The Puppy Potpourri is operated by Extraordinary Dogs Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity established to address the epidemic of mass killing of companion animals, and located in the mountains of central New Mexico.
All profits and proceeds from the sale of our items are used for the direct care of our resident animals.
The mission of Extraordinary Dogs Inc. is to provide rescued "death row" dogs with the skills and training to help them become extraordinary canine friends for life to their adopted family. We are a training and enrichment facility that focuses on the emotional intelligence and resilience of all dogs, especially those who have been discarded.
Our online store, "The Puppy Potpourri", started out as a physical estate sale as a fundraiser to support our nonprofit, Extraordinary Dogs Inc , but being located in a rural area was taking a lot of time to attract customers. Besides that, our first priority is to care for and train our dogs, and every hour spent "sitting at a yard sale" was an hour lost with the dogs. We hoped to use the revenue to supplement mostly our dog food fund, but it was clear that it was too time consuming and that we would have to add much more inventory to make any kind of headway. So we went to an online model.
We had better luck with that and actually sold some items from our personal/estate collections. But once again, it was a matter of inventory and time . . . items had to be photographed and listed. For us it's always about having time for the dogs . . . they come first.
So that's when we discovered the "dropshipping craze" through Shopify, which is an awesome program . . . a great timesaver! We wanted to carry a few, hand-picked items to attract visitors to our store, and wholesale accounts require a minimum qualifying order, and then we have to keep up with inventory. Because dropshipping is based on single items, there is not as much of a break in shipping as in wholesale. So we select our products from sources that ship quickly and reliably, items that are made in the USA/Canada, and from ethical suppliers. We research and test before we list any "dropshipping" items.
We are relatively new on this scene and hope that we can earn enough to support our dogs without having to continue to "beg" via crowdfunding.
Thank you for visiting, and we hope that you come back and become a regular customer.