Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dachshund Nola Reviews: PetFoodDirect's Winter Apparel

     Hi, everyone! A few weeks ago a rep from PetFoodDirect contacted me and asked if I would like to do a review of some fun winter and holiday apparel. Clothes, and a chance to model? Heck yeah! They sent me the cozy Hurtta Polar Dog Vest and the adorable SPOT Holiday Waiting for Santa Thermal PJs. I'm gonna break this down into two mini reviews, so here goes!

Hurtta Polar Dog Vest:
     I liked this vest! From the site:
Great for everything from daily walks to hunting, the Hurtta Polar Dog Vest is a soft and warm tool to protect your dog while active. Close fitting and made of rustle-free Softshell fabric with a laminated water-resistant Houndtex® layer, this flexible vest will protect your dog's rib cage while keeping it dry. Around the neck, there is a tag with space for owner's telephone number and because of the Hurtta Polar Vest's inherent warmth, it is NOT recommended for summer use.

     Even though this is too big for me (it's a small when I needed an extra small or extra extra small), I can tell it's very warm and cozy, highly reflective (great for cold night walks), isn't constricting, and (when it's the right size) would be close fitting enough not to catch on anything.

Snap to help stay closed

Write your phone number here

Momma, this is too big. It makes me look fat

One thing I did find weird about this is that you zipped it from her shoulders down, instead of from her back up. 

Tight fitting but not restricting
Comes in three colors; pink, orange and yellow
It has a convenient tag on the inside where you can write you phone number incase you get separated from your human.
Very soft
Has several highly reflective strips to keep you visible at night
Step in as opposed to pull over the head
Has a snap to help hold it close in addition to the zipper

It does get dirty fairly quickly; there are already smudges on it and I only wore it to take pictures
The zipper can be a pain
No opening for a harness

SPOT Holiday Waiting for Santa PJs:

     These are too cute, and so well made! (FYI for my Doxie friends: if you get this you'll probably need to roll up the sleeves) From the site:

If your dog can't wait to see good old St. Nick, then the SPOT Holiday Waiting for Santa Thermal Dog PJs are perfect for your pup! Warm and cozy on the those chilly wintery nights, these long-john type pajamas add a festive flare with their red color and embroidered back that reads "Waiting for Santa".

     These are (shockingly!) long enough to cover my back! They're cute, festive, very well made and the perfect thing to wear on Christmas morning.

All warm and toasty! Check back next Tuesday for a review of my gawjuss new leather collar!

Occupational hazard of being a Doxie: rolled sleeves.

Well made
Good price

This is breed specific (Doxie, possibly Corgi and Pekinese), but the sleeves are a tad long

     Overall, I loved both of these products! 5 out of 5 stars for the PJs and 3 1/2 stars for the vest (because it gets dirty easily, no harness opening and it didn't fit me). Head over to PetFoodDirect to check it out!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola


  1. We love it Nola because you give us all such honest reviews! They are pretty products. Unfortunately we don't like wearing clothes.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Love those jammies! Someone needs to come up with a "SIZE...WEENIE DOG"

  3. Nola those colors looked just beautiful on you! I can tell they are more my little round size tho and not your sleek size!!
    Stella rose

  4. OMDI need those PJ's! So stinking mantastic!


  5. Oh my goodness. We LOVE these clothes!!
    Benny & Lily

  6. I will be honest with you Nola, normally I don't like dogs in clothes but somehow, you make it work! You are so stinkin adorable and those colors just really look so great on you! Do you look bad in anything? You are like one of those skinny supermodels that could wear a paper sack and still look good! Love it! :)

  7. Lovely winter gear, the PJ's are real leg and bum warmers, I can see that you have to roll up the arms soooo much. The people who design these should talk to you first and get some sizes re-arranged for the littler doggies. Cheers from Jean

  8. I really like the idea of a brightly colored/reflective vest for late night pees and you look super adorable in your PJ's (there's just no way on Earth that I'd wear them) Nola!! Great job as always on reviewing!!

  9. Great reviews! I just love those p.j.'s! You look adorable in them Nola!

  10. Haha, we love the 'waiting for Santa' one!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  11. You are a super model Nola! Those jammies are the cutest.


  12. Great reviews Nola! Always a great supermodel!

  13. You look very adorable in your new clothes Nola! Even the greenish one that is too big. Stay warm in all this chilly weather!

  14. Very cute. I love the Waiting for Santa.

  15. WANT the Jammies.. I want 5 pairs of those. How stinking adorable those are!!! This blog postie needs a cuter than heck warning. ;)

    Sarah & the Weens

  16. Those PJs are quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen! Wonder how Bella would feel about them? ;)

  17. Fine reviews for dog clothes you have here. Your honesty is very much appreciated on this. Carry on sharing your ideas.


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