Our Story

Jill - Scouter Wear Owner

It was back in early 2016 that Scout, the namesake of my dog wear company, came into my world. And her arrival changed my life! When Scout arrived, I had just left a successful corporate career as the co-owner of an eLearning company for over 12 years. I was in corporate burnout; craved more creativity in my life! Creativity was always encouraged while I was growing up. My childhood was filled with drawing, knitting, sewing, and crafting. This need for creativity drew me back into a life where I can work with my hands again, and I couldn't be happier! 

You can read Scout's story and how she came to me here (it's a story in itself!)

Dog in dog coat smelling flowers

Scouter Wear is one of those classic business success stories you often hear; I started making dog coats for Scout, then neighbours started asking for them, and then a business was launched, all during the fall of 2016. Now, several years later, Scouter Wear has added a new category which is making patterns and teaching people how to make their own dog clothes. And I absolutely LOVE what I do! I bring this joy and creativity into every Scouter Wear product I design.

I am constantly inspired by the dogs I see; All the varied sizes and breeds, particularly those with "hard to fit" shapes. Dog's needs, comfort, and safety are the top priority in everything I design. From the Alpine Jacket: a waterproof dog coat with fleece lining, designed to cover the belly to keep the dog warm and dry. To the Cool Dog: a cooling jacket designed to help keep dogs comfortable in the summer heat. All coats are designed to be functional and with dog's needs in mind.

Jill Bartlett
Founder/CEO, Scouter Wear and Scouter Wear Club

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Do you need help measuring your dog? Download my 4 Steps to Fit Your Dog Guide and Workbook and I’ll walk you through the step by step process to take all the measurements you need to make a simple dog coat your dog will love!

There's even a video you can watch that shows you exactly how to do it!

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My Vision for Transformation

My vision is not only to teach you the steps to making a dog coat but, more importantly, provide the opportunity for you to experience the creativity and pride that comes from making dog wear from scratch. It's not about the fabric or the needles or threads. It’s about magically transforming those components into functional dog wear.

My hope is to inspire and encourage you on your transformational journey so that you can master the art of dog wear design.

I'd love to hear what size you dog fits into or if you have any questions I can help you with. Please leave a comment below if you have any questions about deciding how to pick your dog coat pattern size.  

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