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I love the dog-related graphic tees and tops from RIC by Stacey Lauren.
“Love Rock Live” is the brand’s motto, and each shirt makes a statement.
Stacey Lauren is the entrepreneur and graphic designer behind RIC. The brand is named after her late father Ric who Stacey said will always be an inspiration. She believes he continues to help her in ways he never could.
Dog-themed shirts to help animals!
RIC by SL offers three clothing collections – LOVE, ROCK and LIVE.
The LOVE collection features animal-related designs.
Stacey is quite the dog lover, and a portion of the proceeds from her LOVE collection are donated to the Humane Society of the United States.
“The reason I began designing animal-related graphic tees is so that animal lovers like me can proudly and fashionably display their passion for four-legged creatures,” Stacey said.
Some of the tees have specific messages of adoption and love for breeds, but hopefully each top can be a conversation starter, she said.
My favorite shirts from RIC by SL so far are the tops featuring a cute pitbull with the words “Lover not a fighter.” Ace and I are modeling it for you at the bottom of this post Although Ace is most likely not a pitbull mix, many of his friends are pit mixes.
Stacey owns a rescued pitbull mix named Theo.
“I love him immensely, and he has taught me so much about what it really means to rescue a dog,” she said.
While she would love to say Theo is perfectly behaved and the ideal representation of a lovable pitbull (and he is very lovable), she said he has many issues.
Theo is very fearful, she said. He was probably taken from his littermates at a very young age. He was a stray, and he may have been abused. He has developed a territorial aggression, which is clearly fear-based as he shakes and cries whenever the door bell rings.
“I do not blame any of this on his breed, but rather his circumstances,” Stacey said. “He is a learning experience for me, and I cannot wait to rescue more pitbulls.”
It is important that no matter what breed you decide to rescue that you are prepared to help the dog through any issues he may come with, she said.
In addition to the “Lover not a fighter” graphic, other dog-related designs from RIC include paw prints or various dog breeds.
I love “the golden life” shirt with a golden retriever and the “guardian” shirt with a German shepherd. Other designs feature the doberman, the Chihuahua, the bull dog and others. I’m hoping to see a design featuring big, black lab mixes at some point!
The ROCK and LIVE collections
Additional graphic designs are available through RIC’s ROCK and LIVE collections.
The ROCK collection features music-related designs and helps raise funds for kids’ music programs across America. I am a band geek at heart, and I truly appreciate these designs.
The LIVE collection features inspirational sayings such as “hakuna matata,” and proceeds from these shirts are donated to The Adventure Project to help fight extreme poverty.
RIC by SL coupon code
I hope you will visit RIC by SL on Etsy! I think you will love the designs as much as I do. Check out some of the designs below, and don’t forget to use the coupon code THATMUTT to save 15% off your order!
Win a free shirt from RIC by SL
RIC by SL is offering a free “Lover not a fighter” v-neck unisex tee to one lucky That Mutt reader. You will be able to choose the color and size from the available options.
For your chance to win, please visit RIC by SL’s site. Then leave a comment below telling me what other RIC designs you like. I will select one winner at random Feb. 12 and notify the winner by email and in the comments of this post. Must have a U.S. mailing address to win.
Ace and I thought we would pretend we are models, too!
Don’t forget to check out the original post to enter to win!