Our Extended Love Dogs Team
There are many amazing and devoted people behind the scenes who play a huge and essential role in what we do. They do things that we cannot do and frankly in some cases probably wouldn't want to do! There are some truly challenging parts of rescue.. some aspects we don't like to put out there because it's sad, frustrating and heart wrenching. It takes a great deal of grit & energy, physical, psychological and spiritual to time and time again walk into so many shelters, filled with so many desperate animals in need.
Thats what Elena Strauman does and has done for most of her life. A professor at a southern university, Elena uses her personal time to network with rescue organizations like us and various shelters across several states in an effort to save as many dogs as possible! She meets the dogs.. photographs them, gets video and whatever information is available from shelter staff and figures out which dogs would do best with which rescues. This means that Elena spends A LOT of her life IN the shelters.. dogs barking.. some looking others pleading for attention.. some dogs hiding in shadows wishing to be invisible.. and still others