Wrap Your Dog in a Scarf That Helps Pit Bulls

Knits for Pits sells artisan doggie scarves, with a portion of proceeds benefitting HugABull.

A cozy, handknit scarf has to be one of the most heartwarming gifts to give, and now pups can be on the receiving end of such wearable love. Just take a look at Etsy shop Knits for Pits, where you can purchase handmade scarves in a variety of colors and sizes, starting at 10 inches for $11.83. The vegan yarn accessories are made with organic, fair-trade cotton and are hand-dyed in small batches for the utmost quality.

The line also includes scarves for people ($47.34 for infinity or cowl styles) and was founded last January by JoAnna Rickard as a new way to raise money for HugABull Advocacy & Rescue, a non-profit organization devoted to the well-being of Pit Bulls. The HugABull community is made up of responsible pet parents and supporters aiming to educate the public, share resources, and, of course, rescue pups. Knits for Pits donates $10 from every human scarf and $5 from every dog scarf purchased.

Rickard’s own pooch was the inspiration for her work. “I was completely unaware of the stigma surrounding Pit Bull-type dogs until adopting Chia three years ago and have fought for her every single day since then,” she says. An advocate of rescue and force-free training, Rickard is also involved with Pinups for Pitbulls.

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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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