Noise Anxiety

Dog: Jennings, Owner: Margot

Dog: Jennings, Owner: Margot

Woof Woof,
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)

Dog: Wilson, Owner: Chris B.

Dog: Wilson, Owner: Chris B.

“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!”

Minnesota

Dog: Burger, Owner: Michelle W.

Dog: Burger, Owner: Michelle W.

“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!”

North Carolina

Owner: Jamie D., Dog: Shelby

Owner: Jamie D., Dog: Shelby

“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…”

Massachusetts

Dog: Squirrelly, Owners: Kim & Eddy L

Dog: Squirrelly, Owners: Kim & Eddy L

“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.

Dog: Meeker, Owner: Merrilee P.

Dog: Meeker, Owner: Merrilee P.

“My yorkie Meeker has always shook and panted with thunder and rain.  I purchased her a Thundershirt and it has been a life saver for her!  Anyone who has these issues with their dog should not hesitate in purchasing one!”
Texas

Owner: Tiffany W., Dog: Clienta

Owner: Tiffany W., Dog: Clienta

“We adopted our dog 10 years ago. She was living in a soccer field across the street from our favorite taco stand. We live on a small Island off the coast of Cancun Mexico, Isla Mujeres. The taco stand owners named her Clienta because she was a female customer. Up until last September, I dreaded hurricane season & all the Mexican holidays with fireworks. Clienta would shake, pant, paw me do death with her nails & then started “digging” through couches, beds, chairs, etc. After shredding some Egyptian sheets I was at my wits end. Putting her in a crate didn’t work. She would try to claw her way & I was afraid she would cut up her pads.

My mother sent me an article about the Thundershirt. A week later a client in our restaurant was telling me about it after I had to excuse myself from taking her order to call my babysitter & ask her to go comfort Clienta during a storm. And then the next week, while on vacation in Flagstaff, AZ I saw an article tacked up in a ladies room about the Thundershirt. I figured it must be a sign.

I had to make an unexpected trip to the States. I had it sent two day mail to my parent’s house in NY. When I first saw it I wondered if I had been duped. A week later back on Isla Mujeres, we had a terrible tropical storm, I called my babysitter & asked her to put the Thundershirt on Clienta. That day when I arrived home from work. My babysitter was talking a mile a minute in Spanish, I am far from fluent but I did pick up ,“Clienta mucho nerviouso” then “tranquilo”. It was a few days later when I witnessed the magic.

Clienta is a new dog while wearing her Thundershirt. She eats, she sleeps. She even asks for it when she senses a storm coming. She goes to the drawer it is in & paws the drawer. It is truly amazing.

I cannot thank you enough for your research & development. I now sleep soundly during the New Year’s eve celebrations that start at midnight & go until 5am. My sheets are all intact & while my couch needs to be replaced I will wait until my young children grow up some before we get a new one. Thank you again!”

Owner: Joe Z., Dogs: Polar Bear & Grizzly Bear

Owner: Joe Z., Dogs: Polar Bear & Grizzly Bear

“I just had to tell you how GREAT the Thundershirt is. It has made such a difference in my two boys during the very bad storms we have been experiencing in our area. I live near the ocean and the ground lightening and thunder is fierce.

We were not at home when one of these storms came on suddenly and when we walk in the house the boys had pulled their shirts onto the floor of the little antique rocking chair where we keep them. It appeared they were trying to put them on to feel safe.

I am sending you their pictures along with a BIG THANK YOU! I hope you enjoy meeting Polar Bear & Grizzly Bear, two very special Pomeranians.”

Owner: Susan P., Dog: Oscar

Owner: Susan P., Dog: Oscar

“Well, my dog, Oscar, just loves his Thundershirt. As you can see from the
attached picture, he is very calm during our recent thunderstorm. Without
his Thundershirt on, he is wrapped in my arms trying to get even closer to
me than he already is. He even growls when I take it off, which I interpret
to mean that he approves! Thank you for all your help and understanding.”

Owner: Sandra P., Dog: Sasha

Owner: Sandra P., Dog: Sasha

“While shopping in PetSmart with my dog, Sasha, a huge thunderstorm erupted. Sasha was terrified. She cleared out one of the shelves, backed into the shelf and wouldn’t move. I sat on the floor of PetSmart, gently rubbing her, trying to coax her to come out of the shelf. There was no way she was moving. The employees and patrons came by and commented on how cute she was, but in fact, she was terribly frightened.

After about twenty minutes, one of the PetSmart employees came over and asked me about the Thunder Shirt. I told him I was willing to try it, so he went to pick one out for me. I put the shirt on her and it was amazing. She walked out of the store with me and seemed to be comfortable. Once I got her home, she didn’t want to take it off.

Sasha can vouch for the Thunder Shirt. She loves it!”

North Carolina