Pet Me Happy Treats Fans Pack Grand Opening

Pet Me Happy Treats Fans Pack Grand Opening

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Pet Me Happy Grand Opening flyer 2More 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 ( 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.

Pet Me Happy Treats Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting at Shelter Hope | Photo: Michael Asmar

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 Grand Opening citations, July 11, 2017

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.

Pet Me Happy Treats Grand Opening | Photo: Brooke Ritter, Brooke Ritter Photography

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, 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.

Pet Me Happy's Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries

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 or email 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.

At the grand opening, Miss SCV Scholarship Pageant ladies love Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries. | Photo: Brooke Ritter/Brooke Ritter Photography

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

Pet Me Happy Fans Pack Grand Opening

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