As well as recording Puppy Love, singer-songwriter Dolly Parton once sang about working nine til five but it would appear she's been putting in some overtime too. For as well as also being an actress and philanthropist, she's launched a new clothing and accessories line for dogs called Doggy Parton (opens in new tab). What else?
Working in partnership with Sportpet Designs, the global icon's range also stretches to a set of dog toys with the pet project claiming to introduce some “Dolly” flair.
What's more, part of the proceeds are going to a rescue called Willa B. Farms (opens in new tab) which provides a home to all displaced animals.
“Puppy Love'' was my very first record and six decades later, my love for pets is stronger than ever,” the 76-year-old said, in reference to the hit song she recorded aged 13 in 1959.
“This inspired me to start my own line of Doggy Parton apparel, accessories, toys and more with a little ‘Dolly’ flair.”
So far the website – which directs to an Amazon (opens in new tab) store – lists more than 20 items and these include dresses, shirts. Jackets, necklaces, wigs, costumes, collar and leash sets, squeaky toys and harnesses.
Parton also took to Instagram to promote the wares, explaining what is on offer.
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She is also seen playing with her god-dog Billy the Kid, a French Bulldog which is owned by her manager Danny Nozell.
'I will always love you, Dolly Mama. Thank you for my @doggyparton wig and accessories,' the caption said.
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David Crookes has been a journalist for more than 20 years and he has written for a host of magazines, newspapers, websites and books including World of Animals, BBC Earth, Dogs and Canines, Gadget and The Independent. Born in England, he lives in a household with two cats but he’s also keenly interested in the differences between the huge number of dog breeds — in fact, you can read many of his breed guides here on PetsRadar. With a lifelong passion for technology, too, he’s always on the lookout for useful devices that will allow people to spend more time with their pets.
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