by Cassie Mattia

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

Loveland, Ohio – We are pleased to present Loveland Magazine’s Pet of the Month for September! The community of Loveland provided us with some amazing Pet of the Month candidates and we are beyond thrilled to celebrate these loved animals!

Haley Hansberry is the proud owner of two longhaired miniature dachshunds that she says “are the most lovable little pups around!” Phoebe turned 1 in May and Poppy is 6 months old.

“They love meeting everyone on our walks down at the bike trail,” Haley said, “They like grabbing a bite to eat at Ramsey’s, getting a little pup cup from either Graeters or Loveland Dairy Whip, and saying hi to their favorite baristas at the Loveland Starbucks! These two have never met a stranger before!”

Meet Siblings Phoebe and Poppy

Poppy and Phoebe wearing their favorite visors on a sunny day!

Congratulations to Haley, Phoebe, and Poppy for being selected to represent Loveland Magazine’s Pet of the Month for September! Haley and her dachshunds will be rewarded with a Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundtlet Tower, a gift card to The Works Pizza, and an 8X10 framable photo keepsake! Haley’s pups will not only be featured in our publication but will also be included in our weekly newsletter for the month of September and our social media pages.

We would like to thank everyone who sent in 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 September’s Pet of the Month, we will be taking entries from September 1st-25th for October’s Pet of the Month.

Check out the video below created by David Miller that features Phoebe and Poppy as well as some of our favorite September 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 Phoebe and Poppy for the month of September! If you would like to follow Phoebe and Poppy on Instagram to see what kind of activities they get into day to day click here.

We can’t wait to see whose pet will be featured in October!

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!

Columnist Cassie Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland. She is the Co-Owner, Associate Editor, and Director of Marketing of Loveland MagazineContact Cassie if you are interested in promoting your event or business in Loveland Magazine. Cassie also Emcee’s events so feel free to reach out if you are in need of an Emcee for your next event, fundraiser, or sports-related competition.