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Denise Fleck

Sunny-dog Ink

DENISE FLECK is an award-winning author and animal care instructor who developed the curriculum for her Pet First-Aid & CPCR Classes after training with dozens of schools and organizations, practicing, attending seminars and practicing some more.  She founded Sunny-dog Ink in 1999 to help people help their pets and has taught over 10,000 animal lovers pet life-saving skills and millions more through her appearances on Animal Planet’s Groomer Has It and Pit Boss, A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life, CBS-TV’s The Doctors, CNN Headline News, PBS-TV’s Lassie’s Pet Vet and KTLA Los Angeles as well as on radio and in magazines.  For 2016, she’ll take her new incarnation as the Pet Safety Crusader™ on the road throughout the southern United States teaching pet safety and better pet parenting in one concerted effort during her Pet Safety Tour. 


Denise also created the curriculum for and teaches a 20 week course in Animal Care through the Burbank Unified School District for high school juniors and seniors at the Burbank Animal Shelter.  “As the proud instructor, I hope one of my students will cure a debilitating canine disease or end animal homelessness, but if each student adopts a shelter pet (particularly a Senior), shares with friends the need for spay/neuter or never harms or judges a dog by his breed alone, I’ll still wag my tail,” she smiles.


Fleck’s books include her most comprehensive work, The Pet Safety Bible in conjunction with Pet World Insider; The Autumn & Winter of Your Pet:  Make Those Senior Years Golden; Quickfind Books’ Dog First Aid & CPR, Cat First Aid & CPR, How to Take Care of Your Dog or Puppy and How to Take Care of Your Cat or Kitten; Rescue Critters Pet First Aid for Kids and her award-winning Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover which received the Dog Writers Association of America’s Maxwell Medallion for Best Children’s Book and honors in the London Book Festival.  The first sequel, Start Off on the Right Paw, continues the anti-bullying “do not judge” message and stresses the importance of proper dog-to-dog introductions. Denise has won the Cat Writer’s Award of Excellence (and is up for a Muse Medallion this year) , Volunteer of the Year from the Burbank Police Department for her work on the city's animal emergency plan and has twice been a finalist as the Pet Industry’s Woman of the Year. 

Denise resides in Southern California with her husband Paul and current pack…two rescued Akitas, Haiku and Bonsai but has been Dog Mom to eleven and Cat Mom to one over the years.  Learn more at www.sunnydogink.com