Peruvian Connection’s Handknit Dog Sweaters Help NYC Pups

All proceeds from these stylish sweaters go to the good folks at New York’s Humane Society.

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If your dog doesn’t have a mini wardrobe of adorable outfits, you’re doing pet parenting all wrong. Kidding aside, there is one piece of clothing that every pup should probably own: a Peruvian Connection handknit sweater.

The nearly 40-year-old brand is primarily intended for humans (think pima cotton ponchos and woven alpaca scarves), but for a limited time, it’s offering a special line of alpaca sweaters just for four-legged friends. Made with leftover yarn by Peruvian artisans, the colorful pullovers do double-duty as both a stylish accessory and a means of keeping warm on those blustery winter days when your dog needs to be walked. Add to that the fact that all proceeds go to the Humane Society of New York, and there’s little reason not to get one of these for every dog you have.

Sweaters cost $49 to $79, depending upon which of the five sizes you choose. Buy the goods online at or at any Peruvian Connection store in Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Santa Fe, London, and New York City. Supplies are expected to last through February!

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster,, and 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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