About Petful: We Help Pets Live Happier, Healthier Lives

At Petful®, founded by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and editor Dave Baker, we are on a mission to give our readers the best, most accurate information to help their pets live happier, healthier lives.

Our writers have included trusted veterinarians like Debora Lichtenberg, VMD, Pippa Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS, and Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ; professional dog trainers like Xavier Santiago (Animal Planet) and Jonathan P. Klein, CDBC, CPDT-KA; award-winning cats writer T.J. Banks; and many others.

3 Things We’re Doing Right Now

  1. We are saving pets’ lives. Our pet food recall alerts, as well as our timely articles about pet health and safety, are putting vital, life-saving information in the hands of people with pets. Animal Radio has called our list of U.S. pet food recalls, painstakingly researched over the past decade and constantly updated, “the best, most complete list” online.
  2. We go beyond “fluff.” Sure, we love cute photos too, but we aren’t afraid to put time and resources into difficult topics that affect our readers’ lives. For example, our 5-day special report “Gunned Down: Why Are So Many Dogs Being Shot by Police?” made a splash in 2013 and was read by various lawmakers. It went on to be used as part of legally mandated training of the Atlanta Police Department. See our other special reports here.
  3. We are passionate animal lovers who truly want to make a difference. We created Petful because working to improve animal welfare is very important to us. Each year, we donate thousands of dollars to deserving animal charities; as a result, countless shelters and rescues all over the country have been helped.

Meet the Team

Want to know more about the editors and writers? See our bios here.


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