Wendy is an author, chef, educator, entrepreneur, and cancer survivor. She is truly an inspiring and creative woman, who uses her talents to innovate an industry that she has loved since a child—the world of pets.
She has been an active participant in the pet industry for over 25 years. Wendy's career began when she founded Lip Smackers, Inc., a company dedicated to providing healthy, all-natural treats to consumers concerned about their pets’ well being. The Lip Smackers bakery operated out of The Pet Care Company, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Wendy’s success as an author and dog-treat creator is no less amazing due to the fact that she was born with severe dyslexia and ADHD. Whenever Wendy is presented with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, she charges ahead to prove all naysayers wrong. Her previous successes have led to numerous television appearances and newspaper and magazine articles. She was the “Pet Lifestyle Advisor™” on Animal Planet’s “Petsburgh, USA”, and featured on The Home Shopping Network. Her first book, " No Barking at the Table: Canine Recipes Most Begged For" was self-published in 1991. It was so well received, that "No Barking at the Table 2", and "No Catnapping in the Kitchen" soon followed. Moving in a different direction, Wendy then published "The Name Game", a collection of more than 100 celebrity essays along with over 1,000 suggestions of pet names. A percentage of the proceeds go directly to PAWS, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with HIV/AIDS to care for their pets.
Presently, Wendy can be heard every Tuesday at 1 p.m. PST on Wendy’s Animal Talk, at www.healthylife.net. Her weekly pet-tip articles are posted on www.lovetoknow.com. Also, she is diligently working on a new book/movie called, A Dog’s Voyage Around The World™. To learn more about all her current projects, go to www.petlifestyleadvisor.com .