Sassafras has  been working with and writing about dogs for over a decade for a variety of publications including viral content on and articles in The Bark magazine.  The outline/synopsis of Sassafras’ forthcoming book “Pack Animals: Homeless Americans and the Dogs They Love” was a Final Round Finalist for the Bark World Conference’s “BarkTank” (a live competition to win a publishing deal) in Fall 2016.

Sassafras is a former elite level dog agility competitor, a hobby dog trainer,  Certified Trick Dog Instructor, and an assistant for dog agility classes.