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Episode 44 – Kimberly Elliott, Be Like Josh Foundation | Advocate for Dogs with Neurological Disabilities

Published: Thursday April 25, 2024

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Welcome Kimberly Elliott, belikejosh founder

kimberly and josh the golden doodle at the beach josh is wearing his rear leg support braces and kimberly is kneeling down and has her hand on joshs back

Welcome back to Pushing Forward with Alycia, where we celebrate the voices reshaping our understanding of disability. This episode features Kimberly Elliott, the heart and soul behind the Be Like Josh Foundation, a dedicated advocate for dogs with neurological disabilities.

The Foundation’s Mission

Kimberly Elliott, inspired by her dog Josh, has transformed her compassion into a dynamic advocacy platform. Josh, a delightful golden doodle with cerebellar hypoplasia, exemplifies the joy and potential of dogs often overlooked due to their disabilities. Learn more about cerebellar hypoplasia on the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Impact and Outreach of Be Like Josh:

🐕 Educating on canine neurological conditions

🐾 Rescuing dogs deemed unadoptable

🐶 Promoting inclusivity through community engagement


Advocacy is about making noise and making a difference, even when the echoes are faint.

Kimberly Elliott

Kimberly’s work is featured on platforms like Josh the Doodle’s Instagram and the foundation’s Facebook page, where the stories of resilience and recovery foster a broader understanding of disability.

Educational Initiatives and Advocacy Efforts

kimberly elliott with josh the doodlle

Kimberly’s commitment extends into educational initiatives that challenge perceptions about disabilities in both the pet world and broader communities. By introducing children and adults to dogs like Josh, the foundation sets the stage for a more accepting and inclusive society.

Looking to the Future

Kimberly reflects on the path ahead: “Each step we take is about lifting the veil on disability, showing that it’s a part of life’s rich tapestry, not a limitation.” Her vision is clear—expand the reach of Be Like Josh to enlighten, educate, and empower.

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