As a multiple world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, as well as a marital arts expert and teacher (having trained the likes of Chuck Norris and many top UFC fighters), David Meyer has spent a lifetime helping individuals grow their strength and confidence. But as CEO of Adopt-A-Pet.com, David is able to advocate for the truly powerless in our society – homeless animals.
In 2000, David co-founded Adopt-A-Pet.com, and it has grown to become North American's largest non-profit homeless pet adoption website, reaching over five million people a month and helping thousands of rescues find loving homes. David has also been very involved in disaster relief efforts for companion animals. He co-led rescue efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and recently worked with top leaders in animal welfare to use innovative technologies to assist in times of disaster.
When it comes to building meaningful partnerships, Adopt-A-Pet's sponsors are a true reflection of David's ability to connect the worlds of corporate and nonprofit, as these sponsors include Nestlé Purina PetCare, Petco, the Petco Foundation, and Bayer. He's also grown a strategic partnership with Maddie's Fund.