Monday, February 10, 2014

Custom Dog Coats from Diva's and Dude's! #Giveaway #Petacular

Just like people, dogs are unique, and no matter that they're the same breed or even litter mates, each dog has something just a little bit different. So why not customize their clothing, tailor it, so to speak? Yes, you can purchase dog jackets at any department or pet store, but if you want something a little bit special-and that will fit your dog just right-then you need a custom dog coat!

Diva's and Dude's specializes in custom dog coats, for dogs of all shapes and sizes. I imagine this would come in really handy for owners of dogs such as Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, and other uniquely shaped dogs. However, even for one as common as a Lab or a Beagle, customizing their coat to their size and shape is a great benefit! Diva's and Dude's agreed to make a coat for our Schipperke, Shadow. For anyone unfamiliar with Skips, they are short, round black dogs with a thick but short coat, and come from Belgium. Shadow is very active, and loves playing outside, even in the super cold weather-but we like to make sure she comes in every so often, to stay warm. So, when given the opportunity to review a custom dog coat, I knew this was perfect for Shadow!

The process is actually very simple; you only need to take 3 measurements. I emailed Jo Ann with Shadow's measurements: length from base of neck to top of tail, girth, and neck size, and she offered an opinion on the type and color of coat. We decided on a faux-fur zebra print coat, with a black lining. I was amazed when just a few days later I received an email telling me Shadow's coat was ready for shipment! The coat arrived a few days later, and we were excited to try it on Shadow. Honestly, the coat looks amazing; very well made, and even better than store-bought, because it is just the right size for Shadow.

Nice wide velcro keeps the coat in place!
Now, Shadow loves her new coat, but it was hard to get her to sit still for pictures! She is very active, so catching a few outside was difficult-until we brought out the treats! Once she came in and settled down for a nap, it was easier. The coat really does fit perfectly, and Shadow can now play outside in the cold a little more comfortably. It's also great just for looks-Shadow is quite proud of her fancy new coat!

Nap time!!
I love that Diva's and Dude's offers coats for all occasions as well as all dogs. Maybe during the summer you just need a lightweight cover to prevent sunburn, or a terry/towel type coat to dry off after a dip in the lake. Maybe your dog is going to a special event and needs to look his/her best. Whatever the occasion, and whatever your dog, Diva's and Dude's has your dog covered-literally!!

Diva's and Dude's is offering a custom coat to one of our Petacular attendees!! Note: The winner is required to send a picture and short testimonial (for Diva's and Dude's use on Facebook) to Jo Ann via email after receiving the custom dog coat. If you do not agree to these terms, PLEASE do not enter!!
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  1. My little Maltipoo, Gizmo!

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  2. Pepper is a salt & pepper miniature schnauzer and Mitzi is a black & tan dorkie (dachshund/yorkie designer hybrid). Either one would look great in a custom dog coat!

  3. Our pit mix Taco is the one who get super chilly! He'd love a new coat!

  4. Well - Layla hates clothes - so Roxi would get this - we is half pug, half boston terrier - looks basically like Gizmo - LOL She is adorable and loves to dress up :)

  5. I have a Shih Tzu named RooRoo who's been wearing sweaters/shirts since she was a pup. Now, she has (grown) pups that love to wear sweaters in the wintertime, as well. T