Terry Albert

Animal Planet books by Terry AlbertTerry Albert is a writer and artist specializing in pet-related subjects. Her credits include local and national publications, pet supply retailers and websites. She has a BA degree in fine arts, and her background is in retail advertising as a creative director and advertising director.

She has had hands-on experience with hundreds of breeds of dogs, working as a professional trainer, a foster home for numerous breeds, and a pet sitter.

She shares her home with four dogs, three horses, two cats and two box turtles.


Labrador Retriever puppy Month by MonthWriter

  • Author, Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 20013, Alpha Books
  • Editor Speaks!, Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue newsletter
  • Author, Animal Planet: Labrador Retrievers, 2011, and Animal Planet: Boxers, 2012, TFH Publications,
  • Author, Basset Hound: Your Happy Healthy Pet, Howell Book House
  • PetDoc.com: dog and cat care articles
  • Petco: dog and cat care sheets for in-store and online handouts
  • Delta Society: Pet Partners Newsletter, eight years
  • Member of DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America), chaired writing competition three years: 2005, 2006, 2009
  • Humane Society of Seattle/King County: Pet Care Sheets
  • Multiple Maxwell Awards from DWAA for writing and art for breed clubs
  • Corporate newsletters, training materials, consumer newsletters
  • Website design and text
  • Advertising copywriting and public relations materials

Pet Expert

  • Pet sitter/Dog boarding 20 years
  • Foster home for over 300 dogs of many breeds
  • Competed in obedience, hunting tests, agility
  • Board of Directors for Humane Society of Seattle/King County, Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue, and Lab Med
  • Founding member, Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue
  • AKC Public Education Coordinator, Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Association
  • Professional Dog Trainer, Academy of Canine Behavior, Bothell, Washington

Australian Terrier Club of America logo designArtist

  • Painting custom pet portraits for 20 years
  • Creative Director, Builders Emporium Home Centers; Art Director, Pep Boys Auto Supply
  • Awards from the Dog Writers Association of America and the Art Show at the Dog Show
  • Exhibited at the AKC Museum of the Dog
  • Logo for Labrador Retriever national Specialty 2013 Commissioned paintings and logo designs for for breed clubs and specialty shows, including Bernese Mountain Dogs, Irish Water Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Belgian Tervurens, Bearded Collies, Australian Terriers, and Golden Retrievers


  • Freelance artist, writer, website designer
  • Advertising Director, Big Bear Markets, San Diego
  • Vice president and co-owner, The Paint Factory, San Diego
  • Advertising Director, Pep Boys Auto Parts, western U.S.
  • Art Director, Sales Promotion Manager, Builders Emporium Home Centers, California

Website: www.terryalbert.com

Pet Blog: everything-pets.blogspot.com

Blog for pet sitters: dearlabby.blogspot.com