Kim Kavin is a widely published award-winning journalist, as well as a volunteer worker dedicated to fostering puppies who have been saved from high-kill shelters but who have not yet been adopted. She lives in Long Valley, NJ, where her hobbies include cooking, wine tasting, and hiking local park trails with her dogs Blue and Ginger.
"Riveting, informative, and important. Kavin brilliantly explores both sides of every issue in a surprisingly even-handed manner, while steadfastly remaining a passionate advocate for the dogs caught in the middle. " -- Teresa J. Rhyne, author of the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller THE DOG LIVED (AND SO WILL I) "That Kim Kavin sees questions where the rest of the world sees everyday life is what makes her a great reporter. That she gets answers-disturbing, unexpected, yet ultimately hopeful-is what makes The Dog Merchants such a necessary and compelling read." -- Jim Gorant, New York Times bestselling author of THE LOST DOGS "A deeply researched, entertainingly written, incredibly thorough journey into the murky, confusing, and poorly policed world of breeders, buyers, and sellers of dogs. Read it before you pick out your next puppy. " -- Josh Dean, author of the award-winning SHOW DOG: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of an Almost-Perfect Purebred "We must be their ally, their voice. The Dog Merchants shows you that the way to start is to be a conscious consumer." -- Robin Layton, Pulitzer Prize nominee and co-author of A LETTER TO MY DOG