Unwanted, unloved, confused, frightened, alone. That’s the state of mind abandoned pets are in when they’re dumped at a shelter for one reason or another. Can you blame them? The person they looked to for protection and companionship is no longer around, and they will never understand why. They’re heartbroken… until a special someone comes to save the day. Thanks to rescues, foster homes, and adopters, these animals are given another chance at a happy life – a chance to have their once-broken hearts patched up with kindness, patience, and love.
That’s what our Patched Hearts collection is all about – championing those who patch the hearts of animals in need. We will be donating a portion of proceeds from each design to a related rescue group who exemplifies what the Patched Hearts collection stands for.
True to our roots, we chose to feature a corgi as our first Patched Hearts design (shout-out to our friend @dudleycorgi for being the inspiration!). 20% of proceeds will be donated to Queen's Best Stumpy Dog Rescue (QBSDR).
QBSDR specializes in getting special needs corgis and corgi mixes out of Southern California’s high kill shelters and from those looking to re-home their dog and placing them with loving families. Susan Luong (the founder of QBSDR) and her volunteers work closely with the rescued dogs to rehabilitate them and learn about their personalities and needs in order to achieve their main goal of pairing each little stumper with the best furever home for them.
QBSDR is also dedicated to educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, shelter animals, the importance of training, adoption, and the need for fosters and rescue volunteers. They’re very active in the corgi community and were most recently involved in the highly popular So Cal Corgi Beach Day, where they held a successful campaign that brought in 500 pounds of donated dog food for their low-riders. That’s a lot of stuffed bellies! We support everything that QBSDR stands for and are thrilled to have them as our first Patched Hearts donation recipient.
The Corgi Patched Hearts design is available in a women's slouchy tee (pictured above), a women's standard tee, and a unisex tee. Pre-orders will be open for an extended time.
Updated on August 17: Pre-orders have now closed.