The amazing mompreneur behind Apple Melon Designs is a mom of 2 boys, a 10 year old smarty pants and a sweet 19 year old with special needs. Her husband is a Saint – always skeptical of her “crazy ideas” and then impressed by how incredible things usually turn out. She is owned by 2 dogs. Biggie is a Puggle that she rescued from a horrible fate in Oshawa and Frank is a Brussels Griffon and their newest family member adopted from the Durham Humane Society. She has lived in Durham region for almost 15 years now and has lived in each of the municipalities but have settled and love Bowmanville the most.
“I started Apple Melon Designs 2 years ago. I couldn’t find any tags for my dog that weren’t cookie cutter from a local big box pet retailer so I decided to research making my own. I toyed with some materials and supplies and found a few that worked great and served many purposes. FUN & FUNCTIONAL…..what more could I ask for.
A website, a Facebook page and the rest is history. I have been heavily involved in countless auctions and fundraising projects, donating AppleMelon Designs Gift Certificates to pretty much any group that asks because I know it helps them raise much needed funds.”
Apple Melon Designs makes fun, quirky, personalized hand stamped tags for dogs (and cats too). They also design and create hand stamped pet themed keepsakes for people who love their pets, key chains, memorial tags, necklaces, etc. Apple Melon Designs tags have traveled across the world to so many interesting places. Germany, Australia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Texas, New York, all over the US, across the UK into Britain too. Sandra (the women behind the tags) is going to get a map and track all their destinations just for fun.
Apple Melon Designs supplies FREE hand stamped tags to rescues who need them in Canada and the US. Everyday she has at least 1 rescue contact her requesting free tags. She usually make about 20 to start off with but has made as many as 50 at a time for larger rescues (such as T.E.A.M. Dog Rescue in Toronto). By making them in smaller batches of 20 or so it allows her to help more rescues in a shorter time frame. When a rescue needs more they just send her an e mail or message on Facebook and she’ll do up more for them. The rescue tags she make are simple, aluminum with the rescue’s name and a phone number hand stamped into each and every one. She always include a split ring and the only thing she asks from the groups are that they share her Facebook page Apple Melon Designs or GoFundMe campaign which helps to fund the free tags. Sandra has stated that it hasn’t raised much money though, she’s not sure they even work to be honest…lol
Let’s see if we can change that…if you can…please donate to Apple Melon Designs Go Fund Me Campaign
Dog Days of Bowmanville: Bark in the Park Bowmanville is an event that Apple Melon Designs is organizing with the help of community members to celebrate the bond between dogs and the people who love them. For over three years Sandra wanted to put together a local Durham Region Festival that showcases local businesses and where people can bring their dogs and have a great 2 days outdoors enjoying the games, food, entertainment, demos, contests, and so much more. They will be showcasing a local Durham Region Farmers Market as well as some of the best food trucks around. They will also be including as many local rescue groups and shelters as possible to better educate people on the importance of spaying and neutering as well as the need for foster homes and adoption over purchasing a family pet. Both her dogs are rescues – 1 from Durham Humane Society, and the other rescued from an abusive owner and she can say they are the best friends she could ever hope for.
The Artwork of Apple Melon Designs
Apple Melon Designs tags are uniquely packaged within a cute drawstring see-through green bag. I just adore the personalized way in which the tags are created. Tracker’s name on a smaller tag while the larger tag has our phone number and the text “If Lost Please Call”. The addition of the paw charm makes it so much more adorable and you know that these were made with care and love.
Additionally, you will receive a soft cloth and instructions on how to care for the tags. Since brass tends to darken over time, the polish pads will bring the tags back to their original luster and brighten them up again.
The thickness and strength of the key ring is amazing. It’s one of those ones that you need a prybar to open just a bit to be able to slip onto anything. The tags, I am certain, will remain on Tracker’s collar for some time. With the warmer weather approaching and the dogs running about for longer periods of the day, I will feel assured knowing that if my baby goes “off road” and end up at a neighbouring farm or survey, I am only a phone call away!!!
Apple Melon Designs tags can be used as a tool to retrieve your keys if lost while always carrying around a reminder of your fur baby. As I was writing, my hubby came in to me asking me if I had seen his keys (for the 100th Millionth time!) He has a habit of losing them or in his mind just misplaced -lol- I had thought to myself – self- what if HE had a tag!! He could always carry around a momento of our extended family member on his key ring and if HE or his keys get lost, the kind folks will have a way of returning him or his keys home.
Remembering …Our Loved Ones. Apple Melon Designs makes Memorial tags too!!
Just one example of Apple Melon Designs Keychains
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A Mom’s Perspective has partnered with Apple Melon Designs to bring you this opportunity to win!
There will be Two(2) Winner drawn for One(1) Tag (Value $20.00)
Eligibility: Canada Only. 18+
End Date: March 31st 2015.
All Mandatory entries must be done for the extra (optional) entries to count.
ALL entries are checked and will be validated.
One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email.
Disclosure: This giveaway is hosted by A Mom’s Perspective and sponsored by Apple Melon Design. A Mom’s Perspective is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Apple Melon Design for testing purposes. My opinions are my own and have not been altered by any influence in any way.