Create a Happier, Healthier Life for You and Your Dog

Dogs Can Heal Us. We Can Heal Our Dogs.

If you’ve journeyed through life, love and loss with a dog by your side, you know that the unconditional love of a dog is powerful medicine. Science is even uncovering what our hearts already know: dogs are good for us. They have the power to heal. They make us happier, they keep us healthier, they help us live longer.

Let’s return the favor.

Become a Happy Dog Mom

The dog mom's guide to a happier, healthier life, for you and your dog.

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Research, interviews and personal stories to help you heal better, feel better, live better and love better...with dog.

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What does your dog mean to you? I’ll read every story, PLUS send a gift as thanks for opening your heart and being brave. (Stories are never shared without your permission.)

Hi, I'm Jennifer

(and these are my best friends Lily, Tyler & Georgia)

My Three Dogs Saw Me Through the Darkest Days of My Life.

As much as I wanted to pull the covers over my head, their small army of furry faces coaxed me back out into the world.

They were happy to see me. They made me laugh. They made me feel safe through those first lonely nights.

They reminded me that I am loved.

They reminded me that I am lovable.

Sound familiar?

As I struggled to pull my life back together, I became obsessed with two questions:

How can I feel happier and healthier?

And how can I do the same for my dogs?

Happy Dog Mom is the result.

Are You a Happy Dog Mom?

Crazy Dog Lady? I Don’t Think So.

Happy Dog Mom is a tribe of women who understand that it’s not “crazy” to love your dog like family. In fact, it’s healthy. The world could use more of it. Let’s share our stories of messy, funny, healing, tearful dog life. Let’s connect with each other and find friends who can talk about dogs for hours. Why yes, we DO want to see all the dog photos on your phone, thanks for asking!

Let’s change the idea that preferring the company of dogs means there’s something wrong with you. I say, maybe there’s something wrong with those who don’t.

 

On the Blog

What Is a Happy Dog Mom?

It might seem strange, but the idea for Happy Dog Mom grew out of intense grief.

My husband and I filed for divorce a week before our 20th wedding anniversary…

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How Dogs Make Us Happier and Healthier

Scientists are finally catching up to what pet parents already know: our dogs are good for us. They make us feel happier, healthier, more supported. Sometimes, the health benefits go even deeper than we know.

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happy dog mom jennifer waters sitting with three boxer dogs

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