8PawsUp.com is a pet-lover owned website that offers Labrador Retriever dog breed information and sells original Lab dog breed, mutt, rescue, and dog lover designs on quality apparel and gift items through the Internet. It is our goal to deliver elaborate dog breed articles while providing fun and creative products that celebrate each unique dog lover's interests and personalities.
The Dog Lover Herself
Owner, shopkeeper, graphic designer, web developer...you name it, Shannon's probably behind it. Shannon Steffen is the dog-owned woman behind 8PawsUp. Shannon currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband and two Chocolate Labrador Retrievers. She works full-time as a web developer and graphic designer for her own company and continues to do web design for non-profit organizations, as well as author freelance dog life, health, training, and behavior articles for online publications.
Shannon began graphic design and web development in 1995, while attending Hofstra University. Although it was then that she began to use the computer as her artistic medium, she had been in many art exhibit competitions for water color, abstract mediums, and pottery since the 3rd grade.
Although she had dogs growing up, the love of dogs began to take heart after bringing home her first 8-week old puppy after moving away from her childhood home. It was an 8 lbs. Chocolate Lab, named Dakota, with the saddest eyes and most beautiful face that would melt any heart. One was not enough, and after 11 months, Cheyenne was brought home.
8PawsUp.com continues to grow in popularity for both the quality of articles and the design collection. The designs and products are constantly expanding with Shannon's ideas as well as suggestions from customers, friends, & family.
- 8PawsUp currently offers 1 dog breed, 3 Lab colors, 50+ designs, and over 5,000 unique dog gift items.
8PawsUp Stats 'n' Facts
- 8PawsUp has sold merchandise to customers in all 50 states online. International sales online include: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan, Turkey, and more!
- 8PawsUp has raised more than $1,000 in the last year for U.S. Labrador Retriever Rescues!