HelpfulHound

Helpful Hound Custom Pet Accessories

Ottawa, Canada · 327 Sales

HelpfulHound

Helpful Hound Custom Pet Accessories

Ottawa, Canada 327 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(86)

Announcement   Cut-Off dates for guarenteed Holiday/Xmas orders to:
International - December 7th
USA - December 10th
Canada - December 18th
Local - December 22nd

Hi and welcome to Helpful Hound, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

I began my pet accessory business in Early 2010. It began as a charity fundraising giveaway for the SPCA, and quickly became more than I ever expected. Within days I had custom requests keeping me busy for months.

I continue to donate to numerous local rescue organizations, and recently in 2014, I expanded this to include 2 English Pointer Rescues based in the USA after adopting the sweetest little English Pointer from Tennessee in late 2013. Aura and her older brother Piper (also an English Pointer, and the original inspiration for my logo) are my models and work collegues.

I specialize in creating durable & unique Dog Bandanas, Collaramas, Collar Bands, Bowtie Bands, Tug Toys (I call my design a Tug-A-Roo), Crate Pads, Pet Bedrolls, Coats and just about any dog item you can dream up! If you don't see exactly what your looking for in my inventory, I'll be happy to create a custom listing. Simply send me a message including what you are looking for, the size, colour and we'll go from there.

I am a 1-woman show, however I do try my best to be prompt completing orders. My time lines are very reasonable. If a RUSH is needed on your order, please message me to ensure I can complete it on time, and so I can adjust the shipping costs. I will of course communicate any delays (especially around the holidays). Our home is my office, and it is 100% smoke-free, yet pet friendly of course...I am pretty meticulous, however appologies for any orders that may contain a random white Pointer hair I might have missed!

I won't cut corners on materials or construction. I often use Licenced Character fabric, and designer fabrics from Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake (among others). ALL my cotton & cotton blend fabric is prewashed. 100% polyester, fleece and plush are not, as there is no possibility of shrinkage of these fibers. I dont scrimp with cheap batting or interfacing. My products ARE MADE CAREFULLY WITH LOVE AND METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL. I put all my effort into ensuring you get a unique, well made, durable product.

For only $5.00, I can customize your item with machine embroidery for a lasting, beautiful personal touch. Your embroidery will be done PRIOR to assembly, so your item will ALWAYS remain fully reversible. I have almost 100 embroidery colours to choose from, and many fonts available as well.
I will soon be updating my options as I recently purchased several additional fully licenced fonts. My embroidery thread is high quality, super silky and vibrant. Usually I stick with polyester threads, however for sake of design I do occasionally use Rayon.

All Dog Bandanas are available in specific neck sizes with either Velcro or Snap closures. Collaramas, Collar Bands and Bowtie Bands all fit over your pet's existing collar. I can also make these with velcro to fit over martingale style collars on request.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 18, 2017

Cut-Off dates for guarenteed Holiday/Xmas orders to:
International - December 7th
USA - December 10th
Canada - December 18th
Local - December 22nd

Hi and welcome to Helpful Hound, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

I began my pet accessory business in Early 2010. It began as a charity fundraising giveaway for the SPCA, and quickly became more than I ever expected. Within days I had custom requests keeping me busy for months.

I continue to donate to numerous local rescue organizations, and recently in 2014, I expanded this to include 2 English Pointer Rescues based in the USA after adopting the sweetest little English Pointer from Tennessee in late 2013. Aura and her older brother Piper (also an English Pointer, and the original inspiration for my logo) are my models and work collegues.

I specialize in creating durable & unique Dog Bandanas, Collaramas, Collar Bands, Bowtie Bands, Tug Toys (I call my design a Tug-A-Roo), Crate Pads, Pet Bedrolls, Coats and just about any dog item you can dream up! If you don't see exactly what your looking for in my inventory, I'll be happy to create a custom listing. Simply send me a message including what you are looking for, the size, colour and we'll go from there.

I am a 1-woman show, however I do try my best to be prompt completing orders. My time lines are very reasonable. If a RUSH is needed on your order, please message me to ensure I can complete it on time, and so I can adjust the shipping costs. I will of course communicate any delays (especially around the holidays). Our home is my office, and it is 100% smoke-free, yet pet friendly of course...I am pretty meticulous, however appologies for any orders that may contain a random white Pointer hair I might have missed!

I won't cut corners on materials or construction. I often use Licenced Character fabric, and designer fabrics from Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake (among others). ALL my cotton & cotton blend fabric is prewashed. 100% polyester, fleece and plush are not, as there is no possibility of shrinkage of these fibers. I dont scrimp with cheap batting or interfacing. My products ARE MADE CAREFULLY WITH LOVE AND METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL. I put all my effort into ensuring you get a unique, well made, durable product.

For only $5.00, I can customize your item with machine embroidery for a lasting, beautiful personal touch. Your embroidery will be done PRIOR to assembly, so your item will ALWAYS remain fully reversible. I have almost 100 embroidery colours to choose from, and many fonts available as well.
I will soon be updating my options as I recently purchased several additional fully licenced fonts. My embroidery thread is high quality, super silky and vibrant. Usually I stick with polyester threads, however for sake of design I do occasionally use Rayon.

All Dog Bandanas are available in specific neck sizes with either Velcro or Snap closures. Collaramas, Collar Bands and Bowtie Bands all fit over your pet's existing collar. I can also make these with velcro to fit over martingale style collars on request.

Krissy Leroux

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asgoldlist

asgoldlist on Jun 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Seller really worked for me to make sure the product fit perfectly !

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For the love of dogs!

Hi and welcome to Helpful Hound, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

I began my pet accessory business in Early 2010. It all began as a charity fundraising giveaway for the SPCA that Piper (My handsome English Pointer) and I attended to help raise funds and awareness for shelter dogs. It quickly became more than we ever expected. Within days I had custom requests keeping me busy for months.

In 2011, I began making Tug-A-Roos (Conceptualized trying to keep my chew-monster busy with something that Didn't have stuffing), and in 2012 I added, Coats, Crate pads and Bedrolls to the expanding product list. I continue to donate to numerous local rescue organizations. In late 2013 I rescued another beautiful English Pointer pup (Aura) from TN, USA and in 2014 I expanded my donations to include 2 English Pointer Rescues based in the USA. Later that year I began making Character-based collar & leashes.

In November of 2015 I raised money (with the help of an incredible English Pointer on-line community!) and flew to South Korea to rescue 2 English Pointers from the meat market (Gunner & Gemma). I donated many goodies for The Wizards of Hope Shelter...many of the dogs had never had a ball or toy to play with! I volunteered for 5 days at the shelter during my stay - I cleaned runs, helped socialize, feed and comfort many dogs. It was an eye-opening, yet incredible experience. I returned to Canada 2 Pointers richer! Lovable Gunner now lives in Illinois, USA with his new family and best bud, Pointer Molly, and sweet Gemma...well she's still here with us...between her, Piper and Aura, I always have a Pointer glued to me!

I specialize in creating durable & unique Collars, Leashes, Bandanas, Collaramas, Collar Bands, Tug Toys, Crate Pads, Pet Bedrolls, Coats and just about any dog item you can dream up! If you don't see exactly what your looking for in my inventory, I'll be happy to create a custom listing. Simply send me a message including what you are looking for, the size, colour and we'll go from there.

For only $5.00, I can customize your item with machine embroidery for a lasting, beautiful personal touch. I have almost 100 embroidery colours to choose from, and several fonts available as well.

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