Meet the Pets of the Hudson Valley Magazine Staff

Our editors and staff introduce you to their families’ four-legged friends

We’d be remiss to publish a Pet Guide without including our favorite fluffy, frolicky, and spiky friends at home. Meet the official pets of Hudson Valley Magazine!

Cats Hitch (above left) and Pekoe
Contributing Designer Arlene So
Named for the legendary film director, Hitch likes to swat things off the nightstand to solicit treats. Pekoe, named for the tea, enjoys tummy rubs, licking photos, and sitting in the sink.

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Boxers Brynli (above right) and Gunther
Account Executive Doug Anderson
“Gunther is 75 pounds, but he thinks he is a little lap dog,” says Doug. “And Brynli is a real TV watcher; she’s mesmerized by commercials.”

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Hedgehog Roscoe
Assistant Editor Jillian Phipps
“He is prickly,” Jillian admits, but on special occasions he tickles the ivories. “We put him on the piano, and he’ll run and up and down it. It’s one of our Christmas traditions now.”


Mini Beagle Carmella
Director of New Media Mike Martinelli and Digital Account Executive Jeanna Martinelli
“She is blessedly quiet for a hound,” says Mike of their one-year-old shelter rescue. “She enjoys chewing paper, all-day napping, and cruising around the Hudson Valley in a car.”


Palomino Quarter Horse Tucker
Account Executive Carol Berman
“It’s always been my dream to own a horse,” says Carol, a New York City transplant. Now a member of two local riding clubs, she takes her nine-year-old beauty on Dutchess County trails.


Cockapoo Baci
Group Creative Director Bob Supina
“Baci’s hobbies include sleeping, napping, snoozing, and eating.” says Bob.

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German Shepherds Garrett (above left) and Sienna
Assistant Editor Jillian Phipps
Four years ago Sienna gave birth to Garrett in Jillian’s kitchen. Nowadays, the mother and son duo rule the roost. Click here to read about their recent run-in with the law.

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Golden Retriever Bella (above left) and King Cavalier Spaniel Max (center), with visiting cousin Coda
Sales Support Manager Christine Riebe
Bella was brought home at nine weeks old, “but we visited her every single week from the time she was born,” says Riebe. “She likes to fetch and shred sticks all over the porch. She also likes to grab socks out of the hamper.” And eight-year old Max? “He loves to sleep and eat.”

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