In 2013, Kelly Duer and her family took home their first behavioral foster dog from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Since then, they have fostered over 25 of these dogs while working with other behavioral fosters to create low-cost behavioral resources for northern Virginia pet owners.
Kelly is the founding president of Fairfax County Animal Advocates and NOVA Pets Alive, organizations that were created to improve animal welfare in Fairfax County, keep pets out of shelters and help shelters in the northern Virginia area to save more lives.
As a shelter volunteer, she enjoys helping out with dog walking, assisting with dog play groups and working with the shelter’s creative team on graphics, social media and photography. Her writing and graphic design work have been featured in Animal Sheltering magazine, the Huffington Post, BarkPost and BuzzFeed, and on Fox & Friends.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pushing the Limits: Targeted Foster Programs to Increase Lifesaving