Poppy & Payson started when Andalyn (aka-dog mom) made dog collars for her fur-babies, Poppy and Payson. Andalyn received numerous compliments and encouragement from friends and family to do more. From there, the idea was born for dog accessories, Poppy & Payson.
Andalyn is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. Andalyn began her career in women’s high-end fashion working as a production assistant and worked her way through various roles and areas in the fashion industry. As far back as Andalyn can remember she has had a passion for luxury handbags. Andalyn attended many handbag training seminars and courses and was applying that to her own designs. Andalyn wanted Poppy & Payson to be outfitted with the same luxury she had with her handbags. A dog collar is very similar the handle of a luxury handbag. (Who knew, right?!?) Each Poppy & Payson accessory is made with the same eye to detail and quality as a high-end handbag. Poppy & Payson offers a line of matching dog and human accessories so you can accessorize with your best friend.
Poppy is a sweet 3 year old Basenji female. Named after the California wild flower (we were thinking orange), Poppy came into our loving family when she was 8 weeks old. Sassy and sweet from the beginning, she quickly captured our hearts. It wasn’t long after she got to her furever home that she took over as supreme-ruler Princess of the house.
Payson is a 4 year old Basenji male. During our search for a home, we bid on a house on “Payson Street”, we lost the bid and thought there would never be another Payson. A few months later, our boy, Payson came into our lives. When Payson joined our family he took a long time to adjust. When Poppy came into the family, 4 months later Payson came out of his shell and his personality shined through.