Larz grew up in rural Colorado surrounded by dogs, cats, poultry, sheep, rabbits, and horses. After moving to Denver to complete his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Larz began work at Colorado’s largest animal shelter where he has dedicated more than a decade protecting Colorado’s most vulnerable animals. Working closely with a network of animal shelters, rescues, and other animal welfare partners Larz has transported hundreds of animals to ensure they receive the best outcome possible. A dedicated member to the emergency response team, Larz has traveled across the country protecting pets in the face of natural disasters. Larz also hosts foster dogs who are recovering from surgery or face other medical challenges to give them a better chance of being adopted. These experiences, and his belief that pets should be kept with their families whenever possible, are what drew Larz to Gray Muzzle Society. Outside of animal welfare, Larz is an avid hiker, trail runner, and backpacker.