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

The Year of the Dog has gotten off to a crazy-busy start for this Hawaiian pet pro.





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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