Pennsylvania

Hanover

If you could be a dog, what type of dog would you be & why: “Any mixed breed dog so I could continue to prove the awesomeness of rescuing!”

One favorite memory with an animal: “In 2015, I walked into Austin Pets Alive looking for a puppy – not just any puppy, but my first ever rescue. I walked past several cages, all of which had adorable options in them, until I came to a cage with one little 9 week old puppy who was a beautiful rich brown color with white markings. She was sitting there looking up at me with her big brown eyes like she knew me. As soon as I made eye contact with her, she lifted her little white-tipped paw and put it on the cage. I knew immediately I had to hold her and as soon as I did, she licked my cheek. That was it – decision made. I was meant to be her mommy, and she was coming home with me to be my best friend. I have never felt a more instant connection.”

Favorite thing about bringing pets to weddings: “Pets bring out the best in people. I love the idea of a couple looking back years from now and remembering the things their dog(s) did on their wedding day to make them smile.”

Name of Pet(s): “Torchy and Spudley”


Philadelphia

If you could be a dog, what type of dog would you be & why: “English Springer Spaniel or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. They are happy go lucky, medium sized outdoor adventure dogs.”

One favorite memory with an animal: “Having my dog certified as a Therapy Dog and taking him to our local library to have children practice reading to us.”

Favorite thing about bringing pets to weddings: “That the whole family truly gets to be a part of the special day.”

Name of Pet(s): “Bodhi”


If you could be a dog, what type of dog would you be & why: “I would be a Husky, so I could roll around in the snow all day.”

One favorite memory with an animal: “When I was traveling through Tajikistan one summer, I befriended a dog in a remote village. On the day I was leaving, I couldn’t find him (Butterscotch), so I called for him for a while. With no sign of his return, I stopped calling and walked towards the car. Then, out of nowhere, Butterscotch came running over from the shrubs, and I got to have one last cuddle.”

Favorite thing about bringing pets to weddings: “Seeing how happy the couple is to share their special day with their furry companion.”

Name of Pet(s): “Buddy and Kitty”