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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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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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How Groomer Gabriel Feitosa Keeps a Sharp Edge

His newest adventure is learning Japanese.

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GABRIEL FEITOSA GROOMING SALON,SAN DIEGO, CA

Not only does Gabriel Feitosa own and operate a successful grooming salon inside Bow Wow Beauty Shoppe, he also travels internationally to teach and judge at grooming and dog shows. He even has sponsors: Hydra and Utsumi. When not working, Feitosa enjoys spending time with his husband, Jeremy, and their Scottish Terrier Poncho and Poodles Cronos, Blue and Mimo (pictured here).

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This Texan Pet Lover Sure Is Having a Blast with Life

…and tons of caffeine!

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Trace Menchaca
Flying M Feed Co., Houston, TX

Matriarch of the Flying M family. Friend to rescue animals large and small. Facebook Live superstar. Trace Menchaca wears multiple hats and never seems to slow down. In addition to scoring a PETS+ America’s Coolest Stores nod in 2018, she also accepted a local Small Business of the Year Award. Even her just-for-fun activities keep her moving — she regularly cheers on her beloved Houston Astros with husband Miguel, son Max and daughter Lea.

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