Kyla Duffy fell in love with dogs after becoming an emergency foster parent for a Boston Terrier with kennel cough. She lives in Boulder, Colo. with her husband, a rescued kitty, Bill and Hillary (rescued Boston Terriers), and a perpetual stream of foster dogs. She enjoys rehabilitating the tough cases, especially the puppy mill dogs, helping them build muscle and confidence on long hikes through the beautiful Colorado Front Range.
Kyla is an instructor at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, an entrepreneur, and an athlete, who retired from professional snowboarding in 2001 to pursue more “leisurely” activities such as adult gymnastics, high-flying trapeze, and aerial fabric. She founded Up For Pups (http://upforpups.org/), a 501c3 humane education organization, so she could use her “unique” acrobatic talents to raise community awareness about volunteer opportunities with local rescue organizations through a theater show she calls Don’t Kill Bill. Since the first show earlier this year sold out, Kyla will be doing an encore performance of Don’t Kill Bill at the Lakewood Cultural Center near Denver, CO on March 10th, 2012.
Through Up For Pups, Kyla was also instrumental in publishing the most comprehensive best practices manual available for dog rescue organizations. Up For Pups is now gathering cat rescue volunteers to publish a similar book for cat rescue organizations.
Kyla holds a BS in Marketing, a BA in Spanish Translation, and an MPS in Organizational Leadership. After years of business ownership experience, she founded Happy Tails Books to publish books that raise awareness and funding for animal rescue efforts. She enjoys the creative and philanthropic nature of both Happy Tails Books and Up For Pups and is always looking for new ways to aid in the cause of animal welfare.
Learn more by visiting Kyla’s website.
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