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Aussie Dog Guy: Rescue Dog Advocate, Foster Carer, Dog Nerd and Bachelorette 2019 Contestant

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When people say that ‘A Dog is Man’s Best Friend’, Ryan Anderson is the man they’re talking about.

What began as a social media ruse to snap a photo with every single dog breed in the world (currently sitting over 100 breeds!) soon turned into a lifetime achievement of animal rescue and dog advocacy.

Winner of Cosmopolitan X Tinder Bachelor of the Year in 2017, the Aussie Dog Guy has everyone going gaga with those puppy dog eyes! The charm doesn't end there though, Ryan is the much anticipated intruder on The Bachelorette 2019 and is the talk of the town.

Famously known as the ‘World’s Biggest Dog Lover’ Ryan lives up to his famous moniker every single day. He previously worked as an animal welfare inspector with the RSPCA which saw him volunteer, foster and promote animal advocacy and adoption on social media and in the real world.

An Ambassador for Empower Assistance Dogs, Ryan is a professional dog trainer, adding to his animal knowledge and ability to comfort and care for rescue pups. Working alongside major brands and pet organisations, Ryan has become a frequent speaker and influencer in areas of dog training, rescue advocacy and breed education.

Current Work

Ryan is Australia's newest 'It Guy' after making his appearance on The Bachelorette 2019 alongside Angie Kent. Having always used his voice and platform for supporting animals and those without a say, Ryan is sure to win the hearts of millions in no time.

Previous Work

Ryan has spent the previous 3 years working as an RSPCA Animal Welfare Inspector, investigating and prosecuting cruelty cases and promoting educational approaches to encourage responsible pet ownership.

He has also worked as an Animal Management Officer in remote Indigenous communities and has extensive knowledge of legislation surrounding this type of work.


Ambassador Ryan is a current ambassador for Empower Assistance Dogs, a charity dedicated to train assistance dogs.

Brands As a social media influencer, Ryan has worked with brands such as Amazon Pets, Nokia, RSPCA, Dog Lovers Show Australia, SavourLife and Harbourtown Adelaide.

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