Thursday Spotlight – My Kid Has Paws

Happy Thursday Everyone! This post is a two for one, it features Rachel’s dog Rooney as well as her animal blog ” My Kid Has Paws”

*Your Name:
Rachel Sheppard
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*Where are you From:
Livermore, California

*Animals(s) (Age, Breed & Name):
Rooney 3 ½ year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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*Interesting Facts About Your Animal(s):
Has a range of vocal communication

*Animal(s) Favorite Treat:
Peanut Butter!

*Animal(s) Favorite Trick:
“Gimme your paws” He puts both hands in your hands
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*Perspective on Adopting a Rescue:
It is the best choice a family can make. Every dog that is rescued, we got Rooney from Golden Gate Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rescue, helps make room for more to be rescued. Not just that, Rooney came potty trained and crate trained! No puppyhood problems for us! J He was 1 ½ when we rescued him.

*Favorite Quote:
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Ghandi
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*Favorite Website To Get Pet Information:
Recipes- Sugar the Golden Retriever
VetStreet, Merck/Merial Pet Manual

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog?: Yes
*Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with?: Yes

*Who is filling out this Interview?
Me! Rachel Sheppard

*Where are you from?
Livermore, California

*Tell me a little about yourself?
My husband and I live in Livermore, California with Rooney. We are both California natives and have lived just outside, or within, the Bay Area our whole lives. I graduated from undergrad wanting to be a veterinarian. I applied to vet school all over the world and was enrolled at University of Glasgow, but laws changed and my husband was told he couldn’t stay in the country, so we returned home shortly after our arrival (there are a few more details on my About Us page). When we returned home, I decided veterinary school was too expensive and I enrolled in Business school instead.

I am currently working as a Social Media Marketing Associate and pursing my MBA at Santa Clara University. My husband is a very talented artist who delivers lumber here in the bay area during the day and paints (among other artistic projects) in the evenings.

*What is your blog called?
My Kid Has Paws

*When did you start blogging? And why?
I started my blog in July 2013. I started my blog because I truly love animals, and I feel that there is soo much information out there for pet parents and I want to serve as a good source of information. I worked as a veterinary technician (and occasionally still do on the weekend) for 3 years, and I am still asked pet questions left, right and center by my relatives and friends, and I LOVE those conversations. So I turned my blog into one long conversation of pet information, products, etc.

*How often do you blog? Is it a set schedule or random posts?
Some of my posts are scheduled (like Wordless Wednesday), but most are random. I try to blog between 3-5 days a week, but my school and work schedule sometimes change that ideal.

*What is your blog about?
All about pets and animals, any kind.

*Do you have any animals?
I do! I have a Corgi named Rooney

*Fill In Your Social Media Contact Info:
Twitter: @Rshep29
Others: Instagram @mykidhaspaws

*What do you hope to achieve with your blog in 2014?
I hope to monetize my blog, and establish a stronger online presence so I can one day start a rescue out of this platform.

I also would like to add a pet inspired clothing line, but I think that will be 2015.

*Have you ever attended any Blog Conferences? If so what ones and how was it:
I have not, but I will be there in May!

*What do you get inspiration from?
Other pet bloggers, shows, videos, articles, walks with Rooney, and encounters with other pet parents. Of course, my family is a great source of inspiration all the time.

*What are some of your favorite pet blogs to read?
-Sugar the Golden Retriever/ Golden Woofs
-Dakota’s Den
-The Lazy Pit Bull
-Wiley’s Wisdom
-Two Brown Newfies

Anything else you would like to add?
Thank you for letting me participate! This is a great form you have set up here.

Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? Absolutely!
Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with? Yes!

**Thanks For Checking Out Our Blog, Be Sure to Follow Us On Other Social Media Sites:
-Twitter: @RescueMomBlog
And If You Have Any Questions, Want To Be Interviewed,
Are A Animal Blogger And Want To Swap Interviews,Have An Event
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