My name is Jennings, and I am a 5 yr old Mini Goldendoodle from Massachusetts. Noises never bothered me when I was a little guy, but a couple of years ago, some neighbors of ours decided to have fireworks over and over and over…. and, well, I don’t like loud noises anymore. Mommy’s friend had bought a Thundershirt for her Sheepdog, and then her cousin bought one for his pug, so she got one for me. And guess what? She put it on during a FEROCIOUS thunderstorm we had, and I went right to my bed, curled up, and took a nap!!!!! Before that, I would have hid in a corner, panting!!! Mommy took a picture of me sleeping in my shirt because she was so thankful and she said it warmed her heart to know I wasn’t scared. I don’t really understand what she means (humans are confusing), but she said you would understand
Thank you Thundershirt, and many wags to you
~ Jennings the Mini Goldendoodle (and Mommy Margot Duzak)
“We’ve been using Thundershirt at my clinic, and the feedback from our clients is very positive. Thundershirt is a good alternative solution to try versus medications. And it will definitely ‘Do no harm’.”
Dr. Donald Heagren, DVM
Cornwallis Road Animal Hospital
“Our Shih Tzu, Wilson is petrified during thunderstorms. He paces, pants, shakes and will not leave my side. I thought you would get a kick out of seeing him during a storm with his Thundershirt on. Yes, he is breathing but out cold and snoring! Yea Thundershirt!”
“We adopted our Australian Cattle Dog, Burger, from the county animal shelter and he is wonderful. He is so happy in his new home, and regards thunder as an unseen intruder coming to do harm to him and his new family. As much as we appreciated the sentiment behind his robust barking in our defense, he was clearly stressed, and the barking was wearing on our nerves as well. When we put his Thundershirt on, he goes into a zen-like state and is transformed into the doggy Yoda you see in the photo. We can’t thank you enough for making such an effective, chemical-free stress reducer!”
“I recently adopted a very friendly, 1 year-old, pit bull – boxer mix from a local rescue. For the first half of a typical day, he was extremely well-behaved and seemed to be adjusting well to his new home. However, I noticed that around 4-5 PM everyday he would become very rigid and painfully distracted. All of the commands we’d learned went straight out the window. When he wasn’t barking at the front door, he was pacing, desperately searching for something to chew on. He was completely overwhelmed by the sounds of people in my building returning home from work. I tried treat-stuffed toys, more exercise, running a fan for white noise – anything to distract him. Nothing seemed to work. I finally did some research online and came across the Thundershirt. What a great idea! I had to give it a shot. When I first introduced Rocky to the Thundershirt, he was more than apprehensive. I had to go very slowly, first offering him treats on top of the shirt, then laying it over him when he was exhausted from a run. The first time I put it on him, he was not a happy camper. He chewed at the shirt and spun around growling. I was only able to leave it on him for 10 minutes. HOWEVER, the second time, he walked right over to me (tail wagging) when he saw it in my hands! It was actually pretty amazing. He plopped himself on the floor in the next room and napped for an hour while people walked right past the door! Not one bark. When he woke up, he went straight to his chew toy and entertained himself for another hour without a sound. I’m very impressed with this product and so grateful for the relief it has given Rocky. And to anyone who feels discouraged after a less-than-perfect first try, try again! It really can take two or three usages to see results. Just be patient and stay positive!”
“WOW!!! I would not have believed it possible but the Thundershirt has been such a blessing for our English Shepard Shelby… She used to try to practically climb inside one of us when a storm was approaching but now we put on her Thundershirt and it calms her down immediately. We got one for our Lab too even though her reaction was not extreme… They look really cute together when they both have them on. Thank you so much for developing this product… IT WORKS…”
“We found Popeye running down the street in our new neighborhood and took him in as a foster until he can be adopted out. It became apparent that he suffers from extreme seperation anxiety. He destroyed blinds, doors, baseboards and walls. He has managed to escape from every crate we tried, hurting himself in the process. His anxiety quickly transferred to the rest of my family, never knowing what we were coming home to was taking its toll. We tried herbal remedies, Prozac, sedatives, diet changes, distractions, kongs, tv’s and training – nothing worked! Then we invested a measly $40 in the Thundershirt and our entire lives have changed. The difference in his demeaner was immediate. We can now leave our house in peace knowing that it will look the same when we get back. Even more importantly, Popeye is set up for success when we manage to find him a lucky forever family.”
“We rescued our little girl about two weeks ago and my wife said that when I left the house to run errands puppy howled the entire time that I was gone. My wife had to sedate her and this is not what we like to do with our fur babies. We were told about Thundershirt by our vet so we purchased one. It worked the very first time that she wore it! She remained calm and even took a nap while I was gone. She wears it whenever I leave now and it is just amazing. No more calming meds, just her Thundershirt! It is very easy to put it on her too. We are all very happy and we recommend trying it first before using any drugs. It is the best purchase we have made other than paying the adoption fee for our new baby. Thanks Thundershirt!
“Saturday I adopted Rajah and her anxiety when I left was concerning to me. She broke out of her crate twice, the second time chewing up my entry door to my apartment. I found Thundershirt at PetSmart and today I came home to a calm dog, sitting in her crate waging her tail. I truly believe the Thundershirt helped keep her calm while I was at work and I hope it will do the same while I’m in class.
It’s only day but I hope this improvement continues!
“We got our dog, Squirrelly, a Thundershirt yesterday. She has major anxiety attacks in thunderboomers~ enough to send her trying to smash through windows.
We had boomers in the forecast from yesterday through the rest of the week. We were anxious about the forecast because we know how hard she is to handle. So we decided to try one of these Thundershirts. We read things on-line about them and wondered, but we didn’t have much faith in the chances of it working. But we figured that we didn’t have anything to lose since they offer a money back guarantee. Well, by the time we got home last night I was emailing my best friend saying ‘I’m going to have to write the company!! It’s AMAZING!!!!!’
Squirrelly sat through the storms without even batting an eye… no panting, no panic. She curled up and went to sleep at one point in the middle of the worst one. I have never seen such a thing in my life. INSTANT cure!!! I hear that it doesn’t work for all dogs, but when it works, let me tell you~ it WORKS!! It has changed our whole family dynamic instantly. We can’t believe it.
Squirrelly also gets nervous in stores. Last time Eddy took her to one of the large “marts” to be groomed he had to pick her up and carry her in. We fairly DRAGGED her in yesterday… and it took the two of us and a sales person to fit her… panting, FULL BODY TREMBLES~ practically seizures. But once it was on, all of a sudden she stood still, stopped shaking, started looking around, wagging her tail… smelling things, exploring. We all walked through the store and she “shopped”. She was scared if a stranger tried to touch her, so we just asked people to leave her in peace as she adjusted.
And it is cool for her to wear… it feels like a very light cotton sheet, sort of thin fleecy breezy material. She does not show any signs of overheating.
She is sitting in bed against the pillows like a teddy bear right now in her shirt. I don’t think I’ll take it off because we are having storms throughout the day. The last ones passed just a half hour ago. I just took a picture and broke the calm with the flash, ha ha… typical… but she just got up with the attention and got down for water!
The worst of the storms are supposed to be Thursday & Thursday night. Now I’m looking forward to them just to watch to see her calm temperament. We are so relieved- she no longer has to suffer, and we no longer have to worry.