Thanks to for great coverage of our first-ever Erie Mutt Strut event, hosted by the amazing people at PNC Bank. Thanks to all the vendors, sponsors and attendees who made this first-time Erie event possible.

Great interview of PNC’s Joshua Drysdale on Your Erie promoting the 1st Erie Mutt Strut.

We hope to see all of you there!

Watch the full interview:

GP as a puppy during training. A few short years ago, a group of Grosse Pointe organizations and individuals pooled their resources to sponsor a service dog.

Source: Annual event honors military, benefits service dog organization

Carol Borden, Founder & CEO of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Named

Women in the Pet Industry Network Corporate Woman of the Year for 2018

On October 3, 2018, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Founder and CEO, Carol Borden was selected as the 2018 Corporate Pet Industry Woman of the Year, at an awards ceremony held in Philadelphia, PA.

Pet Industry Woman of the Year has been showcasing leaders in the $86 Billion-dollar-per-year pet industry for the past 5 years. There are 5 categories nominees can compete in: Advocate, which represents women doing advocacy for pets. Corporate, for leaders who own or work for corporations. Entrepreneur, for women opening and running one or multiple businesses. Rising Star for those women in the fast lane doing remarkable work to keep our eyes on. Lastly, Solopreneur, for women doing it all solo.

Asked about the award, Carol Borden said: “What an honor it was to not only be a finalist, but to win the Corporate Pet Industry Woman of the Year for 2018.  There were many distinguished and accomplished women there, and to be recognized truly speaks to the incredible work of my Guardian Angels team, and the work that we do to save lives everyday”.

Shawna Shue, President of Women in the Pet Industry Network said: “The Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards recognize remarkable leaders in the pet industry who dedicate their time and talents to improving the lives of all pets – dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses and exotics – and their caregivers.  These awards are a celebration of women who have made highly successful careers in the pet industry: They shine in large part because they are so passionate about helping women as well as pets. Carol Borden is a perfect example! It is exciting to honor her and other women with a genuine calling to make the pet industry stronger.”

Read the full press release here: Carol Borden -PIWY Corp.Cat-Winner-2018 Photo gallery from the Awards Banquet:

About Women in the Pet Industry Network:

Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN) is a leading organization focused on women leadersin all categories of this ever-growing pet industry.Leaders don’t need to be members of WIPIN to compete for Pet Industry Woman of the Year, and many of the finalists are members, however the caliber of these finalists speaks to how vital the pet space is becoming because of so many women doing remarkable work. Headquartered near Portland, OR., WIPIN serves leaders who are making a difference in the pet space. WIPIN members come from all categories within the pet industry, from groomers and veterinarians to pet sitters and pet boutique owners.

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