Melissa Gunderson

Founder at Proud Dog Mom


Founder at Proud Dog Mom

Melissa Gunderson

Melissa Gunderson

Founder at Proud Dog Mom

Founder, Proud Dog Mom

I’m a former television news reporter, health blogger, dog lover, and the founder of ProudDogMom. After four years of covering local news in stations stretching from snowy Pennsylvania to sunny Texas, I redirected my curious nature to the dogs. Now, I spend my days interviewing various dog experts and share the latest canine must-knows with fellow dog moms around the globe. My passion for puppies started when I was just a little girl. Now, I raise two precious pooches — a four-year-old Chihuahua, Diego, and a two-year-old toy Poodle, Gigi. I am also the author of dog treat cookbook titled, “Proud Dog Chef: Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes” — available at online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


What our Attendees Say

The speakers were all very informative,
well prepared and fun.

We had a great time learning interesting things
and bonding over new experiences.

Emilia Hoth

What a fun way to bring a community  
of dog parents together!

J. Silver
Dad to Finn

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Sonali Nigam

Animal Advocate, Dog Mom and Scientist

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Andrea Caceres is an illustrator, designer and book maker based in NYC.

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Amanda Ree

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Lili Chin

Lili is an illustrator, co-creator of the hit series Mucha Lucha and author of the new book: Doggie Language

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Kerri Rodriguez

Dr. Kerri Rodriguez is a post-doctoral Research fellow with the Human Animal Bond in Colorado

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