Lee Asher was earning a six-figure salary as a corporate trainer, but he just wasn’t getting any sense of true fulfillment. So he and his best friend decided to quit their jobs, sell everything they owned, and pack up their bags to live life out on the road.
“We quit our jobs, we got out of our leases, we got rid of everything. We wanted to be solely focused on this.” Asher explains.
It took a huge leap of faith on Asher’s part and for the first six months, things were tough. With vet bills alone, amounting to $8,000, Asher racked up a huge amount of debt. However, he refused to give up on his vision.
Three years on it’s clear the risks paid off; with the foundation now being sponsored by several companies including Canidae dog food as well as being supported by generous animal lovers from all over the world.
Asher and his battalion of rescue dogs have now traveled to over 31 of the 50 US states, hosting adoption events and have managed rescued over 90 dogs in total.
When asked what the hardest part of the job is, Asher admits that becoming overly attached to the dogs is an issue.