Billie Groom is an expert in Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, social entrepreneur, speaker, award winning author, podcast host, and animal welfare activist. Her work spans over three decades. She is featured in magazines, blogs, and on many podcasts and tv shows, including the LA Tribune, CTV, Roku TV, and Psychology Today Magazine. Billie presented at the Animal Behavior Society Conference 2022, and the Animal Science and Veterinarian Medicine Conference 2022. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, Comparative Cognition Society, and the Animal Behavior Society. She is the recipient of the Global Business Award, 2021, and has received many accolades and awards for her work with street dogs, community dogs, and dogs with unknown, disadvantaged, or checkered pasts, from Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Panama, Thailand, Spain (Galgos), and China, as well as dogs rescued from the Ukraine war, the Yulin Festival, dog fighting rings, backyard breeders, and death-row. She also works with dogs who have no history of abuse or neglect to keep them out of the system and in good homes.


In Aug 2023 Billie is starting the PhD program at the Graduate School of Leadership and Change at Antioch University. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada with her rescued dogs and cat who came to live with them.

Death Row Pardons with Sheryl Joyce

The Solutionist Show hosted by Billie Groom


Host Billie Groom talks with Sheryl Joyce, the Founder and CEO of Pet Pardon. Sheryl's journey began when she stumbled upon a network of animal advocates on Instagram who were sharing posts of shelter animals facing imminent euthanasia.




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After actively participating in this community for several months, Sheryl recognized a significant gap in the animal care landscape—a lack of a platform that could facilitate real-time conversations and connections surrounding specific animals. In response to this realization, she took the initiative to develop the Pet Pardon app, which stands as the pioneering solution of its kind. This groundbreaking platform eases the burden on shelters and rescues by establishing a simpler channel for animal advocates to contribute donations and support animals listed for euthanasia.


Sheryl's passion for animals has been a lifelong devotion, evident through her history of providing a home for numerous stray animals and contributing to various animal organizations worldwide. In 2018, she made the pivotal decision to leave her corporate role as a Marketing & Communications Director and wholeheartedly dedicate herself to the cause of Pet Pardon. Since then, she has never glanced back, fully committed to making a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable animals.











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