Honorary Board


Robert Kovacik

Anchor and Reporter for NBC LA, Animal Activist

Warren Eckstein

Author and Host of The Pet Show, Pet Behaviorist, Animal Activist

Bellamy Young

Actress (TV show Prodigal Son), Singer, Animal Activist
patrick mcdonald

Patrick McDonnell

Creator of It's Mutts Comic Strip, Animal Activist

Larissa Wohl

Pet Rescue Expert for Hallmark Channel
Khali N. Jones, DMV

Khali N. Jones

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Lori Golden (In Memorium)

Publisher of The Pet Press

Operation Blankets of Love isn’t important to shelter animals--it’s VITAL. Watching these homeless animals snuggle and burrow into their new, warm blanket or towel takes my breath away time and time again. Countless animals, shelters, and rescues benefit from OBOL. It's truly amazing. Eileen and Brad are angels on earth!!

- Larissa Wohl

Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos welcome actor Rick Fox from the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “Morning Show Mystery: Mortal Mishaps.” Actor Logan Shroyer talks about NBC’s “This Is Us.” The owners of Dough & Arrow, Gigi Pascual and Jennifer Green whip up smookies and cookie butter coffee. "Super Woman Rx" author, Dr. Tasneem “Taz” Bhatia has important information about unlocking the secrets to lasting health. Nutritionist Vanessa Rissetto cooks chicken sausage and brussels sprouts sauté. Larissa Wohl is joined by Eileen and Brad Smulson from Operation Blankets of Love, which creates a comfortable environment for homeless animals. Orly Shani is making burrow dog beds. Lawrence Zarian is here with fashion to make winter bright. Kym Douglas shows us maple syrup beauty. Paige Hemmis turns old mittens into an adorable door hang.  Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: Alexx Henry Studios, LLC / jeremy lee

Eileen and Brad showed me live on camera how just one blanket can save a shelter pet's life. It not only keeps them warm on cold concrete, but it makes them happy and so much more adoptable. I knew from that moment I would do whatever I could to help this tireless pair who now deliver donations of all kinds across the country. Operation Blankets of Love is an inspiring, on-going, mission. Come join us and see the results!

- Robert Kovacik


With its merciful mission to create a less-stressful environment for shelter pets, OBOL is putting the kind back in mankind.

- Warren Eckstein

Warren Eckstein, Host of The Pet Show , Honorary Board Member and Eileen at Adoption Event

The How to Care For Your Pets booklet that Eileen wrote will move children and parents toward a more conscious, compassionate relationship with all animals. It covers a wide range of topics--adoption, health care, training, socialization, play, responsibility, travel--but always with a light touch and an optimistic, nurturing heart.

- OBOL Celebrity Spokesperson & Actress Bellamy Young

Bellamy Young of TV's "Scandal" led successful collections of needed pet items with her cast and crew for OBOL.
OBOL is important to me because I am an advocate for animal health and well-being. OBOL has continued to make a tremendous impact in the lives of many animals worldwide. Through the never-ending love, support, and gifts we give to OBOL, we can all help a dog or cat find their fur-ever home!

- Khali N. Jones, DMV

Khali N. Jones, DMV
I am proud to have been involved since the inception of Operation Blankets of Love. What started out as a goal to collect comfort items for animals to increase their ability to be adopted from shelters and rescue groups has grown into so much more.  Today they are everywhere -- from giving humane education lecture to acting as the Red Cross for animals during emergencies, which seem to be never-ending. As I have since they began, I am proud and honored to promote them in every issue of The Pet Press.

- Lori Golden

OBOL Honorary Chair Patrick McDonnell signing his comic strip Mutts regarding how to help shelter animals.

Honorary Board Member Patrick McDonnell has a wonderful comic strip called Mutts. In this photo, he signs the cartoon for OBOL co-founder Eileen Smulson.

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