Bully Dogs! Or Sweetie Pies? Non-Breed Discrimination, Santa Paws, and Holiday Pet Tips for Dogs and Cats with State Farm!

Megan Blake on Pet Life Radio

What if big dogs weren’t judged by their "bully dog" looks?  But instead were looked at for who they really are?  Believe it or not, the mega insurance company, State Farm, is leading the pack on this policy.  State Farm’s Adriana Galdamez, author of “All Dog Breeds Deserve a Chance;” Linda Newell with Santa Paws; Heather Paul, State Farm’s Public Affairs Specialist; and Josh Terraneau, a Pet Lovin’ Agent all join us on that topic and… share some Super Smiley Holiday Tips!

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Heather Paul joined State Farm® in 2001 where she is a Public Affairs Specialist on the Digital/Social Media team. She previously worked as a Community Development Specialist for State Farm and then joined the media team as a Corporate Media Spokesperson. In addition to coming up with creative ways to share safety messages, Heather also manages the State Farm Arson Dog Program, a program that trains accelerant detection dogs and handlers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Outside of her corporate life, Heather works closely with many local non-profit organizations and boards. She currently serves on the West Bloomington Revitalization Project (WBRP) and has served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of McLean County Board of Directors and on the Miller Park Zoological Society. She has also been an animal handler for Miller Park Zoo.

Heather is a graduate from the University of Iowa where she earned a bachelor degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. In her spare time, Heather has obtained the rank of third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, first degree black belt in Hapkido, and first degree black belt in Jujitsu. She is also the proud parent of 13 year old son, Hunter Orion. They share their home with many animal companions including a German Shepherd mix name MacKenna, a black pug named Yoshi, 3 cats, a rabbit, and a chinchilla.