Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day takes place each year on April 22nd to raise awareness of environmental issues and remind us to take care of Mother Earth. There's a lot we can do as pet parents, to help with our furry friend's carbon paw print.

Here are a few tips from our friends from The Dogington Post to celebrate Earth Day with Your Furry Friends!
1. Cut down on waste that takes space and switch to biodegradable poop bags. The bags decompose in about the same amount of time as an apple.

2. Overpopulation, and consequently euthanization, is the #1 killer of dogs in this country. Visit your local shelter and adopt, or volunteer with a rescue group to help as many dogs in need find great forever homes.

3. Old blankets and sheets may seem like junk to you, but to the dogs at your local shelter, they are beds and comfort. Instead of trashing your old linens and towels, donate them to your local shelter.

4. Old socks with missing pairs? Make a dog toy out of it! Recycling household products and making dog toys is a great way to re-use, rather than consume. Plus, dog toys sold at pet stores can be expensive and wasteful of our planet’s resources.

5. Instead of driving to the dog park, how about rollerblading, biking or just walking instead? It’s more exercise and time for you and your dog to spend together, and it’s not using fossil fuels or spewing greenhouse gases into the air.

6. Consider a natural, holistic diet with a high vegetable content for your dog. Eating organic and local is good for the planet and good for your health.

7. Check your household cleaning products and make sure you’re using ones that are chemical-free and therefore, not contributing to harmful runoff into our ground and water sources.

Ashley Carestia
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Size Chart

These are general sizing guidelines, all designers size differently, just like human designers.  Please review each products sizing charts to choose the correct size.

SizeBody Length (inches)Chest (inches)Neck (inches)
XXS 6-7 9.5-11 7-8.5
XS 7-7.5 11-12.5 8.5-9.5
S 8-9 12.5-14 9.5-10.5
M 9.5-10.5 14-15.5 10.5-11.5
L 11.5-12.5 15.5-17 11.5-12.5
XL 12.5-13.5 17.5-19.5 13.5-15
XXL 14-15 21-23 15-16.5

Large dog breed dog size section (40-60lbs)

SizeBody Length (inches)Chest (inches)Neck (inches)
L-S 16.5-17.5 25-26 18.5-19.5
L-M 19-20 28-29 19.75-20.5
L-L 22.5-23.5 32-33 20.5-21.5

Dachshund dog size section (long body breed)

SizeBody Length (inches)Chest (inches)Neck (inches)
D-S 11.5-12.5 15-16 9.5-10.5
D-M 13.5-14.5 16-17 10.5-11
D-L 15.5-16.5 17.5-18.5 11.5-12

How to measure

1.) The Broadest part of the chest (shown as Chest on the illustration above) For chest measurement, measure the chest at its widest point, which is typically right behind the front legs. If the dog has a large girth, going up a size in the top line measurement is always a smart choice, since some additional fabric will be used up.

2.) The Length of the backbone (shown as Back Length on the illustration above) Measuring should be done along the dog's backbone from the base of the head to the base of the tail. This is from the base of where the collar rests to where the tail is attached. The measurements you see on all our apparel indicate this top line measurement. However, it's important that the dog's girth be taken into account as well as the top line measurement.

3.) The Circumstances of the neck (shown as Neck on the illustration above) The neck size determine whether the dog will be comfortable wearing clothing. If the neck is too tight, the dog would be hard to breath. There are different sizing ranges for different types of garments, due to how binding or flexible the material used is. The most important is the chest size, so if the chest size is ok the other will not matter.