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Jim Tedford served as PetSafe® Brand's Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances. Jim facilitated partnerships with animal welfare organizations, commissioned animal behavior research to help improve PetSafe products, and advocated for our training, lifestyle, and behavior products worldwide.
Working on the front line of animal welfare for over 20 years, Jim has served as CEO for organizations in New York, Louisiana and Tennessee. Prior to joining PetSafe, he provided marketing and fundraising services to animal welfare organizations nationwide.
Jim holds a degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He and his wife Ann share their “empty nest” in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains with two Labs, Bodie and Sam, one Jack Russell, Henry, and a blue and gold macaw, Gipper – all adopted!
Jim was a regular contributor to the PetSafe blog, where he shared his experiences working with shelters and his adventures as a pet owner.
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PetSafe has partnered with a dozen animal welfare organizations from across the US to help enrich the shelter environment for pets in their care. Between now and December 31st for every new follower or like PetSafe gets via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram we will donate a treat dispensing toy to a shelter.
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Pet lovers experience the joy and sadness that owning a pet brings. Eventually we all experience the loss of a pet. Losing a pet, in many ways, is not unlike losing any other loved one.
When you bring a dog or cat into your home, you are extending love and protection to the animal and also making a commitment to its care. To do this, you’ll need to keep your pet safe and healthy, including making sure your pet can’t get into any potentially dangerous or deadly items in your home.
By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Despite sharing his home with four dogs, Jim is a fantastic cat lover and he is celebrating in June! Read on to learn...
By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives Jim has four dogs, three kids and two grandkids. He knows a thing or two about keeping pets and humans safe from each other. I don’t...
By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances Does an invitation to visit your home come with a warning not to wear black and to take an extra allergy shot ahead of...
By Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances ] Jim worked in shelters all over the country for over 30 years. He knows exactly why shelters should be appreciated by...
By Jim Tedford, Director of Pet Identification at PetSafe Jim and his dog, Bodie America’s communities are full of super-heroes! It’s true…they’re all around us and most of us never even...
One of the biggest threats to the human-animal bond involves unrealistic expectations on the part of pet owners. Too often, people assume that a newly adopted pet instinctively knows exactly what his new guardians expect. But, sadly, our animal companions rarely come to us pre-programmed to understand our expectations. Training is a key component of responsible pet ownership. And patience is another!
Within the past six months, I have gone through the process of introducing and assimilating new dogs into my household TWICE. We did not enter into these relationships without a significant amount of forethought and soul searching. The decision to add a new companion animal to your life and home is not drastically different than the decision to add a human child! So, before you make the decision to acquire ANY pet, take a look at your lifestyle and consider at least the following.