Teaming Up For Our Greatest Fans

Our Athlete Ambassadors are a rapidly growing team of professional athletes across a range of sports whose compassion has inspired them to use their public platform to help homeless pets. If you are interested in becoming an Athlete Ambassador, please contact us for more information.

Anže Kopitar

Anže Kopitar is a professional ice hockey player for the Los Angeles Kings.  The 11th overall pick in the 2005 draft Anže made his debut October 6, 2006 against the Anaheim Ducks.  Anže has developed into one of the best two-way forwards in the NHL.  The well-rounded Kopitar has helped lead the L.A. Kings to two… Read more »


Barret Jackman

Barret Jackman is a defenseman for the Nashville Predators.   A first round selection (17th overall) by the Blues in 1999, Jackman enjoyed great success in his twelve years with St Louis.  The franchises only Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) winner in 2003 and franchise leader in games played by a defenseman, Barret epitomizes what… Read more »


Barry Enright

Barry Enright is a professional baseball player, currently with the Toros de Tijuana organization of the Mexican Baseball League.  Since Enright began his professional career, he has pitched for 4 MLB organizations: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers.   The former All-American at Pepperdine is an avid animal lover… Read more »


Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson is a former MLB pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals where he became a World Series Champion in 2006.  After five seasons with the St Louis Cardinals organization, Thompson played a 6th MLB season with the Kansas City Royals.  Now, he and his wife Andrea call St. Louis home where they spend time… Read more »

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David Backes

David Backes is a professional hockey player and captain of the St. Louis Blues.  A second round selection (62nd overall), Backes has played over 600 games for the Blues in ten seasons of action.  David appeared in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics with Team USA earning a Silver Medal in 2010.  After being named to… Read more »


David Perron

David Perron is a dynamic forward in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  David was traded to Pittsburgh from the Edmonton Oilers after spending the first six years of his career with the St. Louis Blues where he was chosen to appear in the 2009 Rookie All-Star game and electrified the Blues offense.  It was during… Read more »


Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson is a solid defensemen in the NHL playing for the Colorado Avalanche.  Johnson grew up in Minnesota where he excelled as a hockey player and joined the United States Development Program at age 17.  He has represented USA hockey in two under 18 tournaments (2 goal medals), a world junior tournament (bronze), multiple… Read more »

Ambassador Erik Johnson

Jake Long

Jake Long is an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons.  Jake grew up in Michigan where he was a well-rounded three-sport athlete in football, baseball and basketball.  Long attended the University of Michigan where he earned All-American honors in both 2006 and 2007.  In 2008 he was the first overall selection in the NFL draft by the… Read more »

Ambassador Jake Long

James Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis is the middle linebacker for the St. Louis Rams.  James is a true warrior, starting in every game of his seven year professional career.  James ranks 1st on the Rams all-time tackles list.  Hailing from Minnesota, where he also excelled at hockey, James played college football at Ohio State University where he was named an All-American and… Read more »

Ambassador James Laurinaitis

Jessica Schultz

Jessica Schultz is a two time US Olympian in women’s curling (2006 in Torino, Italy and 2014 in Sochi, Russia), three time National Champion (2005, 2011, 2013), and World Silver Medalist (2005). Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Jessica grew up surrounded by the love of various pets. After moving to Minnesota in 2003 to… Read more »