About Us

Hi there and welcome! My name is Vanessa Schepis and I am the owner of The Red Hound Gifts. One of the first things new customers ask me is "why did you name your store The Red Hound?" Short answer, I didn't. The Red Hound was started in March of 2000 by two long time friends; one of these ladies had a red dachshund, yes...the red hound. They grew the business and created what I call the local "red hound" brand. The Red Hound had become known for its' unique home decor items and gifts. Fast forward to May of 2013 and that's where my story begins. Needing a gift for my sister in law, I of course headed to The Red Hound. With a little bit of luck and special timing, I learned that The Red Hound was for sale and yes, I ended up buying the whole store. Not on that day of course but just a few months later. I often say that ended up being a pretty expensive gift for my sister in law! I know it sounds crazy but pinky swear it's a true story. I've always had a love of beautiful home decor and  I've always loved giving the most thoughtful gifts so owning a boutique like The Red Hound was a perfect fit.

Since the beginning, my focus has always been to offer high quality products that you will be proud to have in your homes and equally as proud to give as gifts. Since May of 2013, that is what I have done. I have put my personality, my style and my spin into the buying and that is reflected in all of the items we carry. One of the truly special parts of this business is that we proudly partner with local vendors (over 30+) to bring their products to you. So much talent! Just know that if a product is in our store, you can be confident that it will be something you will treasure for years to come. In November 2018, I had the opportunity to design and open a new location in the most quaint spot in Downtown Alpharetta, Georgia. What!?!, I was like a kid in a candy store. Even more recently, August 2021, we grew again with the sweetest location in Historic Downtown Norcross, Georgia. Though stressful, I truly loved everything about the designing process and I could not be more proud of my beautiful, little boutiques!  Another thing I could not be more proud of is the wonderfully talented staff that work with me, we truly are The Red Hound family! We hope you choose to shop with us online and if you are ever in Alpharetta or Norcross...stop in, we'd love to meet you! Great customer service is kind of our thing so if you have any questions as you browse around, give us a call at 678.624.7733. 

For now, happy shopping!