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About Us



Our Story

Several dogs have inspired the idea behind Shake A Paw Greetings, but none more than a Boston Terrier named Norman. His goofy joy was contagious and his big personality left a lasting impression. Now, even years after his passing, friends and acquaintances still stop to share their favourite stories with a grin and sometimes, side-splitting laughter.

Gertrude Stein said “I am I because my little dog knows me.” Dogs touch our lives in a very special way. We would go as far as to say that anyone who is reading this has had a moment in their life when they felt that the only being in the world that understood them was their dog. ‘Dog people’ recognize the impact that dogs have made in their lives and the lives of others.

Here at Shake A Paw Greetings, we have a simple mission: to celebrate the bond that exists between humans and dogs. When you send one of our dog biscuit greeting cards, you acknowledge that your doggie friend is an important member of the family with a gift that makes everyone on two and four legs smile.

Meet Norman. This is one of the only videos that we were able to recover after we lost all of our personal photos of him in a computer crash in 2008. So this video is really special to us and it makes us laugh over and over again. We hope you enjoy it too!


Healthy Dogs/Healthy Planet:

Living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, arguably one of the most beautiful parts of the world, our lifestyle has always been ‘green’. We recycle, compost and strive to be more water and energy efficient. We try to reduce our impact on the environment by sourcing supplies as close to home as possible. Our packaging is designed to be light as well as entirely recyclable. A healthy planet equals healthy lives and healthy dogs! 

We know that you try to feed your dog the best, healthiest food and treats that you can find. That includes knowing where ingredients originate. All of our ingredients are grown or raised in Canada or the USA. Some are organic. We purchase most of our vegetables, fruits and all of our lamb from suppliers that have sourced them from farmers right here on Vancouver Island. Fresh ingredients make all the difference!

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