Monday, October 22, 2012

Belly Bands for Mill Rescue Dogs

So, what is a belly band? It's like a doggy diaper for boy dogs and you put a panty liner in them and strap them on. I have never heard of such a thing until my sister started talking about it. Here I am, making belly bands for my sister....not for her exactly...I assure you she is totally potty-trained:) She has gotten very involved with doing what she can to help rescue Puppy Mill dogs. I am shocked at the lives they lead! Shocked! I've always known to stay away from buying puppies from a place like that, but I honestly can't believe anyone can treat such innocent animals the way they do. My sister adopted a Mill dog and they don't come potty-trained. This little guy had gone from home to home because of his lack of control. It makes these dogs harder to place into forever homes. In come the need for belly bands. When you "eliminate" the accidents...(I know..but I had to) people are more willing to give the dog longer to acclimate to their home.

measure and cut one fleece and one liner.

sew right sides together on 3 sides and turn.

iron sides and stich inside - sew on square of Velcro

sew on long rectangle of softer side of Velcro.
My sister is so sincere in her wanting to help she went out and bought her first sewing machine and taught herself to sew to make these. I'm so thrilled that she has discovered for herself what our Grandmother loved so much.Sisters always want to help somehow, and of course the fact that I could sew something that had meaning made the task so much more great.

My beautiful model.

Now all I have to do is mail them to:

National Mill Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 88468
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

The size that we made were the ones they said they were running low on. I guess she had also made some smaller ones.

Thank you my dear sister for letting me help. I love you.