The adoption of Merle & Colby through Renee’s Rescue has brought many new friends and opportunities into my life. Kristy Johnston is the Director of Fundraising and Special Events for the rescue and also picked Merle out of his litter for me to foster (and eventually adopt). Being a dog lover and dog mom to a pittie mix herself, Kristy and I became fast friends.
Kristy started pouring soy candles out of her home as a hobby and realized it might be a good way to help raise awareness of the importance of dog rescue as well as raise some funds for it. Her blue pittie mix, Lexy, was the inspiration for her new business, being her first rescue dog and Blue Dog Candle House was born.
After Kristy got her candle business started she noticed the blue dog silhouette she had chosen to represent her brand was being used by others since it was not uniquely created for Blue Dog Candle House. She reached out to me to see if we could use a photograph of her dog, Lexy, to create a unique image for her logo. The photo below center of Lexy is one of the photos she sent me and our favorite of the bunch because of her pouty lip. Pibble’s are known for their pouty lips and after joking back and worth about it inspiration struck…why not rebrand as Pouty Pibble Candle Co?! I created a logo using the pouty pic and it was a done deal.
So we had a new original logo to work with, prominently featuring Kristy’s furry inspiration. Time to design some candle labels! Kristy was using a variety of different size/shape labels that made simply plopping the circular logo onto them just not possible, no worries, we made it work 🙂
Kristy has been hard at work making candles and taking photos to further her brand. The names of her candles are rescue themed such as Dog Mom AF, Fostering Saves Lives, Rescued Love, etc. A portion of each candle sale is donated to Renee’s Rescues, Inc to help homeless dogs find their furever homes. You can often find Pouty Pibble Candles at Renee’s Rescue events. They are also sold at Animal Veterinary Center in Bear, DE and on Kristy’s shop on ETSY, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PoutyPibbleCandleCo .
Pouty Pibble Candles are soy based, burning clean and long. They come in a wide range of scents and also offer custom scent options if you have something particular in mind. You can follow Pouty Pibble on