Our mission now is a simple one: rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome as many unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and orphaned animals as possible and to grow a coalition of volunteers to accomplish our goals and dreams.
I was born and raised in Fairhope. I earned a Masters in Nursing at Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I traveled the country working in COVID-19 Intensive Care Units. After my last nursing assignment in New York, I decided to settle and decompress from the stresses of the last two years.
Prior to my nursing career, I worked as a veterinary assistant for several organizations and in various fields of veterinary medicine. My first rescue was an English Setter named Briar. Briar was a hunting dog who suffered from a congenital heart defect and was left alone in his kennel most of the day. I was able to give Briar the love, comfort, and care he deserved for three years before he passed away from complications due to his heart disease.
That’s when I was inspired to take the many years of experience and knowledge I gained from my various ‘misfits’ and create an organization to help rescue, rehabilitate, and home even more misfits.
I have rescued all breeds of dogs but became particularly interested in Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. I once served as a board member of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue and continue to volunteer when needed. While working with Chesapeakes, I became very interested in dog sports such as hunting tests and dock diving. I also dabbled in the show ring with my own Chessies. I have experience with rescuing, rehabilitation, and release of orphaned wildlife. I was certified and licensed in wildlife rescue in the state of South Carolina.
Many months ago, a friend called me wanting to know what she should do with a lab puppy with a broken leg that was found on the side of the interstate. That’s when I was inspired to take the many years of experience and knowledge I gained from my various ‘misfits’ and create an organization to help rescue, rehabilitate, and home even more misfits. I currently share my home with 4 dogs, 8 cats, a big flock of chickens, and 2 alpacas.
...he knew from day one our lives would be consumed by the happenings of animals.
I am a 5th generation Baldwin County Resident and grew up on a 40-acre farm in Silverhill. Growing up on a farm with a variety of both domestic and wildlife sparked my passion for all types of animals. I rescued my first set of flying squirrels at the age of 12.
I met Connie in my late teens while working as a kennel technician and veterinarian assistant at All Health Pet Care. She has been my mentor ever since and has set the highest standards in animal welfare.
I met my husband in 2001. Our first date was sidelined by an emergency call at Dr Wise's to deliver pug puppies. He can say he's guilty by association, but he knew from day one our lives would be consumed by the happenings of animals. We married in 2003 and have rescued and fostered hundreds of puppies, dogs, cats, kittens and even the occasional squirrel, opossum, and turtle. We also have two wonderful human kids.
I have been a mail carrier since 2004, and I've even rescued animals and assisted with TNR programs for customers on my route. My aspirations as a child to become a veterinarian did not come to fruition, but this is a pretty good second.