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The iHeartDogs Publishing Mission

The iHeartDogs Publishing Team is dedicated to providing high-quality content that entertains, educates and expands the knowledge of our readers. Our team is comprised of passionate animal lovers who don’t just write about cats and dogs; We live with them. We advocate for them. We care for them. We rescue them.

From our talented team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians reviewing our content for quality and accuracy to our caring team of writers and dog trainers writing amazing content, the iHeartDogs mission is all about improving the lives of dogs. Because every dog matters.

Our Professional Review Team

Amber LaRock

Licensed Veterinary Technician/Writer

Amber LaRock is a writer and reviewer for iHD. She is a Licensed Vet Tech with 12 years of experience in the field, and she now creates informative content for pet parents.

Dr. Theresa Fossum

Meet Dr. Theresa (Terry) W. Fossum, DVM, MS. Ph.D., Diplomate ACVS – a remarkable animal lover whose passion for animal care and innovative solutions has left an indelible mark on the veterinary world. As the CEO of both Phoenix Animal Wellness and Epic Veterinary Specialists, she's ensuring dogs and cats receive the highest level of care and compassion.

Justin Palmer

Justin Palmer is a Certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist and co-founder of Inspired by his rescued husky, Splash, he dedicated himself to learning about extending both the length and quality of her life. Splash lived and thrived until 18 years old, and now Justin is on a mission to share what he learned with other dog owners.

Our Writing Team

Adri Sandoval

Special Project Manager

Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.

Dee Michaels

Social Media Scheduling Manager/writer

Dee Michaels is a passionate and accomplished writer, renowned for his heartwarming and engaging stories on

Dina Fantegrossi

Assistant Editor/Senior Writer/Veterinary Technician (retired)

Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.

Julie Hunt

Writer/Veterinary Technician (retired)

Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.

Kelli Brinegar


For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.

Molly Weinfurter


Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.

Scott H

Director of Publishing

Scott Haiduc is the Director of Publishing for iHeartDogs, iHeartCats and The Hero Company. When not working, Scott spends his time on the farm, taking care of his animals and crops.

Stephanie Maguire

Stephanie Maguire is a writer for She loves animals so much that she started her own pet-sitting business in 2017, and goes out of her way to point-out and pet every single dog she sees.