Our Story

How did we get started? Well, our story began with a rude awakening.

I was considering adopting a dog and I decided to check out Petfinder to see who needed a home.  After several HOURS of reviewing profile after profile, I saw no end in sight to the pages I still hadn't viewed. 

I was floored. I couldn’t believe it was really that bad. It wasn’t just a handful of pups found as strays who found their way to a shelter. The more I read about homeless dogs, the more heartbroken I became, and it created a spark. I started by adopting Dixie and then came Clarence. (Brody joined us in 2018.) That spark then turned into a driving fire and I decidedI wanted my everyday to be about helping make a difference.

Cut to today, where every working hour goes into designing and developing our beautiful, eco-friendly dog gear and fulfilling a mission to support dog rescue and adoption. With every purchase, Hoadin donates to a non-profit partner supporting dogs in need. Even our name expresses our commitment. Hoadin is an acronym for Help Out A Dog In Need. 

- Nancy Dietlin, Founder of Hoadin (est. 2016)

Size Chart

Collars   
When measuring the length around dog's neck, make sure it is loose enough to be comfortable (at least 2 finger widths between neck and collar), but not too loose to be pulled over his or her head.  Round up to the closest 1/2 inch (1 cm).
 
 

Collar Size

Collar Width inches

Neck Size (around) inches

   Collar Width      cm

Neck Size (around) cm

X-Small

5/8

Up to 10

1.6

Up to 25

Small

5/8

9 to 13

1.6

23 to 33

Medium

3/4

12 to 17

1.9

31 to 42

Large 

1

15 to 21

2.6

38 to 53

X-Large

1

18 to 25

2.6

46 to 66

 
Harnesses 
Measure around your dog's chest about 2 inches (5 cm)  behind his/her front legs.  Make sure it is loose enough to be comfortable. Round up to the closest 1/2 inch (1 cm).
   
 

Harness Size

Harness Width inches

Chest Size Around (behind front legs) inches

Harness Width  cm

Chest Size Around (behind front legs) cm

X-Small

5/8

13 to 16

1.6

33 to 40

Small

5/8

16 to 20

1.6

41 to 50

Medium

3/4

20 to 25

1.9

51 to 63

Large

1

25 to 33

2.6

64 to 83

 
Bandanas:
  

Bandana Size

Neck Size (around) inches

Top to Tip Length inches

Neck Size (around) cm

Top to Tip Length cm

Small

up to 14

9

up to 35

23

Medium

up to 17

11

up to 43

28

Large

up to 20

13

up to 51

33


* Please 
let us know if your dog's size is smaller or larger than our sizes accommodate. We want to do our best to provide product sizes for all dogs.