What We Do
The Plus Size Pooch was born for two reasons...
One: After sharing my home with pit bulls for 14+ years I have come to the conclusion that mass produced pet clothing and accessories is most definitely not one size fits all.
Two: Sometimes something as simple as a bandana or a shirt can completely change the way someone perceives a dog.
Pit bulls and bully breeds will always have my heart but I adore all dogs and especially the underdogs. The Plus Size Pooch was built around showing off all dogs, all sizes, all mixes, shapes and most definitely rescue dogs. Not only to help those in happy homes break stereotypes but to help those in search of a happy home get noticed.
All off cut scraps from fleece shirt sales are kept and made into fleece scrap blankets or snuffle mats to animal shelters.
At the end of a season the left over bandanas are made in to packs and donated to rescues chosen at random to help rescue dogs get noticed in photos.
Our goal is to help break stereotypes of rescue dogs and help more rescue dogs find their forever home.
Sweet(brindle) and Boss(white)passed within a year of each other and after losing Mack(fawn) to kidney failure at the age of 7 it left General being the only dog which he had never been. After many adoption applications answered with “that one is already adopted” and “your current dog is too old for a puppy” we were beginning to lose hope of finding General a friend. I once again applied for pup and included a long explanation that while General was 9 he was extremely puppy-like himself and adored puppies to the point of making a idiot of himself wanting to play and that he is extremely passive so he does amazing with them. FINALLY we got the email saying we were approved!
We took our three hour road trip to pick up our fat little blue and brindle puppy. That fat little puppy had a secret though....
Cora had been surrendered with her parents and litter mates when someone abandoned them when they moved. Cora was in a foster home with her litter mates which allowed her to hide her secret well.
After getting her home and settled in we started noticing she was extremely clumsy, more than usual for a pup, and seemed to have a hard time learning her surroundings. After a vet visit my suspicion was confirmed that we did indeed have ourselves a blind puppy. Pretty sure the rescue was afraid we were giving her back when I let them know she was blind. Nope, she was ours! I have never been more thankful for General’s extreme passive nature because he has been plowed into while eating, sleeping or chewing on bones more times than I can count. He has no personal space, Cora is ALWAYS in his bubble. Cora hit the adopted brother jackpot.
She is the happiest and most adventurous blind pit bull you ever did meet. She without a doubt lives a “normal” dog life. She has no idea her world is any different than yours.
They are horrible workers. General tries to sleep on every inch of fabric he can find and Cora likes to steal it but they are the reason for The Plus Size Pooch.