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ASD Celebrates National “Love Your Pet” Day

Feb 20, 2015

In honor of “National Love Your Pet Day”, ASD wanted to share photos of our staff’s furry companions. We hope this post will put a smile on the face of all the animal lovers out there. If you’d like to join in the fun, post a comment on Facebook with a photo of your pet or on Twitter with the hashtag #LoveYourPet.

“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened”

Sales Office Manager, Stephanie Bradford’s Collie puppy, Deuce.

Finance Manager, Dara’s pets. From the left, Luckylady – also known as “ASD Kitty” – adopted from ASD’s office complex. Bella and Bullseye, both rescue dogs from Delaware County SPCA. And Misty who was adopted from a local pet store.

ASD Supervisor, Anne’s dog, Katie Bear. She loves sunbathing, long walks and food!

A purrrfect collage of cats belonging to ASD Call Specialist, Heather DiEgidio.

Assistant Supervisor, Josie Miller’s dog, Stella.

Training Call Specialist, Jenna Gormley’s sister’s dog, Romeo O’Hagan, who is known affectionately by Jenna as her nephew.

Operations Manager, Sharon Batten’s cat Jooge and Dog, Tucker.

Assistant Supervisor, Isabel Alves’ two cats, Asha and Bishop.

Call Specialist, Christina Welsh, with her two hamsters, Mario and Luigi.

A collage of Operations Supervisor, Renee Mancer’s pets. From the left: J.C., Kali and Hope.

Call Specialist, Jen O’Brien’s dog, Brandy

Call Specialist, Gary Schab’s Whippet, Lola Mae

Call Specialist, Carolyn Warner’s two cats, Loki and Zorro

Vice President and Family-Member Owner, Kevin Czachor’s, two dogs, Rayla and Lily, and two of his chickens

National Sales Manager, Jason Bathurst’s rescued Spaniel, Ripley.

Training Specialist Specialist, Kristina Hartner, with her 4-year-old St. Bernard, Elliott.

Customer Solutions Specialist, Sherry Martin’s dog, Izzie

Public Relations Specialist, Jessica Fowler’s kitten, Leo. Rescued from We Love Pets Animal Shelter.

Business Development Manager, Maryann Carlisle’s Beagle, Muffy.

Customer Solutions Specialist, Sue Fritz’s dog, Rufus.

A collage of Operations Manager, Linda Haas’s pets. From the left: Jasper, Holly and Pearl.

Operations Manager, Jennie Brown’s puppy, Nestle

Assistant Supervisor, Mandie’s pug, Buddy, and Pit-Terrier mix, Mocha

Operations Supervisor, Andrew Troutt’s cat, Lizzie

A collage of Operations Supervisor, Sandy Ellmore’s dogs: a yellow named Beagle, Buddy, a black lab named Sammy and a lab/keeshond mix named Charlie.

Funeral Directors Share Photos of Their Pets with ASD

Funeral Director, Tiffany Foster’s dog, Pepper. (Steil, Camacho & Ellestad Funeral Homes in Darlington, WI)

Funeral Director, Scott Lewis’s dog, Bruno. (Smith-Mason Funeral Home in Riverside, RI)

Funeral professional, Terri Walker Flynn’s cat, Darwin (Westchester County Funeral Directors Association)

Funeral Directors, Craig and Sandra Fails’ dog, Bella. (Fails Funeral Home in Mangum, OK)

Funeral Director, Min Tyrone M. Alston’s dog, Scobby (Allen and Associates Mortuary in Greensboro, NC)

Funeral Director, Melissa Fedrizzi’s cat, Bailey (Farone & Son Funeral Home in Syracuse, NY)

Funeral Director, Brandi Klughart’s dog. (Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home in Springfield, IL)

Thanks to everyone that shared their pet photo with us!

About The Author

Jess Farren (Fowler)

Jess Farren (Fowler) is a Public Relations Specialist and Staff Writer who has been a part of the ASD team since 2003. Jess manages ASD’s company blog and has been published in several funeral trade magazines. She has written articles on a variety of subjects including communication, business planning, technology, marketing and funeral trends. You can contact Jess directly at

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