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Our Mission: 

HerePup aims to be one of the only dedicated dog news sources (news about dogs–not necessarily for dogs). This includes dogs in the media, news-worthy events, product recalls, celebrity dogs, and anything else in the news that involves dogs.

We deploy a team of contributors with a wide array of backgrounds to provide expert insight (and a dose of fun) on current, in-depth content. Their backgrounds include veterinary science, dog training, pop culture journalism, journalistic research, essay writing, and biology. If you’d like to learn more about our team, please complete the form below.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Meet Our Team:

Paul is an entrepreneur and marketer for the pet industry who works out of Chicago. He teaches people how to break free of the 9-to-5 grind by blogging for a living. He founded his first website to help his clients get the best deal on pet care. Currently, Paul runs the HerePup along with the team of dedicated experts – so you know he has the knowledge to help you make the right choice.

“Over a decade of experience writing about pet care and pet welfare, I would like to share my tips and knowledge with you. I've had a good time trying to figure out the best ways for pet owners to reduce the stress and anxiety they may be experiencing around their pets.

You might have heard me refer to myself as a "dog whisperer" or "dog lover." I'm also a "behavior expert" and I am a trained obedience trainer. I have spent years practicing all forms of positive reinforcement with dogs and I've been featured in a variety of publications.

In the past, I have had the opportunity to work with many different breed dogs, but I have found it to be a very difficult business to be in. I have learned many valuable lessons and I am thankful that I have had the chance to work with some very special people.”

Laura Harris is our resident dog health expert. She’s a veterinary student in Chicago, and she spends most of her time at HerePup fact-checking dog health-related information. Her expertise is in dog care, dog nutrition, senior dogs, and weight management. As a future vet, Laura focuses on listening to pets and their families. She will spend time with each animal and listen to their concerns and requests. She also listens to their medical histories and will provide feedback based on what they have said. This feedback will be used to improve the medical care that each pet will receive.


Michelle Reed is a regular contributor to HerePup, as well as being a freelance writer for many different animal-related publications. A former member of the Ontario Provincial Police for over 10 years, Michelle began writing professionally in 2016. She lives in Toronto with her husband, husband's sister, a rescued Shepherd mix, and two cats.

Throughout his long career, Eric Richard had been working with veterinarians and pet businesses to improve their marketing and increase profits. Previously, Eric worked for a company, where he oversaw the pet health products. He also worked with the International Society for Canine Nutrition for the last six years as a consultant. Eric has a love for animals that borders on obsession. He particularly enjoys writing about canine care and behavior and he hopes to inspire dog owners to care for their pets by sharing his own experience with them. After years of studying, practicing, and volunteering, he is now able to do it on a regular basis. 

"All of the pet products I've worked with have a responsibility to consumers to provide a safe and high-quality product for their animals."

Although Emily Blanchette has experience with many kinds of pets, she is particularly fond of cats. She likes to give them attention as well as exercise and care. When not working in the hospital, she enjoys hiking with her dog and exploring the world around her. She is an avid reader of fiction and poetry and loves to sing along to music, especially old-time jazz and folk.

Clint Worthington has award-winning pet photography and video website with over 1 million followers across the web, and more than 70 million impressions on any given day. He also manages HerePup accounts across social media platforms.

“I have a lot of experience in social media marketing, and I believe that all content must be done right and that social media marketing is the only way to get more of your audience to engage with you and the content you create. What I do have is the determination, drive, and desire to succeed.”

James Shore is a part-time dog-trainer and dog behavior consultant. He is a professional freelancer with years of experience in dog training. He is interested in finding out fun ways to handle dog behaviors, specifically, Labradors to help dog-owners enjoy their companions at all times. Currently, James has been training dogs for over 15 years and lives in New York with his black lab, Max. 

Alexander's writing was hosted by a number of sites where his passion for using words and images to capture the spirit and experience of life was greatly appreciated. Backed by education, his expertise lies mostly in pet wellness and animal behavior but he also has a keen interest in trips.
"In recent years I have been involved in many tours to other countries and started sharing my views on traveling with animals. My writing experience was greatly enhanced as I began to write on every device I used – laptops, smartphones, tablets, desktop – and no matter where I was, where I was going or what my mood was I was able to focus on my writing. Now, I am a digital nomad roaming across Europe and Asia while describing my impressions in articles."

Dennis Surles has written over 100 articles on health, health care and pet care for HerePup and other websites. In addition to his writing and photography, he also conducts pet health and wellness seminars as a member of a non-profit organization. Apart from his basic career in journalism, for four years, Dennis had been running a forum about raising healthy, happy dogs and the nutritional value of dog food. He started to share the stories of his own two beloved dogs and then continued by covering how to provide your pet with the best health care, which products to buy, and how to care for them.