Sept. 26, 2022

How Petco Love Helps Dog Cancer Funding | Susanne Kogut #185

How Petco Love Helps Dog Cancer Funding | Susanne Kogut #185

Petco Love has invested $18 million in dog cancer funding, and continues to expand their offerings to help dogs.

Petco Love is a nonprofit organization (previously known as the Petco Foundation) that offers several programs to help dogs and the people who love them.

Petco Love’s President, Susanne Kogut, explains how Petco Love raises money where that money goes. They have funded cancer research studies done by the University of Pennsylvania and Oklahoma State University among others, and have also partnered with veterinary universities to provide funds that each facility can use to help owners who cannot afford cancer treatment for their pets.

Listen in to learn more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Petco Love

Petco Love Lost

Petco Love Care vaccination program

Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s Dog Cancer Research podcast episode

Mosby Foundation

FACE Foundation

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

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About Today’s Guest, Susanne Kogut:

As President of Petco Love, a nonprofit changing lives, Susanne leads a team dedicated to making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier.

In 2005, Susanne took her decade of corporate law experience and her passion for animals and served as the Executive Director of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, where she transformed the open-admission SPCA into an award-winning, nationally recognized lifesaving model. Prior to that, Susanne held several positions at Capital One Financial Corporation and was an attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Brown & Wood.

Since joining Petco Love in 2013, Susanne's thoughtful leadership in the animal welfare field has helped raise the bar and set a new standard for animal sheltering in our country. Industry-wide, she champions foster care and fights to celebrate and recognize those organizations that are the most productive and effective at saving lives, leading the Petco Love team to develop a new innovative model to ensure investments have the most lifesaving impact possible. She is also the Vice-Chair of HABRI's Board of Trustees (the Human Animal Bond Research Institute).

In 2016, Pet Age recognized Susanne as a "Woman of Influence" for her contributions to the pet industry. Susanne holds a bachelor's degree in Finance and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Houston. She is based in San Antonio where she enjoys spending time with her pack of dogs and various foster pets.


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