Currently taking custom orders! Send me your furkid pics!
The WOOF Factory was born in 2008 from a dog obsession and a love of art. Steph Fitzsimmons, the woof artist, painted her furry muses in 2008. There were 5 of them at the time, and they were all dogs. Then she painted some friend's dogs and soon thereafter BAM ... the WOOF Factory! She hasn't stopped painting dogs since.
Milestone #2: The WOOF Factory hired Johnny Gato, an orange kitty in 2013. Johnny is campaigning to rename the company Meow Factory. We are considering it, but he is currently outnumbered. However, the artist has started painting more cats.
Employee Recognition Program: The WOOF Factory curently employs three dogs, along with Johnny Gato the cat. They "help" make art. They are Dukie Valentino, Loki Smokie and Lena Banana. These employees also provide entertainment, exercise, and inspiration to the artist.
The Dogfather, Jason Fitzsimmons, helps out with shipping, sewing, printing and inspiration and ideas. He also organizes snacks and meals for the furry employees as well as bathroom breaks and exercise.
The WOOF Factory is located in Des Moines, IA. We have shipped art all over the US and Canada.
If you want to add a fur friend to your life, we urge you to check out your local shelters & rescues. You will be amazed by the number of beautiful, loving animals without homes. Every dog and cat deserves to have their own someone!
Steph would love to paint for you! She has painted hundreds of beloved dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs & would be honored to paint somebody for you. Pricing and how to order>
Steph does graphic design-y illustration stuff too including but not limited to animal-related art. If that's something you need, she may be able to help with that too.
Some recent places where you might have seen WOOF Factory art:
The Champions documentary (Painting in Jonny Justice's home, 2nd Jonny scene toward the end of the movie. Currently on Netflix!)
Boone Veterinary Hopspital lobby, Boone, IA (Currently 2016)
DMACC Boone Campus Library, Boone, IA, November 2015 - February 2016
2nd Annual Arb Bark, Iowa Arboretum, Madrid, IA, October 4, 2014
ARL Dog Jog & Fido Fest, Des Moines, IA, May 17, 2014
Johnston Public Library, Johnston, IA, December 2013-January 2014
Urbandale Public Library, Urbandale, IA Summer 2013
Everyday Dogs, Omaha Bicycle Co., Omaha, NE, June 7, 2013
Angie Anderson Memorial Dog Walk & Fido Fest, Ankeny, IA, May 18, 2013
Art Wall at Sanford Museum, Cherokee, IA, February 2013
Lena and Loki are 10 year old Chow/Shepherd Mix sisters who have been with us since December 2006. They are shy and sweet and silly. Dukie is an approximately 8-year-old white Siberian Husky with 2 different colored eyes. He is our little Care Bear. He was adopted in 2011 from Taysia Blue.
Takoda, Catori, and Vegas - the dogs that started it all and took a chunk of our hearts with them when they left. Forever loved and missed.
Johnny Gato oversees all the art activities.
Loki and Steph the artist on the deck summer 2013.