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Contributors Writers: Annie Blumenfeld (Kid Stuff), Susan Harrison-Wolfiss (The Tail End), Annie JonesFrancis (Doggy Destination: New Mexico), Paul R. Kopenkoskey (Your Money: Pet Health Insurance), Ginny Mikita (Good Grief), Linda Odette (Fetch), Ron Rop (From Our Sponsor), Dr. Wendy Swift (Ask the Vet), Dr. Shane Thellman (The Doctor is In), Jennifer Waters (Working Dogs), Tricia Woolfenden (Profile: Sarah Pyne). Photographer: Mary Caperton Morton (Doggy Destination: New Mexico) Copy editors: Linda Odette, Amy Snow-Buckner

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who we are Mary Ullmer (Editor), is a former manager, editor, reporter and blogger who previously worked for the Grand Rapids Press, Chicago Tribune, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Springfield NewsLeader and Muskegon Chronicle. Email her at Kevin Kyser (Creative Director), owns Kyser Design Werks, (ad on p. 35) a full-service branding and marketing firm. Kevin and his wife Jody have four children: Courtney, Cameron, Collin and Caden. They also have three cats and a 150-pound Lab/Rottweiler/ Newfoundland mix named Gus. Email him at Jennifer Waters (Photographer), is a professional pet photographer at Grumpy Pups Pet Photography, (ad on p. 29) She also is a freelance writer and volunteer photographer at Harbor Humane Society. She credits her three boxers — the original “grumpy pups” — for her love of working with animals. View her work at or contact Jennifer at

Dogs Unleashed - Nov-Dec 2013  

A lifestyle magazine for dog lovers

Dogs Unleashed - Nov-Dec 2013  

A lifestyle magazine for dog lovers