Meet Liberty (Libby) Jackson

A pioneer in Animal-Assisted Occupational Therapy, Libby Jackson’s passion has people across America wanting to be just like her! The Portland native is one of only a handful of OT professionals speaking, publishing and teaching fellow practitioners within her discipline how to collaborate with dogs in therapy practice. 

Meet Laura Amiton

Summer-girl Laura Amiton's sense of fun and knack for customer service recently brought The Filling Station Pet Supplies to Tigard, a shop where premium pet products are loaded into your car -- WITH a courtesy windshield wash. Hearkening back to the service of old-time gas stations, there’s even a drive-thru, and staff in retro uniforms.

Meet Camilla Mortensen

Among a litany of successes, Camilla Mortensen admits to one “big” failure. His name is Biggie, a death-row Pittie out of Los Angeles, and he WAS her foster dog.  "I had adopted a Pit mix puppy, Rhoda, from a rescue in The Dalles, and several friends fell in love with her," she says. "Rhoda was — and is — a great testament to what lovers Pits can be."

Meet Jaime Ross

Staying organized and on top of things comes naturally to the general manager of A Dog’s Best Friend Doggy Daycare’s two Vancouver locations. Formerly an administrator/executive assistant, Jaime never imagined herself in the pet business, but when friend and former employer Anne Nipp acquired the businesses in 2011, she recruited Jaime to manage them.

Meet Blake Sakamoto

Blake Sakamoto of ‘Nu Wavers’ and ‘The Dan Reed Network’ has been playing music in Portland forever. His love of music was clear from as early as age 6 and, beginning with piano, over the years he mastered the guitar, drums, and vocals. Involved in the music program while attending Cleveland High School, Blake formed a band with a few kids, and the rest is history.