Dress Your Dog in a Hawaiian Shirt That Helps Homeless Pets

Maker of Hawaiian shirts for pups, Dog Threads donates a portion of proceeds to Secondhand Hounds.

It’s barbecue season, and that means making sure your pooch is dressed to impress for the festive atmosphere. Luckily, Dog Threads has you covered, with Hawaiian-print shirts that are perfect for any backyard shindig.

There are seven fun patterns to choose from — $36 each, with florals, bananas, and everything in between — and the button-down designs will fit any pup between 4 and 36 pounds. Handmade with cotton in Minneapolis, these shirts are cut specifically to allow for when nature calls. And they’ve already found a loyal following. Just check out #BBQshirt on social media for a glimpse at the cuteness.

In addition to being able to share adorable pics, buying a Dog Threads shirt means that a portion of the proceeds will go to the Minnesota-based nonprofit animal rescue Secondhand Hounds. The organization works to find a permanent home for homeless pets while giving them safe shelter, proper veterinary care, and all the daily essentials.

Dog Threads also gives its scrap fabric to help stuff disposable beds that are donated to local animal shelters. The husband-and-wife team behind the modern pet apparel brand thinks “every animal should have a warm and cozy place to sleep.”

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Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.

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