Our Story


One of the greatest aspects about shopping small is that it’s an intimate experience for both the shopper and the business. We are real people that answer your emails, and I’m not gonna lie, we even do a little happy dance when our phone dings from an incoming order. If you’re new here, we’d love to introduce ourselves. We’re Isak and Jess, the husband/wife co-founders of Litto Howler. When we’re not making your pup’s favorite adventure leashes here in Los Angeles, we’re away exploring the great outdoors with our very own pack of 4 dogs.

We started Litto Howler back in 2017 because we simply needed safer and more durable leashes for our pack. As rock-climbers, we both trusted rock climbing rope to be the safest outdoor gear, even entrusting it with our lives. So what did we do? We took our old gym rope, tied a climber’s knot, and added a carabiner — voila we had our first dog leash prototype. But once our pack grew, we needed a better system of leashes to make our walks in the city easier and most of all, safer. That’s when we designed, tested, and created Litto Howler’s tangle-free leashes. Our leashes are handmade by yours truly, here in Los Angeles. Each and every leash is designed for adventure and crafted for safety, made up of real rock-climbing rope and gear.

Fast forward a few years, we’ve both left our respective careers and committed to pursuing Litto Howler full time. The outdoors is what inspires us to create, so we’re constantly trying our best to find the “balance” of work and getting out there for more inspo to continue creating. We strive to make the safest, most durable, and most of all, adventure proof leashes for you and your pups. In just a few years, we’ve built a community of adventure seekers that never leave their dogs behind — #LittoFam. With our community’s help, our leashes and gear go out on the most epic adventures with amazing stories that are one of a kind. Whether it’s a story of Litto Howler serving as your rescue dog’s first leash, helping to reignite the confidence she once had or a story of Litto Howler worn on your adventures hiking in the narrowest canyons and over the tallest mountains. There is truly no greater satisfaction for us than knowing that our leashes and gear have found a place in your home — under the city lights or the bright milky way. As always, adventure on!