Our story

How Spoiled Dog Designs Began:

When my first Chihuahua, Angelo, arrived, I looked for cute outfits that had a harness built in. Frustration quickly grew as none of the big retailers had anything like that. They had cheap clothing and harnesses. There were no clothes with built in harnesses that were high quality and fit well.  

Spoiled Dog Designs was born. Using my history of making clothes, designs with a built in harnesses became a reality. 

Today, Spoiled Dog Designs has over 30 different designs with or without a harness available for your dog.

Spoiled Dog Designs lets me use my creativity to help dog owners everywhere. I hope you find as much joy looking at our designs as I do making them.

Check out our harnesses here


1. Make and sell items that fit well, are completely functional, safe and are comfortable for your dog while being creative and have great style. Your dog will look and feel great in these designs and be safe.

2. Products made by other manufacturers, are made in the USA whenever possible with the same standard of quality.  All new products are sampled and used by the staff to make sure it does what it claims to do before offering it to you. And that enables  them to give better instructions about the product. If you have questions about any products, email them or ask them on Facebook,  they're always glad to share what they know.

3. Fit all dogs, no matter what breed, size, or 'figure". They created a size chart for the basic sizes. If your dog does not fit into these ranges, or has a special figure, no problem, they'll make the item just for him/her.  There's a  Custom Sizing feature on the product pages where you can add your dog's measurements so the item can be made to fit your dog. That takes the fit worry out of ordering. 

4. Share knowledge and information and welcome you to do the same.

5. Support efforts for adoption, rescue, spay, and neutering of pets. 

6. Laugh and have fun....afterall a Chihuahua in a Sombrero does light up your day!

The Spoiled Dog Designs Team:

Bella was adopted from the Pet Rescue Center in Coachella, CA. She is 5 lbs, is our fit model for girls' clothes.  She does runway work and was the bride in the finale of the Birmingham and Palm Springs shows.  She joins me at the Trade Shows and picks out new treats for us to sell. Bella loves everyone and deserves to be voted Miss Congeniality.

Sophia, was rescued from the Ventura County rescue. Spoiled Dog Designs was a vendor at their Adopt-a-Thon and she made it clear she wanted to be a part of the team. She wouldn't look at anyone else so at the end of the day she was not adopted. Malnurished and needing a forever home, she came home with me.  Now she weighs 5 pounds and even with her long legs, is a perfect XSmall. She is also a fit model for our girls' clothes and sometimes models for the website when she's not being shy. She loves being a Super Model and loves looking at pictures of herself.

boy dog in glen plaid vest with built in harness

Bruno arrived as a foster dog. He's sweet, loving, cuddly, so no surprise, he's now part of the family. He's just started to model but still is not totally confident.   It's written into his adoption papers...."must wear clothes".

Toni, Adopted June 2014 - Aug. 2021 - She was a huge 2.8lbs at the North Central Los Angeles Shelter. She grew to a whopping 4 lbs.  Modeling was new to her so she was carried in Le Chien. At home she was a little firecracker who ruled the house. She was smart and feisty having lived on the streets of LA for a while but she liked the life of a Princess. She started wearing clothes immediately and loved them. I think they made her feel secure. 

Edith , moved to Palm Springs from the Catskill Mountains in New York to live with me and brought her 50 yr old Singer sewing machine with her. She started immediately sewing blankets, quilts (she was still quilting by hand), bandanas, slings and coats and sewed until March of 2012 when she broke her hip at 94. She passed on in November 2012 and was very big part of the early days of this business. 

Angelo, Oct. 2003 - July 201, was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mex. and came to the United States at 5 weeks old. He was the inspiration for starting this business and building harnesses into all our clothes. At 6 pounds and a perfect size small, he was our fit model for all boys’ clothes. He loved his work! And you could see in his face that he was proud of what he did. Spoiled Dog Designs would not have started without his inspiration.

As for me, Patt, I've been sewing for as long as I can remember. Being born in Paterson, NJ, which was then the Silk City of the US, there is no way you don't sew. You're surrounded by fabric dye houses, clothing factories and many of the people you know work in that industry. As a kid, my Mom, Edith, would  make my clothes and I would use the scraps to hand sew clothes for my dolls. As a young adult, I went with Edith every Wednesday to "Sewing Night" at Aunt Gloria's where all the sisters (there was nine total) and some cousins would go and help each other with their projects. I learned a ton from my Aunts, some of whom were sewing in the clothing factories. By that time, I was making all my own clothes.

I stopped sewing as the pressures of a corporate career took priority but, I still made the matching "this and that" that made my house a home.

Now, I do the designs, fabric and trim selection, the hand finishing and hand trim work that I can do at night while running the business during the day.  I sewed in the beginning but now my time is taken up with doing shows, designing, marketing, accounting, the website, etc etc etc.


We have a small team of seamstresses who turn my ideas and sketches into the fabulous products you see on our pages. They are very talented and I am blessed that they walked into my life.

Our items are cut one at a time, sewn here in Palm Springs by our little team and finished by hand by me so you may see minor differences in trim from the pictures.

Thank you,


Spoiled Dog Designs
Telephone: 760-482-1877
E-mail: customerservice@spoileddogdesigns.com

Spoiled Dog Designs is a merchant at the Street Fair at the College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

Come visit in person at this amazing Street Fair. 150 merchants selling art, crafts, produce and tons of unique items you won't find elsewhere. Plus you'll be doing good. The proceeds of this Street Fair provides scholarships to local kids to attend The College of the Desert. So come have a lot of fun while you support local small businesses but also help send local kids to college.

Corner of Fred Waring and Monterey, Palm Desert, CA
October through May, Saturday and Sunday, 8AM to 2 PM Lot 2, Space 167

Spoiled Dog Designs is certified as a Woman Owned Business