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The Pampered Pup is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and reliable information on all things dog-related. Our mission is to be the go-to resource for dog owners, both new and experienced, by testing and reviewing the best dog products available in the market.

Founded in 2019 as a simple blog, The Pampered Pup has evolved into a trusted source of information and guidance, thanks to the leadership of Zach Lovatt. With a passion for all things canine, Zach took over in January 2023 and transformed The Pampered Pup into a full-fledged platform dedicated to helping dog owners make informed decisions when it comes to their furry friends.

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Our team of dog lovers is constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest dog products, from nutritious dog food to GPS collars. And we don’t just review them, we test them ourselves to provide an honest and authentic evaluation of each product. We like to say, “Tested on humans for the pampered pups.”

At The Pampered Pup, we believe that every dog deserves the best. That’s why we’re committed to providing our readers with the most up-to-date information, expert insights, and valuable recommendations. Whether you’re looking for advice on feeding, grooming, or just trying to find the perfect product, we’ve got you covered.

Join us on our journey to make sure every dog is pampered, happy, and healthy.

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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