It all started BECAUSE…

…of a pup named Charlie

As a puppy,  Charlie returned to the pound repeatedly, having four homes, and was almost euthanized because no one could handle him.  In 2014, Colleen met him when he was 10 months old at a NYC kill shelter, realized he was deaf, and immediately adopted and trained him.

Charlie now knows 50 signs in American Sign language (ASL) and is a therapy dog for local hospitals. After numerous inquiries about their transformation, Colleen started getting offers to book gigs in New York Fashion Week (NYFW), with the Huffingston Post, Buzzfeed, and numerous commercials and major magazines. Charlie started making thousands of dollars from paid promotions and appearances.

With Charlie’s rise in internet fame, earning us $46,000, Colleen got plugged into this world with animal who were far more famous. A few saw what Charlie was doing and wanted to do it too. That’s when Colleen had the idea to help them in print/film, manage their careers and develop a niche into an industry.

As Colleen learned more and more about the animal influencer industry, she realized how much individuals who were in a similar position, were overwhelmed when brands contacted them. What should they do? What were they worth? How did they know if they were being ripped off?

This was the beginning of Pets on Q.

At Pets on Q, we handle everything from contract review and negotiations, business transactions, and services rendered. We capitalized on this untapped market and are maintaining our spot as the industry leader in paid promotions, book deals, commercials, TV spots, appearances, merchandise and everything animal celebrity related.

Our motto is, “to making the world a better place one animal at a time.” Pets on Q donates a portion of all its profits to help support shelters and rescue groups across the world. We most recently helped to rescue a female Dalmatian from South Korea. She is now in the U.S. post surgery and being fostered by a loving family.

MEET THE TEAM


COLLEEN WILSON   I am often asked "How did you get into this?" and the only answer I give is, “naturally.” As a kid, if a cat ran up a tree or squirrel fell out of one, I was the one that got the call to help. A neighbor got a puppy and at 12 was calling me to help. I had a natural connection to animals.  I started out my career as a private mortgage banker in the top producing office in the country. I was the youngest banker in NYC and often mistaken for an assistant. Working as one of a few women bankers in a fast tracked, high-stress, finance career was amazing but was not fulfilling. After diving into fostering animals and rescuing Charlie, I saw the bad side of the industry.  There was a need for a change to protect the animals and put their needs first. They can make money in the comfort of their own home. Yes, there are people out there who exploit animals and we are trying to change that through the work we do. My goal is to build the company and eventually operate an animal sanctuary.  Colleen@PetsonQ.com

COLLEEN WILSON

I am often asked "How did you get into this?" and the only answer I give is, “naturally.” As a kid, if a cat ran up a tree or squirrel fell out of one, I was the one that got the call to help. A neighbor got a puppy and at 12 was calling me to help. I had a natural connection to animals.

I started out my career as a private mortgage banker in the top producing office in the country. I was the youngest banker in NYC and often mistaken for an assistant. Working as one of a few women bankers in a fast tracked, high-stress, finance career was amazing but was not fulfilling. After diving into fostering animals and rescuing Charlie, I saw the bad side of the industry.

There was a need for a change to protect the animals and put their needs first. They can make money in the comfort of their own home. Yes, there are people out there who exploit animals and we are trying to change that through the work we do. My goal is to build the company and eventually operate an animal sanctuary.

Colleen@PetsonQ.com

MELISSA CURTIS   I moved to Los Angeles from Utah years ago with my husband and young daughter in order to pursue my dreams of stage and screen stardom.... and promptly got a "day job" to make ends meet - a lucrative career in Mortgage Finance in beverly Hills that would span over fifteen years.   This is where I met Colleen and learned about Pets on Q.   Each day, as I went over income spreads and chased down appraisals, I would hear her talking about transporting a sloth for a commercial or booking a famous animal for print work, and it would interest me more. One day, I decided to take the plunge and started working with Colleen a few days a week on Pets on Q business, while still maintaining my day job. I soon retired from finance in June 2017 and have never looked back.  Currently, we are focused on building our talent roster with the most famous animals on the planet, while delivering content to our clients that surpasses expectations. This, coupled with a major focus on animal rescue and promoting the ideal of putting animals first, is why I decided to completely switch industries at the tender young age of 40 and go all-in for Pets on Q.  Melissa@PetsonQ.com

MELISSA CURTIS

I moved to Los Angeles from Utah years ago with my husband and young daughter in order to pursue my dreams of stage and screen stardom.... and promptly got a "day job" to make ends meet - a lucrative career in Mortgage Finance in beverly Hills that would span over fifteen years.

This is where I met Colleen and learned about Pets on Q.

Each day, as I went over income spreads and chased down appraisals, I would hear her talking about transporting a sloth for a commercial or booking a famous animal for print work, and it would interest me more. One day, I decided to take the plunge and started working with Colleen a few days a week on Pets on Q business, while still maintaining my day job. I soon retired from finance in June 2017 and have never looked back.

Currently, we are focused on building our talent roster with the most famous animals on the planet, while delivering content to our clients that surpasses expectations. This, coupled with a major focus on animal rescue and promoting the ideal of putting animals first, is why I decided to completely switch industries at the tender young age of 40 and go all-in for Pets on Q.

Melissa@PetsonQ.com

DEIDRE FRASER   I started my career in supporting small and medium-sized companies with strategic planning and the creation of business and marketing plans as they expanded their operations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Continuing my journey, I invested in cause marketing and social impact strategy; implementing the processes and systems to help grow the philanthropic division at Alex and Ani, which donated over $50 Million in seven years.  My passion is working with social entrepreneurs and startup companies to help define their mission and give-back strategy and introduce corporate social responsibility (CSR) and cause marketing into their business operations.  Deidre@PetsonQ.com

DEIDRE FRASER

I started my career in supporting small and medium-sized companies with strategic planning and the creation of business and marketing plans as they expanded their operations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Continuing my journey, I invested in cause marketing and social impact strategy; implementing the processes and systems to help grow the philanthropic division at Alex and Ani, which donated over $50 Million in seven years.

My passion is working with social entrepreneurs and startup companies to help define their mission and give-back strategy and introduce corporate social responsibility (CSR) and cause marketing into their business operations.

Deidre@PetsonQ.com

WENDEE PICOU   For many years I’ve worked in the music entertainment industry with experience in licensing, marketing, and talent relations. Yet, ever since I was a child I’ve always wanted to work with pets and animals. I’ve been the proud parent of pugs, chows, huskies, turtles, and even an adorable albino ferret. So when I was presented with the opportunity to work with Pets on Q; it felt as if a dream had come true.  Now I am able to utilize my experience from the entertainment industry and help fellow pet owners, such as myself, to build a fruitful brand for their pets centered in love and community.  Wendee@PetsonQ.com

WENDEE PICOU

For many years I’ve worked in the music entertainment industry with experience in licensing, marketing, and talent relations. Yet, ever since I was a child I’ve always wanted to work with pets and animals. I’ve been the proud parent of pugs, chows, huskies, turtles, and even an adorable albino ferret. So when I was presented with the opportunity to work with Pets on Q; it felt as if a dream had come true.

Now I am able to utilize my experience from the entertainment industry and help fellow pet owners, such as myself, to build a fruitful brand for their pets centered in love and community.

Wendee@PetsonQ.com

 
 
ERIC WILSON   I started my career building and maintaining viral content. After running many successful channels reaching upwards of 15 million views a month, I decided the content I was making can make a difference.  That is why I am so excited to be working at Pets on Q where I am working with not only influecners but rescues who want to educate the masses and save more animals. It combines my love of filming creative content, editing working with animals, truly giving back and saving animal lives.  Eric@PetsonQ.com

ERIC WILSON

I started my career building and maintaining viral content. After running many successful channels reaching upwards of 15 million views a month, I decided the content I was making can make a difference.

That is why I am so excited to be working at Pets on Q where I am working with not only influecners but rescues who want to educate the masses and save more animals. It combines my love of filming creative content, editing working with animals, truly giving back and saving animal lives.

Eric@PetsonQ.com

 
BROOKE HUMPHREY   Brooke aka Miss Hollywoof began her career as a  puplicist  shortly after moving to Los Angeles from New York City and becoming a #DogMom Blogger.  As a TV Host & Actress, she knows the industry inside and out, and is eager to merge her passion for pets & entertainment to benefit the animal welfare community!  Brooke@PetsonQ.com

BROOKE HUMPHREY

Brooke aka Miss Hollywoof began her career as a puplicist shortly after moving to Los Angeles from New York City and becoming a #DogMom Blogger.

As a TV Host & Actress, she knows the industry inside and out, and is eager to merge her passion for pets & entertainment to benefit the animal welfare community!

Brooke@PetsonQ.com

 
 

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