Dan & Kendall
Kendall and Dan have been in the rescue world for about 7 years. The reason they do this is for all the dogs out there that need help. They are the voices for the un-heard. They have a beating heart and they deserve a second chance at life. They deserve a loving and warm life just like us humans.
Dan and Kendall met 11 years ago and they share the same love for animals. It all started by finding a dog running the streets of Romeoville, IL who later on found their fur-ever home. From there they helped out another local rescue and while helping them out, they found Rocco who was a Shar-Sharpie Pit Mix. Rocco had cancer but that did not stop Dan and Kendall from wanting adopt him and give him the life that he deserved. Unfortunately, Rocco crossed the rainbow bridge in February 2013.
In June of 2014, Dan & Kendall rescued a pregnant pitbull whose name was Zoey. If it wasn’t for them, Mama and her babies would have been euthanized. Zoey inspired the couple to begin their own rescue. In 2017, they finally got licensed & that is when Mama Zoey & Puppies Rescue was created.
In the last 7 years they have helped over 100 dogs get rescued and find their fur-ever homes. Dan and Kendall have met so many new people throughout this journey that they call their rescue family. They are extremely grateful for everyone that has helped and believed in them. Dan & Kendall try to save as many dogs as possible & everything that they do is for the dogs.
When Dan & Kendall find time to themselves, they are relaxing at home with their pups, hanging out with the other rescue members or their family. They are always keeping their eyes open and find away to keep helping animals. Rescue never sleeps. RESCUE-ADOPT-DONATE!
Frank & Chelsea
Adoption Field Investigator & Event Coordinator
Frank and Chelsea met Dan and Kendall in July 2017 while Chelsea was working at a local restaurant that Dan and Kendall came to play bingo. After making small conversation, about the rescue and motorcycles Chelsea told Dan that her husband rides a motorcycle as well. After joking about how Frank needed more riding buddies, Dan gave Chelsea a business card for the rescue. Both Frank and Chelsea followed the rescue’s Facebook page.
Frank had been begging Chelsea to get a dog for their family for a few months prior to meeting Dan and Kendall. It seemed like fate. Frank, Chelsea, and their son Frankie met with Dan and Kendall at their home to do a meet and greet with two wonderful dogs. Oreo and Penelope were both beautiful pits and the decision was very tough. Frank, Chelsea, and Frankie decided to adopt Penelope, who has been a wonderful addition to their family.
After the adoption of Penelope, the four of them became friends and starting doing more things together. After seeing the passion Dan and Kendall have for the rescue and helping dogs, Frank and Chelsea knew they wanted to be a part of the rescue. Even little Frankie loved being around the dogs and helping at events and supporting MZPR!
Adoption Field Investigator
Nichole met Dan and Kendall at an adoption event in March 2018. While not expecting to come home with a dog that day, she fell in love with Lola and what the rescue had done for her, her litter, and her Mama. If it wasn’t for this rescue and the adoption of my own dog I wouldn’t truly have appreciated the significance of rescues who save from no kill shelters. After volunteering and following the rescue on social media, she realized all the hard work and dedication it takes to continue to save these dogs who need that chance.
While not volunteering you can find her snuggling up on the couch with Lola or working on her training.
Micheal & Amber
Adoption Field Investigator & Adoption Coordinator
Michael and Amber have both always had a strong love for animals of all kinds from early ages. Together they currently share their home with two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, a bearded dragon, and their foster dogs. They decided to get involved with Mama Zoey And Puppies Rescue after attending their annual motorcycle ride and learning about two pups in dire need of a foster home. At that very moment they decided to open their hearts and home and became fosters. They are becoming more and more involved in the rescue by attending events, tagging along for home checks, and being available to anyone who may need assistance.
Joe & Allison
Adoption Field investigator & adoption Coordinator
Joe and Allison became a part of the Mama Zoey and Puppies Rescue in 2018 after meeting Dan and Kendall through their mutual love of animals and motorcycles. Well before MZPR, Joe and Allison have been animal lovers and have two rescue dogs of their own, Kai and Cady. Knowing that two dogs was the maximum for their household, MZPR gave them an opportunity to continue helping more dogs in need. As a close friend of Dan’s, Joe is often at his side providing support in any way needed. Typically you’ll find him at adoption events and meet & greets, but he’s also always working to promote the rescue in any way possible. Allison does most of her work behind the scenes by organizing paperwork, scheduling home checks and coordinating meet & greets in preparation for adoptions. Odds are you’ve already talked to her by text, phone or email!
Phil & Jaime
Adoption Field Investigators
Jaime and Phil have been involved with MZPR since July of 2018. However, Jaime has been following the rescue since her co-worker fostered one of the Rescue Mama’s. That Mama actually had her puppies on his brand new couch!
From the moment she saw the Mama Zoey & Puppies Rescue’s Mission, she knew she had to be apart of it. In July of 2018 there was an opportunity to foster a surrendered dog back to MZPR at no fault of his own. They instantly said YES and went to pick him up. The idea of saving animals has been something they’ve both been wanting to be a part their entire lives. Jaime & Phil are thoroughly enjoying their journey with the rescue, even if that means taking in 6 puppies at once.