Our Team and Our Mission

Live Love Animal Rescue’s mission is to save homeless animals by providing them a lifelong commitment to their well-being. We take in dogs from all situations and often find ourselves rescuing the most extreme behavior and medical cases.  Live Love Animal Rescue is dedicated to ensuring these dogs are healed and brought to the greatest possible quality of life and placed in loving, responsible, committed foster and then permanent homes. While in the care of foster homes, all dogs are healed, spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, and receive behavioral training as needed prior to adoption. The ultimate goal is to find our rescued dogs a forever home of their own and for those that are too ill, they will remain in our rescue family as Forever Fosters and be cherished for all of their days.

We partner with local rescues, the shelter and city government to develop a network of volunteers and supporters that can transform Long Beach into a no-kill city for all animals.

Live Love acts with fiscal responsibility to ensure that we meet our commitments to our rescue dogs. We act with gratitude and respect to our network of volunteers, fosters and supporters that provide countless hours of work, support, and donations. Our rescue board, officers, volunteers and fosters act with courtesy, kindness, and respect as a member of the Long Beach community and greater rescue network.

Live to Rescue. Love to Care.


Our Board of Directors:

Emily Ann Peters, Founder & Executive Director

Lisa Darcy, Vice President and Adoptions Coordinator

Fanny Chang, Operations Director and Grants Lead

Angela Robinson, Grants Lead

Jennifer Mandel, Adoptions Coordinator

Urda French, Adoptions Event Coordinator

Cecile Lindsay, Adoptions Event Coordinator

Megan Sturdevant, Volunteer Coordinator

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