I haven't actually introduced him yet, so here's Henry! He's a Vizsla, four months old, and has a ton of energy. He seems to be growing every day...
|Henry modeling the Aztec fleece dog coat|
Our pets need warmth just as much as we do. Some people scoff at dogs wearing sweaters and jackets, but they really need it if they don't have a lot of fur. As you can see, Vizslas have very short hair.
I recently had the pleasure of working with the ladies of the Toastee Pups Etsy shop to customize a dog coat for Henry. They're so nice.
Toastee Pups' dog coats and accessories are handmade in Michigan. Each coat is crafted from partially up-cycled materials and stretchy to fit a variety of shapes and sizes. Also, for every coat sold, $1 is donated to dog rescue organizations.
|So handsome wearing his fleece dog coat|
The dog coat shown above is a handmade fleece dog coat with red ribbed neck. The pattern is Aztec. The coat is actually made from partially up-cycled materials which I find interesting and resourceful.
The bottom and neck of the coat are made of a stretch ribbed fabric for a snug fit so the coat can simply slip on and off. With a puppy it's a bit of a struggle as you can imagine all the squirming, but I have no problem getting the coat on and off the little guy.
There's definitely a difference when Henry wears and doesn't wear the coat. The fleece coat gives him some warmth and protects his back from falling snow. He stays pretty dry underneath. And when he rolls around in the snow and gets the coat wet, it doesn't take long to dry. Just hang it up or toss it in the dryer for a bit.
|Sporting the fleece dog coat on a car ride|
As for sizing, here are Toastee Pups' recommendations for your dog. For what it's worth, Henry's sporting the medium and it's a little big on him so he can grow into it.
- XS: Chihuahua, Yorkie (6-15 lbs)
- SMALL: Havanese, Shih Tzu, Pug (10-20 lbs)
- MEDIUM: Beagle, Schnauzer (20-35 lbs.)
- LARGE: Springer Spaniel (40-60 lbs)
- XL: Labrador/Golden Retriever, Pit bull, German Shepherd (60-85 lbs)
- XXL: Great Dane, St. Bernard (85 lbs+) [28-30" girth x 24-26" length]
So who wants to win something for the dog in your life?! Toastee Pups is graciously offering a fleece dog coat to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. Your choice of design and size.
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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.