Tuesday, December 30, 2014

OK..My life is more than dogs

We also have a grand daughter!
Her name is Arionna and we see her mostly in pictures as we are 2000 miles away.
It's not the best situation but we're just happy to be grandparents!
Here she is!

She's quite the cutie!

She looks so much like my girls!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Photo shoot

We had a fun photo shoot with Mia at a little coastal town called Port Costa, CA.
Earl and I promised my mom that we would take pictures with Mia and get them to her for her picture table.
We had a ball!

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Years Celebrate!

Whatever we do...it will include Mia!
So she has to be ready for a celebration!
#dressthedog #newyearscelebration

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Dress On The Dog 2

The Dress
The Dress on The Dog
This is Bella who owns Alycia.


Friday, December 19, 2014

The Dress On The Dog

This is the dress!
The dress on the dog!
I'll be adding more "The Dress On The Dog" features as I go along!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Still working with the animal rescue!

There's no dogs available right now to foster  in our town. YAY! 
We have 2 dogs for Christmas and we're loving it!
I have to say that Mia and Penelope are becoming friends. 
#miascloset #dogrescue #savetheanimalsfromabuse  #adoptapet #dontshop,adopt

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Travels #travelingwithpets #holidaytraveling

All done traveling for the year!
We picked up Penelope from my daughter's and she's staying with us for a few weeks.
Her and Mia are guarded friends but we keep trying.
Anyone with last minute shopping to do?
Feel free to shop my store. I'm just about caught up!

 #travelingwithpets #holidaytraveling

Monday, November 17, 2014


I'm having a family photograph taken for Christmas this year.
Designed a special dress for Mia!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Holiday Dog Clothes

Holiday shopping started earlier this year over at my place.I like this because maybe it'll mean less stress later in the season.
Listed a new dog dress and vest.

#holidaydogdress #christmasdogclothes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heartbroken but will continue

I'm so sad to report that the inability for our Sam to overcome whatever disorder he had has led to him passing away.
We are heartbroken and are even more committed to stopping poor breeding practices that lead to this type of situation.
Backyard breeders need to understand what they are doing to the living breathing animals and their humans.
No one should go through what we, as a family or Sam, as a beautiful living creature have gone through.
Still committed as ever to fostering but we've decided to take a break and spend some time with Mia and family.

Sam had a wonderful life these past few months doing what every dog loves to do!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Special Needs Dogs #fosteringdogs #rescueadog

When fostering a special needs dog, it's tougher to picture the family that the dog would need.
It's also a little tougher thinking about letting go.
Sam is an adorable schnauzer with a seizure disorder.
We've been working daily with him on a couple issues but he still has a way to go.

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the meantime

I had enough time to create a fall harness dress for mia!

#fosteringdogs Milestone with Sam!

Sam is doing so much better! After 3 weeks of constant training, love and new medication, we are seeing a positive change.
We were able to get him groomed which was something we didn't think was going to happen.
He's turning into a real love bug too. He now almost likes being scratched and is so much more sociable!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Damaged Puppy #fosteringdogs

It's difficult not knowing a puppy's past.
Sam obviously has trust issues and he's never been properly trained. There's so much work that's needed to get him to an adoptable state.  
He has made tremendous progress these last 3 weeks though.
He's now housebroken and he's learned his name. His "mouthing" has decreased and we're working on his touch aversion. 
He went for his first fun car ride and it seems he enjoyed it a lot!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fostering Dogs: #5

Foster #5
We picked up Sam at the Vet!
He's a Schnauzer puppy, 5 months old.
He has a seizure disorder that we'll be helping manage.
For some reason, he just doesn't look like a Schnauzer to us but he's a cute little guy!
Oh the joys of a puppy!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Our little guy is leaving: Fostering Dogs

Our Foster #4 will be going to his forever home tomorrow.
We've had him over 2 months.
He will have the best life ever!
By Buddy! We'll miss you lots!

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Was taking a photo of a custom order and got photobombed by Mia! 
Cracked me up!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Wedding Season Coming To A Close

So, the season's just about over. Thank you brides and grooms for your support! I'm hoping your pet's in the wedding was a success. I wish you all the very best in your new adventures!
This wedding was a highlight of my season!
Matching pool blue proved to be a challenge but it turned out splendidly!
To have your own pet or pets in your fall wedding, please go here. Send me a message!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flower Girl

Pup in your wedding.
This is for your little flower girl.
It even says it so no one gets confused. 
#flowergirlpuppy #tutuflowergirl

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Customer photos

I love when customers send me photos.
I love it even more when they give permission to use them!
So, here's Cali Lollipop in my Sail Away dress!

Friday, July 18, 2014

2014 Fall Designs

Working on 2014 Fall Designs in the shop.
I'm moving toward more harnesses and harness dresses.
I've made a few for mia and they work perfectly for walking.
This one will be coming soon in my shop.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Vacationing With Pets

I can't imagine vacationing without Mia. She loves riding in the car and just being with us. So many hotels now accommodate pets so it's gotten easier to take them with you.
We recently visited Bryce Canyon and stayed at Americas Best Hotel. It really wasn't the best but the only hotel near the Canyon that allowed pets. That's ok....it was clean.
We had to carry her on some of the trails because dogs weren't allowed but she's a lightweight. 
She was a perfect little travel companion. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My last hamburger

I've been road tripping the last couple years back and forth west to east, east to west.
Watching the scenery without much thought.
I do so love seeing cows lazily grazing in pastures. 
Such a relaxing view.
But then, to see cows in a different perspective, made me cringe a little at the time. Miles and miles of not cows, but meat, livestock, product for consumption.
After coming home and letting my brain process what I've seen, I now have decided that hamburgers are no longer on my menu plan.
I'm not vegan or vegetarian but just thinking more about what I am eating.
I think this is where it starts.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


I've never been owned by a ShihTzu but I sure am a fan now!
For all who are owned by them, please stop by my Facebook page and give a woof!
I'll give you a nice discount on a I Don't Give a ShihTzu tee!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

New stuff coming soon

Been pretty busy with my foster guy but did get a chance to photograph a new bow tie.
Also, if you haven't seen my Facebook page, there's a discount there for you to purchase direct!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Foster # 4!

This is our 4th rescue pup! We're calling him Buddy for now!
He's a ShihTzu that was found wandering around the desert. Badly matted with many wounds, it's a wonder he survived. 
The soft collar is to protect the wounds.
He has acclimated to our home perfectly.
We'll probably have him for a couple weeks then he'll be ready for his forever home!
#fosteringdogs #dogrescue #miascloset #dogsaving

Friday, May 23, 2014


  • If you've ever bought poor quality, ill fitting pet clothes from an overseas factory and were disappointed, I guess the term "you get what you pay for" is appropriate.
  • I work with high quality fabrics and can custom fit per your measurements most outfits.
  • Direct sales offers you the best item for the best price. Lower overhead allows me to give you a discount and free shipping if you message me through Facebook.

#dressthedog #miascloset #summerdogdress #doggiebling

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

That's the way to do it! #miascloset

I posted this dress on Facebook and a minute later got a message from a chihuahua lover. She bought it right then and there! She got 10% off and free shipping! 
That's the way to do it, guys!
#ilovechihuahuas #chihuahualove

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mia meets Katie

My daughter, Katie and her husband, Mark came in from Berkeley today.  Initial meeting with Mia was wonderful!
They bonded.
Pictures were a must!
#miathemodeldog #miascloset

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Introducing Mia!

I've been so busy with a new puppy.
First on our list was housebreaking!
We found that Mia is food oriented and used this to our advantage.
Cut her normal amount that goes in her bowl in half. The other half we've been using as an incentive to do her business outside.
This method works well  with a pup that enjoys treats without putting extra weight on.
Mia is also starting to enjoy being a model!
#dogdress #fourthofjulydress #dressthedog

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Foster Failure!

OK....Foster number 3.
We had her for 2 hours and knew we weren't going to give this one up.
I swear she's our Dakota reincarnated from Boxer to Chihuahua.

Introducing Mia!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

For all those Irish loving dogs! You don't have to be Irish to get into the fun!
This is a white satin collar that attaches with velcro. An Irish emerald green bow tie is attached with a peridot crystal 4 leaf clover!
I can fit any size pup!
Here are the approx. sizes.

Sizing in inches..please measure carefully!
I can make these in bigger sizes too!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A new treasury featuring my most treasured item 


Skippe is now on an overnight visit with a wonderful family. 
I'm thinking that hug was the last one but he's going to love his forever family!

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Our foster number 2 is Skippe!
He's a Schnauzer that I adore!
He's a sweet little guy that requires some socialization so we're taking him places to meet people to help overcome his shyness. He loves walks and attaches to people quickly. 
Right now, that's me.
We won't have him long cause he's just that cute!
For the bow tie Skippe's wearing....

Monday, March 3, 2014

We've started a new adventure in fostering dogs with our local rescue organization, We Care For Animals, here in Mesquite NV.
Our first foster was a little mini Doxie named Lola.
We got Lola right before Thanksgiving.
Lola was a sweet quiet little girl with some skin problems that we treated and they healed nicely.
She was also very overweight.
So a diet regimen with premium food and a strict exercise program was in order for her.
With her wounds healed and 3 pounds lost, she was ready for her forever home.
In January, a wonderful family was found and we tearfully said goodbye. 
More to come about foster pup #2 later.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A new treasury!
With, you guessed it!
My striped bow tie!

That's 67 treasuries in less than a year. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I don't think there's anything cuter than a bunny or a whale.
Both favorites of mine.