To say that I'm a dog devotee is an understatement. I live in the wonderful Land of Dog. I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember and continue to love the dogs I live with now (you'll see pictures of Gracie and Tess throughout this website and on the happydogsplay.com blog). As dog people, you and I are both willing to love our dogs even knowing that our time with them is never going to be long enough. We're almost required to live in the present, not because that's how we believe dogs live, but because we know that every minute counts. We actively love our dogs and they love us and having all that love in our lives is what makes everything better. To our dogs and to us, love is definitely an active verb.
After working for 25 years in corporate America, my job was eliminated and this became one of those defining moments in life, the one where I realized I could play it safe and find another corporate job or where I could take that the big leap and believe that the net would indeed appear. And following my heart and my passion for all things dog, I leapt.
My goal is to make happydogsplay.com a place where I would want to shop. I love to buy my dogs new toys when the old ones wear out but I need to know that the toys I buy are safe for my dogs and safe for the planet. So, all the toys sold here have been safety-tested by the manufacturer and then re-tested for lead and other heavy metals by ExposingLead.com
, a company right here in Roswell, GA (20 miles north of Atlanta). On this site you'll also find the safety statement
from the manufacturers who make the toys and read how they're committed to environmental safety. I love to find creative dog art and unique, fun things that help me celebrate my love for all things dog.
So, you'll find a great collection with a wide variety of dog-centric art, household items, collectibles, gift baskets, safety gear, cookie cutters, embroidery, arts & crafts that let you be the dog artist and much, much more here that you won't find anywhere else.
I hope you enjoy shopping here and come back often because I'll be adding products regularly. Because happydogsplay.com is a small start-up company, I'd also like to ask for your help by spreading the word to the other dog lovers in your life. And if you're a dog-centric artist and would like to sell your work here, please email me at email@example.com
Another dog devotee,
All of us who love dogs have some sort of collection like this of the dogs who went on before us. This is what makes our hearts so big. We have loved and lost and loved and lost but always end up at love.
These are my girls.
You can contact me at:
1425 Market Blvd. Suite 330-115
Roswell, GA 30076
678-352-0928 (9-5p Eastern Time)