Wildebeest creates the perfect present for new dog parents.10
Janine is editor-in-chief and founding editor of Dogster and Catster Magazines. She was recently named a "rising star" in media for 2013 by magazine trade publication Min. In previous career incarnations, she held web editor positions at Village Voice alternative newsweeklies (including SF Weekly and OC Weekly), the Los Angeles Times, and USC Annenberg’s Online Journalism Review.
She has several pompous-sounding awards from her journalism days in a box in her storage unit, but thinks it’s way more impressive that she has her dog tattooed on her skin in four different locations. Janine hates that she had braces on when the video below was shot but thinks you should see it anyway, vanity be damned.
Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Janine Marie Pueo Kahn
Location: San Francisco, CA (but born and raised in Manila, Philippines)
Where You Can Stalk Me on the Internet: @janinekahn and right here on Dogster
What I Do for a Living: I run Dogster and Catster's editorial operations, and have for the past four years. (A nice way of saying my career has gone to the dogs.)
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Moxie, the tallest Italian Greyhound I know.
My Favorite Things to Write Are: Personal, bleeding-heart narratives; ridiculous listicles; general tomfoolery.
My Pet Peeves Are: People who misappropriate apostrophes; bigots and homophobes; retractable leashes.
How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: Mr. Mox doesn’t shed very much, and when he does I rarely notice because all my furniture is conveniently the same shade he is.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: As a theatre kid growing up in Manila, Broadway was once my ultimate goal. But this was before I learned that the stage can be a cold, cruel mistress. Niche journalism, my other love, has proven to be a less temperamental partner.
Mar 5, 2014 — Our favorite Berlin-based dog lifestyle brand has partnered with travel brand TUMI. Moxie and Beasley put their collaboration to the test.
Dec 13, 2013 — Dogster Editor-in-Chief Janine Kahn shares her top picks for dogs and their humans this year.
Nov 28, 2013 — Five years ago today, a ridiculously special pup came into the world. This year, I almost lost him.
Oct 17, 2013 — Don't worry, I had him in this orca outfit for less than five minutes. And you better believe he earned his treats. But can he earn your vote?
Oct 16, 2013 — The actor told Katie Couric his life lacks a dog. Well, this is Dogster, and we have suggestions.
Oct 14, 2013 — Dog bless Katie Couric for picking the question I couldn't get the man to answer on Reddit.
Oct 11, 2013 — Rosie, our poster child for backyard breeding, passed away last night. Our hearts are broken and our thoughts with her mom, Cinnamon.
Aug 2, 2013 — In July, scores of brands made their way to Las Vegas to introduce products to the industry. Here's a sampling that caught our eye.
Our Most-Commented Stories
Sign up for our newsletter