My name is Jennifer Costello, most people call me Jen.
I live in Strongsville, Ohio which is a suburb about 20 minutes outside of Cleveland.
I’m a mom to two wonderful children, wife to my best friend, dog mom to three dogs, and a former veterinary technician of 10 years.
I’ve been owned by Newfies for the past 20 years and I’ve fallen madly in love with the breed.
I started this blog to share stories of life with my two brown Newfies, Sherman and Leroy, and I quickly became invested in learning as much as could about this amazing breed.
While this blog focuses mainly on Newfoundlands and giant breeds, I’m a lover of all dogs big and small. ( I have a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Finn too)
My Brown Newfies is a personal pet/lifestyle blog where I write about dogs; specifically Newfoundland dogs, dog grooming and personal tips on caring and living with Newfies.
I also use my vet tech knowledge to address some common medical conditions seen in dogs but it’s always best to check with your veterinarian when it comes to questions about your dog’s health.
Blogging has brought so many awesome opportunities the way that I otherwise would not have had such as being a VIP blogger the AKC/Eukanuba National Championships, and attending the Behind The Paw Influencer Summit.
I’ve been featured on SheKnows.com, mentioned on VetStreet, and won Best Photo On A Blog in 2012 for the BlogPaws Nose to Nose Awards and was a finalist in the same category for 2013! I was also a finalist in the 2015 BlogPaws Nose to Nose Awards for BEST DOG BLOG and BEST PET HUMOR BLOG.
While I’m super proud of the above recognition in the social media world, I’m most proud of the recognition I’ve received in the Newfoundland community over the years.
I love collaborating closely with breeders, veterinarians, rescue groups and professional dog groomers to make sure that I’m always bringing the correct information to our community through my articles.
Over the years I’ve continued my education by attending many seminars and workshops in regards to purebred dogs and I’ve completed several courses dedicated to dog grooming, specifically Newfoundlands and other breeds with a double coat.
Some of my articles were recently featured in the publication of The Complete Guide To Newfoundland Dogs and many ethical Newfoundland breeders continue to refer new Newfie owners to my website for accurate information on many breed topics. (The Newfoundland Club of America is always the best place to start.)
I was also mentioned in The Dog Show Journal for my articles on show dogs.
Owning a Newfoundland is a constant learning experience and I’m dedicated to sharing what I’ve learned over the years with other owners so that they can enjoy the gift of a Newfie’s love.
When I’m not here on the blog or working at the vet clinic I’m grooming the dogs, hanging with my family, baking, or wiping dog slobber off the windows and ceiling.
Storm, Thunder, Sherman and Leroy have since moved up to the Rainbow Bridge but Odin, who we adopted 3 years ago, and Lou keep me on my toes.
Need to know more about me? You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.