Welcome to Her Dog Blog!

I’m Shannon.

Shannon & Teton

I’ve loved dogs for as long as I can remember.  Throughout my childhood, our family had dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, reptiles, and a tarantula.  Of all our pets, our dogs were my favorite.  I felt a special connection with each of them and spent countless hours trying to learn everything I could about them.

Now that I’m an adult, I have a dog of my own.


His name is Teton and he’s a five-year-old American Eskimo Dog and Keeshond mix.

Teton is the reason for Her Dog Blog.

Because I get a kick out of spoiling Teton with the best toys, treats, collars, leashes, and bowls on the market, I’ve had my eyes on a lot of different types of products and even more different brands over the past three years.

One thing that has always frustrated me is the lack of accessible pet product reviews on the Web.  In an age where the quickest way to learn about something is to Google it, why wasn’t I able to find out what other dog owners thought of a Himalayan Dog Chew, the Ruff Wear Sun Shower rain jacket, or Blue Buffalo’s Blue Bones?

My desire to read about what other responsible Dog Moms and Dads think of different dog products and brands is what prompted me to start Her Dog Blog.  On HDB, you’ll find detailed, photography-rich, honest reviews of food, treats, toys, and other dog-related products.

Her Dog Blog seeks to find dog products that are innovative, healthy, and fun for both you and your dog.

You can reach me via e-mail at herdogblog@gmail.com. :-)

33 thoughts on “About

  1. Happy.Bark.Days

    Greetings from sunny Singapore! Thank you for finding us in the ever-expanding blogosphere. We’ll be happily exploring your blog and admiring your photos of Teton—what a cutie!

  2. Lara

    Hi there! Just discovered your blog through a review you wrote on the Himalayandog chews. We just moved to Washington, so I appreciate the link to the Seattle Human Society Walk! Really appreciate your reviews so far. I have two little babies who I love to spoil. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. Patty

    Hi Shannon, I understand Teton was originally a PUP dog! I saw your mention in Seattle Magazine and I was wondering if you’d mind if I provided a link in our PUP newsletter to your blog and Seattle Magazine article. Let me know, and Teton is beautiful! Patty (patster67@aol.com)

    1. herdogblog Post author

      Hi Patty! Thanks for the comment! Yes, Teton is PUP dog. :-D You may absolutely provide a link to Her Dog Blog and the Seattle Magazine article in the next PUP newsletter! Can’t wait to read it. Teton says woof!

  4. Jan

    RIngo is a mix of Japanese Spitz and Pomeranian. A Filipino version of Teton. :D
    I was just actually browsing the net to check out some ideas for halloween and then i bumped into your blog when i saw Teton’s photos, i thought it was Ringo! i was amazed!

  5. Julie

    I love your blog, Shan!
    ou are an excellent writer and knowing how much you love dogs and T especially just makes me feel good. :)

  6. Preston

    I just found out about these guys http://www.peakwaggers.com/ who make lightweight camping/hiking food for dogs. I tried to order some (to review) but the cost is a little prohibitive to ship to Canada. If this is something you’re interested in, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

    1. herdogblog Post author

      Hi Preston! Thanks for the comment! I’ve heard of Peak Waggers but haven’t done much research on their products. It’s definitely an interesting idea, though. I love the idea of having an extra special treat for your dog when you’re camping, hiking, etc. I really wish there was a full ingredient list on the Peak Waggers site and that their “Feeding Instructions” link worked. If you end up taking the leap and giving their product a try, please let me know how your dog liked it!

  7. Donna Fritsch

    I am trying to find a website for a pic that was posted on pintrest, it was a product called dognest and the pic was labeled dognest4, the dog in it looks identical to my lab/chesapeake mix who just passed away. I am interested in finding out if perhaps the website with that dog knows of others related to that dog. I would love to find a new best friend.

  8. Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley

    Hi Shannon- great blog. A few of my readers have been asking me recently bout how the breed of their dog can affect their homeowners insurance eligibility and rates. A lot of people don’t realize that there are over 20 dog breeds that are considered “ineligible” for coverage under a homeowners insurance policy. As a dog lover and an insurance professional, I tend to see both sides of the issue. I was wondering if you would be interested in posting one of my articles on the topic on your blog? Look forward to hearing your thoughts.


    P.S. Teton is adorable! He looks kind of like my Chow Chow!

  9. Jane

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I love your blog! I found it when I was looking for info about Himalayan Dog Chews online for my Bearded Collie, Frankie. The treat and toy reviews are really great, I’m going to have to go shopping soon to look for some of these things for my spoiled pup!

  10. CJ Concannon

    This is a great idea for a blog. My family has two dogs and we’re always looking for stuff to get for them. I look forward to seeing what you like and recommend.

  11. Andra

    I found your post comments while searching Google. It is very relevant information. Great work. Regularly I do not make posts on blogs, but I have to say that this posting really forced me to do so. Really awesome post. Really fantastic and I will be coming back for more information at your site and revisit it! Dog And Cat Toys & Supplies .

  12. Kelly k.

    Today at 10:55 AM
    My name is Kelly Killion, Owner of Wylie’s Naturals. We make all natural dog jerky treats that are always made in the USA. All of out treats are made out of USA ingredients that are from local markets. We use NO preservatives, additives, or fillers. We are trying to spread the word about our products and the importance of USA made treats. Too many dogs are still getting sick and even dying form these harmful treats. Wylie’s Naturals is providing a healthy and safe treat that you can feel good about giving your dog. Please check out our website and if you like our products we would love to have you review the. Thank you for your time.

    Kelly Killion


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