The “Scratching Dogs” series of tiles came about in 2011.
We had just moved to Seattle and were finally ready to adopt our first family dog. We immediately searched the listings on the Seattle Humane Society’s website. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing Sam’s photo. We knew right away that he was the one and he’s been a part of our family ever since. Sam was my first pet portrait tile. I then began carving portraits of other adorable dogs still waiting for homes. I posted a few on the Seattle Humane Society’s Facebook page and the response was great. A few people even purchased portraits of dogs they had recently adopted.
These days most of my Scratching Dog tiles are custom portraits but when I have the time, I still browse their website for cute dog faces to carve. As a way to give back, I donate all proceeds of the shelter dog portraits to the Seattle Humane Society or Homeward Pet Adoption Center (where we found Sam’s brother Louie in 2017).
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