Trail Dog Outfitters Offers High Quality Apparel, Unique Designs – and Gives Back to Community
Original article published in 919 Magazine January 2014
Trail Dog Outfitters provides high quality outdoor apparel with unique original designs for the outdoor, nature and dog enthusiast – and every sale helps fund pet rescue groups.
According to co-owner Vanessa Davis, the apparel provides people a way to express their hobbies or interests through the “actions” of a dog. “We offer 26 designs (our newest being the ‘Chili Dog’ design),” said Davis. “Our shirts come in short sleeve, long sleeve, sweat shirts and hoodies in both adult and children’s sizes.”
And Davis is proud that the company gives back to the community. “Each month we select a non-profit pet rescue group and 25 percent of our profits go directly to that group,” she said.
Originally started in 2006, Trail Dog Outfitters was acquired by Davis in 2012 shortly after she opened Dirty Dogs Spa – a unique spa just for canines in Wake Forest that includes a self-serve dog wash, grooming and boutique. “I was looking for products to sell in the spa, and discovered Trail Dog Outfitters,” said Davis. “Acquiring the company provided me with a way to expand in the pet industry via a different avenue from the spa. In addition, I’ve discovered that even non-pet owners love the shirts.”
Davis noted that much of the inspiration for the product line comes from Davis’s canine companion, Taylor, a golden retriever that joins her at work every day. “He’s a bit spoiled, but that is OK,” she said. “He deserves it.”
Trail Dog Outfitters apparel is available at Dirty Dogs Spa and at www.traildogoutfitters.com. “They are fun shirts. They bring smiles to our customers’ faces,” said Davis, adding that a new line of athletic dog designs should be ready by spring 2014.
Trail Dog Outfitters is located inside Dirty Dogs Spa
at 929 Heritage Lake Road.
For more information, call 919-438-6505
or visit www.traildogoutfitters.com.
Information on Dirty Dogs Spa is available
by visiting www.dirtydogsspa.com.