When she’s not writing, you can find author Nikki Moustaki, one of the nation’s leading pet experts, rocking out on her drums, teaching herself 80s heavy metal on her Gibson guitar, or rescuing dogs from the shelter and working on her favorite dog charity projects.
With more than a half-million pet books in print and hundreds of articles on pets and their care and training to her credit, Nikki has been awarded numerous national writing prizes and honors. She regularly writes features for many pet-related magazines, including DOG FANCY magazine, Popular Dogs, and Dogs USA and also has her own personal blog.
Nikki splits her time between New York City and Miami Beach with her two rescued Schnauzers, Pepper and Zoey, one rescued Schnauzer/Poodle named Pearl, and two parrots. Through her tireless efforts with The Pet Postcard Project she has helped raise over 120 million pieces of kibble for shelter pets.
Nikki holds an M.A. in creative writing from New York University, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from NYU.
An energetic, lively and personable TV and radio guest, Nikki hosts a pet-related cable show on The Beach Channel in Miami Beach, and she hosted, co-produced, and co-wrote the national NBC/MSN show, The Celebrity Pet Dish, with her Miniature Schnauzer, Pepper, as her co-host.
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