You’ve Gotta Check Out The Italian Greyhound App From Iggy Joey

Iggy Joey is back…in emoji form!

By Erin Kirkpatrick

Odds are, if you’ve ever received a text message or a digital message of sorts and weren’t sure how to respond with the written word, you responded with an emoji or spammed the receiver with a smattering of them. Emojis are basically picture files of places, foods, facial expression, weather and animals, etc that you can send when words aren’t cutting it. If you looked at my phone’s “Frequently Used” emoji tab, you’d see that my go-to emojis include the red heard, the flexing arm, the “speak no evil” monkey, and the unimpressed emoji. After seeing the IggyMoji app, I’m ready to fill my emoji tab with pictures of Iggy Joey, the world’s most fashionable Italian Greyhound.

Get Leashed Magazine sat down with Iggy Joey and her mom Lyndal to learn more about the #1 emoji app for Italian Greyhound lovers!


Credit: Instagram / @iggyjoey

PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, THE IGGYMOJI APP, AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE IT?

My name is Lyndal and I am Iggy Joey’s human. Or she is my dog. The lines are kind of blurred at this point. I have lived in Toronto for the last five years and call Queen West home. Iggy Joey just turned 3 and to celebrate we released IggyMoji, an emoji app featuring her and some of her Italian Greyhound friends! It actually wasn’t my idea to do the app! I received an email suggesting it and loved the idea. I’d been wanting to make something fun with Iggy Joey for a while and this was the perfect idea.


Credit: Instagram / @iggyjoey

HOW DID IGGY JOEY COME INTO YOUR LIFE, AND HOW DID SHE GET INVOLVED WITH FASHION?

Iggy Joey came into my life two and a half years ago just before winter. She was a very skinny little puppy and was cold even in August. I found a place to order some warm onesies online and improvised with old sweaters until they arrived. Her onesies arrived and they were all a little big and ridiculous so I posted pictures on the Internet. People thought she looked hilarious. Eventually as she gained a following, people started sending her nicer clothing and her fashion career began!


Credit: Instagram / @iggyjoey

DO YOU COLLABORATE WITH IGGY JOEY ON FASHION CHOICES, OR IS THAT ALL IGGY JOEY? OUR READERS WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHERE YOU GET IGGY JOEY’S OUTFITS!

In the public eye, Iggy Joey is very fabulous! She wears pearls, button-up shirts, and very chic turtlenecks. At home or in private, she prefers to be comfortable and spends a great deal of time nude. I would say her wardrobe is a collaboration. It is always very clear if Iggy Joey doesn’t like something she’s wearing. She definitely doesn’t like hats or anything on her head; although, she will tolerate a head scarf occasionally. Most clothing she is happy to wear and will strut around if it is comfortable. A lot of Iggy Joey’s clothing is made to fit by Italian Greyhound clothing designers with the intention of keeping her warm in winter! She has a few other generic fun items which she will wear for photos or at an event as long as it’s comfortable 🙂

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