Sun Shield Dog Tees

$28.00 - $33.00
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The Sun Shield Tee is silky soft, lightweight stretch jersey with a UPF-50 rating that blocks 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. How does it do this you ask? It's the mechanical quality and weave of the yarn so the protection won't diminish with washing. Super comfortable indoors and out and perfect for all sorts of applications beyond sun protection too: skin conditions, wound care, topical medications and also works great as an anti-anxiety calming aid that can be worn all day.

These tees really reduce heat absorption! Designed by our friends at Gold Paw (who make our best selling Cozy Fleece Sweaters) these tees were put to the test on their black lab, Luke.  Using an infrared thermometer gun they found his fur was more than 40 degrees cooler under the Sun Shield Tee than without. It’s wearable shade! Want extra cooling? Get it wet and your doxie can enjoy the evaporative cooling effect!

Recommended For: Sun protection, regulating body temperature, indoor wear, outdoor wear, protecting skin conditions or wounds, mild anxiety, increasing cuteness

Wear Tip: The center chest seam is designed to be on the outside so your pup can enjoy maximum comfort.

Harness Help: These close fitting lightweight pullovers are designed to be worn comfortably under your dog's harness so there is no harness hole.

Style:  The Sun Shield tees have the same great fit as our best selling Cozy Fleece Sweaters.  Available in 6 colors and 5 sizes. Made in USA.


It's very important to measure to get the correct fit! The tees are sized by the girth measurement and your doxie's weight.  Don't worry about the length.  If the girth and weight are right the length will balance out. If you have any sizing questions, we're here to help.  

Girth: With your dachshund standing on all fours measure the widest part of the chest directly behind the front legs.  If your doxie has a deep chest the tee may be slightly shorter along the back as it stretches to accommodate the girth.


FIT GUIDE:  Using the chart below find where your dachshund's measurements fall. If your doxie is in between sizes select by choosing the closest weight.

SIZING TIP: This fabric is exceptionally stretchy! If your dachshund is on the smaller side of the girth measurement we recommend sizing down. For example, a doxie with an 18" girth weighing 14 lbs would best fit in a size 12 instead of a size 14.


CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash warm, tumble dry low or hang to dry.  

No hassle returns and exchanges! We all know dachshunds are notoriously hard to fit but you can order with confidence as we ship exchanges for free and cheerfully accept returns. Returns must, however, be in new condition to receive a full refund of the purchase price (less shipping).  


27 Reviews

  • 5
    Soft material so nice

    Published by Meredith Pantano on Jul 2nd 2024

    Very good quality merchandise! Will continue too order from what’s up Doxie

  • 5

    Published by Frankie's Mom on May 28th 2024

    This is the *BEST* sun shield dog tee for my dachshund. My blue & tan doxie is 6 yr. old and has been losing his hair on his back. He wears sunscreen when we take him out on the boat, but wearing the Sun Shield Dog Tee gives him an extra layer of sun protection. He is 16lbs. and his measurements are 10.5" neck + 16" girth + 17" long. Size 10 fit him great. The tee is well made - smooth cotton, lightweight and just the right amount of snug. He loves wearing his tee at home also, so I ordered 2 more. I HIGHLY recommend buying this tee for your doxie.

  • 5
    Sun tees

    Published by Sandy on Apr 23rd 2024

    TY for having this product. We plan to visit the beach soon and take our 13 year old Doxie. The material is great. He has Cushing's disease and it seems to calm him and help with skin issues. He doesn't mind wearing it around the house to cool him.

  • 5
    Sun Shield Dog Tees

    Published by Jean on Sep 13th 2023

    amazing! needed sun/skin protection as my pup has alopecia. this product is so much better than a simple tee. having the seam on the outside is a game changer. the fabric is lightweight but still helps with temperature control which is very important when your pup has lost fur and therefore has difficulty maintaining proper body temperature. if possible, please offer tees with more saturated colors - my pup prefers to have fashionable choices.

  • 5
    Sun shield Tees

    Published by Wanda Lang on Jun 6th 2023

    I ordered 4 of these for my rescue miniature dachshund. He has very thin hair and is bald in numerous places. He also has separation anxiety when I need to run errands. I usually have to sneak out of the house but since he started wearing these shirts he just calmly watches me leave. These are light weight and stretchy and I keep them on him all the time to help protect his skin, helping with the anxiety is an added bonus. I used the chart for measuring. He fit the size 12 measurements but was over by 2 pounds but the shirt is still a perfect fit. I love all the colors and will probably order the ones I didn't the first time. This is a great Tee.

  • 5
    Sun Tee is perfect

    Published by Skye on May 13th 2023

    Home run with this one! Fits like a glove and is so silky and lightweight with a nice amount of stretch so it's easy to get on and off. My weenie loves being outside but his coat is very thin and his cute little belly is practically naked so this is the perfect solution. Plus he looks very handsome in blue!

  • 3
    Big around bottom, looks and fit like a skirt. Had to make alterations

    Published by R. Jeanne Ferguson on May 12th 2023

    Nice and light weight. Looks good after alternating.

  • 5
    Sun Shield Dog Tee

    Published by Leemari on Mar 1st 2023

    This dog tee is wonderful! I have a cream colored Dachshund and I wanted SPF protection (I live in Florida) for him when taking him for a walk. This tee is very easy to put on him. I love the stretchiness of the fabric and that when wet it can cool him off too. This tee is very well made.

  • 5
    She’s very cute in the violet color!

    Published by Sandi Cullen on Jul 13th 2022

    Great for keeping Lowla much cooler when she’s out running with the hot sun in the upper 80’s and 90’s. She knows enough to stay in the shade.

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