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12 02, 2017

DWAA Names ‘The Dog Merchants’ A Best Book of 2016

By |February 12th, 2017|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

The Dog Writers Association of America, at its banquet today in Manhattan, named The Dog Merchants a best book for 2016. The Dog Merchants tied for the top spot in our category with Reporting for Duty: True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs by Tracy Libby. I'm both honored and humbled to win this [...]

27 12, 2016

‘The Dog Merchants’ is a Finalist for DWAA Best Reference Book of 2016

By |December 27th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

I'm both honored and humbled to share the news that The Dog Merchants has been named one of four finalists in the category of Best Reference Book for 2016 by the Dog Writers Association of America. My book is in excellent company. The other finalists in the category are Laurren Darr's Pet Business Planning Almanack 2016; Janice Koler-Matznick's Dawn [...]

5 08, 2016

Business Insider Reviews ‘The Dog Merchants’ Book

By |August 5th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

A great new review of "The Dog Merchants" book was just posted on Business Insider. Here's my favorite part: "No one's speaking against adopting a shelter dog, but one quote in Kavin's book provides a new perspective on breeder dogs versus shelter mutts: 'Why is it,' Mike Arms, of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California, [...]

28 05, 2016

The Chicago Tribune Names “The Dog Merchants” a Top Pick

By |May 28th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

I'm thrilled to see that The Chicago Tribune has given my book The Dog Merchants top billing in its list of great animal books for readers to pick up this summer. Here's the full list. If you'd like to read The Dog Merchants, you can get a copy here.

26 05, 2016

The Washington Post on The Dog Merchants: “Fascinating” and “Five Stars”

By |May 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Today is an amazing day: The Washington Post has published its review of The Dog Merchants book and website. My favorite parts: "The Dog Merchants [is] a sprawling, and sometimes fascinating, look at a complex industry. Her reporting reveals that by simply finding a dog to take home we are dipping into a world largely [...]

8 05, 2016

An Open Letter to Brandi Hunter and the American Kennel Club

By |May 8th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Illustration created by Sharon Montrose for my op-ed. Copyright to this work is owned by the Albany Times-Union. On May 2, I published this op-ed in the Albany-Times Union urging New York State lawmakers to consider outright evicting, or at least prohibiting the televising of, the AKC-sanctioned Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from within [...]

5 05, 2016

The Dog Merchants Book Earns High Praise from Parade: “Required Reading”

By |May 5th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

I'm so thrilled about this article that Parade published today about The Dog Merchants. There's a wonderful Q&A about how the book discusses the good and bad going on in breeding and rescue alike, and how all of us must become far more conscious consumers the next time we go out to get our next dog. [...]

28 04, 2016

Second Excerpt from ‘The Dog Merchants’ Book: Inside the Hunte Corporation

By |April 28th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

Dogster.com just published the second excerpt from The Dog Merchants book. It's the first 1,000 words or so of the chapter about the Hunte Corporation. Many dog lovers have never heard of Hunte, but it is a big part of filling the demand for purebred dogs in America. Hunte is a middleman that, depending on [...]

26 04, 2016

Book Signings Start This Weekend!

By |April 26th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book, The Dog Merchants events|0 Comments

I'm excited to be starting the book signings for The Dog Merchants this weekend in my home state of New Jersey! Some of our events will even be in conjunction with local rescue groups, so you can meet great pups who need homes. See our events page for all upcoming dates and locations, or check [...]

8 04, 2016

The First Published Excerpt from “The Dog Merchants” Book

By |April 8th, 2016|The Dog Merchants book|0 Comments

The spring issue of The Bark (on sale now!) includes a fantastic, nine-page feature that is excerpted from The Dog Merchants book. It's the first excerpt to be published ahead of the book becoming available to the public on May 2. That excerpted article just came online. You can read it in full by going to this [...]