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An exciting evolution for Jo Rose Design

An exciting evolution for Jo Rose Design

by Jenny Ostoj April 02, 2020

The past year and a half have been an amazing opportunity of growth for me personally and professionally as a maker. I have so much gratitude for the lessons I have learned from building Jo Rose Design and I am especially thankful for your support!

A New Direction

If you have browsed my site lately, you likely know my creative interest took a turn toward dog gear after getting two puppies last spring (which turned me into a full-on dog mom ;-) hah!). After several months of reflection, I have determined that my heart is happiest combining design and function for dogs and their humans. 

So that I am able to fully focus on this path, I have decided to transition away from bags and accessories under the Jo Rose Design brand. 

Final Bags + Accessories Inventory

The final bags and accessories inventory is now listed under a new closeout section. I hope that you will enjoy these products as much as I loved making them! All of these styles were made in small batches, so if you love having unique pieces, consider snagging one at a great price before they are gone!

Bags + Accessories Closeout > 

Updated Homepage + Site Navigation

You will notice that our homepage is now fully transitioned toward dog essentials. If you or someone special in your life has a dog, I hope you'll enjoy our new products and content!

Two Doods Manifesto

And without further ado, I'd like to present the new manifesto for Two Doods by Jo Rose Design:

We stand for a world where every dog is valued and adored.
We believe they teach us to be more kind, patient, and light-hearted.
We smile more when dogs are around.
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We believe in the joy of everyday adventure.
We believe that life moves fast, but moments should be savored.
We want to bring joy and connection to the community we serve.
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We stand for craftsmanship and smart design.
We believe that quality matters, for ourselves and for our pets.
We strive to learn and grow every day.
All with our dogs by our side.

To learn more about the Two Doods company values and process, visit our about page:

About Us > 

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about this transition and hope you will consider following us on Instagram 

Also, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get insights and tips for improving connection with your dog, plus information about events, sales, and exclusive offers only for subscribers!

All my best,

Jenny




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Sizing Chart

Measuring your Dog

It is highly recommended that you measure your dog before choosing a size. The following image outlines how to accurately capture three important measurements - neck, length, and chest - so that you get the best possible fit for your pup.

side profile of dog indicating dog apparel measurement points

 

Jacket Size Chart

Custom jacket orders can be accommodated if you need a dog coat with measurements in between sizes or larger sizing. Contact us to get additional information on this process.

Length

Chest

Neck 

Size
10 in 13-18 in up to 11 in 10

12 in

14-20 in
up to 14 in 12
14 in 16-22 in up to 16 in 14
16 in
18-26 in
up to 17 in 16
19 in
22-30 in
up to 20 in 19
22 in
24- 32 in
up to 21 in 22
25 in 26- 36 in up to 22 in 25

 

Backpack Size Chart

dog backpack fit guide

 Bandana Size Chart

Measurements below indicate product length. If looser fit is desired, add 1-2 inches to your dog's neck measurement when choosing a size.

Neck Size
12-15 in S
16-19 in M
20-23 in L
24-29 in XL