Traveling Dog Lady: Disclosure Disclaimer Privacy Policy

Disclosure Disclaimer Privacy Policy


I have been a dog and cat owner ever since I can remember.  When I was born, my family already had a dog.  At age 7, my parents got me my first dog; and the same year we got two cats, one of which had a litter of kittens shortly thereafter (hey, this was in the 1960s).  When I was 7, I was attacked by our cat, and nearly lost my eye.  When I was 10, we got another dog, and he ended up being "the meanest dog in the neighborhood" (oops!).  Both of these situations did not scare me, but instead inspired me to learn and understand cats and dogs as much as I could.  I devoted my life to adopting, guiding, and loving dozens of cats and a half-dozen dogs.  I was a "crazy cat lady" before I became a "crazy dog lady"!

Anyway, all of this to tell you that I am not a professional expert, I do not have a degree in animal care of any kind whatsoever.  I just love my animals, have a lifetime of hands-on "life experience" with dogs and cats, and I like to write and take photographs.  Friends and family often turn to me for advice about their pets' health, behavior, etc.  I enjoy sharing my own experience, but prefer to help them make their own decisions, rather than give advice.  If you have a situation you need help with, go ahead and ask me my opinion, but know that I am not an expert, and please take my opinion as exactly what it is:  an opinion.  Your situation could require the advise and assistance of a qualified professional, and that's not me.  Seek the help of a professional.

The information I post on this blog is my own personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of anyone else connected to me, including my business associates, my family or friends, advertisers, sponsors, or my employer.


Privacy Policy.

Advertisements.  This site contains advertisements.  I try to keep them at a minimum, and not anything flashy or annoying. My time is valuable, and there are business expenses associated with having a website and online presence. If you see any ads that bother you, please report to me by email k2k9dogs at gmail dot com.

Sponsored Posts.  Occasionally, I have the opportunity to write "sponsored posts" for companies who want their product or service reviewed by a blogger.  Sponsored posts will be clearly designated at the top of the post.  Posts are written in my own words, unless the sponsor has requested specific prose.  Regardless of whether or not I am compensated for a post, opinions and reviews are based on my own personal experience with that product or service. The posts are my own, and don't reflect the opinion or experience of any other person or company or entity.

Affiliate Marketing.  I participate in Wayfair, Google Adsense, ShareASale (including Embrace Pet Insurance), DogWise, and PetSmart Affiliates advertising programs and occasional others.  You will see the ads on the right-hand side of my blog, and occasionally at the bottom of the page.  These affiliate programs are aimed at earning advertising income by linking to the affiliate's page(s).  When a visitor clicks on one of the affiliate links, and ends up purchasing something from the affiliate, I earn a small token percentage, or "kickback".  I do not advertise products that I do not already use myself, and will only refer you to products that are meaningful to me. I'm required to disclose this information by law, and I want no secrets from my readers and followers.

Product Reviews. From time to time I will review a specific product on this site. I choose not to review products from companies that I do not already use for my pets or myself, or products that are unknown to me or are made with un-natural ingredients.  Along with these reviews, I often receive a sample of the product, for instance dog treats, cat food, cat litter, toys.  I also may receive a gift along with the product, such as a cat scratching pod or a doggie bandana.  So far, I have not been paid monetary compensation for any of the products I've reviewed.  However, whether monetary or swag compensation, I will always clearly designate the type of compensation at the beginning of a review post. I will be honest about the product, so if you want your product reviewed, be ready!

Email Addresses.  I have recently begun to collect email addresses for email contact, newsletters and giveaways and contests.  Be assured that I do not and will not sell or distribute or share any information you might provide to me, even if you comment on a post or something like that.  I will only ever use your contact information to contact you.  Period.  Read our privacy policy.

Photographs of my pets, my home, and other photos that I have personally shot and posted here are owned by me and are the personal property of Kathleen S. Mueller.  Photos may not be used without permission.  If you would like permission to use one of my photos, contact me at k2k9dogs at gmail dot com.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 05, 2017
Traveling Dog Lady ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at

Information Collection And Use

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, postal address ("Personal Information").
We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.

Log Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service's functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and transferred to your device. We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

DoubleClick Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other web sites on the Internet.
You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page:

Do Not Track Disclosure

We support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.


We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 05, 2017 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.
We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.
If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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