Announcement Handcrafted, original dog figurines in many breeds - and custom figurines to make your dog a cartoon character! A portion of proceeds from each one-of-a-kind sculpture supports veterinary care for rescue dogs in need.
Handcrafted, original dog figurines in many breeds - and custom figurines to make your dog a cartoon character! A portion of proceeds from each one-of-a-kind sculpture supports veterinary care for rescue dogs in need.
Kristina Duncan on Dec 28, 2016
This is the third opportunity getting to see her amazing work! Two previous were gifts from my husband and this latest one was for a close friend who's dog passed away. She absolutely loved it! She cried! Thank you soon much for all the details you put into your work! And also, thank you for the quickness.
Bark for joy!
I grew up a dog person (we typically had three in the household at any given time) and always loved drawing cartoons - especially of dogs!
While working for a non-profit cancer center, I was introduced to polymer clay sculpture via a wonderful program called "Bottles of Hope," where volunteers decorated glass chemotherapy vials as gifts for patients, transforming something scary into something beautiful and hopeful. Naturally, I started making cartoon figures - especially dogs! And in-between workshops I began experimenting, making more and more dogs in different breeds - and "Hounds of Hope" was born.
Each "Hounds" figurine is built around a small glass bottle - like a medicine vial - symbolizing the medical care many rescued dogs need on their paths to forever homes. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits the Nevada SPCA's advanced medical fund, bringing hope to animals with critical care needs.
Dogs bring so much joy to our lives - what I love the most about this "hobby gone wild" is hearing dog stories from customers from around the world - sometimes funny, always touching. Creating a custom figurine that captures the spirit of a favorite dog in a 3D cartoon character is so much fun, it's hard to describe!
Happy renaissance woman, writer and public relations pro by trade, and a recovering political operative. Have always loved dogs and cartooning - this project is the 3D intersection of those two joys!
Old English Sheepdog in the desert, best pal.
Hounds of Hope are unique keepsake dog figurines, sculpted from polymer clay. These are whimsical creations - like 3D cartoon characters - designed to reflect the special sparkle, wonder and fun that dogs bring to our lives. Each one-of-a-kind figure is entirely handmade, without the use of paint or molds.
The "Hounds" catalogue includes many breed varieties (and more being added) - but if you don't see your favorite, you can place a "special breed" order.
You can also order a "custom figurine" based on photos of your favorite dog! I'll create an original caricature of your pal that reflects his or her personality, special markings and elements you describe.
Why "Hounds of Hope?" Besides providing a whimsical keepsake for you to enjoy, HOH has a mission of helping rescue dogs in need of veterinary care. Each figure is built around a small bottle similar to a medicine vial, symbolizing the care many dogs need on their paths to loving, forever homes.
Five dollars from every figurine purchase will be contributed to the Nevada SPCA's advanced medical care fund. HOH is proud to support this independent non-profit shelter and the great work they do. Please visit www.nevadaspca.org for more information.
Thank you so much for shopping with Hounds of Hope - here's hoping you find a great collectible to "adopt" and make your own!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Priority Mail means delivery to most U.S. addresses in 2-3 days, but If you need your figurine sooner, please send me a note to arrange. International shipping time varies per location and customs processing time required.
Refunds and Exchanges
Not responsible for damage to figurines once they have been adopted into your home.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: If you don't have my breed, can I order it?
A: Yes, simply select the "special order breed" listing and place your order there.
Q: Can I order a mixed breed dog?
A: Yes, absolutely. Select the "custom figurine based on your dog" listing and place your order there.
Q: How do I order a Hounds of Hope figure based pictures of my dog?
A: Place your order through the "custom figurine" listing. I'll ask you to provide some photos and other information to get the details right and ensure your special sculpture reflects your dog's unique personality as well as his "look."
Q: Can a custom order be placed for a special occasion? (i.e.: birthday)
A: Of course! Please let me know the date of your special occasion and try to provide as much lead time as possible. Will do my best to meet your deadline, but if it's a rush order please understand an additional fee may be required.
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