DIY Doggie Fleece Snuggle Blanket

The famous Snuggie™ can be found just about everywhere. It’s on TV, on the Web and at the checkout aisle of your local mega-mart. Then, the company introduced the Snuggie™ for Dogs. Now that’s available in almost every pet store. These blanket/robe hybrids have been “recreated” by other companies and spoofed by many an amateur filmmaker. So, maybe you’re getting a little sick of hearing about the phenomenal “blanket with sleeves.” I know I am.

A lot of dogs are not fond of wearing clothing. However, many dogs have no problem with getting dressed up, and the cold-natured dogs (like Greyhounds) actually need to cover up to stay warm. For these dogs, a garment like this could be ideal. Sure, you could go out and buy a boring blue or pink one. Or, you could make your very own, using fleece with a color or pattern that fits your dog. When About.com Family Crafts Guide Sherri Osborn showed me her instructional article, I knew I had to share it with all of you. With some inexpensive supplies and a very basic knowledge of sewing, you can make a snuggle blanket for your dog in an hour or two. This is a great project for the whole family!