A Tennessee dog clothing vendor says his shop is taking a hard look at its customers and asking for their opinion on the season.
“We’re taking a look at our customers.
Are they going to be with us through the holidays and are they going out and wearing our clothing?
Are they staying out late, getting dinner, going to bed and are we going to let them go?” said Todd Tinsley, owner of Tinsleys Tails, on a phone call with CNN affiliate WTVC.
Tinsley said his business, which is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is in the process of opening a new location in Nashville.
The Tennessee Dog Fashion and Gear Fair, which starts Monday, is expected to attract thousands of people, Tinsly said.
Some vendors have suggested that people stop wearing their own clothing and instead donate to charity, which he said is “the right thing to do.”
“I feel like it’s the right thing.
I’m not going to take it away from anyone,” Tinsle said.”
I just want to give it back to people.”
Tinsleys owner said he will have to do some “research” on his customers before making a decision on how to spend their money.
He also said he has a lot of people who will donate, which will be good, but said that he would like to see the proceeds go toward animal rescue groups.
Tinsly and his wife, Amy, run Tins’ Tails clothing store, which sells a variety of dog clothing and accessories.
Tinesley said he plans to give the proceeds from the fair to animal rescue organizations.
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For more than two decades, Tinesley has been the go-to dog clothing guy for many pet owners, including dogs.