We are a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue focused on helping the homeless and neglected animals of metro Detroit.
In 2020, three passionate animal-loving dog moms met at a local shelter in Detroit through volunteer efforts. We quickly realized that we all had a common goal: to help as many animals in need as we possibly could. We wanted to do more to help these animals.
We raised funds by selling merchandise, fundraising, and hosting events to establish our 501c3 nonprofit status while helping families with their pet's emergency medical needs. Before we knew it, families asked us to assist them with their surrenders, and local shelters called us to help pull animals from their overflowing kennels. We knew then that the need for our organization in the community was more than we ever could have imagined.
We are a powerhouse of women fighting for the voiceless.
All funds we raise go directly to the animals in our care. Please follow our journey to providing animals the love and care they need until they find their furever home. Follow us on social media to see updates on the animals we save- together- and how your support has made a difference.
To provide compassionate care to our community's homeless and neglected animals while finding their forever homes.
To help end homelessness for animals while providing education to our community and families.
Treat all paws with peace, love, compassion, and respect.
Co-Founder, Board Member & Director
Lauren studied Merchandising Management at Michigan State University. Lauren currently works as an Assistant Purchasing Program Manager in the automotive industry and has over 18 years of experience in procurement and logistics. Lauren has loved and rescued pets her entire life. She currently resides in metro Detroit with her four dogs (Marley, Lola, Hazel & PJ) and husband, Drew. Lauren is very passionate about raising money and awareness for animals in need. If she could, she would save every homeless and neglected animal she came across.
Co-Founder, Board Member & Treasurer
Onya is a graduate of Wayne State University with a double major in Accounting and Finance and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Onya has worked in the finance and accounting field for over 18 years. Onya’s passion for dogs began in 2013 when she and her husband adopted their first greyhound, Chase, from Motorcity Greyhound Rescue. Since then, Onya and her husband have adopted and fostered numerous dogs. They volunteer in several capacities, including working on various events to educate people about rescuing, assisting in fundraising activities, and conducting in-home visits for potential adopters. She currently resides in metro Detroit with her 4 dogs: Ashley, Tico, Roxy & Harley.
Board Member, Foster & Marketing
Elizabeth is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a specialization in apparel and textile design. She currently works as head buyer for a gifting company. Elizabeth has been passionate about animal rescue for as long as she can remember. Elizabeth enjoys witnessing the remarkable resilience of rescue dogs and has fostered them for over a decade. She currently lives in Walled Lake with her two rescue pitbulls, Rocky and Josie, and Balto, a hospice case, who were all previous fosters she couldn’t let go.
Board Member, Foster & Rescue Operations
Chrissy is a long-time resident of Harrison Township, living with her husband, Eric, and children, Austin and Kaleigh. In addition, they have three dogs, Jade, Vader, and Jedi, and three cats, Willow, Bella, and Kylo. Chrissy has worked for FedEx for 24 years and enjoys crafting and vacationing in her spare time. Detroit Animal Care and Control introduced Chrissy to animal rescue in 2019; it has been her passion ever since! Fostering, fundraising, and assisting with transports are a few of Chrissy’s favorite ways of helping!
Events & Fundraising Volunteer
Kara is a graduate of Oakland University with a masters in psychology and the University of Alabama with a bachelors in interdisciplinary studies with a depth study in biomedical psychological sciences. Kara currently works as a pet sitter and owns Angela’s Treat Stash, which focuses on creating natural and healthy pet treats. She is double certified in pet nutrition, AAHA certified in diabetes education, and fear-free certified. Kara has been in rescue for 3 years, since adopting her diabetic dog, Angela. She currently resides in Rochester Hills with Angela and her fiancé, Domenic.
Transport and Events Volunteer
Austin has a degree in marketing and is finishing up a second degree in Sports Management at Northwood University. Austin has been with FedEx for 3 years and in his free time he enjoys attending concerts and sporting events. He adopted Molly (formerly Bella) from the rescue in 2023 and continues to help animals brought in to Peace Love and Paws Rescue. Growing up in Metro Detroit, Austin was introduced to the animal rescue world at Detroit Animal Care & Control. Since then, he has worked with Peace Love and Paws Rescue and has become an Adoption Counselor in February of 2023.