National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26. Being a dog owner, I can’t wait to spend the day pampering my long-haired Chihuahua Yodie. At Disney Parks, we offer a variety of dog-themed products perfect for dog lovers and their four-legged friends. Here is a brief look at some of my favorite items from Disney Parks Merchandise.
Disney Tails, a line of pet products with a splash of Disney character, was expanded earlier this year to include items for smaller pets. Today, guests will find leads, headbands, collars, comfort harnesses, and pet bowls. Many of these items have nods to Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
“These items are a fun way guests can share their love of Disney with their furry family members,” explained Kevin-Michael Lezotte, merchandise product developer for the Disney Tails line. “I loved developing these products as they are things I would use with my dog Haji.”
Mickey’s faithful dog Pluto is featured on a variety of products including hats, home décor, accessories, ornaments, toys, plush and more. Pluto even gets his own individual open edition pin in this year’s Halloween collection.
Finally, I have a special treat on this day that celebrates dogs. The accessories team at Disney Parks Merchandise gave me a sneak preview of a new Dooney & Bourke pattern featuring Disney Dogs (you may recall we released a similar Disney Cats collection last year. Look for this pattern on a new handbag collection arriving in late November.