A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

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Jen Reeder

location-pin Denver, Colorado

School: Syracuse University

Expertise: Pets

Jen Reeder

  • Former president of the Dog Writers Association of America
  • Published by BBC News, Today.com, HuffPost, Family Dog Magazine, Family Circle, the Daily Beast and Woman's World
  • Recipient of multiple writing awards, including from the Dog Writers Association of America, Cat Writers' Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society for Features Journalism and Colorado Authors League
  • Contributed to the anthology Second-Chance Dogs
  • Lectured about pet writing at the University of Denver


Jen is an award-winning journalist and a former president of the Dog Writers Association of America. She began narrowing her focus to pets in 2010, after she and her husband adopted a Labrador retriever mix named Rio. Since then, she's written around 1,000 articles about pets—primarily dogs—for major publications including BBC News, PBS's Next Avenue, the Today Show's website, HuffPost, Family Dog Magazine, the American Animal Hospital Association's Trends Magazine, Woman's World, Inside Your Dog's Mind, Inside Your Cat's Mind and many others. Jen is also a columnist for Just Labs Magazine and volunteers for the nonprofit rescue organization PawsCo in Denver.


Syracuse University

BA, English and Textual Studies, with a concentration in Women's Studies


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