8 million pets enter shelters nationwide each year and more than half of them won’t make it out alive.
What will happen to your pet if you can no longer care for it?
Can you be sure that your family or friends will care for your beloved friend?
Most shelters are no place for a pet for many reasons. They are physically, emotionally and mentally stressed, and may not make it out of the shelter.
PetNet gives owners peace of mind that their beloved pet is rehomed through a rescue organization that cares about the well-being of your loved furry family member. Our nationwide network of rescue partners means you know your pet isn’t left behind when you can no longer care for it.
Meet the PetNet Team
President & Co-Founder
Before co-founding PetNet, Brenda Collier spent 34 years as a business lawyer working with entrepreneurs in her own law firm. Her passion is animal welfare law and her mission is to ensure companion animals have homes if an unexpected life event happens to their owner. As a lawyer, Brenda has worked with animal rescue organizations, the City of Austin and other political organizations providing legal expertise to improve the lives of companion animals. Brenda was a member of the Austin Pets Alive legal team that saved the life of Neville, a dog wrongfully designated as "dangerous" by a court and sentenced to die. In late 2015, Brenda co-founded a political action committee called Animal Association of Texas, which works to protect vulnerable animals in the State of Texas through legislative action. In 2015 Brenda Collier, her husband Roger Collier and their son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Mary Mockley, co-founded PetNet.
Chief Operations Officer & Co-Founder
Roger obtained his B.S. from the University of Texas–Dallas in 1987 in Management, with a minor in Computer Technology. Roger has worked side-by-side with Brenda for over 31 years in her legal and animal welfare work. Roger works closely with Rob to identify and implement the operational systems for PetNet, and he works with clients to ensure they get the personal service they deserve. In his off time Roger enjoys astronomy, independent films, listening to live music, enjoying good food with friends and family, and traveling with Brenda.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
After attending Southern Methodist University for two years, Rob worked with law firms and entrepreneurs by providing computer technical expertise. He acquired seven Microsoft certifications and started an IT administrative firm that subcontracted to corporations. Rob went on to co-found and operate a drug and alcohol recovery business in Colorado and California. Rob directs the strategic development of PetNet’s technology systems and long-term vision. He is passionate about animal welfare and works actively to support city and state laws promoting the rights of companion animals. He loves physical fitness, yoga and his rescue family.
Director of Fun & Co-Founder
Mary is a ball of energy who lights up every room she enters. Her vibrant personality has landed her some pretty cool jobs, starting off at Clear Channel Radio in Dallas, TX, where it was her job to make sure her clients not only experienced a profitable marketing campaign, but had fun in the process. Ever since then, she's made sure work always had a positive happy edge to it. Mary is super creative and loves photography and traveling. But, most of all, this passionate animal-lover enjoys being a mother to her five rescue pets.
Director of Marketing & Partner Relationships
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing and sociology, Veronica moved to Austin, where she's worked in the non-profit sector with a number of high need populations, including rescue animals, abused children, inmates, psychiatric patients and the homeless. She joins PetNet with an expertise in social media, content creation and digital marketing, plus eleven years of experience working with communications, media and publishing brands as a freelance writer. In her spare time, she loves to travel, take photos, explore Austin's food scene, spend time outside and hang out with her husband and rescue pets — two dogs named Chef and Foxy and two cats named Black Betty and Gypsy— who all live together in East Austin.