Handmade accessories for your dapper dog

Chicago, Illinois

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About ThirdCoastCanine

Sales 430
On Etsy since 2017

Handmade with hometown pride

Third Coast Canine is the side-hustle of Melissa Szwan, graphic designer by day; dog-dresser by night. Inspired to make things she would want her dog Otto to wear, she makes each collar, bandanna and bow in her little Hyde Park condo, with Otto and his cat frienemies Sylvia and Frido ensuring quality control.

Each piece is lovingly crafted on a vintage pink Singer sewing machine out of materials sourced from some of our favorite Chicago fabric haunts.

Third Coast Canine aims to produce well made accessories with an eye for design and a healthy dose of hometown pride.

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  • Melissa


    Graphic designer and thing-maker living and making in Hyde Park, Chicago with my husband, pup, and kitties. When not making, I can be found at the dog park, or touching things in museums.

  • Mat


    Scientist, spread-sheet lover, and Hawaiian shirt enthusiast. I am the brains behind her hands, keeping things organized while Melissa makes and Otto sleeps.

  • Dr. Otto Warburg, PhDog


    Dr. Otto Warburg (he kept his last name when we adopted him) is our rescue pup and best bud. He hates trying on accessories, and will flop over intentionally during fittings. Will do almost anything else for Beggin' Strips.

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