Announcement   I've been a crafter and an animal lover my whole life. I currently share my home with 4 cats and 3 dogs, who are great toy-testers for me! If my pets don't like it, I won't sell it! They all know the sound of the squeakers, and the smell of the catnip and they come running- eager to help! :)

For the last 12 years,I've been fortunate enough to work as a veterinary assistant and my Etsy shop is now also going on it's 12th year!
As a pet owner and vet assistant, I see a lot of weird pet behaviours (my own cat, Bob, is notorious at trying to eat strings of any kind!) and, honestly, I've seen a lot of things pets have eaten that have to be removed during surgery- strings, plastic, buttons, the rubber foot from an ironing board... from cats and dogs alike!

My experiences have made me uber-vigilant when making my pet toys-
-there are no strings or loose doo-dads for your pet to chew off. Strings and feathers and such are cute, but just not safe for some pets.
-the acrylic paint I use is non-toxic and safe for pets
-all toys are carefully hand sewn to ensure that they stay put together through normal use*
-cat toys are made with organic, fresh catnip and stuffed when you order- stale catnip sucks!

*If your pet is an aggressive chewer, my toys may not be the best choice for you as they are made from soft fleece. But, if your pet loves cuddling and squeaking toys, then you are in the right place!

I am the sole employee of SquidStuffis- I design, cut out, sew and stuff everything in my shop. Your pets' enjoyment and safety is of the utmost importance to me, so I wouldn't trust that to anyone else!

Oh yeah- I make other stuff besides pet toys, so check that all out too! Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, comments or good jokes!

Hey- tag me on Instagram and share your photos of your pets with my toys- I'd love to see them! #squidstuffis


Herbee

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Last updated on Jul 23, 2018

I've been a crafter and an animal lover my whole life. I currently share my home with 4 cats and 3 dogs, who are great toy-testers for me! If my pets don't like it, I won't sell it! They all know the sound of the squeakers, and the smell of the catnip and they come running- eager to help! :)

For the last 12 years,I've been fortunate enough to work as a veterinary assistant and my Etsy shop is now also going on it's 12th year!
As a pet owner and vet assistant, I see a lot of weird pet behaviours (my own cat, Bob, is notorious at trying to eat strings of any kind!) and, honestly, I've seen a lot of things pets have eaten that have to be removed during surgery- strings, plastic, buttons, the rubber foot from an ironing board... from cats and dogs alike!

My experiences have made me uber-vigilant when making my pet toys-
-there are no strings or loose doo-dads for your pet to chew off. Strings and feathers and such are cute, but just not safe for some pets.
-the acrylic paint I use is non-toxic and safe for pets
-all toys are carefully hand sewn to ensure that they stay put together through normal use*
-cat toys are made with organic, fresh catnip and stuffed when you order- stale catnip sucks!

*If your pet is an aggressive chewer, my toys may not be the best choice for you as they are made from soft fleece. But, if your pet loves cuddling and squeaking toys, then you are in the right place!

I am the sole employee of SquidStuffis- I design, cut out, sew and stuff everything in my shop. Your pets' enjoyment and safety is of the utmost importance to me, so I wouldn't trust that to anyone else!

Oh yeah- I make other stuff besides pet toys, so check that all out too! Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, comments or good jokes!

Hey- tag me on Instagram and share your photos of your pets with my toys- I'd love to see them! #squidstuffis


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Pour me a cup of coffee and let's get sewing!

I've been crafting since I was a little kid - I'm constantly inspired by the world around me!
Colours, textures, fabric, buttons, beads, glass, wire, ribbons, coffee, bacon and curiousity!

I LOVE animals and when I'm not crafting, I work as a vet tech! All my pet toys are created by me, by hand and are pet-tested and pet-approved! I set up my Etsy shop in 2007 and I gotta tell ya, I'm having the best time, selling my crafts and meeting so many wonderful people!

I do love all kinds of craft/ artwork, so you'll find a mix of items in my shop-I follow my heart and tend to create whatever my mind thinks up, from stained glass to sculpture to squeaky sushi toys!

My Squeaky Cannoli Dog Toy was just featured in Buzzfeed- see the story here:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/happiness-is-a-warm-puppy#.nj72ppNZ6

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