Amanda Brooks adopted a Pitbull mix about eight years ago. A few years after that, she started fostering dogs, and that’s when she learned about Lori and DDR through the rescue community. She was immediately drawn to their unique stance on pet overpopulation, and was impressed with how the organization ran. Since then she has been working in dog rescue in Los Angeles for the past five years and has served as DDR's Gratitude Coordinator for the past two, managing donations and sending acknowledgements with tax-receipts. Amanda lives with her husband, their two animal-loving children, two rescue dogs, two rescue cats, a toad, and several fish.