Susan Zemanek



Susan is a lifelong entrepreneur, pet lover and volunteer. In 2011, she joined Pets for Patriots as a volunteer, during which time she managed all in- and out-bound writing projects, program print orders, administration of our ‘welcome home’ gift card program, and other key tasks.

In October 2013, after more than two years as a volunteer, Susan joined Pets for Patriots as our Director of Administration + Projects. In addition to her previous duties, Susan now manages all shelter and veterinarian applications. She works closely with Ted to document veteran pet adoptions to ensure a great experience for our veterans. Susan is our “go to” team member for a variety of meaningful projects, such as administering benefits through our hardship and hero programs.

Susan is the proud daughter of a Korean War Marine Corps veteran and proud co-parent, with her husband, of two rescues: Emmy, a senior Pittie mix and cat JJ. When she’s not helping our patriots, she’ll be rooting for hers – The New England Patriots football team – and creating murder mystery games and scavenger hunts that she sells on her online store.

Aside from Sundays during football season and when Susan’s not working, you’ll likely find her outside communing with nature. Get her in the peace and quiet of the mountains – preferably with some snow, her husband and her dog – and she has found her bliss.