Your furry friend is an important member of your family and you want nothing but the best for them.

Over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. each year, according to the American Humane Association and nearly one third of all housepets will become lost at some point in their life.

This makes a pet collar one of the most important items your cat or dog will own, as it helps provide a means of identification should they escape and is a way to help contain and control them when out and about.

Here are some things to keep in mind when purchasing a collar for your feline or canine companions:

  • Style: Head collar, harness or traditional around the neck. Your dog’s breed may determine what style you’ll need as can their temperament.
  • Size/fit: Will your pet be growing at all? If so, you’ll want to make considerations for that when sizing.
  • Material: Leather, nylon or alternative materials? Your style and activities will likely dictate which material you’ll want for your pet.
  • Added features: Built-in lights, padding, machine-washable. There are many special options available that can help make your pet more comfortable and/or visible.

With the above information in mind, in no particular order, here are 40 of what we consider the best pet collars for cats and dogs based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

1. Sentry Calming Collar for Dogs

This calming collar is ideal for those pets who are on the slightly more anxious side and need a little help mellowing out. It’s been proven to modify behavioral problems in dogs with stress and fear issues.

Key features:

  • Ideal for puppies and older dogs
  • Works for up to 30 days
  • US patents pending

Cost: *Est. $15.19

2. Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar

This sleek-looking leather dog collar is padded for additional comfort when around your furry friend’s neck. Available in various sizes, the collar can be coordinated with the matching leash for an elegant look.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Available in a large selection of colors
  • 100% genuine leather

Cost: *Est. $17.99 – $27.95

3. PetSafe® Gentle Leader Headcollar

This gentle leader head collar is ideal for dogs who are more on the strong-willed side and need to be controlled when out and about. It’s not a muzzle, so it won’t prevent your dog from biting – but it can help to prevent pulling, lunging and jumping.

Key features:

  • Almost instant results
  • Training DVD included
  • Available in various sizes

Cost: *Est. $9.04

4. Perfect Dog Command Collar

Thanks to its unique design, this collar helps prevent your dog from pulling, lunging and jumping.

Key features:

  • Quickly correct unwanted behaviors
  • Easily adjustable
  • Strong, secure design

Cost: *Est. $19.95

5. Zehui New Blue Nylon LED Dog Night Safety Collar

This safety collar boasts a built-in LED light for added visibility and safety when out with your pooch after sunset. Requires two batteries that are pre-installed. Collar can easily be washed.

Key features:

  • Choose from solid glow or flashing
  • Easy-to-use push button control
  • Available in multiple colors

Cost: *Est. $2.47

6. GoTags Custom Engraved Slide-On Pet ID Tag Comes with a Tough Nylon Dog Collar

Available in several widths and sizes, as well as a choice of 5 collar colors and 8 tag colors, this unit provides you with the ultimate in design choice for your canine companion.

Key features:

  • Personalized slide-on ID tag included
  • Secure construction
  • No more noisy ID tags

Cost: *Est. $16.95

7. Adaptil Adjustable Calming Dog Collar

This collar offers a gentle yet effective stress-reducing solution for dogs who get anxious and unnerved. Ideal for use during thunderstorms, while training or while boarding.

Key features:

  • Clinically proven
  • Lasts for up to 4 weeks
  • Adjustable size

Cost: *Est. $20.10

8. Rogz Utility Large 3/4-Inch Reflective Fanbelt Dog Collar

This reflective collar can be used for both canine and feline companions and features a paw-resistant design that cannot be removed by your furry friend.

Key features:

  • Available in a wide selection of colors
  • Adjustable size
  • Unique design reduces the weight of your dog’s pull

Cost: *Est. $8.49

9. Halti Opti Fit Head Collar for Dogs

Available in a selection of three different sizes to suit nearly any canine companion, this head collar offers an almost instant solution to correct pulling, lunging and jumping behaviors.

Key features:

  • Comfortable contour design
  • Custom fit for nearly any dog
  • Reflective side strips increase visibility

Cost: *Est. $13.15

10. Guardian Custom Personalized Embroidered Dog Collars

These custom embroidered dog collars offer a handy solution for the pooch that likes to wander. With your dog’s name and contact information stitched right onto the collar, people will always know who to return them to should they get lost.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of four sizes
  • Available in a choice of eight color options
  • Quick release buckles for easy on and off

Cost: *Est. $7.50

11. GoTags Embroidered Reflective Safety Personalized Dog Collar

This personalized collar is custom embroidered with your pet’s name and contact information in case they should get lost. Its reflective strap is highly visible in dim and dark lighting conditions.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of sizes
  • Available in a choice of color options
  • Tough, durable design

Cost: *Est. $17.49

12. WhelpIDcollars – Puppy ID Bands

Available in a choice of 12 color options, these ID collars are made of a soft fabric with a hook and loop closure that is gentle against your pup’s neck. Ideal for telling puppies and kittens apart.

Key features:

  • Available in three sizes
  • Washable for easy cleaning
  • Easy to adjust

Cost: *Est. $14.99

13. SportDOG Pet Collar Strap

This simple pet collar is available in a wide selection of sizes and colors, plus with 44 holes along the collar, you’re sure to help your furry friend find the perfect fit.

Key features:

  • Fully waterproof design
  • Easy on and off
  • Highly visible, easy to clean

Cost: *Est. $8.99

14. Lanyar Fashion Leather Pet Collars for Cats, Puppies & Dogs

These PU leather collars are the ideal size for both cats and smaller dogs and puppies and feature a soft and comfortable design that won’t irritate your pet.

Key features:

  • Bell included
  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Easy to adjust

Cost: *Est. $8.68

15. Blueberry Pet Dog Collar Classic Solid Basic Polyester Nylon Dog Collar

These pet collars are made from a durable nylon material and feature a high density webbing for added strength. The D ring is nickel-coated to last and matching harness and leash is available.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of four sizes
  • Available in a choice of six colors
  • Buckles constructed of eco-friendly plastic

Cost: *Est. $8.99

16. Kurgo Tru-Fit Enhanced Strength Harness 3055 Series

This dog harness has been tested for car crash safety, tensile-strength, and dynamically tested to ensure the ultimate in safety for your pooch and features all steel nesting buckles for added strength.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of five sizes
  • Available in a choice of two colors
  • Broad padded chestplate and five adjustment points for the best fit

Cost: *Est. $20.23

17. Guardian Martingale Pet Collar

This Martingale-style collar provides a limited range of choke collar action while also providing a slightly adjustable, yet comfortable, fit for your dog.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three sizes
  • Collar pressure adjusts as pressure is applied to leash
  • Gentle and effective

Cost: *Est. $8.60

18. Soft Touch Collars Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar for Medium and Large Dog Breeds

This padded leather dog collar is a luxurious option for your canine companion and has been hand stitched for the ultimate in comfort. Easy on and off design makes it ideal for taking your pooch for walks.

Key features:

  • Available in two sizes
  • Matching leash available
  • Solid brass buckle will not rust

Cost: *Est. $27.95

19. Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco Friendly Van Gogh Dog Collar

This eco-friendly dog collar features a beautiful Van Gogh design (Starry Night) that is imprinted right onto the collar.

Key features:

  • Made from non-toxic materials
  • Recycled PET webbing softer than nylon
  • Machine washable

Cost: *Est. $11.95

20. Mendota Products Double Braid Collar

This double braided dog collar features a soft, durable design that is colorfast, waterproof, UV-coated and boasts rust-proof brass or nickel hardware. A coordinating leash is available.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Vintage buckle closure
  • Adjustable for dogs up to 22” neck size

Cost: *Est. $7.50-$24.26

21. PetSafe® Premier® Martingale Collar

This premier pet collar offers the features and control of a choke collar, but with an added softness. There are no buckles for your canine to slip out of and it is designed for daily wear.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of five sizes
  • Available in a choice of 12 colors
  • Recommended by trainers and veterinarians

Cost: *Est. $9.63

22. OmniPet Camouflage Kwik Klip Dog Collar

This cute collar provides a hit of style for your pet thanks to its fun, camo design and is made of durable nylon to last and dry quickly should it get wet.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three sizes
  • Made in the USA
  • Kwik clip buckle for easy on and off

Cost: *Est. $9.99

23. Coastal Pet Products ElastaCat Pet Collar

This pet collar is ideal for feline companions thanks to its elastic material that will allow your pet to be safely freed should they become entangled while wearing it. Easy on and off design so you don’t need to fight with your cat to get them to wear it.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of five colors
  • Fully adjustable
  • Highly visible reflective strands woven into the fabric

Cost: *Est. $4.99

24. Deluxe Adjustable Thick Comfort Padded Dog Collar by Downtown Pet Supply

These deluxe pet collars are fully adjustable and feature a metal buckle and D ring for added security for your pet. The soft, durable polypropylene material won’t absorb water and is mildew-resistant.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three sizes
  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Matching leash also available

Cost: *Est. $9.99

25. Running Dog Collar, Mighty Paw Neoprene Padded Dog Collar

This sporty style collar features a neoprene lining on the interior to provide your pooch with comfortable, long wear and a heavy duty hook and loop for easy size adjustment.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of two colors
  • Reflective stitching for increased visibility
  • Money-back guarantee

Cost: *Est. $12.99

26. Motion Infiniti LED Dog Collar

This pet collar offers a two-in-one value thanks to its integrated LED light that also provides increased visibility in dim and dark lighting conditions. Inexpensive batteries are easy to replace and last for up to 45 hours of continuous use.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three colors
  • Water- and weather-resistant material
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Cost: *Est. $10.99

27. PETSPATS Reflective Dog

Made from a durable, heavy duty neoprene and nylon construction, this collar provides your pet with the ultimate in safety while still being comfortable enough for all-day wear. Quick snap buckle offers an easy on and off design.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three colors
  • Luminescent strip for increased visibility
  • Fully adjustable

Cost: *Est. $12.67

28. TIZE Dog Collar Led Light Band

This heavy duty nylon collar features a built-in LED light that has multiple lighting modes for increased visibility and offers a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three sizes
  • Matching leash available
  • Easy on/off switch

Cost: *Est. $12.95

29. Pawtitas Reflective Dog Collar

This stylish collar is made from durable nylon and features a built-in reflective line for increased visibility. D ring is strategically placed to provide your pet with the ultimate in comfort.

Key features:

  • Available in five sizes
  • Available in five colors
  • Matching leash available

Cost: *Est. $14.99

30. Epicpet LED Dog Collar with Flashing Red Lights and Thick Padding

This dog collar features built-in super bright flashing LED lights to increase your pet’s visibility up to 1000 feet. Thanks to an ultra-durable nylon exterior, cushioned cowhide interior and zinc alloy buckle, this collar will provide your pet with years of comfortable wear.

Key features:

  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Battery life up to 70 hours
  • Highly visible red color

Cost: *Est. $19.99

31. Walgap® Silicone Dog Collar LED Flashing Lights

This silicone dog collar provides three levels of light flashing to help increase your dog’s visibility in dim and dark light conditions. The LED lights provide a high level of visibility and the nylon collar is durable for long wear.

Key features:

  • Available in choice of four sizes
  • Available in choice of six colors
  • Up to 100 hours of battery life

Cost: *Est. $10.99

32. Bright Lite Pet LED Safety Dog Collar USB Rechargeable

This safety collar features an integrated rechargeable LED light that features three different lighting patterns to help increase your pet’s visibility. USB charging cable is included and provides 300-500 charges.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three colors
  • Shuts off when fully charged to prevent overcharging
  • Visibility up to 1200 feet

Cost: *Est. $13.98

33. IKET USB Rechargeable LED Dog Collar

 

This collar features bright, reflective dual light rings for increased visibility. It’s visible up to 3000 feet and is suitable for use in low light conditions. It easily charges via the included USB cable, and provide up to 8 hours of continuous use on a single charge.

Key features:

  • Choice of three different sizes
  • Choice of three different colors
  • Fully adjustable

Cost: *Est. $13.99

34. K9 Warrior Biothane 1″ Reflective Dog Collar

This reflective dog collar is made from Biothane, a durable, strong, all-weather material that is super tough and built to last. This collar will not absorb odors and is easy to clean.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of three sizes
  • Available in a choice of two colors
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $14.95

35. “FRIENDLY” Green Color Coded Semi-Choke Dog Collar

These collars feature an intelligent design that lets others know how your dog will react to human and canine interaction and there’s even a matching non-pull harness and leashes in various lengths as well.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of sizes
  • Choose from buckle or semi-choke design
  • Demonstrates responsible dog ownership

Cost: *Est. $19.99

36. Smoochy Poochy Waterproof Collar

This Canadian-made collar is a leather alternative that is durable and waterproof for long-lasting wear. The polyvinyl material will not absorb water or odors and is available in a wide choice of stylish colors that won’t bleed.

Key features:

  • Collar will not stretch
  • Easy to clean
  • Available in a choice of five sizes

Cost: *Est. from $31.99

37. Lupine 3/4-inch Rain Song 9-12 Inch Containment Collar Strap

The Lupine pet collar is a stylish way to add a little flair to your dog’s life and is fully compatible with various popular electronic fence brands. Choose from several completely adjustable sizes in order to find the perfect fit for your pooch.

Key features:

  • Matching leash available
  • Guaranteed for life – even if chewed
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $15

38. Pet Mate 0320433 Adjustable Fashion Cat Collar 3/8″

Pet Mate collars are available in a variety of different sizes and colors, as well as styles, but we love this adjustable fashion collar for cats for its stylish design and breakaway pod buckle ensures your feline won’t choke if they get caught on something they shouldn’t.

Key features:

  • Bell included
  • Made from durable nylon webbing
  • Fully adjustable to fit your cat

Cost: *Est. $6.99

39. Up Country Big Bones Dog Collar

Available in a selection of sizes and cute prints and colors, these collars are made from high-tensile strength nylon webbing that’s built to last and the Coast Guard-approved plastic buckles help stop your pooch from breaking away. There’s even a matching leash available.

Key features:

  • Machine washable
  • Fray-resistant
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $20

40. Ruffwear Knot-a-Collar

This brand’s name says it all – their collars are incredibly durable and built to last through even the roughest of wear. Anodized aluminum metal pieces won’t rust and provide a secure hold for your pooch.

Key features:

  • Available in a selection of sizes
  • Available in a selection of colors
  • Sliding knots give a customized fit

Cost: *Est. $22.99

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