Pet People LOVE Animal Hearted: “Apparel and Gifts for Animal Lovers” Give-Away!

Animal Hearted Apparel has sponsored this post, both in product and monetary compensation, but all opinions are my own.


 is a clothing company with a conscience

They are passionate about animals. Not only do they make fun and creative clothing and accessories for animal lovers, they are dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. They donate 25% of proceeds from every order to a non-profit animal shelter or rescue. They have helped save thousands of shelter pets. When YOU place an order, you will help save thousands more!

Some of the  organizations Animal Hearted has worked with include the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Place Sanctuary, Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue, the North Shore Animal League, SPCA of Solano County, Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue, Yolo County SPCA, and German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.

 

Animal Hearted Apparel carries an extensive and ever-expanding collection of tee shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, and hats/beanies in unisex, women’s, and youth sizes.

When I was contacted by Animal Hearted founder, Aaron Seminoff, asking if I would be interested in selecting some items and writing about them for both Dakota and Cody’s blog, after reading about all the wonderful things they do for animals and seeing their quirky, fun, sometimes snarky, but full of so much love, products, I jumped at the chance!

As I mentioned, Aaron Seminoff, is the founder of Animal Hearted Apparel. He is a dedicated animal lover, photographer and musician. Aaron shares his life with two rescue dogs (Link and Zelda)

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and two rescue cats (Sheba and Abby)! Aaron also plays drums in a band, and loves to take his dogs hiking. With Animal Hearted, Aaron combines his creativity with his passion for animals to provide you with the best source for all of your animal-related products.

The shirt below is one of the dog-themed shirts that I selected for my husband as a special surprise. He LOVES IT!

I also found two more that are on my “wish list!”

The T-shirts that I ordered are  100% cotton  which I LOVE!! Another thing I love? I am rather “fluffy” which is a nice way of saying I am “zaftig” or “chubby”, and Animal Hearted is one of the few sites that has larger sizes that are TRULY LARGER SIZES. They are NOT those T-shirts with a size sticker that isn’t true to size. Animal Hearted T’s ARE TRUE TO SIZE. If you are “fluffy” like me, that is often hard to find and much appreciated!

CRISIS AVERTED!!

Poor Aaron!! When I was perusing the Animal Hearted website looking for dog shirts, I noticed that they have a category where you can purchase a shirt by breed. The breeds are organized alphabetically and I went directly to the letter “S” looking for Shetland Sheepdogs. There were none. That is where “poor Aaron” comes in. I emailed him (in a rather “animated” way), asking why there were no Shetland Sheepdog shirts and he told me they WILL be added at a later date. So why was a crisis averted? Because I noticed that you can make a CUSTOM PET TEE on the Animal Hearted site! I could have Dakota’s photo put on a shirt! My problem was solved!

If you didn’t watch the video, PLEASE DO!!!! Designing my OWN SHIRT with one of my favorite photos of Dakota could NOT have been easier! One of many things I loved about the process, that is reiterated in the video, is that you do NOT need photos that are perfect for them to look great on a shirt. That is rare to find indeed.

Once you have submitted a photo, you will be contacted by the Animal Hearted designers who are super professional, polite and friendly. Below you will see the photo they sent me to approve on the left and on the right is the shirt that I received.

See? I told you the crisis of not having Sheltie shirts was averted! I just made one myself! Now, I have a shirt that is unique, there is no baseball memorabilia that I could purchase, that will have Dakota on it! Now THAT’S special!!

Animal Hearted also has  bandanas, that are intended primarily for dogs, and I selected the one you see below for Dakota, but you just might see Cody make an appearance in it too! It is generously sized and just darling!

Speaking of Cody, if you want to see the cat shirts that I selected (and for EXTRA ENTRIES INTO THE GIVE-AWAY THAT WE WILL BE SHARING BELOW), go and visit his blog, he is having a give-away too!

Looking for A Gift For You

Or An Animal Loving Friend?

Animal Hearted has shirts, and Frisbees for dogs, as well as other animal-themed accessories like tote bags, stickers, phone cases, magnets, and key chains. There is so much to choose from that I am certain you will find the perfect gift for YOU or that special someone!!! And, you will be helping animals at the same time!!! They also have FREE WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $49 !!

Shop By Animal

Know someone who has:

  • Birds
  • Chickens
  • Ferrets
  • Fish
  • Frogs
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Horses
  • Rabbits

AND

  • Alpacas
  • Hedgehogs
  • Goats

Yep you read that correctly!!!! You can find items for those people too!

 And….you can

 SHOP BY BREED!! 

  • Bird Breeds
  • Dog Breeds
  • Cat Breeds
  • Goat Breeds
  • Horse Breeds
  • Rabbit Breeds

YOU CAN DO ALL OF YOUR 

ANIMAL LOVER GIFT SHOPPING

IN ONE CONVENIENT PLACE

AND HELP ANIMALS TOO!!

The shirt featured above, is a shirt that Animal Hearted added to my order that was a much appreciated  surprise!

I couldn’t be happier with my entire experience with Animal Hearted! From their superb communication, customer service, attention to detail, their appreciation of my business, and the items that I received, you can rest assured I will be ordering from them in the future.  You should do the same! But in the meantime,  ONE OF YOU will have the chance to try them yourselves!!!

WORLD-WIDE GIVE-AWAY!!

Aaron is generously offering a world-wide give-away where ONE PERSON who is 18 and over will be given a $30 gift card to their site to choose what they would like. Entering is super easy, just enter on the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!!!! (Be sure to visit Cody’s blog to enter there too!)

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Peace, Love, Paws:Give-Away Winner!!!

Thank you to all who entered our give-away for:

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It is time to announce our

LUCKY WINNER!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO:

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Amy has a blog too!

Click on the photo to visit!!

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Put Your #Pet On A Custom Body Pillow! World-Wide Give-Away!

To say I was completely thrilled is an understatement when I was contacted by Custom Body Pillows asking if I would like my own free personal keepsake pillow in exchange for an honest review on my site! I was ecstatic! I had seen them featured on one of my favorite blogs and was honored to be offered the same opportunity!

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A Gift to Cherish! Personalized Pet Plaques made by Treasured Friends! Enter to Win!

I was delighted and honored when I was contacted by Treasured Friends, asking if I would be interested in having a custom plaque made of Dakota in exchange for my honest review.

There is nothing I “treasure” more than items that are personalized and unique! Having my handsome Sheltie featured on a plaque that I will cherish for a lifetime, means the world to me!

Click on the logo to visit the Treasured Friends website

Click on the logo to visit the Treasured Friends website

“Personalized pet plaques as unique as the pet who inspired it.”

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Photo courtesy of Treasured Friends

About Treasured Friends—(from their website)

We understand the special bond between people and their animal companions. That’s why we create every personalized pet plaque individually, making each one as unique as the pet who inspired it. So whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend, a keepsake to celebrate the pet sitting next to you, or a memorial for one who has passed on, you can rest assured that your piece – like the pet it honors – is one-of-a-kind and will be cherished for years to come.

 

The plaque that I chose to have made was the Small Keepsake Plaque .

“Each plaque is made of elegant yet durable porcelain and printed with fade-resistant UV inks, ensuring your piece stays beautiful for years to come. In addition, it arrives ready to hang or display either in your home or in a sheltered area outside.

All plaques are customizable with a photo, name and optional date. Select designs may also be customized with up to 40 characters of text.”

 

Visit the HOW IT WORKS page on their website HERE

photo courtesy of Treasured Friends. Click on the photo to visit their website!

photo courtesy of Treasured Friends. Click on the photo to visit their website!

 

(I chose the 12 inch by 6 inch portrait size). The process was super easy!  The ordering page has easy to understand steps. I submitted a photo (high-resolution photos are best, mine wasn’t high-resolution but my friend at Treasured Friends turned my less-than-perfect photo into a gorgeous piece of art using the “painterly” effect.) I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

It wasn’t long until I received my proof…look at how incredibly GORGEOUS this is!

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Once I gave my approval it wasn’t long before my plaque arrived!

I think that packaging is often as important as the product, and the packaging of my plaque did NOT disappoint! My plaque arrived wrapped with love, care and attention to detail.

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When I opened it, I SQUEALED with delight! Look at my incredibly BEAUTIFUL PLAQUE!

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Here is another shot from a different location (I still am deciding where I will put it), I am either going to buy a stand for the back or a hook to hang it in our dining room I believe.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Our friend at Treasured Friends is allowing us to have a GIVE-AWAY!!!

The lucky winner (open to U.S. and Canada), will win a plaque of their own! (an approx $80 value!)

All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below!

GOOD LUCK!

 

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In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a customized plaque in exchange for my honest review.

Thankful Thursday: For Love Of A Dog

Throughout the nearly four years I have blogged, I have seen many products and met, albeit in many cases” virtually”, many different people.

There are  products and people who come and go, and there are some you just know will be around forever. Some products thrive and remain popular due to their superior quality and the meticulous care that goes into making them, and there are some people who sparkle and shine both inside AND out, just like their products.

One of these people and her products, is Sue Kottwitz from For Love Of A Dog.

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Click photo to visit Sue’s website and blog!

I have featured Sue a few times  on Dakota’s blog, and I am tickled to feature her again!  This  time I was the  lucky recipient of a gorgeous bracelet of Sue’s that came from a give-away that Sue had in honor of her cherished  mother’s birthday. (Sue’s mother passed earlier in February of 2013. What an incredible woman she had to have been to have raised a daughter who has a heart bursting with goodness, as Sue does.) 

Here  are photos of what I won:

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From For Love Of A Dog: “This is a one of kind piece of dog lover jewelry that I created specially for this celebration.

The focal is a hand crafted purple porcelain dog bone with DOG MOM hand inscribed.  The dog bone is surrounded by a variety of chubby artisan lampwork beads in shades of purple and lavender.  Pale lavender core with purple raised dots, a looping scroll design, and a drum rondelle.”

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From For Love Of A Dog: “The clasp is a silver heart with paw print lobster claw.  To finish things just right, I added an artisan lampwork heart that is nicely fat and scarlet red.   This bracelet is a $75 value!”

I wish you could see this bracelet in person, it is even more exquisite than it is in the photos. Here are some photos that I took:

Sue's creations are always packaged with love, and focus on presentation

Sue’s creations are always packaged with love, and focus on presentation

 

I squealed with delight when I opened my PRIZE!! It is something I will cherish forever!

I squealed with delight when I opened my PRIZE!!

Did you notice the beautiful presentation of the package?  A couple of years ago, I ordered pieces from Sue and some jewelry from another place, the jewelry all arrived at the same time. I felt bad for the “other” person, because her jewelry was wrapped in a haphazard manner, and then there was Sue’s? Who do YOU think I still purchase jewelry from?

The bracelet is simply GORGEOUS and as I mentioned before this is not the only piece of Sue’s jewelry that I own. I also bought some pieces myself, here is my beloved Sheltie necklace that I BOUGHT!

Yep I bought this breed specific necklace (along with some cat items but THIS is  a DOG blog!) I wore this necklace to BlogPaws 2011!

Yep I bought this breed specific necklace (along with some cat items but THIS is a DOG blog!) I wore this necklace to BlogPaws 2011!

Are you drooling by now? I thought so! It wouldn’t be fair of me to show you these wonderful items and not tell you that we have an upcoming GIVE-AWAY that will be on Dakota’s blog THIS MONDAY APRIL 1st (and THAT is no joke!) You will have to come back Monday to see what you can enter to win if you live in the U.S. AND CANADA! (it is TOTALLY different than what is featured here today!)

In the meantime you can follow Sue every which way possible and count the minutes til you can enter on MONDAY!

 The Websitewww.ForLoveofaDog.com 

THANK YOU SUE FOR MY GORGEOUS BRACELET!!