To end dogfighting in NYC and promote responsible pet ownership.
LEE NADEL, CO-FOUNDER
LEE & KELLY have been working with pit bulls in New York City for over five years. Through various rescue work they found that adoption and advocacy have limits, and the adversity facing pit bulls today needs to be addressed through the people on the other end of the leash.
JENNIFER BRISTOL, PROGRAM MANAGER
JENNIFER has worked in animal welfare for close to 10 years and has come to adore the bully breed. She shares her home with two feisty scruffy terriers, a mature minpin and a sphynx who thinks he is a dog, but she is the pittie stalker at the dog park! Jennifer was Director of Operations at a NYC shelter where she was lucky to meet passionate rescuers and shelter workers in addition to lots and lots of dogs! Jennifer is a huge supporter of programs that keep animals in their home, and encourage responsible pet ownership.
SARA JARRETT, APDT, LEAD TRAINER
SARA fell in love with the breed after adopting her own bully, Porter in January of 2006. Sara works for Who's Walking Who and helps dogs and their owners get through a host of issues including fear, aggression, and separation anxiety.
ANN KING, CPDT, LEAD TRAINER
ANN lives and trains locally in the Westchester/Bronx area. Her mission is to provide family friendly dog training with emphasis on positive reinforcement. She has been training dogs for over 9 years and started by apprenticing with a Trainer in NYC and went on to be among the first people in the country to get her CPDT certification in Dog Training from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. (www.ccpdt.com). She continues to educate herself in all things dog by attending seminars and workshops presented by some of the finest Dog Trainers, Behaviorists and Veterinarians in the country. www.canine-king.com/
JUNEBUG SUNSHINE NADEL, (AKA BUDDHA BUG) RESIDENT CERTIFIED THERAPY DOG
JUNEBUG was adopted from NYC Animal Care & Control. She has a smile that reaches her ears and she LOVES to give kisses! She is a pretty uncomplicated soul whose gentle spirit we feel lucky to have in our life. We hope she can share a little bit of her goofy antics, snuggles and sunny disposition with YOU!
PORTER JARRETT, DEMONSTRATION DOG & DIRECTOR OF SNUGGLING
PORTER found Sara and her husband Ben through Mighty Mutts, a dog rescue organization in NYC that had been fostering him for four months. At age 6, Porter is an obedience and tricks demo dog, excels at agility (especially the vertical jump), loves to have his belly rubbed and has a quirky taste for almonds! Oh, and he's also very handsome.