It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of Darlene Arden on February 17, 2017.

Here is a link to Darlene's Facebook page, where her dear friend Sue Janson has left a loving tribute.

And here is a link to an obituary written by her friend Steve Dale.

Rest in Peace.

Linda Worthington - Web Master - - 2//28/2017

Darlene Arden, an award-winning writer, lecturer, and author of “The Irrepressible Toy Dog,” (Howell Book House”) and “The Angel Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Preventive Care for Dogs (Contemporary Books), is an internationally recognized authority on Toy dogs and their care, and a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant.

Darlene has written hundreds of articles and columns for all of the major dog and cat publications, as well as newspapers and general interest publications.

A former member of Dog Writers’ Association of America, Inc., and former member and director of the Cat Writers’ Association and a member of Boston Authors, Darlene is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Maxwell Award, the Muse Medallion, and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/American Humane Education Society’s Media Award for veterinary writing and animal welfare.

She also writes celebrity profiles and travel features, is a frequent guest on radio and television, and she produces and hosts her own cable television show, “Creatively Speaking".

Darlene is a popular and much acclaimed speaker. Here are just a few of the many accolades that she has received following speaking engagements: Words of Appreciation




Darlene's newest book - Beautiful Cats
Now on Amazon! - Click on the Image to Order!


The Complete Cat's Meow
ORDER THE COMPLETE CAT'S MEOW!  Do you consider cats valued members of the family? Do you want to ensure you're giving your beloved feline friend the very best possible care? Then this all-in-one, comprehensive cat care guide is for you!

The Complete Cat's Meow has been voted one of the Cat Wisdom 101 Editor’s Choice, Top 10 Cat Books of 2012. Presented by Cat Wisdom 101. Judge’s comment: “...No matter how much you think you know about cats, I think you’ll learn something new from The Complete Cat’s Meow by the queen of pet experts, Darlene Arden. Written in easy to understand chapters interspersed with cat photos and info blocks, there is something for everyone..."

The Complete Cat's Meow has won the 2011 Muse Medallion. Presented by the Cat Writers Association. Judge’s comment: “The author’s wealth of knowledge, thorough research, and engaging writing style come through on every page. But, even more than that, her love of cats makes this book special. If you’re only going to buy one cat guide, this is the one to get. This book will work for the experienced cat servant as well as the newbie.” - Winner: Darlene Arden, The Complete Cat’s Meow, Howell Book House, 2011

The Complete Cat's Meow has won the Best Book About Cat Care,
Readers Choice Award:
Presented by Cats
From a reader's nomination: "This is the most comprehensive book on cat care I've ever read; easy to navigate; full of good infomation; written in easy-to-understand, uncluttered language by a cat expert....eliminates the need for a million books. When you have this one, you don't need a slew of others. Brilliant photos as well."

Darlene in Sashay Magazine: Raining Cats and Dogs Darlene in the Ladies' Home Journal's February issue This is my new project. Please visit the new site and listen to how you can send me videos of your pet and how
I will send you a video response. You can also join the member area. And please share with friends!


Episode 101 - Stan Rawlinson, The Original Doglistener and Darlene Arden The Pet Expert | DogCast Radio


CHF Announces : Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund to Benefit Canine Behavior Studies

                      Darlene is a learning facilitator at the Canine Training and Management Program at Kutztown University


The Greenwich Kennel Club - Darlene Signs Books       .        The BookExpoAmerica Book Signing - A Very Special Event!                                                                     The Launch Party at Especially for Pets in Newton Upper Falls, MA

                    Dog CollectiblesOrder fine Dog Collectibles here!

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IAABC Certified Member
Darlene Arden is a proud member of the IAABC

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Current Books
Dog Articles
Cat Articles
Travel Articles
Celebrity Articles
Words of Appreciation

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The Complete
Cat's Meow


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