David Frei to be Inducted into the DWAA Hall of Fame

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) has selected David Frei as the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee for outstanding contributions to the field. He will accept the award on February 10, 2018 at the DWAA Awards Banquet at the Hotel New Yorker in Manhattan. “I am truly humbled by this honor given to me by my peers and colleagues … Read More

Call for Ruff Drafts stories about kindness/gratitude – due Dec. 1!

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Dear Colleagues; This morning, as I prepared for work, the television, always on in the background, featured an interview with the folks from Sesame Street. Humans and Muppets alike were discussing their core values, which includes KINDNESS. I thought to myself, “That should be a core value for everyone.” But then you know what “they” say, “If it was common … Read More

Pet Sitters International is looking for freelance writers!

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Pet Sitters International (PSI, www.petsit.com) is seeking freelance writers for its 2018 issues of Pet Sitter’s World magazine. We are interested in pitches from emerging and experienced writers, with a focus on topics that would be applicable to professional pet-sitting and dog-walking business owners—including pet behavior, pet health, care best practices for specific pet types, networking and marketing tips for … Read More

Save the date!

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DWAA’s next annual meeting and awards banquet has a new date and location! We’re hosting an evening event on Saturday, February 10, 2018. That’s right – Saturday night! This way, members can spend the day enjoying Meet the Breeds, then dress up for a delicious dinner, networking and awards ceremony at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan – with a … Read More

Thank you to our DWAA writing contest judges!

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Many thanks to our contest judges for volunteering their time and expertise for this year’s writing contest! Terry Albert Mary Abram Tracy Ahrens Skye Anderson Joanne Anderson Teoti Anderson Dee Andersson Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, Esq. Mary Fish Arango Therese Backowski Emelise Baughman Patricia Gail Burnham Carol Bryant Kristin Leydig Bryant Lisa Begin-Kruysman Sue Bobek Casey Bobek Sheila Boneham, Ph.D. Mara B. … Read More

DWAA’s annual writing contest is open!

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Today the Dog Writers Association of America announced the opening of the annual writing contest. Journalists, authors, bloggers, photographers, illustrators and editors can compete in a variety of categories for the coveted Maxwell Medallion, named for dog writing legend Maxwell Riddle. Entrants can also compete for a total of $14,000 in special awards. “DWAA’s annual writing contest presents such a … Read More

DWAA’s Contest Offers 11 New Writing Awards Worth Nearly $8,000!

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Today the Dog Writers Association of America announced that sponsors have added 11 new special awards to this year’s writing contest – an additional $7,900 in cash prizes that brings the overall prize tally to $14,000. The DWAA Annual Writing Contest opens July 10 and closes Sept. 8, 2017. Winners will be announced in early December and can accept their … Read More