Saturday, May 21, 2011

Arden Moore: “America’s Pet Edu-Trainer"

As a reporter and pet lover, I thought I knew just about everyone in North County who was involved in some aspect of animal rescue and education. Well, I didn't. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the dynamic Arden Moore when I interviewed her for a feature in The Coast News, "Ex-reporter finds new calling: pet expert."

Arden fell off my radar because she's frequently out of town, traveling around the U.S. making appearances on The Today Show, Fox News, The George Lopez Show and Martha Stewart Living, to name a few.

Each week she hosts the “Oh Behave!” show on Pet Life Radio where she’s interviewed celebrity pet owners from Betty White and Jennifer Aniston to Rachael Ray.

She's written more than 20 popular books about pets, and has been profiled in The New York Times and the National Enquirer.

Arden spent much of her career as an investigative reporter with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. What I want to know is, 'What's in the water down there?" Arden worked alongside another reporter-turned-bestselling pet author: John Grogan, who penned “Marley and Me.”

Since her newspaper days, Arden has carved out a successful career doing what she loves as a pet expert, behaviorist, public speaker, author -- and now a PetTech certified first aid, CPR and safety instructor.

You can meet Arden, and preview her class, in this short video I filmed in her Oceanside home which she shares with her rescue dogs Cleo and Chipper, and cats Zeki and Murphy.

Arden's planning a National Dog Party Day on June 24.

For more information about Arden, click here.

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