About The Author


Jo Bruner earned her Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology at Boston University in1962. She acquired her Master of Education at Willamette University in Salem, OR, a few years (and a couple of children) later.

From 1972 till 1993, she served as Owner/Principal Broker of Lyndon Joseph Realty, Inc., White Plains, NY, an organization involved in the sale and appraisal of real estate. From 1980 through 1992, Jo was an Adjunct Professor at Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, teaching courses in real estate brokerage and basic appraisal techniques in conjunction with the Westchester County Board of Realtors, Inc., White Plains.

In 1984, Jo was elected President of the Westchester Board of Realtors, Inc. From 1985 through1993, she was the host of a live, call-in/interview weekly radio series called, “Real Estate—Westchester Style,” on station WFAS, White Plains, NY. In 1987 and 1988, she was President of the Westchester Multiple Listing Service, Inc., White Plains. In 1992, she served as the President of the New York State Association of Realtors, Albany, NY.

After ten years of retirement, during which she devoted herself to her dogs and golf (having done much better with the dogs), she went back to work “part-time” as an Accounting Office Associate at a local Wal-Mart Super Center. During that time, she wrote this book.

Since then, Jo founded the company, Paw Prints on Your Heart, to share the exceptional foods, treats and products she discovered with those guardians who are as concerned about the health of their pets as Jo. That led to vending at dog shows, which was an ideal way to reach those pet parents. In the process, she was introduced to dog agility and is now a self-professed “agility addict”, along with her awesome boy, Beau.

She is married to Dick Bruner, a retired magazine editor, who recently authored a book, “Behind the Front,” a correspondent’s view of World War II.