Dolly Parton has always loved dogs and there is no doubt about that. More than 60 years after the release of her first album called “Puppy Love,” the 76-year-old country star debuts Doggy Parton, a line of clothing, accessories and toys for pets.
“My love for dogs is stronger than ever,” Parton said in a statement. “This inspired me to start my own line of Doggy Parton clothing, accessories, toys and more with a little ‘Dolly’ flair.”
In collaboration with SportPet Designs, the 20+ items in the collection include everything from gingham clothing – like a dress, western collar shirt, bandana, collar and leash set and harness – to cowboy outfits, squeaky toys and a blonde wig.
Billy The Kid, the puppy of Danny Nozell, Dolly’s manager and now a brand ambassador, promotes the outfits in an Instagram video shared by the singer.
“I will always love you, Dolly Mom. Thank you for my @doggyparton wig and accessories,” the post reads, as the singer appears playfully drying her puppy’s “hair” and the song “I Will Always Love You” plays in the background. ‘.
The French bulldog – and social media influencer – and the singer have always had an unbreakable bond forged from the first time they met, the star’s rep told People magazine in 2020.
Nozell opened an Instagram account for the 3-year-old Frenchie (@btkthefrenchie) after co-workers repeatedly spoke about the canine’s cuteness. Billy’s profile is filled with photos of him napping, playing, eating, and attending meetings with the manager. Until now, Billy has accumulated more than 40,000 followers on his profile.
A portion of the proceeds from Dolly and Billy’s project will go to Willa B. Farms, a Nashville-based animal rescue organization, “where animals in need find unending love,” Dolly said. And she added, “Don’t we all need it?”