Atlas to Marz


by Nikolas Klimenko, age 10 Part One—Dreams of a Cheese World Once upon a time on planet Earth, the Boy sang the National Anthem at the San Francisco Giants game. And with a wink and a nod at the “rockets’ red glare,” the Boy was at peace. He knew Atlas was chasing squirrels on the planet Marz. Atlas was a … Read More

Dog Writers Association of America Inducts New Leadership Team

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs, proudly announces its new leadership team. At its annual banquet and awards event held in New York City on the eve of Westminster Kennel Club’s dog show, the following officers were inducted: Carol Bryant, President; Maggie Marton, Vice President; Kristin Avery, Secretary; Marsha Pugh … Read More

Hearts and Hounds


Bella, 6-year-old Basset Hound.

Valentine’s Day Pups by Kendle Frank, 16 years old Parker, Colorado I celebrated the day of love by photographing the animals that stole my heart. I had a howling good time and wish all of my readers a Valentine’s Day full of Pugs and kisses! Happy Valentine’s Day! XOXO, Kendle and the dogs      

The Pooch Project


by Kendle Frank, 16 years old My name is Kendle Frank. I am a junior in high school practicing my photography skills with my favorite subject matter: Dogs. There is something about capturing each dog’s personality and beauty through photography that lights a fire inside of me. I enjoy expressing my love for these amazing animals through writing and photography. There … Read More

Radio host Jon Patch of Talkin’ Pets to interview Jen Reeder about DWAA

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Radio host Jon Patch of Talkin’ Pets will interview outgoing DWAA President Jen Reeder in Manhattan this Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. about the Dog Writers Association of America and our upcoming DWAA Awards Banquet. We’re grateful to be part of his live coverage of Westminster!

DWAA Hosts Annual Awards Banquet this weekend in Manhattan!

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This weekend the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) will host the DWAA Awards Banquet, which recognizes outstanding work about dogs and celebrates the dog writing community. Winners of each Regular Category will receive a Maxwell Medallion, which honors Maxwell Riddle; the former DWAA president and AKC judge wrote about the sport of dogs for over five decades. Winners of … Read More

DWAA Statement on Censorship

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The Dog Writers Association of America stands opposed to censorship of journalists. As a writing organization founded in 1935, we support the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or … Read More

In celebration of late poet, Mary Oliver

Jen ReederUncategorized

So many people have been touched by the poetry of Mary Oliver, who died today. Her collection “Dog Songs” will forever enchant dog lovers. Her lovely words will live on, such as: “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night” He puts his cheek against mine and makes small, expressive sounds. And when I’m awake, or awake enough he turns upside down, … Read More