March Giveaway! Enter to a Win Dog Breed Sugar Bowl and Creamer


This month I will be giving away a dog breed sugar bowl and dog breed creamer.  These pieces are really cute and can be used for their intended purposes but are also great in other areas of your home.  You can use the sugar bowl for cotton balls and the creamer for q-tips to keep these things handy on your bathroom counter.  The creamer also makes a cute little vase for a small bouquet of flowers.  Or, gift them to the dog lover in your life.  The winner will be able to choose their favorite breed from over 40 of my dog breed designs.

Click to Enter the Shepherds Grove March Drawing!

Good luck!



February Contest Winner!

Pub dipping bowl and Cavalier wine stopper

Happy Friday and congratulations to Trudy S.!  She won the dog bred wine stopper and ring dish prize in my February giveaway.

I’ll be announcing the details and providing the link for the March Giveaway in a day or so, so check back soon!


Pupdate – Zeus 4 1/2 Months


Zeus, our German Shepherd puppy, is now 4 and a half months old and in two puppy classes.  He needs a lot of socialization around other dogs.  So besides the puppy classes, I get him out a couple times a day where he can see dogs.  Our favorite place is Sequoia Park, where they filmed a portion of the upcoming movie “A Wrinkle in Time”.  I’m excited to see how they used the park in the movie.  Anyway, we walk and jog under the giant trees, though today and yesterday we had a jump a couple smaller ones blown down in a wind storm.  We always run into dogs and people taking their morning stroll.  Great way to start the day.



Upcoming – Miniature Pinscher Design

Miniature Pinscher photo

Photo by @verpinscht – Instagram

I’ve been wanting to add Miniature Pinschers for a while but when I got a request through the Shepherds Grove Website, I knew it was time.  And now that I’ve put this out to the Universe and written it here, the work will get done.

If you’re a Minpin lover, I highly recommend you take a look at @verpinscht on Instagram.  They’re out of Germany and the pictures are inspired.

I’m shooting for finishing the Minpin design by mid March.  It’s not that the design will take me that long, but there’s a bunch of other pottery related tasks to accomplish at the same time.  But the excitement of adding a new design is very motivating because I can already imagine a Miniature Pinscher staring back at me from one of my dog breed mugs.

Take care,



February Dog Pottery Giveaway

Pub dipping bowl and Cavalier wine stopper

My February Dog Pottery Giveaway is Live!

This month I’ll be giving away a cute dog breed dipping bowl and dog wine stopper (similar to the items shown above).  The dipping bowl is perfect for serving olive oil and spreads, as well as holding a tea bag or your rings and jewelry.  And the wine stopper will very obediently watch over your favorite wine.  Keep them for yourself, or gift them to the dog lover in your live.  The winner will choose from over 40 dog breeds.

The dog breed pottery giveaway runs through the 28th, so you have a good amount of time to get your entries in.  Once you enter, you’ll be given the opportunity to share the contest and this will give you more entries.  The more you share, the more entries you get.

Click this link to enter!


January Giveaway Winner!


Boston Terrier Salt and Pepper Shakers

Judy M. is the January dog pottery giveaway winner – Congratulations Judy!  She will be receiving a set of dog breed salt and pepper shakers (with her choice of dog breed) to spice up her kitchen table.  I will add that she did one heck of a job spreading the word about the contest because she had over 200 points.  The more you share, the greater your point total and the better your chances of winning.  Nice job, Judy!

I will announce next months giveaway in the days to come so check back soon.   Have a good rest of your week.



Still Time Left To Enter January Giveaway!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Salt and Pepper Shakers

Cavalier King Charles Salt and Pepper Shakers

Will you be the one with a cute set of my dog breed salt and pepper shakers  on your kitchen table?   We’ll find out on January 31st at 11pm.  If you win, you’ll be able to have your salt and pepper shakers decorated with your favorite breed (from my available dog designs).

You still have several days to get your entries in, and remember, the more you share, the greater your chances of winning.  Good luck!


New! Rhodesian Ridgeback and Scottish Terrier Designs

Rhodesian Ridgeback and Scottish Terrier Sugar Bowl

Rhodesian Ridgeback and Scottish Terrier Sugar Bowls

I recently added Rhodesian Ridgeback and Scottish Terrier designs to my dog breed gift line up and you can now find them on the shepherds-grove website.   My sugar bowls are shown above but both breeds are available on all of my pottery shapes.

I’m very thankful for the requests that prompted me to work on these designs.  The Rhodesian Ridgeback was a request from our family’s Orthodontist (thank you Dr. Hunt 😊) and the Scottish Terrier from a new customer.

Until next time,


Shepherds Grove January Giveaway!

corgi salt and pepper shakers

The January giveaway is up and running!  Because these were so well received by my customers in 2017, I’m once again giving away a set of dog breed salt and pepper shakers.  The winner can choose their favorite breed (from the dog breed list on my website) and can have one breed on one shaker and another breed on the other, if they would like.  Enter for yourself or for the dog lover in your life 🙂

Enter the contest here.  As always, your chances of winning are improved the more you share the contest with your friends.  And you’ll be given an opportunity to share after you’ve entered for yourself.    Good luck!



Lightning Strikes at Shepherds Grove

Our new German Shepherd Puppy Zeus


Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holidays were filled with the things you love and that your year ahead is filled with promise.  I’m grateful to say that both things are true for me.  In November I had to say goodbye to Dante and it was one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever had to do.  As sad as it was, myself and family knew that we would want another German Shepherd in our lives.  And, as Dante and Boomer have connections in high places, I had them to go to work finding us a puppy.

I did not expect to have a puppy in our home three weeks later.  His name is Zeus and he came into our lives like lightning and captured our hearts just as fast.  He’s now just about 12 weeks old, sweet and feisty with sharp baby needle teeth.  He’s also incredibly smart and already loves to work.  And boy does he have an amazing food drive!  The best part is that when he looks at you with his soul-piercing eyes, any troubles melt away.   Our home feels happy once again.

In other news, the winner of my December contest was Melody – Congratulations!  She will soon be receiving a set of dog breed salt and pepper shakers.  I’ll be releasing the details of my January contest soon so check back!

All the best to you!