by Cassie Mattia

Self-described “Dog Mom” Cassie Mattia lives in Historic Downtown Loveland with Nala, Dean, and her boyfriend Adam. Cassie is the Co-Owner and Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine.

Loveland, Ohio – We are pleased to present Loveland Magazine’s Pets of the Month for January! The community of Loveland provided us with some very festive Pet of the Month photos and we are beyond thrilled to celebrate these pets’ holiday photos with YOU the readers!

Introducing Cooper, a 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel, and Molly, a 7-year-old Lab-Mix that owner Cassie Sepello adopted from HART Cincinnati. Sepello told us that these two beautiful dogs are a huge part of her family’s lives, especially her kids!

“Cooper and Molly have grown up with our kids! They adore our kids and our kids adore them,” Sepello said, “They also love to go on walks around Loveland. Some of their favorite places include the Meade Park trail, Symmes park trails, and the bike path in Loveland, especially when they get to go behind Nisbet park and hop in the river!”

Sepello also shared that Molly is quite the athlete as she loves to go on runs around their neighborhood!

“Molly ran all my long runs with me when I was training for a half marathon. She was still wagging her tail after finishing a 12-mile training run! She’s definitely an endurance runner,” Sepello added.

Meet Cooper and Molly 

Christmas Eve with the kids in matching holiday PJ’s!

Congratulations to the Sepello family, Cooper, and Molly for being the first pets in 2022 to be selected to represent Loveland Magazine’s Pets of the Month for January! The Sepellos and their furbabies will be rewarded with a Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundtlet Tower, a gift card to The Works Pizza, and an 8X10 framable photo keepsake! Cooper and Molly will not only be featured in our publication but will also be included in our weekly newsletter for the month of January and our social media pages.

We would like to thank everyone who sent in holiday photos of their pets as it was an absolute joy to see how many beautiful animals there are in our community! For those who sent in photos but weren’t selected this time around, don’t worry, as your entries will be entered back into the competition for the following month’s selection! For those that missed the deadline for January’s Pet of the Month, we will be taking entries from January 5th-25th for February’s Pet of the Month. Don’t be afraid to dress up your sweethearts in their finest Loveland Valentine’s Day gear!

Check out the video below created by David Miller that features Cooper and Molly as well as some of our favorite holiday Pet of the Month entries!


To enter into Loveland’s Pet of the Month contest you must email me, Cassie Mattia, at [email protected] 2-5 of your favorite photos of your pet along with a short bio about your pet. Share with us and the community why your pet is so special to you along with any other unique facts that set your little buddy apart from other pets! When sending in your pet photos and bios please include your pet’s name, age, and breed as well as your contact info with a short description of each photo you provide us with. If you want to share where your pet’s favorite spots are in Loveland that would be great as well! Remember we DO NOT discriminate against any pets; all pets are welcome to enter into the contest!

Join us in celebrating Cooper and Molly for the month of January!

We can’t wait to see whose pet will be featured in February for Loveland Magazine’s Pet of the Month Valentine’s Day Edition!

Here at Loveland Magazine, we would like to send a personal shout-out to The Works Pizza and Nothing Bundt Cakes Mason (nearby in Deerfield Township) for providing wonderful gifts to our winners!

Want to see previous Pets of the Month? Click here!