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As of January 1, 2017, Pet Me Happy will retire its line of pet-related gifts to focus on developing the company’s hot new all-natural Artisan Dog Treats. The Santa Clarita, California-based company launched its first Artisan Dog Treat flavor, fresh Oregon Blueberries, in September 2016, available at http://www.PetMeHappy.com. “Our Artisan…

Holiday safety for household pets is the timely topic of the first PSA from L.A. Animal Services‘ Animal Army. Pet Me Happy presents it here as a public service to you and your four-legged family member(s). The holiday season is a joyous time of year when everyone is decorating, cooking…

The story of Max, my worst dog ever, picks up some time after the death of Conan, my best dog ever. (Catch up on Conan’s Pet Tale here.) I am not one of those who must get another dog immediately after losing the best dog ever, although I’ve witnessed a…

If you’ve been lucky enough to have one dog in your lifetime that you can say was the best dog ever, you are indeed a lucky human. I had one of these guys for 9 years and it wasn’t enough, because when he died, it was a heart-breaker. And after…

My wife and Pet Me Happy Treats co-founder Nadine A. Peeples and I went with our heads, hearts and guts when we adopted a shelter rescue dog as a family pet and Pet Me Happy mascot. After three weeks living with Lennon, our newest family member, we’re elated to report adopting…

Note: Pet Me Happy is discontinuing its gifts line as of January 1, 2017. From all-natural treats to fun, useful gifts, Pet Me Happy Gifts & Treats has the perfect holiday gift for your favorite Pet Parent and their dog or cat, for all the special occasions you celebrate between…

The Pet Me Happy Treats menagerie has grown by one as the Santa Clarita, California company’s co-founders adopted a shelter rescue dog as their official canine mascot at the 16th Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair at Hart Park in nearby Newhall on Sunday, October 9. Named Lennon, he’s an 8-year-old corgi-chihuahua-?? mix,…

The Pet Me Happy Treats menagerie invite you to join them and a few thousand other pet-maniacs at the 16th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair at Hart Park in Newhall, California, on Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pet Me Happy is hosting Booth #60 at the…

The good news about pet adoption: According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), approximately 2.7 million shelter animals (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats) are adopted each year. The bad news about pet adoption is that every year, the number of shelter animals…

When I turned 7 years old, my father, who instilled my love of animals by taking me via stroller to the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter on a regular basis, told me he wanted to adopt a rescue dog for our family. My dad had grown up with a menagerie…

If you’re a lifetime dog parent as I am, you know that dog is god spelled backward. To me, there’s nothing on Earth as heavenly as having my morning cup of coffee, mug in one hand, while petting and scratching my faithful dog’s head and happy spots with the other –…

As detailed in other posts, Pet Me Happy Treats has launched a search for a canine mascot, in conjunction with our charter co-sponsorship of the “Adoptable Pet of the Week” radio-web-YouTube feature on KHTS-AM 1220 our home city of Santa Clarita, California, just north of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Company co-founders…

Once Pet Me Happy Treats was all set to co-sponsor the KHTS “Adoptable Pet of the Week” radio-web-YouTube news feature on our local radio station in Santa Clarita starting September 1, 2016, my company co-founders Nadine Peeples and Paige Hagen  and I decided to walk the adoption walk – and…

Call it fate, the planets lining up, divine intervention, coincidence, prescience, clairvoyance, connections, dumb luck or some combination, but that would explain how Pet Me Happy Treats became co-sponsors of the new “KHTS “Adoptable Pet of the Week” radio-web-YouTube feature – just as the company launched its new online boutique and exclusive…

Santa Clarita Valley Company’s Online Boutique Features All-Natural Dog Treats, Ceramic Gifts, Leash Accessories SANTA CLARITA, California, September 12, 2016 [Press Release] – The Pet Me Happy pet gifts and treats online boutique at http://www.PetMeHappy.com, founded in 2015 and operated by three Santa Clarita pet lovers, has launched a brand-new website…

The four-legged canine member of your family may think grapes or garlic toast or ice cream would make a great snack – but giving in to his or her kooky cravings could be deadly for your pet, unless it’s blueberries they crave. Fresh blueberries, provide a delicious and safe alternative….

Your dog has better communication skills than you might think; new technology may help dog trainers understand how dogs use body language even more We know dogs use body language as one way to communicate with us humans, but have you ever wondered what your pet was really thinking? I’m sure…

On a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in summer 1980, the baddest-ass black tomcat I had ever encountered, Hawkeye the Cat, decided to adopt me as his Pet Parent. First, second, or 45th choice, whatever, I’m glad he picked me, because the five years we had together were some of the…

Is there anything in this world quite like the bond between people and cats? Not to diminish the bond between dogs and their humans, but the feline mystique is just different from a canine’s. As Pet Parents, we love, honor and cherish all our furry family members equally. From their…

A dog that licks and chews his paws, legs or other parts of his body is – well, just being a dog. However, when your pet’s grooming behavior becomes a chronic habit, it can lead to serious injury and irritation. Beyond inflammation to the topical area, obsessive behavior like this can be an indication of something more serious than a sore foot or a minor insect bite.

How a Pet Fountain Can Help Your Cat Hydrated, Healthy and Happy Ever wonder what’s up with your cat and water? If you have felines in your family, you’ve no doubt observed the curious relationship they have with water. Furballs are fascinated by dripping water taps, and some cats have…

The story of man (and woman) and dog goes back some 15,000 years to the dawn of civilization. It’s a tale of friendship, devotion and enduring love. And like all true love stories, it never gets old. The loyalty and affection of dogs is so much a part of our…

The waiting room at the vet’s is the place pet-crazy people from all walks of life find common ground The waiting room at the pet doctor is one of the few places where people of different backgrounds and beliefs seem to get along harmoniously. Pet parents’ love of animals provides a common…

Batman the Cat was just six weeks old when he chose our high-school-age son Scot and his younger sister Veronica to be his People Parents. They brought him home and named him that because his ears stuck straight up, like Batman’s cowl. No one could come up with a better name, so…

A dog that licks and chews his paws, legs or other parts of his body is – well, just being a dog. However, when your pet’s grooming behavior becomes a chronic habit, it can lead to serious injury and irritation. Beyond inflammation to the topical area, obsessive behavior like this can be an indication of something more serious than a sore foot or a minor insect bite.

A dog that licks and chews his paws, legs or other parts of his body is – well, just being a dog. However, when your pet’s grooming behavior becomes a chronic habit, it can lead to serious injury and irritation. Beyond inflammation to the topical area, obsessive behavior like this can be an indication of something more serious than a sore foot or a minor insect bite.

A dog that licks and chews his paws, legs or other parts of his body is – well, just being a dog. However, when your pet’s grooming behavior becomes a chronic habit, it can lead to serious injury and irritation. Beyond inflammation to the topical area, obsessive behavior like this can be an indication of something more serious than a sore foot or a minor insect bite.

What’s this thing that some cats have about shoes? I’ve read various explanations for this sort of behavior. Most point towards a cat’s acute sense of smell and the pleasure they get from the aromas contained in shoes.

What makes for a good dog trainer? Love and affection for animals seems to be the most basic quality needed. Positive dog training and rewards-based training are always the best approaches. Early dog trainers like Karen Pryor recognized that rewarding a four-legged pupil with a clicker sound to designate the…

Our tabby cat Clarence – more properly, Mr. Clarence – came into our lives 10 years ago last summer. He is full-fledged member of the family in all respects – in fact, he is in many ways the center of the household. He is as quirky, dignified and lovable as…

What’s up with dog dreams? Body language offers clues By Barry Alfonso When your dog dreams, where does he or she go? What do you think your dog dreams about? You’ve probably seen your canine companion twitch, quiver, whimper and/or move his paws while he’s sleeping. When I was a kid, our family…

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