Rainbow Bridge Candle Holder

Now that the Christmas rush is over, we can take some time to work on some new items for our store.  We are very excited to be able to try out some new designs on our laser cutter & engraver. 

We started by creating some personalized glass candle holders.  This Christmas, our Rainbow Bridge ornament was extremely popular.  We thought we would like to have a similar item that could be used year-round, instead of just the holiday season.  So we are now offering a Rainbow Bridge candle holder. 


We can personalize this with any name and any message.  We will also offer it, as we did with the ornament, with your choice of paw print, cat silhouette or dog breed silhouette in the center. 

This particular votive holder is for our dear sweet Mr. Walter Magoo, who was one of our rescue pugs who holds a special place in our hearts.


Lady Maggie's Rescue Story

Back in England, we supported rescue through donations and attending rescue events such as the Pug Dog Welfare Summer Garden Party.  However, there is not a great need for pug rescue fosters in the UK.  In fact, there is a waiting list for both becoming a foster and adopting a rescue. 

Conversely, we were aware of the great need for rescue organizations in the US.  We planned to adopt a rescue pug once we were settled in the US.  However, we were completely unprepared for the stark reality of just how important rescue organizations are in the US.  Adopting was one thing we could do, but there seemed to be so much more need. 

When Cindy (founder of PugHearts of Houston) contacted us to let us know she was starting a pug rescue, we jumped at the chance to help any way we could.  Over the next few months our lives changed forever.  Being involved in rescue opened our eyes in so many ways.  We knew that any further additions to our household would strictly be rescue. 

In April 2007, Cindy called us to say she had a scared little lady who had come to PugHearts from a bad situation.  She asked us to foster her.  We met Cindy in a parking lot and when she opened the back of the car to reveal the crate, the little girl inside literally took my breath away.  My heart immediately ached for her and I wanted to hold her.  Sadly, she was shaking with fear and was not happy to be held.  The rope burns on her neck hinted at the reason why.  We took her home determined to help her learn that humans could be good and kind.  Richard & I discussed names and decided Maggie, after Margaret Thatcher, was a good fit.  She was a little Iron Lady who had survived a horrible life.  We promised her that her life would be better. 

Eventually, we officially failed as fosters and welcomed Maggie as a permanent part of our family.  And I'm also happy to report that this little Iron Lady does indeed rule over our household with an iron paw.  She is loved beyond measure. And thankfully she has decided that we will suffice as pug parents.

We have had many fosters come through our home.  Some have stayed a short time, some for a long while.  Some were not healthy enough to find forever homes and lived their final days in our care.  All have touched our hearts. 

With all the changes in our lives, we do not foster any longer.  We still actively support rescue though and will do for the remainder of our lives.  One way we felt we could help was to donate a portion of our proceeds to rescue.  As such, any purchase through our Etsy store made with the code "PHH" in the notes field at checkout will support PugHearts of Houston via a 10% donation of the purchase price. 

So, help a great rescue and support an Iron Lady in her golden years by shopping with Lady Maggie.

Thank you,


Welcome to Lady Maggie's Musings

Welcome to the Lady Maggie blog!  We are so excited to be launching our new website and Etsy shop with our new Lady Maggie brand. 

For years we have been making bespoke coats, collars and dog beds.  We began back in 2005 but have undergone several changes since then.  As a matter of fact, we started on a completely different continent!  Back in England we created our own design coat specifically for our pugs.  We wanted a coat which was easy to fit and remove.  We also wanted something that would showcase the gorgeous British fabrics that our family was using to create bespoke tailored suits.

After a transatlantic move to Texas, we started making items for a local pug rescue.  We opened an Etsy store under the name deRebecca and sold coats and beds.  We also sold home décor items. 

Recently, we relocated from Texas to North Carolina.  We set up our home studio and began to make preparations to re-open our store.  However, we felt that given both our change in location and our shift of product focus it was the perfect time to launch a new brand.  Lady Maggie was born!  We have been given permission by our eldest pug Maggie to utilize her name and image.  In fact, you will probably see and hear quite a bit from Lady Maggie herself on these pages.

We will now offer more dog-related accessories.  We are expanding our range of collars.  We have also began offering new styles of dog beds.  And we have some gorgeous new fabrics with which we will be offering custom dog coats.  But remaining true to our original intention, we will also be offering some home décor items such as accent cushions.  We love the idea of having a gorgeous throw cushion and a dog bed in the same fabric.  Why shouldn't your dog's bed compliment your home décor? 

We hope you will check back often, as we have some very exciting items we will be unveiling in the coming weeks.  And please contact us if you have any special requests.  All of our items are custom made, allowing us to fulfill any special needs or desires you might have.

Please take a moment to look around the site, browse our Etsy store and let us know what you think.