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Are you looking for protective padded headgear for your 'special needs' pet?
Check out our specialty headgear!
'BUMPER HAT' (Protective Padded Headgear for Pets with 'Special Needs' Pets)

* OUR DESIGN & IMPROVED VERSION *

'BUMPER HAT' - (Protective Padded Headgear for Pets with 'Special Needs')

Lovingly made in the USA!
BUMPER HAT PHOTO GALLERY
(Completed Headgear Listed Alphabetically)
CUSTOM TEACUP BREED HEADGEAR SIZES (2XS - 4XS) AVAILABLE FOR ORDER!


Custom-made headgear (Size 3XS) created for KATIE LYNN (teacup Chihuahua).   Just to give you an idea of the headgear size and toy model,
check out the following measurements:

ACTUAL HEADGEAR MEASUREMENTS
Face
Circumference
(Interior) 
Between
the Ears
Forehead
to Back
of Head
Ear
Opening
(width)
Ear Opening
(length)
Protective
Casing
Length
Chin Strap  Length 
 7-3/4" 2-1/4" 3-1/2"  1-1/2"  2"  7-1/2"  11-1/2"

DACHSHUND TOY MODEL
 Neck Chest  Length 
(neck to
base of tail)
 7-3/4"  2-1/4" 3-/2"

                                    DYLAN (Lab Mix)                                               SUKI (Spaniel Terrier)                                                         CANE (Golden Retriever)                              

   

Introducing our improved design of the 'BUMPER HAT' (Protective Padded Headgear for 'Special Needs' Pets).  Our specialty headgear is lovingly created  for dogs that are blind, have hydrocephalus, are prone to seizures or have any other condition that could greatly benefit from having padded head protection.Bumper Hat (Protective Padded Headgear for Blind Dogs)  Bumper Hat (Protective Padded Headgear for Blind Dogs)

(Courtesy photos Joyce Hagan)
SALSA 
(a beautiful and loved furry family member whose guardian is Joyce Hagan, owner of Dog Tutor, LLC), suddenly lost her eyesight and started bumping into furniture and walls.  Above photos were taken prior to eye surgery.  The second photo shows a side view of the bumper hat without the removable protective rolled casing.
 Bumper Hat (Protective Padded Headgear for Blind Dogs)
(Courtesy photos Joyce Hagan)
(Left photo) Here's Salsa wearing headgear without the removable protective rolled casing.  (Right photo) Salsa (wearing headgear with extra-wide protective casing) is ready to resume her outdoor play activities.

(Courtesy photos Joyce Hagan)
(Left photo) Back view of headgear.  (Right photo) At the end of the day, Salsa demonstrates that she can use her headgear as a comfortable face cushion.
NOTE:  We're happy to report that Salsa's eye surgery was successful and is able to see again!
Click here for more information on our 'BUMPER HAT' (Protective Padded Headgear for 'Special Needs' Pets).

'The Molly Project'
Protective Padded Hats for 'Special Needs' Animals
~ Custom order by request only ~
If you have a 'special needs' furkid, send us an email.

MISSION PAWSABLE created specially padded hats that were INSPIRED by a very SPECIAL Maltese furbaby named  --  you guessed it  --  MOLLY.  I met Molly's human Mom, Gail West Zeolla via Facebook about the middle of September 2010 connected by a profile photo that she saw of Maxie, my Maltese. We share the same passion in animals and we both love and have Maltese furbabies! I watched videos of Molly as she played and explored in her 'little world of comforters and padded pillows' (Gail's living room) and discovered that she has cognitive problems and is blind.
The video clips of Molly playing with her daddy, Tony Zeolla, are so precious!  You would not think Molly is blind by all the energy she exudes and the way she jumps around in her little 'padded world.'  Molly is such a special little girl and has been a great blessing to Gail and her family.  This little girl will definitely steal your heart!
 
This is MOLLY, an adorable one-year old blind female Maltese wearing a red padded (prototype) hat and one similar to the one Cody is wearing below.
Protective Padded Headgear for Blind Dogs
Meet CODY, a very sweet 3-year old male Silky Terrier who was rescued by Retro Doggy Rescue and initially fostered by Olga Vojnovic-Fireman. Cody has severe congenital hydrocephalus, otherwise known as having "water on the brain." Olga worked with Cody who had several issues before being fostered by Gail and Tony Zeolla.  Cody has come a long way and was not even with the Zeolla family for two months when they decided to make Cody an official family member.   
Protective Padded Headgear for Blind Dogs
Cody is modeling a padded hat to protect his head and matching vest.  Cody is doing so well in his 'forever home' with his new human mom and dad and gets along well with his new canine brother Chance, and sister Molly (shown above in the top photo).

(Courtesy photos Gail Zeolla)

'ADOPT ME' DOG VESTS
ADOPT ME Dog Vest
ADOPT ME Dog Vest 
'DONATIONS' DOG VESTS
DONATIONS Dog Vests 
DONATIONS Dog Vest 
HARNESS VESTS
Reflective Dog Harness Vest Reflective Dog Harness Vest
 Reflective Dog Harness Vest
REFLECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT ID VESTS
Reflective POLICE K-9 ID Dog Vest
Reflective SHERIFF K-9 ID Dog Vest Reflective SHERIFF K-9 ID Dog Vests
OUR DOG VEST PRODUCTS
 
All our custom-made products are made in-house -- in the USA -- using a combination of high-speed industrial sewing machines, domestic sewing machines and quality materials. We take pride in our products and stand behind every single custom product we make.  If you are not completely satisfied, we want to know and will make it right for you!
Our custom-made nylon dog vests are made of lightweight, yet durable nylon (200 denier) for the outer shell and are fully-lined with ripstop material or equivalent fabric.  Our mesh harness dog vests are made of medium-firm to firm 100% polyester mesh.  We use quality industrial strength nylon thread, Velcro hook and loop fasteners, nylon webbing, sturdy welded D-rings, embroidered letters, 3M Scotchlite reflective letters and reflective stripes.
If for some reason you receive a defective product, we will either repair it, replace it or give you a refund.

VEST COLORS
Emerald Green, Red, Royal Blue, Orange, Purple, Yellow and Black (not shown).

LETTER COLORS
Red, White, Blue, Yellow and Black (available in small and large)

LETTER SIZES
Petite (1/2"), Small (1-1/2") and Large (3")
Scotchlite reflective letters (3") - (military/law enforcement vests only)

 Bumper Hat (Protective Padded Headgear for Blind Dogs)  Hallie modeling her 'Bumper Hat' (Protective Padded Headgear)

(Courtesy photos from Dee Dee Murry)

SPECIAL CANINE FEATURE:  BLIND DACHSHUND WHO PAINTS!

MEET HALLIE – she is a sweet longhaired Dachshund who is a blind rescue dog that paints!  Yes – it’s true!  Hallie’s mom Dee Dee Murry, who is a very talented artist, taught her how to paint before she went blind.  According to Hallie’s bio, “It was April 1, 2010 when our world turned upside down, Hallie had gone blind literally overnight from SARDs (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration), an autoimmune disease that attacks the retinas.”  (You can read more at www.hallieart.com/bio.php).

The loss of Hallie’s eyesight has not deterred her from continuing to paint and doing other things that she loves!  She is very talented and truly special in so many ways and is an inspiration to many who know and see her – she will surely capture your heart!  Check out her story and bio – also check out Hallie’s very cute paintings that are available for purchase (www.hallieart.com/paintings.php).  Hallie’s artwork sells internationally as well, and the proceeds of the sales benefit the Purple Heart Rescue, a dog rescue organization in the Washington State area.

Hallie has a special painting style that I love (check out her videos and you will see what I am referring to).  Oh and how incredibly cute is her little red beret?!   Some of you may have seen her – she has been on Good Morning America on the news as well as on talk radio.  You can see video clips and links to write-ups on her at www.hallieart.com.

I became aware of this amazing blind rescue dog a few days after Thanksgiving.  Dee Dee had been searching for something to protect Hallie’s eyes and head for about a year.  After coming across our website, she emailed me about making a custom padded Sherpa hat similar to what Cody (a Yorkie with hydrocephalus) and Molly (a blind Maltese) were wearing. (Both ‘special needs’ rescues belong to my very sweet friend Gail Zeolla). 

With the custom specs that she provided, I created a couple of prototypes with a custom bumper guard.   She was thrilled when she received them; tried them on Hallie and then put them to the test in one of Hallie’s nose work sessions.  Dee Dee reported, “… The hats are working really great!!! … We all really watched her in the different situations with it and overall it’s really great. …”   She emailed me about a few tweaks (i.e., gap in the back of hat and ear opening adjustments) – which are very easy fixes.  She wrote, “… It will be hard to let them go LOL! Everyone I've shown really loves them too. I think these will be a great thing for other blind dogs also. Hallie tolerates them very well and even when she shakes her head they don't get out of place. I can't tell you how glad I am to have found you! …”

Whether canines are born blind or become blind later in life, they are very “special” and I agree with the statement, “Blind dogs see with their heart.”  If you have a ‘special needs’ dog that would benefit from a protective padded hat with a bumper guard, please message me here or email me at 
lena@missionpawsable.com.

To see the incredible artwork of this amazing duo, check out their websites!
Hallie Murry (blind Dachshund who paints)  www.hallieart.com
Dee Dee Murry (Hallie’s Mom)  
www.deedeemurry.com
  
Facebook Dee Dee Murry artist
www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Dee-Dee-Murry-artist-Wildlife-horses-dogs-pets/479243490056?fref=ts

Just some of our fully lined harness dog dresses
for the pampered small breeds!
Dog Harness Dress Dog Harness Dress Dog Harness Dress
  

Custom Muzzles for a Pomeranian with Pica Eating Disorder

(Velcro and Magnetic Removable Mouth Strips)

(Courtesy Photos Joyce Hagan)


PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER!
If your pet is spayed or neutered – you are part of the solution.  If not, please help prevent the overpopulation of homeless animals.  There are just way too many animals and not enough homes for them all.  Sadly, the end result is not a positive one for a lot of animals that do not get adopted.


WHERE CAN I
GET MY PET SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
Check out the ASPCA link to find low-cost spay and neuter programs in your area by entering your zip code.  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter/

Please pray for our military men and women in the armed forces!

Don't forget about our military working dogs who have served along side their military handlers since before World War II!

K-9 Terrence, MWD stationed at Ft. Gillem, GA

Department of Defense Military Working Dog School
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX is home of the Department of Defense Military Working Dog School.  According to their website, "The 341st Training Squadron provides trained military working dogs (MWDs) used in patrol, drug and explosive detection, and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies. Conduct operational training of MWD handlers and supervisors. Sustain DoD MWD program through logistical support, veterinary care, and research and development for security efforts worldwide."

For adoption information on the Military Working Dog Training Program visit the following link: 
http://www.37trw.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120718-079.pdf
DoD Puppy Program, click here:  http://www.37trw.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-120611-022.pdf

HELPFUL LINKS

LOCAL ANIMAL RESCUES AND SHELTERS
STREET PAWS: www.streetpaws.org
  Facebook: www.facebook.com/StreetPaws
Street Paws, Inc. is a group of individuals working to improve the lives of animals living on the streets in Georgia. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, incorporated with the State of Georgia and approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
HENRY COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL:  www.co.henry.ga.us/animalcontrol  Facebookwww.facebook.com/pages/Henry-County-Animal-Care-and-Control/111010718930677
HENRY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY:  www.henryhumane.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/HenryCountyHumaneSocietyInc

LOST AND FOUND
OLIVER ALERT: www.oliveralert.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/OliverAlert 
Created to help reunite lost & found pets with their families. A collection of advice and a guide to the websites.
MISSING SMALL DOG ALERT:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MSDAlert
MSDA (Missing Small Dog Alert!) is all about those little souls who are Lost/Missing/Abandoned/Found (Ownerless). Flyers are created, then posted to numerous Missing Dog Email Lists and Missing Dog Facebook Pages all with the hope that they may help to reunite the lost with their owners
.
FIND MY ANIMAL  Facebookwww.facebook.com/FindMyAnimal
This is an alert service that assists individuals when your animal goes missing. This site provides assistance for locating 'Household Pets' and 'Agricultural Animals.' 

MISSING PET PARTNERSHIP  www.missingpetpartnership.org  Facebook: www.facebook.com/missingpetpartnership
A national, nonprofit organization dedicated to reuniting lost companion animals with their owners/guardians. Their website offers behavior-based lost pet recovery tips and referrals to lost pet services. 


SPAY AND NEUTER
Check out the ASPCA low-cost spay/neuter programs in your area by entering your zip code:  www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter
NeuterSpay.org provides an up to date searchable database of USA Nationwide low cost or free spay & neuter resources for pets and feral cats.  neuterspay.org
SpayGeorgia provides a Financial Assistance Program that allows for affordable and accessible spay and neuter services.  spaygeorgia.org/spaygeorgia
SPAY/USA
, a program of North Shore Animal League America, is a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services. 
spayusa.org

MICROCHIP ID SYSTEMS
HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service: www.homeagainid.com
Information on microchipping your beloved pets plus more. Check out the Lost Pets Database.
24PetWatch:  
www.24petwatch.com
24PetWatch Microchip ID is dedicated to the safe return of your pet. Their comprehensive range of products and services, already enjoyed by over 3.5 million pets around the world, greatly increase your pet's chances of returning home quickly and safely.
AKC Reunite:  www.akcreunite.org  (No annual fees and can enter any microchip information on this site).
If your pet has a microchip, the number of that microchip must be directly linked to you. This is done by enrolling it in a recovery service, like AKC CAR. AKC CAR enrolls any brand of microchip and provides you with peace of mind that your pet is protected for its lifetime with NO ANNUAL FEES.
Pet Microchip Lookup: 
www.petmicrochiplookup.org
American Veterinary Identification Devices (AVID):  www.avidid.com
Reigster Microchip:  www.registermicrochip.com  (A one-time fee of $21.00 to register your microchip with the National Microchip Database).
AVMA Microchipping FAQs: 
www.avma.org/issues/microchipping/microchipping_faq.asp

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Pets and Disaster Safety Checklist:
www.redcross.org/www-files/Documents/pdf/Preparedness/checklists/PetSafety.pdf
'Safe and Well List':
https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.  Register Yourself as 'Safe and Well' and 'Search for Loved Ones' at this site.
ASPCA Pet Disaster Preparedness: www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness
FEMA Disaster Preparedness: www.ready.gov/caring-animals
**If you evacuate your home, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND! Pets most likely cannot survive on their own; and if by some remote chance they do, you may not be able to find them when you return.**

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Emergency Planning Guide:
  http://www.petsitters.org/docs/DPPetOwner.pdf
PETFINDER
Disaster Preparedness Tips:
http://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-care/disaster-preparedness-tips/
Recommended Pet First Aid Kit: www.petfinder.com/common/documents/disaster/PetFirstAidKit.pdf