Meet Our Star Volunteers

Mari

Mari is the proud mom of three spoiled fur babies. She is dedicated to helping dogs and has volunteered 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 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.

Maria

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. 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.

Olivia

Hi everyone, my name is Olivia. I saved my pibblepotomus, Sam, when I was living in Alabama. He is 7 and is the most gentle and loyal soul I have ever encountered. Being a volunteer with Alamo City Pitbull Rescue has been extremely rewarding. I have been able to witness so much love and hope which is invaluable in this day and age.

Not every story we come across is a good one, sometimes our rescues come from tragic backgrounds. This is difficult for me to comprehend and deal with. I now have friends from Alamo City Pitbull Rescue who I can reach out to and we talk it out. Some of our tragic stories turn out to have fairytale endings and that is why I will continue to be a member of this group. I am determined to advocate, educate and rescue this breed. Sam and I are often walking along the Riverwalk or visiting dog friendly establishments in Texas. We still receive the unapproving glances and unprovoked comments but it gives me an opportunity to advocate.

Jennifer

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.

Margo

I looked up the dog rescues in town and when I saw Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue, I knew this was the rescue I wanted to volunteer with because I want nothing more than to help lift the stigma that pit bulls are given and help find these sweet, loving babies a home.

I’ve been able to volunteer and attend some events with ACPBR, but I have to say that meeting a pittie princess named Jade, has just really moved my heart beyond measure. She is in boarding so I pick her up a couple of times a week to spend some time with her. I look forward to the day this sweet girl finds a loving home. I’m grateful there is a rescue like ACPBR to help educate and lift the stigma of this beautiful, overlooked breed that I so very much love.