Jessie is a Montana native who grew up in the small town of Deer Lodge, Montana. She attended college at the University of Montana where she completed her MBA. Shortly after graduating, her love of travel and a career opportunity sent her to Richmond, Virginia. A few years later and upon her return to her home state, Jessie picked up her old hobby of sewing with her Grandma’s 1950’s Bernina as her first machine. She started sewing again making clothes, blankets, and crafts as presents for her family and friends.
Jessie lives and works in Missoula and was lucky enough to find both her dogs, Bunter, a Boxer cross and Cubby, a Scottie, in local shelters. They oversee and provide inspiration in the production of all Montana Grrl items with exclusive modeling contracts. On many occasions, they assist Jessie in the shipping process by enjoying a ride to the post office with the windows rolled all-the-way-down.
The dogIDs team initially found Montana Grrl through social media. “I connected with dogIDs CEO Clint Howitz on Twitter about their personalized buckle options for my collars. He liked the Montana Grrl collars so much that he put me in touch with their catalog manager. We have been working together ever since to make this a reality,” said Jessica..
Montana GRRL Collars
For each handmade collar, the buckle is laser engraved with the customer’s choice of font and then is sent to Missoula where the collars are finished and sent directly to the customer. Montana Grrl collars are all-nylon, webbing-free and still maintain their sturdiness and style. Each is made with cotton fabric, interfacing and love. Since the collars are webbing-free, they are lighter and machine washable. Many owners have stated that their pets prefer them to the regular nylon collars.
dogIDs will be carrying several of Montana Grrl’s hip chevron patterned collars as well as several other fun patterns. Both collars come in a variety of size options so every dog breed and shape can find a collar just for them.
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About Shelby Cochran
Shelby Cochran is Director of Operations & Merchandising at dogIDs, where she helps the team move the company forward and also gets to work closely with the marketing and catalog departments. Shelby has a fiery little mutt named Simon as well as an odd cat, Gengar. When she’s not enjoying working with the team at dogIDs, she performs in community theatre productions.