Meet The Team

Our Founder

Holly DeRito


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

Angie's Dog House


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).

Lost Paws


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


Operations Volunteers

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.

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