Erin Olsen

Lead shelter outreach coordinator of Best Friends Animal Society–Los Angeles

Erin OlsenErin Olsen is the lead shelter outreach coordinator for Best Friends Animal Society–Los Angeles. Based directly out of a Los Angeles Animal Services city shelter, Erin’s work is geared toward increasing positive outcomes at the shelter level through exemplary client service.  

Erin has worked in client service and high-volume adoption roles since she started as a volunteer for No More Homeless Pets in Utah (prior to its merger with Best Friends Animal Society) in 2010. In her six years with the organization, Erin has served as an adoption and foster coordinator, overseeing the pulling of hundreds of animals from multiple Utah shelters and facilitating weekly mobile adoption events around Salt Lake County.

Erin also helped open and run adoption centers in Salt Lake City. Her role as a pet adoption center specialist allowed Erin to build valuable working relationships with local municipal shelter partners. She often managed the animal assessment, transport, promotion and entire adoption process for the shelter animals featured at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City.

In Los Angeles, Erin’s focus has become empowering shelter volunteers, staff and the community to help the animals in their current shelter environment. Working hand-in-hand, Los Angeles Animal Services and Best Friends Animal Society are saving more lives in shelters every day.

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