Pet Gift Online, petgiftonline.com, a new online pet gift store features pet gifts for people. Products include hand stamped pet gift coasters and pet gift ornaments featuring dog silhouette, cat silhouette, and horse silhouette designs developed from professional silhouette artist Lena Bengston's designs. Dog lovers, cat lovers, and horse lovers will find popular dog breeds, cat breeds and horse breeds in this pet products store. There are 170 different silhouette designs for ornaments, primarily AKC dog breeds. Currently the store offers 18 silhouette designs of coasters but can expand these based on popular demand.
The online retail store, managed and owned by Teena Stewart, developed as an off shoot of My Pet Silhouette, mypetsilhouette.net, a wholesale pet silhouette gift business featuring the same products targeted to retailers, animal rescue groups and other pet-related organizations. My Pet Silhouette was originally a seasonal business offering only pet silhouette ornaments.
Professional silhouette artist Lena Bengston had been designing silhouettes of people since the 1970s. The public began asking her if she could also do pet silhouettes as well and the idea for pet silhouette ornaments was born. Bengston spent one summer cutting out 170 different pet designs which she then reproduced and inserted into the ornaments. Eventually this became a secondary business but with Bengston’s people silhouette business demanding a lot of travel travels, she had difficulty keeping up.
Stewart, also an artist, was brought on board to help her manage the pet silhouette end of things. She immediately saw the potential of additional products which could incorporate the already existent designs. She also wanted to focus on making the business a year round enterprise rather than just seasonal. With My Pet Silhouette focused primarily on wholesaling to retailers, Stewart launched the PetGiftOnline website to cater to the general public. She hopes to develop future products based on the same pet silhouette designs which may include pet silhouette jewelry.