About Us



My name is Dawn Shive. I am the owner and designer of Dawn's Doggy Duds. I started Dawn's Doggy Duds in 2014 with an Etsy shop because I love making custom dog sweaters for myself and others. Like you, my dogs are my best friends, my four legged babies and the light of my life. I am very particular about what I purchase for doggys, as I am sure you are also. For this reason, I will always offer top quality products here. The items I have here will always be something I would want for my dogs. 

My Etsy shop evolved to become this website so I could offer other top Designer's clothes, sweaters and supplies for our favorite doggys in addition to my custom sweaters.

Meet my models.......


This is Belle. Belle came into our lives because we fell in love with a feisty Yorkie who visited us daily while we were on a camping trip. Belle was born with no retinas, so has never seen light or anything else. Don't think of her as disabled though. Belle is an independent, fierce little girl. She is always the first to learn and adapt to new situations. 

Meet my Monster Girl, Abbie! She thinks this is a term of endearment, probably because it always said while I am laughing at her. Abbie is the reason Dawn's Doggy Duds got started. I needed sweaters for her as she was just 8 weeks old in October, 2014. Min Pin's get cold very easily and winter was coming on. Of course, it was winter in Florida, so thankfully there were few really cold days as I was soon very busy knitting and crocheting sweaters for custom orders. 


How they're made.........

All custom sweaters are hand knit or crocheted to your dog's specific measurements. Please allow 2-3 weeks for completion and shipment. 


I have combined my love of knitting and embroidery to create really unique sweaters. I can work with you to create a truly one of a kind sweater for your doggy with an embroidery image you pick. Just let me know what kind of an image you would like on your dog's sweater. I can also personalize sweaters with your dog's name. Include in the order notes any customizations you want. I will contact you to make sure you get exactly what you want. 

It is really easy to get your dog's measurements for a custom sweater. Just order the size that most closely matches your doggy's measurements. 

More than sweaters.......

I began to offer more than my custom, handmade dog sweaters because I wanted more variety than the selection of items available to me in pet stores.

I will be continuing to search the world for top quality products I can offer you for your best friend, your doggy. I love trendy, fashion forward items for myself along with Belle and Abbie so will keep updating this site with new, great looks for us all as I find them. 

The variety of clothes, sweaters and supplies available on Dawn's Doggy Duds is ever evolving. Come back often to see what's new. Join our mailing list to get exclusive discounts, see new products and blog posts.


Pictures from Customers.....

I love seeing the pictures you send me of your doggy(s) in their new duds. I would love to share your pictures here, so feel free to email them to me.


Dawn's Doggy Duds is located in Weeki Wachee, Florida, home of the world famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids. 

Address: 8588 Ostrom Way Lot 4, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613

Telephone: 352-587-5131 (If I am not available to take your call, please leave me a message so I can get right back with you)

Email: dawn@dawnsdoggyduds.com 

Chat: Click on Let's Talk at the bottom of screen

I look forward to getting to know you and your doggy. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Fancy, Google+ and Tumblr.