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 November! The community of Loveland provided us with some amazing Pet of the Month photos and we are beyond thrilled to celebrate these loved animals!

Haley Rodeffer is the loving owner of 1-year-old Charles Peppercorn a.k.a Charlie! Charlie is a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit that according to Haley has more personality than any pet she knows!

“Charlie has been a member of our family since he was just a few weeks old. His best friends are our two house cats whom he loves to play and snuggle with,” Rodeffer said, “When he is very happy he will run laps around the living room and then stretch out on the hardwood floor to cool off. He is quite an escape artist and thus has earned himself the nickname Houdini!”

Charlie is very intelligent as he not only knows how to jump out of this fence, he also can go up and down the stairs, and use his best friends’ cat door to go into the basement! Rodeffer explained that the only way to catch “an escape artist” like Charlie is giving him his favorite treats, which are dried cranberries and bananas. 

“When it is time for bed a small handful of pellets does the trick to get Charlie into his cage,” Rodeffer said, “Despite sometimes being a handful, Charlie is a very good bunny and we love him very much!”

Meet Charles Peppercorn 

Charlie Chilling out on the Coolness of the Hardwood Floor

Congratulations to Haley and Charlie for being selected to represent Loveland Magazine’s Pet of the Month for November! Haley and Charlie will be rewarded with a Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundtlet Tower, a gift card to The Works Pizza, and an 8X10 framable photo keepsake! Charlie will not only be featured in our publication but will also be included in our weekly newsletter for the month of November 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 November’s Pet of the Month, we will be taking entries from November 5th-25th for December’s Pet of the Month.

Check out the video below created by David Miller that features Charlie as well as some of our favorite September, October, and November Pet of the Month entries!

To enter into Loveland’s Pet of the Month contest you must email me, Cassie Mattia, at cmattia12@gmail.com 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 Charlie for the month of November!

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

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 Magazine. Contact 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.