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Dog Writers Association of America

Be kind, be grateful, and try not to mess the world up for others. We promise to try!

Dog Writers Association of America New Leadership Announcment

Big news: I am grateful and proud to announce that starting in February 2019 I will begin a two-year term as Secretary for the Dog Writers Association of America. What’s even more exciting is that I will be serving with two amazing writers, dog lovers and dear friends, Carol Bryant, President and Maggie Marton, Vice President. You can read more about the new DWAA leadership team here

So, what’s the Dog Writers Association of America all about? DWAA is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. Founded in 1935, the DWAA has grown from eight founders to over 500 members, including journalists, authors, bloggers, publicists, photographers, illustrators and media personalities. Under the umbrella of the human-canine bond, members cover dog competitions, health, training, rescue, pet fashion, veterinary research, working dog organizations, animal welfare legislation, fundraisers and many other topics.

Fellow bloggers who write about dogs should definitely consider joining us! You can learn more about DWAA membership here.


  1. November 5, 2018 / 8:48 am

    I am so excited to be working with you! Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

  2. November 5, 2018 / 9:24 am

    oh that sounds super amazing!!!! wonderful news!!!

  3. November 5, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Congratulations on your two year term as secretary. That’s pawsome.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  4. November 5, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Hari Om
    Wise words, Ruby – and congrats to mum on the appointment! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. November 5, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    We can call you Madame Secretary now! Howdy sweet Ruby!

  6. November 5, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Congratulations! This is super exciting news and I’m so happy for you. You, Carol and Maggie have been mentors and inspirations to me, and I’m loving that the three of you will be working together. DWAA is in good paws with the three of you.

  7. November 5, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    Congratulations to you!!! Well-deserved and we know you will do a great job!!! Sweet pics of Ruby.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. November 5, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    We are soooo happy for all of you! What wonderful news!!

  9. November 5, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Congratulations, and i agree we should all try not to make messes and leave them for others to clean up. If everyone cleaned their own messes, maybe we would have world peace.

  10. November 5, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    OMC! Congratulations! That is so pawsome! We know you, Carol and Maggie will do a great job!

  11. November 5, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Ruby, it’s the OTHER Ruby ☺☺, you are lookin’ FABulous my furiend! I loves the pink on you, it really shows off your furs! CONGRATS!!!! OMD, that is most exciting news abouts the DWAA!! I just knows that you’ll add so much to their organization! WoooHooooo!
    Ruby ♥

  12. November 6, 2018 / 5:30 am

    Congratulations! I’ve always wanted to be a member but have never figured out how to join. What a great team you will be.

  13. November 6, 2018 / 8:12 am

    87 cheers and hugs for a well deserving writer. I’m thrilled for you Kristin…will you be able to work from home surrounded by your furries?
    Ruby you are pretty as a picture in pink
    Hugs Cecilia

  14. November 6, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Congratulations! I recently learned about the DWAA – didn’t even know that organization existed!

    • SweetDogChicago
      November 7, 2018 / 2:30 pm

      Hi Betsy! Yes, it is a great organization. Let me know if you have questions!

  15. November 6, 2018 / 8:15 am

    That’s awesome news! Congratulations! And it sounds like you’re in great company!

    • SweetDogChicago
      November 7, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      You absolutely must join! Maybe you can make a quick trip to NYC in February for the conference!

  16. November 6, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    how cool is THIS !!!!!!!!!! conga rats to you K and we hope 2 years turns into 22 🙂 what an amazing opportunity…VERY happy for you 🙂 ♥♥ L

  17. November 6, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    Congratulations! I have thought about joining for years and now that I know y’all, I will look into it.

    • SweetDogChicago
      November 7, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Melissa, yes, please join! You would make a wonderful member and think you would really enjoy it!

  18. November 6, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    We saw the news on Carol’s blog and are sooooooooooooo happy for all of you!! Sooooooo well deserved!! I am a member of the Cat Writer’s Association and had thought of joining the Dog Writer’s Association, I just don’t think Dakota’s blog is good enough for me to do so. Huge Congratulations to all of you!

    • SweetDogChicago
      November 7, 2018 / 2:28 pm

      Caren, you absolutely should join! You would make a wonderful addition!

  19. 15andmeowing
    November 6, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Congrats on being named secretary!

  20. November 6, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    That is awesome. Congratulations

  21. November 8, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS KRISTIN!!! I’m so proud of you for this very well deserved honor. I know you’ll do a great job in this role. I’m so happy for you, Carol & Maggie, I know that together you’ll accomplish great things!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  22. November 9, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    OMD dat is pawesome news!! Congratulations!!

    Matt & Matilda

  23. Lee
    November 11, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    What a fab opportunity to be working in an area where your heart is for love of animals and writing ~ congrats Kristin.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  24. November 11, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Huge congratulations to you! Working with Maggie and Carol should be awesome.

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