Helpful Hound Custom Pet Accessories

Ottawa, Canada On Etsy since 2012

1,025 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Helpful Hound Custom Pet Accessories

Ottawa, Canada | 1,025 Sales

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Note from shop owner Currently on Vacation. Helpful Hound will be reopen for orders on August 3rd, 2020.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 28, 2020

Currently on Vacation. Helpful Hound will be reopen for orders on August 3rd, 2020.

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About HelpfulHound

Sales 1,025
On Etsy since 2012

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 suddenly passed away in November 2017 after 2 years with us. She's still here with us in our soul dog forever... Piper and Aura, now have a little Pointer sister named Pepper who came to us after our breeder learned of Gemma's passing. I will 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 $10.00, 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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  • Krissy Leroux

    Owner, Designer

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Last updated on Nov 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

If your pup is between sizes, send me a message and I can downsize as needed.

Care instructions

Polypropylene Collars and Leashes can be machine washed and dried. A delicates bag is recommended.

Nylon or Fabric Collars and Leashes can be washed in a delicates bag, but machine drying is not recommended.

All Tug-A-Roos can be machine washed and dried.

Bowties should be hand washed and air dried.

Bandanas, Collaramas can be machine washed and dried on med heat. A delicates bag is recommended to protect velcro and preserve shape.