Each day, as we approach Thanksgiving, we will spotlight an animal rescuer who works tirelessly to improve the lives of animals in need. Please join us in giving thanks to these generous, kind, and oh so pawesome folks.
It takes a lot of dedicated good people to successfully run an animal rescue. When Potato Chips Pomeranian Rescue first opened it’s door in 2011, I practically begged founders, Jennifer D’Oliveira and Malinda Malone, to let me photograph their adoptables pro-bono. Now, I will admit that the work I do their is small potatoes to the work LuAnn Pirro does. Day in and day out LuAnn works and networks to help pommies and other dogs in need. I first met LuAnn when I went to photograph some dogs for PCPR and she was hard at work writing profiles for the dogs in between walking and caring for them.
Pomeranians are not a hard breed to fall in love with. These small dogs are energetic, loyal, intelligent and not to mention incredibly adorable. Potato Chips Pomeranian Rescue’s tagline is “Pomeranians are like potato chips…you can’t have just one!” for good reason. LuAnn has two Pomeranians herself, Nicco and Maggie who have been rescued and now live the life of luxury at her home in Arizona.
LuAnn has 25 years of rescue experience helping animals in need. You can find LuAnn behind the scenes helping organize events, writing profiles, photographing, networking and helping rescue manager Noel, walk and care for the dogs. LuAnn is always working for PCPR, even when she is at her day job, she finds a way to talk about the latest PCPR adoptables. So far a few of her co-workers and friends have adopted dogs for Potato Chips Pomeranian Rescue.
In February, a little white dog with a peace tattoo on her neck was turned into PCPR. Despite her neglect, this small dog was love and was re-named Angel. When it was discovered that Angel had severe case of heartworms – so severe that her lungs and kidneys showed signs of damage – the vet said she would never survive the harsh heartworm treatment. So LuAnn opened her heart and home to Angel, and gave her a life of love in her last few months that she had never received in her formal life.
Thank you LuAnn for all that you do for PCPR and local Arizona dogs.
If you’d like to donate or help PCPR continue the amazing work that they do, you can check out the Potato Chips Pomeranian Rescue website.
There are more to thank!