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