Teaming Up For Our Greatest Fans

Dear friends,

Thank you for visiting our site to learn more about Athletes for Animals. This organization has been a dream of ours for a long time, and we’re incredibly excited to be launching it to the public.

Over the last decade, we have worked with various animal welfare and rescue organizations and personally helped foster and adopt hundreds of animals in the St. Louis area. After seeing some of the changes we were able to make in one area of the country, we felt compelled to find a way to make an impact nationwide.

That was our inspiration for starting Athletes for Animals. And, due to our involvement with the St. Louis Blues over the years, we have met so many other athletes who have a passion for animals and want to get involved in their communities.

We are currently recruiting Athlete Ambassadors that represent various sports teams across the country to help us educate the public on what it means to be a responsible pet owner. We want to encourage others to adopt their next pet to help reduce the incredible burden on shelter and rescue groups, spay/neuter their pets and care for their pets in a responsible way. We feel that these actions will help find more forever homes for pets,  which will decrease the currently overwhelming number of homeless pets across the country.

If you are an athlete and want to join our team, please click here.

If you feel compelled to make a donation, you can do so here. 

We thank you for your support and look forward to a day when all companion animals are treated with the respect they deserve.


David & Kelly Backes