About Me


My name is Rachel Marie Sheppard, I am the author and founder of My Kid Has Paws. My husband and I have been blessed with a Corgi named Rooney and we all live, run, and play in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a former Veterinary Technician/Animal Science Major turned MBA/Marketing Associate. I started this blog because I love animals, and I want to use my background in Animal Science to provide great information all while documenting fun with Rooney!


If you would like to know more about me, or would like to work with My Kid Has Paws, please contact me at mykidhaspawsblog@gmail.com.

Please note, none of the information on this site can, or will, replace a consultation with your veterinarian. Although I may draw on my own knowledge and experience in my posts, I AM NOT a licensed veterinarian, nor will I ever be. Therefore, I will always encourage you to visit your local veterinarian or emergency clinic if you have any concerns regarding your pet’s health. Any scientific information I refer to in this domain will be referenced.

Photography Provided by Pawpawrazzi Pet Photography

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    December 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Stumbled on your website today; it looks very nice. Meet my crew with paws at: http://anarette.com/about/the-crew/. They all came from the shelter and one of them has the dream to become an Ambassador for Animal Shelter Pets.

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      December 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Anarette, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and for the follow. Your crew looks awesome. Ms Sierra is beautiful! I am definitely an advocate of rescue. High paw!

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        December 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        Thanks, high paw back!

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    Barney the Corgi
    December 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Hello, I am Barney, I am also a Corgi.
    Nice to meet you!

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      December 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Hi Barney!! We almost never meet blogging Corgis thank you so much for stopping by! We look forward to blogging alongside you!

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    January 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Hi Rachael. I love your blog and story, keep up the good work! I actually interviewed with your father at his business this morning and he sent this blog link along. We have some things in common… love for animals and marketing. 6 months ago I left hi-tech marketing corporate America to do something I’ve always wanted to do – work with animals. Alas CritterPetCare.com was born in Oakland, CA. I still love Marketing, website promotion and Internet Marketing and hope to be able to combine the 2 very different markets. I’m very interested in the TVR position and think I could make a big difference, as well as continue my pet sitting on the side. It would be the best of both my worlds.

    I’ll keep an eye on your blog and wish you all the best. Any comments are welcome with regard to my website and business as well.

    All the best fellow pet lover,
    Pam from CritterPetCare.com

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      February 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Pam, thank you so much for stopping by!! I hope you get the job as well! I pet sat my way through college, and I loved it! It is so important for people to feel like they can go on vacation without worrying. Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you around!

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    Ann Marie Hoff
    November 6, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I paid to create a new website which i let my designer host & she hasnt paid the hosting fees on & it is DOWN. so I am back to square 1. People told me that Genisis is one of the best WP, so I am here checking it out. I am an artist, have a book, store. I am also a pet psychic and intuitive medium, so need a scheduler.

    When I was going thru site, I see that you have an Animal Science degree. I have an MS in Animal Science Immunology, and spent 20 years in human pharmaceuticals.
    Lets connect on twitter! I like your style!

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