For the last couple of months, we’ve been busy on the back end, working to bring you a new shop that’s easy, fresh and informative – separating ourselves from our old news one page layout of yore. We have a bit of tidying up to accomplish around this virtual home of ours (just a personal, type-A to do), but you can still access our very live and active Shop from the sidebar, as always.
Now, you’ll find everything in one place – from those custom, mini modern portraits you know well, to signed art prints, original paintings and gift certificates. You may remember our fancy shmancy model, Miss Maddie, showing off our newest stock size, the 8×8 – and we’ve added a few new faces, too!
We’re also thrilled to be collaborating alongside animal rescue nonprofits, and we’ll be working closely with one organization at a time on a quarterly basis. For every sale in The Pet Shop, 10% of our proceeds from every product will be happily given back to those loyal, fuzzy companions waiting for a forever home. Our first partnership is with New Leash on Life Chicago (extended for one month due to a mid-month launch date), and we couldn’t be more smitten with their mission. Learn all about them right here.
And to kick off our grand opening (v.2!), we’ve partnered with Chick and The Dude’s momma from Love & a Six-Foot Leash to give away one of our custom portraits in the new, larger 8×8 size! Go here for your chance to get your paws, er, mitts on one. There may be a little something extra in it for you, too.
We hope you’ll take a moment to poke around, see what’s new, and get better acquainted with this team. If we weren’t clear yesterday, let it be known that we think you guys are the tops. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting us and making this our reality.
This debut would not be complete without thanking Mr. Lively (yup, of Makeunder My Life), our amazing web developer who brought our ideas to life. Thank you to the moon and back; you rock.
Photo of Chick and Dude via Love and a Six-Foot Leash.