HoundMadeGifts

Handmade gifts for pets & their people

San Diego, California | 122 Sales

HoundMadeGifts

Handmade gifts for pets & their people

San Diego, California 122 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   *As the holidays approach, please take note of shipping and ordering deadlines!!*

In order to ensure your item arrives by Christmas Day, please be sure to place your ready-to-ship order by December 18th (for Domestic US).

For custom orders, such as dog ornaments & magnets, please place your order by December 15th.

If you are planning on gifting a custom pet portrait this year, the deadline to place your order was NOVEMBER 18th. Custom orders placed after this deadline are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. Please message me for an estimate of when your portrait will be ready to ship.

Thank you for supporting Hound Made Gifts & have a wonderful holiday season!!
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Welcome to Hound Made Gifts, where handmade gifts for the dog and dog lovers of the world are the specialty. My collection has everything from natural pet health & wellness products, to dog themed art and home decor, and even custom made pet portrait paintings!

As the products vary, so do the processing times to handcraft each piece special for you. For your convenience, the most up-to-date processing times are listed below.

Current processing times are:
- 1-2 days for natural grooming products
- 1-2 days for for art prints, ready-to-ship paintings, and greeting cards
- 3-4 days for custom clay ornaments & magnets
- 4-6 weeks for custom pet portrait paintings (all booked for Christmas delivery-- now accepting orders for January-February expected delivery)

All orders ship via USPS first class with tracking, unless otherwise requested.

Have any questions? Never hesitate to message me directly :)

Best,
Abbey (AER)

P.S.
If you haven't yet already, be sure to sign up to my Pup Squad newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date with special sales offers and new products in the shop! :)

Link here:
http://eepurl.com/dwGnN1

Also, you can find me on social media too:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/houndmadegifts/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/houndmadegifts/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HoundMade/

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2018

*As the holidays approach, please take note of shipping and ordering deadlines!!*

In order to ensure your item arrives by Christmas Day, please be sure to place your ready-to-ship order by December 18th (for Domestic US).

For custom orders, such as dog ornaments & magnets, please place your order by December 15th.

If you are planning on gifting a custom pet portrait this year, the deadline to place your order was NOVEMBER 18th. Custom orders placed after this deadline are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. Please message me for an estimate of when your portrait will be ready to ship.

Thank you for supporting Hound Made Gifts & have a wonderful holiday season!!
~~

Welcome to Hound Made Gifts, where handmade gifts for the dog and dog lovers of the world are the specialty. My collection has everything from natural pet health & wellness products, to dog themed art and home decor, and even custom made pet portrait paintings!

As the products vary, so do the processing times to handcraft each piece special for you. For your convenience, the most up-to-date processing times are listed below.

Current processing times are:
- 1-2 days for natural grooming products
- 1-2 days for for art prints, ready-to-ship paintings, and greeting cards
- 3-4 days for custom clay ornaments & magnets
- 4-6 weeks for custom pet portrait paintings (all booked for Christmas delivery-- now accepting orders for January-February expected delivery)

All orders ship via USPS first class with tracking, unless otherwise requested.

Have any questions? Never hesitate to message me directly :)

Best,
Abbey (AER)

P.S.
If you haven't yet already, be sure to sign up to my Pup Squad newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date with special sales offers and new products in the shop! :)

Link here:
http://eepurl.com/dwGnN1

Also, you can find me on social media too:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/houndmadegifts/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/houndmadegifts/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HoundMade/

Abigail

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About

For the Love of Dogs!

Hound Made is unique in that every product is dog-themed & handmade by me, from start to finish. This includes acrylic pet portrait paintings, magnets and novelty items, punny greeting cards, colorful art prints, and even grooming aids like toothpaste and bath bombs!

The grooming aids have been the most recent addition to my product line, and perhaps the most close to my heart at this time, so I would like to discuss them in a bit more detail.

The inspiration for them was my 4 lb long haired chihuahua, Gigi. She had a horrible reaction to a popular topical flea medication, and I felt an incredible amount of guilt for unintentionally putting her through so much pain. I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice, so I began to re-think not only what I was putting into her body, but also was I was putting on it on a regular basis during bath time.

I looked at the labels of all her shampoos and conditioners, and I was overwhelmed by the long lists of barely recognizable 7 syllable words. I started doing my own research and going through the list, one by one, and to my surprise, the majority of the ingredients were hotly debated in terms of their safety and use on animals. But this wasn’t just an isolated case-- I was struggling to find anything on the market that only had ingredients that I felt fully comfortable with using.

The helicopter dog mom in me didn’t want a “maybe”when it came to my dog’s safety -- I wanted a resounding “YES!”, and I felt the only way to get that would be to have full control over the entire manufacturing process.

So, I started pulling from my previous experiences and skill sets-- a pre-med education, medicinal herb knowledge gained from managing an apothecary, natural cosmetic-making skills learned during an isolated sojourn in Spain-- and I decided I would use this wisdom to develop my own natural grooming products.

In my formulas, I strive to keep the ingredient lists as simple, natural, & safe as possible. This is for the everyday consumer: Everything is pronounceable, everything is easily recognizable, and some ingredients are probably in your kitchen cabinets right now!

Knowing exactly what goes into my products and onto my precious fur baby gives me the peace of mind that I desperately needed after that horrible night with the flea meds. My Hound Made grooming line was made to share that comfort and confidence with other pet parents who wish to feel the same!

Shop members

  • Abigail E. Rowlands

    Owner, Artist

    Living in sunny San Diego and showing in local art fairs and farmers markets on occasions. Come by and say hi sometime! You'll see my initials (AER) on most painted products in the shop :)

  • Gigi

    Muse

    One sweet & spoiled 3 year old Long Coat Chihuahua!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Oct 4, 2018
Frequently asked questions
FAQ for custom Pet Portraits

Q: How long does it take?

A: Custom pet paintings take 1 - 4 weeks to complete, depending on the size and complexity.


Q: How will I get all of my animals to sit for a photo?

A: For paintings featuring more than one animal, it is NOT necessary that you have a picture of the animals together. Individual photos of each pet you'd like to feature will work perfectly fine, and I can paint them all together in the same space.

Q: What if I don't like my portrait?

A: BEFORE I ship your portrait painting, I will send you a picture proof of the finished piece via the email you provide to Etsy at checkout. You will have 1 week to respond & request changes. I'll make any necessary edits so that you are happy :)

Wholesale availability

Please message me directly with inquiries regarding wholesale opportunities :)

A few of the categories available for wholesale at this time are: bath bombs, greeting cards, & art prints. More products may become available in the future.

**please note that I do NOT offer white label services at this time.

How do I know your grooming products are safe to use?

I fully research all ingredients that go into my formulations & only deal with reputable ingredient suppliers. If there is ever any doubt on an ingredients safety with use on dogs (for example, Tea Tree Oil), then I WONT use it. When in doubt, I leave it out. I also keep my formulations as simple & natural as possible.

That said, it is important to be a diligent dog mommy & do your own research as well! I am 100% transparent with my ingredients, so you can be proactive! Ask your vet! Ask your groomer! While you're at it, research the ingredients in your current dog products & see how they fare in comparison.

Please note my products are not intended to cure, treat, or prevent any illnesses; & they are only intended for use on DOGS.

The shipping for my order seems high. Is it correct?

Maybe, maybe not. If you're purchasing more than one item from me, you could qualify for lower shipping costs by combining both products into one box (depending on total weight & dimensions).

If you are ready to check out but unsure about the shipping costs, please send me a message so that I can review your order & give you the most accurate quote for shipping.

If you've already made your purchase-- no worries! When applicable, I always refund any shipping overages of $1+ back to the buyer-- you don't even need to ask :)

Is it too late to cancel my custom Pet Portrait order?

That depends-- have you already emailed me pictures of your beloved fur babies & purchased the listing? If so, then yes, I'm afraid it is too late.

Because these orders take a long time & a few layers of paint, I typically start your order within hours of your purchase. As soon as you send me the reference photos, the transaction is fixed & cannot be canceled.

Conversely, if you've purchased the listing but haven't yet sent me photos of your doggos, then I haven't started your order and you may still cancel.