Dr. Ashley Ackley is a small animal veterinarian and a lover of all creatures, especially the stinky, lumpy, crunchy, and grey faces of senior canine companions. She is thankful that her job allows her to witness the strength of the human-animal bond on a daily basis. The heartbreak of seeing so many homeless older animals in shelters and rescues, especially those requiring medical care, has led Ashley on a mission to change the narratives that surround adopting a senior pet. In her spare time, Ashley loves combining travel with volunteering or biking activities-passions that take her all over the world. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two senior dogs.