LoveAtFirstBark

Unique, Creative & Customized Gifts For Pet Lovers

Moline, Illinois · 1451 Sales

LoveAtFirstBark

Unique, Creative & Customized Gifts For Pet Lovers

Moline, Illinois 1451 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(293)

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Elizabeth

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Announcement   Unique, handcrafted gifts for pet lovers. Find custom designs in your favorite breeds of dogs, cats, horses, and many other animals! Almost all items can be personalized! Get 10% OFF NOW - Paste into your browser: http://eepurl.com/bM5lSX. This link will take you to my official CLUB CANINE where you'll automatically be in the know when secret coupons, new products and more are revealed!

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Last updated on Jan 20, 2018

Unique, handcrafted gifts for pet lovers. Find custom designs in your favorite breeds of dogs, cats, horses, and many other animals! Almost all items can be personalized! Get 10% OFF NOW - Paste into your browser: http://eepurl.com/bM5lSX. This link will take you to my official CLUB CANINE where you'll automatically be in the know when secret coupons, new products and more are revealed!

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(293)
ddmull88

ddmull88 on Jun 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This turned out more beautiful than I imagined. I had purchased this for a friend when her sweet Zorro was diagnosed with cancer. It wasn't long before Zorro crossed the Rainbow Bridge and my friend was moved to tears when she received it. I had contacted the vendor because initially she only had a short-haried dachshund photo in her store. I inquired if she had a long-haired dachshund design. Within 2 hours she had created a long-haired dachshund. I was beyond grateful and excited that she did this for me. Loved this personal touch from a fellow animal lover.

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About

Handmade products for pet parents who love their fur babies and want the world to know it!

Love At First Bark started over 25 years ago with my German shepherd, Beckett. I fell in love and soon found myself searching for clothing and home decor items featuring my favorite dog breed. What I discovered were limited designs and products that weren't always well made. Being an artist at heart, I decided to use photos of my own dogs (because you can never stop at one), as well as purchase and learn a few graphic design programs. I soon found that my designs really resonated with the German shepherd community so I began the process of expanding the breeds I offered. Researching online outlets led me to Etsy and the launching of Love At First Bark Designs.

Our products aren’t mass-produced in China, and I am happy to say that we do not use any third party printers or mass manufacturers to make any of our products. Each and every item you see in the store is meticulously designed, printed, sublimated and shipped by me in our studio using the highest quality inks and materials. Our mission is to create handcrafted products pet lovers will be proud to use themselves or give as gifts to fellow pet parents.

No matter if you have German Shepherds, Boxers, Doodles (or even a cat or bunny), our products will have you recalling the time you first looked at your pet and realized it was Love At First Bark!

Shop members

  • Elizabeth

    Owner

    LoveAtFirstBark is truly a work of love. It's me, myself, and I. I design, create, pack and ship each item you see in my store!

  • Hasko

    Design Inspiration 1

    Hasko was one our first models. Handsome and masculine, his face was featured on sweatshirts, ornaments and more.

  • Ryker

    Design Inspiration 2

    Ryker was our "pretty boy." He was beautiful as a baby and continued to be our go to guy whenever we wanted a stunning headshot for a greeting card, ornament or tote.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jan 31, 2018
Frequently asked questions

REFUND POLICY

Unless an error has been made on our side, all sales are final. If we've made an error, we'll happily send out a corrected order to you at no charge.

If placing a personalized order, it is your responsibility to check for spelling errors as the exact wording you provide is copied and pasted into a design to lessen any errors by re-typing.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to send an email. Email is checked frequently and if you read customer feedback, you'll become aware that we're known for quick response times. At LoveAtFirstBark we want you to be happy with your order so if you're not sure about anything, just ask! :)

Please send any correspondence through Etsy to make sure we receive your message.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Each item is separately printed, sublimated, packaged and inspected for vibrancy and clarity. You will never receive a blurry or low quality product.

ADDRESS ISSUES

Items are mailed to the address you provide at the time of purchase. PLEASE, PLEASE check to see if your item is going where you want it to. We are not responsible for addresses that haven’t been updated in Etsy accounts or you suddenly want to ship to an address not associated with your Etsy account.

ITEM SHOWS DELIVERED BUT NOT RECEIVED: Check with neighbors and others in the household. If an apartment, check with the property management office.

Call your local PO with the tracking number and check with your mail carrier.

If package is still not found and mailbox is not secure (keyed lock), then fill out the postal theft form at USPS.com. I cannot be held responsible for items marked delivered.

PRIORITY MAIL DELIVERY

Priority mail service states that packages will arrive within 2-3 days. However, there are no guarantees that it will arrive in that time frame; especially during holidays. No shipping refund will be issued for packages that arrive later than the 2-3 day time frame. Please contact your post office for Priority Mail questions and refunds.

WHO CREATES YOUR DESIGNS?

All designs are Love At First Bark originals. We don't copy other peoples' work. Instead, we spend lots of time seeking fresh inspiration that can be used to showcase the special relationship pet parents have with their fur babies.

CAN MY PRODUCT BE PERSONALIZED? CAN MY MUG BE LEFT- OR RIGHT-HANDED?

Absolutely! Customers love the fact most of the items found at Love At First Bark can be personalized to include a dog's name, represent multiple-dog households or use specific colors.

Can I get my mug right-handed or left-handed?

Certainly! Designs are typically placed so they show with the handle on the left (as show in listing photos). If you would like this reversed, simply add that in the "notes to seller" and we'll be happy to switch the placement.

CAN I REQUEST AN ANIMAL YOU DON'T CURRENTLY OFFER?

Certainly! Although we try to stock the most popular animals/breeds, we don't have every. single. one. If you're looking for another breed, we (a) may already have it ready to go so we can create a listing for you or (b) we'll work to see if it's a breed we can add to our collection. The more interest there is on a specific breed, the better idea we have that it's something we should add to our current selections. When in doubt, convo us- we love hearing from you!

DO YOU REALLY MAKE ALL YOUR OWN PRODUCTS?

Every product sold at Love At First Bark is created, designed, and produced by us using the highest quality inks and materials. We also carefully prepare, package and ship your items ourselves from our Midwest studio. We do not use any third party printers nor mass manufacturers to make our products. We are truly a 100% handmade business!