From the mountains to the beaches, Santa Barbara to San Diego, Santa Monica to San Bernardino, Puppy Love™ Southern California has you covered!
Loving what Sabrina was doing with Puppy Love in the Bay Area, long-time entrepreneur Jennifer Gerichsaw an amazing opportunity with Puppy Love in the Southern California market -- and she was not wrong! As people are emerging from the pandemic, companies are looking for unique ways to show appreciation for their employees as well as concern about their mental health and well-being in the workplace.
Jennifer is renowned for her innate sales skills rooted in honesty, compassion, humor and overall people smarts.
An entrepreneurial risk-taker, Jennifer started Campos Creative Works, Inc. 27 years ago with her two partners, which went on to become a world-renowned leader in creative, strategic event and digital experiences for clients like Facebook, Dell, Softbank and VW.
With her oldest son graduated from college and on his own and her youngest finishing school, Jennifer was feeling the call to do something more community based; something that would give back. After experiencing Puppy Love events in the Bay Area and seeing the joyful benefits for corporate employees and how they helped puppy rescues, Jen was sold. The perfect blend of her sales/event skills combined with her love of animals and passion for giving back, launching Puppy Love LA was her perfect next chapter.
When Jennifer's two boys were little, they were inexplicably scared of dogs - even puppies!
Then, at age 13, her youngest happily surprised her by asking for a puppy for his birthday. And just like that, Doug came into their lives! Rescued at 3 months, Jennifer and her family fell immediately in love with this crazy cute creature. After meeting up with one of Doug's siblings, who had his DNA done, they found out that Doug was a mix of Lab, Golden, Husky and German Shorthair Pointer. In other words he's a BIG boy (110 lbs).
He's the happiest, sweetest guy on earth and has no idea how big he is. He's happy to sit in your beach chair or hop on your lap wherever you choose to sit. Jennifer named Puppy Love LA's parent company after him: Douglas Enterprises, LLC, where he remains CEO to this day.
A recent graduate of Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Visual Media Arts Production, Calvin is working to find his place in the entertainment industry. A talented producer, he’s also trying his hand at writing and acting. But this guy is also an avid animal lover and passionate about giving back, which makes him the perfect Puppy Coach!
A graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration, Nathaniel has returned to his native Southern California with a newfound passion for spiritual growth through breath work. While this remains his focus, the man is also a skilled computer coder, gardening guru at a local elementary school gardening project and beyond amazing Puppy Coach!
Currently studying kinesiology at Washington State, Christopher loves to spend summers and holidays with his family at the beach. Lucky for us, he also loves being a Puppy Coach! Christopher is second to none when it comes to caring for our adorable pups and helping to educate people on their different backgrounds and unique personalities!
Back from his second year of college at Columbia in Chicago, Raf has decided he’s a true So Cal guy at heart and will finish out his college career in the Golden State. In the meantime, he works part time in the restaurant world, allowing him plenty of daytime for two of his key passions – surfing and puppies!
Karla is awesome and the newest edition to our ever-growing Puppy Coach family. An avid animal lover, Karla is also adores being a mama bear to her 3 kids. Whenever they can her family loves to foster puppies – and have a definite soft spot for adorable little Pitties!
As a former dog walker and proud dog owner to a pug mix named Phoebe, Jack is no stranger to playing with and cleaning up after puppies - so becoming a Puppy Coach is a natural next step When he’s not playing with dogs, Jack is either out socializing or planning his upcoming wedding!
We pay well and promise you will have fun
We’re working to help pups get the socialization skills they need to grow
We’re dedicated to making a positive difference to peoples mental health
Ramon, United Pet Care
Mallory, Houlihan Lokey
Alex, Lincoln Property Company
Melanie, Niagara Bottling Company
Linda, Marketing Central, Inc.
I recently had the pleasure of attending a corporate wellness event for Google where they hosted Puppy Love, who provided an amazing puppy experience. I’m an avid animal lover and was thrilled to see an employee engagement that not only focused on employee wellness but also gave back to the community in such a meaningful way.
The Puppy Love event was fantastic. We were able to interact with adoptable dogs, and the event organizers provided information on the featured rescue who provided the pups. It was heartwarming to see everyone come together to support such an important cause – not to mention have a blast!
I was impressed with how well-organized the event was - and the attention to detail. The pups were well-cared for, and the Puppy Love team was great.
This was an excellent example of how a company can help make a positive impact on the community while also promoting employee wellness/happiness. I hope to see more events like this in the future, and I applaud Google for their commitment to giving back and supporting their employees in this way."
Google, Business Admin Partner
I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the fantastic work you did at Manifest. Your puppy booth was a real hit and brought a lot of attention to our company. The fact that you worked so hard to make it happen did not go unnoticed, and we appreciate your efforts more than words can say.
In particular, we wanted to thank you for bringing in so many great leads for us. Your presence and the excitement it generated were instrumental in helping us connect with potential customers and partners. We believe that these connections will lead to great things for our business, and we owe a lot of that to you."
Geodis, Events Manager
Even the most conscientious workplace can be stress-filled. We believe cuddling and playing with puppies is an ideal way to restore the balance. In fact, scientific studies have shown positive therapeutic effects from animal interaction – including decreasing blood pressure and reduced levels of cortisol.
Puppy Love™ Southern California founder Sabrina Freed combined her two key passions: creating outstanding events and animal advocacy. A pioneer in the field of high-profile conferences Sabrina realized firsthand how employees would benefit from puppies in the workplace, and likewise, how employers would see results in worker efficiency, and wellness. A wonderful give-back, Puppy Love also donates 20% of all proceeds back into the local rescue community.
Puppy Love was started in San Francisco and serves all areas of northern and southern California. We also partner with rescues nationwide to provide Puppy Love experiences across the U.S.
Yes. Each location carries liability insurance of $2M to ensure our attendees and puppies are well covered.
All pups come from our vetted, fully trusted rescue partners who ensure pups are happy and well cared for. 20% of all Puppy Love proceeds are donated back to our rescue partners to help cover their food and medical costs.
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