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About A Dog's Tale Collectibles

Our Service Pledge

We are totally in love with every item that we represent, and therefore we stand behind them completely. Our customers are very important and that is why we encourage you to ask questions and share insights with us. We do our best to return each email or call within 48 hours, Monday thru Friday, EST. Our item pictures are the next best thing to a face-to-face experience, so we ask that you take the time to look at them carefully. If you are looking for design help in creating a gallery or displaying your collections, we would love to hear from you and to offer any assistance we can.
We offer layaway on any purchase over $200. We do our best to work with the needs of our customers, however, if after the 3 month layaway time agreement, items put on layaway are not paid for in full, those items will be forfeited along with any monies paid against them.

About Us

“A Dog’s Tale” is built on the belief that like wine & cheese, peanut butter & chocolate or Anthony & Cleopatra, some pairings are just meant to be.

Canine collectibles have been designed throughout history in celebration of dogs and our extraordinary connection to them. So it stands to reason that just like their flesh and fur counterparts, canine collectibles look to us for love, gentle care, and that special place to call home.

Each item in our shop has been loved and cared for, and is now ready to bond with its new owner. Our items come to us from a variety of places, each carrying a history uniquely specific to its design, place of origin, and previous ownership.

While, like the real dogs that they depict, past history is very much a part of who or what they are, to us, their future is far more important. For that reason, we strive to tell each potential buyer as much as we can accurately can about each porcelain, bronze, painted, stitched, or sketched dog that we represent.

We are also concerned with how each piece “speaks” to a potential new owner, how it fits into their home, or the home of a friend, if it intended as a gift. Sharing your pride and love for your favorite piece from A Dog’s Tale is about becoming part of the history of that piece, and it is the beginning of a new chapter in that dog’s story.

We strive to do our very best to ensure that it is a beautiful one.
Before building “A Dog’s Tale Collectibles”, I built and successfully operated an online dog boutique, selling high quality and unique dog clothing and accessories both in the US and internationally for 9 years.

Prior to the launch of that enterprise, I had a 25 year career in Corporate Human Resources, Executive and Leadership Development, working internally, and as a consultant to such companies as American Express, Pitney Bowes, McKinsey & Company, and Motorola.
I hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Psychology from Tufts University, and a Masters Degree in Psychology from Fairfield University, where I also worked as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing.

My ad-vocations have always been associated with dogs. Over the last ten years, I have built an engaging private collection of antique and vintage dogs. I am also the owner of four mixed breed and hilarious dogs. Looking back, I have dedicated the past decade of my working life to building businesses, participating in and sponsoring events that give back to the canine community.

I have always found that people who love dogs are wonderful people to know, and people who have a passion for antiques and vintage collectibles are so interesting to know. It’s no wonder that the very best part of my job is getting to know my customers.

As for dogs, ask me, and I will most certainly tell you, “Whoever said that you can’t buy happiness, forgot about dogs.”
Donna O'Connor
62 Sea Winds Lane East
Ponte Vedra Beach , FL 32082
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