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Handmade in the Heartland: Lucky Dog Art Prints

Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 07, 2016

Omahan Nicole Daberkow is a dog lover. She got Ellie, her corgi, several years ago. Then, she rescued her second dog, Mac.

"He had some bruising and stuff on his neck. He was very scared of people," she said.

You could say he's a lucky dog, but Nicole insists she's the lucky one. This animal lover is a graphic designer by trade, and wanted to start a side hustle when the animal lover and creative person could mix.  She started an Etsy store, Lucky Dog Art Prints.

From corgis to dobermans, puggles to french bulldogs, dozens of breeds in bright colors adorn the printed pages she makes. Here's how it works...you send Nicole a picture of your pooch, and she digitally edits the silhouette in an array of bright colors. Modern, playful, and of course, appreciative of the pup. Best part of all, with every post marked print a thank you from the dogs because Nicole donates a portion of what she sells to metro dog rescues.

"It's important to me. I love animals and having a rescue dog I can understand how much joy they can bring you. So I really want to help fund groups that can help give that experience to other people and help save dogs."