Friday, June 5, 2015

July 4th Holiday is Coming Fast, Keep Your Pet SAFE!

With July 4th only a few weeks away we wanted to remind you about pet safety and let you know about fun holiday dog clothes and accessories at Whirly Dog Supplies' Etsy Shop to show your American pride.

First and foremost - I can't stress the importance of keeping your pet safe over the 4th of July Holiday. In our (and most) neighborhoods, kids and adults start setting off fireworks and having parties the week prior to Independence Day and through the week following. If you have to take your dog outside, as many of us do for potty breaks, walks, or family gatherings... please be mindful of how they may react to smells, noises, and visual attractions!

As an example, we have two dogs - One senior 14 year old Maltese and one young 2 year old Yorkie. Both have polar opposite behaviors when it comes to people, sounds, smells, and visual stimuli.

  • Whirly - our senior boy is not bothered very much by anything. He is slow moving and is not easily scared or distracted. For him, we just keep in indoors as much as possible so that he is out of harms way during the holiday festivities. 
  • Toby - our young one is so jumpy and excitable, we have to keep him on a short leash if he goes outside to potty or a walk. Just the other day we had a thunder and lightning storm and every time he would hear the thunder he would jump and run aimlessly. We don't want to risk the possibility of losing him by him getting lost or running into the street and being in a dangerous situation.

If your pets need to go outside, make sure you have them (preferably) harnessed and watched carefully. I even carry treats so when he goes potty or for a short walk, if there is a loud noise or distraction I give him a treat to calm him down.
*Each pet is different and reacts different in certain situations. I can't stress enough to know how your dog will react in this time of Human celebrations. If you have a new dog and aren't sure how they will react - or even if you think they will be fine, my best advice is KEEP THEM INDOORS during July 4th events!*

Lastly, if you are planning family or friends gatherings for parties, bbq's, or other fun festivities and your pet will be joining the party, consider dressing them in something fun, fashionable, and protective.

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dog accessories, dog supplies, dog bandana for holidays


A lot of people don't realize that dog clothes/pet apparel are not only great for keeping your pet warm when it's cold outside - but they are great for protecting them from the harmful rays of the sun! Many breeds such as Maltese, don't have an undercoat and can easily be sunburned. The same applies to many short haired dogs as exposed skin is at risk of being burned.

For fun and fashionable dog clothes, designed for the July 4th holiday visit our "Holiday Pet Clothes" section of Whirly Dog Supplies' Etsy Shop. If you are in a warmer climate, you will find lightweight and comfy shirts and dresses you and your dog will love!

We wish you a fun and safe holiday this Independence Day.

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

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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!