Monday, December 29, 2008

Celebrate New Years Eve with Your Pets

Well friends, 2008 is quickly coming to an end... As we approach New Year's Eve, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being such great friends and for showing your support. Your faith in Ruff Ruff and Meow continues to inspire us to create new fashions and come up with more funny dog t-shirts and tank tops to keep your dogs and cats looking fresh.

New Year's Eve is a great time to celebrate the coming of a new year with anticipation of what positive things lie ahead, while reminissing on fond memories from the past year. Although it can be a fun filled celebration for humans, it can be a rough night for animals.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you celebrate this New Year's Eve with your pets.

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve party at your house, make sure your pets are placed in a comfortable area that is away from the activities and loud noises. Popping open a bottle of champagne may be fun to you, but it's a perfect way to scare your dog or cat. Whenever possible, avoid keeping them outside, as fireworks and other neighbors celebrations can lead to unnecessary pet anxiety, as well.

Be aware of alcohol and pets, especially after the party is over, when there may be glasses of beer or liquor left behind. Consumption of alcohol can be very dangerous, even deadly, for pets, so be sure to keep a close eye on pets when alcohol is around, and never give them any alcohol as a treat or just a joke.

If you decide to celebrate this New Year's Eve with a quiet night at home, be sure to include your pets in the celebration. They love the attention and will probably want you closeby to cuddle up with if the fireworks outside get too noisy! :)

Happy New Years to everyone!

Ruff Ruff

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Free Pets from LA Animal Services for the Holidays!

Have you considered Pet Adoption? As the number of abandoned and stray pets continues to rise, Ruff Ruff and Meow would like to strongly recommend that you consider adopting a pet rather than buying one from a pet store.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, here's even better reason why NOW is the best time to do adopt a pet.

Silent Santa to pay all Fees for 300 Pet Adoptions!

Los Angeles - YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA "PAWS". A benefactor, wishing to remain anonymous, pledged to pay all adoption fees for 300 pets adopted between now and Christmas at any LA Animal Services Center. Santa stated, "I hope this offer will help empty the kennels and cages and gives these pets a real home for Christmas." Santa had one request of those adopting a pet; that they write a letter to LA Animal Services explaining how adopting the pet changed their lives.

"We are awed by this compassionate and generous gift that will bring so much joy to so many families", said Ed Boks, general manager of LA Animal Services. "We are immensely grateful to our Silent Santa for exemplifying the true spirit of the season by giving so deeply to help those who need it the most - our homeless pets. Happiness is an empty animal shelter on Christmas morning."

The offer could not have come at a more perfect time. LA Animal Services has experienced a 20% increase in the number of owners surrendering their pets due to the foreclosure crisis. Santa has reversed the fortune of these newly homeless animals.

In light of this amazing offer, both the East and West Valley Animal Care Centers will be open today, Monday, December 22, from noon to 5 P.M. (All Centers are normally closed on Monday.) All six LA Animal Care Centers will be open from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. Tuesday and from
8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wednesday, Christmas Eve.

We urge all those who hear about this exceedingly generous offer to paws to seriously contemplate the long term commitment needed to adopt a pet,"Boks added. "Decisions should not be made lightly and LA Animal Services reserves the right to refuse an adoption when we believe the welfare of the animal is not improved by the adoption. This offer is for individuals and families ready to make a 10-15 year financial and emotional commitment to a pet."

Pet adoptions include the spay/neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations and in the case of a dog a license. You can find your true love at any one of the following locations:

North Central
3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

West LA
11361 West Pico Blvd.,Los Angeles, CA 90025

957 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

South LA
3612 11th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90018

East Valley
14409 Van Owen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

West Valley
20655 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fans of Ruff Ruff and Meow are coming Rain or Shine

It doesn't seem like the rain is stopping the hoards of people coming out for Ruff Ruff and Meow's Warehouse Sale...

It's not too late! Among other items, you can take advantage of Ruff Ruff and Meow's specials on doggie tees, tanks & sweatshirts for dogs and cats. For a limited time only, we are offering 1 for $10 (a $20-$30 Value!), 3 for $25 (a $60-$90 Value!), or 5 for $40 (a $100-$150 Value!).

Some of our fans are even walking away with up to 20 shirts at once!

Don't delay, head on down to Ruff Ruff and Meow and snatch up some great deals on designer dog clothes and pet accessories. You're furry friends and pet-loving buddies are sure to love the gifts they'll receive - and you'll love the discounted prices!

Visit Ruff Ruff and Meow's Warehouse at 1006 Brioso Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 or call 949-548-7833.

All You Need is a Little Faith

On Sunday Dec. 14, 2008 David was minding his own business & biking home from work on 19th Street in Costa Mesa, California when he heard a whimpering coming from a nearby dumpster. Curious, he made his way over to it, looked inside & saw a 2 month old puppy... scared, cold & shivering amidst the trash.

David, her hero & the man who found her

Horrified, he immediately, got her out. He took her home with him but unfortunately knew he couldn't keep her. He remembered that Ruff Ruff & Meow was right around the corner from his home & hoped that the owners would be able to help in some way.

The next day, he walked into the Ruff Ruff & Meow offices hoping beyond hope that the owners could help find the puppy a new home. Bophet & Caroline immediately got on the phones to everyone they knew, took photos of the little puppy & wrote a bio which they posted online. They immediately got responses from the post. Meanwhile, the puppy was relaxing & becoming more & more playful as she frolicked around in their warm showroom. The little puppy came to the right place as Ruff Ruff & Meow is a haven for doggie & kitty love & she soon found herself dressed in one of Ruff Ruff & Meow's "I walk by Faith" tank tops, munching on treats & playing with their dog toys.

From Doggie Hell to Puppy Heaven

Caroline suggested they call her "Faith" considering her journey in the last couple of days it seemed to be the perfect name for her. So "Faith" it was. Shana Fife, a woman involved in the loop during the search said "She went from doggie hell to puppy heaven." Everyone at Ruff Ruff & Meow quickly fell in love with her and agreed to keep her until they found her a home. Janet, one of their screeners took her home with her that first evening to foster her until she found a home. The next day, feeling more & more comfortable Faith found herself running around their showroom greeting customers as the came in.

Challen, Faith's New Daddy

One such customer - Challen quickly took to Faith. That's when Bophet & Caroline told him of her story -from Dumpster to Ruff Ruff & Meow to hopefully a loving new home... & Challen without hesitation said that he would LOVE to adopt her! Bophet & Caroline were thrilled as they could tell that Challen would provide a loving home for "Faith" the puppy & tearfully but happily said their goodbyes to Faith ~sending her home with a new Ruff Ruff & Meow dog shirt & toy.
Faith, happily playing with her new brother
(photo sent in by Challen)

Happy & Content in Her New Home

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hurry! Last Days to Order Your Christmas Gifts and Save 20%!

Just a Reminder for All You Last Minute Christmas Shoppers...

When ordering via Priority Mail, tomorrow (December 19th) is the last day to order to ensure your Ruff Ruff and Meow dog clothes and pet accessories will arrive before Christmas.

If you procrastinate a few more days, you can still place your order until December 23rd and use Overnight Delivery to receive your goodies before Christmas.

So, don't delay any longer... browse through our store and fill your basket with the cutest dog clothes and pet accessories online. We have hundreds of custom designs to choose from, including designer dog t-shirts and dog and cat tank tops (with many items costing less than $20), and great stocking stuffer gifts for under $10, including our dog bandanas, doggie wristbands (only $2.95 each!), doggie hair clips or doggie treats.

Plus, you can now take advantage of our Economic Stimulus Package special offer and receive 20% off your entire order, just by using Promo Code CS 82.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Santa's Little Helper featured in Modern Dog Magazine

Ruff Ruff and Meow is proud to say, we've been featured in Modern Dog Magazine's Dressed Up Dog blog - yet again!

This time, Rose, the adorable, mini dachshund, is dressing the part to get on nice not naughty list in Ruff Ruff and Meow's Santa's Little Helper dog t-shirt. This holiday design is also available in a dog tank top, dog sweatshirt or dog bandana.

Orders yours today and you can have it before Christmas! Call 1-866-742-7833 or visit us online at

Happy Howlidays!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow Warehouse Sale - 50%-80% Off!

Now is Your Chance to Visit the Ruff Ruff and Meow Warehouse/Store and Get 50%-80% OFF!
  • Dates: Now thru Dec. 24
  • Time: 11-6pm

  • Address: Ruff Ruff & Meow 1006 Brioso Drive, Costa Mesa CA 92627

  • Directions: Off Whittier Ave between 17th and 18th St.

Come see our full line of Dog and Cat T-Shirts, Dog and Cat Sweatshirts, Pet Bandanas, Wrist Bands, Pet Beds, Pet Steps, & Matching Human Tanks!

We have over 200 designs to choose from, including: "Bitches Love Me", "My Mom is Single", "I Have Issues", "I'm Not Fat Just Fluffy", "Fleas Navidad", "Santa Little Helper", "I love Matzah Balls", "Rub my Belly for Good Luck", "Princess" and more!

What's your pet's personality? Shop online at or Call 1-866-742-7833.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tis the Season to Shower Your Pet with Love

Only 18 days left until Christmas! Tis the season to shower your pet - or favorite pet lover - with love.

If you're still searching for the perfect holiday gift for your pet, Ruff Ruff and Meow's holiday pet gift guide will help you cross them off your list and save you money while you're shopping.

At Ruff Ruff and Meow, we have a variety of holiday designs to choose from, including our ever-popular Kiss Me design, which is available in either a dog t-shirt, dog tank top, dog sweatshirt or matching human tank. For about $20, you can pamper your pet this holiday season.

Or maybe you want to celebrate the holiday season by showing off Santa's Little Helper. This design is also available in either a pet t-shirt, pet tank top, pet sweatshirt or matching human tank.

If you're searching for a holiday design for your Spanish or bi-lingual pet, Fleas Navidad is the perfect design for you!

We have many more holiday designs, so be sure to browse our store for the perfect gift for your dog or cat.

What's more, for a limited time, Ruff Ruff and Meow is offering 20% Off your entire order. Just use Promo Code CS 82 when you place your order.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Raise Your Paws: We Have Great Gifts for Your Pets

Just when you thought the stalled economy was going to derail your holiday shopping plans, your favorite pet clothes and accessories store, Ruff Ruff and Meow, introduces our Economic Stimulus Plan where you can receive up to 20% off your entire order.

Ruff Ruff and Meow has a wonderful variety of fun gifts to spoil your favorite pet including handmade dog t-shirts, dog tank tops, dog sweatshirts, dog banandas, dog beds and more. We even have pet treats. It's easy to find something nice for your four- legged friends or for your animal loving pal. Browse through our selection of unique items including holiday designs for Christmas, Hannukah, and many regional designs too.

So avoid being "Scrooge" this holiday season, and take advantage of our Economic Stimulus Plan. You'll receive 20% off your entire order when you use promo code: CS 82. Plus, for a limited time, Ruff Ruff and Meow is giving away a FREE POSTER with each order of 2 items or more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow Featured in Modern Dog Magazine

That's right... the press continues to roll in with praise for our funny sayings and unique designer dog clothes.

Check out the latest press mention as Ruff Ruff and Meow is featured in the Modern Dog Magazine Dressed Up Dog Blog. Esther, the dressed up dog, is wearing our "You Say I'm a Bitch Like That's a Bad Thing" dog tank top.

If you have a sassy pooch in your house, this is the perfect way to let your dog express herself. Order yours today by calling 1-866-742-7833.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Americans Cutting Back on Gifts, but Not for Pets

According to a recent survey conducted by Consumer Reports, Americans are cutting back on holiday gifts, but not when it comes to their pets. In all, 59 percent of shoppers said they plan to cut back on gift giving this year. However, among those who plan to spend less on gifts this year, only 23 percent are doing so on their pets. The majority (84 percent) said they plan to cut back on spending for themselves, while 40 percent said they're cutting back on buying for friends and friends' families. While 30 percent plan to spend less on service providers such as delivery people, hair dressers and gym instructors and 29 percent aren't giving as much to co-workers, it's nice to know that furry companions will still feel the love this holiday season.

One likely reason pets won't be as affected by cutbacks is that their gifts aren't as pricey. "Most average folks aren't spending an arm and a leg on their pet," said Tod Marks, senior projects editor at Consumer Reports.

When people treat themselves, on the other hand, it's usually something like a plasma TV or other big ticket item for the family, he said.

This is great news for Fluffy or Fido this holiday season. Especially when you consider, you can get your favorite pet, a brand new Ruff Ruff and Meow dog t-shirt, doggie sweatshirt or cat tank top for under $20! Additionally, there are many items on Ruff Ruff and Meow that are only a few dollars such as Dog Treats, Dog Bandanas even Dog Wristbands (a perfect Stocking Stufffer for the active pup in your life!)

What's more... all Ruff Ruff and Meow dog clothes are completely Made in the USA, so you can feel proud knowing that you are helping to do your part for the U.S. economy.

Order your pet gift today by calling Ruff Ruff and Meow toll-free at 1-866-742-7833 or or by ordering online at! .

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow Loves Large Dogs

Are you the proud parent of a large dog? If you're frustrated because you can't find any cute dog clothes that fits your dog, you've come to the right place. Ruff Ruff and Meow knows how to make comfortable dog clothes for big and small dogs. Our custom made dog t-shirts and tank tops fit dogs from 1 to 100 pounds. But don't just take our word for it, read what our customers with large dogs have to say...

"I am so pleased with your company and the sizes you offer in doggie clothing. I own a very loving pit bull named Leo and I could never find him anything due to his size. I just wanted to share a few pics of Leo I took with his tank tops on. I love the quality and the sayings on the shirts.... thank you for having such a wonderful company." Lisa & Leo

Monday, October 27, 2008

Jack the "Bully" Loves Ruff Ruff and Meow

Meet Jack the "Bully"

"This is Jack who I rescued when he was 4 years old. Usually dogs of this age are set in their ways so I never thought he would wear clothes! I was so happy he did since I never had a dog that liked clothes. He loves clothes that fit comfortably (not the tight tees that other companies make) and LOVES his Ruff Ruff Meow brand. They fit perfectly! Not too tight and not too big but comfortable for your dog. He wanted to say thank you for making him look great as well as comfortable!" .... Lisa

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Have You Considered Rescuing a Pet?

Did you know that because of the economy, many pet owners are being forced to abandon their pets in shelters or turn them into strays when they are forced to leave their homes or move? It's sad... but true.

As a pet lover, you may be wondering, what you can do to help save these pets.

There are many pet rescue centers that are taking donations to help find these pets a loving place to call home. If you are not in a position to adopt a pet, perhaps you can spare a few dollars and donate to your local pet shelter. Every little bit helps!

At Ruff Ruff and Meow, we support our local Pet Rescue Center in Mission Viejo, California, and encourate all our Ruff Ruff and Meow fans to help animals in need of rescue and assistance in finding a family.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow Featured in video

Ruff Ruff and Meow was recently featured in this Pet Manufacturer video. Check out Caroline Leedom as she explains all about Ruff Ruff and Meow's unique line of pet clothing:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Green Designs You Can Believe In

For all you eco-friendly pet lovers, Ruff Ruff and Meow has added two new "green" designs to its line of cute and fashionable pet clothes. These designs will be the perfect accessory to help your pet express to everyone that it's cool to save the environment.

Introducing our new "Tree Hugger" design. Whether your dog likes to hug them or just pee on them now you can spread the word with our "green design"!

Or, perhaps our "More Trees Less Bush" design is right for you. Let's face it ~ there are actually 3 possible meanings for this dog shirt. Can you find them all?

As always, Ruff Ruff and Meow dog t-shirts and tank tops are made from stretchy cotton ribbed material with quality silk screened lettering, so they are completely machine washable. All of our dog clothing is proudly made in the USA.

To order your Tree Hugger or More Trees Less Bush dog clothes, please visit us online or call us toll-free at 1-866-742-7833.

Monday, October 13, 2008

On the Road with Ruff Ruff and Meow

Ruff Ruff & Meow owners Caroline Leedom & Bophet Inthivong attend an average of 5 wholesale tradeshows each year in order to promote the latest designs of their Ruff Ruff & Meow's dog dog t-shirts, dog tank tops, dog sweatshirts, dog bandanas and more. They attend tradeshows around the nation- from New York to Las Vegas & truly enjoy getting to know the many different customers they serve. They make a point to visit the stores they sell to when they are in town. "We love to visit our vendors & just say hi but it's also really interesting & informative for us to see the different ways stores in different parts of the country merchandise our products", says Caroline Leedom.

Here is an image of the Ruff Ruff & Meow display at Viva Dogs Vegas a high end dog boutique in The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. They use shelving, photographs, dog mannequins & wire stands to disply Ruff Ruff & Meow's dog t-shirts & dog tank tops.

Here's an image of Barker & Meowski a popular dog boutique in Chicago, IL that likes to use large tables to display Ruff Ruff & Meow's dog t-shirts & dog tank tops.

Here's an image of Maxwell Dog- a cute neighborhood dog boutique in Sherman Oaks, CA that likes to use big silver bins filled with Ruff Ruff & Meow's dog t-shirts & tank tops as an option to show off their line.

“Also, as to be expected, different products sell differently depending on what city you are in”, says Leedom. “For example, in San Francisco our “2 mommies” & “2 daddies” designs fly out whereas in more conservative cities in the Midwest, traditional designs like “I love my mommy” & “I love my daddy” do best.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pooch Politics Gets Some Media Attention

The press is raving about Ruff Ruff and Meow's politically-inspired pet apparel.

Ruff Ruff and Meow was recently featured on Fox News "Dress to Elect" feature.

Here's what Fox News Jessica Solloway had to report about:

Pooch Politics
Chances are social security reform isn’t exactly at the top of Sparky’s mind. But pups are still making their bark count with Ruff Ruff and Meow’s line of politically fashionable pet apparel. On neighborhood strolls, your little guy can "Bark for Obama" or declare that "Mac is Back" with adorable designs you’ll want to wear too. Check out their website for hair accessories, tees & tanks, wristbands, bandanas and even a delectable doggie bakery.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow.. Great Service, Excellent Quality Dog Apparel

It's pretty common these days for customers to complain about the service they receive, but that's hardly the case at Ruff Ruff and Meow. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and exceeding our customer's expectations but don't just take our word for it... here are just a few letters (& photos) from some of our happy customers:

"I cannot believe how quickly I received Bella's new shirts. Bella loves the shirts you have. They are so perfect for her tiny frame and she is so comfortable in them that I can leave her in her shirt all day long without her trying to take it off. I get so many compliments from people when they see her in your shirts and I always direct them to your website. I travel with her often and the airlines are always checking out what she is wearing. I can't wait to order more shirts and I am thinking of ordering some stairs for her. She now has 3 of your shirts and they are by far, my favorite shirts of all. Bella loves her California pooch shirt but her favorite is her new Mini Diva. I can't wait to order more! Thanks for providing such great service and excellent quality dog apparel." Kellie, San Diego, CA

"I found your site 2 weeks ago and fell in love with it. I ordered my Lil Smokey a shirt the first day I was on your site. To my surprise it arrived less than a week later... a feat living in Alaska. Everything I order on line usually takes a week or more to get here. It fit him perfectly as you can see from the enclosed picture. I will soon be ordering more. Thanks for the great site!!"
Teri & Lil Smokey, Alaska

"I was impressed with your fast service, received the tshirts in one day. The quality of your shirts was excellent. My dog looks very cute! It's so rare when a business exceeds my expectations. I thought you'd like to know. I will be doing business with you in the future. Here's a picture and thanks again." L. Sukay

"I just wanted to thank you for your quick and efficient service you provided for the order I just placed. I placed my order yesterday at 10:30 am, and this afternoon (24 hrs later), I received my doggy t-shirt. It's service that you guys provide that makes things so much easier. I was really surprised to receive it so soon! I will definitely send you guys some pictures of my puppy in his new shirt. Thanks and I will definitely be ordering from you guys again and in the meantime, I will tell everyone I know about your website. Thanks again. " Breanna and Duke (the dog)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Meet Our Staff: Introducing Alejandro Ibarra

Getting to Know Alejandro Ibarra:

In our next installment of our Meet Our Staff series, we'd like to introduce you to Alejandro, one of the Ruff Ruff and Meow silk screeners.

His position: Custom silk screener

Alejandro's favorite Ruff Ruff and Meow design: Security

How long he's worked for Ruff Ruff and Meow: 3 months

What he did before Ruff Ruff and Meow: Alejandro worked in the restaurant business.

What he enjoys most about working for Ruff Ruff and Meow: Alejandro likes the people at Ruff Ruff and Meow. It's a cool place to work with great products!

What he's learned from working at Ruff Ruff and Meow: He's learned the art of making custom pet clothes and learned a lot about the retail business.

Visit Ruff Ruff and Meow at the H.H. Backer Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show

Here we go again... getting ready to attend another Pet Industry Trade Show.

This time, the Ruff Ruff and Meow team will be traveling to Rosemont (Chicago-area suburb), Illinois for the 42nd Annual H.H. Backer Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show, which will be held October 3-5th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

We will be exhibiting at booth # 3617 at the H.H. Backer Christmas Trade Show and plan to have our booth fully stocked with all the latest designs and have a wide assortment of Ruff Ruff and Meow dog t-shirts, dog tank tops, dog sweatshirts, dog bandanas and more!

Just in time for the 2008 Christmas/Holiday season, Ruff Ruff and Meow will be debuting FIVE new designs at the H.H. Backer Christmas Trade Show. Thanks to the excitement of Ruff Ruff and Meow pug and maltese lovers, we will be launching three new breed-specific designs, including: Pug-n-A, Pug-off, and I'm a Mal-TEASE. Also, two new "green" designs to make your pet the envy of all the dogs and cats in the neighborhood this holiday season.

To order any of these new designs, please call us toll-free at 1-866-742-7833 or feel free to stop by our booth at the show.

Our booth will be filled with the complete line of Ruff Ruff and Meow designer dog clothes and pet accessories.

We look forward to seeing return customers and buyers from all around the world - and hope to make new friends along the way.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Caroline is this month's Bacchus Featured Member

Ruff Ruff and Meow co-founder, Caroline Leedom is a member of Bacchus Society, an organization committed to helping the community with many different worthy causes.

This month, Caroline was the Featured Member in the Bacchus (Orange County) newsletter. In this blog, we share with you Caroline's Bacchus Member Profile:

Why did you join Bacchus?
"The founder, Steve Bender is very inspiring in his passion to give back to the community & to truly make a difference in this world," said Caroline. "I wanted to be a part of that. I think it's absolutely amazing how he's able to coordinate fabulous events involving great wine & at the same time raise awareness & generate 100% of the proceeds for important causes."

What's Your Favorite Bacchus event?

"They are all amazing, but I'd have to say Bacchus's recent Ambrosia Wine Fest event held at the OC Pavilion. It was a gorgeous venue for an important cause benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I was able to bring my mother & she had a wonderful time."

Length of community service involvement

Caroline has had the privilege to be involved with a number of charititable organizations both personally & through her business Ruff Ruff & Meow. In addition to being a member of The Bacchus Society since 2004, Caroline has also been very involved with the events Overture puts on since 2005. Overture's mission is to promote awareness of the Arts and raise funds for Orange County Arts Educational programs such as Art Express & others. Caroline's company Ruff Ruff & Meow also makes a point of attending as many local rescue events as they can & donates product regularly to local & national rescues around the country.


Caroline went to the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Personal info:

Caroline was born & raised in Honolulu, Hawaii & currently resides in Newport Beach, CA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends & her puppy "Bentley" a little lhasa apsa who thinks he's a big put bull & "Allie" a sweet but feisty calico cat who was a rescue from the streets of South Central, LA.

How to reach you:

We are online at . Mention our promo: Bacchus at checkout & receive 20% off! Or, if you prefer- you may stop by our warehouse/ showroom & say "hi" in person! Of course- don't forget to tell us you heard about us thru Bacchus & we'll give you 20% off!

Feel free to bring your dog! We love meeting our four legged friends!

Our Location: 1006 Brioso Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Our Tel: 949-548-7833

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our Recap of Pet Fashion Week NY

We're back from Pet Fashion Week NY! We want to share our experience of the event and say thanks to all our friends - and the press - who stopped by our booth.

The focus of this year's Pet Fashion Week Runway Show was the ECOuture Charity Fundraiser, which was developed to provide assistance to animal shelters by offering a reliable business opportunity and to recognize companies and designers that produce eco-friendly products. Guests were encouraged to donate product (i.e. excess inventory) to The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. The Mayor’s Alliance will then distribute the products to shelters, allowing them to create capital through end-consumer sales, silent auctions and raffles.

Ruff Ruff and Meow is proud to have supported The ECOuture Charity Fundraiser & The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals by attending the fashion show at Pet Fashion Week.

You can bet we'll be on the lookout for more hot pet fashion trends... stay tuned!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

If Dogs Could Vote: Obama vs .McCain!

The enthusiasm of the 2008 Presidential campaign is spreading throughout the nation. From the millions of Americans who watched the Democratic National Convention this past week to the millions who will be watching the Republican National Convention next week, this is one Presidential race that will go down in history - no matter who wins the election in November.

At Ruff Ruff and Meow, we've taken a less scientific approach of monitoring the campaign performance, but we've decided it's important to give our furry friends a voice in voting for the next President. From small dogs to big dogs to cats of all sizes, Ruff Ruff and Meow fans have raised their paws and want you to hear loud and clear who they support. Will it be Obama or McCain?

According to our estimates (as tallied by votes for Obama dog t-shirts, dog tank tops and dog bandanas vs. McCain dog t-shirts, dog tank tops and dog bandanas), Barack Obama is beating John McCain three to one.

Quite outstanding since according to reports, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, don't even own a dog! However, his opponent, John McCain and his wife, Cindy, reportedly have about 24 dogs of all different breeds.

So, if you want to help your dog have a vote in this election, be sure to order one of our cute dog t-shirts or tank tops, including "Bark for Barack" or "Barack for President" or "Mac is Back." We even have a few "Howl for Hillary" left! We're sure to have clothing that best suits your dog's personality. Don't forget you can even wear a matching human tank alongside your doggie duds! It's the perfect outfit for those heated political discussions at the dog park! So...Will it be a vote for Barack Obama or a vote for John McCain?

Check back with us in a few months... it will be interesting to see if our dogs can predict the winner?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Visit us at Pet Fashion Week New York

Ruff Ruff and Meow, THE celebrity loved pet clothes and pet accessories retailer, will be exhibiting at Pet Fashion Week New York from August 23-24, 2008. Pet Fashion Week NY will be held at the Metropolitan Pavillion and Altman Building in New York City, New York.

Pet wholesalers, high end pet retailers and other pet industry professionals are invited to visit Ruff Ruff and Meow at Booth #P158. This is your chance to preview the latest pet fashion trends, including designer dog clothes for big dogs and small dogs and cats of all sizes, and pet accessories from the designers at Ruff Ruff and Meow. Be one of the first to preview Ruff Ruff and Meow's new designs for 2008, including thirteen funny sayings, such as "My Dad is Single," "Only Child," "Hottie," "Got Leg?," "Pugs Not Drugs" and "Trust Fund Baby."

This show is perfectly timed for the fall/holiday buying season, and is the ultimate shopping solution for upscale pet industry buyers," says Caroline Leedom, the co-owner of Ruff Ruff and Meow.

From the designers who brought you the original "Bitches Love Me" and "I'm Not Fat, just Fluffy" dog t-shirts and tank tops , to the line of politically inspired pet apparel, such as "Bark for Barack" and "Mac is Back," Ruff Ruff and Meow is where to go to find the cutest pet clothing to match your dog's personality.

Ruff Ruff and Meow dog clothing is completely made in the USA and comes in sizes ranging from extra small to extra large (1 lb-over 100 lbs) - small enough to fit the smallest of small dogs and cats and of course perfect for all those large dogs, as well.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In the News: Ruff Ruff and Meow Featured in Orange Coast Magazine

Ruff Ruff and Meow was recently featured in Orange Coast Magazine's 2008 Pet Guide.

Orange Coast magazine is the premier local lifestyle magazine of the region, bringing together Southern California's most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, compelling photographs and quality advertising. Each issue features and award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel.

Here's what the Magazine of Orange County had to say about Ruff Ruff and Meow:

"This Costa Mesa-based Internet store carries cheeky pet tees ("I'm not fat... just fluffy, or "Poop happens"), sweatshirts, and matching items for pet owners. Or show your pet's political preferences with a "Bark for Barack" or "Mac if back!" t-shirt.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Our Best Deal Yet! 50% Off Summer Sale Extended!

With today's slow economy, everyone is looking for ways to save a buck! Ruff Ruff and Meow realizes this and that's why we are offering the BEST DEAL ever on Ruff Ruff and Meow dog clothes.

For a limited time (or while supplies last), you can now receive 50% off the following items:

  • Security (red only)

  • Princess (blue only)

  • Drama Queen (blue only)

  • Proud to Serve & Protect (green only
This special offer is valid on Doggie tees and tanks only and by calling us toll-free at 1-866-742-7833. Mention promo code: SUMMER to get discount.

Also, don't forget! Their current sale is still going strong. It's not too late to still receive 50% on select designs below, for a limited time (or while supplies last):

  • Angel

  • Hard Body

  • Kharma's A Bitch

  • Fortune Treats Will Come to Those Who Behave

  • All Regional Designs

This special offer is available both online or by calling toll-free at 1-866-742-7833. Mention promo code: SUMMER to get discount.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cats LOVE Ruff Ruff and Meow, too!

Ok - we admit it, we've been talking ALL about the dogs who love Ruff Ruff and Meow, and we've neglected to show some LOVE to all our cat friends, too. We're sorry... we know there are alot of Ruff Ruff and Meow fans who are cat lovers, too!

The truth is... Ruff Ruff and Meow designer pet clothes are designed to fit big and small dogs, and cats of all sizes! Our pet t-shirts and pet tank tops fit the same on cats making them the perfect accessory for them (and admit it - those fun holiday cards you just love to send to the relatives!). The soft 2x1 ribbed fabric gives each of our t-shirts and tank tops a fantastic stretch making them very easy to put on your cat!

Here are some of our cat friends wearing Ruff Ruff and Meow designs:

Green-eyed cat in "Bitches Love Me"

Grey, bald cat wearing - "Bad Hair Day"

Also, don't forget Ruff Ruff and Meow doggie steps are perfect for cats, too! They're just the solution for those aging or slightly overweight cats who simply need a little extra help with getting up to your bed or couch in order to snuggle up next to you and purr the night away. Of course, we promise we won't say a thing if you tell your cat the dog step is actually called a "kitty step!"

The same goes for Ruff Ruff and Meow Lounge Beds! Cat love curling up in the middle of our soft & comfy Lounge Beds!

To order one of these great Ruff Ruff and Meow products for your cat - or dog - please call us toll-free at 1-866-742-7833 or order online!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pet Clothes: New Designs for 2008

Are you looking for the perfect outfit for your dog or cat? Ruff Ruff and Meow has 13 NEW DESIGNS to keep your pet looking fresh in the hippest pet apparel?

From "My Dad is Single" to "HOTTIE" to "Only Child" or "Trust Fund Baby"- there's sure to be a funny dog t-shirt design that matches your pet's personality!

For all you PUG lovers, we have TWO new designs just for you: "Pugs Not Drugs" or "What the PUG".

For the chihuahua and yorkshire terrier fans in the house, we have "Ay Chihuahua!" and "Yorkshire Terrorist".

Make sure your dog or cat is the FIRST to sport these new Ruff Ruff and Meow designs at the dog park, by calling Ruff Ruff and Meow toll-free at 1-866-742-7833, as they are so new they are not yet online!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Meet Our Staff - Introducing Janet

In the second part of our Meet Our Staff series, we'd like to introduce you to Janet, one of the Ruff Ruff and Meow silk screeners.

Getting to Know Janet Salcedo:

Her position: Custom silk screener

How long she's been with Ruff Ruff and Meow: Since May 2007

What she enjoys most about her job: Janet enjoys doing whatever it takes to fill the orders, placing tags on dog t-shirts, adding clips to doggie bandanas.

What she's learned from working at Ruff Ruff and Meow: How to make custom printed dog t-shirts and dog clothes. Her attention to detail helps ensure your Ruff Ruff and Meow dog clothes is of the highest quality.

What she did before Ruff Ruff and Meow: Janet worked in retail.

Janet's favorite Ruff Ruff and Meow design: Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

What she enjoys outside of work: Watching The Simpsons on TV

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Introducing the Ruff Ruf and Meow Staff

Welcome to Ruff Ruff and Meow - Meet Our Staff Series

This is our first installment in a new series to introduce you to the staff of Ruff Ruff and Meow. We wanted to share some information about each of the people who help make Ruff Ruff and Meow possible. From the ladies who do the custom silk screening on each dog t-shirt to the person responsible for making sure your Ruff Ruff and Meow pet clothes are shipped on time, this is your chance to get to know our staff.

Getting to Know Irene Stewart:

Position: Executive Assistant - Customer Service Manager

How long she's been with Ruff Ruff and Meow: Since 2006 - 2 1/2 yrs

What she enjoys most about her job: Talking with customers - both retail and wholesale - on a
daily basis

What she has learned from working at Ruff Ruff and Meow: How serious people are about their pets

What Ruff Ruff and Meow design are her favorite: Cutie Pie, To Love & Obey, and Little Piggy

What she did before Ruff Ruff and Meow: Majored in Fashion Design - still enjoys giving fashion tips and advice to customers, in case you're looking for some...

So, the next time you call Ruff Ruff and Meow and a friendly voice greets you on the phone, you'll now know the face behind the voice. Tell Irene you saw her on the blog!

That's all for now! Please check back next week to meet the next Ruff Ruff and Meow staff member.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ruff Ruff and Meow has fans across the world

How many pet retailers can say they have fans across the globe? We're proud to be one of the few pet retail businesses with our products being requested - and shipped - around the world.

Ruff Ruff and Meow received international interest within our first month, and since then our international fan base has grown. We have been lucky to bring the Ruff Ruff and Meow brand throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico, so no matter where you live in the world, we make it easy and convenient to dress your dog or cat in fashionable Ruff Ruff and Meow designer pet clothes.

Of course, if you live in the United States, you can visit one of our many retail partners that sell Ruff Ruff and Meow clothes or order online at Ruff Ruff and Meow, and receive your dog clothes in a few days!

If you live outside the U.S., we ship internationally through U.S.P.S global express, so Ruff Ruff and Meow dog t-shirts, dog tank tops, dog bandanas, doggie steps can be shipped across the globe!

Here are just a few of our international fans... Ruff Ruff and Meow friends from France and Japan.

If you're a large retailer interested in bringing Ruff Ruff and Meow to your country, please contact us to learn more about how you can create custom screenings in your native tongue.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Doggie Steps for your Small Dog or Cat

Do you have a small dog or cat who loves to jump on your bed or sofa? Ruff Ruff and Meow has the perfect solution!

We created the world's first, soft doggie step made from a sturdy, high density foam that is designed to absorb the impact of your pets going up and down on hard surfaces. Our dog steps make it safe and gentle on your dog or cat's joints. They are lightweight and easy to move, so they can be used throughout the house either in the bedroom or on the living room sofa. They come in different colors and washable materials, and are made with a convenient zipper so you can easily clean them. What's best is that there are no hard or sharp edges so you won't bruise yourself if you accidentally bump into them, as can happen when you wander from your bed to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Ruff Ruff and Meow doggie step is perfect for dogs that have arthritis or bad hips. These dog steps are a kinder, safer alternative to hard, wooden dog steps you've seen advertised on TV. Our doggie steps come in two or three step variations, and you can choose from really cool materials, such as canvas, mink or shag in a variety of colors from chocolate to leopard or pink or white.

So whether you are looking for another way to spoil your dog or cat, or you need a solution for your small pet to reach your high mattress or sofa, call Ruff Ruff and Meow and order your doggie step today.

Call 1-866-742-7833 or visit us online at

Monday, June 30, 2008

Caroline's Story... How a Successful Entrepreneur Got Her Start

Since we've shared some history about Bophet, co-owner of Ruff Ruff and Meow, we thought it would be nice to share some background about Caroline, the other co-owner and founder of Ruff Ruff and Meow.

Caroline has been working in fashion and art since she was a child. She was born and raised in Hawaii, and from a very young age, Caroline was always interested in "the creative." Her favorite subject in grade school was art and she loved to paint and draw. As a child, she would enter different contests, like designing stationary for the school or drawing contests. Her first experience leaving country was because of an art contest sponsored by Naha City in Okinawa, Japan for students throughout the state of Hawaii to give their perception of Hawaii. She entered and won. She had the opportunity to meet the mayor from Okinawa and the story made it to international papers. It was an incredible experience and one that led to her fascination and appreciation for different cultures, which would be something that stuck with her for life.

When she was in middle school, Caroline was discovered by a modeling agent, when she was out to dinner with her parents. That is when she first launched her career as in the fashion and entertainment industry. She worked as a model and actress for the next decade and had the opportunity to travel around the world and represent major brands such as Ford, Kenzo, and Coca Cola. Caroline was the face behind over 70 different commercials - both nationally and internationally. Her modeling career gave her the opportunity to learn about different cultures and languages, including German, which she once had to learn phonetically for a commercial shot in Italy.

Caroline attended the University of Hawaii and studied everything from drama, speech and communications to photography and business - staying true to her desire for the arts and humanities. During this time she was still modeling so she would go to school for a semester, work overseas and return to the states after being exposed to so many different people, cultures and experiences. She admits she LOVED school, and would always think about how she would put whatever she was learning to use in the real world.

Caroline fostered her entrepreneurial spirit early on. She decided to study photography in college after being exposed to it for so many years through her modeling and built a successful photography business. She used her background as a makeup artist, and combined the two skills to offer packages for her fellow models whom she met at photo shoots and auditions.

When asked who inspired her you to be an entrepreneur, she remembers while growing up that her father wrestled with the desire to have his own business while at the same time feeling the responsibility to have a stable job to support his wife and children. Caroline believes that between her father's secret entrepreneurial desires weaved into his DNA as well as his strong work ethic and her mother exposing her to fashion, travel and the arts at very young age, that made ALL the difference in making her the successful entrepreneur that she is today!

Her motto in life has been: "Try to experience everything life has to offer." And, with the desire to be "The captain of my own ship" Caroline has done just that, and she is happy when she looks back at all her accomplishments and realizes she has enjoyed having more control of her own life.

What she appreciates and enjoys the most is the fun part of "starting" a business from scratch. Coming up with the concept, nurturing her idea and and growing the business. At times, you are venturing off into the unknown, but that's part of the fun.

Now that her and Bophet have a successful pet retail business, what keeps her inspired? Always thinking of new products and finding fresh and new ways to keep her customers coming back for more fun stuff. In fact, she's busy at work now, developing on a new line of pet products that will be launching at the end of the year... so be sure to stay tuned to the developments of Caroline Leedom.. you haven't heard the end from this successful entrepreneur.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bark for Barack

I just couldn't resist showing you all the cutest pic we just got today from one of our friends, Rebecca, who sent us a pic of her girls Paris Lola and Bella Mia wearing their new Ruff Ruff and Meow shirts.

This pair of adorable chihuahas is wearing two of our most popular new dog clothes from our politically inspired pet fashion line.

It's the Bark for Barack and Barack for President dog t-shirts and tank tops.

And, Rebecca says they love them!

Thanks for sharing!! And, don't forget, please send us your pics, so we can share them with everyone! :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Love at first sight

Isn't it strange how some people have a chemistry with others? It's hard to explain why certain people - or animals - just "click", while others don't give you that same feeling of warmth and comfort.

I guess you can call it instant chemistry or love at first sight, when Bophet-, co-owner of Ruff Ruff and Meow, met Bentley, Caroline's dog, and Ruff Ruff and Meow's official mascot/security dog.

It was almost 10 years ago, when Bophet first met Bentley. He was visiting Caroline's old room mate's house, and Caroline wasn't home, but when Bentley saw Bophet, they were instant friends. Even though it was Bentley's first time meeting Bophet, he was jumping up and down with excitement, ready to play, rolling around, which was totally out of the ordinary for Bentley , who was known for being a security dog, aka "tough guy."

Monday, June 9, 2008

The life of a fashion designer

Did you ever wonder how someone becomes a fashion designer? So did I, that's why I decided to ask Bophet, co-owner of Ruff Ruff and Meow, about how he started in the biz. His story is pretty interesting, so I had to share it with you all.

After moving to the United States from Laos, Bophet was living in Indiana attending high school. His favorite subject in school was ART. He LOVED it so much, he wanted to continue doing what it, so he found a school to study fashion design. He looked through the catalogs and found the Brooks Fashion Institute in Long Beach, California. It sounded exciting, and he was adventurous, so he decided to move to Cali.

When he graduated, he started working for some great fashion brands, like Jacyln Smith, Kathy Ireland, Disney, QuickSilver, O’Neil.

His lucky streak working in fashion ran out and he was out of a job, so instead of taking some office job, he decided to continue doing what he loved and started painting. For an entire year, Bophet lived off his painting, from painting everything from exotic flowers to black and white ads to portraits.

Here are some of Bophet's signature paintings in the Ruff Ruff and Meow showroom

After painting for about a year, he decided to go back to fashion design and started working for PacSun, designing hip-hop clothes for top brands like Sean Jean, Rockawear, PhatFarm, and Kimora Simmons. This inspired Bophet to start his own surf clothing line, OC7 - which he worked on in his spare time before leaving PacSun.

Around the same time, Bophet met Caroline and they started making doggie fashions. First with the doggie steps for Bentley, and then with their first line of designer dog t-shirts and tank tops, including "I Love Bitches," "Bad to the Bone" and "Security"... and the rest is history!

Pretty interesting story, huh?