Meet the Team
My name is Jolie! I am the co-founder of this awesome rescue and the Treasurer/Medical Coordinator. My love for animals goes back for as long as I can remember. When I was 5 years old I rescued my first cat, Muffin. When I was 7 years old I had rescued/caught so many species of animals, bugs, reptiles, birds etc. that I opened my own “zoo”. I charged $1.50 admission to enter my room and observe all my creatures. (My parents were exempt from the admission fee.) Once the snake got out of its cage, never to be found, the zoo was shut down.
That’s where it all started for me! Still to this day I cannot see an animal in need and walk away. Pit Bulls are so misunderstood and it breaks my heart to see the ever growing numbers that are put down each year. It is a duty of mine to help people understand the amazing characteristics of the Pitbull and break the negative stigma that surrounds them. The Pit Bull breed is not a mean animal unless humans (the meanest animal there is) turns them into such a thing against their will. Personally I have 4 rescued dogs and usually 1-3 fosters hanging out at my home. I also have 2 daughters and an amazing husband – who doesn’t always like the idea of having up to 7 dogs but stands behind the cause 100%. I enjoy traveling, arts & crafts, gardening and cheering my daughters on at their sporting events.
Hi, my name is Isliana but friends and family call me Izzy! I’m a Mortgage Advisor by day and pride myself on my organizational skills. I have always been an avid animal lover and was fortunate enough to grow up on a ranch. I was the only three year old in my pre-K class that actually got a pony for their birthday! I have four fur babies of my own: Mace a grumpy chihuahua, Leia a “San Antonio Special,” Ahsoka a pit/lab mix, and Cade a pit bull (yes, they all have Star Wars names).
I became a member of ACPBR unexpectedly when I found two emaciated pit bulls abandoned on the outskirts of the city. I took them in, got them spayed/neutered, and began caring for them as my own whilst unsuccessfully attempting to find suitable forever families. By chance I happened across this amazing rescue and have been fostering ever since. Eventually, as I became more active in the organization, the need for a consistent marketing rep presented itself and the rest is history!
Hi, I’m Jess, the adoption coordinator for ACPBR! While serving in the Army I lived all sorts of places but now I call the Alamo City my forever home. My husband and I are ‘parents’ to four rescues; a lab mix, two pit bulls, and a cat. I first became aware of the significant issue pit bulls face when I adopted my sweet but complicated pittie pup, Nori, in 2016. Rescuing her is what really lit a fire under me to do more for these largely misunderstood dogs.
In 2019 I began volunteering with the rescue and assisted with events, dog transports, photos, and any need that came up. It’s become so incredibly important to me to help reduce the stigma around pit bulls and educate the public on why these amazing doggos should be given a chance. Being able to help our ACPBR pit bulls find homes is what really makes me feel like I’m making a difference.
Hi I’m Callie and I serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for ACPBR. I have always loved animals, particularly pit bulls. I am a firm believer in the idea that animals are not ever inherently “mean” but rather are made to be that way by humans. So I am honored to be part of a rescue that works to reverse the stigma of these amazing dogs. I started working with ACPBR after I lost my soulmate dog, Mila and have been volunteering since then.
I am a Texas girl from birth and a San Antonio girl since 2010. I work in a substance use clinic as a clinical social worker, and I live with my big beefy boy Duke, and his lil bro Taco. We live on the south side of San Antonio and spend most of our time cuddling and watching true crime documentaries.
Hello! I’m Taylor, I’m the event liaison for ACPBR. I’ve volunteered with shelters on and off throughout my life starting at the age of 10 years old where I developed my love for pitties and all rescues alike. I started my journey with ACPBR when I began fostering with them before foster failing and stepping into the role I am in now. My day job is working in sales in the construction industry while also going to school. I have 4 fuzzy babies of my own, three dogs and a cat.
Among the chaos I call life, it brings me true joy knowing that the animals we help will find better days than before. I’m truly passionate about giving pitties the exposure they deserve so that the community knows they’re not anything to fear, but to love as they do the people who give them the chance.
Hi, I’m Katie! I’m on the foster team here at Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue. I have been a lover of dogs since before I can remember. My husband and I rescued our pibble, Hank, in 2017 where we got some first hand experience of how Pit Bulls are misjudged and misunderstood. Since then, I’ve been working to change the perception of Pit Bulls one mind at a time!
I joined a Pit Bull rescue in the DMV area where we lived at the time and became a foster volunteer. I loved every minute of it, and since moving to Texas was looking for a rescue organization to volunteer with and that’s how I became a part of the team here! Helping these pups fills my cup in a special way and I am thrilled to be a part of the team.
Hello! I am Cristina – I moved from Italy to the US in 2002 to complete my college degree and 20 years later I am still here. I was living in Los Angeles until I met my hubby and moved to San Antonio in 2017. I quickly discovered the sad reality of stray dogs and killed shelters. I have always loved animals and my first baby was Luna, the cat. I always joke saying that she is the one who attracted Sansone to our door, so I would not be too sad when she crossed the rainbow bridge. Why do I say our door? Because literally my first pit showed up at our front door and never left! He has been teaching me so much and he made me fall in love with this misunderstood breed.
In less than a year I went from no dogs to two pitties as Stellina joined the family too – that’s how I discovered ACPBR as she was one of their pups. Since then, I have always followed the amazing rescue work and if it wasn’t for a strong headed Sansone, I would probably have way more dogs. It breaks my heart to see how pitbulls are abused and so misunderstood and I do my best to educate – even my friends and family in Italy! I think of pitties as little angels on earth – strong and with a huge heart!
Hi, I’m Stacey! I work on the foster team at Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue. Growing up, I always had pit bull like dogs from the shelter and became an advocate for responsible dog ownership when I adopted my Pit Bull, Cash in 2009. When my husband and I moved to San Antonio, we began fostering through ACPBR and have helped a handful of dogs find their forever home and babysat another handful in between. When we weren’t able to foster in our own home anymore, I began looking for other ways to help and was able to join the amazing ACPBR team I had grown to know over the past few years.
When I am not working with the foster team, I like to hike the Texas terrain and garden and explore the endless breweries around central Texas. Great spots to take your fur friends. Fostering brought me so much joy (sometimes in the form of tears) and I am so grateful that I get to support our fosters in finding these pups their forever homes.
Hi, I’m Stephanie, the Events Coordinator for ACPBR! After losing my soul dog to cancer (a sweet n’ sassy pittie named Idgie) shortly after moving to San Antonio, I started following the rescue and eventually worked up the courage to volunteer. I started small, volunteering at events and transporting pups and supplies- anything to put some good in the world and get some pittie time in. In just a few short months, our adoption events became the highlight of my week, and after playing a part in helping one of our dogs find their forever home, I was hooked.
From early childhood, I’ve always had a heart for the misunderstood and strong reaction to injustice. In the canine world, pit bull type dogs are arguably the most misunderstood and have suffered more at the hands of humans than any other breed. Given the tremendous love these dogs have shown me, it’s only fair that I do my part to educate the public about the wonderful companions these animals can be, and help as many pittie pups find the safe and loving fur-ever homes they deserve as possible.
ACPBR has only continued to add joy to my life as I welcomed one of our rescue pups, Teddie, into my life just this January. We hope you join us at an event to meet our pups and the amazing community of fosters and volunteers that make the rescue magic happen. We couldn’t do it without the support of people like you!