Ryan and Krissie Newman

ryanandkrissienewman.JPGRyan and Krissie Newman have long been friends of Petfinder and work tirelessly on behalf of homeless pets.

I had the pleasure of meeting them in Texas earlier this year and got to hear Krissie’s stories of finding strays on the roads around their property in North Carolina. Sometimes she finds their original owners, sometimes she finds new owners and sometimes … the Newmans get a new dog!

Their Ryan Newman Foundation raises funds for shelters and spay/neuter efforts. They serve as spokespeople for the Humane Alliance National Spay/Neuter Response Team and they’ve published a book of NASCAR stars and their pets to raise money for their foundation. Pit Road Pets is a great book with heartwarming stories and huge color pictures of your favorite NASCAR personalities. (I even have my own autographed copy!)

Ryan pilots the #12 Alltel Dodge for Penske Racing
and has earned the nickname “Rocketman” for his fast qualifying times.
I don’t care how fast he drives that car, I’ll forever be a fan of his
and Krissie’s wonderful work on behalf of homeless pets. I’ll keep you
updated on what the Newmans are up to.