A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World


Dawn Weinberger

location-pin Portland, Oregon

School: Western Washington University

Expertise: pets, home, beauty & fashion

Dawn Weinberger

  • Published in Glamour, Women's Health, Entrepreneur, Family Handyman, Tufts Your Dog and many others
  • Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors


Dawn is a longtime journalist who writes most often about pets for Reader's Digest. She's contributed to numerous publications and websites over the past 20 years, including Glamour, Women's Health, Entrepreneur and Family Handyman. As the owner of a senior cat, Dawn knows the importance of trustworthy veterinary information and strives to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date pet-care information available.


Western Washington University
BA, Journalism


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