About Jen Reeder

Award-winning journalist Jen Reeder is president of the Dog Writers Association of America. She shares her home office in Colorado with her husband and their dogs, Rio and Peach.

6 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet

6 Reasons to Microchip Your Pet

Travel & Safety

My childhood cat, Pretzel Popcorn Reeder, once disappeared after a massive earthquake shook Southern California. Happily, a few days later, she reappeared in our backyard. Because of that experience with Pretzel, I always microchip my pets for “just in case” scenarios. As you probably know, a microchip is a tiny device – about the size […]

Keeping Pets With Seniors Who Love Them

Keeping Pets With Seniors Who Love Them

Relationships

New Mexico resident Theresa Kline is active and independent at age 81. But after her beloved Westie, Abby, passed away last year, she wondered if she should get another dog. Would having a dog tie her down? And what would happen to her pet if she became ill? Still, Kline missed canine companionship and voiced […]

How to Cope When You Hear the “C” Word

How to Cope When You Hear the “C” Word

Relationships

It’s a sad fact that roughly six million dogs and a similar number of cats are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, according to the Animal Cancer Foundation. No animal lover wants to hear the dreaded “C” word, but many of us have or will. Colorado resident Britton Slagle knows the pain […]

Hitting the Road: Summer Travel Tips

Hitting the Road: Summer Travel Tips

Travel & Safety

I love to take summer vacations with my husband and our dogs, Rio and Peach. It’s a thrill to pack the car and drive to an idyllic campground here in Colorado or head west to explore the off-leash dog beaches of Southern California or north to Wisconsin to splash around in refreshing lakes – checking […]