​​​One Love Animal Rescue

Patricia Harris - Director of Applications

After a 30 year career in the non-profit sector, and raising two daughters, Pat is happy to put her energy into supporting pet adoption. Pat and her husband share their home with three wonderful rescue dogs.  Checking references is the important first step to insure that the dogs and cats that come into the rescue find the best homes. The best part of the work is getting to know the special people who choose adoption and open their homes and hearts to a homeless pets.

Jane Gaidecski - Director of Gratitude (Memorial and In-Kind Donations)

Jane’s passion for animals began at the age of 10 when she received her first puppy, a little black Chihuahua named Pepe.  Although she has had many different breeds of dogs over the years, her first love is the Chihuahua.  Jane works full-time as a legal assistant in Center City and has two grown children and two grandchildren who all love animals.  Jane and her husband, John, own seven dogs, four of which were adopted from One Love.  She began fostering in March of 2016 and has fostered about 30 dogs.  She says, “It’s such a joy to see their personalities shine through with just a little love, a good meal and a soft bed,"  In her spare time, you can find her attending adoption events, helping out at fundraisers, walking dogs and walking more dogs... The neighbors think her regular job is “dog walker."

Misty Lynn - Board of Directors 

Ever since she was a baby, Misty has shared her life and heart with dogs of all breeds and personalities. On occasion, there have also been cats, rabbits and even a ferret in her home. It was fate that brought Misty and One Love Animal Rescue together, that and a certain brown eyed, quirky girl named Lana. Since Lana’s adoption, Misty has fostered many dogs with OLAR and has found permanent homes for all of them, four within her own family. Misty also has an adult human son and boyfriend who support her furry charges (temporary and permanent) with grace and humor. Her dedication to four legged friends has spread to her mother and step-dad, who foster and adopted from OLAR and recently Misty’s dad and step-mom adopted their first dog from OLAR. 

Sherry Butterworth - Director of Gratitude (Direct Donations)

Sherry wanted to be a foster for One Love. After searching the shelter, she fell in love with Charlie (girl) and brought her home. Home is where Charlie stayed as she charmed Sherry and her husband instantly and became a permanent member of their family. Sherry and her husband are retired and have one daughter who is married. Katie and Ray love animals, too, so their grandbabies are all rescue pets. 

Jennifer L. Smith - Pet Profile Manager

Jen's a mom of 3 adult sons and works full time in Center City Philadelphia. She has volunteered in the animal rescue world since 2012 as a shelter volunteer and she and her family have fostered over 40 dogs ranging in age from 3 weeks old up to adults around 6 years old. She has her BA in Communications/Public Relations and enjoys using her skills to help promote available pups waiting for their forever homes.

Meet the Team

Elizabeth Samti - Director of Gratitude (On-line Donations and Subscribers)

Morgan Barnett - Application Processor

Morgan is a graduate student in school counseling. In the past two years, she has fostered 22 dogs for One Love, three of which are now permanent fixtures of her family. She loves being apart of rescue especially when fostering a huge variety of puppies and dogs! She is hoping to continue helping out the rescue by fostering, the application process, and by any means necessary to save and help the lives of our favorite four-legged friends

Stephanie Hawkins - Treasurer

Stephanie is one of those people that enjoys giving back.  She has volunteered over the years for various organizations; hosting fundraisers, collecting for the shelters (human and animal) and donating her time.  When she isn't working, volunteering or helping a friend; she is cruising around on her Harley or enjoying the company of her family and friends.  She is the mother of 2 gorgeous Pitties, Bella & Boomer.

Dawn Hullings - Director

Dawn is a registered nurse by day, but after hours and during the weekend she is involved in Rescue at all levels. Dawn’s husband, two grown daughters and three family dogs are all  a big part of Rescue. Dawn has fostered over 20 dogs to their forever homes since she started fostering in 2011. A dream came true for Dawn when One Love Animal Rescue invited her to be part of the Board of Directors.  Dawn’s motto is “One Dog at a Time.” Most of us can do that much.  Dawn is the Director of a busy device clinic in Moorestown, NJ and is pursuing her Master’s degree in between dog meets, events, fostering, fundraising... Well, you get the idea! When it comes to saving the lives of homeless pets; busy is good!

Meet the Board

Located in New Jersey