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Announcement    Seasons Greetings, SnugABulls!

Due to a new full-time job and some pesky carpal tunnel, we will not be open for the 2016-17 season. Please try your hand at our Super Soft Snood pattern, and stay snuggly!

Keep up with Bruce Wayne, Alfred, new designs and promotions on our Facebook page:

Follow us on Twitter @Snug_A_Bull

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

Seasons Greetings, SnugABulls!

Due to a new full-time job and some pesky carpal tunnel, we will not be open for the 2016-17 season. Please try your hand at our Super Soft Snood pattern, and stay snuggly!

Keep up with Bruce Wayne, Alfred, new designs and promotions on our Facebook page:

Follow us on Twitter @Snug_A_Bull

Follow us on Instagram @snugabull


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About SnugABull

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On Etsy since 2012

It all started with a pit bull...the SnugABull story.

Thinking back on my life and all of its twists and turns there is one thing that has never wavered, and that thing is my love for dogs. I love everything about them: the way they greet you at the door like it's the best thing that has ever happened to them (every. single. time.); how they snuggle into any available space next to you on the couch, no matter how small; their velvety-soft ears and Doritos-scented paws; and how they always keep me on my toes, playfully insisting that I stay active and continually learn new things.

And so it was no surprise to anyone who knows me that the minute I was able to to have my first dog as an adult, there I was walking through the halls of a local rescue with my (very patient and understanding) boyfriend (now husband) looking for our perfect pup.

Enter Bruce Wayne.

Bruce Wayne was an adorable 11-week-old ball of brindle perfection when we brought him home that September of 2009. He was, naturally, spoiled rotten, and when those chilly Chicago winter winds started blowing I dug up my grandmother's knitting needles and knit Bruce his very first scarf. He wore it every day and even modeled it in our family Christmas portrait. And when Spring came around away it went, packed in a drawer and forgotten for the Summer.

That very same Summer we now look back on as the "Summer of Alfred." We first met Alfred when he was tied up, muddy and starving, abandoned and confused...I could not even fathom what could compel a person to allow this to happen to the furry, snuggly, lovable species that I so adored. We took him home and soon discovered that Alfred was like no other dog I had ever met. He suffered from severe anxiety, had no socialization or training, and was guarded and untrusting of any human hand. We reached out to everyone we could possibly think of for help: friends, family, rescues, and neighbors. And after several weeks the choice became clear. Alfred would join our pack as our second forever dog.

Life with Alfred wasn't easy, but it was educational. And as I learned more about the homeless pet problems in Chicago the harder it was to turn a blind eye to all the other dogs in the position Alfred was once in. I started volunteering with One Tail at a Time, a local rescue organization, but found myself still wanting to do more. As winter rolled around again, and Bruce and Alfred's scarves were getting more and more compliments, a friend suggested I start selling them to fund my dog donation habits...and so in January 2012 SnugABull was born.

After a lifetime of benefiting from the unconditional love of my canine companions it is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to give something back to all the loyal pups out there waiting for their forever homes. Every single stitch is made with love for our furry friends; I am so glad to have shared those stitches with hundreds of happy customers and look forward to sharing them with many more!

Shop members

  • Angela Tomasino

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I love my dogs. I love to knit. I love to knit for my dogs, and I would love to knit for yours.

  • Bruce Wayne


    Bruce Wayne was adopted in September of 2009. He modeled his very first scarf that winter, and continues to build his modeling portfolio. Bruce specializes in 'smizing' and everything to do with ears.

  • Alfred


    Alfred was found abandoned outside our Chicago apartment in August of 2010 and became part of our family shortly thereafter. Lucky for me, he is a modeling prodigy. Alfred specializes in jowls and melting hearts.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2015
Welcome, and thanks for visiting our shop!

Snug-A-Bull is a project for giving back to the rescue community while helping keep our pups safe and snug. A percentage of all profits goes to our partner organizations in order to help them keep saving lives. If you are interested in becoming a partner organization, please contact us: snugabullshop [!at]

Previous Partner Organizations:
American Animal Rescue Society
Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control
Muttley Crue
New Leash on Life
One Tail at a Time
ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
Safe Humane Chicago
ALIVE Rescue
Don't Bully My Breed

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If your item is lost, damaged, or you are not completely happy with your purchase, please contact me within 14 days and I will issue a refund.
Payment can be made via Credit Card or PayPal. Payment is required in advance for custom items, and can be made through a private listing just for you.

If you wish to cancel your order you must do so within the first 24 hours after order confirmation for a full refund. Orders cancelled after the first 24 hours will we refunded half of the initial charge.

All prices include tax and a donation to our partner organizations.
I ship USPS Priority Flat Rate unless otherwise noted. If you prefer UPS or FedEx, additional shipping charges may apply. For International orders, contact me for shipping options.

Ready to Ship items are shipped the following business day. Made to Order items have a 1-2 weeks lead time, and Custom Orders can take 3-4 weeks to ship.
Additional policies and FAQs
For accurate sizing, please measure around the largest part of your dog's head/neck.

SIZES (simplified!)

XS (9-12" around, 5-6" long) Chihuahua, Yorkie, Toy Breeds
S (13-16" around, 7-8" long) French Bulldog, Bichon, Miniatures
M (17-20" around, 9-10" long) Beagle, Bull Terrier, Pocket Pittie
L (21-24" around, 11-12" long) American Bulldog, Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd
XL (25-28" around, 13-14" long) Rottweiler, Bernese Mountain Dog, Mastiff

Each item is handmade, which means no two items will be exactly alike. Items are machine washable, but to extend the life of your purchase I recommend hand-washing and laying flat to dry, or using a mesh wash bag in the machine.

Because most items are made-to-order, please allow 1-2 weeks for products to ship unless otherwise stated.

Any questions, feel free to ask!