Let’s be completely honest about this week’s Puppy Baby Mama… We all want to be Tori Mistick, from Wear Wag Repeat! Her laugh is contagious, her website is top notch, and her and Lucy’s fashion is always on point. If you aren’t familiar with Tori’s website, do yourself a favor and spend HOURS looking at Wear Wag Repeat’s cute DIYs, listening to the podcasts, and googling over how cute Lucy is. Find out a little about Tori by reading on!
How did you and your pup find each other?
I started looking for a second dog when my old girl Lola was about 7 years old. I searched high and low. Then one day I was hiking and saw another gorgeous English Lab. It turned out he was from a breeder that I had heard of before but had totally forgotten about! I connected with her and ended up getting Lucy right around April Fools Day 2012. She’s AKC papered and from the most serious and responsible breeder you’ll ever meet! Her formal name on her paperwork is Morgan’s Santa Lucia.
What are your top 3 favorite dog brands and why?
Do I have to pick just 3? : ) I love Dog Love Repeat because the founder, Kristin, finds such unique items and loves to support artists. I also love Pups Who Pack because the designer Maggie makes little dog backpacks and they are the cutest thing ever! And thirdly, I love Ripley + Rue because Jeannie comes up with the best sayings like “Who Run the World? Dogs.”
What is the perfect day date with your pup like in your city?
One of our best dog dates here in Pittsburgh was actually last Summer when I took Lucy to the Three Rivers Arts Festival. We browsed hundreds of artist booths and I got to take fun photos of her under a colorful umbrella art installation. Then I got fair food (that I might have shared a little bit of!) and we listened to an outdoor concert of Michael Kiwanuka (you might recognize his music from the intro of Big Little Lies).
How did you build your dog’s account?
I have been so lucky to build up a pack of similarly minded dog moms on Instagram. We’re located all over the country (and now the world) but have bonded so much through each other’s accounts that we do Google Hangouts and some of us have met in person. I think that’s been the key to growing our account – making real friends and real connections through the app. When it comes down to it, all we really want to do is talk about our dogs together!
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