Hi! Welcome to Petlosopher! I’m Emily, and over my life I’ve owned almost every kind of pet out there, from hamsters to dogs to fancy guppies. I created this blog to help pet owners improve their relationships with their pets, and to connect great breeders with great families.
In 1994 I purchased my first purebred dog, a Labrador named Bridget. She was my first “show dog,” and completed her Companion Dog (CD) title at the age of nine. I went on to get two Labs from a local show breeder, who were the Best Dogs Ever ™ after showing the breeder’s dogs in obedience and completing two more CDs and a basic retriever test.
In 2001, now twenty years old, I got my first house cat and several small animals. I had guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and rats, as well as two large aquariums. My roommate had birds, cats, saltwater aquariums, and lizards.
I’ve always been interested in show breeding, and I showed my Labradors in conformation with the American Kennel Club. I’ve been on the sidelines of the show world for 20+ years.