Pet costumes and pet clothes for dogs and cats have become big business in the pet products industry. It used to be if you wanted to dress up Fluffy or Spot in a little princess outfit or a Star Wars costume, you had to make them yourself. But as the years have ticked by more and more manufacturers of the garments have entered the market place so that now you can get just about anything you’re looking for without having to stitch it together yourself. If you’re looking for something with a little south of the border flair, there’s a company called Baja Ponchos that offers handmade pet apparel from hand-woven Mexican serape blankets.
Ideal Pet Products
These brightly colored pet blankets are the perfect lightweight throw to toss over any size pet to give them a little extra warmth or to shield them from the sun, making them ideal for the beach. Most people don’t realize that dogs can get sunburns, too, and that it’s important to offer them the same kind of protection from harmful UV rays as humans. This is especially true of fair skinned pets and pets with light coats and short hair. These one-of-a-kind pet ponchos can also be worn merely as a fashion statement, whether your pet’s taking to the catwalk or not. If you’re into the surf scene, now your pet can join you in your apparel choices as well.
Created in Guadalajara, Mexico, each serape blanket is unique, so each Baja pet poncho will also be unique. That means no two will be exactly alike as far as color and design. Yes, they’re all traditionally striped in the blocks of rich, bold colors we’ve come to associate with serape blankets, but the spacing will be different. So that while similar, they’re not exactly the same, giving your pet a poncho no other dog will have. Buyers won’t know the exact colors of their dog poncho until they receive the package, but the company guarantees the item will be durable, functional and attractive. You can also choose between fringed or rounded edge poncho designs when ordering them.
Unless you’re playing dress up on a lark with silly pet costumes, functional pet clothes actually do serve a purpose beyond amusement and photo ops. While dog clothes such as dog sweaters, hoodies and ponchos come in all shapes and sizes now, it’s important to ensure a good fit if they’re going to work properly and not irritate your pet. As a person, you know how annoying ill-fitting clothes and shoes can be. After hours of readjusting, you just want to rip off whatever the offending item is and throw it away. Since animals aren’t born to clothes, they probably feel the same way, only doubly so.
Pet Clothes & Sizing
If you’re going to spring for dog clothes and accessories, look closely at sizing charts for determining proper fit. It can save you the hassle of having to return them in the long run. The Baja Poncho for pets secure snugly around the neck and midsection to keep them from shifting while in use. They come in XXS to XXL, and their sizing takes into account weight, neck, girth and length, making it easier to achieve the best fit possible.