About 3 Pooches

3 Pooches began in 2007 as a dog daycare in NC by Ann and Whitney, a mother and daughter team who were not thrilled with the corporate world (Ann in nursing and Whitney in advertising) and wanted to do something they loved, which was spend time with dogs and make a living doing just that. The daycare was named in honor of the furkids in their lives - Ann's Pug, Bogie; her Shih Tzu, Lilo; and Whitney's Australian Kelpie/Pomeranian, Jinx.


Bogie, Lilo, Jinx, and Wrigley

After one sewing class, coupled with a huge creative drive, Whitney started designing collars under the "3 Pooches" umbrella in 2008 because she was spending too much money buying Jinx new collars every month. Jinx was a true bossy female and with her broad chest and loud mouth, many people mistakenly assumed she was a male and all Whitney could find for females were pink or frou-frou collars in generic designs, which most definitely didn't fit Jinx's brash personality. In her last years, she had a closet full of fashion-forward collars (usually in shades or purple, green, or orange) and everyone knew she was a female. And a very well-dressed one, at that! Sweet Jinxy girl passed in May 2016 at the age of 14. Another of the original "3 Pooches," Bogie, passed in April 2017 also at the age of 14. We miss both of them every day. 

The 3 Pooches family has expanded to add 3 more pooches - Yellow Lab/Golden Retriever Wrigley who was a New Year's Day baby pup in 2008; Australian Cattle Dog/Catahoula Leopard Dog Maddox, who was rescued as a wee pup in June 2016; and Black Pug Dory, who joined the family as a 1-year-old in June 2017. Both Whitney and Ann are based in Winston-Salem, NC and still run the "other" 3 Pooches, a pet sitting/dog walking company.

Being a professional dog walker helped Whitney design and create new items that help with daily dog walks, such as the No-Pull Dual Walker Harness (a patented design created exclusively by 3 Pooches). Her love of creating and tinkering with her own patterns, as well as having extensive knowledge about dogs, has allowed her to be able to create and design different types of harnesses and leashes, depending on the dog's specific needs.

All of our items are sewn using the best hardware on the market and high-tensile strength nylon webbing. We offer embroidery on any designs, as well as exclusive fabric designs we created ourselves that you won't find anywhere else.

As for the Pooches, Dory, Wrigley, and Maddox are in on the designing - they can all be found underfoot in our sewing studio so our studio is not "pet-free." We wouldn't be doing this if we didn't want the freedom to be able to work with our pets!

Lilo prefers to stay in the background and just reap the rewards of having cool collars all the time to show off to her doggie friends.

Made in the USA. Original Designs for Extraordinary Pets.™