About Us

ABOUT US

Badger-PAH, also known as Badger Pets and Handlers, officially came to be on April 9th, 2017. What originally started as a group of friends who shared a common interest has turned into a rapidly growing community with members in several states. Something that sets us apart from other Pet and Handler groups is that we focus on including and including members across the entire state of Wisconsin rather than around just a city or small area.

The core mission of Badger Pets and Handlers is to spread knowledge of pet and handler play across the state of Wisconsin, to be a positive force in serving our community, and to provide a diverse forum where individuals can come together and exchange ideas in a safe and welcoming environment. Our specific mission is threefold:

  1. Education: We believe that education is one of the most positive influences on society. Pet and handler play is a niche culture born within other marginalized groups of people. Ignorance leads to distrust and negativity, therefore we will take the lead on bringing valuable knowledge and insight from our world to the people of Wisconsin. We have two specific educational missions:
    • To provide unbiased information to our members on safety when engaging in pet play, navigation of interpersonal relationships, physical and mental risks, consent, and benefits to personal well being
    • To educate the public on what we do, why it is important to us, and what we give back to the community.
  2. Service: As members of marginalized backgrounds, we are keenly aware of the day-to-day struggles people face both within and outside our community. We believe that by uniting for the common good, we can better serve those who are in need. Our service mission focuses on helping members of the LGBTQ+ community gain access to the resources they need through fundraising, advocacy, and providing trusted points of contact and information for those in need of physical or mental services.

  3. Community: We believe there are many people who are interested in pet play, but that visibility and communication are needed to inform them that they have like-minded individuals who share in their thoughts and struggles. Furthermore, we need spaces and events where our community can safely come together so that knowledge and ideas can be exchanged with diverse people from all over the state and beyond. We wish to provide those spaces to our community so that we may all grow together in unity, wisdom, and fraternity.

Board of Directors

President
Daddy Joel
Secretary
Pup Wyatt
Treasurer
Pup Magnus
Board At Large
Pup Bubba
Board At Large
Pup Chiron

Meet the Board

President

Daddy Joel

1) Give us an interesting fact about yourself.
I enjoy skydiving and have gone several times.
2) When did you join Badger-PAH, and why did you decide to join?
I joined Badger-PAH in June of 2018 when I worked with Nate to merge Badger-PAH and Wis-PAH.
3) What’s one goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the Board of Directors of Badger-PAH?
One goal I have is to increase the diversity of our organization in terms of pet species, and the age, gender and race of our membership.

Secretary

Pup Wyatt

1) Give us an interesting fact about yourself.
I like to dabble with photography.
2) When did you join Badger-PAH, and why did you decide to join?
Joined officially in February of 2018 to meet other pups and to continue to create spaces for people to just be themselves.
3) What’s one goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the Board of Directors of Badger-PAH?
To continue to be a community leader, to help as many people as possible feel comfortable being themselves, and to continue working with other PAH organizations to create more spaces for us.

Treasurer

Pup Magnus

1) Give us an interesting fact about yourself.
I read and love audio books. I prefer sci-fi or fantasy and go out of my way to find minority authors.
2) When did you join Badger-PAH, and why did you decide to join?
I joined in 2018 because a boy I liked was into puppy play and I thought it was cute. Now here I am, also a pupper.
3) What’s one goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the Board of Directors of Badger-PAH?
I’d like to foster more learning activities in Badger-PAH and with other groups to help our members grow.

Board At Large

Pup Bubba

1) Give us an interesting fact about yourself.
I know how to play multiple musical instruments.
2) When did you join Badger-PAH, and why did you decide to join?
I joined Badger-PAH in June of 2019. I joined because I wanted to part of a community focused on pet play, and to be able to openly explore my pup side with my husbear.
3) What’s one goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the Board of Directors of Badger-PAH?
A goal I would like to help continue to grow is the educational portion of our organization.

Board At Large

Pup Chiron

1) Give us an interesting fact about yourself.
I’m an Indiana native (but please don’t hold that against me).
2) When did you join Badger-PAH, and why did you decide to join?
I joined Badger-PAH in January 2020 shortly after discovering the organization. I’m new to the pet play scene, and I’ve met some amazing people that have been able to help me learn and explore what pet play means to me.
3) What’s one goal you’d like to achieve while serving on the Board of Directors of Badger-PAH?
I’d like to help foster volunteering opportunities for our members to give back to the community.