Mari is the proud mom of three spoiled fur babies. She is dedicated to helping dogs and has
volunteered over 1500 hours since 2016 towards the caring and training of dogs at various shelters throughout the Alamo City. Mari has rescued and fostered nearly a dozen dogs in her home and is currently pursuing her certification as a certified dog trainer.
Mari chose to volunteer with the Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue (ACPBR) after working with pit bulls at other shelters and noticing the bad and undeserved reputation they have in the San Antonio community. Additionally, her personal experience of having two different dog trainers deem one of her fur babies, a two-year old pit bull mix, as aggressive and unadoptable, and recommending the dog to be euthanized, motivated her to make a difference to work more with pit bulls and educate others against breed discrimination. Mari is still active with other shelters and enjoys educating others on spay/neutering programs and other healthy ways to care for dogs.
Mari started volunteering with ACPBR because she believes in their mission. Pitbull’s are often perceived by the public as being dangerous and aggressive and all they want is to love and be loved. The volunteers and fosters at ACPBR are truly dedicated and she is honored to be part of such special
Jennifer grew up in Chicago, where her family always had a dog (or two). For as long as she can remember, dogs have been a part of her life.
Jennifer has been active with several local shelters in Texas for the past three years. She enjoys taking training classes to better prepare for working with all types of dogs. Assisting in playgroups with the shelter dogs is one of her favorite activities. “It’s great seeing the dogs learn how to socialize with each other and just have fun.”
She chose to volunteer at Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue after attending an event with a friend. She worked with pit bulls at other shelters and couldn’t understand why so many potential adopters passed them up. She is excited to be a part of ACPBR to work with other volunteers who have the same passion for these sweet dogs.
Born and raised in the Lonestar state of Texas, my family had many dogs growing up so I have always loved dogs. My journey of working with rescue dogs began in February of 2016 at a local shelter, where I had the opportunity of working with so many dogs of various temperaments and unique personalities. I was always attracted to the dogs who needed a little more of my time and patience. The first pibble I encountered was named Angel and he was far from being an angel. He was not only a strong puller but both dog and cat reactive. I spent close to a year working with him, every single day after work, on teaching him to walk nicely on leash and on his reactivity until he was adopted by an amazing family. I have continued working with pitbulls because from my own personal experience with them, they are loyal, affectionate and total love bugs. I didn’t think I was doing enough for our furry friends, so I decided to volunteer at several other rescues so that I could help more dogs. I chose ACPBR because I hope to help change the negative stigma surrounding pitbulls, and I am proud to be a volunteer with the only pitbull rescue in San Antonio.