About Us


Welcome to uptodog.com, your go-to destination for all things canine. Allow me to introduce myself and share the journey that brought us here.

A Passion for Paws

I’m Faraz, and I’m not here to claim expertise—I’m here because I’m head over paws in love with dogs. My life has been enriched by the companionship of these remarkable beings, and I’ve dedicated my days to unraveling the wonders of the canine world.

A Furry Portfolio


My journey into the realm of dog-centric wisdom began with the creation of several pet-related advice websites. These platforms connected me with fellow dog lovers, from seasoned pet parents seeking guidance to new puppy families looking for a paw-positive start.

Uptodog’s Canine Chronicle

Uptodog was born from a simple yet powerful vision—to offer a comprehensive hub where dog enthusiasts, like you, can find credible information, expert insights, and practical advice. It’s a place where we can explore the multifaceted world of dogs together.

Our Vision for Uptodog

A Tail-Wagging Journey

At Uptodog, we understand that dogs aren’t just pets; they’re cherished family members. Our vision is to provide a holistic platform where you can dive into all aspects of dog ownership and care.

Unleashing Possibilities

We’re here to empower you with knowledge and resources to enhance your bond with your four-legged friend. Whether it’s understanding the latest accessories and products, exploring the unique traits of different dog breeds, nurturing their well-being, planning engaging activities, tackling training and behavior challenges, or staying informed about the latest canine research and studies, Uptodog is your trusted companion on this exciting journey.

Research & Rover Wisdom

We’re committed to staying at the forefront of canine science and research. Our dedication to providing evidence-based insights ensures that the information you find on Uptodog isn’t just informative; it’s trustworthy.

Join Us on This Canine Adventure

Uptodog isn’t just a blog; it’s a community of dog enthusiasts. It’s a place where questions find answers, discoveries are made, and our collective love for dogs thrives.
Thank you for being a part of the Uptodog pack. Together, let’s explore the enchanting world of dogs and celebrate the incredible bond we share with our furry companions.


Melissa Krestensen

Melissa Krestensen

Founder and Author of uptodog.com

In 2016, I ran a successful graphic design and print broking business, but a sense of being lost I realize that the printing industry wasn’t my path.
Starting as a doctor, I took professional online courses and began blogging as a hobby.
Faraz Khan

Faraz Khan

Author of uptodog.com

Faraz Khan quit a career in management consulting to help people fight hair loss and extend their healthspan and lifespan. In his own words, “Seeing my parents grow older woke me up from selfishly living my life to doing something about the scourge of aging” – Faraz Khan.

Dr. Kylie Burton

Dr. Kylie Burton

Author of uptodog.com

Growing up, I watched stress take a toll on the women around me. I saw the potential to improve the quality of their life and health, but I faced a dilemma…