Scratching Dogs


This Scratching Dogs series of tiles came about after adopting our dog Sam.
When we relocated to Seattle in 2011, we had a nice backyard and were finally ready to adopt a dog. We immediately searched the listings on the Seattle Humane Society’s website. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing his photo. I knew right away that he was the one and he’s been a part of this family ever since. This series of tiles is a celebration of that experience.
When I have the time, I still browse their website for cute dog faces to carve. On several occasions people have contacted me to purchase the portraits of the dogs they’ve adopted! As a way to give back, I donate 50% of the proceeds of my Scratching Dog sales to the Seattle Humane Society or Homeward Pet Adoption Center (where we adopted Sam’s brother Louie in 2017).

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