Hi, we are Makenna and Whitney! Welcome to Dood's Danas we are so excited you are here! Pictured on the left is Whitney and her dog Winston, and on the right is Makenna and her dog Berkley. Whitney is currently a junior in high school, and Makenna is a senior in college. Winston and Berkley are aussiedoodle brothers that we adopted in August of 2019. From the beginning we have loved to spoil our pups, whom we now refer to as "The Doods". We created an Instagram account for The Doods when we returned back home from school during the COVID-19 Quarantine. We had purchased a bandana for each of our pups soon after creating the account and loved styling them with each occasion.
During quarantine, Makenna taught Whitney how to sew and we began to make masks in our free time. Whitney initially had the idea to create our own bandanas from fabric we had around the house after learning how to use the sewing machine. She did some research and created a pattern that we now use today (with a few minor tweaks) for each of our bandana sizes. Our products started circling to our friends and family to try out, not knowing where it would take us. We officially opened Dood's Danas November 1, 2020.
Business took off quick during Christmas time of 2020 while we were using an old sewing machine that had been our great-grandmother's that was passed down to us, along with another gifted to us by our grandmother. One late night in December both our sewing machines stopped functioning and we had to call in some back up while we waited on a new, and very much improved, sewing machine. The evolution of our sewing machines is one of the best aspects of this business as it is a great example of how much we have grown.
We thank you so much for taking the time to visit us on our website and hope you find something to treat your furry friend with and walk around in style! We handpick all of our designs and handcraft all of our products right in Marion, Ohio. We hope you love them as much as we do! We are both very fortunate to have a great surrounding community that continually supports us in all of our endeavors, and none of this would be possible without our AMAZING customers. Thank you all so much!