Pet Me Happy News

Sun 30, Jul, 2017
Pet Me Happy Treats Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting at Shelter Hope | Photo: Michael Asmar
Pet Me Happy Treats Fans Pack Grand Opening

More than 100 Santa Clarita Valley locals joined Pet Me Happy Treats founders Stephen K. Peeples and his wife Nadine A. Peeples for the company’s official Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Grand Opening ribbon-cutting and celebration on July 11.

Maker of all-natural Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries, Pet Me Happy Treats is a Santa Clarita-based online e-commerce business (PetMeHappy.com) that also has local brick-and-mortar retail outlets. One of the retailers, Shelter Hope Pet Shop, a nonprofit pet rescue and adoption agency headed by Dani Caouette, hosted the ribbon-cutting at its Town Center Mall location in Valencia.

SCV Chamber officials, local civic dignitaries, business and community leaders, charter Artisan Dog Treats customers, friends, family members and assorted pets packed the shop, mixing and mingling and meeting the two Peeples and Lennon, their faithful canine companion. The couple adopted the 8-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix on October 9 (John Lennon’s birthday) last year as the Peeples’ new family dog and Pet Me Happy Treats’ Official Canine Mascot and Spokesdog.

Among the dignitaries attending and making official presentations were Santa Clarita Mayor Pro-Tem Laurene Weste, Santa Clarita Councilmember Marsha McLean, and representatives of California Assemblyman Dante Acosta, State Senator Scott Wilk, U.S. Congressman Steve Knight and the SCV Chamber’s Cheryl Ramirez.

Pictured at the Pet Me Happy Treats Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony are (from left): Dani Cauoette, Shelter Hope Pet Shop owner; Jessica Mastromono, Miss SCV Scholarship Pageant; Maddi Summers, SCV Scholarship; Adeline Cortinez, SCV Scholarship; Kristy Weatherman, SCV Scholarship; Jeff Lui, SCV Chamber Ambassador; Cheryl Ramirez, SCV Chamber; Kris Hough, field rep for State Senator Scott Wilk; Nadine A. Peeples, Pet Me Happy Treats co-founder (with Lennon); Ed Bernstein, 25 Score co-owner; unidentified woman; Stephen K. Peeples, Pet Me Happy Treats co-founder; unidentified woman; Laurene Weste, Santa Clarita Mayor Pro-Tem; Joshua Rivers, field rep for Rep. Steve Knight; Pierce Monahan, field rep for Assemblyman Dante Acosta; Kelly Robinson, American Business Machines; Sarah McPartland, SCV Scholarship; unidentified man; Raquel Atilano, SCV Scholarship; unidentified woman; and Toni Polucki. Photo: Michael Asmar.

Two-legged guests enjoyed the savory gourmet appetizers served up by Bonefish Grill’s five-star Valencia restaurant, also at Town Center Mall, and meeting and greeting the adoptable pets available at Shelter Hope.

Pet Me Happy Treats was honored with citations from (clockwise, from left): California Senator Scott Wilk; the City of Santa Clarita signed by Mayor Cameron Smyth and presented by Mayor Pro-Tem Laurene Weste and City Councilmember Marsha McLean; U.S. Rep. Steve Knight; State Assemblyman Dante Acosta; and the Santa Clarita Vally Chamber of Commerce. They surround the event poster created by Jennifer Ramos, and featuring Lennon, Pet Me Happy Treats’ Official Canine Mascot.

Pet Me Happy Treats and Shelter Hope share a mission of advocating adoption over euthanasia for animals, and Pet Me Happy now donates a 2 oz. bag of Artisan Dog Treats to the goodie bag that goes home with each dog adopted at Shelter Hope.

Dani Caouette, Shelter Hope owner; Marsha McLean, Santa Clarita City Councilmember; Stephen K. Peeples with Lennon; and Nadine A. Peeples, at the Pet Me Happy Treats Grand Opening, July 11, 2017. Photo: Brooke Ritter/Brooke Ritter Photography.

In addition to the Pet Me Happy Treats online store at PetMeHappy.com, three retail outlets are now stocking Pet Me Happy’s Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries: Canyon Pet Center (on Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon in Canyon Country, in the Food 4 Less center); Happy Pets Veterinary Center (on Newhall Ranch Road at Dickason near Valencia High School); and Shelter Hope (on the first floor inside Town Center Mall, next to the Sears entrance). More stores will be added soon.

Artisan Dog Treats are available in resealable 2 oz., 6 oz. and 12 oz. bags, and in larger bulk quantities by special order.

Longtime Canyon Country residents Stephen K. and Nadine Peeples established Pet Me Happy Treats in mid-2015. After much taste-testing on themselves and scores of different dogs, the couple perfected their healthy, all-natural recipe, found an artisan baker in L.A. County, and introduced Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries in fall 2016. The reviews from customers have been overwhelmingly positive.

For more info, visit http://PetMeHappy.com or email stephen@petmehappy.com. At the website, there’s a sign-up for the “Pet Tales” newsletter as well as links to the Pet Me Happy Treats FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram and Pinterest accounts.

The Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant ladies prove Pet Me Happy Treats’ claim that Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries are so good, people can eat them, too. Photo: Brooke Ritter/Brooke Ritter Photography.

See more Grand Opening photos by Michael Asmar and Brooke Ritter on the Pet Me Happy Treats Facebook page.

And here’s some raw video shot by Jennifer Ramos, Pet Me Happy Treats’ social media manager.


Article: Pet Me Happy Fans Pack Grand Opening
Category: Pet Me Happy News
Author: Stephen K. Peeples
Source: PetMeHappy.com


Pet Me Happy Fans Pack Grand Opening

Sun 09, Jul, 2017
Pet Me Happy Treats founders Nadine Peeples and Stephen K. Peeples with Lennon, Official Canine Mascot
Pet Me Happy Treats Celebrates Official Grand Opening

This is a version of press release issued by Pet Me Happy Treats.

Pet Me Happy Treats, maker of all-natural Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries, celebrates its official Grand Opening with a Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Shelter Hope Pet Shop in Valencia on Tuesday, July 11, starting at 5 p.m. sharp (note new start time).

Chamber officials, members of the SCV business community, local dignitaries, loyal charter Pet Me Happy Treats customers and pet parents of all types and stripes are expected to attend, and bring their dogs.

Five-star Valencia restaurant Bonefish Grill will serve its exceptionally delectable edible gourmet appetizers for human guests.

For all four-legged guests, there will be lots of free Artisan Dog Treats, as well as celebrity photo ops with Lennon, Pet Me Happy Treats’ Official Canine Mascot.

Grand Opening guests may enter to win a random drawing for a free 12 oz. bag of Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries to be given away at the end of the event.

In keeping with Shelter Hope’s pet rescue and adoption mission, and with Pet Me Happy Treats’ advocacy of pet adoption, each new pet parent who adopts a dog from Shelter Hope during the Grand Opening will receive a free 2 oz. bag of Artisan Dog Treats.

“Our official Grand Opening is a major milestone along the Pet Me Happy trail,” said Stephen K. Peeples, Pet Me Happy Treats’ co-founder/CEO. “It’s also a chance for us to thank our friends and customers for their encouragement and support to get to this point.”

Peeples especially wanted to thank Shelter Hope owner Dani Caouette for being such a gracious and enthusiastic host; Della Equipilag of Bonefish Grill, also a pet parent and adoption advocate; 25Score’s Ed and Marlene Bernstein and all the 25Score members; Karen Henderson and her family at Canyon Pet Center; and John Douglas and Dr. Vega at Happy Pets Veterinary Center; Josh Bernstein, who helped finish off our website; and Jennifer Ramos, Pet Me Happy Treats’ social media manager.

“We’re delighted to host Pet Me Happy’s grand opening,” Caouette said. “We’re going to make it a ‘Pet Me Happy Day’ at Shelter Hope!”

New Website
In anticipation of the July 11 Grand Opening ribbon-cutting, Peeples and the Pet Me Happy Treats crew have updated and relaunched the company’s e-commerce website at PetMeHappy.com.

Artisan Dog Treats have been available for purchase there in resealable 2 oz., 6 oz. and 12 oz. bags and larger bulk quantities since September 2016.

Pet Me Happy Treats’ new website also features original articles with advice from experts on pet health, grooming, training and more, plus warm and fuzzy stories penned by Pet Me Happy owners and contributors about their four-legged pals.

The social-media-friendly website also includes a “Pet Tales” newsletter opt-in and links to Pet Me Happy’s FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram and Pinterest accounts.

Retail Outlets
Shelter Hope, the non-profit pet adoption shop located in the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall (first floor, inside,

adjacent to Sears entrance), is one of three Santa Clarita brick-and-mortar retail outlets now stocking Pet Me Happy’s healthy cookie-shaped treats.

Shelter Hope joins charter Artisan Dog Treats retailers Canyon Pet Center (on Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon in Canyon Country) and Happy Pets Veterinary Center (on Newhall Ranch Road at Dickason in Valencia).

About Pet Me Happy Treats
Peeples and his wife Nadine, 30-year residents of Canyon Country, founded Pet Me Happy Treats in summer 2015. After extensive R&D, the couple brought Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries to market in September 2016.

“Our treats have been an immediate hit with about 95 percent of the dogs who’ve tried them,” Peeples said. “We get rave reviews, even from surprised pet parents whose dogs are ridiculously picky. Now, we’re looking to expand our online and in-store customer base further through more marketing and media, and then expand our product line with more healthy flavors dogs love.”

Pet Me Happy Treats plans to introduce a cranberry Artisan Dog Treat, which would swap cranberries for blueberries while keeping the treat’s other nine tried-and-true ingredients the same, late in 2017.

“Cranberries have the same healthful benefits for people and dogs, and our initial taste-testing shows us that dogs like cranberry-flavored treats just as much as the blueberry,” Peeples said.

For more info, visit http://www.PetMeHappy.com or email stephen@petmehappy.com.


Article: Pet Me Happy Treats Celebrates Official Grand Opening July 11
Category: Pet Me Happy News
Author: Stephen K. Peeples
Source: PetMeHappy.com


Pet Me Happy Treats Celebrates Official Grand Opening July 11

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