This website is operated by Snuffles & Tugs custom gear for sports dogs (abbreviated as Snuffles & Tugs). Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Snuffles & Tugs. Snuffles & Tugs offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.
By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.
Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us. The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.
We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.
Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy. We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e‑mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.
You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.
For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.
Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties. Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service. You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e‑mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.
Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Snuffles & Tugs, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Snuffles & Tugs typically handcrafts all products within 6 weeks. Oftentimes, orders process faster than that but we can’t guarantee a faster processing time at all times of the year. Please see our store banner at the top of the site for current processing times at the time of ordering. This is an estimate and is subject to change on a regular basis as supply levels and order volume changes.
If your order cannot be completed as it was received, which is usually due to materials and/or colors being out of stock, you will be contacted by email for further direction. Often, there is the option to either 1) wait for the chosen materials to arrive at the studio; or 2) change one or more aspects of your order to materials/colors that are in stock to receive your order faster. Under this circumstance, your order can instead be cancelled and fully refunded. When you are contacted for further direction on how to proceed in processing your order, you are responsible for the decision(s) and direction provided to Snuffles & Tugs via your written correspondence. You also release Snuffles & Tugs from liability related to processing time that may exceed our Terms of Service on your order.
Check a listing carefully to understand if a product is pre-made and ready to ship or if the product is ordered before it’s handmade.
Both are handmade but RTS items are shipment ready while the custom made products take up to 6 weeks to be created for you depending on order volumes and supply levels.
Look for the “ready to ship” terminology on an image or description if a product is ready for shipment immediately.
Ready to ship orders have a significantly faster processing time than custom orders. These items are handmade by Snuffles & Tugs, but have been completed prior to the time of your order. However, if your order includes both ready to ship and custom items, your entire order will experience the custom order processing timeline.
Snuffles & Tugs toys are rated as Mini, Midi or Maxi toys. Mini toys are those suggested for small dogs and puppies under 20 lbs. These toys tend to feature smaller, thinner and less bulky bite bars, and lower resistance bungees. Examples of dog breeds who may be suited to Mini toys include but are not limited to: puppies under 6 months of age, shetland sheepdogs, and papillions. Midi toys are suggested for medium sized dogs between 20 and 40 lbs. Midi toys tend to have denser bite bars and medium-resistance bungees and are tailored to on-breed medium-sized agility dogs such as border collies. Maxi toys are suggested for dogs over 40 lbs or those who are very hard tuggers. These toys feature high-resistance bungees and reinforced bite areas for durability and handler comfort against powerful dogs.
Customers are responsible for selecting appropriate products for their dog. While we do our best to suggest products which might be appropriate for your dog’s characteristics and intended use, we recognize that all dogs are individuals and make no claim to understand the unique factors that might influence your experience with a particular product.
Every effort is made to source natural hides that are non-toxic, high quality and long lasting. However, unlike artificial fur, real fur has a limited life span. Real fur has a short break-in period (~1-5 tugging sessions depending on the dog) and a relatively long break-down period (~1-3 months). Snuffles & Tugs is not responsible for normal break-down. Normal break-down includes but is not limited to puncture marks, rips, and hair coming off the hide during use (also called shedding). Expect to replace real fur products on a regular basis. Three months is the average functional life of a real hide tug toy, however this can vary a great deal based on use. By purchasing real fur products, you agree to
Overall size of your embroidery will depend on the text, symbols, and fonts chosen for your custom product. Every attempt is made to maximize the size of your embroidery according to the specifications on your order and within the limits of our machinery. Due to our dedication to bring you highly customizable gear, there is a wide range of embroidery appearances across items. Refer to product listings, the Gallery page, and our social media platforms for examples that will inform your selection.
Each custom product with embroidery has a character limit. Please check each product listing for the limit(s) on that specific product. Character limits are inclusive of all letters, spaces, and symbols. Exceeding the character limit will result in your embroidery being smaller and less readable. In cases where the character limit has been exceeded beyond our capability to produce the item as ordered, you will be contacted by email to revise your embroidery. Your order will be placed on hold and removed from the production queue while we await your response. We strongly encourage you to stay inside the character limit for best results. Snuffles & Tugs is not responsible for dissatisfaction with embroidery appearance where character limits are exceeded.
Descending characters, which are characters that have a portion of the letter that extends below the baseline of a font, significantly impact the overall size of your embroidery. Letters with descenders include lower case g, j, p, y, and the numerals 3 and 5. However, descenders are ultimately determined by the specific font itself. If overall embroidery size is of concern and your dog’s name includes descending characters, we recommend either 1) choosing a capital letter font, or 2) for a case sensitive font, have the dog’s name embroidered in caps lock. These are recommendations only. Customers are responsible for their font selection.
For custom items that feature an adjustable section with a triglide, sizing and measurements of the item are based on the overall adjustability of the item. Embroidery may or may not be covered by the triglide according to your dog’s individual body characteristics and your fit preferences. Embroidery positioning in relation to the adjustable section is further impacted by your size selection. If you are concerned with coverage of the embroidery on an item while your dog is wearing it, size down.
When selecting “Brie’s choice” on a custom product, the customer waives their right to pick that color and provides control to the maker. Snuffles & Tugs custom gear for sports dogs makes no claim to understand what the customer might find tasteful on their dog. Snuffles & Tugs custom gear for sports dogs is not responsible if the customer does not like the product when “Brie’s choice” is selected. If you have requirements such as, but not limited to, gendered and/or sex specific color tastes, we strongly encourage you to design all aspects of your custom item yourself.
The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of your product(s) being 100% handmade to order. Customers are responsible for ensuring the information on an order is complete and correct. Snuffles & Tugs is not responsible for typos or any other error at time of ordering. Completing the checkout and paying for an order binds the customer to the order as it is received.
Care for your new product(s) by:
Please use our colour chart to prevent errors in ordering.
Please measure your dog’s neck carefully to prevent errors in ordering. Embroidery on collars is not guaranteed to be visible and not covered by the adjustable slider on the collar. Measurements indicate actual total lengths of the collar. If your dog’s neck measures into two size categories, size up.
Custom orders can have a lengthier processing time.
Ask us for details.
Snuffles & Tugs ships via the domestic and international shipping carrier Chit Chats. Chit Chats is a subsidiary service of Canada Post, USPS, UPS and Ascendia International. Shipments bound for Canadian addresses will be received by Chit Chats and injected into the Canada Post distribution network. Shipments bound for American addresses will be received by Chit Chats and injected into the USPS or UPS distribution networks.
We are pleased to offer international shipping. We ship all International products through Chit Chats. Snuffles & Tugs custom gear for sports dogs is not responsible for duty or brokerage fees for international shipping. These charges come from your country during importation of your package. By placing an order, you agree to longer and variable shipping transit times.
We do our best to apply fair shipping costs to each order.
* We charge a low, flat shipping rate to be fair to all customers.
* We offer free shipping for orders over $100 (automatically offered at checkout) to North America (Canada and the USA).
Rush service on your order does not ensure a faster shipping time. It only provides your order with priority processing time in our studio where supplies and time allow. If rush service cannot be offered, you will be contacted to make alternate arrangements.
Selecting expedited shipping during checkout does not ensure a faster processing time. Your product may still need a custom processing timeframe to be handmade.
Dead Drops – Snuffles & Tugs will drop off your parcel to a location on a pre-determined date and time. Example – Nova Dogsport Inc. Drop dates are subject to change without notice. An email with the anticipated drop date, time, and instructions for pick-up is sent upon processing the order.
Trial Pick Ups – Please see Brie or another authorized representative of Snuffles & Tugs to get your package. Anticipated times of attendance are always announced upon release of the judging schedule. Please only inquire as to your parcel pickup with an authorized representative of Snuffles & Tugs. Do not inquire with any trial volunteer, host, or venue staff. If your judging schedule does not overlap with when a Snuffles & Tugs representative will be present at the trial site, you must have someone you trust get your package on your behalf. Snuffles & Tugs is no longer responsible for your parcel after it has been handed off to you or your proxy. Under no circumstances can parcels be left with the trial staff or dead dropped at the venue.
Snufflesandtugs.com is a United States website. All credit card and Paypal payments are conducted in USD. As we do not have a Canadian website at this time, Canadian customers are encouraged to use the E-transfer payment method which is automatically offered at checkout. This payment method is only available to Canadian billing addresses. Using this method, you will be able to EMT your invoice total to email@example.com without incurring American dollar conversion. Instructions on how to use this method of payment is provided at checkout. If you would prefer the security of a credit card for online shopping, you are welcome to complete your order using Paypal or the Credit Card processor, however you will be charged in USD and will not be eligible for a refund, as all orders are final.
We do not offer returns or exchanges due to hygiene. We do not accept order cancellations on custom items, no exceptions. Personalized and/or customized goods are exempt from being returned unless the product arrives defective. You must contact us within 30 days of receiving your shipment to inform us of any error.
Additional non-returnable items:
* Gift cards
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:
* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed less a minimum $10.00 handling cancellation/restocking fee, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Late or missing refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items are final sale only and cannot be refunded, no exceptions.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at email@example.com and send your item to: Snuffles & Tugs custom gear for sports dogs 34 Roy Avenue New Minas NS B4N 3R6 Canada.
To return your product, you should mail your product to: Snuffles & Tugs custom gear for sports dogs 34 Roy Avenue New Minas NS B4N 3R6 Canada. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of applicable shipping charges will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.
Email correspondence is preferred, and for order inquiries or address change requests, is mandatory. Order details will not be given out over social media platforms. We do not correspond by telephone. Orders can be placed on the website. Orders are not accepted by telephone, Facebook, Instagram, social media direct messages, or private messages. All attempts to contact Snuffles & Tugs representatives by personal email, private social media accounts, or other personal messaging means will be ignored.
While subscribing to our email marketing will cause you to receive marketing material, being subscribed to email marketing is highly recommended for the best ordering experience. These emails will remind you to double check for an invoice/order confirmation, prompt you to confirm your shipping address and where applicable, custom gear specifications. It will also ensure that you received your shipping notification email, and more. To get these important emails regarding your order, please subscribe by checking “sign up for the newsletter” on the checkout page.
Company Shut Down
Approximately every 3 months, Snuffles & Tugs shuts down operations for ~1 -2 weeks. During company shut down, all email and social media accounts are unmonitored. No inquiries will receive a response until the office re-opens. Orders are still accepted on snufflesandtugs.com during these periods. Company shut downs are announced at least 3 weeks notice before the date of shut down. Processing times are not affected by company shut downs unless otherwise stated.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Snuffles & Tugs and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes. These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).
The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada.
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes. Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[updated 2 January 2022]