Hello pet owners, and welcome to Theory of Pets! My name is Samantha Randall, and I’ve been a professional pet writer for more than 10 years. I’ve also been an animal lover my entire life, so it’s only natural that I finally decided to merge the two together and build a career researching, writing and helping other people to learn more about pets.
I live with my family in Bradford, ME. We currently have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 hamsters and 2 bunnies. As you can see, the animal lover gene runs in the family. I’m also the Editor-In-Chief at Top Dog Tips who is now very excited to branch out to doing this cool podcast for all the pet parents out there.
We have a boxer named Chloe (whose rescue story you can hear in my very first podcast episode), a chocolate Labrador named Saddie, and a beagle/cocker spaniel mix named Molly. We’ve certainly got our hands full! Our three cats are Oliver, Anna, and Figaro and our bunnies are Flopsy and Topsy. Our children chose the names because one rabbit has floppy ears and the others’ stick up. Our house is always entertaining!
It takes a lot of work to care for that many pets. I pride myself on giving our animals the best care possible. I do a lot of research and spend hours chatting with other pet owners to hear their tips and tricks. I look for the healthiest pet products and spend a lot of time exercising with my family and our pets.
We love to spend time in the beautiful Maine outdoors. Our dogs come hiking, biking and swimming with us. We often take walks in the woods behind our home, and our cats will usually follow along behind us just like the dogs. There is nothing like bonding with your pets in the beauty of nature, and I strongly encourage everybody else to get out there as often as you can.
I was raised with animals as a child. I think it’s important to continue that tradition with my own kids. Having pets has helped to teach my children about trust, compassion, responsibility, loyalty and so many other valuable life skills.
We’ve had many breeds of dogs over the years and dealt with our fair share of pet-related problems. From midnight visits to the emergency vet to have porcupine quills removed to losing pets unexpectedly, I’ve certainly learned a lot in my years as a pet owner. We’ve had pets with skin conditions, and we’re currently caring for our boxer who has a congenital heart condition.
Am I an expert on pets? Definitely not, but my goal is to share the knowledge that I have gained over the years and reach out to experts who can share their knowledge with us. I want to rip the curtain off the pet industry and show owners that there is a lot more to caring for their animals than they may think.
I want to provide pet owners and animal lovers with the best advice to care for their furry friends. As a community of animal owners, we rely on each other for firsthand advice. I want this podcast to be a place where we can share that advice and also gain knowledge of the pet industry from experts in the field.
Now, I want to hear from you! If you have a story to share, tips, tricks, firsthand advice or just a question that you can’t find the answer to, please don’t hesitate to share and send us an email. Chances are if you’re asking that question, there are other pet owners out there asking the same thing. I truly hope this Theory of Pets Podcast will become a community forum for pet owners from all walks of life!