Klea Levin lead designer and founder of Barcelona Dogs
Here we are all of us on a photo shoot in our showroom in Barcelona. Almost all of my dogs are adopted even the pure breeds. It’s not necessary to buy dogs, even dogs with a pedigree can normally be happily adopted. Always check with your local shelter before you buy a dog! Adopt don’t shop!
Fabiola adopted Greyhound, Mr Miles, Mittel Spitz (puppy mill rescue), Alaska my terrified Chihuahua, Gucci is a rescued Italian Greyhound, Lincoln Galgo mix rescued from the streets with a traffic injury, Khaleesha my Irish Wolfhound was bought, her breed has very responsible breeders and normally there are not more Irish Wolfhounds than there are owners. We also have two rescued street cats in the family but they refused to be in the picture with so many dogs. Our youngest dog is the handsome German Shepherd, Sherlock. We also normally try to have at least one foster dog waiting for adoption from Sos Galgos.
Klea Levin has a wide background, originally studying design and further on art science in Stockholm she tried several fields in the photography and arts field. She left Sweden for modeling assignments in Germany, Spain and France and finally fell in love with Barcelona on one of her trips, a city famous for its design and decided to stay. Now married and with 4 children, biological and adopted, she is the in house designer and lead creative at the families two Flamenco Theaters and Otto Zutz Group and also the founder and lead designer of Barcelona Dogs.
Klea is also collaborating with Greyhound rescue trying to support the Galgo foundations in Spain such as SOS galgos. As an Chinese adoptive mum she got interested in China and is involved in several Chinese and Korean rescue groups against the awful dog and cat meat sector. In her free time she rides dressage and study Chinese.
With a past in fashion and arts Klea felt compelled to create something different for her 9 small and large pets both cats and dogs. The company started out with Greyhound collars and went quickly on to dog collars for large and giant breeds, from the tiniest Chihuahuas to giants Irish Wolfhounds. The company is based in Barcelona at the bottom of the Tibidabo mountains in the beautiful 1800th century Villa Hispano Arabe.
Klea Levin designs two brands, Klea Levin design; with beautiful dog beds and leather accessories and Barcelona Dogs with Crystallized Haute Couture Pet Collars, Sport Dog Collars for everyday wear, Zanzibar Collection, Sighthound collars and Martingales, all exclusive dog collars for very special moments and rare to find on the market. The dog collars are handmade and ecological, made by her team far away from factories, and with the best quality available in jewellry and leathers from Spain and Italy. All hand selected by Klea. The dog collars are imaginative, fun and unique in its design and have had an enormous success since they came out on the market in selected boutiques.