About Jessica & Diesel
This all started with my first Pit bull, Diesel. I made collars for her because I could not find a strong sturdy collar that showed her lovable personality. It was heartbreaking when people would avoid us because of the way she looked, so I designed her collars to be classy and inviting. Now, instead of people crossing the street when they saw us coming they stopped to talk and pet her. Every person she met was her new best friend. As word of mouth caught on, my hobby turned into a business which I started on Etsy. I’ve expanded to my own website and also do local craft shows around the Midwest. In 2011, Diesel passed away from cancer, but she will always live on at dieselDOGwear. In June 2012, I adopted Olive and she became the new spokesdog for my collars. Her photos can be seen on our Instagram @dieselDOGwear modeling our new styles.
I’m a big dog lover and a Pit bull advocate. The most rewarding thing I’ve done is foster a little Pit bull that was rescued from a life of fighting. In college, I studied art and in 2015, left my job as a graphic designer to build my business full time. I am a self taught leather artist, learning techniques from reading books, watching videos and asking knowledgeable leatherworkers. Since 2009, I have developed my own style using quality tools, techniques, and materials. I enjoy the process of choosing the perfect piece of leather and turning it into a unique piece of art for your pet.
Every step, from start to finish is done in my studio. Much of the equipment I use has been hand made, from the stitching horse to my airbrush spray booth. I also try to source the products I use, like buckles & leather from American companies.
I hope you enjoy your new dieselDOGwear collar and leash as much as I enjoyed making them.
Photography by LotusFly Photography
Hear what our customers think...
The custom collar arrived today and looks amazing! Jessica did a fabulous job, and was easy to work with during the design process. This is a very high quality, well constructed collar. It not only looks great, but will hold up well to daily use. Now our dog has her own "ink" and will be the envy of all her puppy pals at doggie daycare! If you're considering purchasing one of these collars, and are on the fence due to the cost, I assure you it's well worth every penny. This is fantastic craftsmanship, and I'd buy another one in a heartbeat if something were to happen to this one.- Jocelyn Knox
The quality and craftsmanship of this piece is unmatched. Jessica was a pleasure to work with and she made the ordering process amazingly simple. I will definitely be doing business with her again!
Very cute and good quality. Thank you!
The workmanship is amazing. Looks and feels very durable. Well worth the wait!!!
by Koshy George
Our little Georgie girl loves her color and so do we. I was looking for a deep red leather collar that would fit her today and as she grows and this is the only place I found the leather in the proper red color. I also really wanted a custom name tag to be affixed to the collar. dieselDOGwear was very helpful and led me to a partner vendor of hers that creates name tags ....and then ships to diesel for affixing to the collar. The collar is beautiful, high high quality -- and the tag looks like a piece of jewelry. It will last her forever. Note that although the collar looks a little big now..it's because our boxer pup is still under a year. Also note that although the collar is high quality leather...it actually looks heavier than it is. Georgie loves strutting her stuff in her new collar.