A life changing – yes, really – thing happened in 2008. As a tiny birthday token, I painted for Scott a mini portrait of a pup, shared this with you (a whole year later), and then quietly (very quietly, shh), began taking word of mouth orders. These orders – mostly from friends and family – turned into reader requests, which, besides shocking my pants right off, turned into the official launch of The Pet Shop in 2010, 3 years ago today.

We were in business.

Since then, we’ve re-branded, began quarterly partnerships with nonprofit animal organizations and have come to know so many amazing pet lovers with incredible stories of their own. Well over 600 portraits later (what!), I’m finding myself in our second in-home studio, and I’m feeling incredibly lucky that you all have not only watched us grow, but you’re the very reason for it! Know that these words hold so much more weight than they appear: thank you.

While Jack just wants to know where we’re stashing the birthday cake (Scott, I’m wondering this, too?), we wanted to ring in this milestone with a celebration. Pull out the streamers, tie down those balloons, break out the kazoos (seriously, Scott, where’s the cake?), and here’s 15% off for you!

Today through Sunday, everything in The Pet Shop is eligible for 15% off when you use the code BDAY03, including prints, gift certificates, original paintings and of course, custom portraits! There are a few things to mention, such as:

  • Promo runs through midnight CST, Sunday, September 15th.
  • Promo cannot be applied towards past or existing orders.
  • Our current turnaround time for a custom portrait is 9 weeks, so now is the time to check off your holiday shopping list. ‘Tis the season! (No, seriously, ’tis the season.) And keep in mind that if you have limited access to pet photos, gift certificates are always a great solution, too. The gift of custom art; what could be better?

Now, let’s party! I have the hats, Jack’s got the attitude, and Scott better have the cake.

Psst! Sunday, October 20th will be the last day to place custom orders for a timely Christmakuh delivery – but we have sold out sooner in previous years (of course we’ll keep you in the loop). Visit The Pet Shop, right here.

5 replies on “The Pet Shop Turns 3! (And a Celebration for You)”

  1. Can you please give me pricing information on portraits of my dogs ?

  2. I was telling Eric’s cousin on our vacay (her sister has a dog) about your biz, and she was totally interested in a Christmas purchase (just sent her the link to this deal)! YAY! CONGRATS ON THREE YEARS and a growing, beautiful business that’s all your own!!!!!!

  3. Happy 3rd shop anniversary. I have to share this with my hubby’s cousin now who is a vet. She’ll love it.

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