How long will it take to make my order?

Orders are custom made within 5-7 business day after payment.  Your order will be mailed via USPS First Class from Massachusetts.  

What if I need my order faster?

I do offer expedited production and shipping.  Priority and Express shipping options may be found at checkout.  They DO NOT alter the production time.  Express production is an option that may be found in the "Add Ons" section of the shop.  I will make sure your item is shipped within 1- 2 business days.  The cost for this service is due to my taking time after my normal work day to craft your order.  

What size tag should I buy for my pet?

I generally recommend the following:

3/4"  ~  best for toy breed dogs and cats

1"     ~  best for small to medium dogs and for large cats

1.25"~  best for medium to slightly larger dogs

1.50"~  best for large to humungous dogs  :-)

Can I send you a logo or picture for you to stamp?

I work with sets of pre made steel stamps.  I can only stamp what these allow me to.  Very occasionally I can work with these stamps to produce what you are looking for, but rarely.  If you wish a complicated logo or design, I suggest working with an engraver who can replicate your image via machine.  

Can you send me a mock up or photo of my order?

Sorry, but no.  You will receive an item that is as similar as possible to the pictures shown in the listings, but with your personalization.  I provide metal samples in most listings.  Custom listings will be discussed in length and produced as such.  I simply do not have time to set up, take and send pics.  I am a very busy shop and need to get my customers' orders done! :-)

My item is not "perfect"!!!!

Welcome to the world of hand stamping!  Unlike machine produced items, my items are hand crafted and no two will ever be exactly the same.  I artistically stamp your order, letter by letter, character by character, and therefore the depth, spacing and alignment of the stamping will vary.  These slight variations are what make each piece special and unique and should not be looked upon as flaws.

Do you offer multiple item discounts?

My items are very fairly priced for the quality of materials used and the time spent in crafting.  I am open to discussing a discount for orders above 10 items - please shoot me an email using the "Contact Us" page.

Will you donate to our charity or non-profit?

I receive more requests than I can possibly accept.  I do work with some rescues, shelters, etc in New England.  I would consider donating to locally based rescue organizations who are established and with a strong social media presence willing to link back or feature the shop.

How do I go about ordering a custom item?

Please email me using the "Contact Us" page and we will work together to create a unique item for you or your pet.  Please note that all custom designs become the property of The Landlocked Dog and may be used, pictured and sold by same.  

What about returns and cancellations?

Due to the nature of custom and personalized orders, I do not accept returns, exchanges or cancellations but please contact me if you have any problems with your orders.







Our Story

once upon a dog...

After a long run of the corporate life, I needed to do something different. I wanted an opportunity to work for myself and be the one benefitting from my hard work. As I have always had a love for animals, I focused on what path I could follow centering around them. I started with a small Etsy shop baking holistic, all natural dog biscuits and treats. Upon seeing the positive response to my products, I decided to take it a step further and open a dog boutique centering around these homemade goodies. So my beloved schnauzer, Sophie, and I made the leap. The Landlocked Dog was off and running in the summer of 2011. 
I soon started adding hand stamped dog tags to my Etsy shop and boutique. They took off and I had found my true passion. I started hand stamping in the stop but soon found I could not bake, run the store and stamp. Something had to give… After much soul searching, adding 5 more pets to my little pack and running numbers, I decided to close the store and begin hand stamping full time from my home. 65,000+ sales later and with the addition of many more types of items for people, as well as their pets, I found my dream.
The LandlockedDog strives to make items that you will treasure for a lifetime. Whether it be the tag that helps your lost furbaby get back to you, the keychain that your child presents to his dad on Father’s Day or a momento of a special time in your life, know that care and love went into the making of that item. I use high quality American made materials. Each item is carefully stamped, letter by letter, to make the perfect, personalized keepsake for you to proudly gift, or keep!
I love what I do, and hope that you do too!

The LandlockedDog has been featured in:
Yankee Magazine
Bride & Groom
Better Homes & Gardens.com
Pentatonix Christmas Gift Choices
Boston Herald.com