The Artful Canine, a dog accessories designer, has been manufacturing and selling its line of products online since its inception in 2009. Now in its 3rd year, the boutique manufacturer outgrew its home-based location in North Port and moved to a larger facility in Port Charlotte to accommodate its increase in growth.
Joanne Wood-Ellison, owner of The Artful Canine, is thrilled to have a store front where both local customers and out-of-towners can shop a unique selection of dog walking gear for their dogs. “While other pet retailers offer basic collars and walking accessories, we offer a broader range of collar products and styles for those that have specific preferences and needs,” says Joanne Wood-Ellison, owner of The Artful Canine. “ While purchasing a dog collar for your dog isn’t rocket science, it is important to get the right collar type and fit, especially if you’ve got a new puppy or shelter dog.”
Joanne explains that most pet stores don’t carry martingale collars, which she offers in over 40 difference designs. “Our customer shops for their dogs collar like we humans shop for our clothes.” She adds, “A dogs collar is his/her clothes. They will wear that collar every day, so that collar should look good, wear well, and be suitable for the owners walking and control needs.”
The Artful Canine also offers custom-made dog collars and leashes, coordinating step-in harnesses, I.D. Tags and other dog walking accessories. “With us, everything coordinates. We continue to evolve based on the needs and wants of our customer, and now that we have a factory store we can talk face-to-face with our customers about those needs – and offer them great deals on designer collars direct from the manufacturer.
The Artful Canine Factory Store will be open 7 days a week from 12pm to 5pm, except Fridays, when they will be open until 7pm. The store accepts all major credit cards in addition to Paypal Debit and Google Wallet.