animal adoption, with part of their proceeds contributing to this. They create quality, stylish products that are highly rated by their customers and high-end stores and celebrities. If you’re looking for a sturdy, primarily American-made leash, collar, or harness for your dog then Found My Animal is a great option.