I am Lorraine Boissonneau and I began designing and sewing dog coats in 1986 because I was unable to find a good fitting, warm coat for my own dog. Soon I was making coats for friends and family. Upon retirement from my 9-5 job in 1999, I eagerly started my own business, Canine Coats.
A Canine Coat is quality coat designed to fit a variety of breeds in a wide range of colors, and I am able to provide custom made coats for the harder to fit pet. Years of experience and great customer feedback have enabled me to improve my product and add to my product line to meet the needs of my customers.
My coats are handmade in Maine using high quality fleece and pre-washed corduroy: fleece next to the body for warmth for the short hair dogs, and an outer layer of corduroy to help the coat keep its shape through repeated washing and wear. Hook and loop clousures under chin and around tummy ensure a snug and comfortable fit.
In addition to my full line of dog coats, I offer a variety of accessories for the care and comfort of your pet, including, blaze orange coats and collars.
For safety, reflective tape can be added to your Canine Coat or for the fashion conscious pet a pocket for a hankie or felt bone.
In October 2005, Canine Coats was featured "Time for Animals" a television show sponsored by the Salem NH Animal Rescue League. I was given the opportunity to talk about my coats. It was a fun day of filming and an exciting new experience.
In order to provide a custom fit for your dog you will need to take the following measurments with the dog standing. 1. Measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail 2. Around the neck 3. Around the chest 4. Around the tummy
Canine Coats has been a member of the following associations:
United Maine Craftsmen since 2001.
Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen since 2006
Maine Made since 2007
"Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did: aside from keeping her warm the coat is gorgeous! We can't walk down the street without someone stopping to comment on how well they like it or how great the colors work with the spots. Just wanted to let you know you've made one more dog a little more beautiful and a lot more willing to brave the cold" Zooey's parents - Portland
"Sady wore her new coat all winter and from what I hear, she loved it" Gwen - Sabbaths.