APP Featured Member – Lisa Candido!

by Nancy E. Hassel, American Pet Professionals. Weekly featured APP Member

Welcome to our weekly featured member of American Pet Professionals! This week, June 8, 2015 we feature Lisa Candido of Homeless Animal Rescue Project – a brand new organization formed by Lisa Candido and her business partner John Bradham.  

Check out our fun Q&A interview with Lisa about HARP and her experience in the Pet Industry:

The Homeless Animal Rescue Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in our shelters. We donate 100% of the proceeds to rescues, sanctuaries and organizations that help animals in need. 

How long have you been in the Pet Industry?  10 Years

What drew you to the Pet Industry?  Love for helping Animals

The best thing about your experience so far?   Seeing the transformation of Shelter Animals in Foster Care

Are you a solo petrepreneur or do you have employees?  Two Founders

If you could change/add/create ONE thing in the pet industry what would that be?  End the Killing of Homeless Animals

What is the most interesting thing about your business or rescue group?  Target Corporations to Raise Awareness for Shelter Animals

Do you set goals for you business? Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly?  Quarterly

Do you remember the last time you had a weekend off?  Yes

Do you regularly take vacations?  No

Your biggest complaint about the industry?  Too Fragmented, Money is an issue for Rescues

What is your advice to a young person joining the pet industry? Be passionate

Your favorite thing about your customers (i.e. pet parents). The common LOVE for animals

What is the best thing you have done for your business to help you grow? Meet like minded people that help support the cause

When did you realize that this industry was more fun/rewarding/compassionate (add your own!) than a previous industry you may have worked in?  Every time I bring a Foster home and see how rewarding the transformation is!!!

If you weren’t in the pet industry – what other profession would you love to do? Event Management

What is your favorite cocktail of choice?  Stella

Favorite book/movie/TV show?  Law & Order SVU

Most amazing place you have been to on planet earth?  Greek Isles

Favorite meal?  Pizza

When you were a kid, and someone asked, what did you want to be when you grow up? What was your answer? Veterinarian

Favorite color? Pink

Your favorite or most inpsirational quote?  The Starfish story

What is your:: Dog/horse/cat/bird/lizard/bunny Breed of choice?  Pomeranian or Pit Bull

Hobbies you love that don’t invovle pets, if any! 🙂  Gym, Gardening, Home Decor

How many pets do you currently own?  3

Lisa is located in NY and can be reached at:  – check out  Homeless Animal Rescue Project to see how you can help, be motivated and inspired! Thanks Lisa!


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