Our Story

Sniff & Barkens was founded in January 2014 and is dedicated to strengthening the bond between dogs and humans.  We are passionate about celebrating the relationships and experiences we share with our dogs through anecdotes, portraits, culture, travel, entertainment, expert advice,  reviews and more … all focused on life with dogs.  

To further that we wanted to bring Brand Partnerships so that if you are looking for the very best products for your companion that you know it is the best!


Joe Pappalardo


Successful entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Founded Sniff & Barkens because of his love for everything dogs!



Communications expert and former news anchor at ABC affiliate in Tucson, AZ.

Justin Jilg


Sr. executive with over two decades in technical engineering with experience in strategic planning, corporate & business development.