Denise Fleck

Pet Safety Crusader™ Denise Fleck was raised by a Great Dane and has spent her life loving animals. As dog mom to a dozen and cat mom to once, she has written hundreds of articles for pet publications and is the proud recipient of four Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers’ Association including “Best Children’s Book and two Muse Awards from the Cat Writers Association in addition to special awards in various categories.

A former studio publicist, Fleck followed her heart by ‘going to the dogs, cats, rabbits and other species,’ and after extensive training and practice, developed her own Pet First-Aid & CPR curriculum as well as a five-month long animal-care course for high school students. She has personally instructed more than 31,000 pet parents, professional pet sitters, obedience trainers, groomers and day care providers, and has reached millions more through her television appearances, including CBS –TV’s The Doctors, Animal Planet and CNN. Denise also has the honor of teaching in the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Kirstie Alley, several Playboy Playmates and other celebrities and also teaches online and via LIVE Teleconference across the globe.

She has authored more than a dozen books and created a line of pet first-aid kits and instructional posters. Denise is the President of The Grey Muzzle Organization (senior dogs) and on the board of the Emma Zen Foundation (pet oxygen masks). She has twice been a finalist as Pet Industry’s Woman of the Year, the Past President of the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter and is the recipient of the Burbank Police Department’s Volunteer of the Year Award for drafting the city’s animal emergency plan. Learn more at



“Denise is simply the best in her field! The education and service that manifests itself through Denise & Sunny-Dog Ink is invaluable to anyone that loves and/or owns a dog!”

Tony Riccio - Glendale, CA

“I absolutely love your teaching method. Seeing your videos made learning very enjoyable, and knowing you had appeared on Animal Planet made me excited to tell everyone who my CPR (and much more) teacher was! Thank you so much for taking the time to teach all of us.”

Sierrah Cash - Pt. Hueneme, CA

“Ms. Fleck!!! I miss your class so much already…it will forever be my favorite! You made it fun to learn everything from animals I like (dogs and cats) to animals that I didn’t like as much (horses and birds). I wasn’t bored once and I actually learned to like the animals that I didn’t like before your class. Thank you so much for being such an amazing teacher!”

Connor Rodriguez - Burbank, CA