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Lara Shannon

Certified dog trainer, behaviourist and pet food nutrition specialist, as well as an animal advocate and author.

Lara is one Australia’s most well-known animal welfare advocates and canine experts, reaching millions of Australians each year through her education work, books and TV shows to help improve the lives of companion animals.

Starting her career in radio and television in the early 90’s, Lara has been the media spokesperson for a number of high-profile animal welfare and conservation organisations in Australia and the UK, including the World Wide Fund for NaturePlanet ArkKeep Australia BeautifulThe Orangutan ProjectWildlife Asia and others.

In addition to her TV shows Animal SOS Australia and Pooches at Play, Lara is the Author of World of Dogs and Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog), is regularly featured in the media and is a sought-after speaker and MC for events, pet expos and seminars. Her cheeky rescue dogs ‘Dynamite’ Darcy and Vindi are never far from her side!

An Ambassador for Second Chance Animal Rescue, Companion Animal Network Australia and the Companion Animal Rescue Awards, Lara’s mission is to help reduce the needless euthanasia of adoptable shelter animals to zero.   

Whose involved?

Featuring three main precincts – Animal Protection Society Australia (AAPS), Southern Animal Health and Animal Aid Australia, along with other animal welfare charities, Animal SOS Australia provides a rich, gritty and insightful view of what really goes on behind the scenes to save the lives of animals – great and small!