In 2014, Colleen saw a puppy who had been returned to the pound repeatedly, having four homes, and was almost euthanized because no one could handle him. She immediately went to meet him, realized he was deaf, and immediately adopted and trained him.
Charlie now knows 50 signs in American Sign language (ASL) and is a therapy dog. After numerous inquiries about their transformation, Colleen started getting offers to book gigs in New York Fashion Week (NYFW), with the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and numerous commercials and major magazines.
A few saw what Charlie was doing and wanted to do it too. That’s when Colleen had the idea to help them manage their careers and develop a niche into an entire industry.
This led her to start a company called Pets on Q, which helps manage the careers of trained animals and develop a niche industry. Pets on Q also offers a booking platform for brands to browse through carefully selected animals, examine their analytics and make offers based on a proprietary algorithm. Pets on Q’s mission is to create and sustain a trusted synergy between the entertainment industry and animals.