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Jim Tedford - Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives

Jim Tedford serves as PetSafe’s Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances. In this role, Jim facilitates partnerships with animal welfare organizations, commissions animal behavior research to help us improve new and existing PetSafe products, and advocates for our training, lifestyle and behavior enrichment 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 is a regular contributor to the PetSafe blog, where he shares his experiences working with shelters and his adventures as a pet owner. Read Jim's articles.