Monday, May 4, 2015

Sizing for Dog Onesies

One of the latest crazes hitting the pet clothing market now is onesies for dogs. I have been making dog pajamas in the form of dog onesies for a couple years now and I've discovered a few things that I would like to share with you.

If you are looking to purchase dog onesies be sure you carefully measure your dog, otherwise neither the dog, nor you, will be happy with the way it fits. Nothing looks more adorable then to see your dog running around in cute little pajamas, or a complete outfit made in the form of a onesie. I have heard many customers state that many of the pajamas or onesies they bought for their dog didn't fit right or the dog's legs would slip out of the sleeves, a foot would get caught in the sleeve, etc.

When measuring your dog, be sure to get the correct sizes for the neck, chest, length, and girth - otherwise the length of the legs may not end up being right. For more information on how to get exact dog clothing measurements, visit http://www.whirlydogsupplies.com/measure-your-dog.html .

Visit our Etsy Shop Dog Onesies & Pajamas to see the most fun and the latest dog onesies and dog pajamas. We have a great selection to choose from in sizes ranging from extra small to small to medium.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Summer and Fall Events

Spring is here which means we will be preparing for Memorial day, July 4, Labor Day, Fashion Shows, and Gay Pride throughout the world.
We have some fun new fashion dog clothes to fit into any event. Go to Whirly Dog Supplies to see the latest additions, trends, and promotions for the worlds best quality and affordable pet apparel handcrafted by Whirly Dog Supplies in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fresh Start to Spring and Summer

cute onesies / dog pajamas
It's still a little bit cool outside and when we take our dogs out for walks in the morning or evening, it can be too cold for many. Also, if you live in an area that has been bright and sunny you may want to keep an eye out, so your pet doesn't get sunburned. Many dogs such as short hairs, or dogs with no undercoats, such as Maltese, can be burned easily.

Whirly Dog Supplies' Spring and Summer 2015 collection of dog clothes will not only protect your dog from the weather, but the fun and stylish colors and designs will surely bring a smile to everyone's face.

Visit Whirly Dog Supplies home page for the latest additions to our store, or go directly to the Shop here.

** Please note, we are now accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet, in addition to PayPal and direct Credit Card payments in our Etsy Shop.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Day to Buy - HUGE Sale on Christmas Dog Clothes and Supplies

Everyone - PLEASE SHARE - This Is HUGE!
40% Off already On Sale Christmas Merchandise. (you will save up to 75% off retail prices)
We are having a BLOW OUT of all our Christmas items and today is the last day to purchase to receive your order in time for the holiday!
Go To: http://www.whirlydogsupplies.com and use coupon code: xmas14now
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Monday, December 15, 2014

NEW Adorable Penguin Dog Hoodie

Cute Penguin Dog Hoodies made with super soft and cuddly fleece that is green with little winter penguins. There's still time to get this for Christmas!!! US customers order by Dec 18th - BUY TODAY - we ship within 24hrs. http://www.whirlydogsupplies.com/penguins-green-fleece-dog-hoodie/ - SUPER Cute!!! A must-have for the holidays! 

Here's the pictures... So So Adorable!!!


adorable cute dog hoodie with penguin print on green fleece
  adorable cute dog hoodie with penguin print on green fleece

Monday, October 6, 2014

New Home and New Dog


Whirly Dog Supplies has moved to their new location, in beautiful Cascade Locks, Oregon. The move has brought new ideas for creating fun and fashionable dog clothing. And most exciting of all, it has brought the addition of a new family member named, Toby, a little Yorkshire Terrier, who we adopted from Multnomah County Animal Shelter, located in Troutdale, Oregon.

I want to take a minute and thank our followers for being so patient during the move. We left the big city of Portland, Oregon in June and have now finally (almost) settled in our new home. We are so excited to be here. Although it is a 30 minute drive from the big city, we are now in a beautiful location, the Columbia River Gorge. A couple of blocks away from us, you will find the beautiful Columbia River winding its way through the impressive Cascade Mountains. On the other side you will find the beautiful view of the Cascade Range, as seen in the picture to the left.

The inspirations of this new location are endless. The Columbia River Gorge offers so many attractions and natural beauty, my mind is spinning with all sorts of ideas for designing new dog clothes and pet apparel, here are just a few things about our new location:

  • The Columbia River Gorge, from west to east, transitions between temperate rainforest to dry grasslands in only 80 miles.

  • Incredible waterfalls - Multnomah Falls, Horsetail, Ponytail, Bridal Veil, and dozens more line the way along the Historic Columbia River Highway.

  • A short 40 mile stretch boasts a world of wine, starting with pinot noir and chardonnay in the cool hills at the west end of the gorge and tempranillo and syrah thrive in the drier, sunnier east end.

  • You will find hand-scooped ice cream, hand-crafted beer, windsurfing, kiteboarding and parasailing in the small town of Hood River, Oregon. Tons of fun for all ages.

  • There are over 800 species of flowers in the Columbia River Gorge, many native to Oregon and not found anywhere else in the world. Natural beauty explodes everywhere you go.

  • Over 290 species of birds and many other types of wildlife are found here as well.

  • US Congress has recognized the Gorge for it's uniqueness and designated it a National Scenic Area, the largest in America.

All the splendors of nature here are awe inspiring... I am dreaming up new clothing designs related to the landscape, wildlife, and the incredible scenery that surrounds our new location.

New Family Member - Toby, a little Yorkshire Terrier
Lastly, and most important, is the new addition to our family, Toby! He is a little 8 pound bundle of energy! My partner has always loved Yorkies. I happened to stop in the animal shelter to see if they had any dogs in need of a home, there he was, sitting quietly a sweet little Yorkshire Terrier in need of a loving home. Now that we have moved to the country, we have more space to bring another pet into our lives. Whirly, our senior maltese, is slowing down and often times lonely, I thought another dog would be a great companion for not only my partner and I but also for Whirly.

The animal shelter found Toby wandering in a field, malnourished, matted, with urine soaked fur. He was lost and alone. When I saw him, my heart went out to him and I knew I wanted to give him a new chance to have a wonderful life! I adopted him, brought him home, cleaned him up, and gave him tons of love. This all happened just over a month ago and now he is now happy, playful, and full of love. We are so pleased to have him in our lives. Keep following Whirly Dog Supplies' blog as we will be posting lots of pictures and stories of Toby and Whirly's adventures!

We are so happy with our move to Cascade Locks, we have a beautiful new home, a great location for our business, and lots and lots of love from a wonderful little dog named, Toby. We are truly blessed!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Moving With Your Dog



new house front viewWe have exciting news here in our home for us and for Whirly Dog Supplies. We have found a beautiful home just outside of the big city of Portland Oregon. It is secluded in the beautiful Columbia Gorge and has 1200 square feet on the main floor and another level (also, 1200 square feet) that will make for a great studio, to bring our customers new and exciting products. We made an offer on the house and it was accepted and now we are going through the whole home buying process. We are getting close to beginning the transition to our new home, of course nothing is guaranteed, and we are hoping all goes well. One of our main concerns in moving is the transition for Whirly, our little rescue dog. We want to make this a smooth and easy transition for him, with the least amount of stress because he his life has been full of pain and uncertainty.

Whirly has been through a rough life. He was used as a breeding dog at a puppy mill for the first 9 years of his life, then he became neglected and malnourished and with the abuse, the Oregon Humane Society had to come and take him along with dozens of other dogs from the owner/operator of the puppy mill. When he was rescued by the Humane Society, he was adopted but only kept for a few months by the family and brought back to the shelter. The moment I saw him in the animal shelter, I fell in love with him, and he has been with us the past three years. He is finally settled and is comfortable (for the most part) in his home. Living in the city, there are many distractions, noises, and things that stress Whirly - The new home is in a rural area that will allow him to relax and enjoy life without the "hustle and bustle" of the big city. We are taking measures to insure a smooth transition to his new environment. Below I have listed the three main moving events and explained, what I feel, is the best way to transition your dog to a new home. I am not an expert on animal behavior nor do I claim to be, but I am giving you advice from what I have learned with other pets and what worked for me, in the past. I hope it helps.

Packing and Preparing to Move
If possible, try to prepare and pack over a long period of time (at least a few weeks to a month). Many dogs are easily stressed or upset when new things come into their home or environment, such as lots of big boxes. It is an easier transition for the pet to slowly bring boxes in a few at a time. If you have the luxury of time on your side, only pack a few boxes per day. Be as organized as possible, have boxes labeled and sitting in a location that is out of the way and not drastically changing the landscape of the rooms in your home. Finally, don't change your dog's routines... keep the same walking, cuddle, and feeding times. It's so important to stay focused and not make drastic moves all at once. Not only is it easier on the dog, but it's less stressful for you as well!

Moving Day
The most important thing to remember, is you are going to be BUSY trying to organize, keep track of people and things. This is one of the biggest days of you, your family, and your pet's lives! Make it as easy as possible. The best thing I have found is to have a family member or trusted friend pet-sit your dog on the day of the move, which may be difficult if you are using everyone to help you. If you can't leave your pet with someone on this big day, I would suggest keeping them in a familiar room while people are moving boxes and furniture in and out. For your and your pet's safety, it's best not to have them "under foot". My dogs have always had their own bed in with me in my bedroom, so when I am moving, I leave them in the bedroom with their bed, a couple toys, and their favorite snuggle blanket or object of affection. Keep your pet comfortable, and out of harms way.

Settling into Your New Home
Getting used to your new home is always an adjustment for your pet, and YOU as well! The most important thing to remember is to Go Slow... transition your dog into the new home. Before you bring your pet to your new home, check out the interior, exterior, and the property/land the house sits on. Make sure there are no hazards for you or your pets - look for things that could harm or stress you or your dog, such as poisons, chemicals, or objects that could cause injury. Once the home is safe, introduce your pet to a small area of the home and then slowly allow them access to the rest of the house. For example, close all the doors to spare rooms, basements, bedrooms, laundry rooms, etc. and over the next couple of weeks, let your dog have access to each area of the house. Many of you out there might have cats... I have found letting them have access to only ONE room at a time is best, starting with where their litter box and food are located, then slowly allowing them access to the rest of the home. The same holds true with dog owners, however with dogs you may have to be letting outside to go to the bathroom. When you let them outside, keep them leashed, not only will it allow them to explore the new yard or grounds at a controlled and slower pace, it also allows you to do the same - many things can cause disruptions to the move in the outside environment such as; holes under fences, possible chemical or hazards in the new yard, and possibly even other wildlife like raccoons, birds, wild/untamed animals, as well as other neighboring cats and dogs that are not leashed or contained. It's so important to supervise your pet in the beginning, it just makes everyone's life easier and less stressful.

Enjoy life... and I hope these tips and ideas help you and your dog or any pet have a smooth transition to your new home.

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