Aimee Sadler


Dogs Playing for Life

Aimee Sadler is the founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life (DPFL). With 35 years of experience working with multiple species in varying venues, Aimee has become an internationally recognized trainer and speaker specializing in shelter programs that enhance quality of life and reduce canine euthanasia in animal shelters. The cornerstone of DPFL’s programming is “Every Dog, Every Day,” an out-of-kennel enrichment model that is in increasing demand and has been introduced to more than 300 shelters across the U.S. and Canada. DPFL’s measured programming is contributing to safer shelter environments by reducing dog-human bites while increasing canine lifesaving at an average rate of 4% at participating shelters. Starting in 2017, dogs most at risk of behavioral euthanasia can get a second chance at DPFL’s Canine Center Florida, an advanced training and behavior care center with an overall save rate of 86 percent. Aimee has regularly presented at animal welfare and professional dog training conferences such as HSUS’ Animal Expo, the Best Friends Conference, Masters in Behavior Conference and the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) conferences. DPFL was the inaugural recipient of Petco Foundation’s Love in Action Award. In 2016, DPFL was featured in episode four of the PBS television series, Shelter Me.Aimee is a proud recipient of the Henry Bergh Leadership Award and the Maddie’s Hero Award and has been inducted into the Members Hall of Fame for the IACP. She resides in Longmont, Colorado, with her husband and their very full family.