pet lifestyle experts
WENDY NAN REES
Wendy Nan Rees, the Pet Lifestyle Advisor™, founded the all-natural pet treat company Lip Smackers Inc. 25 years ago. Now, this bestselling author’s newest book is Dog Lover’s Daily Companion: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Living a Rich Life with Your Dog. Her other books include The Natural Pet Food Cookbook, No Barking at the Table Cookbook, and No Catnapping in the Kitchen. A percentage of the proceeds from her book The Name Game, a collection of celebrity essays and pet names, goes to the nonprofit PAWS. Wendy’s success is even more amazing because she overcomes the many obstacles of severe dyslexia and ADHD every day. She became the “Pet Lifestyle Advisor™” on Animal Planet’s Petsburgh, USA and also helped create Cedar Green®, a line of all-natural pet odor eliminators. In 2000, Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Presently, Wendy is thrilled to say she is cancer-free and working on her Internet radio show Wendy’s Animal Talk, her new podcast called The Barking Connoisseur™, and her book/movie called A Dog’s Voyage Around The World™. Wendy lives in Los Angeles with her dogs Senator, Cappy, Little Man, and Sammy. Visit: www.wendynanrees.com for more info.
photo courtesy of Kristen Levine
photo courtesy of Wendy Nan Rees
Kristen Levine is a pet lifestyle advocate, educator, and journalist. Like many of us, Kristen Levine developed an emotional connection with animals at an early age. Even as a child, she recognized the importance of humans making lifelong commitments to companion animals—she could sense one being’s value to another. Using the humananimal bond as her inspiration along with dogged determination, Kristen turned her life passion into a journey of professional success. In addition to founding Fetching Communications, a global marketing agency dedicated to the pet industry, Kristen’s projects include serving as Bissell’s Pet Lifestyle spokesperson for the company’s line of pet clean-up products and being a member of Toyota’s pet safe travel team. She also writes about pet lifestyle issues for various national print and online publications. Her personal mission is to elevate pet adoption as the number one way Americans add pets to their families. Visit www.fetchingcommunications.com and www.kristenlevine.com for more info.
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MAGAZINE - FALL 2011