Sun Protection Suit Up to 12"
This listing is only for dog with a back length of 12" or under. If you dog is over please see the next size up listing.
Sun Protection for our beloved fur challenged 4 legged companions offered on Etsy. I made my first suit several years ago, others have copied the idea, which I'm grateful for, as it's my hope to reach as many dogs in need as possible.
SunScreen50™ Heather Jersey 4-way Stretch Fabric 89% Polyester / 11% Spandex construction. Super soft hand and great wicking properties. Plenty of 4-way stretch. Blocks more than 98% of the sun's UVA/B rays. Perfect for Tee shirts, shirts, and joggers. It is quick drying and breathable. This specialized material is the best on the market, not seconds. Check my 100% positive feedback and buy with confidence.
I have been sewing for the hairless breeds for 10 years now and have two of my own sharing my family, Tanner and Rosie. My own concern for their skin, as well as mine, led me on the path to locate material that would work well for their special needs. There are so many thin haired and hairless dogs living in the summer sun all year round that this will offer another option for keeping them safe from the sun and not having to keep them slathered in pore clogging lotion or indoors. This style just slips over the head, there are no snaps, velcro, zippers or buttons. It is open on the underside to allow potty breaks without needing to remove the suit.
You MUST include all the measurements and color choice in the comment box on checkout. I cannot complete your order without them.
Please include dogs:
1. Length from base of neck to start of tail
2. Chest at deepest point all the way around.
3. Neck in the center all they way around.
4. Height at shoulder
If this is your first time measuring you dog please read information below. You will find a detailed explanation of all that is needed, if you don't need help you can skip this section.
First of all thank you, for taking the time to read this, it will help you get a better fitting garment for your dog or cat. It will also help me during my busy season as I can spend over 2 hours of each day answering questions and trying to get good measurements.
There are just a few parts to getting a good measurement.
1. A soft measuring tape.
3. A relaxed standing dog.
4. More patience.
You wouldn't believe how many times I have gotten emails wanting to know if they can use their metal construction tape and measure their dog while the dog is laying down sleeping.
Ok..back to measuring. I need 1. length 2. chest 3. neck 4. height 5. weight, 6. sex
7. breed. All measurements should be snug but not tight, don't allow extra, I will on my end.
Length This often difficult to explain. It is from the base of the neck to the start of the tail. The base of the neck is usually, depending on size and breed, a couple finger widths in front of the shoulder blades. Another way to "see" the base of neck is to watch your dog when out free in the yard and something catches his attention. Right where the neck takes the natural bend up is the base.
Chest This is an easy one. At the deepest part, just behind the front legs, completely around.
Neck Again, an easy one. Right in the middle, not at the base and not at the ears but smack dab in the middle, all the way around.
Height This one can be a challenge and important but not critical. You take from the top of the shoulder blade to the ground. If you have a light weight straight object you can lay over the shoulder blades across the back you can see the starting point.
Weight Weight helps me put all the puzzle together and know if you are close in the above measurements. Please don't guess, if you haven't gotten a recent weight at the vets office you can use you home scale provided you can pick you dog up. Again this is not critical so if you can't get it and are accurate with the rest I can make your suit.
Sex and Breed Sex helps with knowing how much coverage I can give to the belly and breed helps me know if your measurements are correct.
If you are ordering a winter suit and want the head covering snood with toggle there is one more measurement I will need.
1. Dog must be standing in a relaxed position
2. Must use a soft tape
3. Start at the base of the neck, go up through the ears to the start of the eye.
4. Dog should be holding the head in an natural stance, not hanging down.
5. If you need help to hold the dog still it's best to get an extra set of hands.
A couple more things I would like to mention regarding the fit of your dogs suit.
I like to keep the legs shorter then some of my competitors for a few reasons.
1. It keeps the cuffs and bottom of the legs dryer and cleaner, especially if they potty on wet grass or play in dog parks.
2. It keeps the legs in. When dogs lay down they have the ability to draw their legs up so tight and often if the leg is too long or loose will get tangled up when they go to stand.
3. By the master designer dogs don't loose as much heat the further down the leg you go which helps their wild cousins walk all winter in snow and freezing temps. There is no reason to worry if the leg is not totally covered.
Leg length is an option for you as some of my customers living in extreme conditions want full coverage as they tuck the legs in boots.
All that being said if you want your legs to go to a specific spot just take a good measurement from the center of the back by the shoulder blade to where you want the front sleeve to stop.
I have been sewing for dogs for over 10 years now. Nothing is more satisfying then to know one more fur challenged canine family member is not only a little warmer, but most importantly, comfortable, in their clothing during the cold winter months.
I hope this was clear and easy to understand for all you that are measuring your dog for the first time. I welcome you input if you feel it could be better.
Again, thank you for taking the time to read this.
Randi and Gang
First Item: $5.95
Additional Items: $1.95
Dog clothing is not returnable so please be sure of your size before ordering. If I make a mistake and send you the wrong size I will promptly refund postage of the item to be returned and send out the correct one.
I ship all packages under 13 oz first class. I am not responsible if your package gets lost or delivered to the incorrect address. I will provide you with a tracking number and personally take it to the Post office on my end so I know it's safely in the hands of the USPS. I will say in the 12 years I have been shipping with them they have only lost 2 packages. If you want insurance please contact me before.
If you dog has not worn clothing before and you are a first time buyer please don't leave your dog alone while wearing the suit until your sure the fit is proper and your dog is comfortable.
Seller made this custom order for my fat little mini doxie with very short front legs and barrel chest. It fits her great, I am very pleased and will order from this seller again.
Randi is just AMAZING!!! Everything is so beautiful, and the "junk" that is purchased in the store just could never compare to her work!! You can tell that her whole heart and soul goes into her clothes - I am still so happy and excited! The fit is PERFECT and Teeghan LOVES everything! My fur-daughters are now referring to her as "Auntie Randi"...Thank you so, so much!
The bed is awesome Randi, thanks so much!!! In hindsight I should have ordered an extra large so I'll probably be back to get one of those :-) I have 2 'pocket' beagles, each about 20 - 23 lbs and they do everything together including snooze. Thanks again, it's perfect!!!
I still can't believe how beautiful these are, how perfectly they fit, and how comfy they are for my fur-baby! It's amazing to work with and buy from someone who is so thoughtful, kind, nice - and PATIENT with pains in the butt like me!!!