Volunteers

Sherman & Stephanie

Stephanie is the Founder & CFO of Animals Rule Placement Foundation.  It was her vision of ‘no more homeless pets’ and ‘Don’t buy, Don’t breed, Adopt’  that spearheaded her idea to form a non profit 501 (C) 3 Animal Rescue and make a difference in her community. Stephanie and her husband Carl are the owners of Creative Pet Supply in San Pedro. She has over 24 years of experience in the pet industry specializing in dog food, cat food and pet supplies and nutrition for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, rats, and fish. She overseas the daily operations of Creative Pet Supply including orders, shipping, management, HR, payroll, and customer service.

In March of 2003 Stephanie’s vision became a reality as Animals Rule Placement Foundation obtained their official non profit 501 (C) 3 status. Later the following year her kennel license was approved by the City of LA affording her organization the luxury of a rescue facility located on the premis of Creative Pet Supply. Her rescue dogs now had a temporary place to call home while they waited for forever homes through our adoption program.  Stephanie’s vision for aiding the LA City Harbor Animal Shelters influx of dogs caught the attention of her volunteers who shared in her vision. She has kept Animals Rule Rescue a very unique, small, private rescue group that is able to cater to every potential adopter by providing an actual facility where people can visit our housed animals. She is able to provide an abundance of information regarding each dogs personality, training history, background, and health history prior to adoption. She is a very experienced dog concierge making sure every dog adopted is perfectly matched with the correct adoptive family the first time around. Animals Rule has a wonderful 19 year relationship with Dr. Caylor and Dr. Evans at All Pets Veterinary Hospital where the medical care of our rescue animals is provided.

As we celebrate our 16 year anniversary in March of 2020,  we are proud of all that we have accomplished along the way. Over 2,049 dogs have found homes through our adoption program.   Animals Rule prevented all of them from entering the Harbor Animal Shelter keeping the shelters euthanasia rates from rising.  Years of experience in animal behavior and understanding is priceless trait that Animals Rule Rescue possesses.  Stephanie loves all the dogs who pass through the rescue in search for their forever homes.  She has met some amazing families along the way who still keep in touch about the progress of their dogs.