Noelani G.

Noelani G.

is creating a life of love and happiness for forgotten animals.

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We are a husband and wife team (along with our bald puppy) who pull dogs and cats from our local shelters and provide them with a loving environment until their forever home is found. Most of the animals we rescue are at risk of euthanasia due to extreme overcrowding in our local shelters, specifically pit bull type dogs. Social media has allowed us to network and successfully adopt out hundreds of animals to wonderful forever families, show the loyal and sweet nature of bully breeds, educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering, and...most importantly...save lives.

Our county has a major issue. Our shelters often must euthanize pets-- not because of health or temperament issues-- but because there simply is not enough space for them. There are areas where animals roam the streets, some who once knew love, some who have never known kindness, and many who are malnourished, scared, and nervous. There are many times when multiple homeless litters are brought into a shelter in one day, and volunteers and rescuers have to scramble to find places for everyone. We want to help alleviate some of the pressure our local shelters and rescue organizations are under, and use our platform to shed light on these issues.

Fostering a few dogs and cats at a time in an effort to combat this dire issue is "like trying to empty the ocean with a spoon". It is a very small scale band-aid solution to a large scale problem. Before anything, we must educate. We must shed positive light on bully-breeds and work to end the awful stigma that results in people not being able to find housing, not being allowed to keep their dog, or worse. If people can see pit bull type dogs for what they truly are-- just loyal, playful, loving, regular dogs-- then laws, restrictions, and other biases enshrined in law will stop forcing people to get rid of their pets. If people can start to understand how important spaying and neutering is, there will be less accidental litters. If people learn about proper pet care from a community of other pet lovers and owners, more animals will get to stay with their families. Through social media, we are able to have an open platform to discuss these things candidly. We are able to share personal stories and experiences that can hopefully be helpful to others in some way.

Positively influencing our community to consider our cause, and encouraging them to participate in this conversation, is our mail goal. As with any organization, we also want to grow. But our growth will admittedly be slow until we have a committed team of volunteers and the proper funds. Furthermore, we do not want to be just another animal shelter. We can't save them all, but we can save a few, and we can give those few a life of love, care, and health.

Even more important than getting a shelter dog into a home is making sure that a shelter or stray dog is prepared and comfortable with living in a home in the first place. Despite tedious investigative work an FBI agent would likely be proud of; despite thorough interviews and reference checks, sometimes people who adopt animals (even from rescues) end up returning them. Return reasons vary, but some are as minuscule as a dog chewing furniture, jumping or barking too much, having accidents in the house, etc. While I don't agree with returning a furry family member, I do understand that most people want to adopt a companion without the stress. The better prepared an animal is for a home, the more likely an adoption will go smoothly. Giving our fosters a solid foundation built from love, training, and boundaries will make them a great candidate for a successful adoption. 

Since finally moving to our dream property on 5 acres around 2 years ago, we have had time to make plans for our growth and how we will handle it. For now, we have our foster room suites, which will provide a relaxing home environment for many homeless dogs at risk of euthanasia. We also have our Puppy Palace; a fully temperature controlled suite, including a doggy door leading to a private yard with shade. Aside from those separate structures, we always have foster animals in our home. Our first task is to pay off the property. We'd like to add dog pools for our 100+ degree summers, landscape for more shade throughout the property where dogs will be playing, add a separate temperature controlled building for a cat haven, and maybe even rescue other types of animals along the way. 

You have been by our side through our entire journey. Some of you have been around since the beginning, when I'd only share my one dog Indy on Instagram. Some of you watched along as we rescued Malachi, our second dog, who was abandoned in a box on the side of the road. Some of you witnessed Mayby, our third dog, enter our life as we contemplated whether to keep her or not. A few of you saw us adopt Nala, then later foster-fail with Angel. Many of you follow our previous foster dogs on social media living happily in their forever homes. Over the past several years, you have been by my side as I experienced heartbreak, happiness, depression, pregnancy, and becoming a mother to a human bald puppy. The connection I feel to all of you as a whole is real and overwhelming. I can't thank you enough for following our life, for supporting our mission, and for just being there for us period. I promise to never stop advocating, rescuing, and being a voice for the voiceless.
Tiers
FURIEND
$5 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.


Your contribution will chip in for food, supplies, or other current projects.

PACK MEMBER
$25 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A digital Thank You card emailed to you from our family to yours.


Your contribution will help with food, supplies, or other current projects.

BEST FURIEND
$50 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A digital Thank You card emailed to you from our family to yours.

-Your name will be added to our Thank You wall in our foster rooms.


Your contribution can cover a 30 lb bag of dog food, which we go through very quickly, so this will help immensely.

FAMILY MEMBER
$75 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A Thank You card mailed to you from our family to yours.

-Your name will be added to our Thank You wall in our foster rooms.

-A tote bag from our clothing line mailed to you.


Your contribution will go toward food, supplies, and our ongoing projects. 

DOGGO HERO
$100 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A Thank You card mailed to you from our family to yours.

-Your name will be added to our Thank You wall in our foster rooms.

-A tote bag from our clothing line mailed to you.

-A t-shirt from our clothing line mailed to you. Please let us know your size :)


Your contribution can buy us two 30 lb bags of dog food, which we always need! If food is all stocked up, it will go to supplies (ie flea & tick meds, toys, treats, etc.) or current projects.

We are a husband and wife team (along with our bald puppy) who pull dogs and cats from our local shelters and provide them with a loving environment until their forever home is found. Most of the animals we rescue are at risk of euthanasia due to extreme overcrowding in our local shelters, specifically pit bull type dogs. Social media has allowed us to network and successfully adopt out hundreds of animals to wonderful forever families, show the loyal and sweet nature of bully breeds, educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering, and...most importantly...save lives.

Our county has a major issue. Our shelters often must euthanize pets-- not because of health or temperament issues-- but because there simply is not enough space for them. There are areas where animals roam the streets, some who once knew love, some who have never known kindness, and many who are malnourished, scared, and nervous. There are many times when multiple homeless litters are brought into a shelter in one day, and volunteers and rescuers have to scramble to find places for everyone. We want to help alleviate some of the pressure our local shelters and rescue organizations are under, and use our platform to shed light on these issues.

Fostering a few dogs and cats at a time in an effort to combat this dire issue is "like trying to empty the ocean with a spoon". It is a very small scale band-aid solution to a large scale problem. Before anything, we must educate. We must shed positive light on bully-breeds and work to end the awful stigma that results in people not being able to find housing, not being allowed to keep their dog, or worse. If people can see pit bull type dogs for what they truly are-- just loyal, playful, loving, regular dogs-- then laws, restrictions, and other biases enshrined in law will stop forcing people to get rid of their pets. If people can start to understand how important spaying and neutering is, there will be less accidental litters. If people learn about proper pet care from a community of other pet lovers and owners, more animals will get to stay with their families. Through social media, we are able to have an open platform to discuss these things candidly. We are able to share personal stories and experiences that can hopefully be helpful to others in some way.

Positively influencing our community to consider our cause, and encouraging them to participate in this conversation, is our mail goal. As with any organization, we also want to grow. But our growth will admittedly be slow until we have a committed team of volunteers and the proper funds. Furthermore, we do not want to be just another animal shelter. We can't save them all, but we can save a few, and we can give those few a life of love, care, and health.

Even more important than getting a shelter dog into a home is making sure that a shelter or stray dog is prepared and comfortable with living in a home in the first place. Despite tedious investigative work an FBI agent would likely be proud of; despite thorough interviews and reference checks, sometimes people who adopt animals (even from rescues) end up returning them. Return reasons vary, but some are as minuscule as a dog chewing furniture, jumping or barking too much, having accidents in the house, etc. While I don't agree with returning a furry family member, I do understand that most people want to adopt a companion without the stress. The better prepared an animal is for a home, the more likely an adoption will go smoothly. Giving our fosters a solid foundation built from love, training, and boundaries will make them a great candidate for a successful adoption. 

Since finally moving to our dream property on 5 acres around 2 years ago, we have had time to make plans for our growth and how we will handle it. For now, we have our foster room suites, which will provide a relaxing home environment for many homeless dogs at risk of euthanasia. We also have our Puppy Palace; a fully temperature controlled suite, including a doggy door leading to a private yard with shade. Aside from those separate structures, we always have foster animals in our home. Our first task is to pay off the property. We'd like to add dog pools for our 100+ degree summers, landscape for more shade throughout the property where dogs will be playing, add a separate temperature controlled building for a cat haven, and maybe even rescue other types of animals along the way. 

You have been by our side through our entire journey. Some of you have been around since the beginning, when I'd only share my one dog Indy on Instagram. Some of you watched along as we rescued Malachi, our second dog, who was abandoned in a box on the side of the road. Some of you witnessed Mayby, our third dog, enter our life as we contemplated whether to keep her or not. A few of you saw us adopt Nala, then later foster-fail with Angel. Many of you follow our previous foster dogs on social media living happily in their forever homes. Over the past several years, you have been by my side as I experienced heartbreak, happiness, depression, pregnancy, and becoming a mother to a human bald puppy. The connection I feel to all of you as a whole is real and overwhelming. I can't thank you enough for following our life, for supporting our mission, and for just being there for us period. I promise to never stop advocating, rescuing, and being a voice for the voiceless.

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Tiers
FURIEND
$5 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.


Your contribution will chip in for food, supplies, or other current projects.

PACK MEMBER
$25 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A digital Thank You card emailed to you from our family to yours.


Your contribution will help with food, supplies, or other current projects.

BEST FURIEND
$50 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A digital Thank You card emailed to you from our family to yours.

-Your name will be added to our Thank You wall in our foster rooms.


Your contribution can cover a 30 lb bag of dog food, which we go through very quickly, so this will help immensely.

FAMILY MEMBER
$75 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A Thank You card mailed to you from our family to yours.

-Your name will be added to our Thank You wall in our foster rooms.

-A tote bag from our clothing line mailed to you.


Your contribution will go toward food, supplies, and our ongoing projects. 

DOGGO HERO
$100 or more per month
-Exclusive access to never-before-seen photos and videos.

-A Thank You card mailed to you from our family to yours.

-Your name will be added to our Thank You wall in our foster rooms.

-A tote bag from our clothing line mailed to you.

-A t-shirt from our clothing line mailed to you. Please let us know your size :)


Your contribution can buy us two 30 lb bags of dog food, which we always need! If food is all stocked up, it will go to supplies (ie flea & tick meds, toys, treats, etc.) or current projects.