As far as cat collars go, there are one heck of a lot of options to choose from these days. While I’ve only ever bought one cat collar in my life, a gorgeous red-leather one with a custom “Have Your People Call My People” ID tag I picked up on Etsy, when I see how many adorable options there are these days, it’s hard for me to resist starting a little collection of alternatives to rotate through.
When it comes to cat collars, I think many of us have figured out the breakaway varieties are a necessity. Breakaway cat collars make it so that in case your little one ever gets into the unfortunate situation where he or she gets their collar stuck on a tree branch or a bush, for example, your cat won’t end up suffocating in a desperate attempt to break away – which is a really horrible thing to think about I know. Luckily for us, these breakaway collars are now very common, and prevent these kinds of accidents from happening, so each and every collar I’ll recommend here and on this site in general will be of the breakaway variety.
Other than that, the only commonality between the following collars are the fact that they all have bells – so you can hear your little one coming and find him or her wherever they are in the house!
Classic, Cute, & Careful Collars With Bells
These cat collars come in sets of 3 or 6 – all different colours, so in case you have multiple pets to collar up, they’re perfect! They’re reflective as well so in case your cat stumbles onto the street while a car approaches, chances are the driver will much more easily be able to spot him or her walking past. Simple, effective, and hard to find much to dislike about these collars’ minimalist look!
If you’re looking for something a little more cute, these patterns are where it’s at. While I’m not the biggest fan of leopard prints, thus meaning I’m not all that into the second collar of this pack of two, I do adore the oh-so-cute fish skull pattern on the first collar of this pack. Looking for more patterns? Sift through the other options Bulberry Pet has in this listing – there are a couple adorable pink and blue ones that would be purrfect for a female cat, as well as a slew of other options.
Not only is this pet collar absolutely one of my favourite patterns of all time (that gold fish design I’m head-over-heels in love with!) the collar is also reflective for safety reasons, and glow in the dark – which should really help with visibility if your cat happens to cross a road in the dark of night. Rogz also has a couple similar looks to this one in case you’re interested in grabbing near-matching collars for up to three cats – this gecko pattern and this super cute pink mouse pattern – together, so gorgeous!
Bow ties galore! And colour, colour, colour! I absolutely love the idea of having a cat collar with a bow tie on it, but I’d find it ungodly hard to choose which bow tie cat collar to choose from all the ever-so-sweet options. If you’re a fan of the way this collar looks, but aren’t sure about the colouring, be sure to check out all the variants in the listing. There are so many different colour options, you’re sure to find just the right one! Not so much a fan of this bow tie cat collar? I’ve thrown a more minimalist one into this list later on that you might like better.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cat collar like this one before. It’s ever so pretty, and I can’t decide if I’m more obsessed with the look of the collar portion itself or that drop dead gorgeous bell charm on the front. There are a few colour variants, but I think this one’s my absolute favourite.
If you’re looking for the most practical cat collar around – look no further. It’s impossible for a human who’s found a lost cat with this collar on not to know what to do! I’m not sure I’d have one of these on if I had an outdoor cat, as anyone who’d found a cat with this collar on outside would probably immediately think it was lost, but for indoor-only cats who are prone to escaping, I think it’s a really great option.
Here’s that minimalist bow tie cat collar I was talking about! I can’t decide if I like the blue, the black, or the red version of this cat collar the best, but I am sure wearing these would make any kitty cat look uber dapper!
And here we have the opposite of minimalism with flowers, flowers, flowers. If you love this look, be sure to check through all the variants on this listing, as there are plenty of flower styles to choose from. Personally, I love both the one I featured and this one tied for best!
I don’t think this ever so fetching collar is done justice until you look at how it looks on a cat. I can’t believe how stunning it turns out! Honestly one of the most beautiful cat collars I’ve ever laid eyes on, but I’m not sure if it’s everybody’s cup of tea!
If you, plain and simple, want a cat collar that’s just loaded with colour: this rainbow cat collar should be up your alley. Pupteck also does a cat collar set with skulls on it, so check that out if you’re a fan of cutesy skull and cross bone designs!
What Are Your Favourite Cat Collar Designs?
Which cat collars did you like from this list? Are there certain types of designs you like better than others?
Do you usually go for minimalist looks when you pick out cat collars, or do you prefer cuter looking ones? Or, do you prefer to just go for the safest, most reflective or obvious-about-how-to-contact-the-owner designs?
Do you have indoor cats, outdoor cats, a mix? Do your cats wear collars? What do their collars look like? Do they have ID tags? And do you prefer bells or no bells?
Let me know in the comments below!