Sadie Cornelius

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of pets started from an early age with her childhood cocker spaniel, Peanut, and cats Lucy and Tabby. She is currently dog mom to Lexie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

As a professional dog sitter for more than a decade, Sadie has cared for dozens of canines of various breeds, sizes and temperaments. The responsibility of caring for others' pets has helped her understand the importance of giving animals a loving home. She has experience potty and house training as well as teaching dogs tricks such as sit and shake. Sadie is passionate about canine well-being so she feeds her pup all-natural meals and no table scraps. Carrots and sweet potatoes are her picks for healthy treat alternatives.

Sadie and her husband live in Washington DC and enjoy walking Lexie to nearby dog parks or patios and taking her canine companion on trips. Having an adventurous, long-haired Blenheim means frequent baths and home grooming to maintain a clean coat. A small dog also requires more frequent dental care and Sadie is proactive with Lexie's oral hygiene.

She has been covering dog-related topics since 2012 and is proud to share her latest personal experience, resources and information with fellow pet parents.

Top Dog Interview With Pavlov The Corgi

Pavlov the Corgi

Our latest Top Dog interview is with Pavlov, an adorable Corgi who resides in San Diego, California. He is an Instagram star and runs an online Corgi store. Check out our exclusive interview to learn how he got his name, what life is like as a Corgi in Cali, and get his great tips for flashing his camera-ready smile on command…

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Interview with “I and Love and You” Dog Food’s Jeremy Dodge

Jeremy Dodge and dog Gus

Jeremy is the Digital Marketing Manager at “I and love and you” (our top pick for best all-natural dog food kibble) and proud father to his 5-year-old Westie, Gus. He has been a pet lover his entire life and has only worked jobs that allow Gus to come to work with him. Jeremy and Gus got jobs at “I and love and you” in 2017 and could not be happier to be helping to bring high-quality pet food to dogs and cats across the country. Learn more about the company’s history and what’s next for this growing dog food company…

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10 Rare Genetic Cat Diseases

Cat looking sick

Leila Hadziabdic is a Master’s student in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology. She joined the pet genomics company Basepaws in 2017 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. Leila’s job is to research and write feline genetic and health-related content, including this Canine Journal exclusive discussion about rare feline genetic disorders and how Cat DNA tests can help us dig into their health history…

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Interview with Nom Nom’s Chief Nutrition Officer, Dr. Justin Shmalberg

Dr. Shmalberg

Dr. Justin Shmalberg, board-certified veterinary nutritionist and Chief Nutrition Officer for Nom Nom. He guides all recipe formulation and advises on pet nutrition to ensure that Nom Nom delivers the absolute best food to the dogs and cats they serve. Dr. Shmalberg is a practicing vet and a clinical associate professor of integrative veterinary medicine at a leading University. He has published numerous scientific papers in veterinary medicine, frequently lectures on nutritional topics to veterinarians and pet owners, and is one of less than 100 board-certified specialists in small animal clinical nutrition in the country. Dr. Shmalberg is a firm believer in the benefits of natural, wholesome food for pets…

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Top Dog Interview: Alfie Roméo

Alfie Roméo on skateboard

Alfie Roméo is an adorable Frenchie from California who claims to be a “promoter of laughter, silliness and smiles.” He and his brother Tobi will light up your Instagram feed with adorable photos of them playing and hamming it up for the camera. Learn more about their breed, tips on being famous and celebrity pups he admires in our latest top dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview: Shaq The Pug

Shaq the Pug with coffee

Our next Top Dog interview is with a dog who comes to us from Hollywood. Shaq the Pug (aka Allstar Shaq) is an adopted 4-year-old dog based in Los Angeles, California. His trendy photos and short yet hysterical captions make us laugh out loud. This is why we knew he’d be a great fit for our interview series. He’s short in stature but hilarious and we hope you enjoy learning more about his celebrity life and his rise to internet fame…

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