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Dog in the Woods

American Made Since 2008

Evelyn Bufton

Keswick, Virginia
Unique patent pending high visibility, high quality pet vests, handmade in Virginia to promote safety for dogs everywhere.

Tell us about your business.

My dog vests were originally designed as a project I started with my 93 year old mother, who recently passed on her trade as a designer and seamstress. We really wanted to create a vest that would be comfortable for our Leonberger, Annie, that would also stylishly increase her visibility and safety. A year later Dog in the Woods morphed into a workroom full of ideas for custom vests, memory-foam pet beds, crafty leashes and a second job. I hope to make these products a nationwide success and create new jobs here in the USA.

What makes your business stand out?

Most vests are strapped under the dogs stomach, trapping a dog if they are caught in brush, barbed wire or by another animal. A Dog in the Woods vest has no straps, slips on easily over the head and is made to release. There is no other product like it on the market. I currently run this small business myself, a single mother, with the help of my twin sons William and Joseph.
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