Clothing Your Hound
When temps reach 15°C (60°F) or below, pop a Tee on your hound. A good rule of thumb is if you feel chilly and need to pop on a long sleeve tee or jumper – chances are your hound does too!
Some hot tips to keep your greyhound warm:
- To gauge if your greyhound is cold – feel their ears. A good indicator is if their ears feel cold, or if they are sleeping tightly curled up in a ball or with their snoot tucked under their paw.
- In the evenings, we recommend long johns, long sleeve splice tees or snuggle sweaters (these last two are a good option for those hounds who don’t like the feel of back legs).
Clothes will be a foreign concept – they might not have ever worn a coat. Ease them into it. Start with a Classic Sleeveless Tee, then move onto a Long Sleeve Splicee, and then see if they’ll entertain the feeling of Long Johns.
Remember that every hound is different, so one might bound around the house and another might statue freeze. We hear that treatos, scritches and positive praise works wonders in getting your new hound used to Hound-Tees.
Visit the Fitting Room for our instructional video, as a quick guide:
Putting your Hound-Tee on your Hound: First pop it over their head, centre it along the back. Using the stretchy chest panel, gently take their ankle, bring it up and feed the leg through the Hound-Tee. Repeat on other leg.
Taking the Hound-Tee off aka “The Reverse Banana Peel”: Grab the tail of the Tee, pull it all the way up to their chest. Pop their head down, then swiftly peel the tee over their head. Drop it to the ground and then step each leg out. Give them a big scratch for being a good snoot!
Hound-Tees are proudly and ethically made in Melbourne, Australia. We are a small business with a small crew and lots of love for dogs (sighthounds are our favourite).
If you’ve measured once, make sure you measure a second time. If your hound is still in-between sizing, we recommend going with the larger size. If the chest measurement is one size but the back length is another, always go with the chest measurement. If you run into any issues, please shoot us an email.
Hound-Tees are made to fit dogs with a deep chest and a slim body shape. We currently offer three breed sizes: Greyhound, Whippet, and Italian Greyhound (Iggy).
We find our garments will fit most sighthound breed dogs and some gundog breeds. If you are unsure, please contact us with your dog’s breed and measurements.
Yes, we do! Our Italian Greyhound range is called Iggy Fit. We do small runs of Iggy Fit, so we recommend snapping them up as soon as you spot them online. If you can’t see any on our website, feel free to touch base with us and we can tell you when the next drop will happen.
Alterations + Custom Tees
Yes, we can repair your Hound-Tees. We just ask that a small donation be made to our friends over at Gumtree Greys to cover the cost of your repair. Contact our crew who can assess and decide whether your garment can be mended. We recommend following our Care Instructions to prolong the life of your Tees.
We do offer custom-made Hound-Tees, jump over to our sizing chart to measure your doggo, and then shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - we have 10 custom spaces available per month, so if you're looking for something special, do so ahead of time!
We offer slight alternations, such as shortening the body, adding, or removing a neck or shortening the sleeves. These changes are an added $15 per alteration. Please contact us.
If you would like a different alteration made, please contact us with your specific request and we’ll see if we can make it happen.
Absolutely, we can make alterations to suit tripaws, or cardigan adjustments with snap buttons for dogs who suffer from arthritis – we’ve got you covered.
Most of our styles we do as short runs, meaning there is only limited stock, so once it’s gone – it’s gone. We do this, so we can give you more variety and keep our range fresh! If you want to double check though you can send us an email!
If you have made an order, but realise you need to switch sizes or add onto your order, please shoot us a quick email with your order number and what needs to be changed. If we have not already shipped your order, we’ll happily amend your order.
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Of course! We ship worldwide.
Some countries might charge import duties or taxes – these are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be.
Gone are the days of carrier pigeon. For our Australian orders, we use Australia Post Parcel and Express and for International orders, we use Australia Post International Pack and Track.
Once we receive your order, we will endeavour to dispatch your order the next shipping day. During peak times, it will take us an extra day or so. At current, we are shipping from our Melbourne-based workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
At current, shipping via Australia Post starts at $10 or $15 Express post.. For International orders, please use our shipping calculator on the checkout page. Or for more information visit houndtees.com.au/pages/shipping
If your order has been marked as delivered, or there has been an attempted delivery, but you have not received it, we recommend contacting your local post office. If you are an international customer, once it reaches your country it will go into the local postal service. If you still have no luck please send us an email at email@example.com
Returns + Exchanges
Sizing too big or too small? You are entitled to a return within 14 days of your receipt. After this point we cannot offer you an exchange or refund. Please do note that we might have sold out of your item in the size you require.
Please contact us to organise exchange or refund or visit Exchanges & Returns for more details. Please do note that you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable, neither the original shipping cost nor the return shipping cost will be repaid. We recommend using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
If you’d like to return part of or your entire order, please check out our returns page here: https://houndtees.com.au/pages/returns
Oops! We do our best to quality control our garments, but we are only human and on the rare occasion things can slip through the cracks. If this happens send us an email with a photo of the faulty garment and we will work with you to provide a replacement.
If there really is such a thing as too many Hound-Tees, then we suggest donating them to your local rescue group. Or you can join our community Facebook group: The Houndtee Hound Lounge and sell them via our buy/swap/sell mega-thread.
We’re glad you asked this question. We believe every greyhound deserves to adopt a hooman. You can see a comprehensive list over at Blue the Grey. But we also recommend contacting your local animal shelter or rescue group to see if there is a gorgeous snoot waiting for you!
If you cannot commit long-term, consider fostering. Fostering saves lives, it is free and feel-good. If you are in Victoria, check out our friends Gumtree Greys and Amazing Greys for more information.
Do you have more questions? Contact us HERE.