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Shop Dog Artist | Laura Jewell

Meet our newest Shop Dog artist, Laura Jewell. Although Laura is best known for her abstract landscapes, we absolutely love her soft pastel grid pet portraits. Laura is originally from Kansas and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota with a focus in printmaking. She calls Sioux Falls home and often shares her studio with her Doberman and Pitbull Terrier.

Portraits can be created in a variety of sizes. Portraits start at just $80.

4” x 6” $80

8” x 10” $175

11” x 14” $250

16” x 20” $450

Other sizes are also available upon request. Allow two-four weeks for completion and provide multiple reference photos.

Learn more about Laura on her site or contact her directly at laura@laurajewellartwork.com.

Portraits are purchased through Shop Dog Boutique.

Pints & Paws | Shop Dog Boutique & Prairie Berry East Bank

We’re so excited to be sponsoring Pints & Paws at Prairie Berry East Bank. Enjoy beers and biscuits with your dog on their patio every Wednesday 4-9 p.m. this summer. Free biscuits and water dishes provided. It gets better. Shop Dog & Co. biscuits are now retailed at Prairie Berry, too! Woof!

Shop Dog Artist | Andrew Koch

Meet our new partners, Andrea and Lola. We love Andrea’s watercolor pet portraits and are so excited to connect our customers with her talents. Portraits start at just $120. Visit artisticallyandrea.com to request a customer piece.

9×12 watercolor in color filled or original – starting at $120.

5×5 min color drop canvas – starting at $75

Typically turnaround time is 30 days. Andrea requires an inspiration picture, a bit about your dog’s personality, and any colors you’d like incorporated.

Shop Dog loves cats, too. Promise.

Our store name alone usually leaves customers assuming that we only carry products for dogs; however, we do carry a few of the best cat products on the market! We stock Fromm and Weruva cat foods, Zuke’s, Sojos, and Weruva cat treats, and USA-made, organic cat nip toys. As you all know, Etta, the Shop Dog, and her part-time pals, Hank and Beau, have the honor of testing all of Shop Dog’s new products. So who is in charge of quality control of the cat products? That would be Simon Oliver, Hank’s cat brother and BFF (best feline friend). Simon was adopted from the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society almost two years ago and quickly adjusted to life with a dog. Hank and Simon have been best friends ever since, napping, playing, and even eating together. Simon loves testing all of the best cat products that your kitties are sure to love as well! His personal favorites include the barnyard knit toys with organic catnip, the Weruva freeze-dried chicken treats, and the bow tie collars. When he’s not testing new products, you can find him scaling the kitchen cupboards or sitting on a window sill monitoring bunny brigades. Stop in and check out our growing selection of kitty products!

Simon visiting Shop Dog.

Our top-selling organic catnip toys. Made in Nevada. So cute!

Simon and his canine BFF, Hank.

 

Blog post written by our cat guru, Kelsi, and her fur ball Simon. Meow!

Shop Dog Feature | Bandit of Irish Twins Soap Co.

It would be impossible to leave Irish Twins Soap Company empty-handed. From artisan soaps, bath bombs, and scrubs, to soy candles and room sprays, there’s something special and unique for every shopper. This growing company is dedicated to using natural, plant-derived ingredients and sources ingredients and supplies locally whenever possible.  Located in downtown Beresford, South Dakota, this charming retail shop and studio workshop space is worth the thirty minute drive from Sioux Falls. Owner Erin Nelson and her darling Llhasa Apso, Bandit spend countless hours each day in their eclectic and fun studio which smells of lavender with hints of rosemary. The beginning of the week is dedicated to production and new product development and Wednesday through Saturday is dedicated to helping shoppers in their store front.  Erin and Bandit welcome four-legged shoppers, as well, so you and your pooch can make the short day-trip to Beresford together. You can even pick up a bar of Bandit’s Doggie Soap and biscuits for your furry shopping partner. Weekends are great for visiting neighboring antiques stores and there’s even a coffee shop in an old train depot building just down the street. Erin is one hard-working lady who does all of her own production, online store management, shipping, as well as manage wholesale accounts throughout South Dakota. You know what they say, behind every great business there’s a supportive shop dog.

Learn more or buy online from Irish Twins Soap Company on their site. Our favorite soap is Black Hills Legend Rustic Pine. Mmmm!

Irish Twins Store Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm.

Bandit says, “Come shop! We’re open!”

The most charming salesman.

Bandit’s doggie soap. A goat’s milk glycerin soap with citronella, cedar wood, and tea tea to keep fleas and ticks away and keep your doggy smell so fresh and clean.

Yes, they even have local honey. We love the branding on their jars!

 

Natural room sprays – safe to use on doggy beds, too!