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Jim Tedford

Jim Tedford

PetSafe® Shelter Advocate

Jim Tedford served as PetSafe® brand's Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances. Jim facilitated partnerships with animal welfare organizations, commissioned animal behavior research to help improve PetSafe products, and advocated for our training, lifestyle, and behavior 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 was a regular contributor to the PetSafe blog, where he shared his experiences working with shelters and his adventures as a pet owner.

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