About Us

When we first set out to launch this project, we realized that each of our dogs were at very different stages in their lives. One was a tiny Yorkie puppy, weighing in at one pound, nervous, and curious about this big new world. The other was an old boy—a 90-pound Lab-Retriever mix—who, at 12-years-old, had slowed down a good bit, even though he still thought he was a pup.

In fact, we’ve had eight dogs between us, dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes. Each of their lives was a tale to tell—a combination of the places they came from, the humans they loved, and all the spots they like to sniff (a lot).

Some of their stories were long. Some only lasted a short time. But they each brought joy to our lives in ways as unique as their own needs, shapes, and sizes. This site is about helping you to help your dog do the same.

Our mission

To provide you with the highest quality resources, answers, and items you need to help your pup live a long, healthy, happy life. May your fetches be many, your barks constantly curious, and may you never stop chasing your tale.

Who we are

We are a family owned and operated small business. We’ve lived all across the U.S., from Los Angeles to the Southern Florida to the heart of New York City. We’ve raised all sorts of dogs in all sorts of places, and we’ve experienced the joy and wisdom that comes from a life with man’s best friend. Our aim is to share some of that knowledge and passion with you, and we hope you’ll share some of your own with us!

Kerri Caughill, pet nutrition researcher

Kerri Caughill

Kerri is all about nutrition. She loves doing in-depth research on how what a dog eats affects their overall health and longevity. When she’s not inside with Max testing out new dog food, she’s outside enjoying the sunshine with a furry companion.

Daniel Dog Expert Headshot

Daniel Caughill

Daniel is a professional pet writer and one of the co-founders of The Dog Tale. He reviews pet gear and dog food, and his work has been featured on ABC News, Mashable, Readers Digest, The Strategist, Realtor.com, Chron.com, SFGate, Yahoo!, NASDAQ, MassMutual, and LendingTree.

Senior Good Boy

Max throws himself into his work with the energy of a small hurricane. When he’s not focused on chewing technique or zoomies, he is working on community outreach and figuring out where the treats are hidden.

Hobbes the Goldendoodle being a very good boy.

Good Boy in Training

Hobbes is the youngest member of the team, but what he lacks in experience he makes up for in energy and appetite. No walk is too long for him, and he’s always excited to test out a new brand of dog food.

How we create content

Each piece of content on our site is produced by professional writers and editors to ensure the utmost level of quality and accuracy. We conduct thorough research of publicly available information and, whenever possible, through hands-on testing. We also seek to incorporate sound advice from real veterinarians and trusted medical resources where appropriate. We adhere to strict editorial integrity and never recommend products or care that we wouldn’t use on our own pets—even if it would benefit our business to do so. If you ever have a concern about something you see on our site, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. The information on TheDogTale.com is not intended to be a substitute for veterinary advice. If you believe your pet is sick or you have any other concerns, please consult your local veterinary emergency services immediately.

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