Shop Zoo Crew & Beast Bag Boutique

Canine Culture

Hi there, CEO Olivia here. Today I’m featuring some wooftastic artistry From my good furiends Snow & Beast at Shop Zoo Crew & Beast Bag Boutique. Mama Lisa & Mama Donna are the artists behind it all. Lisa does the wood art & Donna makes bags. Both have charities that are near & dear to their hearts. For Beast’s Mama, Donna, it’s the Lupus foundation. Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary is Mama Lisa & the Zoo Crew’s charity of choice. Beast will donate 10 percent of his sales to his charity & the Zoo crew donate 10 percent of their sales to theirs.

We’ve had custom orders done both for ourselves & for Ruby Ranch Pig & Farm Animal Sanctuary. The results were pawsome & included unexpected pawsome gifts. Have a look.

Ruby Jigsaw puzzle

Ruby Ranch wood sign

zoocrew bag

Lupus is the pits

piggie woodcarving

CEO Olivia with cards

Pig Key Chains

Knotty Toys for Good Dogs sign

GG the pig wood carving

Have yourselves a safe & wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia

❤ nose nudge ❤

Ruby Ranch sanctuary



In my last blog post I touched on the growing need of sanctuaries for pigs. My late pig bro Miggy came to us from Ruby Ranch Sanctuary so today I’m going to talk about them.

Ruby Ranch Sanctuary began in 2004 with a rescued pot bellied pig named Ruby. In 2008, the owners, Sherry & Bob sold their home in the city & moved to a 12 acre farm in Arthur, Ontario, Canada. They currently have 22 pigs. 18 potbellies & 3 farm pigs.

They have taken in all they can manage. But Sherry says that there isn’t a week that goes by that she doesn’t get at least one email, phone call or message on Facebook from someone needing to re-home a pig. It’s worse just before Christmas when people don’t want to deal with a pig in there home while celebrating with guests. Also at the start of summer because people want to go on holidays, & just before winter because people don’t want to winterize for them. I got to say these people don’t seem very responsible.

Ruby Ranch is not taking in any more pigs. Caring for so many is very demanding physically & emotionally. Sherry says, “We’re not getting any younger & this is a young person’s thing”.

If you would like to help, Ruby Ranch is always in need of blankets, hay, straw, pink insulation, plywood, dog houses, fruit, veggies or cash donations. You can become a monthly sponsor for one or more pig if you wish.

It’s a sad state that these sanctuaries are needed, yet I’m very grateful for people like Sherry & Bob’s selfless devotion to these wonderful pigs.
CEO Olivia