Hi & Welcome To The K9sOverCoffee Blog!
I’m Barbara Rivers, a trilingual, 40-something dog lover, e-book author and the writer behind the K9sOverCoffee blog.
From 2012 – 2020, I worked as a professional dog walker and pet sitter in Ashburn, VA and then Sanford, NC. I spent the last 6 years of that time running my own business K9sOverCoffee Pet Services in Central NC.
That said, I know a thing or two about walking dogs and keeping them fit, ha 🙂
When I’m not working on my own blog, I write copy for dog gear company Mighty Paw, headquartered in Rochester, NY.
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My Blogging Journey
The K9sOverCoffee blog was born in August of 2014, featuring Missy & Buzz, my then two Boxer Mixes.
After Missy’s cancer diagnosis, treatments, & recovery throughout late 2014/ early 2015, the blog’s focus has been on dog health.
The way I bring out my pup’s superpowers is with a combination of daily physical & mental exercise and species-appropriate raw dog food.
The latter helped Missy be in remission from cancer for 3 years and outlive her oncologist’s life expectancy by 2 additional years.
Unfortunately, she was re-diagnosed with the disease in early 2018 and got her wings in late April. Not one day goes by that I don’t think of her, and she will continue to be missed dearly until the day we meet again.
After my divorce, Buzz has been living with his Daddy.
I eventually welcomed a new furry friend into my life in January of 2019. He’s a lovable 38 lb Feist mix whose name is Wally West.
You can read more about him in my post “Introducing Wally West, My New Dog”.
Wally is also raw-fed and goes on daily backpack walks with me. As a matter of fact, his new raw diet has helped relieve his itchy skin issues tremendously!
Check Out My Raw Dog Food e-Books
I already briefly mentioned in the first paragraph that I’m a certified raw dog food nutrition specialist through Dog’s Naturally Magazine University.
In my raw dog food e-books, I share raw dog food recipes and explain how to do raw meal prep for your dog at home.
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If you’d like to follow along on our journey and stay up-to-date on my written blog content, I invite you to sign up for my free newsletter.
You’ll also get a free raw dog food recipe card!Join the K9sOverCoffee Community to stay in the loop about recipes, reviews, and giveawys! Get your free raw dog food recipe as soon as you sign up!
You can expect to:
- Read my opinions on raw dog food brands
- Get recipe ideas
- Join us on occasional road trips
- Learn about moving overseas with your raw-fed dog
- Get dog training and fitness advice
- Learn about dog gear I personally use
- Be invited to participate in occasional giveaways
Work With the K9sOverCoffee Blog
If you’re a brand representative and are looking for a highly engaged and motivated dog food & dog gear blogger, please refer to the Work With Us section to find out more.
I’m available to work with brands and accept blog sponsorships as my blog continues to grow as a resource in the raw dog food & dog gear world.
See you soon, bis bald & à bientôt,