About Us

Closed Temporarily!

We will be closed to everything except needed pick ups and delivery's until further notice, Governor's orders. Shipping and receiving through FedEx, UPS ad USPS will continue uninterrupted, feel free to send in skins through any of those services.  We will be working with full staff again as of 4/6/20, with plenty of space and proper precautions. No one will be permitted in any of the structures except employees and delivery personnel. If you do need to drop off or pick up we will meet you in the parking lot, call ahead and set up an appointment.


Keith Daniels

Well, we have a start of the new site, stick with us as we add more!

Note: We will not be mailing out new price lists this year. We will have them available on request. If you have last year's price list, assume about a 2% increase. Feel free to call us with specific pricing questions.

Arlington Cape was started in 1991 with little more than the knowledge and ability to produce a quality tanned skin for the taxidermy industry. My goal in the beginning was to provide a product that was as close to ready to mount as possible, not as fast as possible. As we have evolved over the years, with a building addition, the purchase of two more buildings, and additional equipment and employees, our goal in business has remained the same.     Everything we have done is because of the support of you, our customers. Your support of us has allowed us to grow as we have. Since we don’t have outside investors it hasn’t been a rapid growth, but, the only people we have to answer to is you, the customer, not people waiting for a return on their investment, that’s why our goal will always remain the same as it was twenty years ago.     

We are a custom tannery/fur dresser, catering to the taxidermy industry in the wholesale capacity, and to farmers and ranchers direct. We don’t have a fancy facility or marketing package. We just have a knowledge and ability gained through years of hands on experience, and association with professionals in both the leather and garment tanning industries.   You, the taxidermist, won’t find us going to hunters in the field trying to get their tanning work, calling your customers or advertising for their taxidermy work, and we don’t run an import service then hold your customers skins hostage to get the tanning work. We tan for you, not for ourselves.  If you are an individual and have a skin or skins of a furbearer we do offer a service we call a Trapper Tan. See the Trapper Tan tab for information and pricing.  We do offer direct services for sheep and beef hides.  Many taxidermists don’t want to handle these skins, and as a producer we do consider you as a wholesale account.

Sending Capes and Skins to Us:

All skins are punch coded when we remove them from the box and a confirmation is made listing all the skins and the type of tan requested.

You will usually receive the confirmation with fourteen days.  

Please check quantities and tan method immediately when you receive your confirmation and let us know immediately if there is a discrepancy.

Please keep your confirmation on file so you can refer to it if you have any questions at a later date.

When you are ready to ship us your capes or skins, please keep in mind they must be properly prepped (fleshed) and salt dried before shipping.  

Please include a packing slip inside your box or boxes which indluces your contact information (name, address, phone, email, etc.).  On the packing slip, please also state what you are sending us, including the quantity of items, and if the items are for a Cape Tan or a Soft Tan.

You may ship skins and capes to us via FedEx, UPS, or USPS, or you may personally bring your skins to us, as well.  If dropping them off, please call ahead to be sure someone will be here to accept and check them in.


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Arlington Cape, LLC

110 W. Liberty St., P O Box 111, Arlington, OH 45814, US

(419) 365-5321


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed