Compassion is Always in Style

Robin Ganzert on Pet Life Radio

John Paul DeJoria, the founder of the Paul Mitchell hair care line and John Paul Pet, joins Robin to discuss why he’s so passionate about animal welfare. He’s followed by Dr. Patricia Olson, AHA’s Chief Veterinary Advisor, to discuss issues plaguing America’s most popular pet – the cat.


John Paul DeJoria

Devoted to making the world a better place, John Paul DeJoria, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell, ensures that Paul Mitchell-the first hair care brand to publicly oppose animal testing-follows animal-friendly policies and strategies at all times.

John Paul DeJoria believes pets deserve the royal treatment, and in 2005 he launched John Paul Pet, a line of grooming and hygiene products made especially for four-legged friends.

John Paul is also an avid supporter of Last Chance for Animals in addition to the World Wildlife Federation and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. John Paul Pet is also involved in local programs and events, including the Humane Society of America shelters, The Bark and Whine Ball, PAWs and various ASPCA events and activities. Additionally, DeJoria provides financial support to the California Wildlife Association, which provides refuge for injured wildlife and to various local animal shelters.

Through his motto “Success Unshared is Failure,” DeJoria shows the world what it means to make a difference.

Patricia N. Olson, DVM, PhD

Patricia N. Olson, DVM, PhD, is the president/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, the largest non-governmental granting agency for companion animal and wildlife health studies. A former practicing veterinarian and scientist who studied reproduction and endocrinology, Dr. Olson has an extensive history in nonprofit work, including positions at Guide Dogs for the Blind and the American Humane Association. She also served as an AVMA Congressional Science Fellow and has taught at three veterinary colleges.  Dr. Olson helped to found many programs that foster the human-animal bond – from preventing animal and child abuse to promoting humane dog training methods to consulting for governments and industries on humane and healthful transportation of animals worldwide. She has won numerous awards for her work.