Sandi has lived with and cared for pets since she was three years old. As an adult, she has shared her life with a variety of dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, and turtles, as well as one very old horse. She has done extensive reading on the topics of pet selection, feeding, and care, and she uses that research in her articles. Sandi is currently the vice chair of her community's Animal Control Board, and she has researched and drafted ordinances that promote responsible dog ownership. Her pet-related articles have included topics such as breed specific legislation, safe interaction of children and dogs, caring for bearded dragons, preventing dog bites, bonding with the family dog, and pest prevention in pets.