I don’t know about where you live but here in the Pacific Northwest fall has moved in. It got down to the low 40s last night. It’s finally time to dig out the heavy-duty dog jackets so we can continue to walk, hike, bike and camp through the fall and winter.
A few months ago when I went to the Washington State Pet Expo I picked up a great cold-weather jacket for Gretel from The Cozy Hound. I have seen a lot of Doxie jackets but I was especially drawn to these by the fun prints, the quality of the fleece and the very reasonable price.
Since pets weren’t allowed at this expo I had to guess when it came to choosing a size for Gretel. When I got home I was pleasantly surprised that it fit her perfectly. Gretel wore the jacket for a couple of months and I liked the jacket so much I contacted The Cozy Hound to get one for Chester.
I sent in his measurements and, again to my pleasant surprise, when the jacket came in the mail it fit perfectly! I have “custom ordered” several jackets for the dogs through the mail before but not once have any of them fit just right. This either resulted in my giving the jacket away or paying to send it back in the mail to be adjusted (and in some cases I had to send it back several times). It was such a relief to get one that fit right the very first time.
The jackets are made of double thick fleece. This makes them great for activity in really cold weather or for dogs with less meat on their bones that get cold very easy (like Gretel). It’s like a wearable blanket.
The Cozy Hound specializes in fleece dog coats but can make coats in other types of materials if requested. The fleece jackets come in a variety of fun, colorful prints and they are reversible – so it is really like getting two coats in one.
We love The Cozy Hound because we like the idea that the owner sits and looks at the same beautiful Puget Sound we live by while making our dog jackets. We also love them because these jackets are made BY a Doxie owner (she has four) FOR Doxies.
She really understands the challenge of trying to find coats to fit their long bodies and big chests and has come up with her own pattern that, in our experience, fits perfectly.
These are our favorite dog coats so far. Besides being thick and quality made, we found the Velcro to be very strong and love that they are machine washable. We get our coats so dirty on our outdoor adventures that we need to be able to throw them in the washer and have another one on hand to use in the meantime. We are definitely going to order more of these jackets!
If you want to get one of these jackets yourself, please visit her website to view example fabric prints and see how to take the measurements she needs to make a custom jacket. You can then email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Besides ordering from her website, you can also find The Cozy Hound at local dog festivals, dog shows, craft shows and Christmas Bazaars. Like them on Facebook to find out where you can find them next.
The honest truth: After purchasing and falling in love with our first jacket The Cozy Hound looked over my review policy and agreed to send me a jacket for Chester in exchange for a product review. I was not paid for the review of this product and all thoughts are my own. I wanted to share this product with you only because I think it is so great.