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Note from shop owner 4 Paws of Gold is taking a short break until after the holidays. Woof!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 20, 2021

4 Paws of Gold is taking a short break until after the holidays. Woof!

sj Damato

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About 4PawsOfGold

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On Etsy since 2012

4 Paws of Gold - Art with a Heart

Hello, I'm Sharon! I grew up in Noank, Connecticut – a quaint little shoreline community and have always loved the beach, the sea and all it’s beauty. I also LOVE dogs…

Quite a few years ago I started volunteering with a Golden Retriever Rescue group where I adopted my Golden girl “Maggie”. As I observed these beautiful rescued Goldens I knew I had to paint them. I combined my love for Goldens, the beach and the sea and began the “Salty Paws Beach Sign” series and opened my Etsy Shop. I like to refer to the dogs in my paintings as “everyone’s Goldens”! If you sniff around my shop, you will also see I offer other painting themes on wood, coasters, ornaments and prints.

Since I opened my shop, I have received many requests to paint other breeds and have enjoyed doing so as I love ALL dogs. There are so many other breeds it is difficult to have an inventory so I paint these as custom orders - if you have another breed and would like a wooden sign, please ask. Please note I do NOT do portraits.

I still do volunteer work for the Rescue – I paint their annual holiday cards and also donate many of my paintings to them to be sold. I also donate a portion of all sales to the Rescue - Art with a heart.

Thanks so much for visiting my shop! Oh and by the way - in 2015 I just adopted a new Golden from the rescue! Her name is Tiki and she is vision impaired and she is always at my side!

I knew it when I saw that face,
I knew it from the start;
I knew that dog with 4 Paws of Gold,
Would prance in to my heart! sjDamato/2014

Shop members

  • sj Damato



  • All Handmade by Me

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    All Handmade by ME!

  • Maggie and Tiki


    My Golden Girl Maggie and vision impaired Golden Girl Tiki - always at my feet while I am painting!

  • Me with Bill Bomster

    Scallop Shell Provider!

    Bill Bomster, famous for the "Bomster Scallops" of Stonington Seafood Harvesters, provides me with Scallops Shells for my ornaments. These scallops are fantastic!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2017
Thank you for shopping 4 Paws of Gold! I donate a percentage of profit to Golden Retriever Rescue "Golden Rescue South Florida". Please review each item to see the percentage donated for that particular item.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 5 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If a product is damaged from shipping, I must be notified within 3 days of delivery with a description and picture of damage. I will either refund you or will resend the product. PLEASE READ BELOW AS TO WHAT IS REFUNDABLE AND WHAT IS NOT REFUNDABLE:

Wooden Beach and other Wooden Signs: Since they are to resemble aged signs, refunds will NOT be given unless there is damage from actual shipping (for instance, the wood has been cracked from shipping).The wooden beach signs are meant to be worn and weathered. They will have holes in them, knots in the wood, minor chips in the wood, minor cracks, minor bow to the wood, etc. This is the nature of wood. I do my best to show the wood imperfections in the pictures I display. The other wood signs will also not be perfect as it is wood and wood is just not perfect - but isn't that the beauty of wood?!

Tile Coasters: Refund will be given if item is damaged during shipping. I create the tile coasters by hand and do my best to make them as perfect as humanly possible. However, there may be slight imperfections as they are not "manufactured" - again, they are done by hand and therefore may have some minor "character". That is the nature of handmade!

All other items: If seller is returning a product because you are unhappy with it, seller is responsible for cost of shipping back to me. I will refund the product fully (not the shipping or percentage that went to animal rescue) once I receive the product and the product has not been damaged. Please take a picture of the product before shipping to me so that I can see it is in received condition before sending back to me.

For all products: The percentage of the sale that was donated to animal rescue is NON-REFUNDABLE. Product where 100% of profit goes to animal rescue is NON-REFUNDABLE. Custom orders are also NON-REFUNDABLE, unless damaged has occurred during shipping.
If you are purchasing multiple items, please let me know as I most likely can do better on the shipping cost if I can ship items together. If I am able to ship multiple items together at a lower cost, I will reimburse the over amount to you after purchase through your payment method. Also, where I have fixed costs for shipping, if the item is less to ship based on your location, I will refund you some shipping costs through your method of payment.

Wood beach signs are shipped Priority Mail. All other items (cards, ornaments, prints, etc.) are shipped via US Mail - First Class or International First Class.

The packaging for the wood signs are "handmade" and are meant to protect the painting. I can't purchase a box that they will fit perfect in so please excuse my "not so pretty" shipping - my goal is to protect the painting. I also try to use as much recycled material as possible for all shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I receive many requests from rescue organizations through out the US asking me to donate my products for charity events, auctions, etc. I wish I could help all rescue organizations, but unfortunately I can't - I really wish I could - but I can't. I have therefore chosen the rescue I know and love who rescued my Golden Retrievers Maggie and Tiki - Golden Rescue South Florida.