I am a seasoned freelance writer who specializes in writing about pets and animal welfare. I was the Pet Columnist for The Parent Paper (now 201 Family) magazine for more than 15 years and also wrote pet and animal welfare articles for The Record newspaper, The Animal Companion, and Bone-A-Fide Mutts magazines, as well as for PetPlanet.com. I am the recipient of a Gold Award from the Parenting Publications of America, a Certificate of Merit Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, and a Certificate of Excellence Award from the Cat Writers’ Association Inc.

I’m also passionate about animal welfare and protection and have volunteered at animal shelters and with animal rescue groups for more than 30 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!