The sisters open a pet accessories store in Winston-Salem that offers custom clothing

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WGHP) – On Saturday, Furrtastic Pet Accessories offered discounts, free bandanas and goody bags to help celebrate the grand opening of the store.

Sisters Brenda Tulbert and Donna Dawson started the business based on a hobby they used as therapy while caring for their mother who was battling Alzheimer’s disease.

They made bandanas while sitting by their mother’s bedside to pass the time. For four years, they have been making treats, clothes and collars for dogs and cats.

“We have Woof Wax which is strictly natural, and we have fleece which is natural,” Donnan said.

They officially opened Furrtastic Pet Accessories on old US Highway 52 in Winston-Salem last weekend inside the animal welfare foundation.

“We make paracord leashes, dog beds, bandana collars, belly bands… cozy rugs. It’s a game for your dog. You drop treats in there and it keeps them busy,” Donna said.

Donna and Brenda each own four dogs. Their pets try out every item they sell before it hits the shelf.

“I won’t sell anything until we try it on our dogs,” Brenda said.

At Furrtastic, pets are welcome. You will need to bring your own if you want custom clothing for your dog or cat.

“A lot of people like to dress their big dogs up, and it’s hard to find something for a big dog. I can do that. Just bring your dog and let me measure it. If we do customs , there is a 50% deposit on the custom order,” Brenda said.

The sisters also make blankets and beds.

“It’s actually more than a standard size pillow. They are crocheted at one end. You can undo it, wash it and dry it,” Brenda said.

Ten percent of everything these sisters sell goes to the Animal Care Foundation, which helps pay for neutering and neutering bills and the dog food it distributes to the community.

The sisters also try to keep their prices reasonable.

You can check out the store here.

Elizabeth J. Harless