Ideas to inspire
by Richard Rowlands | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
RuffLifeCreationsCois the brainchild of Val Van Heiss, a stay-at-home mom with a knack for creating custom pet feeders with personality. It all started when Val searched online for a raised pet feeder for her new Giant Schnauzer puppy.
"Once I found one and proceeded to buy it, I noticed the shipping was $35. That stopped me in my tracks and got me thinking that I could just make a raised pet feeder myself. I have 2 sons with autism, so I also needed a job I could do from home and still be present for my sons," explains Val.
Val strives to make her feeders unlike anything else you'll find on the market today. Her unique designsare built to stand the test of time and are constructed from premium grade wood inset with high-quality stainless-steel bowls. All pieces are lovingly hand finished and painted in Val's home workshop.
When it comes to inspiration, Val lets her imagination and artistic skills run wild. "I like pushing the envelope when it comes to expectations and I'm willing to try anything once. What’s the worst that can happen, I redo it. I tend to think outside the box," she says.
RuffLifeCreationsCo feeders are available in a variety of styles and finishes to suit all tastes. The range includes feeders featuring vibrant primary colors, elegant pastel shades, and distressed "shabby chic" finishes. Some pieces also feature handles for easy transportation and unique decorative moldings, signs, and lettering.
Val's commitment to customer service and her willingness to go the extra mile to create items with character really sets her apart from her competitors. All RuffLifeCreationsCo designs can be customized with your pet's name and painted in the perfect color to suit their personality. Val even accepts orders for one-of-a-kind personalized feeders for your special pup or kitty.
When she's not dedicating time to her handmade business, Val likes to hang out with her human and furry family members. She shares her home with two Giant Schnauzers, Token Oliver and Ava Lark, as well as two cheeky cats, brothers Storm and Mr. P. She also enjoys gardening, movies at the Alamo Drafthouse, traveling, and photography.
Art of the Pet is a repeat customer of RuffLifeCreationsCo. We often use Valerie’s feeders for our sweepstakes giveaways at local pet events. Amazing quality and attention to detail. Her customer service skills are top notch and we are happy to have her on the Art of the Pet Team!