Welcome to Duds 4 Buds!
Duds 4 Buds creates Limited Edition, high quality, designer apparel for your hound. We have a large selection of apparel for Greyhounds, Galgos, Salukis, Whippets and Italian greyhounds. The company began in 1998 making Greyhound coats due to the difficulty in finding apparel to accommodate their big chests, skinny waistlines, and long necks. Our designs were so loved by Whippet and Italian Greyhound owners, that through their encouragement, we blossomed into designing coats for them as well. Never realizing our coats also fit a multitude of other breeds, both large and small including Weimaraners, Labs, Dobermans, Pointers, Boxers, Dachshunds, Beagles, Jack Russells, Standard and Miniature Poodles, just to name a few.
How it all began....one day, my husband and I went to the Humane Society to adopt a ‘small dog,’ but returned home with Rudy the greyhound. He was 7 years old, 75 pounds, and considered a special needs adoption because he was a senior. There was nothing senior about Rudy! His racing name was Justa Rule and he ruled our family for another 7 years. Since then, we have always adopted the greyhounds (and now a Galgo) who have the most difficulty finding their forever homes, mainly the big senior males and/or the ones with health issues. As a greyhound parent, I understand the quirkiness and humor of having greyhounds. Things like taking out the seats of the mini-van to accommodate them (even buying a mini van in the first place), or not wanting to disturb them on the sofa and sit on the floor instead, or baking a salmon birthday cake for them, and being known as “the crazy greyhound people” in the neighborhood.
Ah yes, and then along came Paco, the one eyed Galgo, in December of 2013. He was rescued from the streets of Spain and flew to the U.S. to find his forever home (he didn’t have to search long)! We loved him at first sight. Since then, we’ve also been designing apparel for the Galgos, Salukis, and Ibizans to fit their smaller, more petite frames. As you can see on the website, Paco is now a Duds 4 Buds Supermodel and VP of our Pipsqueak department.
Our limited edition designs are not mass produced. Each item is individually cut and hand sewn Made-In-The-USA. Everything you see is personally cut & sewn by me (Gina, owner) or a Duds 4 Buds seamstress that has been carefully trained by me. Fabrics come and go and are often discontinued after a season or two. For these reasons, when you see something you like, you may want to purchase it sooner rather than later because the item may not be available the next time you return to our site.
If you have questions about the style and fit of our designs, email: duds4buds [!at] gmail.com.
We love seeing your hound in their new Duds, so feel free to email photos to duds4buds [!at] gmail.com or post to our Facebook page. We are also on Instagram and Etsy. Your hound may become the next Duds 4 Buds super model!
Happy shopping and thank you for taking the time to visit!
Duds 4 Buds
Duds 4 Buds donates a percentage of profits, apparel items for fundraisers, our time, and service to rescue groups. My husband and I have been members of the Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions group / Gulf Coast chapter since 2004.