About Us

Welcome! We’re so glad you found us!


I have always had animals in my life. Growing up we had birds, turtles, rabbits, fish, cats, chickens and of course, dogs. No we didn’t have a ranch or live on a farm. We lived in a little city in Hawaii called Aiea (the only city in the US made up of only vowels!) but we were a family that just loved animals. Aside from all of the rest, there was never a time in my life when I didn’t have at least one dog around the house to look after, clean up after, dress up and love.

That brings me to my current canine situation. Right now my husband and I have 3 dogs and they are the loves of my life. My oldest is Daphne, she is a beagle mix. She is 13 years old, she’s a little deaf, a little blind, but runs the yard like she’s still a young one. Then we have Shaggy, a Chihuahua Dachshund who got his name because we were going with the whole Scooby Doo theme. We had a Scooby but he passed away a few years ago. And finally we have Pebbles. Not a Scooby Doo namesake because we couldn’t bring ourselves to name our dog Velma. She’s my Chihuahua – super high strung, not very cuddly, but super protective over her mama (that’s me!)

I love buying presents for my monkeys (as I call them) and I love sharing photos, stories, videos and little anecdotes about them with my friends especially online through my social networks. I’ll be the first to admit that I unabashedly proclaim to the world that “I am a dog lover” on a regular basis.


thedoggiemama.com is a place where we share heartwarming stories about our furry friends, recipes for healthy dog treats with canine lovers, where to find amazing gifts for people who love dogs and love spoiling their dogs, reviews and how to’s, and whatever relevant topics pertaining to the perpetuation of our romance with perky little pooches around the world.


We will be searching the world over for new and exciting gifts for our canine friends and all of you puppy lovers. From clothing to toys, snacks and collars, leashes and poop bags, whatever you need that will help bring you joy and keep your puppy happy we will do our best to find them and pass that information along to you.

If you have an idea you want to share, a product you’d like for us to review, question or comment, please feel free to leave them below and I will get back to you in a jiff!

Zannie Foledo

Life is ruff… snuggle with a pup

4 thoughts on “About Us”

  • I liked reading about your family and why you’ve started this website. Where can a person go to get the things that you talk about from clothing to toys, etc.?

    • I am in the process of building my blog and adding links to make it easy for the reader to find the amazing things we talk about in our stories! Until then I’ll share with you that I like to shop for novelty things at TJ Maxx and Amazon. Petco has a lot but can be pricey for the same thing you find online. Because I buy my monkeys a lot of tshirts, I like to get them for cheap like at Ross for example. I shop around for their costumes at Halloween or Christmas and I can usually get those at Target or TJ Maxx. Thanks again for reading and I hope you’ll be back again soon!

  • Very cool story Zannie. I can tell you are passionate about your pooches! I have 2 border collies, (Molly & Lucy) and I love them dearly. I’ve never owned a cat and really don’t plan on doing so. I looked over your reviews I agree with them. Many of the products with the 4 paws rating, I buy for my dogs too and they love them and I don’t have to worry about what I’m giving them.

    Keep up the good work for all of our Best Friends out there!

    • Thanks Cynthia! I’m glad it’s obvious how passionate I am about dogs. Especially my own, but I just love dogs. When you get to know them, their personalities show through and they are just as simple yet complex as humans.
      I’m having so much fun reviewing all of these products, and I hope that I can continue to be of help to my readers.
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I’m working on a post about dog beds next. Come back and see us soon!

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