Shiloh getting ready for trick or treating!
Painted Puppies was born out of EquiStencils, which is also owned by Sara Phillips. It was, in fact, her husband Rob that came up with the idea to use the stencils on dogs. We tested some out on our own pups (Shiloh and Sghetti)and also borrowed a couple of friends' dogs (Lily and Mac). The stencils worked just as well on the dogs as they do on horses.
Painted Puppies is a Colorado-based company which was founded by Sara Phillips, and is the canine division of EquiStencils. Sara developed EquiStencils after seeing how everything from cell phones to Facebook pages to vehicles are being customized and personalized and thought why not include horses! Sara is a lifelong equestrian and trainer and rider of her mare Fergie, who has proudly served as our product development laboratory for EquiStencils.
As a horse owner Sara already had the canvas to work with and set about figuring out a way to create a stencil she could use to create a design on her horses’ coat. It was determined that having a template that would actually adhere to the coat enough to get the process finished, while not harming the horse in any way, would be ideal. Horses tend to move and shift around and trying to line up a non-adhesive stencil again and again to accommodate a moving horse is very frustrating. EquiStencils were developed to stick to the coat just enough to get the job done and are easily removed without hurting the horse. Along with standard designs available on our website, EquiStencils and Painted Puppies are able to develop customized stencils just for you. We welcome photos of your horse and/or dog with our designs as well as suggestions for future design offerings.
We strive to provide innovative designs along with excellent customer service and hope you enjoy using Painted Puppies Stencils!