Our Story

Creativity Unleashed

When great ideas come to the minds of gifted artists, wonderful things can happen. At The Laughing Dog Gallery, we celebrate creativity in many ways: by showcasing works by both emerging and acclaimed artists, by offering an eclectic selection of American made craft that can be enjoyed by beginning collectors and experienced art hounds, and by providing our customers with true expertise and outrageously good service. Unleash your own creativity and explore our site. We think you’ll enjoy the journey.

Meet Susie & Jeffery Wilber, Top Dogs

Susie earned a B.A. in Art History from Smith College and an M.S. in Architectural Design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She worked in the architectural field and as an architectural illustrator in New England prior to relocating to Florida where she became a licensed Interior Designer. She has completed numerous commercial and residential projects, several having received national publication.

She and her husband, Jeff, founded The Laughing Dog Gallery in Vero Beach, FL in 2000. The gallery has consistently won awards for its collection of fine American Craft, and was named the “Niche Top Retailer of American Craft” in 2007. Susie has been selected to jury national craft competitions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Niche Awards.

Jeffery Wilber is a building contractor specializing in luxury residential construction. He is licensed in both Florida and North Carolina and has over 30 years experience transforming mere residences into works of art. His construction company, Studio Two of South Florida, Inc., offers complete design/build services as well as art installation and coordination for gallery clients.

 

Shop Dogs

Stella

Stats

DOB:
July 7, 2014

WEIGHT:
How dare you!

FAVORITE TOY:  Anything she can steal from Dolly

FAVORITE SNACK:  Smoked salmon

FAVORITE PASTIMES: Belly rubs at the gallery

PET PEEVE:  Dolly

KNOWN ACCOMPLICE:  Sherman

Dolly

Stats

DOB:
August 12, 2017

WEIGHT:
Gaining by the moment!

FAVORITE TOY:  

FAVORITE SNACK:  

FAVORITE PASTIMES:

PET PEEVE:

KNOWN ACCOMPLICE:  Sherman

Sherman

Stats

DOB:
December 1, 2010

WEIGHT:
115 lbs.

FAVORITE TOYS:  Stella and his purple pig

FAVORITE FOOD:  Rotisserie chicken

PET PEEVES:  Strangers wearing sunglasses and trips to the vet

FAVORITE PASTIME:   Enjoying retirement

Sophie

Stats

DOB:
June 13, 2006

WEIGHT:
How dare you!

FAVORITE TOY:  Giant fleece ball

FAVORITE SNACK:  Snacks!! Did somebody say Snacks?!!  Let’s have some snacks!!!

PET PEEVES: Thunderstorms and people who don’t pay attention to her

FAVORITE PASTIMES:  Napping and guarding the cookie jar

KNOWN ACCOMPLICE:  Argus

Argus

Stats

October 30, 2004 – March 20, 2014

Beloved mascot and fearless fun-loving friend, our “Pirate Boy” was leader of the pack.

Nitschke

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June 6, 1996 – May 20, 2007

A noble gentleman who carried himself with distinction.

Molly

Stats

June 30, 1998 – June 18, 2005

A sweet and gentle girl and friend to all who knew her.