Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Etsy Pet Shop

Last week I came up with a flimsy excuse to put a cute picture of my little boy on the blog, but I know not everyone likes children, so for those of you who prefer dogs here's a cute picture of a dog.  Sadly she's not mine.  She's staying with my mum for a few months and then she's going to Japan to be a guide dog.  So not only is she completely adorable she's also very special too.  Guide Dogs for the Blind always need volunteers to look after the puppies, so if you have the time and love to give to a puppy and think you can cope with giving it back - you can find out more here.
There's is a point to all this dog talk - today's blog post is a look at the handmade pet products available on Etsy.  The majority of items on Etsy are for cats and dogs and there's a few for guinea pigs but not much for other animals so apologies if your pet is not represented here.

Amour the Catnip Mouse by KraftyKatsUK
£3 (+ £1 p&p)
This is Amour the catnip mouse.  She is about 5 inches long from nose to her bottom. She is made from 100% cotton fabric with little felt ears, and an embroidered nose and eyes. She has a little catnip sachet in her tummy along with polyester stuffing.

Aran Green Ribbed Dog Jumper by CrotchetyCraft
£16 (+ £3 p&p)
This coat is so soft and warm with a lovely ribbed stitch which adds texture and stretch. No seams so lovely and strong!  All items will be custom made to your dogs specifications.

Check Linen Beagle Neckerchief by EdwynUK
£12 (+ £1 p&p)
Handmade in a lovely brown check linen fabric, and fully lined with a beige linen-cotton, this lovely unique neckerchief is hand block printed using an original EdwynUK lino cut of a Beagle face!  It is worn by threading the dogs collar through the top.  This holds it firmly in place and means it won't come off in the blackberry bushes!

Custon Cat ID Tags by dinkydodger
£2.55 (+ £2 p&p)
Is your cat a wanderer? Here's a solution to those over-priced metal engraved ID tags that everyone has- a customised tag, unique to your pet. The colour of the cat can be changed to match your cat.  Personalised to include their name, and your phone number or 1st line of address. An added piece of mind if you worry about your little friend straying. Handmade from plastic, they will be a cute addition to your pets collar.

5 Piece Guinea Pig Cage Set by KellysCavyCreations
£36.35 (+ £3.30 p&p)
This 5 piece set includes a corner hut, 2 bed pads/pillows, one waterproof lap blanket and a snuggle cave. The fabric is an oriental-style design with multi-coloured flowers and pandas on a soft yellow fleece. 

Check Italian Greyhound Fleece Coat by bleakhounds
£21.15 (+ £3.97 p&p)
BleakHounds Design offers for sale a check italian greyhound fleece coat with collar which can be worn up for added protection or folded back. The coat comes with a black fleece lining.  Available in sizes 11", 13" and 15" (based on a shoulder to base of tail measurement). 
Hand Knitted Dog or Cat Coat by Lillyloudesigns
£9.50 (+ £2.50 p&p)
A lovely hand knitted coat/jumper with a double polo collar to keep your little one warm. Plenty of room for the legs with no restriction of movement. Tummy panel to keep the belly warm and dry when out walking. Can also be made up in a 4" 6" 8" 10".  A hat can be made to match this coat and is available separately

Small Pac Man Dog Collar by WoofandMeow
£10.95 (+ £2 p&p)
The dog collar is 3/4" wide and available in 1 size.
♥ Small - 10 to 15 inches
Dog Collar Features:
♥ Adjustable
♥ D-Ring for leash attachment and ID tag attachment
♥ Durable Nylon webbing base
♥ Woven ribbon
♥ Curved dog collar buckle for your dogs comfort

Red and White Star Poop Bag Holder by zukiestyle
£6 (+ £1 p&p)
This holder is made out of 100% red and white cotton.  It has elastic around the bottom to keep you bags safe. There is a carabiner attached to the ribbon for you to fasten onto your dog's lead or belt loop.  There is also a small open front treat pocket.  Size measures approx 13.5cm x 8cm (not including ribbon) 

Set of 2 Matching Summer Weight Guinea Pig Cosy Sacks by piggiesandmore
£9 (+ £2.30 p&p)
This item is a set of 2 matching guinea pig or other small animal cosy sacks, £1 donation from this sale will go straight to Honeybunnies rabbit and guinea pig rescue. The cosy sacks are made from black and white zebra print fleece outer and plain orange fleece inner, there is boning stitched in around the entrance to keep it open and stop it getting squashed, there is no wadding inside these cosy sacks making them a little cooler for the summer. They each measure 10 1/2 inches (27cms) approx in width and 11 inches (28cms) approx in length.

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  1. What a great round up! There are so many great pet products on Etsy, so thanks for choosing one of my EdwynUK neckerchiefs :)

  2. thankyou for including my poop bag holder :) x