Location: Shelton, Ct
Job: Naugatuck Valley Health District-Environmental Health Administrative Assistant
Fondest memory: Way too many to name one.
Wildest dream: Winning the lottery so I can have my own animal shelter.
Proudest moment: Having my children
Biggest challenge: Accepting I can’t save every animal.
Why Looking Glass Animal Rescue: There is a list. Looking Glass Animal Rescue saved our pup Rosie. When Rosie was rescued by Looking Glass she had major medical problems but that didn’t stop them from making her part of the LGAR pack. The best treatment was provided for our little Rose. She had thousands of dollars spent on her. I am happy to say Rosie is thriving and she is officially part of our family now. Joining the team… I wanted to help save animals and say thank you for saving our Rose. It turned into so much more! I am part of an amazing rescue. Looking Glass is the real deal! With every dog they keep one more promise. There is no other rescue like LGAR! Looking Glass is the best!
Location: Manhattan, NY
Job: Information Technology
Fondest memory: Beach trips with family
Wildest dream: Extended road/hiking trip across country
Proudest moment: Finishing a hike in Glacier National Park
Biggest Challenge: Consistent exercise routine
Why Looking Glass Animal Rescue: To me, my dogs are one of the greatest gifts I could have ever received. I am new to pet rescue and have had my eyes opened to what can happen to animals in United States and across the world. Wanting to help and care for animals though has always been in my nature. I have learned a great deal about my bully breed – about how people perceive and treat them and have misconceptions about who they are and what they do. I truly believe a dog is a reflection of their owner. I can only hope that one day the many misconceptions we still see turn into appreciation for what this breed can become. My dogs are a part of my family and I cannot imagine life any other way. I look forward to helping change misconceptions as well as helping rescue as many animals as possible who need a second chance in life.
Location: Stamford, CT
Fondest memory: Living/working in Melbourne, Australia in 2008…it was the first time I was in an unfamiliar place with no family or friends, but it helped me discover my passion for travel and I haven’t stopped since!
Wildest dream: Taking a year off to travel the world
Proudest moment: Becoming a mother
Biggest Challenge: Admitting when I’m wrong!
Why Looking Glass Animal Rescue: Prior to adopting our lab/pit mix, Brodie, in 2011, my family had always purchased animals from local pet shops. I was not aware that so many animals were neglected, abused and killed for no reason. I didn’t know there were high-kill shelters and people who treated animals as objects, rather than loving them unconditionally as they should be. Brodie came to us from a “rescue” in Tennessee a few hours from his death. I came to understand this place wasn’t much of a rescue and the more research I did, the more I realized that our situation wasn’t that uncommon. I knew from that point on that animal rescue wasn’t just a hobby or something fun to do; it is about saving lives and helping the helpless. It is about speaking up for those who can’t do it themselves. I know this is my chance to do all of this and I am grateful to be in the company of so many animal lovers and rescuers who have the same goals – to give these beautiful animals a chance at living a wonderful life, free from abuse and harm, with a family who will love them forever.
Location: Westchester County, NY
Job: Social Media Marketing and Real Estate
Fondest memory: Living, studying and working in Florence and Paris
Wildest dream: Obtaining dual citizenship in Italy
Proudest moment: Graduating high school at 16 years of age
Biggest challenge: Genuinely relaxing
Why Looking Glass Animal Rescue: I’ve always wanted to give back and make a difference in some way. I’ve adopted dogs and a cat in the past and after seeing how life changing it was for both me and the animals, I wanted to do more. Every animal deserves a warm, loving, safe home. After learning about Looking Glass Animal Rescue and their mission to focus locally on animals in need, I reached out and volunteered to help. I am looking forward to saving as many lives as we responsibly can!
Location: Ridgefield, CT
Job: Sales and Marketing
Fondest memory: Motorcycling through Europe with my husband
Wildest dream: Saving enough money to open a sanctuary
Proudest moment: The birth of my two sons (I guess that is 2 moments!)
Biggest challenge: Trying to fit “it all” in to 24 hours
Why Looking Glass Animal Rescue: If there has been once constant in my life it has been my passion for saving animals. I was the child who always had one eye on what I was doing and the other on the lookout for an animal in need. There was no animal too big or too small and as long as I had air in my lungs, I would find a way to make life better for an animal who found themselves in a desperate situation. I was every parents’ nightmare…you never knew “what” I was coming home with after returning from a day out of the house! Having previously been a managing partner of IMAGINE pet rescue, I was able to channel that sense of purpose by participating in the rescue of many animals in need. Today, I am privileged to take that purpose even farther as the co-founder of Looking Glass Animal Rescue; building a rescue that is authentic, transparent, accountable and self-aware. I will be their voice, their strength, their courage and their comfort; I will never turn my back. I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a friend and an animal rescuer and I would not have it any other way.