Tyson & Harley

The Shed Defender Story

I came up with the idea for the Shed Defender back in 2011 because my St. Bernard Harley was shedding everywhere and there was no way to contain it. There were tumble weeds of hair in my car and all over my apartment. I tried every product on the market and nothing worked so I decided to come up with something completely different.

My goal was to develop a onesie that went on the dog so that I could contain Harley’s hair effectively and safely. My mom sewed the first model and from there I spent years perfecting the Shed Defender, testing out different fabrics and designs. Harley wore the Shed Defender around town and family, friends and fellow dog lovers kept asking where they could get one of their own.

The feedback and requests I got inspired me to launch the website and offer the Shed Defender to dog lovers everywhere!


Tyson Walters
- Tyson Walters, CEO and Founder

Paw It Forward

Shed Defender is a family business committed to supporting animals who need a little extra love! Through our Paw it Forward program we are donating a portion of sales to different animal shelters, rescue centers and adoption organizations. Our first shelter is Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue which is dedicated to helping furry friends find their forever homes.

If you have an animal rescue group or shelter you think Shed Defender should support through our Paw it Forward program, let us know! Contact us today.