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You know how you want to send your friend a cute dog card to mark a special occasion — like a birthday but then life happens, you get busy, and you forget? Well, forget no more. Sent-Well not only has adorable pet-themed cards (along with others), the service also offers to sign, seal, and deliver the card. Other benefits of the service: occasion reminders, adding small gifts to the card, and planning/scheduling your entire card sending at once. Military members get a military discount.
Sent-Well was started by animal lover Nicole Elizabeth. “I felt there was a void in the market for pet-related greeting cards,” she said. “My pets are my kids, and I wanted to showcase cards that celebrate the joy they bring to my life.”
Nicole enjoys giving back. “Two of my favorite projects were for rescues: Second Chance Rescue, in NYC, and for Mac’s Mission (aka Mac the Pit Bull) from Missouri. For Mac’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards, 100 percent of the proceeds went to Mac’s Mission.”
Each year, Sent Well works with Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter to do an event called Mutts Mania and sponsor a canine couture fashion show. “This is a big event for us,” she said. “Everyone on the Sent-Well team gets involved, from creating costumes to reaching out to celebrities to join in the fun. Our goal is to showcase shelter pets in their best possible light regardless of breed or age.”
Read more about the holidays on Dogster:
- 5 Food Gifts for Dog Lovers
- 10 Dog Causes to Donate to on “Giving Tuesday” and During the Holidays
- 10 Handmade Etsy Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers
About the author: Melissa L. Kauffman often goes by Mel to friends and canines alike. She lives in North Carolina with her two forever puppies, Tampa Bay and Justice; two feisty parrots, Deacon and Carlisle; a betta fish named Edgar Allan; and her husband, Scott. Mel is the group editor for Dogster Magazine.