Linda B. McCoy

As long as I can remember, I’ve been talking to animals. Since I was a young child, I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. Although my life went in a somewhat different direction, I always came back to the animals.

For almost 20 yrs., I owned and operated an open setting dog boarding business in the Pacific Northwest. It was a lifelong dream of mine to work with dogs, and when I opened my business, it just kind of took off.

From there, I founded a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping dogs in shelters find homes. This org. specializes in Pit Bulls and various large breed black dogs, not only because I love the breed, but because these dogs are so often misunderstood and overlooked in shelters.

After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, I made the decision to head down there to rescue animals. It was truly a life-changing experience, and one I will cherish for the rest of my life.

During the years since then, I have immersed myself in all types of rescue training, including swift water, slack water, technical rope rescue, search & rescue, and all types of dog handling and behavioral work.

While I truly feel connected to all animals, my bonds run deep to the beloved K-9.