Bruno the Companion was established in January 2013 by Heather Harberg.

Meet Heather

Owner, Founder, Behaviorist

Bruno the Companion was established in January 2013 by Heather Harberg. Her love and dedication to animals started from a very young age with her family’s dog Bourbon. He was half husky and half coyote — thus Heather’s love for canines and wildlife began. At the age of 12 she convinced her mother to foster stray and abused animals of all species, from dogs and cats to reptiles and rodents, and all things in need of love and care.

Ever since then, she has never stopped opening her heart to all living creatures and learning new things every day. All the experiences that Heather encounters give her a great understanding when communicating with animals and the passion to want to educate owners as well as the public about proper care for animals.

Heather’s second dog was an American Staffordshire (known publicly as “Pit Bull”) named Bruno. He was the most loyal and loving dog and yet was highly misunderstood by society simply because of his breed. Bruno changed many people’s minds about what this breed is all about and helped guide Heather into wanting to continue to educate people even after losing Bruno to heart cancer at only 6 years of age. This led to the creation of Bruno the Companion as a business and a rescue.

Meet Bruno

Inspiration, Friend

Meet Kelsey

Office & Operations Manager

Kelsey is an avid pet lover and advocate for pitties. She manages our day to day operations as well as several projects centered around our growth and obtaining a facility. In her spare time she does Pet Portraits as Uhli Photography and donates Adoption Photos of adoptable pets to BTC All Animal Rescue and other local rescues. She also manages Denver Petworking for Pet Business Owners and Colorado Pittie Pride groups on Facebook.