Adopting a rescue dog is a great choice, as there are many dogs sitting in rescues that are waiting for a home. Now that you have your dog you do want to make sure you purchase everything it needs. One thing you should consider is a waterproof dog collar. There are many reasons why this is a good idea, four of which are listed below.

Stays Dry

When you take your dog outside, it will get into anything, including any type of water. This could be a puddle left behind from rain, or a small creek near your home. If wearing a regular collar, it will get wet and will stay wet for a long time. Fortunately, waterproof dog collars will dry very quickly so you won't have to worry about your dog wearing a wet collar. 

Will Not Stink

When a regular dog collar gets wet, it can start to stink. How bad it smells does depend on what it is made of. For example, a leather collar will stay wet for a long period of time and will start to smell. You would have to remove the collar and dry it out, which means you would have to have an extra collar to put on your dog. A waterproof collar will never have a bad smell, as it does not stay wet for long at all. 

Lasts a Long Time

Many dog collars will start to wear out over time. Some collars can be expensive, such as leather collars. A waterproof dog collar will last a very long time, which can save you a lot of money over time. This is because many waterproof dog collars are made of durable polyester and has a nylon covering and features steel fittings. All of this means the collar is very durable and will last you for many years. 

Easy to Clean

If your dog is the type that loves to roll around in just about anything they find outside, the collar they wear will pick up a lot of dirt. Many collars are very difficult to keep clean and very hard to remove stains. A waterproof dog collar is very easy to clean. The only thing you have to do is to run it under some warm water and then dry it off. Due to the nylon coating stains will not stick to it and the collar will stay looking new for many years.

You can find waterproof dog collars in a variety of sizes and colors (just imagine a pink waterproof dog collar) and can purchase them in pet stores and online.