founder of k9pwatrol rescue company
what are earth made you want to start a dog rescue? is it a lot of work?
Good question- helping out at other organizations was what got my foot in the door. Seeing what happens at high kill shelters was beyond eye opening, seeing how people treated these innocent animals was beyond heart wrenching. These cases will never leave my mind or my heart and that's what drove me, I needed to be their voice and their help. Sharing some of these cases with my family and seeing their reactions, like mine- it wasn't even a question, they gave their support, 100%. My family is what actually made my dream of saving lives come to life and I couldn't have done it without my family's support nor without: the k9pawtrol unit, the board, the fosters, the volunteers and adopting families!
what do you enjoy doing for fun?
I enjoy being with my family. Their presence alone makes me feel like laughing. Growing up, I never took that for granted. I am truly blessed with such strong and supportive people that I love so much.
I love being outdoors! Whether we are adventuring on the beach or hiking wooded trails - I can't get enough. Seeing my dogs in their element and so happy is truly my therapy, my motivation. Afterwards, I am so mentally and physically refreshed, it's a win win for all of us! Traveling- I would love to travel and explore new places!
There are no good byes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. - Ghandi
Everything. Haha just kidding, kinda. But more specifically my top 3 favs are:
My mom's Caramel oatmeal bars. Then pizza- margarita is probably my favorite and fresh Mexican food, can't beat that fresh guac!
best doggie advice, just in general for people thinking about adopting a rescue dog.
First off, thank you. Thank you for considering a rescue doggie! Their heart beat would not beating if it weren't for you and your family! Getting dogs in a routine I think is the most important. So with a little time, they know when they need to do their business.. when it's family time.. when it's their own time! Routines allow for structure and structure allows for success. You will see that most rescue doggies aim to please... making you happy is what drives them, so the routines guide them, so there is praise all around. But most importantly - Love- these dogs love the love and thats truly all they want! If it doesn't happen right away please be patient, it can totally take time to establish trust and routines and that's okay because the end result is totally worth the wait as you nurture them! ❤️
where do you see your rescue in 5 years?
Saving so many more beautiful doggies! Finding more amazing people that see what we are trying to accomplish! This is absolutely a team effort and we always need help, truly. In my dream, I see a facility- where we can house dogs, rehabilitate, have training sessions, a facility to help educate people and kids and raise awareness. This is my vision - I constantly imagine a place to provide all this love so with the support and motivation from you guys, I know we will get there.
do you have any personal dogs?
Absolutely I do! I am one proud fur mama of two! My Paisley, I got roughly two years ago she's a pitty/ lab blend. Her story is one of the reasons I was driven to help dogs. My other dog- Winston, he is my big love and really doesn't know his size - if he could talk he'd probably say he's about 25 pounds.😂 But real life he is 90 pounds, and I think all heart. Yes, he is a pretty pitty, too.
we are a foster-based 501(c)(3) dog rescue. yes, that's right, in order to save any doggies we need YOU! all of our doggies are in loving homes waiting to find their forever family. our fosters are the magic, the glue, the oil, va va voom to our k9pawtrol rescue unit.... yes, they are the absolute best!
this is our family. yes, the beautiful rescue pups too! (a few more additions since then too!) we cherish every minute together and we believe it is up to all of us to make a difference and together we can do just that. dogs have always been part of our family and as you can see they come in all shapes and sizes.
from left to right meet our pups:
Theodore (aka Teddy Bear), Jack, Ollie Boo, Remey, Paisley, Messi, Armani, and Marlo Rossa
(not pictured: Winston, Maggie and Mowgli)
We can't wait to meet you!!
we want to honor our special fur babies watching over us from above: