About Me


Sam Dobson Writes
Photo Cred: Mel & Tim Photography

Hi, new friend! I’m Sam, the boss lady behind this site. I’m really excited you’ve stopped by! I’m a lifestyle blogger, published writer, new mom, dog rescuer, bookworm, and popcorn enthusiast.

I’ve worked in the pet care industry (specifically with dogs) for over 10 years now. I’m not saying that makes me an expert, but I’m pretty darn dog savvy if I do say so myself. I’ve been putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, since college, where I majored in English Literature and spent many a nights writing essays at the last minute. I really do work best under pressure. I began my professional writing career as a contributing writer for a national men’s lifestyle publication. I wrote about fine spirits and creative cocktails in Cigar & Spirits Magazine for two years, and decided to take a break when I found out I was pregnant. Turns out, writing about alcohol is only fun when you can drink it. [ To read more about my professional experience, click here. ]

My day job is a hazard, in that you keep ending up with more and more dogs somehow. I currently have four, all rescues of course. I know, four dogs is crazy, but we make it work. Things got even crazier when my husband and I found out that I was pregnant early last year. We have a beautiful daughter, who can only be described as “strong willed and spirited”, if you know what I mean. It’s okay, she keeps me on my toes, and I know that she’ll grow up to be a badass. My husband balances out all the craziness in a way only he could. It’s cliche to say, but I really am pretty lucky.

I started blogging on this site over five years ago, and treated it as an occasional hobby. In the beginning, I just wrote about whatever came to mind. It’s since evolved into something with more of a purpose.

My goal here is to share; share laughs, share struggles, share advice. I want to share all of this with you, because let’s be honest, we’re all just doing our best. Adulting can be freaking hard, especially when you wear the title of “mom”. Add everything else life throws at you, and things can get messy. Sometimes, you just want to know that you’re not alone (and a giant glass of wine), and you’re not. I’m here. 🙂

Sam Dobson Writes

I recently titled my blog Diapers & Dog Hair, because priorities. As you may have guessed, the primary topics I write about are mom things and dog things, but I will dabble in a few other fun topics from time to time. Motherhood has pretty much consumed my life, and dogs have been my work life for over a decade. Why not spread some knowledge?

[ Want to work together? Click here to see if we’d be a good match! ]

Now, let’s get better acquainted!

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One Reply to “About Me”

  1. Hi there! I love your blog. Congrats on the baby! I hope all goes well for you. Your name caught my eye and I just had to drop you a line. I’m guessing. Dobson is your married name? You don’t see that name very much. Good luck to you and your family from a former ( maiden name ) Dobson in Michigan .

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