I grew up on a farm in Ireland surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, and other farm animals. My work life has always been focused on animals starting as a certified riding instructor and stable manager in Ireland to writing about pets as a journalist in the United States. I’ve also served six years as a professional pet sitter and dog walker. I believe that the secret to happiness is in helping others. My mission is to combine this belief with my passion, which is animals and animal welfare. With that in mind, my blog is all about helping people live happy and healthy lives with their animal companions.
My passion for animal welfare and protection has led me to volunteer at animal shelters and with animal rescue groups for more than 20 years. My husband and I share our home with a rescued American foxhound, Bella, and a border collie husky mix, Jason. They are the loves of our lives!
As a seasoned freelance writer, I specialize in writing about pets and animal welfare. I was the Pet Columnist for 201 Family magazine for more than 15 years and also wrote pet and animal welfare articles for The Record newspaper and The Animal Companion, and Bone-A-Fide Mutts magazines. Online my work has been published on such sites as PawTracks.com, Care2.com, PetPlanet.com, and Travelingleash.com.
You can read a selection of my published work here.