About Me

About Me Hi, I’m Stephanie, aka Big Dog Mom™, and I serve large breed and giant breed dogs by empowering, educating, and inspiring the people who love them.  With decades of experience as a big dog owner, over 30 years of which has been devoted to the health, nutrition, and behavior of dogs, I serve tens of thousands of dog owners with tips and advice for a happier, healthier life with their big dog.  With a BS in Microbiology, an MBA, and a passion for writing, Big Dog Mom™ combines my professional skills and love of big dogs into an award-winning blog and purpose-driven brand.
© 2021 Big Dog Mom, LLC

Who is Big Dog Mom?

Hi, I’m Stephanie, aka Big Dog Mom™, and I serve large breed and giant breed dogs by empowering, educating, and inspiring the people who love them.  With decades of experience as a big dog owner, over 30 years of which has been devoted to the health, nutrition, and behavior of dogs, I serve tens of thousands of dog owners with tips and advice for a happier, healthier life with their big dog.  With a BS in Microbiology, an MBA, and a passion for writing, Big Dog Mom™ combines my professional skills and love of big dogs into an award-winning blog and purpose-driven brand.

I proudly share my life with my husband, two children, and the inspiration for Big Dog Mom™, my two Mastiffs, Junior and Sulley.

My motto is “Life is a journey:  Live it with purpose and a positive attitude.”

And just when you thought Big Dog Mom™ was all business, here are a few fun facts about me:

  • I am strangely obsessed with dog nails
  • I listen to Disturbed’s “Sound of Silence” on repeat
  • I am hopelessly addicted to Diet Coke, candy, and The Walking Dead
  • I won the BlogPaws award for BEST DOG BLOG of 2018 only a year after BigDogMom.com was launched.
  • I love to run, but don’t do it near enough.  My bucket list includes running a full marathon (at least one).
  • I led a successful 15-year career in corporate America before “early retiring” to stay home with my kids.
  • I am a wannabe pet photographer who can’t seem to get a shot without tongues and slobber.
  • My birthday is the day before Halloween, yet everything “haunted” terrifies me.

After saying all of that, if Big Dog Mom™ sounds like your jam, I enthusiastically invite you to join my rapidly growing community of large and giant breed dog lovers.  You can do so by clicking here.

Ready to get started?  If you would like to know the best place to start, it’s right here.

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Work With Big Dog Mom?

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© 2021 Big Dog Mom, LLC

Big Dog Mom™ is an award-winning brand, educational and entertaining blog, that focuses on life with large breed and giant breed dogs.

The blog features me (Stephanie) and my two Mastiffs, Junior and Sulley, and highlights topics such as health, wellness, nutrition, travel, behavior, training, product reviews and much, much more.

Through my content and research, I inspire and empower my readers to:

  • Enhance their dog’s life through training, sports, and travel
  • Create a healthier lifestyle with their big dog(s)
  • Improve the partnership with their dogs through better communication and understanding

If you think your brand, product, or service is a good match for the Big Dog Mom™ audience, please contact me (Stephanie) for a current media kit, a no-obligation 20-minute strategy session (delivered over phone or email), and custom quote.

[email protected]

**Please note, due to the number of requests and time commitments made to paid sponsors, Big Dog Mom™ can no longer write about products in exchange for “free product” or “exposure.”


Big Dog Mom™ in the News!!

When looking for an expert on large and giant breed dogs, Big Dog Mom™ is starting to make some waves in the press.  Check out my most recent press mentions!

Features in New York Magazine:

How to Raise a Healthy and Happy Dog on PawStruck.com

10 Basic Commands To Teach Your Dog on PetMate.com

6 Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Pet Feel Like Royalty by OppU

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Cutting Their Dog’s Nails – My guest post on You Did What With Your Weiner

BlogPaws 2018 Nose-to-Nose Winners Blog Hop

If you are writing an article about big dogs and would like a quote from Big Dog Mom, please contact me at [email protected].  I love to contribute to important work that serves big dog owners and their dogs.