Our Family Business
Dog Threads™ is a family-owned business based in a tiny town just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We believe that humans and their dogs deserve the very best, which is why we create premium goods for you and your pup while donating a portion of all sales to help less fortunate animals find their forever homes. It is our mission to design fun and memorable products with a focus on quality and fit — because the items you purchase should be built to last, bringing joy to you and your family for a lifetime.
It started in the summer of 2014 when we were looking for a festive party shirt for our fur baby, Thomas, to wear to our annual 4th of July barbecue. We looked everywhere but could not find an outfit that matched his human-like personality or that was made with the quality he deserved. It was then Scott’s idea to take matters into our own hands.
With Gina’s background in apparel design, we bought some fabric, created a pattern and made a one-of-a-kind Hawaiian print button-down shirt for Thomas. We called it his BBQ Shirt — and he quickly became the spotlight of our annual party.
Thomas loved getting dressed up, so we started making different shirts for every occasion and soon enough his wardrobe needed a closet of his own. Pups took notice — everywhere we went Thomas would get stopped for photos and people would ask him where he got his threads.
We quickly realized that Thomas wasn’t the only one looking for modern dog apparel and we wanted to give other pups the chance to feel special like him. This whimsical project became a growing business that we knew could also allow us to raise funds for animal rescues who find loving homes for dogs around the world. So on Black Friday of 2014 our company came to fruition as we launched an online store and an Instagram account to feature our customers — we called it, Dog Threads.
We absolutely love bringing the same joy to our customers as we had with Thomas, and now Jonesy, who we rescued in May of 2019.
And even though Thomas has passed over the rainbow bridge, his infectious personality and spirit lives on through our community of customers who have embraced our products and supported our dream.
Your Purchase Matters
Every dog deserves the chance to live a happy and healthy life — and that is why we donate a portion of every sale to various non-profit animal rescues. Click here to see a list of charities that we've partnered with and learn more about how many dogs we’ve helped find their forever home. If you have a favorite non-profit animal rescue that you'd like us to raise funds for, we want to hear about them! Click here to learn how you can get your favorite rescue featured as our fundraising partner next quarter!
We strive to offer complete transparency into our manufacturing process and proudly create premium goods that are always ethically made. Most of our products are made in the USA supporting local seamstresses and offering a living wage for their incredible craftsmanship. We also partner with an expert knitting mill based in the Ukraine to produce our beautifully made knit sweaters.
Scrap fabric from our production is used to stuff disposable animal beds that are made by local sewers and then donated to animal shelters — every animal should have a warm and cozy place to sleep.
Have a Little Fun
Thank you for spreading the Pawsitive Vibes and for supporting our mission to find deserving dogs their loving forever homes. We hope our products bring a smile to you and your furry friend's face for a lifetime to come.