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My name’s Zach, and like you, I’m head over paws for those furry, floppy-eared pals we call dogs.

The Pampered Pup started because of Abby, my mini dachshund who knew good grub (hello, filet mignon!?) and wasn’t afraid to chase a goose twice her size (followed by a princess-worthy roll in the grass, of course). 

She taught me that pampering isn’t fancy fluff; it’s about the happy moments – the snuggles on a comfy bed, the unleashed zoomies in the yard, the slobbery kisses after a hearty doggy meal that somehow melt your heart.

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That’s what The Pampered Pup is all about. I test-drive dog stuff myself – beds you’d want to nap in, toys that won’t get shredded to bits, food that makes noses wiggle with glee, or collars and fences that are about the unleashed joy of freedom and peace of mind. 

I don’t just review; I experience and learn, so you and your pup don’t have to. I share what works and what gets a big paw-down – without all the marketing fluff.

But it’s not all about gadgets and goodies, by the way. I get the tail wags that mean “Thanks for the walk!” and the woofs that say “Don’t take my bone!” I get the muddy paw prints and the chewed slippers (all part of the adventure!). I’m here to celebrate the messy, joyful, fur-flying fun of sharing your life with a pup.

So, grab your leash, fill your pockets with treats, and join our pack! Let’s sniff out the best dog toys, discover the coziest dog beds and the trendiest gadgets, invincible fences, and dog collars, and make every day a doggy dream come true. 

Let’s keep those tails wagging, shall we?


Zach & The Pampered Pup Pack

Editorial Team

Helen Ledford

Helen Ledford
Lead Editor


Helen runs a tight ship, and The Pampered Pup wouldn’t have made it to where it is today without her relentless drive for perfection.

An avid dog lover and parent, Helen harnesses her passion for canines and imbues everything she writes and reviews with her magic touch. She’s responsible for making sure everything here at thepamperedpup.com runs smoothly.

Estrella Bolton

Estrella Bolton
Canine Nutrition Specialist

When it comes to food, treats, or just about anything your pup eats, Estrella is our go-to contributor here at The Pampered Pup. She’s helped countless dogs and owners achieve their canine fitness goals, and she understands the various needs of the Nation’s most popular dog breeds from early puppy life to full-fledged adulthood.

Anthony Dewitt

Anthony Dewitt
Product Researcher

Anthony loves to tinker with the latest and greatest in household gadgetry. It’s what makes him the perfect fit for diving deep into the latest and greatest dog products that hit the market. From high tech, smart enabled doggy devices to the simplest of canine pleasures, Anthony is here to help us sniff out the mediocre products from the pack.

Puppy stand-in for Danielle Loughnane, freelance writer at The Pampered Pup.

Danielle Loughnane
Freelance Writer


Danielle earned her B.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has been freelancing since she graduated in 2007.

When she’s not writing – Danielle enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with her family, including her two dogs – Indiana Bones & Candi.

Zach Lovatt - content creator at The Pampered Pup

Zach Lovatt
Research Fellow

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Meet Zach, the face behind The Pampered Pup. Zach brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the table, having grown up in the family business and spent three years in the biotech industry as a chemical engineer before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey.

With a passion for dogs and a drive to make a difference in the pet industry, Zach took over The Pampered Pup in 2023 and transformed it into a one-stop-shop for all things dog-related. From his YouTube videos eating and evaluating fresh dog food to their informative articles, Zach is dedicated to providing the most helpful, awesome, and entertaining content for The Pampered Pup’s audience.

Zach’s mission is simple: to connect with as many pet parents as possible, providing dog owners with the information and guidance they need to make informed decisions for their furry friends

Rick Allen

Rick Allen

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Rick grew up practically surrounded by dogs, so much so that it’s as if he’s tapped in to their instinctual behavioral tendencies. We’ve seen Rick accomplish some major turnarounds with troublesome dogs – and he makes it look astonishingly easy. While we can’t all be as excellent trainers as Rick, we can thankfully learn some nuggets of wisdom from his contributions to The Pampered Pup.

Laura Ortega

Laura Ortega
Grooming Specialist

The Pampered Pup is built for all things interesting to dog lovers, but there’s no question that a tinge of glam resides in the core of our foundation. When it comes to making your pup look pampered, there are few more knowledgeable and skilled than Laura. She doesn’t just bark the bark, she walks the walk when it comes to making dogs look and feel their absolute best.

Jacquelyn Hooper

Jacquelyn Hooper
Public Relations

Jacquelyn is the Head of Public Relations at The Pampered. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in General Business, and has worked in marketing ever since. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts with her husband and long walks on the beach with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miley.

Dr Linda Simon MVB MRCVS

Dr. Linda Simon MVB MRCVS
Veterinary Consultant

Dr Linda Simon MVB MRCVS is a locum veterinary surgeon who has worked in London for the past 10 years. She graduated top of her class in small animal medicine from UCD, Dublin. She is currently a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. 

In her spare time, Linda enjoys baking, yoga and running around after her young son! 

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