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Meet the pack who makes this site possible! I want to thank each and every one of them for all that they do to help us out. They are absolutely amazing people and so generous to help us get this site off the ground... Woof and mews and gentle headbutts...

  • Stacy Mantle: Your pack leader - the one who puts the site together and runs around crazy most of the time.
  • J.C. Carpenter: Her amazing talents in art and design are the reason we're able to offer so many fantastic graphics, including our logo!
  • Rory Jones: The genius who fixes all the programming that Stacy screws up.
  • Dr. Lori Coughlin: Our amazing Cat Specialist - answering all your feline questions.
  • Jim Willis: Author and true animal rights activist, he's generously shared some of his brilliance with us.
  • Ed Kostro: Prolific author and animal lover, Ed is committed to animals of all species.
  • Ron Hevener: Talented author and artist, Ron writes the brilliant "On With the Show" column.
  • Lianne Brand: Amazing, crazy Canadian who spends all her time helping us out with the "Communities".
  • Katherine Hoffman: Owner of Hoffmansites Web & Graphic Design, Kathy has been great in helping us solve our "Joomla" issues.
  • Susan Richey: Photographer extraordinaire for her amazing photos in the slideshow of dogs frolicking in the ocean. Visit her at A Dog's Life Photography.
  • Maia (aka Tibby): Amazing amateur photographer whose favorite video subjects make for some of our best cat pictures. Visit her album at Flickr.

Many thanks, all. We couldn't do it without you!

 

About the Pack
Contributing Writer Kathrine Breeden PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

I came to the United States from London, England in 1999 and lived in Texas until 2013 when my husband and I moved to Chandler, AZ with our three dogs. It was a long drive!

I’ve been providing customized personal dog training and behavioral consults since 2004. A detailed biography is available on my website. The methods I use are what is known as “Force Free” which means I do not use or recommend the use of anything which will frighten or hurt the dogs. I love the motto “Use Your Brain Not Pain to Train” !

I was one of the first trainers to be Licensed by Victoria Stilwell from the TV Show on Animal Planet “It’s Me Or The Dog” and I am proud to be part of her Positively Dog Training Team.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 19:26
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PetsWeekly Contest Terms & Conditions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Friday, 01 October 2010 00:00

PetsWeekly Official Contest Rules
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The PetsWeekly.com Weekly Contests consists of several contests (each a "Contest") which start at 12:00:01 p.m. Pacific Time ("PT") on the first day of each Contest Period and end at 11:59:59 a.m. PT on the last day of each Contest Period. Contest prizes and themes change according to individual sponsor guidelines and recommendations, and terms are subject to changes.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:28
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National Canine Cancer Foundation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:25

 

Stacy Mantle is a member of the National Canine Cancer Foundation and is on the product review board for their Seal of Approval and Seal of Excellence.

Stacy is a full-time writer and the owner of PetsWeekly. She currently resides in the Arizona deserts with several cats, a few dogs, and a VERY understanding husband. A dedicated animal activist and rescuer, she regularly participates in Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) projects. She is the author of several books, including the popular, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One). Her books are available in Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide, as well as online at http://www.bn.com/or www.amazon.com. Her stories, articles and reviews can be found in such print publications as Cat Fancy, Pacific Yachting, The Arabian Horse Times, Today's AZ Woman, Pets Illustrated, Jackson Parents Magazine and many others.

Other members include:


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:30
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The PetsWeekly Management Team PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 01:20

We would all like to think that PetsWeekly's team is filled with like-minded individuals, each of which have elaborate degrees conferred by Ivy League institutions. Hopefully these degrees lie within a diverse range of subjects such as business, marketing, fine arts and literature.

The truth is, our team exists of three canny canines, a number of arrogant felines and a human who would rather be writing than handling the day-to-day tasks of office life - things such as invoicing and marketing and accounting and tracking.

That's fine though. Each of us has an opinion and really, that's what makes a good business - a diverse group of individuals - no matter what the species.

The cats each have their own thoughts on how the business should be run, the dogs would rather they were out in the middle of nowhere chasing nothing, and the owner would prefer not to be annoyed with the demands of the dogs and cats.

Alas, that is not the way of things. And we deal with what we have. So - meet our management team, such as it is.


(aka, The Loud One, The Enforcer, Cat Hockey Referee, Cat Herder and Pack Leader)

Stacy primarily handles the writing, marketing, sales, programming, development, social networking and well - just about anything requiring actual work. This site allows her to continue supporting her pack and pride in the manner they have become accustomed too.


Kyra (aka, "The Cog")

The Cog is in charge of distractions, feline product testing and doing as much as she can to divert "the loud one" from doing any actual work. She demands to be the center of attention, prefers to sleep in an old cardboard box rather than her $800 tree house, and is the Chief Commander of "all things cat."


Tristan (aka, "The Coyote")

Unfortunately, we lost our beloved Tristan in 2010. In his youth, he essentially ran the pack over here and did his best to distract Stacy from actual work. He calmed down dramatically in his old age and throughout 2008-09, preferred to spend his day sleeping. A wolf/coyote hybrid, he always enjoyed being outside, but as he approached the age of 15 years, began managing things from the comfort of air-conditioned luxury. Cheiss has since taken over his position as Pack Leader. It's okay though - Tristan is still the most famous one and has his picture on the cover of the Pack Leader's book.


Cheiss (aka, Knock it off, Joseppy, Chaser, Dork)

Cheiss is the current Alpha of our pack, and he earned this title through a series of arguments with Tristan. As he is younger, more agile and can jump on the back of Tristan's neck and hold on tight, he is able to control the pack. His best friend is The Cog. You can read all about Cheiss and his story of being hit by a car and winning the lottery in our "Herding Cats" story. When he's not carrying his big red Kong ball around (obsessively), he enjoys basketball (he's very good), chasing the cats (although he does love them) and barking at UPS and FedEx delivery drivers.

 


Roscoe our beagleRoscoe (aka, "Stop it!", "Are you kidding me?", "Stop eating the poop")

 

Roscoe had been in our family for over twelve years. He was absolutely the most stubborn creature I have ever met, but there wasn't a mean bone in his body. He loved the other animals much more than he loved people, but he tolerated the Pack Leader fairly well. It took Stacy two years to get Roscoe to wear a collar and she was never able to get him on a leash. He would let her snap the leash on, but the second he felt any pressure on his neck, he rolled on the ground and screamed. We don't know what happened to him, but we suspect it wasn't a good past...

Sadly, Roscoe passed on to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He died peacefully in his sleep at some point between 1 am and 4 am on April 21, 2010. Roscoe lived a full and happy life with us and he will be missed. He spent his final hours being attended too by Cheiss and the Cog, who loved him with all their hearts. It was a sudden, very unexpected death, and we may never really know what happened.


The pack leader will get to the rest of the Management team soon. It takes a pack to create a site, you know!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 05:54
 
Guest Posts Guidelines PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pack Leader   
Monday, 12 October 2009 00:00

PetsWeekly does occasionally publish guest posts about pet-related topics. Would you like to submit a guest post to this pet blog? Please read these general guidelines:

Guest Post Guidelines

  • We DO accept guest posts if we think they’re a good fit for our site. Please just email us your actual article (within the body of the email itself - no attachments) and we'll be in touch.
  • Your guest post should be at least 500 words and should have to do with pets. Wow me with your amazing  content.
  • Your post should not be an overt advertisement for your product or service. It should be well-written, entertaining and informative. It should not be an ad, or a thinly veiled ad. If you would like to place an ad, contact us for paid ad placement on our website.
  • We will not publish guest posts that link to a website that is totally unrelated to pets (dogs, cats, etc.).
  • Your blog post should be original content (and we will check). Once we publish it, we own full rights to the article and it shouldn't be published elsewhere.
  • We generally don't pay our guest bloggers. However, you may include 1-2 links to your website near the bottom. The links must appear either in your bio at the end, or in the lower 3/4 of your post. (These links are subject to our approval.)
Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 18:45
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