Friday, September 30, 2011

BUY any product in the shop and GET AN OKAYDOKEYARTICHOKEY Collar for $1

Today and Tomorrow Only 9/29 & 10/1 

What a deal! Buy ANY item in our shop and receive an Okay Dokey Artichokey Custom Collar for just $1! Simply add the collar and any other item (have you seen our new belts for humans?) to your cart and use the code ARTICHOKE at check out and get the collar for $1! Limited to the first 15 buyers so don't dilly dally. $1 collar is a standard custom collar in your choice of length and width, extra wide and martingale surcharges still apply. Questions? Email
Ready to shop? Head to:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Howl -o- Ween

Boo! It's time to get your dog's spooky groove on with a fall or Halloween style from the shop. Go to : Lucky Fiona Collars
Our seasonal collars are kind of like Halloween candy...available for a short time period and oh so yummy. We can't re-order and many fabrics are retired so get them while the getting is good.(we wont tell anybody either when you order a lot of them, like that bag of Butterfingers you ate all by yourself)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Refer a Pal and Get A Gift Certificate! Win-Win!

Now through Friday September 23rd 2011 - Refer a Friend to Lucky Fiona and if they make any size purchase from our new shop you receive a Complimentary Lucky Fiona Custom Standard Collar Gift Certificate!It's a win-win, style for all the pooches we say!
Simply have your friends, family, co-workers, frienemies or stranger on the street tell us you referred them to Lucky Fiona at the time of their purchase and we'll send you a Gift Certificate. Buyer must indicate at time of purchase in transaction notes who referred them. Limit 10 Free Gift Certificates per person/household. No retroactive referrals thank you. Questions? Simply email: 
So start spreading the word! Get people on over to the shop.

LF Clients Monkey & Ginger showing what happens when friends
refer friends. Interspecies peace and love!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Collar of the Month Deal!

Klepto LOVES her monthly collar delivery.
What's better than a Lucky Fiona Collar? Well that would be a MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION where your dog gets a one of kind personally picked custom collar! We are offering an awesome deal right now on standard Collar of the Month Subscriptions - they are priced at the already low price of $195.00 ($248.00 value) and you can save $25 this week using the coupon code NEWCOM at check out. Go to: Lucky Fiona Collar Shop
We get all the details on your special pooch - their personality, their color preferences, their favorite things in life, etc. Then we choose some gorgeous fabrics for them specifically. Many of our collar of the month fabrics are one of kind vintage fabrics or special retro yardage that we simply cannot get enough yardage of to sell to the public. We also take pride in purchasing fabrics that are specific to the dogs we serve. We know that Candy & Daisy the cavalier spaniels like to match their collars but not perfectly match so we buy them fabrics that are similar but not the same. We know that Phoebe will only wear pink and hates florals, so we make sure her collars fit the bill. We often get comments from jealous clients wanting a certain fabric they see pictured on our blog or Facebook, so sorry, you have to be a COM member!
Martingales and Extra Wide Widths for your monthly collar subscriptions are also available for discounted surcharges. So what are you waiting for? Get style delivered to your door monthly, because after all, your dog loves getting mail, right?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Foster Failure and Damn Proud of it!

So we failed. So what, who cares! (said in a Joy Behar voice)I thought I could keep my emotions in check, keep her at arms length. I was going to be the strong one to keep Alex in line, for we all know he is a big sucker for any animal. But actually I started caving quickly and Alex smirked the whole time, knowing full well I couldn't pin this foster failure on him. 
I was counting on some things. Sweet puppy breath and little licks on the ear lobes while a puppy tail flutters away. I knew there would be sweet gazes and adorable antics. I just didn't think I'd fall so hard for them. I expected her to fall asleep on my head and snore a little puppy snore, I didn't think meanwhile I would be in a panic over a potential adopter maybe not enjoying that. "What if they don't believe in letting puppies sleep on their head?" Yes, this is one of the ridiculous inner monologues I had. 
It seems every time Beatrix would enchant me with some form of powerful-puppy-mojo I would get an ache in my heart that her new person or family would not appreciate or notice it. "What if her new DogMommy doesn't understand she loves to watch moths jump out of the grass at twilight?" "What if her new family doesn't allow her to swim in water bowls or hide leaves in a hole she proudly dug?" "What if...gulp...they yell at her for being a setter and doing setter-like things?" 
In this household setter deviance is not only immediately recognized, but celebrated! This is the House that Dugan and Pogue live in after all. Every time Beatrix would pull what Alex and I call a "setter move" we'd marvel and clap. What if her new family did not find Beatrix's ability to steal a flip-flop off your foot and run out the doggy door with it as "charming" and proof positive setter blood flows through her veins?
So you see, there was no choice. I also was not counting on the other dogs not only bonding with her, but loving her. Especially Lily, she is a typical sensitive rescue setter and bares some scars of emotional trauma from earlier in her life. She has been a bit snarky to other dogs the past year, so we were delighted to see her playing and mothering Beatrix. Pogue is delighted with his new pal and so incredibly gentle when he plays with her. Beatrix walks all over him, literally... and he just sighs and wags his tail as she teethes on his ears. Even our old man Dugan watches over her like a hawk, he comes running in a panic when Beatrix lets out a cry, which is often as she is a bit dramatic over things like ear cleaning and nail trimming. Hell, even the cats like her. It's sort of like a sitcom around here...Everybody Loves Beatrix.
Finally, my worst secret fear in letting somebody else adopt her? It's silly and shallow and selfish, but I'll say it. 
"What if her new family changed her name?" 
I mean, c'mon. She IS BEATRIX. It is the most perfect of perfect names for her. She is so a Beatrix it's not even funny. What if, gasp, somebody adopted her and named her Nutmeg or Madison or some stupid dog name like Cuddles? I don't think I could have lived with that.
So you now see this is how we (or I should say I) failed fostering. But somehow it does not feel like failing, it feels like winning. That's the story I'm sticking to. Happy-Puppy-Love- Sigh.  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Collar Styles Released and COUPON CODE for $5 Off

It's something to Howl about - so share the news with dog lovers everywhere! Brand spankin' new styles and a Coupon Code for Blog and Facebook pals. Head over to the
Lucky Fiona Collar Shop for your dog's style needs and purchase a retro collar or two for your best furry pal. Special Promo for Facebook pals and Blog Followers ~ $5 off your order total with Coupon Code: 

Offer good today through Monday Sept. 5th 2011. (Excludes Setter Showdown Fundraiser Collars The Carter and The Guinness.)Questions on ordering? Email