Instant Homemade Doggie Sweater

by Randee Burke ( Northern California)

Dog wearing navy blue sweater

Chibi’s first navy blue sweater

Just before Thanksgiving, my neighbors found a small chihuahua mix puppy in the street. They could not find the owners and because of their two big dogs, they could not keep her. I took her and continued looking for her “parents”, but no one seemed to be looking for her (Yes, I checked for a microchip). Anyway, I found that if I cut off the arm of an old turtleneck sweater and cut out two holes where the legs would be, it made a perfect free homemade doggie sweater for the puppy. The cuff of the sleeve was just right around her little neck and she was nice and warm wearing this. It was quick and easy and free. I didn’t want to go out and spend money on something to keep her warm since I might have to give her back soon. But as it turns out, she’s my new little blessing! I have now made three different colored sweaters for her..all All from my old turtleneck tops. 

Editor’s note: Congratulations on your new adoption – it looks like she had a warm welcome!