You know how hard it is to find practical, well-fitting coats for your friend that don't break the bank. There is hardly anything commercially available that will wrap around a mastiff or is long enough for a Dane. Fall is upon us and if your friend is older or simply likes to be snuggly warm, it's time to think about a coat.
Lisa at Sewing Ventures is your answer. She's made insulated, waterproof coats for Angus, Conan, and Rhys and we couldn't be happier with them. Each coat has been worn over many seasons and during rough play and still looks fantastic.
Lisa offers standard sizes for dogs up to 34" long, and beyond that she's willing to do custom sewing. The Boys have loved wearing their coats and receive so many compliments on them. Because each side is also lined with a wide band of reflective tape, these coats provide more visibility during dark and rainy walks.
I have two retired coats packed away. A blue one with Angus' name and a green one with Conan's name. I'm not a person who likes to keep things I don't need and I don't need these coats. I have so many memories of my fellas in these coats, however, and their hair remains scattered on the fleece linings. These coats smell like my boys. So I'm keepin' 'em. In addition to the years of service they provided they also are a part of my museum of Daneish history.
I hope you find a coat for your adventures together, and I wish you the best memories.
I'm Shannon, and I love and am loved by four Great Danes, four cats, and one horse (four Danes, one cat, and one horse are no longer walking this earth). Here I'll share stories of my adventures in grief photography for companion animals, my own grief journey, and thoughts on caregiving.