Hi I’m Rachel Spencer and I’m the founder of the Paw Post.

The idea to launch a pet blog was a slow burner.

My day job is as a freelance journalist and content writer and I write about all kinds of things.

But mainly animals, particularly dogs!

This started back in 2009 when this little furry ball of ginger joy came into my life, Daisy.

Daisy, the inspiration behind the Paw Post Pet Blog.

I took her in for a few weeks to help her owner, my friend Jane when she had her first baby, and fell in love.

Thank goodness Jane let me keep her!

Pre Daisy, I’d spend my days driving round the country doing interviews for magazines and newspapers.
When she came along, I only had a four hour window where I could leave her.
My working life changed and I became a crazy dog lady.
I’d search out stories about dogs, everything from human interest tales like Allison who came home from Skiathos with little Terrier Lucy,  to gritty stories warning about the rise of dogs sold online becoming bait dogs
My editors would say: “Erm, have you got anything storywise that isn’t about an animal?”
I found myself being approached by PRs with stories about animals.
I wrote about gadgets like Pit Pat, the activity monitor for dogs.
And loads of funny and remarkable stories about animals and their humans!
A friend put me in touch with Layla Flaherty at Urban Paws pet casting agency.
Soon I had a steady stream of stories about her clients and their pets.
Real characters like Lady Chelsea the Chihuahua, Dolly Pawton and Rocky the Traveller.

There was tales I came across every day that I wanted to share.

Things every pet owner should know about from first aid to deadly illnesses like Alabama Rot.

Just like in the pet world, there would sadly be stories I couldn’t find a home for.
So I decided to set up my own pet blog.
Because I was the editor, I could write about whatever I wanted.

And the Paw Post Pet Blog was born!

Take a look around and you’ll see articles about special dogs, places to go with your pet, health features and what’s new in the pet world.
I work with charities and rescues highlighting their causes.
Owners who want to share their stories about their remarkable pets.
And brands looking to raise awareness of their products.

If you’d like to work with me, or have a story to tell, please get in touch!