How We Started
Home With Hound was established in 2018. It is truly a combination of my favorite things: photography, knitting, and dogs. What started as a few just-for-fun handknit sweaters for my Mini Aussie, Lindy, turned into a small business that you can now find here and enjoy at ArtUs Co, online, and at various pop up markets around Austin, Texas. Both knitting and photography have been a part of my life since I was a young girl, and after my husband and I brought home our first puppy, Lindy, all of my photography and knitting revolved around her. In 2018 while living in California, I connected with a small local dog business called Hundenfolk, and began to take their product photography. Eventually, they offered to let me sell some of the sweaters I had been knitting at home at one of their pop up shop events, and thus, Home With Hound was born. In late 2019 my husband and I relocated to Austin, and after a small hiatus, I spent much of 2020 really trying to figure out the direction and lay the groundwork for HWH.
Home With Hound sweaters, beanies, and dog scarves are made using 100% wool yarn. Specifically, I use 100% ethically sourced merino wool for the dog sweaters. The wool has some stretch, but is sturdy, making it perfect for a pup to use. The Matching Set beanie and pup scarf combos are made with a worsted wool yarn, making it silky soft, but also pill-resistant. All bandanas are made with small-batch fabrics. The square shape allows you to roll them as tight or keep them as loose as you may like on your pup. I personally prefer a more oversized look, but it’s always easy to tighten it if your pup is more of a rough-and-tumble player. It’s up to you! Everything is hand-measured, cut, and sewn by me, and it’s not always likely that I will be able to source the same style fabric again, so you know your pup won’t be caught out with the same style bandana that others might have.
Overall, my hope with Home With Hound is to continue to build, grow, and refine as a brand and a business. HWH is neither a cutesy or an adventure dog brand, but one for the classic, everyday dog. You may not climb mountains with your dog, and you may not take them with you everywhere you go (that’s ok! Not all dogs are super sociable, and they are still good dogs), but your pup can still look good. Handmade with love, all Home With Hound goods were made for you and the pups in your life that make your house a Home.