What could be more festive than a stylish new holiday bandana for your pet?
Inspired by her dog, Boo, Kendall Vandenberg began making bandanas, and about two months ago decided to start her own business on Etsy. Kendall says. “My dog had so many followers on Instagram that I figured I might as well use it for something useful!”
Her shop also has a “donation basket” where people can purchase a larger quantity of bandanas (25 or 50) at a deeply discounted price and have them shipped to the pet rescue or shelter of their choice. She has sold one to date and sent it to SCRAPS in the Spokane Valley.
The philosophy behind the donation basket is that bandanas are a way for animal-welfare organizations to help find homes for the animals they rescue. Potential doggy parents love seeing something that plays up a pet’s personality. This is especially true of animals that may be harder to adopt, such as solid-black dogs or breeds that tend to have a lesser chance of being adopted because of their breed. Organizations can also give free bandanas to new doggy parents upon adoption.
You can follow Bandana Bootique on Facebook here, and you can find Kendall and Boo on Instagram as lady_boodog.
Don’t have a dog….don’t worry, Bandana Bootique can make your cat look super stylish too!
Kendall’s designs range from bandanas for your favorite team, seasonal designs and lots of other fun fabrics. You can even make your pet look like a super hero! So please visit Kendall’s Etsy shop and order several bandanas for your pet.
Better yet, order the set of four – one for each season – in a beautiful nature theme, or a yearly subscription of one bandana per month. Yearly subscriptions offer a choice of bandanas each month. The seasonal and yearly subscriptions offer a special discount of 20% off the single bandana price.
Don’t see what you want? Just ask and Kendall will work with you to design exactly what you are looking for!
Kendall says, “the business is a fun way to make some money and be able to donate to our shelter on a regular basis.”
Thank you Kendall, Boo (who you see modeling some of the designs) and Bandana Bootique for all you do to make a difference in the lives of shelter pets!