Where to Get a Free Dog Sweater

For some pet owners buying a pet sweater may be outside of their budget. There are some less expensive ways to keep you dog warm, such as buying small children's size ones at Goodwill, making one from fleece or an old blanket, or shrinking a old woolen sweater. Perhaps a friend has one that they no longer use. This is a page about where to get a free dog sweater.

December 28, 2009

Does anyone know where to get a free dog sweater?

By Kay Weddle from Vermilion, OH


December 29, 20090 found this helpful
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Some old friends of ours always had a family dog. During the warmer weather she used to pull a child's tee shirt over the dog's head and used the armholes for his front legs.

Take the measurement of your dog's torso starting with his front legs along the length of his back. Take these measurements with you to a Goodwill or Salvation Army store and buy him a child's sweater. Once you have the sweater, you might want to shorten the length of the sleeves and hem the bottoms for his front legs. Pull his head through the top of the sweater and see how much it covers his back and stomach. That's the reason for measuring his torso. What you could do is sew a casing at the bottom of the ribbing and insert some light weight elastic to hold the sweater snug against his body. This will keep any cold air from coming in.

Your dog will love you for it!

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December 28, 2009

I have a chihuahua and she gets very cold in the winter, but poor little Bella's sweater ripped and I can't afford to buy her a new one.

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