It’s Official!

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc proudly announces that our Founder and CEO, Carol Borden has been nominated for Pet Industry Woman of the Year, 2018 by the Women in the Pet Industry Network.


The Women in the Pet Industry Network is a dedicated group of women in the pet industry who come together to grow, learn and network.

Headquartered near Portland, OR.,WIPIN serves a membership base of more than 550 women entrepreneurs worldwide.WIPIN members come from all categories within the pet industry, from groomers and veterinarians to pet sitters and pet boutique owners.

WIPIN membership benefits include: discounted registration to the annual WIPIN conference; a free subscription to the semi-annual Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine a custom member page on the WIPIN website; the informative Pet Weekly newsletter; along with caring telephone support from real people with real pets; unlimited access to other pet professionals for advice and partnering; discounts on products and services; and monthly educational teleconferences on marketing, social media and other pertinent business-building topics.

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Carol and Ranger Standing

When asked about the nomination, Carol said “It is truly an honor to be recognized for the important work we do at Guardian Angels. I always have the feeling that I can’t slow down – not as long as 20-22 veterans each day are committing suicide”.

The awards ceremony will be held during the Pet Connections Expo on October 2, 2018 in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs would like to extend congratulations to all of this years’  award finalists, they are:

The 2018 Pet Industry Woman of the Year Finalists are:

Advocate Finalists

Dee Hoult with Applause Your Paws Jodi Clock with Clock Timeless PetsDr. Judy Morgan, DVM with Naturally Healthy Pets Dr. Sandra Faeh, DVM with Elmhurst Animal Care Center Vicki Lynne Morgan with Animal Brands

Corporate Finalists

Aimee Gilbreath with Michelson Found Animals Foundation 

Carol Borden with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc Kay Sumner, Melissa Jo Peltier, Sheila Emery with Dog Whisperer Productions, Inc.Margot Crump with Crumps NaturalsSara Morgan with Frenchies Kitchen

Entrepreneur Finalists

Adrienne Preuss with Animal Loving Care Jamie Migdal with FetchFind Julianna Carella with Treatibles Nancy Guinn with Dog Krazy Peggy Hoyt with PetFriendly.Love

Rising Star Finalists

Cynthia Wood with DOOG Nancy Shadlow with Gen7pets Nicole Cammack with Thomaston Feed Suzanne Brean with Dogs for Invisible Disabilities Yasaar Nakchbendi with Chirpy Cats

Solopreneur Finalists

Ann Greenberg with A Pet With Paws, LLC Fiona Robertson with Newflands, Ltd Jen Reeder with Divided Sky Robbi Hess with All Words Matter, Inc. Robyn Kline with Barks, Bones, & Biscuits LLC

Read the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs full press release below. Hover over the image to enlarge.

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