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Niki Libarios’ Secret to Sanity: Power Naps, Escape Rooms and Bargain-Movie Tuesdays

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Niki LibariosHAWAII DOGGIE BAKERY, HONOLULU, HI

Thanks to Chinese New Year bringing with it Year of the Dog, 2018 has gotten off to a crazy-busy start for Niki Libarios. Demand was high for Hawaii Doggie Bakery’s Doggie Lai See and Growlin’ Gau treats, her take on the traditional Chinese dishes, both at the store and pop-up shops. She got through the rush with help from boyfriend Chris Luke, who co-manages the business, and cuddles from Shiba Inu sisters Kuri (left) and Katsumi Firefox (right).


 This article originally appeared in the May 2018 edition of PETS+.  

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Stay Sane with Lynn Paolillo of Cat Naps Cattery

…with calligraphy, sailing and competing!

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Lynn Paolillo
Hamilton, NJ

Cats are a 24/7 passion for Lynn Paolillo. She holds Certified Feline Master Groomer status with the National Cat Groomers Institute, for which she also creates online courses and teaches. Paolillo lectures at Intergroom, Groom Expo, SuperZoo and the All American Grooming Show. And in 2018, she opened Cat Naps Boarding & Grooming on the property where she lives with her husband, John, and her show kitty King, at left, and demo kitty Pandie. Busy cat lady!

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How Angela Pantalone of Wag Central Stays Sane

Balance, some laughter and just being herself!

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Angela PantaloneWag Central, Stratford, CT

This former schoolteacher now spends her days owning and operating Wag Central. She manages a team of more than 27, which includes her children Ellie, Annie and Gus, whom she helps balance life, school and work at the facility for doggie day care, boarding, grooming, training and all-around fun. Busy lady!

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When Not Enraptured by Reptiles, Richard Allen Hops on His Harley

And pumps those muscles!

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Richard Allen REPTILE RAPTURE, MONONA, WI

Richard Allen breeds, sells and even rescues reptiles at the store he owns and operates with his wife, Cheryl. Pictured here is one such breeder, a male black-headed python from Australia named Mr. Awesome. When not working, Allen enjoys spending time with his family, which also includes daughter Paige and pup Pebbles.

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