Kate O'Brien

Kate and her husband, Steve, live in Camarillo, CA, with their dogs SlimDoggy Jack and Maggie May. They are animal advocates and are active in the dog rescue and foster community. They write about their adventures with their dogs and about pet obesity, health, and fitness on the Slim Doggy websiteFacebook, and Twitter.

There have been dogs in Kate’s life since she was a child, starting with the Collies her grandfather used to raise. Allergies interfered, but then in adulthood Kate was able to feed her passion and once again have dogs. She’s had several Labs – all colors, a couple of litters of lab puppies and many fosters. She’s been able to share her love of exercise and fitness with her dogs and they inspire her to help other dogs as well.

Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Kate O’Brien

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: Slimdoggy.com, @MySlimdoggy, FB: Slimdoggy

What I Do for a Living: Consultant

What I Do for Fun: Train, play, run and hike with my dogs

The Furry Members of My Household Are: SlimDoggy Jack, a yellow Lab and the inspiration behind our SlimDoggy App; and Maggie May, a black Lab. Both rescue dogs.

My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Our experiences with our dogs, both fun, scary and sad.  How to keep your dog fit, lean, and healthy and about dog food ingredients.

My Pet Peeves Are: People who don’t care for their dogs or train their dogs properly.

My Guilty Pleasures Are: Chocolate.  And chocolate Labs.

How I Deal with Dog Hair: Ignore it

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: One of my dogs (I bet a lot of people say this!)

Stories by Kate O'Brien