About Us

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Welcome to The Upper Pawside, a website for dog lovers run by dog lovers. Whether you're a seasoned pet parent, first-timer, or cynophilist - this is the space to be.

It all began when Paul, our founder, got home a new dog. As a brand new dog dad, Paul was clueless about caring for his pet. And while there was a colossal amount of dog related information on the world wide web, most of it was often contradictory and not very detailed or helpful.

Between the vet and the net, Paul had a tough time collating information that would help him be a responsible pet parent.

And that’s how the idea for The Upper Pawside came about. The aim - to put together all the information a pet parent would need under one roof.

The Upper Pawside Motto

"Where Paws Meet Hearts: Empowering Dog Parents One Paw At A Time"

At The Upper Pawside (TUP), our mission is to celebrate the extraordinary bond between dogs and their parents and to foster a community of passionate dog lovers. From puppyhood to senior years, we believe in nurturing the unique and cherished relationship you share with your furry friend.

TUP is purely dogspeak, and offers a wealth of resources, heartwarming stories, and expert advice to support every aspect of your journey as a dog parent.

We aim to create a space where paws and hearts collide in a symphony of love, laughter, and learning.

What We Do

Our goal is to provide you with relevant, practical, and easy-to-read information about all dog breeds. Our contributing authors spend several hours researching a topic before they begin writing, so they can put together the most up-to-date article.

At The Upper Pawside, you will get all the deets on your favorite breed. From grooming and temperament to food habits, exercise requirements, recipes for delicious homemade dog treats, training tips for new pups, reviews on some top pet products for dogs, and more, there’s going to be no barking up the wrong tree here.

Our motto, "Where Paws Meet Hearts," encapsulates our deep belief in the transformative power of the canine-human bond.

How We Do It

We take pride in our meticulous approach to every article we write, from simple blogs to comprehensive buying guides. We believe in taking personal responsibility for the accuracy and excellence of our work.

That's why we read and reread every piece of content ourselves, ensuring it meets our stringent standards and resonates with our audience. We conduct extensive research before we begin working on a topic. Additionally, we collaborate with veterinary professionals who fact-check our work, guaranteeing that our recommendations align with the highest standards of quality and safety.

This ensures that our content remains up-to-date and reflects the latest advancements or the best practices. With a team boasting 40+ years of combined experience in the world of dogs, we bring a wealth of expertise to guide our solutions and recommendations. Between us, we have personally raised and cared for over eight different breeds, nurturing a deep understanding of their unique needs and characteristics. This hands-on experience enhances our ability to provide insightful and practical guidance.

And when it comes to our guides, our commitment to delivering accurate and reliable information sets us apart. To ensure the utmost credibility, we go beyond the confines of our team. We tap into our extensive network of breeders, leveraging their firsthand knowledge and insights. You can trust that our guides are built on a foundation of thorough research, expert knowledge, and genuine passion for the well-being of our furry friends.

We are thrilled to have you join us on this journey of informed decision-making and joyful dog parenting.

Meet The Bark Park

Our Contributing Authors

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Paul Andrews

Introducing Paul Andrews, a proud dog dad to Cofi, his spirited French Bulldog. Since adopting Cofi four years ago, Paul has embarked on a wild journey of doggy adventures with a heart full of love and a pocket full of treats.

Armed with a perpetual smile and a knack for finding humor in Cofi’s everyday antics, Paul is a source of light and laughter within the dog-loving community. From deciphering Cofi’s unique dance moves (zoomies is what he calls them) to mastering the art of interpreting those adorable snorts and snuffles, he is a self-proclaimed expert on all things Frenchie.

Paul finds humor in even the messiest of puppy mishaps and has charmed readers with his witty and relatable tales. Through his writing, he shares valuable insights on the highs and lows of being a devoted dog dad, offering practical advice with a generous sprinkle of humor.

Authenticity is at the core of Paul’s storytelling. He fearlessly shares tales of chewed-up slippers, epic adventures, and the eternal struggle to keep the couch fur-free while living with a dog who considers itself the boss of the house. His relatable anecdotes remind us that being a dog parent is a journey filled with love, laughter, and an endless supply of lint rollers.

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Vig Tavrizyan

Introducing Vig Tavrizyan, a devoted pet enthusiast and responsible caregiver to his beloved beagle companion, Dex. As a new but dedicated parent to the now two-year-old Dex, Vig embarked on a journey of learning, diligently studying the intricacies of canine behavior and the art of fostering a loving and nurturing environment.

He is deeply passionate about animals and committed to responsible pet ownership. And being a dad to Dex has provided him with invaluable insights into not just the joys but the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.

Recognized for his unwavering commitment and extensive knowledge, Vig has become a trusted voice within his local pet community when it comes to sharing practical advice and invaluable tips for ensuring the well-being and happiness of their furry companions.

Join Vig as he invites you into the captivating world of dog ownership, where love, care, and companionship thrive.

Through his expertise and dedication, he endeavors to inspire and empower pet owners, create a bond with readers who share in the delightful chaos of canine companionship, and enrich the lives of both humans and their beloved four-legged friends.

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Sheryl George

Introducing Sheryl George, a proud dog mom to a lively crew of four-legged troublemakers. Sheryl is currently mom to two Shih Tzus, a Great Dane, and a Lab. Over the past 20 years, she’s also had four German Shepherds, a Saint Bernard, a Daschund, and a Rottweiler, accumulating a treasure trove of knowledge and experiences to share with fellow pet owners.

From deciphering pet behavior to navigating the labyrinth of nutrition choices, and surviving the chaos of vaccinations, vet visits, and training sessions, Sheryl is equipped with a toolkit of insights and wisdom. And over the years, her pets have provided her with a front-row seat to the extraordinary spectrum of pet personalities.

Years of hands-on experience have enriched her expertise and understanding of various pet breeds and their unique needs. Sheryl channels her writing prowess into unleashing informative pet-related articles. Armed with a keyboard and a not-so-secret love for puns, she has carved her place as a go-to authority for pet-related wisdom and laughs.

Join her on this wild pet-centric journey, where laughter, practical tips, and heartfelt advice intermingle like a game of fetch as she navigates the joyous rollercoaster of pet ownership, one adventure at a time.

Our Mascot

Meet Dex, the canine connoisseur of all things fun. Dex is not your average beagle. He's a dog with a nose for adventure and a heart full of mischief - eager to share his experiences with fellow canines.

He’s the kind of dog who can get into trouble and still make you laugh, all while wagging his tail and begging for a belly rub. He is also always the one to lead the charge on a wild adventure, whether it's chasing after a squirrel or sneaking across the fence to meet his buddy Cofi.

Dex is a foodie at heart, with a palate that's as refined as it’s adventurous. From snacking on a slice of bacon to sampling the latest dog treat recipe, he’s always on the hunt for the next great culinary experience. And he’s also the first to personally test all the products we launch and give them the paws up or paws down.