MountainMuttDogCoats Boulder donates 5% of sales yearly to the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University for canine cancer research.
Did you know that about 7 out of 10 ten dogs get cancer nowadays? We learned this in 2009 when my beloved Mac was diagnosed with bone cancer. It was at the beginning of a particularly cold and brutal Colorado winter. None of the dog coats we found in the stores fit. They were mostly for show. They simply didn’t cover his body and wouldn’t have have kept him comfortable. So we made a custom coat for Mac. Coats for dogs with cancer became a priority.
In 2011 MountainMuttDogCoats Boulder was created to make warm, well-designed coats for dogs with cancer. We had seen many ill and older dogs during our visits to CSU. Those dogs, like my Mac, needed help getting through that awful, cold, wet winter. It was clear that the needs of these dogs were not being met by commercially made garments. We saw that many dogs needed garments that kept them warm and dry during harsh winter conditions. Mac’s needs inspired us to create a line of dog coats and sweaters made with the dog’s needs in mind. It was important for the coats to be roomy and generously cut. That meant longer backs, wider panels at chest and tummy, deeper girths to accommodate dogs with a big rib cage. Our coats are shaped to fit the body correctly and have collars to protect the sensitive neck area.
We make custom garments for harder-to-fit bodies. If your dog has an unusual shape, we’ll measure properly and make sure the body is covered appropriately.
Your dog’s health is the most important thing. We want to make sure that he or she is protected from exposure. Cold and wet, windy weather can be dangerous breeds from warmer climates or breeds with short-hair and no undercoat. Dogs with cancer, older dogs or dogs with arthritis or other diseases suffer too. Your dog may be at risk in windy, wet, bitter conditions, rain and snow storms. Italian Greyhounds, Dobermans, Weimeraners, any short-haired dog are particularly vulnerable.