About Pet Life Today

Pet Life Today (PLT) is a free resource offering expert, researched information on pets. We publish pet care news, tips and pet product buying advice for owners of a wide variety of companion animals, from cats and dogs to hamsters and horses.

Pet Life Today is owned and operated by RKT Publishing, LLC, an organization founded in 2011 and one most trusted online content publishers, producing premium content that is designed to educate and inform a wide range of audiences.

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Board of Advisors

Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Coates was valedictorian of her graduating class at the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in Virginia, Wyoming, and Colorado. She is also the author of numerous articles, short stories, and books, including the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, children, dog (Apollo), and cat (Minerva).

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Dr. Catharine Hennessy, DVM

Dr. Catharine Hennessy graduated from North Carolina State University in 2001 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced as a large animal veterinarian, and as a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently a small animal veterinarian. Her passion is improving her clients’ lives by creating health for their dogs and cats. When not at work, she spends time with her husband, two sons, her chihuahua and three cats.

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Dr. TB Thompson, DVM

Dr. TB Thompson has been practicing as a dog and cat veterinarian since 2000. She’s worked with exotic pets, wildlife, dogs, and cats in general practice and emergency pet hospitals. Dr. Thompson loves teaching people how to care for their pets in a gentle, sustainable way. With two amazing dogs and one awesome husband around, she learns something new every day about how to be happier in this world.

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Leadership Team

Rob Adler

Rob is a co-founder of RKT Publishing and CEO of Financial Recovery Technologies. He’s an experienced, entrepreneurial leader with a track record of success. Over twenty years he has co-founded four technology companies, and remains an active advisor, investor, and mentor for several Boston-area growth companies. Connect with Rob on LinkedIn.

Ken Lyons

Ken is a co-founder of RKT Publishing, with 13 years experience in digital marketing and online publishing. He’s been featured in ESPN, Inc.com and Search Engine Land. Connect with Ken on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Tom Demers

Tom is a co-founder of RKT Publishing, with 10+ years experience in digital marketing and online publishing whose expertise has been featured in USA Today, Fox Business, and more. You can find Tom on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Angela Stringfellow

Angela is the Executive Editor at RKT Publishing and oversees all content production and editorial policies for all RKT properties. She has 10 years experience in branding, PR and digital publishing and is founder and CEO of Coda Concepts. She’s been featured in Forbes, AMEX Open Forum and Business.com. Follow Angela on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Writers

Lauren Corona

Lauren Corona is a regular contributor to Pet Life Today, as well as a range of other websites, pet-related and otherwise. Although she has experience with many kinds of pets, large and small, dogs are her true love, and she particularly enjoys writing about canine care and behavior. Lauren has been writing about pet care and pet products since 2010. She lives in England, in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, with her husband and their dog, Nola.

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Featured Contributor:

Cynthia Lopez

Cynthia is the managing editor and frequent contributor. She lives with her husband in Minnesota. Cynthia is passionate about helping pet parents create a healthy lifestyle through preventative healthcare and positive enrichment for a long, vibrant life of their four-legged friends. She’s raised and cared for many pets (mostly dogs), and has been writing about pet-focused topics, advice and trends since 2014.

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Jenny Jarvis

Jenny is a frequent contributing author for Pet Life Today. She’s originally from Central Ohio but has lived all over the world with her family, including Texas, Florida and Germany, among other places. She’s taken her two fur babies (and human ones, too) with her along the way and currently calls Eastern PA home. Jenny has been writing on all things pets (mostly focused on dogs) since 2015 and hopes to continue honing her expertise for many years to come.

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Kristin Hitchcock

Kristin Hitchcock is a frequent contributor at Pet Life Today. She was born and raised in Tennessee and currently lives there with her husband and toddler. Kristin is passionate about helping pet parents weave a fulfilling and enriching life for their pets by educating them about lesser-known topics and helping them make the best decisions possible for their pets. She owns three dogs, three cats, two fish, and a lizard.

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Featured Contributor:

Emma Stenhouse

Emma is a freelance writer, specializing in writing about pets, outdoor pursuits, and family living.

Emma is from the UK, and has lived in Costa Rica and New Zealand before moving to a smallholding in Spain with her husband, their two-year-old daughter, and 14 animals. This includes dogs, cats, horses, and poultry. She enjoys trail riding in the mountains near their home, riding her horse Trifle (who was a wedding present!) and taking along her two dogs Ronnie and Blue, who love adventures. Her other dogs, Rosie and Max, can usually be found having a snooze at home.

Emma is passionate about rescuing animals and providing them with a new life after being abandoned or abused. As well as their own four rescue dogs, Emma also fosters dogs for rehoming, providing them with love and training while searching for their forever homes.

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Featured Contributor:

Rebecca Desfosse

Rebecca Desfosse is a frequent contributor to Pet Life Today. She’s a freelance writer who has been writing about pets and pet care topics since 2011. She has contributed to publications such as PetMD, Petcentric, Care.com and more. Rebecca, her husband and two boys live at the beautiful Jersey Shore. They are the pet parents and best pals to two Shiba Inu dogs and two rambunctious cats. She is passionate about sharing creative and unique ways pet parents can enrich the lives of their pets.

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Featured Contributor:

Ana Markovic

Ana is a frequent contributor at Pet Life Today. She comes from a sunny and warm region of central Serbia, but now she lives a little up north in the city of Novi Sad. Ana is passionate about helping pet owners provide their four-legged friends with the care and attention they need to be able to lead healthy lives. She had two cats named Ceca and Lunja while she was growing up, together with a parrot named Kica. Ana has been writing about pet-related topics, advice, and trends since 2016.

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Featured Contributor:

Caitlin McCormack

Caitlin McCormackCaitlin is a freelance lifestyle writer and a frequent contributor at Pet Life Today. Caitlin is based in the great white north in friendly Toronto, Canada. She lives with her husband, two sons, rescue dog, and cat. Caitlin is passionate about helping pet parents learn about the newest, trendiest, and most helpful products to help their four-legged friends live a long and happy life. She’s always had a pet in her life — from ferrets and cockatiels to mice, fish, dogs, and cats, and has been writing about pet-focused topics, advice and trends since 2012, and was previously the editor and contributor for Yahoo Canada Pets’ popular website.

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Featured Contributor:

Richard Rowlands

Richard RowlandsRichard is a writer and marketer for the pet industry. He is from the UK, but has lived abroad in Japan and South Korea. Richard has shared his life with pets since childhood, and currently has a rescue pug named Bertie. These days, he works with veterinarians and pet businesses to improve their marketing and increase profits. To find out more, please visit his website.

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How We Give Back

Sponsorships

At Pet Life Today, we believe in raising awareness for animal and pet rights. We do this through advocacy and as supporting members in the following organizations:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

 

 

 

Best Friends Animal Society

Scholarship Award

We believe that education is the cornerstone to success in life, which is why we offer the following scholarship opportunity for students:

Veterinary Scholarship

The Empathy for Animals Veterinary Scholarship

Offered through Pet Life Today, this scholarship is open to veterinary students enrolled in veterinary studies, animal sciences or a similar undergraduate program at an accredited university, and awarded annually in the amount of $500.

How We Support Pet Life Today

Through RKT Publishing, Pet Life Today is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. We include Amazon links to many of the products we feature on our site. If you click on one of those links and make a purchase on Amazon, we receive a small percentage of the purchase price in the form of a commission directly from Amazon. You can read more about The Amazon Affiliate Program here.

This is how we’re able to fund and support the work we do at Pet Life Today, so that we can bring you the best pet news, tips and product buying advice for pet owners and remain a free and unbiased resource.

Our Other Pet Brands

If you like Pet Life Today and want even more pet care information and expert product reviews, check out our other pet sites:

Pup Life Today – exclusive free pet care resource for dog owners

Cat Life Today – exclusive free pet care resource for cat owners