Pet photos from 'This Dish Is Veg' team members

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At This Dish Is Veg, we love animals—of course. From needy basset hounds to playful kitties, we are happy to share our homes with a variety of furry companions.

Eric and I have a full house with three daughters, one dog, and three cats. The cats—2 feral and 1 stray—became part of the family one-by-one when they decided to make the forest behind our house their home. (I’ll take this opportunity to remind everyone the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.) Not willing to watch the kitties go through a cold NE Ohio winter, we opened our door and our hearts.

Bev and her family adopted a Rottweiler, Duke, from the Humane Society nearly two years ago. "We chose him because we read that large, black, older dogs don’t tend to get picked and he had been at the shelter for a long time before we brought him home," said Bev. "He’s an amazing dog, who has made our lives richer for being part of it. He’s also going to be transitioning to a vegan diet soon which I’m very excited about!"

JL and her husband have two cats. "The oldest Matisse, is Daddy's girl and only deals with me if he's not around," said JL. "Therefore, I offer you [a picture of] C.K. the youngest, a total Mommy's girl. She helps me blog."

Of course Ricki was happy to share photos of her "girls" who are often showcased on her blog, Diets, Desserts and Dogs.

So without further adieu, here are some photos of our furry family members:

Ricki's Elsie

See Ricki's TDIV articles and visit her personal website, Diet, Desserts and Dogs.
Ricki's Chaser

Kathryn's Chloe and Bravo

See Kathryn's TDIV articles and read her monthly column on Bikram Yoga Grapevine.

JL's C.K.

View JL's TDIV articles and check out her blog, JL Goes Vegan.

Erica's Freya

View Erica's TDIV articles and visit her non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc.
Erica's Phoenix
Erica's Presley
Erica's Sage

Bev's Duke

View Bev's TDIV articles and visit her blog, Red Hot Vegan Momma.
Jodi's Lucy

View Jodi's TDIV articles and add her as a friend on Facebook.

John's cat

View John's TDIV articles and check out his blog, Vegan At The Table.
John's cat

Daelyn and Eric's Sean

View Daelyn's TDIV articles.
View Eric's TDIV articles.
Daelyn and Eric's Callie

Daelyn and Eric's Jamaica

Daelyn and Eric's Lucky

Want to share pictures of your pets? Send the photos to

Daelyn Fortney | @daelyn | email
Daelyn is the co-founder and managing director of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to her work at TDIV, Daelyn homeschools her three daughters.

Photo credit: respective team member

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