Dogs have always been a significant part of Liz’s life.

Dogs have always been a significant part of Liz’s life.

Her mother kept West Highland White Terriers as a kid, while her father ran a pet food company. As a result, Liz’s life could not have been complete without paws beating on the floor by the time she was an adult.

She discovered her calling while dealing with dogs that had been rescued from dangerous situations. Liz’s husband, however, did not share her enthusiasm. He offered her an ultimatum, “Either I, or the dogs,” since he was tired of living in a house full of dogs.

Liz, of course, didn’t think about it for very long.

Liz’s husband packed his things and went after 25 years of marriage. Liz and her spouse married in 1991 and moved into their first home together. She constructed a small shelter on the land adjacent to the house, certain that she could make caring for dogs a part of her life

The concept evolved over time, eventually becoming a dedicated sanctuary for bull terriers. Liz assists a large number of pets in finding new homes and beginning new lives. She finds temporary shelter for dogs that have nowhere else to go, looks after their health, and makes them happy while they wait for their new family.

The knowledge that animals’ lives are improving offers enormous happiness to those who work in this industry. Liz acknowledges, however, that it is not easy — she does not take vacations and works until late at night. It’s a hefty job, but Liz isn’t going to back down.