Farmer, Advocate, Founder & President of P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA
A life-long resident of her community in northwest Missouri, author Jackie Allenbrand has always loved dogs and brought home every stray that crossed her path. With double degrees from North West Missouri State in early childhood administration and elementary and special education, she taught school and coached basketball for eight years until her health required a change of focus.
In 2005, Jackie combined her appreciation for dogs with her passion to support farmers facing illness, injury, or disability, and founded P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA, a non-profit that connects specially-trained dogs with farmers in need of additional help. The proceeds from her first book will go directly to fund this mission.
“I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for lost dogs—all of them have great potential—and for farmers that help feed us every day.”
Jackie has an especially soft spot for her farmer-husband Chris whom she has lived and worked with on their farm for 25 years, raising cattle and growing hay.
A Lost Dog Finds A Home and A Purpose
Buddy the Border Collie is the dog for the job. He just doesn't know it yet. Based on a true story, this heart-warming tale (told in Buddy's voice) describes his journey from a wandering stray to a highly-trained helper. Discover how patience, kindness, and a can-do attitude bring this very special dog to his very special forever home.
Author Jackie Allenbrand is passionate about connecting trained dogs to farmers who need extra assistance. The founder of P.H.A.R.M. Dog USA, she works tirelessly to connect dogs and farmers, improving the quality of life for all involved. Proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to supporting P.H.A.R.M. Dog’s mission.