I have owned large breed dogs all my life, but became involved with rescue in 2009 when I adopted my first dog, which was my second Weimaraner. When I lost him to lymphoma in 2011, I felt so helpless because I could not do more to save him. That is when I made the decision to become involved in rescue. I decided that even though I could not save him, I help to save so many others.
I've fostered and adopted out approximately 300 dogs during that time, and appreciate each and every one of the lives that I have been able to help; both the canine and human variety. I look forward to helping more of both (dogs and families) in this new venture.
I have been involved in Dog rescue for the last 15 years, when I lost my first Weimaraner. There was a hole in my heart to fill.
Since then, the hole has been filled by over 600 foster dogs and now two of my own. I know that fostering saves lives; not just the life of that dog, but the dog that can then be rescued and take its place.
My journey into rescue began at a young age as I would bring home stray cats from the bus stop to our home to care for them (much to my parents’ chagrin). Currently I have 5 dogs that are living with me and my family which keeps us busy and quite entertained!
I am passionate about rescuing as I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact rescue has on animals through my many years of volunteering with different rescue organizations.
My hope is to help as many animals as possible to find loving homes with families. I feel very honored to be a part of the Love4Paws family and am committed to finding loving furever homes for each of our animals.
I am the proud fur baby Mama to Winston and Wesley and have been involved with rescue for just over 3 years! Both of my pups are rescues, but Wesley was a unique adoption. Wesley was found in Puerto Rico after surviving both Hurricane Irma and Maria in September of 2017. He is my little survivor and ignited my passion for supporting rescue adoption.
While the rescue process can be challenging, it has been incredibly rewarding to see both Winston and Wesley become true members of our family. Through Love4Paws, I hope to encourage others to adopt dogs like Winston and Wesley, provide additional support to families who may need it through the adoption process and to continue making this world a better place through kindness to animals.
As a young adult I began to adopt senior dogs or dogs who had a variety of issues that caused them to be overlooked. After being in the shelter for a year, I adopted Penny. After 10 years with her, I lost my sweet girl to Hemangiosarcoma in April of 2020.
After she passed, I knew it was time to fulfill a dream I had to rescue and rehabilitate dogs to make a difference in their lives. At that point, Love4Paws entered my life. I began to foster dogs for the rescue in June of 2020 and I have had success finding forever homes for several dogs. Panzer, my foster fail, loves to help in the process, whether it is running in the yard or just giving space.
I am honored to be a part of the union when a dog finds their people. It has been such a rewarding experience and I look forward to helping the community one dog at a time.