Having pets makes me so happy.
The deep, permanent relationship filled with unconditional love completes me in a way that nothing else does. (Some people have kids, but I’m a pet person.) And when someone brings me that much joy, I want them to have the best.
After adopting our dog, Pipsqueak, I realized that I could combine my love for making useful things with my love for her. What started with a homemade biscuit and DIY jacket soon developed into a plan for Oxford Dogma, a home where I could design and craft jackets, leashes, and other accessories for dogs and their humans that help strengthen their bond and foster meaningful experiences.
I design and make tailored accessories for people who are head over heels about their dog and want to feel like good dog parents, and for people who:
- care about details
- want to participate in the shift from anonymous, mass-produced, low-quality products
- want to fill a need with something special instead of just something
- appreciate a slower and more intentional experience
The day I found Pipsqueak was my first time at an animal shelter. This visit left me with a hunger to do more to help animals in need. As much as I wanted to, it wasn’t feasible to adopt every cat and dog in the place. So by selling my handmade goods I’m able to support shelters through donations. My primary contribution is to sew cage comforters to give pets waiting for their new homes a cozy spot to lie down, but if a shelter expresses a greater need for other supplies or financial support I’ll do that instead.
I believe it’s not about having more, it’s about having better and doing good.
Visit my shop to see more of what I make.