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Helping Dogs Get Adopted…It’s Kinda Our Thing :)

You might have read how I started T&H by making clothes for my dogs (click here) , but one of the first sweaters I made for another person’s dog was for a VERY special chicken winged tri-paw pup named Zaxby.  He was just rescued and healing from his amputation surgery ( He was born with a deformed leg that looked like a chicken wing). Like a lot of dogs, he wasn’t comfortable wearing a cone, and nothing fit him (pit bull problems).  This led me to create a special sweater to comfort him and help his incision heal. Bingo! Just what he needed for his recovery! But I also noticed how many people noticed him since he was wearing something adorable.

 

Over the years T&H has donated hundreds of items to shelters, rescues, volunteers, and foster homes (made possible because of our amazing community of supporters like YOU!). It’s amazing what a cute pair of pajamas can do! Dogs that were previously overlooked are now getting attention and getting ADOPTED! Not only are cute threads a way to get dogs noticed, but they also have many practical benefits. A lot of pit bulls adopted from shelters can struggle with skin conditions, weight loss, stress, or the need for medical care like tumor removal or ACL surgery. Our clothing provides a comfortable alternative to the cone that protects the skin, keeps them warm, reduces anxiety, heals incisions, and get them adopted!

 

 Adoptable Nova: BigBonesCanineRescue.com


We have some incredible partners doing amazing things for these dogs. Some of our friends have started implementing “Dog Day Out” programs with shelter pups. These outings can be a mini adventure hike, hitting up a local pet market for yummy treats, stopping at Starbucks for a midday puppachino pick-me-up, followed by some pampering at a local grooming salon.  This is all topped-off off with a strut around town rocking some Tooth & Honey pajamas and a photoshoot. And guess what? These dogs are getting ADOPTED! Our clothing is like an instant ice breaker, inviting people to start a conversation and get introduced to the world of pit bulls!


Since we have had amazing feedback from this, we decided to create a special line of Adopt Me clothing and accessories. This line will include adorable pajamas, lightweight vests, neoprene padded buckle collars, martingale collars, leashes and mesh bandannas. Now when volunteers do Dog Day Out, we hope it will grab potential adopters’ attention with our new high-profile gear! I wanted to share it here first because none of this would be possible with YOU! Keep a lookout on our social media and sign up to our newsletter for official release details  and be sure to tell your pup how much of a difference you made for all the others who haven’t found a home yet.

 

Sneak Peak of our new Adopt Me Martingale Collars 

Comments (11)

  1. Ashley says:

    This is beyond awesome. I volunteer at a shelter and we have one special girl that has been there 270 days. I’ve made bandannas with her name to help get her noticed, we’ve decorated her kennel, we are now starting the CGC program in hopes it helps find her forever home. I can’t wait to see the rest of your adopt me line.

  2. Shannon Landers says:

    Thank you so much for all you do to help dogs get adopted. I foster special needs dogs (post surgical, wheelchair, deaf, underage puppies). So many of these cuties have a much better chance for adoption when I am able to take them out in cute outfits that also help cover “boo boos”. Bravo for your great work!

  3. Keri says:

    Omg, this is so exciting! Field trips are great, but sometimes people assume they’re our dogs and not available for adoption.

  4. Erin says:

    I love that you’re doing this! Since we put our pittie in pj’s it’s amazing to see the reaction we get from people. Before people might have been scared of her but now they smile and want to come up to her. So happy you’re helping out shelter pets. 🙂

  5. Peg Lacey says:

    Ithaca created the 1st NO KILL shelter in the USA. My Lola Jane was born in the NY Tompkins County SPCA eleven years ago and she’s a real lover!
    AND Lola looks SO cute in your sweaters and jackets.
    I am happy you are creating an Adopt Me line of doggie clothing!!!

  6. Jennie Edwards says:

    This is wonderful! Can’t wait for the collars and thanks for the shoutout to Big Bones! We love our hippo PJs!

  7. As a foster mom of a sweet doggo, this makes me smile. Miss Penelope needs a fancy T&H Adopt Me set so hopefully she can find her furever home. I know my boy Brody sports his T&H sweater proudly. 🙂

  8. Terry Vance Sheldon says:

    Love your idea! I’ve been a Dog Walker at our local humane society for 21+ years, and I know how cute clothing can help. Go for it!

  9. Lauren says:

    This is so wonderful! I cannot wait ti see what you come up with for these adoptable pups!!! Volunteering at a shelter, I see wonderful dogs get passed by ALL THE TIME… but, you put some cute clothes on them, and BAM! interest. This is very exciting and I hope it helps MANY dogs get into wonderful, loving homes. Thank you!

  10. Kim Morrell says:

    I didn’t realize you started with Zaxby and Katharine! I know those guys! ❤️. Yay!

  11. Amanda says:

    That’s so exciting! Thank you for taking the time to think about shelter dogs and supporting the field trip programs!

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