Operation Pets Alive 501(C)3 all volunteer non profit

Texas, United States · 581 Sales


Operation Pets Alive 501(C)3 all volunteer non profit

Texas, United States 581 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Operation Pets Alive !

Proceeds directly benefit the homeless dogs and cats in Montgomery County Texas.

Shop here for your year round gift giving needs for yourself as well as the pets and people in your life. The shop is updated with quality, fresh new things regularly.

Last updated on Sep 23, 2016

Operation Pets Alive !

Proceeds directly benefit the homeless dogs and cats in Montgomery County Texas.

Shop here for your year round gift giving needs for yourself as well as the pets and people in your life. The shop is updated with quality, fresh new things regularly.


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5 out of 5 stars

kats1104 on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love my new pet toys. Unfortunately they go in Christmas stockings so we'll have to wait for the pets to review.

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Non profit 501c3 all volunteer pet rescue based in The Woodlands, TX

OPERATION PETS ALIVE - Clear and simple - an all volunteer non profit pet welfare organization that operates 100% on donations. We do not receive government funds or grants. We do not have a shelter. We operate with a vigorous foster program.

Our expenses include obvious things such as vet bills, spay/neuter, foods, medicines, lab tests, adoption tents, cat TNR traps, crates, fans, tables, chairs, office supplies, printed materials, pet food, bowls, litter, and many more important support items and services. We have tremendous ground and air transportation costs for our Pups on Trucks, Flight for Life, Kittens with Wings, Puppies with Wings programs too !!! We are blessed to have some items donated to us from the general public and businesses such as pet foods, crates, toys etc which we are extremely grateful for. Proof that it really does 'take a village'.

So in the spirit of fundraising for our homeless dogs and cats, some of our volunteers banded together to donate their time to craft items with donated goods. THANKS for stopping to see our unique, sparkly, soft, quirky, quality items. We try to have something for everyone - humans and pets alike. We hope to be your favorite place to come and shop when you need to buy gifts for 'thank you' to your pet sitter, or a housewarming for your neighbor. Christmas has proven to be a very busy time for us here on etsy so please shop EARLY ....

DONATIONS are always welcome via paypal through our website www.operationpetsalive.org

check out photos and bios of the volunteers that help with our etsy experience.

Shop members

    Owner, NON PROFIT 501c3, Volunteers 200+ Strong In All Capacities

    Non Profit 501c3 all volunteer pet welfare organization based in The Woodlands, TX

  • Susan

    OPA Etsy Admin, Local & Etsy Crafting, Occasional Babysitting Foster

    Sewing, painting, beading, crafting, OPA Etsy admin & shipping orders. Susan helps OPA fosters that need a babysitter for foster cat(s) when foster needs to travel for work or vacation. So here kitty kitty, watch Susan babysit.

  • Poppy

    Local & Etsy Sewing, Crafting And Fostering, Volunteer & Local Fundraising

    Poppy fosters PUPPIES for local adoption, PUPS on TRUCKS and FLIGHT for LIFE programs. Poppy is super creative with quality work. She and her husband organize a fundraising & community awareness event for OPA at our local college. THANK YOU !!!

  • Barbara

    Local & Etsy Crafting, Active Foster & Interfaces With Community, Volunteer And Interfaces With Local Shelter

    Sewing, crafting, general guidance & crafting inspiration. She crafts for local & etsy. Barbara also fosters dogs for local adopton, PUPS on TRUCKS and FLIGHT for LIFE Transport. She is visible & active all around OPA and our community.

  • Elizabeth

    Volunteer, Gofundme Fundraising Admin & Calendar Fundraising, Local And Etsy Crafting Fundraising & FOSTER Too

    sewing, crafting, creative items for Etsy & local fundraising. She is the force behind many fundraising campaigns with video/storytelling, calendar, gofundme etc. OPA is glad to have her all around talent and creativity. She fosters too!!

  • Sharon H

    Local And Etsy Sewing, Crafting And Fostering

    Sharon fosters dogs and puppies for local adoption, PUPS on TRUCKS and FLIGHT for LIFE transport. She loves to sew and creates many goodies mostly our fabulous 7 layer pot holders !! Glad she is on our team OPA ETSY. We love her versatility.

  • Terry

    Communications/Marketing, Promotes OPA Etsy Via Facebook, Facebook Administrator

    Terry is OPA's Facebook administrator, marketing and communications lead for OPA. She features our shop on OPA's facebook. Buyers send us photos of one of our toys or mats being used by their pet. We love those stories. www.facebook.com/OPATexas

  • Dawn

    Crafting - Sewing, Crafting - Knitting

    Dawn sews the hanging towels & knits the cotton wash cloths for OPA. Take a look at her doggie neckties too. Her items are for local & etsy fundraising. She is 89 years young and OPA is thankful for her contribution.

  • Mary Lynn

    Volunteer, Beading And Craft Prep, Occassional Foster

    Beading - and oh my gosh - luscious eye candy kind of stuff. Talented & creative. Helps with prepping some pet bed supplies . Some cat toys have crossed her path too. She also helps w/ 'behind the scenes efforts' all around OPA, THANKS Mary Lynn

  • Lisa

    Crafting Volunteer

    Lisa lends a hand with crafting stretchy braided dog tug toys, coffee cup cozies and other sewn items for OPA fundraising. All items are especially popular at our local events too. Some of her goods are here on OPA's Etsy too. Take a look.

  • Lori S

    Foster, Crafting Volunteer, PUPS On TRUCKS Foster

    Lori is steadfast in her fostering with OPA, local adoptions as well as PUPS on TRUCKS and FLIGHT for LIFE transports. Mostly dogs and sometimes cats. She was eager to help crochet cat toys and recruited & trained others too! THANK YOU LORI !

  • Anja

    Foster, Crafting Volunteer, Event Coordinator And Photographer

    Anja has been fostering with OPA for several years favoring large breed dogs. She helps make cat toys for our etsy shop and local events. She participates in our PUPS on TRUCKS and FLIGHT FOR LIFE transports. Thanks for joining the craft team.

  • Diane

    Crafting Volunteer, Helper At Adoption Events, Animal Lover

    Diane was introduced to OPA by Anja to help crochet the cat toys for our etsy shop and local fundraising venues. She also helps at adoption events too!! THANK YOU Diane for coming forward to help out. All animal lovers gotta stick together !


    Volunteer Crafter

    Crafting knitted washcloths - introduced to OPA by Dawn. thank you Claire for your time and contribution to OPA's ongoing fundraising efforts

Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2016
Animal lovers unite ... shop with us and money begins working immediately helping homeless dogs and cats of Montgomery County, TX.

We have unique items, priced just right and in a MOSTLY ala-carte format. YOU get to choose your own item mixing and matching. You choose which potholder you want to go with that hanging towel and also find the right washcloth set that rounds out the grouping.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Most items will ship US Postal, however, several factors may indicate to us that UPS is the best shipment method. If you have any questions, please send convo.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you really really really don't like the item that you purchased and prefer to send it back, please let us know by sending convo email.

We will work with you.

We are a non profit group so listing, selling, shipping fees would be hard for us to refund, but let's talk together and see what we need to do.

SPECIAL or customized orders are not returnable or refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs

https://www.facebook.com/OPATexas ( we have great stories all the time !!! )

PLEASE add us to your FAVORITE shops on Etsy and then head over to Facebook and 'like' an item or two. If you help us spread the word of our store then that means we have the potential to raise even more funds to help our homeless dogs and cats.

THANK YOU so much for poking around on our Etsy store and finding out more about us and our mission !!!!

More information

Last updated on Sep 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Most items are customizable to other sizes. Specifically speaking about our pet beds/mats. If the fabric is still available the answer is generally 'yes' . There are some instances related to size that we are not prepared to handle. Give us a chance to see what you are wanting to have made.

Custom and personalized orders

We like to 'think outside the box' and will work on unique items or special sizes/fabrics as best we can. Give us a chance to see if your item is something we are able to handle - please send us a request to start the discussion

Custom orders will then have a special listing done. We will email you a link to your special order so you can review the details and ask any questions prior to you making the purchase.

We are an 'in stock' shop so special orders will have a longer delivery and you will be quoted the estimated time to produce your order.

Payment in full will be required prior to starting your special/custom order.

Custom orders are non-refundable as they are your unique requirement

Care instructions

Washing instructions for our petbeds/mats will be included in the shipment. The beds/mats are very very washable and dry-able and will last for a very long time. If you have any concerns about the quality or care of our pet beds beds prior to your purchase please send us a 'convo' we welcome the discussion

machine washable and ready to go - touch up with light iron at your personal choice

- Those without catnip ok to wash and dry
- those with catnip we discourage machine washing

- braided tug toys, machine wash gentle and air dry (low dryer ok)

Other items (items change a lot, if concerned about a specific item, please ask)

Gift wrapping and packaging

Oh yes we can !

At this time we offer a free gift wrap with simple card if requested. We use a simple single color wrapping or kraft paper and generally tied with twine. Simple small card with inscription as you instruct.

We can drop ship your item to any of the 48 mainland states as long as you provide all instructions via comments in your order

Wholesale availability

Not at this time

What if I need more of an item than is listed

Send us a convo and let's start the discussion. Many times we can do additional quantities of something you want to purchase. It is best to probably ask the question prior to your purchase of the item you see and want. However if you were to think we CAN NOT provide more and you really want the item anyway, then by all means go ahead and proceed with your purchase so you don't miss out on the one you like.

Do you offer embroidery ??

Not at this time.

Shipping and packaging tidbit info for buyer

We love to recycle. It makes sense to us.

As a result we ship all goodies in recycled containers. By reusing a container it is the best form of recycling. We print on economy mode and use obsolete labels when we can.

So what this really means is we are trying to be good stewards of our environment and also - every dime not spent on a spiffy new container, well, then that just leaves more funds for the critters.

Is OPERATION PETS ALIVE a person or a business?

Operation Pets Alive is a certified non profit pet welfare organization based in The Woodlands,Tx inside Montgomery County Texas. We operate with 100% volunteer fosters for the dogs and cats under our care.

Website: www.operationpetsalive.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OPATexas

This Etsy venue provides an ongoing fundraising effort to help fund vetting and all related expenses associated with ultimate adoption of these pets.

If I am local can i save on shipping by picking up items

Generally yes ... If logistics allow. Otherwise shipping fees are fair and reasonable for us to ship your goodies