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LAURA ALLEN & LUCY A professional photographer most notably known for her pet portraits, Laura is also a gifted commercial photographer. Her work is featured in our fashion spread on pages 22 through 27. Lucy is her lovable Lab, who managed to wiggle her way into the fashion shoot as well.


ELIZABETH BAIRD, DVM, KEEVA RUE & STITCH As a second-generation Florida native, Elizabeth has been practicing vet- erinary medicine for more than 20 years. Active in the community, she is also certi- fied through the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS). She is a member of our Veterinary Advisory Board.


CATE BRONSON & RAY Living in St. Petersburg with her husband and their adopted Greyhound, Cate is an active ani- mal advocate. With several short publica- tions and recognition from Writer’s Digest, she also remains dedicated to her craft as a writer. She shares her firstime experience as a shelter volunteer on page 34.


SAMANTHA ECKHAUS & ACE Born in New York and raised in Florida, Samantha travels the world, photographing nature at its best: in the wild. With people and pets, she loves capturing those special moments that often go unnoticed. Samantha is our newest correspondent, covering Central Florida dog events and stories.


YVONNE GUIBERT & CHICA She is a tireless advocate for improving our pets’ diets. As owner of Groovy Cats & Dogs in Tampa, Yvonne is 100 percent focused on providing her customers all natural treats for cats and dogs. We continue in our series on Feeding A Raw Diet with Yvonne’s fourth installment on page 74.


TIMOTHY D. HODGE & SQUIRT He just opened the first veterinary practice in the Channelside District of Downtown Tampa, an emerging area of busy, profes- sional urban dwellers. With more than 35 years of veterinary experience, we welcome Dr. Hodge as the latest member of our Veterinary Advisory Board.


HEIDI KURPIELA & BUZZY She is a St. Petersburg-based journalist, photographer and mother. When she’s not chasing a story, she’s chasing her tireless two-year- old, Henry and equally tireless Puggle, Buzzy. She spent most of her 20s living with a larger-than-life Pug, to whom she pays tribute on page 44.


LON MARTIN, ROSIE & GUINNESS We continue to follow the incorrigible adven- tures of two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Guinness and his sidekick Miss Rosie. Guinness, you see, has special Super Powers that only Lon and her husband Leo are privy to. Their stories always appear on the last page of each issue.


DANETTE, KOBE & MYLES She is a professional photographer who enjoys capturing the joy of dog. Danette and her family spent last summer in Yellowstone National Park. We are fortunate that she wanted to share some of her gorgeous photography with our readers, starting on page 40.


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HEATHER SCHULMAN & PUCK Professionally, she is a social media and marketing specialist. She has helped increase awareness, readership and sub- scriptions of The New Barker while cover- ing events in the Tampa Bay Area and Central Florida. Puck is her willing dog companion.


NICOLE MARKUS, RACHEL SEYMOUR- NEWTON WITH BARNEY & BACON The dogs were adopted from Friends Forever, Miami. The girls are serious animal advo- cates, and want to inform people about the atrocities of animal cruelty.


TINA VALANT, CHLOE & DRU She is an award-winning photographer of wed- dings, events and people. Her favorite sub- ject is, of course, dogs. She fosters dogs, finds home for others and will, in a heart- beat, travel wherever needed to help with a transport to ensure an animal’s safety.


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