White Dog Artisans

Kennebunk, Maine · 2561 Sales


White Dog Artisans

Kennebunk, Maine 2561 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars

whitedogart is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Putting the brakes on to catch up on what needs to be painted. Will reopen when I have made enough progress.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

Putting the brakes on to catch up on what needs to be painted. Will reopen when I have made enough progress.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Ellen Weber

Ellen Weber on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second custom ornament we've gotten from White Dog Art, and we just LOVE them. The artwork is excellent, and the ornaments look so much like our dogs! The turnaround time was quick, and the shop is communicative and helpful. Love this shop!


maryannehkrumm on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect. Customized the ornament to look just like our pup. Thank you again.

Nancy Killam

Nancy Killam on Nov 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Sent as a gift and the recipients were delighted. Whitedogart was responsive to questions and it was shipped quickly.

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A Painter and Scroll Worker Meet

In the early 90's I walked into a shop that sold left-over things from local manufacturing companies. There I found some small paper cat cut-outs on chip board. I bought up bunches of them and started painting.
It was trial and error from there until I was introduced to the amazing scroll work of my friend Leatrice from New Hampshire about 17 years ago. Since that meeting, the menagerie has grown.
By now thousands of people open up their Christmas ornament boxes and take out their keepsakes. It's an awesome thought!


Shop members

  • Gail

    Owner, Designer

    I've been working on this collection of ornaments for about 18 years now, starting with small paper cats. So many breeds of dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits later it has been a very fulfilling life's work thanks to the people who love their pets!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 26, 2013
Thank you for shopping White Dog Artisans. This is a friendly shop. But then, pet people are friendly folks so that's my customer base as well. The closer to Christmas, the crazier it gets with painting and the longer the lead time to complete custom work. I like to hear about the pets and where these ornaments are going so feel free to drop me a line about that.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
PayPal and credit card payments thorugh Etsy are accepted. Payment is expected upon ordering.
This year I have taken the international shipping off from the listings as there was such a jump in the price. If you've ordered from me before or wish to now, the cost of priority international shipping is upwards of $20 from the US Postal service and that is an envelope size,

IF YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL ADDRESSES ARE DIFFERENT please let me know in the message to seller. PayPal policies state item must be sent to address on PP payment transaction. The PayPal address is the default address for shipping if you do not notify me of changes you would like or if Etsy and PayPal addresses differ. For smooth delivery, please check to make sure your PayPal mailing address is up to date.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds gladly given minus the cost of shipping. Custom orders will not be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: I charge a $5.00 up fee for working from a photograph. This charge is for general coloring and markings on the dog and is not to be considered portraiture. I would need a good/clear right-side photograph of your dog. You can contact me to put up a custom offering for you. For Guinea Pigs you can use the custom Guinea Pig offering that is in my Etsy shop.
I have arrived at the pricing of my ornaments carefully and with consideration of the time involved. I do not offer discounts or deals. I am creating small artworks for people who want and appreciate the workmanship and time involved. You, as my customer, are my patron and your respect for my efforts is most appreciated. Thank you.