Senior Director of Fluffy Cuddles
Chief Blanket Chewer
Baloo is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who works hard and plays harder. In his professional capacity as Chief Blanket Chewer he ensures that all blankets are thoroughly slobbered and have a sufficient number of holes for optimal comfort. In his off-time he loves to swim and hibernate with his brother Gus and their mom Shadya Tuason.
Handsome in Chief (aka George Clooney)
Outdoor Activities & Nutrition Editor
Gus is an intrepid explorer with a strong sense of wanderlust. He’s a Doberman mix who was found in a field by the border of Mexico – no doubt researching for an article on outdoor adventures. He has a passion for running off leash and ensuring balanced nutrition by eating his fruits and veggies. He spends his days with his brother Baloo and their mom Shadya Tuason.
Director of ALL Human Activities
Bodhi knows one thing for sure – he’s in charge. After spending his early life on the streets and learning that the best defense is a good offense, Bodhi honed his bossyness as Director of ALL Human Activities. Bodhi is a Shih Tzu rescue who demands control of the window when traveling by car – which he only does via his chauffeur. He maintains control of his human, Erin Hart’s, whereabouts by sitting on her feet at all times…well, except when he is chewing and spinning around with his pull-rope toy.
Pet Travel Spokesdog
Boshi is a miniature pinscher/terrier mix who believes passionately in the rights of dogs to travel and explore their world. As the foremost spokesdog for pet travel advocacy she has appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post and is featured on the Amtrak page about pet travel. In her spare time she is a budding gymnast with dreams of beating her personal record 3 foot high cheese stick retrieval jump. Boshi is a resilient pup who was found living under a trailer and is delighted to relax after a long day with her mom Hannah Berkman.
Cola is a 14 year old cockapoo with an eye for fashion. She takes her looks seriously and will protect her clothes at all costs. When not designing new ensembles or walking the runway, Cola loves to celebrate her success over ice cream with her mom, Shari Goins. Cola is also an award winning cuddler with exemplary technique.
Chief Stick Connoisseur
Director of Breathtaking Vistas
Dog Bed Quality Control Officer
Bill BeLOUchick Impersonator
Lou has a deep enthusiasm for Halloween and costumes (or maybe just plays along with her parents). And, her undying support for her dad’s favorite New England Patriots combined with her flamboyant costumed performances have landed her as a highly sought after Bill BeLOUChick Impersonator. Please contact her manager, Maggie McGillick, for booking information.
Paige is a renowned spelunker who made her debut to domestic life from her favorite cave. She is still honing her canine abilities and can sometimes confuse the canine and feline field manuals. For example, Paige has been known to perch like a cat while monitoring the outdoors from her window. But, when she yawns her adorable squeaks lift spirits across her team and her cat like tendencies are lovingly accepted by her mom Liv Kittel.
Big Thinker and Head Visionary
Roxy is a big Duke basketball fan like her mom, Beth Kanter, and her only toy is a stuffed bear affectionately named Coach K. Also like her mom, she likes to hike and swim in Rock Creek (unlike her mom). While Roxy doesn’t play favorites, she clearly loves her mom the best because she gives her lots of love, treats and cuddles.
Director of Costuming
The Boss. Clearly.
Chief Food Strategist
Bodhi is a Carolina Red Porch Hound, a wonderful mix of sloth, vigilance and constant love. She varies her daily environments between beds, windows, porches and daily walks with the family. Her practiced vigilance ensures that the One That Knocks (on the Mailbox) never enters the house and is turned away each day. She has a perfect track record so far. She also enjoys unguarded bread on kitchen counters and play dates with Zubi, Reilly, Maddie and Steve. She does not deign to run with Mark Dessauer and would rather sleep late with the rest of the family.
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