Meet The Team

Our Founder

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Holly DeRito

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Holly grew up next to a wildlife sanctuary, so rescuing and helping animals was a part of her life since childhood.

In adulthood, Holly adopted Taco, a special but scared pup whom she calls her soulmate dog
(featured in our logo!).

Our Rescue Partners

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Angie's Dog House

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Angie's Dog House is a rescue based in Foley Alabama.

They partner with us and other Northern dog rescues to save dogs from the overcrowded South and find them safe homes in areas with high adoption demand (like NYC).

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Lost Paws

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Lost Paws of Texas is a foster based rescue focusing on saving dogs from kill shelters in the South. 

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Ami Schulman

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Ami manages Waggytail's spay and neuter partnerships as well as fundraising/merch opportunities.

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Ashley helps plan Waggytail transports and ACC pulls. She

also is Waggytail's flight coordinator and one of our supply volunteers.

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Holly grew up next to a wildlife sanctuary, so rescuing and helping animals was a part of her life since childhood.

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Holly grew up next to a wildlife sanctuary, so rescuing and helping animals was a part of her life since childhood.

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Raj is a transport and event volunteer and an experienced foster contact for new fosters and foster-to-adopters.

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Elizabeth coordinates transports with our Southern Rescue partners and serves as a contact for new fosters and owners in crisis.

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Holly grew up next to a wildlife sanctuary, so rescuing and helping animals was a part of her life since childhood.

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Anaïs volunteers with behind the scenes tech projects (website, slack, etc). She also serves as a foster contact for new fosters.

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Patricia volunteers as a foster contact and adoption counselor. She is also the talented artist behind our Doodle Fundraisers.

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Allegra is coordinates donations and helps allocate supplies to new fosters. She also serves as a foster contact and adoption counselor.

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Holly grew up next to a wildlife sanctuary, so rescuing and helping animals was a part of her life since childhood.

You'll see our names on emails and our faces on transport day!

Here are some of the many volunteers who help Waggytail with the behind the scenes paperwork, organizing, and recruiting.

Operations Volunteers

Our Foster Team

Waggytail Rescue is entirely volunteer driven.

We are so grateful to each and every foster, volunteer, and donor that helps us further our cause.

If you're interested in donating your time, resources, or talents to the Waggytail team send us an email at volunteer@waggytailresue.org.