The Story behind Luxepets

Sophie, like many pets touching people’s lives, was more than a mere companion to her owner, Claire. She was a fresh sight for sore eyes after a long day’s work – an endless supply of laughter, joy, loyalty and friendship. They were inseparable and together while working, camping, hiking and even shopping. There were milestones and many celebrations along the way. The two celebrated holidays together…4th of July camping trips, Christmas with her doggie stocking lining the mantle and the milk bone Easter egg hunt with dog park pals in the backyard.

Sophie was a great teacher. Through all of life’s peaks and valleys, she was a gentle reminder of the simpler things that mattered. When the time came for her time on earth to end, it was filled with peace, grace and many tears. Claire commemorated Sophie’s life with friends, each one sharing memories of how Sophie affected them and how she inspired them to get a pet of their own. Through Sophie’s passing, Claire transferred her sadness and creative passion into creating a line of exclusive collection of luxury keepsakes to cherish, celebrate and commemorate a pet’s impact on our lives. Luxepets was born.

Fast forward a decade later, Claire’s love expanded to her work with animals and their companions. She describes herself as “a human bridge between you and your pets.” Claire says, “Some times we transfer human emotions onto our pets. We feel badly our pet is sick. The pet does not have a way to communicate back. This is what I can help with.” Claire’s work with pets is collaborative and “there is a lot of heart in it. I can be a support to those who have a sick pet and it can change the euthanasia experience so that it is more peaceful and honoring of the good bye. I can also serve as a companion to those mourning the loss of their beloved furry family family and help them find meaningful ways to honor their love for one another. ”

Who is Claire?


With over fifteen years in the graphic design industry, Claire Chew has been involved in everything from early stages of concept development to executive level operations and management of leading consulting and development companies. In her past role as Director of Creative Services for the LA office of a leading {NASDAQ} web development company, she delivered innovative Internet-based solutions and applications to Fortune 1000 companies. Partial past clients include Virgin Records, Honda Motorcycles, Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai.

She has also donated many design hours to nonprofit clients, including Step-Up Women’s Network, American Cancer Society, Blue Yonder Foundation, Venice Arts Mecca, El Rescate and Liberty Hill. Aside from volunteering for local animal rescue groups, Claire has committed a portion of all proceeds from Luxepets to be donated to various animal charities.

While spending most of her life in California, Claire received a B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, with a concentration in graphic design and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, Grief Recovery Certification, Reiki I & II certification, Animal Reiki I & II certification and Group Grief Bereavement Certification.

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her daughter Kayman, and her pups Lulu, and Lucy.

1 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Suzen Chan says:

    Hello Claire, Thank you for this wonderful work. My favorite cousin just lost her beautiful Dachshund Heidi, a faithful and loving companion of 13 years. I have now been able to select the perfect memorial gift for her and send my caring and love across the miles to comfort my cousin at this difficult time. You are providing a beautiful and healing service. Bless you and your loved ones.

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