Born in a barn.
In early 2018, a horse named Louie was rescued from a Louisiana kill pen by an equine rescue group in Virginia Beach. It didn’t take long for a volunteer there – our very own Kim Schmidt – to recognize how special Louie was. Adopted by the Schmidt family that May, brothers Merrill and Owen made it their mission to help save more equines like Louie from slaughter. Shortly thereafter, Happy Pops was literally…born in a barn.
Since Louie’s adoption, Merrill and Owen have spent countless hours researching, developing, and growing Happy Pops into what it is today: a unique animal treat business dedicated to: creating tasty frozen treats that result in joyful interactions between animals and their people, supporting equine rescue, and helping you to SHARE YOUR HAPPY!