Who We Are

John Graves, East region strategist

John Graves with dog

Throughout his life, John Graves has lived and worked in the state of North Carolina, from the Appalachian mountains to the Atlantic coast.

John began his animal welfare career in Manteo as an animal services officer in 2006. John went on to become kennel manager, then executive director, and has filled every role in between, all within open-admission shelters.

John is dedicated to creative and progressive animal welfare practices with an exceptional passion for enrichment and community relations. He believes It takes a village to best serve the animals.

John covers the states of North Carolina and Virginia.