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Scrappyrat Designs: Animal-Friendly Gifts That Give

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Note from shop owner Note: Animal rescues and animal advocacy organizations interested in receiving donated items for charity auctions and the like are encouraged to leave a message and I'll be happy to get in touch with you. Though the shop is not currently operating, I am still happy to do my best to accommodate requests for gift baskets of my collaged cards and jewelry and other items for auctions, raffles, craft sales, etc. that benefit charities helping animals and protecting them from harm and exploitation. Please leave me a DM and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion.

Scrappy Rat Designs is on indefinite hiatus. Thank you so much for your support! In the ten years of operation, Scrappy Rat Designs has donated more than $6000 to animal charities like For the Love of Rats rescue, Bat World Sanctuary, Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, Farm Bird Sanctuary, GREY2KUSA and so many more. I am forever grateful to the customers, clients, and organizations who I've had the honor of working with through this shop.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 3, 2021

Note: Animal rescues and animal advocacy organizations interested in receiving donated items for charity auctions and the like are encouraged to leave a message and I'll be happy to get in touch with you. Though the shop is not currently operating, I am still happy to do my best to accommodate requests for gift baskets of my collaged cards and jewelry and other items for auctions, raffles, craft sales, etc. that benefit charities helping animals and protecting them from harm and exploitation. Please leave me a DM and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion.

Scrappy Rat Designs is on indefinite hiatus. Thank you so much for your support! In the ten years of operation, Scrappy Rat Designs has donated more than $6000 to animal charities like For the Love of Rats rescue, Bat World Sanctuary, Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, Farm Bird Sanctuary, GREY2KUSA and so many more. I am forever grateful to the customers, clients, and organizations who I've had the honor of working with through this shop.

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About scrappyrat

Sales 997
On Etsy since 2008

Animal Stuff for Animal People: Hand Collaged Pet Themed Gifts That Benefit Animals In Need

I started Scrappy Rat Designs as a way to combine my love of animals with my other loves, writing and crafting. I wanted to provide pet lovers eye catching collaged jewelry as a way to share animal-positive sentiments. I want animal lovers to enjoy sharing their devotion with friends in unique and fun ways, from message pieces to my flutterkitten designs and more.

You can feel good about shopping at Scrappy Rat Designs because every single purchase benefits animal rescue. I donate at least 50% from the sale of every item in my shop which adds up pretty quickly, but there are also designated items you can find throughout the shop with up to 100% of their price donated to animal rescue/advocacy. How can you go wrong with that? One of those items is my Yummy for Dogs Cookbook for Canines! It's got nearly 100 pages of healthy, vegan dog treat recipes your dog will love!

Scrappy Rat Designs is the perfect place to find something special for the animal nut in your life, like your friend who takes her dog absolutely *everywhere*, or your vegan in-laws, your pet sitter who always goes above and beyond, the trainer who taught your dog to stop standing on the dining room table, your favorite vet who's always got a pocket full of cat treats, your sister who feeds a feral cat colony, or your boyfriend whose spare bedroom doubles as a shelter for foster rats he takes in from the city pound so her can find a special home for each and every one.

It's also full of things to indulge yourself in, and even some stuff to adorn your pets with. I hope you'll come in and browse. I'm always adding something new!

So, which charities do your purchases benefit? Every two months I choose an animal rescue or advocacy organization to raise donations for, via my sales during that period. See below for this month's group:

2021
March's charity was Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, who does fantastic work helping these little dogs through foster care and adoptions. They received $50.

January/February's charity was For the Love of Rats rescue who received $55 to help the small animals in their care.

2020
November/December's charity was Love-A-Bull rescue, who received $100 to help continue their important work.

September/October's charity is Strong Paws Rescue who received $60 to help their foster program and pet food bank!

July/August's charity was Bat World Sanctuary, who received $75 to help them rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned bats.

May/June's charity is For the Love of Rats Rescue who received $100 to help rats and other rodents via foster care and adoption.

March/April's charity is Farm Bird Sanctuary, who received $100 to help further their hard work caring for the formerly farmed animals in their rescue sanctuary.

January/February's charity was Chihuahua Rescue and Transport who received $100 in donations thanks to everyone who shopped here!

2019
November/December's charity was Triangle Rabbits Rescue, who received $100.

September/October's charity is Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, a great rescue that helps *so* many little dogs in need! They received $65 to help continue their work.

July-September's charity was For the Love of Rats Rescue who received $150 to support their important work.

May/June's charity is Full Circle Farm Sanctuary. They do outstanding work rescuing abused and exploited farmed animals and received $50.

March/April's charity was The Pixel Fund. They received $50 to help animals in high-density shelters through fostering and adoption.

January/February's charity was Music City Animal Rescue, who received $50 to help continue their work finding homes for animals in need.

In 2018 our donations totaled $595. Thanks for all the help!

2017 was a great year for our selected animal charities. With your help, we raised $720 to help animals in need of help.

Thanks to your orders in 2016, our favorite animal charities received $597 in cash and in-kind donations. Thank you so much for your support!

2015 was our highest year of cash and in-kind donations yet with a total of $879!

2014 again beat last year's donation total! Thanks to you and your purchases, Scrappy Rat Designs was able to give $847 in cash and in-kind donations!

2013 nearly doubled 2012's donations! Thanks to your purchases, my shop earned donations totalling $619 for animal rescue and advocacy groups, not counting the gift baskets and other in-kind donations of merchandise to fundraisers for groups like A New Leash on Life rescue.

2012 was a record year for donations! Added up, Scrappy Rat Designs donated a total of $332.50 plus many gift baskets and other items donated directly to rescues for their own fundraising efforts. Looking forward to what this year will bring!

In 2011, Scrappy Rat Designs donated a total of $280, plus many gift baskets of my handmade items as requested by rescue groups for their fundraising raffles and auctions.

Shop members

  • Veronica

    Owner

    I'm a writer (visit evnoechel.com for more on that), animal advocate, and animal rescue volunteer. I have EDS and a spine disease that keep me in constant, intractable pain. I live on "couch island" most of the time surrounded by the animals, below.

  • Jinkasaurus Rex

    Consulting Canine And Model, Marketing And Barketing

    Jinksie is a chihuahua with a clever mind and a waggy tail. He likes watching Adam 12 and monitoring neighborhood activity between shoulder massages and bellyrubs. He was adopted from Friends of Rocky Mount Animals. http://www.foranimals2002.com/

  • Violet

    Director Of Chaos

    Assistant in charge of durability testing, paper shredding, and athletic director for our Healthy Living Through Running Around the House Like a Banshee program. Found at just 4 weeks old, under our backyard shed by our dog, Usagi.

  • Bisquick

    Distraction Coordinator

    Whether she's encouraging exercise by running off with materials that must be retrieved or she's standing on computer keyboards, strictly enforcing the Carpel-Tunnel Prevention Protocol's mandatory typing breaks, she takes her position seriously.

  • Skwisgaar Skwigelf

    Shipping And Packaging Inspector

    Found a cat hair in your order? That's a free sample of Skwigelf's homemade fuzz. Contact us for your complementary handfull, FREE upon request with purchase from Scrappy Rat Designs! Want an ENTIRE CAT just like him? Contact Safe Haven for Cats!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2020
Welcome to Scrappy Rat Designs! If you love animals, you've found your place. I am happy to provide you with hand collaged pendants, vintage stationery, handmade bookmarks, and other gift and stationery items that take a compassionate stance toward animals.

What makes Scrappyrat Designs animal-friendly? It's always great to find positive images of pets of all kinds, including the ones often met with "ick" from the general public, but in addition to that, Scrappy Rat Designs regularly donates pendants, stationery sets, and gift baskets to auctions, sales, and other activities that benefit animals via rescue and advocacy. Plus, you can rest assured that all items produced by Scrappyrat Designs are made by an entirely plant-powered artist to produce fun items with an important message, while causing the least harm to animals and the environment possible. No animal products will ever be used to produce my creations.

I have a deep devotion to the art of postal beauty, as well as a tenacious love of animals. I have participated in the leisurely pleasure of letter writing since I was a child, and have participated in animal rescue and advocacy throughout my adult life. My goal is to combine the two in a way that makes them as meaningful to others as they are to me. I hope you will join me in this devotion by sending my little creations far and wide.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment: Please pay via Paypal at the time of purchase. Thanks!

Custom Orders: I am thrilled to take your custom orders. I can make items featuring your own pet(s), or if you prefer, I can create stamped cards showcasing your favorite species or breed of animal. Dogs, cats, rodents, ferrets, rabbits, even wildlife--just ask and it's pretty darn likely that I can make it for you. I make custom pendants to your specifications and hand collaged photo decor featuring your pet. The options are infinite. Contact me and we'll work together to create something unique that captures the spirit of your pet(s).

Additional Sets: If you need more cards or pendants than are listed, message me! Let me know how many you need and I'll get right on it. If you see a set you like, but the animal featured isn't the right color, species, etc. let me know and I'll make a set to your specifications.
Shipping
Please note my shipping times. They are longer than most shops. I allow myself up to a week to ship out your item because I live with several chronic pain conditions that slow me down quite a bit. Degenerative disk disease and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome cause me constant pain and I never know when it's going to flare to a completely debilitating level for several days. I don't want to shut down my shop, though I've had to stop taking custom orders, because making the items I sell and donating the funds is a way I can still contribute to the animal causes I care about so much. It also helps distract me from the pain, which is a nice bonus for me. :) Allowing a bit more time to get your order out is the compromise I've come up with that lets me keep the shop going. I really appreciate your patience. It means so much to me and if you'll go to the shop's "About" page, you can see how much it has meant to the animals in terms of donations. :)

Shipping outside of the U.S: Not a problem! I'm happy to figure out the postage for you and we'll get your purchase on its way to you!
Additional policies and FAQs
I donate handmade items to animal rescue and advocacy organizations (as well as human rights, equality, civil liberties, women's groups, etc.) for fundraising sales, raffles, and the like on a regular basis. If your organization is interested in receiving a donation of my work, please contact me. I sincerely enjoy doing good via crafting. Ask, and I'll do my best to accommodate!