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Welcome to the About Us section of I Love My Dog

Please take a moment to view the Leadership here at I Love My Dog. If you have any further questions regarding our site content, press, partnerships, advertising or anything in general, you may contact us via the bolded categories listed above.

Our Mission is simple which is to provide an online website/community using and harnessing the power of Social Media. Our I Love My Dog Fans are our number one priority! The goal to help educate, entertain and help bring awareness to the community in the best interest of Dogs and their Owners.

 Max Abbott, Chief Executive Officer and Pug

What can we say? He is one of the brightest individuals we know and have had the pleasure of working with in years. This dog knows the internet and marketing "Paws Down".

Max is a great leader and has absolutely no prior web experience which is really what amazes us here at I Love My Dog.

He likes to give out orders and micro-manage the staff which is fine because it keeps us moving forward.

We welcome Max's talent and know that he will help us guide this company in the right direction.

However, most importantly, Max is the one of the best dogs that a family could ask for...

 David W. Abbott, President and Founder

Our President and Founder has been creating successful internet properties for over 14 years.

David has a solid business and technology background and has worked for many Fortune 500 companies such as Philips, HP/Agilent, GTE Internetworking, Marriott and BBN.

His extensive knowledge of these many different industries has given him a very powerful, yet well rounded knowledgebase to tap into for not only I Love My Dog but also for helping other businesses (our business partners and advertisers) to succeed in driving and gaining additional exposure.

He has also had the privilege of working in the early DOT COM (1.0) days and with many of the early CEO's, even before Google was a household name.

 Snoopy Abbott, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Snoopy is our NEWEST addition to the Team! We adopted/rescued this 7 Year Old Veteran late 2010!

Max wanted us to go out and find some new talent for the company (family) :) So as a Team and Family, we did our homework and went around the various reputable animal shelters. However, we were not finding a match that would fit our family but at the last moment, one of the shelter staff members informed us that there was a beautiful Beagle at their other office which was only located 10 miles away. Off we went! We arrived at their other branch and met Snoopy.

We played with Snoopy and of course (Per the request of Max, our CEO & Pug) I asked Snoopy some (Interview Questions) such as "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
He politely answered, that he wanted my job and I kindly replied, "I will ignore your answer and you're coming home with us big guy!"

Snoopy brings a strong knowledge of Social Media experience to the table and has a very keen sense of smell which we believe is second to the Bloodhound. This sense of smell is important because he can sense/smell when there is trouble on the I Love My Dog wall and will notify the moderator.

 Diane Abbott, VP of User Experience and Moderation

Vice President of User experience is one of the most important positions within our company since our website is all about the end-user. Diane brings a wealth of knowledge to the I Love My Dog Team.

She has a strong passion to bring dog owners, our content and strategic partnerships together in a collaborative social manner.

Her goal is to also keep the navigation of our website simple, intuitive and rich with dynamic content such as video, news, blogs and much more.

Diane is always looking ahead at processes and companies to plug-into our site which can help us further down the road so that we will always be able to provide the best content for our I Love My Dog fan base.

 Sherri Regalbuto, Chief Blogger - Just Dogs with Sherri

Sherri is a longtime dog trainer, professional photographer and writer. Located in Southern California, she lives with her husband, three grown children and three dogs. Sherri has taught group obedience and in-home private training for many years, specializing in canine behavior modification using positive reinforcement. Her canine expertise lends itself to shooting natural images of dogs and writing about them. She is a freelance photographer and has covers and published images in some of the largest read dog magazines along with training articles. 

She has been involved with dogs for over 35 years; she shares her knowledge of dog behavior and daily life with dogs in her blog.  

Sherri has published two beautiful canine photography books and many calendars and is currently working on a training book.
 

 Remington and Russell Baker - Fire Safety Bloggers
We are so excited to have a Fire Safety category on I Love My Dog and what better way to represent this topic than a Fire Dog.

Introducing Remington, the Fire Dog. Remington's Dad is Russell Baker and he is very proud of his boy and the wonderful work he performs in his community. Here is Remington in his own words  :)

My name is “Remington the Fire Dog” and I work with the Independence Kansas Fire Department in the Public Relations and Fire Prevention Education fields.

   
 Advisory Board:

 Ron Carpenito, Technology and Partnerships

Ron comes to us with a solid background in business ownership, internet marketing and development, and serves on many boards both business and civic groups in a leadership capacity. Ron currently owns a real estate team in Andover Massachusetts (Prime Property Team at Keller Williams Realty) as well as an internet marketing company focused on the wedding industry (WeddingPhotoUSA.com).

Ron is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Business Administration. After spending two years in corporate America as a Financial Systems Analyst for Liberty Mutual Insurance, Ron moved on to Controller position for his families manufacturing and wholesale distribution business. By 2004 he had begun his own business and real estate career where he actively works daily with buyers and sellers, and participates in ongoing education, training, civic groups and service to his community.

Ron is a forward-thinker and is an such amazing addition to the I Love My Dog Team.

 Christopher G. Lang, Legal Counsel
Attorney Lang is the founder of the Law Office of Christopher G. Lang located in Boston MA. 

The firm focuses on representing small businesses, start-ups, and non-profit organizations in a variety of corporate legal matters, including corporate formation and governance, contracts and licenses, purchase agreements, financing, intellectual property and related corporate transactions. Attorney Lang has worked with clients in several pet-related fields, including retail pet supply and grooming, kenneling and pet training.  In addition, he has worked with web developers and online retailers. 

His mix of skills and clients makes him a valuable addition to the I Love My Dog advisory team.

Attorney Lang received his BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1989, and his JD from the Boston University School of Law in 1994.

 Keri Putonen, Professional Dog Trainer/Dog Coach Guru

Keri Putonen, owner and lead trainer at Unleashed Abilities, is a native New Yorker. Now living in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband, Derek and her two dogs, Rudy and Raina, she is an active part of the dog community. She is the owner of Unleashed Abilities: Coaching People, Training Dogs.  While her business takes up a lot of her time, she also volunteers with local animal rescue groups and Blue Ridge Assistance Dogs where she helps train dogs for people with disabilities. Her passion is really in the healing power of dogs. Integrating her background in elementary education with her knowledge of dogs, she strives to create programs that are mutually beneficial to dogs and people, especially children. Some of her past programs include: A dog assisted reading program at a homeless shelter; Dog visitation and mentor program at a transitional home for at-risk youth; Humane education at elementary schools; Animal-assisted interventions for children with autism. She is currently working on an agility program for children with special needs.  She's a crunchy Yoga-practicing vegetarian who enjoys running, reading and relaxing at home... oh, and she loves her dogs like crazy. 

   
 Partnerships and Affiliations:

 Dogtime.com:

We selected DogTime.com to help us provide additional interactive content for our
I Love My Dog fans.

Their content Team is amazing to work with and we know that their rich dynamic content such as video, news, blogs and photo will bring our users back on a daily basis for viewing pleasure.
 

 Google.com:

We use Google for many of our advertising, analytics, affiliate channels and most importantly Search. Throughout the years within our different websites that we have created and managed, Google has been an amazing and one of the most important affiliations to us for not only the tools they provide a business owner but also the monetizing of our web properties.
 

 Ning.com

What can we say about Ning? Maybe that it is probably one of the best Social Platform out there today! Ning gives site owners a custom solution in providing communities within their websites and completely plugging into their offerings.

They are the world's largest platform for creating social websites. Top organizers, marketers, influencers, and activists use Ning to create an online destination that weaves social conversations in content and inspire action. Based in Palo Alto, California, Ning makes it easy for brands of all shapes and sizes to build custom and powerful social websites."
 

 Petco:

I Love My Dog promotes and is an strategic affiliate partner with Petco through the CJ Channel.

Max, our CEO & Pug a long with Snoopy, our VP & Beagle HIGHLY recommend Petco for all of your pet needs. Max and Snoopy are due for a trip back to Petco any day now.
 

 Chitika:

We use Chitika for many of our contextual affiliate advertising inventory. Chitika has many different options for the Publisher and also great advertising solutions for the site owner.

Chitika
is a full-service on-line advertising network serving over 3 billion monthly impressions across more than 100,000 websites. For advertisers and media buyers, Chitika is a proven channel for targeting on-line consumers and qualified buyers. For all publishers, Chitika is an easy-to-use platform for earning daily ad revenue.
 





 Grab Networks/Voxant Newsroom:

Grab Networks/Voxant Newsroom provides amazing and rich video media for I Love My Dog.

Through Voxant's Newsroom and its viral syndication technology, Voxant distributes and promotes news from more than 200 credible, licensed content sources. Network affiliates include CBS, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press (AP), Reuters, MTV, NHL, AFP, and HowStuffWorks, as well as a variety of website publishers and bloggers.

 CafePress:

I Love My Dog promotes and is an affiliate partner with Café Press through the CJ Channel.

CafePress is an amazing company which gives small businesses the opportunity to distribute products with their own brand (i.e.: Mouse Pads, Mugs, Shirts, etc.) the list is infinite.

They provide amazing customer service and their shipping process is unbeatable. I Love My Dog has customized the affiliate program affiliate partnership using

 

 ShopZilla.com:

I Love My Dog is currently a participant in the Shopzilla Beta program. Shopzilla has already provided quality and targeted Dog Shopping content for our users. We are very pleased with their product/services and look forward to a great partnership. If you are a website owner, we highly suggest you visit their beta affiliate program for more information.
 
 
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