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Unauthorized Copies of Puppie Love Shirts

All you Puppie Lovers out there know what Puppie Love™ is about: saving, rescuing and loving our best friends in the world. We do it genuinely, we do it authentically and we do it with the cutest logo ever put on a t-shirt. That’s why it breaks our hearts to find out that there are some nefarious individuals out there looking to profit off our good name. Puppie Love™ donates to worthy dog rescue operations around the country based on the sales of our clothing and accessories that features our top pup. We have to come to learn that someone is copying our logo and making their own t-shirts with an obvious imitation of the Puppie Love™ logo, all the way down to the leash in the mouth! For shame!

How can you spot a fake? First off, the words Puppie Love™ are always a part of the logo. This forger is using other verbiage on his or her shirt. The other obvious differences are in the logo copy. To the untrained eye, you might not see the difference, but to Puppie Love™, it’s the difference between a puppie and a full-grown doggie. The forger made their dog longer and he doesn’t bend his neck up as much our little guy.

So, stay far away from this sad imitation, nothing of which is flattering, at all. Besides the hard work and considerable investment put into making the Puppie Love™ logo as stinkin’ cute as possible, we don’t know how much in donation dollars has been lost to these scammers. Unfortunately, the dog rescue operations we support across the country are the ones ultimately getting hurt.

We are unsure as to how many other shop shelves these shirts have made their way on, so please spread the word and don’t buy fake Puppie Love™ shirts. Additionally, please let us know when you see forgeries. Take a picture and send it to us! We cannot assume the store owners have any knowledge of these fakes so we’ll communicate with the store owners if we hear from you about it.

 If you purchased a Southern Puppy Life shirt under the impression that it was an authentic Puppie Love tee, please send a photo of the shirt to us at

Thanks again for supporting the real Puppie Love™!


Pictures of the knock-offs:




The fakes are all over Key West, so sad!

Aug 27, 2019


I was in a shop in South Haven , Michigan and came across a sweater that I fell in love with, so I bought it! I had never heard of this company and knew nothing about it but loved the meaning behind it based on what the tag said. I loved the hoodie so much I just now got online to try and find some more products from the same company ! That’s when I came across this company and realized I have bought a fake! This makes me incredibly sad! I recently adopted my own baby from a shelter and am so sad to know there is no money from my purchase going to a shelter. My future purchase will be directly from this website !

Jul 22, 2019

Teagan Stone :

Ugggh I looked up your company after I bought what I thought was one of your shirts because I thought it was so cool. Now I know it was a fake. I found it at a store called flamingo island in south haven Michigan. Sooooo bummed out 🙁 Uggh really want a real one now!

Jun 30, 2019

Teagan Stone :

Ugggh I looked up your company after I bought what I thought was one of your shirts because I thought it was so cool. Now I know it was a fake. I found it at a store called flamingo island in south haven Michigan. Sooooo bummed out 🙁 Uggh really want a real one now!

Jun 30, 2019


I bought one (what I now know is a knock-off) at Silver Sun at Schooner’s Wharf in Beach Haven NJ. They had a small selection of Southern Puppy Life. The tag is Spicy Tuna. I just thought it was a new company with the same philosophy. Did think it was ironic that it was a “southern” company and I was in NJ. I live in S.C. so I will have to keep an eye out for them here and at the S.C./NC beaches.
I liked it and will still wear it because it had Long Beach Island on it which is where I grew up. The tag says “you buy we give they eat”. I hope they really do give.
On this same trip I also bought a real puppie love T-shirt at Ron Jon’s surf shop in Ship Bottom. I have about 5 or 6 authentic shirts so I have been supportive of your cause! Not until I googled that brand did I realize what was going on! Hate to hear it!

Jun 25, 2019


I am on Dauphin Island,Al and just left the store Planet Beach. I purchased a Puppie Love T-shirt last year and wanted another, however I only found four, mixed in with these Southern Puppy Love shirts. They still have a poster in the window telling how you guys donate 10% to rescue, but no longer carry the shirts except the four that remained.

Jun 19, 2019

Michelle Sauber:

Sadly Tsunami Surf & Resort Wear in Surf City, NC is still selling these counterfeit shirts. If there’s anything else I can do to help stop them please let me know. I bought a counterfeit shirt yesterday not knowing anything about your trademark or brand. I would like to make it right.

Mar 11, 2019

Deb V-M:

My husband and I were with my cousin and his wife visiting Savannah, Georgia. We saw what, sadly, turns out to be fake shirts for sale in a T-shirt shop on the River Walk. Not knowing about Puppy Love and its mission, I fell in love with one style of the shirt and, my cousin promptly bought it for me to commemorate our visit. This was several months ago.

The other day, I wore my shirt to a fitness class and someone asked me about it. Well, I Googled it and found out the truth. Sorry to say, I still really like this shirt so, I’ll probably keep wearing it, even though I’m an animal advocate and contribute to many organizations. However, I will definitely advise any inquirers of the situation. Now, I’m going to look at the items for sale on the Puppy Love site and get something.

Mar 05, 2019

Heather waters:

I think I have the right one how do I send a pic and ask? The jacket I bought the dog looks more like a poodle!

Feb 27, 2019


We were just on St Thomas, UVSI. Visited Mountain Top and they were selling the fake versions there. I only know today because I bought one of them and decided to Google the info and found your info regarding the fakes. As a result, I’ve submitted an order for a few shirts so that I have the real ones and some $$ go to the rescues.


Dec 23, 2018

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