by Emily Klehm
Amy Nichols is the vice president of the Companion Animals section at The Humane Society of the United States. In 2002, Nichols founded Dogtopia, a dog daycare, boarding, spa and retail chain, which she grew via franchising to nearly 40 locations in the U.S. and Canada before selling it in 2015.
Nichols is also the founder of K9 Support, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting working and service dogs, which sent more than two tons of care packages to military K9s in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait and has sponsored the training of service dogs for veterans.
Amy lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, four children, adopted dog and adopted guinea pigs. Learn more about Amy here.