The Islip Chamber of Commerce May 2017 spotlight:
Live Love Bark Dog Rescue
Susan Johnson and Andrea DiLoreto
Live.Love.Bark Directors & CEO
About Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue Inc.
Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue Inc. is the non-profit volunteer group that works directly with Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center. Our mission is to train homeless dogs and prepare them for life after the shelter, while fundraising to ensure the animals have all they need while waiting for a forever home. Our main priorities are training, promoting and fundraising.
Why are you a member of the Islip Chamber of Commerce?
Becoming a member of the Islip Chamber of Commerce opens doors and forms connections with other organizations, businesses, and residents within the town that we never had before. We’re very grateful and proud to be a part of the chamber and a part of this community.
What are your business’s core values, goals, and overall mission?
We’re a non-profit volunteer group committed to training, socializing, promoting and caring for the homeless animals within Islip town.
Share some unique facts and business history?
What makes your business stand out?
We help thousands of animals every year. We participate in dozens of fundraisers annually to ensure the animals have what they need to be comfortable, healthy and safe in the shelter. We pay the adoption fees for any pet waiting for his or her home for longer than 6 months.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
We work exclusively with Islip Animal Shelter and provide them with the necessary donations they need in order to ensure the well-being of their animals. We also work with other community groups, Elected Officials and residents to ensure the pets of Islip are being cared for and to promote adoption.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
There is nothing better than seeing an animal go to their forever home! In the past year, 85% of the dogs in our training program found their forever home. The rest are still training and waiting for their perfect family to come along. We also helped encourage adoption by paying for nearly 50 animals to be adopted.