Melinda Kirk Stenger

The Canine Caterer & Author, Paws & Brunch

Melinda Kirk Stenger is known as The Canine Caterer and making healthy human-looking food for Fido is what she does best. 

She is the creator of the award-winning PetCakes® - voted the Best New Product of the Year when she launched in 2010 and a Top Pet Product on QVC in 2011.

Melinda loves to cook and is very passionate about her dogs so it comes natural for her to cook for her fur babies. 

Her rescue dog, Bella, a deaf Jack Russell mix is the official taste tester, mascot, and inspiration behind Melinda's cookbook, Paws & Brunch, the first-ever culinary canine cookbook that has a collection of her exclusive brunch inspired dishes for dogs like Woof Waffles, Canine Crepes, and Mutt Muffins.

In her spare time, Melinda loves to foster fur babies until they find their furr-ever home.

Television Appearances

Melinda is a frequent guest on local talk shows. Her most popular topics are Toxic Mistakes Dog Owners Make and Planning a Pooch Party.

"What has impressed me the most with Melinda Kirk Stenger is her
commitment to creating the perfect TV segment. She is not only an
amazing pet health expert, but she understands what producers need to
hit a home run with her three to five minutes on-the-air."

- Marianne Schwab, Executive Producer, CMP Media Cafe


LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Morning Blend

Contrary to what your dog might want you to think, they really shouldn't eat whatever they want. There are a lot of foods that could actually make your furry friends really sick! Melinda Kirk Stenger, the Canine Caterer, joins us to talk about a few fun ways she's helping pet lovers celebrate their furry friends while keeping them safe.


INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FOX59 Morning News at Nine

Melinda Kirk Stenger is known as the canine caterer and she is the creator of the iconic “pet cakes” products. She’s also the author of a new canine cookbook called “Paws & Brunch.” She and her adorable dog, Bella, joined WXIN-TV with some important ideas for planning a party for your pooch.


NASHVILLE, TN – Today in Nashville

Canine caterer and cookbook author Melinda Kirk Stenger has safe ways to give dogs "people food" instead of table scraps.


LOUISVILLE, KY – Wave Country with Dawne Gee

Many people don't realize that dogs cannot eat certain human foods and innocent table scraps could land a precious pup at the vet with a very serious illness or worse. Melinda Kirk Stenger, the Canine Caterer, has even dedicated an entire page to a list of toxic foods in "Paws & Brunch."

Radio Interviews

Melinda is a favorite Guest on local radio shows. Her most popular topic is: Toxic Mistakes Dog Owners Make: Stop Feeding Your Dog Table Scraps.

850 AM / 94.1 FM

DENVER, CO – The Ross Kominsky Show

Toxic Mistakes Dog Owners Make - KOA-AM NewsRadio host, Ross Kaminsky, talks with Canine Caterer, Melinda Kirk Stenger, creator of the hugely successful "Pet Cakes", about how feeding animals is different from feeding people and what foods are toxic for dogs.


NATIONAL – The Kristen Hagopian Show

Toxic Mistakes Dog Owners Make - Stop feeding your dog table scraps. Canine Caterer, Melinda Kirk Stenger, has an engaging discussion with Biz Talk Radio's Kristen Hagopian on how to cook for your cute canines. Her book, Paws & Brunch, is packed with delicious recipes for dogs and has a section dedicated to foods that are toxic for dogs and why.

Online Media

Magazines and More!

Melinda is often featured in online media. Her most popular topics include: Creating a Successful Pet Focused Business, and Keeping Our Pets Happy and Healthy.

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