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.

Drew Stafford

Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson is a top pair 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 gold medals), a world junior tournament (bronze), multiple… Read more »

Jake Allen

Jake Long

Jake Long is an offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings.  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 »

James Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis is the middle linebacker for the New Orleans Saints.  James is a true warrior, starting in every game of the first seven years of his professional career.  James departed the St. Louis Rams ranking 1st on the Rams all-time tackles list.  Hailing from Minnesota, where he also excelled at hockey, James played college football at Ohio State… Read more »

Jeff Carter

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 »

Kyle McClellan

Kyle McClellan, now retired, pitched in the Major Leagues for 6 years.  A known family man, he and his wife Bridget are blessed with two children and a beautiful rescued Lab mix named Lexi. Kyle is a fierce competitor on the field, spending the first 5 years of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, taking… Read more »

Marc-Édouard Vlasic

Mark Buehrle

Mark Buehrle is a former starting pitcher in the MLB for the Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays.  Mark began his career with the Chicago White Sox in 2000, where he pitched a no hitter in 2007 and a perfect game in 2009.  He was with the Sox for 11 and a… Read more »

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