Relaena has loved animals her entire life. In her twenties, while caring for a diverse menagerie on her own small farm, she began helping the local Audubon Society and Parks Department rehabilitate and release injured wildlife. Weekends often found her comforting animals recovering from surgery or trauma at her veterinarian friend's rural practice. When she moved to Seattle, Relaena began fostering dogs, an involvement that grew to encompass fundraising, communications, website design, and more. She was instrumental in the founding stages of three animal-related non-profit organizations, has served on five different boards, and written a variety of articles for dog-related magazines. Relaena currently shares her life with her husband and their retired racing greyhound (@Jasminethegreyt). She's happiest when combining her passions for animals and writing into articles that inform, educate, and inspire.