Join Like-Minded Pet Parents for a Day of Learning, Sharing, and Fun

May 22, 2021 | Seattle, WA (New Date)

Keeping it Raw*Seattle's Natural Pet Expo is a one-day conference where dog and cat lovers come together to learn and share about raising happy, healthy pets.  This gathering will include pet professionals in the natural pet space who will lead sessions about animal health, behavior, and nutrition.

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Meet Our Speakers

Rodney Habib
Rodney Habib

Planet Paws

Rodney Habib is a digital artist, filmmaker, multiple award-winning blogger, and the founder of the world's largest pet health page on Facebook, Planet Paws. Rodney uses his passion for pets and learning to help pet parents around the world raise healthier dogs and cats.

Kelley Marian
Kelley Marian

Green JuJu Kitchen

Kelley Marian is the founder/owner of Green JuJu Kitchen, a business that was born from Kelley's desire to improve her dog's immune system and passion for pets and has grown to help dogs across the country.

Jennifer Cross
Jennifer Cross

The Dog Spot NW

Jennifer Cross is the owner of The Dog Spot NW, a daycare for dogs that  provides a safe, fun place for dogs to play their day away while also providing training, socialization, and more. 

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Jae Kennedy & Adrienne Lefebvre
Jae Kennedy & Adrienne Lefebvre

The Two Crazy Cat Ladies

Jae and Adrienne where the title of “Two Crazy Cat Ladies” with pride and they've taken their love of all things feline one step further by providing natural supplements while educating their fellow cat lovers on how to raise healthier kitties.  Day after day, these ladies are shredding the myths surrounding cats, one meow at a time.

Wendy Shankin-Cohen
Wendy Shankin-Cohen

Dr. Harvey's

Wendy  Shankin-Cohen is an advocate for animal welfare and animal rights.  In 1998, after many years in private practice as a homeopathic and nutritional consultant, Ms. Shankin-Cohen joined her husband, Dr. Harvey Cohen- aka Dr. Harvey – to run a busy, growing business in the role of President and CEO.

Fiona Dunn
Fiona Dunn


K Fiona Dunn is a professional dog trainer who is building a successful dog training, dog walking, pet sitter business with a host of canine fans who love her.  Our dogs go nuts when they see Fiona.

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William Hoekman
William Hoekman

Answers Pet Food

As the Nutrition Science Director for Answers Pet Food, Billy participates in formulation, new product development, and the education of pet parents (through Live Facebook Q&As), nutritional consults, and more.

Dr. Melissa Walker
Dr. Melissa Walker

Vitality Vet Care

Dr. Walker utilizes both her conventional and alternative medicine skills to provide truly integrative health care for her patients through her practice, Vitality Vet Care. She loves teaching and empowering others to make better choices for their pets.

Dr. Marci Koski
Dr. Marci Koski

Feline Behavior Solutions

Dr. Marci Koski is a certified feline behavior and training consultant and is passionate about animal welfare. Through her business, Feline Behavior Solutions, Marci works to fulfill her mission of keeping cats in homes and out of shelters by educating guardians about cats’ needs and how to meet them.

Katie Carman
Katie Carman

The Dog Spot NW

Katie Carman extends her love of animals to the dogs that are enrolled at The Dog Spot NW, combinging love, patience, and training with a heavy dose of fun.

About Keep the Tail Wagging®

Keep the Tail Wagging® is an educational company with global reach dedicated to raising awareness of natural alternative canine care for curious pet parents looking to be well informed.  Keep the Tail Wagging® provides articles, books, videos, and recipe cards via our talented team of passionate pet parents who want to raise awareness of the value of feeding a fresh food diet to their pets.

Keeping it Raw Schedule

May 22nd, 2021

Sessions with a * will have a dog-focused room and a cat-focused room.
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Check-In and Information Desk Hours


Register for the event via EventBrite and join us for a full day of fun, education, and networking.

7:30 – 8:30 am
Welcome! Coffee, Tea, and Pastries

Welcome to Keeping it Raw! Spend some time networking with other pet parents, checking out the exhibitors, and meeting the sponsors.  Coffee, tea, and pastries are on us!

8:30 – 8:50 am
Keynote Address
with Kimberly Gauthier and Katrina Ondracek

Why do we make raw feeding so damn complicated? Kimberly and Katrina talk about their individual approach to raw feeding. Spoiler Alert: we're very different and our pets are doing great!

9:00 – 9:45 am
How to Talk to Your Veterinarian
with Dr. Melissa Walker, Vitality Vet Care

How to talk to your veterinarian about diet, nutrition, and raising your pet naturally.  Especially when they don't approve of raw feeding.

9:45 – 10:00 am
Break / Networking
check out the exhibitors

Stretch your legs, rest your brain, and check out the booths.

10:00 – 10:45 am
Does My Pet Need Supplements?*
with Kelley Marian of Green JuJu Kitchen (Dogs) and The Two Crazy Cat Ladies (Cats)

Whether you feed kibble, home cooked, or raw, your dog and cat may need supplementation to provide the nutrients needed and support their health. But how do we know which ones?

10:50 – 11:45 am
Live Q&A with Billy Hoekman
of Answers Pet Food

Billy Hoekman brings his Facebook Live Q&As to Seattle! Get answers to burning questions about pet heath, nutrition, and feeding a fresh food diet.

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch / Networking
hosted lunch in the main room

Join us for an hour to rest our brains and connect with other pet lovers and sponsors. There will also be time to visit the exhibitors.

1:00 – 1:45 pm
Why Does My Pet Do That?*


Panel Discussion with Certified Dog Trainers (Dogs) and Session with Dr. Marci Koski (Cats)

Are you curious about why your dog barks all the time or why your cat ignores the litter box? Learn this and more in these informative sessions about dog and cat behavior.

DOGS: Panel Discussion with Dog Trainers – Katie Carman (Katie's Clever Canines), Fiona Dunn (Paws-A-While), Jennifer Cross (The Dog Spot); Moderator: Katrina Ondracek (CONFIRMED)

CATS: Dr. Marci L. Koski, Certified Feline Behavior & Training Consultant, Feline Behavior Solutions

1:45 – 2:15 pm
Break / Networking
check out the exhibitors

Stretch your legs, rest your brain, and check out the booths.

2:15 – 3:00 pm
What's in My Pet's Bowl*
with Wendy Shankin-Cohen (Dogs) and TO BE ANNOUNCED

When it comes to what to feed our dogs and cats, EVERYONE has an opinion and the world of pet nutrition has become complicated and it doesn't have to be. Learn why adding fresh food to the bowl can help your pets in more ways than you can imagine.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Keynote Address
with Rodney Habib, Planet Paws

If you don't know Rodney Habib, then you're in for a treat. If you know Rodney Habib, then you're in for a treat.  Sit down and enjoy the energy of the most amazing digital storytellers in the fresh food community.

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks
with Katrina Ondracek and Kimberly Gauthier

Announcement of raffle prize winners and a Thank You for joining us on this amazing day of education, networking, and fun.

Where It's At

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Seattle

18740 International Blvd

Seattle, WA 98188


The directions to the venue to follow.

Directions to Venue

Directions to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel:

  • FROM I-5 NORTH OR SOUTH: Take exit #152 (188th Ave). The hotel is located 1 mile West of I-5 on the corner of 188th and International Boulevard.

Directions from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:

  • Depart from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA (0.8 mi.)
  • Turn right onto WA-99 S / International Blvd (0.4 mi.)
  • Turn back on WA-99 N / International Blvd (0.1 mi.)
  • Turn right onto the road (0.0 mi.)
  • Arrive at the hotel on the left (0.0 mi.)

Distance from Hotel: 1.3 mi., Travel Time: 7 min., Courtesy Bus: Complimentary, Taxi: $15.00 USD

Leave the Pets and Children at Home.

In order to create a space that is focused on learning, we have decided to make this a pet-free / children-free event with the exception of registered service dogs.


Thanks to our sponsors for making this an amazing event for pet parents.

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Interesting in sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities?  Contact us today for more details.

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