On the latest episode of the StudioPTBO podcast, hosts Cody May and Neil Morton chat with Lisa Besseling, “momager” of Owen The Griff, the Lakefield, Ontario-based Brussels Griffon celebrity dog who has amassed nearly 100,000 fans on Instagram.
Lisa talks about her non-marketing approach to Owen the Griff—also that resident shop dog at her popular Stony Lake Furniture shop—on social media is winning, and the positive impact Owen is having on so many pet lovers locally and around the world.
Cody May & Neil Morton interviewing Owen the Griff and his “momager” Lisa
Lisa also chats about Owen’s influence in the Peterborough Humane Society “Our Pet Project” campaign and how Topanga from Boy Meets World picked her up at the airport in LA.
Millbrook’s pride and joy Serena Ryder, who attended PCVS in Peterborough, has just released a new Christmas video called “Christmas Kisses”. The title track from her very first holiday album, the song spotlights rescue dogs from the Ontario SPCA and dog influencers wearing festive styles.
One of the dog influencers starring in the video is none other than Lakefield’s Owen the Griff, who has 73,000+ fans on Instagram.
Owen the Griff
“One of Serena’s people reached out to us via email,” Owen’s owner/”Momager” Lisa Besseling tells PTBOCanada. “It was filmed at a small studio in Toronto. We were really happy to be a part of this and help bring awareness to supporting animal shelters at this time of year.”