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Rescue Remedies
26th November 2010, 07:03 PM
Hi Everyone

Brrrrghhhhh ... with the winter setting in and temperatures dropping we find that we are in desperate need of coats for our rescue kennel dogs - they really will need the extra insulation! We have some, but not all are quite right in size and not enough to go round:

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931322/joeycoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931322/joeycoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931323/kennycoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931323/kennycoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931325/michellecoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931325/michellecoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931326/barneycoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931326/barneycoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931327/dextercoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931327/dextercoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931328/lucascoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931328/lucascoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931329/steviecoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931329/steviecoat.jpg)
http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931330/tommycoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931330/tommycoat.jpg)


Poor Dylan has no coat tonight:

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931331/dylannocoat.jpg (http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/931331/dylannocoat.jpg)

Does anyone have any unwanted dog coats or coat fleeces, ranging in size from medium to large particularly with long fastenings. A lot of our Staffies are quite big around the chest/waist by stature and lots of coats just won't do up even though they look the right size. Ideally good quality fastenings, strong Velcro or easy to use buttons so it isn't too hard to get them on an overexcited dog. We also need a few Rottie size coats too for our bigger dogs.

If you can help please e-mail me at [email protected] for an address to post to.

Appreciate anything you can do.

Thank you

PS Sadly knitted/woollen dog coats do not stand the test of time (regular washing and chewing – our dogs have the time to quickly unpick woollies!) so are not suitable.

MuttleyWurzel
2nd December 2010, 10:53 AM
What's the address to send to?

Rescue Remedies
2nd December 2010, 11:01 AM
What's the address to send to?

Can you e-mail me at [email protected] and I will e-mail it to you. Thank you. :biggrin:

kelly-joy
2nd December 2010, 12:04 PM
Do you have any patterns on how to make these coats Sharon? If so could you post them in our craft section because I am sure loads of us could have ago at making some :doghug:

Rescue Remedies
2nd December 2010, 12:45 PM
No I don't, but this was posted on our forum by one of our kindly members:

"I based a coat off this pattern which you could make to have straps as long as necessary. I made mine with just the one strap across the chest and one under the belly, both going all the way across to the other side rather than meeting in the middle - with a long strip of velcro on both the strap and the side of the coat, it could be fairly adjustable in terms of fitting most chest/belly sizes.
http://www.finedivingchicago.com/wp-con ... attern.pdf (http://www.finedivingchicago.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/dog-coat-pattern.pdf)

Edit: something like this
http://www.paperpangolin.net/imgs/rescueremedies/dogcoat.gif

The straps were made with cotton fabric, folded over on itself and sewn down the seam for thickness. The "body" part was made by sewing a fleecey fabric to a cotton fabric - inside out then reversing - remembering to sew the straps in place".

Rescue Remedies
18th December 2010, 03:46 PM
All the dogs that will wear a coat now have one, but with over 40 dogs in kennels we are still in need - we really could do with some more - especially as the cold weather is back! That way we can also double layer to keep them really snug.

Also our volunteers are making repairs regularly to some to keep them holding together as long as possible! Well the kennel dogs have time on their paws to do a little stitch unpicking! :lol:

Does anyone have any unwanted dog coats or coat fleeces, ranging in size from medium to large particularly with long fastenings. A lot of our Staffies are quite big around the chest/waist by stature and lots of coats just won't do up even though they look the right size. Ideally good quality fastenings, strong Velcro or easy to use buttons so it isn't too hard to get them on an overexcited dog. We also need a few Rottie size coats too for our bigger dogs.

If you can help please e-mail me at [email protected] for an address to post to.

Appreciate anything you can do.

Thank you

PS Sadly knitted/woollen dog coats do not stand the test of time (regular washing and chewing – woollies prove no challenge at all to our doggie unpickers with time on their paws!) so are not suitable.

maisiedarley
19th December 2010, 12:55 AM
LOTS of luck with this one,

sadly I'm better with a wratchet wrench LOL

G xx

babyloveya3
19th December 2010, 05:16 PM
Have e mailed you Sharon I have 2 fur lined waterproof new coats

Rescue Remedies
19th December 2010, 08:10 PM
Wonderful, thank you - will reply to you via e-mail now :mc77:

babyloveya3
20th December 2010, 03:37 PM
Hi Sharon I have posted the 2 coats special delivery next day before 1pm, weather permitting !!! one is actually bigger than I thought is a 30" one and the other 26" so should be good for the staffis

jerry
20th December 2010, 05:59 PM
:grouphug: Pauline :gstar: :flowers: :mc77:

Rescue Remedies
20th December 2010, 08:54 PM
Hi Sharon I have posted the 2 coats special delivery next day before 1pm, weather permitting !!! one is actually bigger than I thought is a 30" one and the other 26" so should be good for the staffis

That's great, thanks so much Pauline - your support is very much appreciated and it's lovely that some of our doggies will be snug. :santagift:

babyloveya3
22nd December 2010, 05:58 PM
Coats have arrived safely so 2 more dogs warmer tonight :current:

Rescue Remedies
22nd December 2010, 08:20 PM
Coats have arrived safely so 2 more dogs warmer tonight :current:

Great stuff, some more snug doggies. Thank you :santagift:

Rescue Remedies
5th January 2011, 10:21 PM
We are still in need of dog coats for our kennel dogs. It’s our busiest time of year so we are full to capacity and we won’t be out of winter and in to the warmer weather for a long while yet!

Does anyone have any unwanted dog coats or coat fleeces, ranging in size from medium to large particularly with long fastenings. A lot of our Staffies are quite big around the chest/waist by stature and lots of coats just won't do up even though they look the right size. Ideally good quality fastenings, strong Velcro or easy to use buttons so it isn't too hard to get them on an overexcited dog. We also need a few Rottie size coats too for our bigger dogs.

If you can help please e-mail me at [email protected] for an address to post to.

Appreciate anything you can do.

Thank you

Rescue Remedies
29th January 2011, 09:22 PM
We would still be very grateful for any unwanted dog coats or coat fleeces, ranging in size from medium to large particularly with long fastenings. (A lot of our Staffies are quite big around the chest/waist by stature and lots of coats just won't do up even though they look the right size). Ideally good quality fastenings, strong Velcro or easy to use buttons so it isn't too hard to get them on an overexcited dog. We also need a few Rottie size coats too for our bigger dogs.

If you can help please e-mail me at [email protected] for an address to post to.

As always appreciate anything you can do.

PS A big ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone that has supported this appeal so far, it’s great to see our dogs snug in their coats when the weather so cold and damp.