Celebrate Your Canine Companions: Great Gifts for Dog Lovers

August 10, 2010 Evergreen Enterprises, Inc. 0 Comments

Pets have always been an important part of the lives of their owners. In times past, people would keep pets for the services they could provide. These days, the desire of many to have a pet stems from an interest in making more of an emotional connection.

It’s possible that people develop a stronger bond to dogs than any other pet. Dogs demonstrate noble qualities like companionship, service, obedience and loyalty. (Some say that while cats show us who we often are, dogs show us who we should want to be!) The many breeds of dogs also come in all shapes and sizes, which means there is a dog for every lifestyle.

The American Kennel Club maintains a list of the most popular breeds in the United States. For 2009, these were:
  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd Dog
  3. Yorkshire Terrier
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Beagle
  6. Boxer
  7. Bulldog
  8. Dachshund
  9. Poodle
  10. Shih Tzu

This year, we have introduced a new collection of outdoor décor focused on realistic depictions of many of these favorite breeds as part of our Evergreen Flag & Garden line. We’ve developed product across 5 key product categories, all of which are strong, proven sellers...

These Silk Reflection sublimated flags feature original portrait art by Mark Haas, along with the name of the breed, which reads correctly from both sides of the flag. As all our flags, these are available in both a large house size and a small garden size. We’ve even left space at the bottom for the owner to personalize their flag with their dog’s name, using any method they choose.

Our Silk Reflection floormats combine the same dog portrait art with some wording about the history and traits of each respective breed, to add meaning and a bit of flair. These floormats work well indoors or out and love to be accompanied by one of our recycled rubber floormat trays.

Garden Stones
If your tastes lean toward garden décor, our dog garden stones are the perfect accent. Like the floormats, they feature a sculpted portrait of the breed along with decoratively typeset wording about the breed. The back of each stone includes a keyhole for wall hanging.

The tops of these chimes are a miniature handpainted resin sculpt of the entire dog, on a platform with the name of the breed. Its unique characteristics are shown on the dangler at the bottom of the chime. Metal chime tubes add a light and lovely accent of sound.

Perhaps the most impressive item in our Companion Breeds collection, these statuaries are sculpted in resin and hand painted with impressive lifelike detail. Ranging from 11” to 19” high, each statue includes a removable double-sided sign around its neck—one side reads “Welcome Friends” and the other side shows the name of the breed. These lovable figures are a perfect garden accent or front-door greeting for any dog lover, and can even act as a memory of a dearly departed pet.

Browse all of these outdoor garden décor items and more, using our online resource center.