Whitney Richardson

Director of Training and Engagement

Whitney Richardson

My passion for pets arose at an early age, growing up with a menagerie of Bassett Hounds, Jack Russell Terriers, birds and small fluffy critters. After a lifetime spent with our family pets, I adopted my first dog, Oliver, while in college. Oliver ignited my passion for both animal welfare and bully breeds, and there has been no turning back since.

I have spent the last 5 years in Kansas City professionally immersed in animal welfare, and have loved every second of it. Prior to my time as an animal welfare professional, I spent several years fostering and volunteering for a variety of organizations. While Oliver ignited my passion for homeless animals and my first career opportunity in the field, a passion for helping people is what led me to pursue a career at Pet Resource Center of Kansas City, and I could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to be part of the immense impact this organization has on our community. I hope we are all provided with the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a companion animal in our lifetime, and I am firm believer in the idea that anyone with the capacity to love a pet, should be afforded the opportunity to do so.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my crew at home, which includes my husband (who is the best sport when it comes to the endless amount of homeless animals I have brought through our front doors the past 10 years), our sweet kiddo, and a variety of wonderful pets, including 3 dogs, a cat, and a bird. Checking out new outdoor spots for dog walks, getting out to our favorite local food joints, and spending time with friends and family are regular activities on our to-do list.