92 Bowery St., NY 10013

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Our mission

To Rescue, Love, and Care for All

Paws on the Path to Healing and Love

Everglades Angels Dog Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity, stands as a beacon of hope and compassion in the realm of animal welfare. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, we are driven by a profound commitment to alleviate the suffering of thousands of abandoned pets, feral dogs, and breeding packs, offering them a chance for a better life through physical rescue and rehoming. Our core belief is reflected in our status as a no-kill rescue, ensuring that each life we touch is given the opportunity to thrive.

Our mission addresses a myriad of challenges faced by dogs in the region, encompassing those abandoned by owners who can no longer afford care, lost dogs struggling to find their way home, and victims discarded by backyard breeders or dog-fighting rings when they are no longer of use. The perils faced by these abandoned animals are extensive, ranging from the dangers posed by heartworm-transmitting mosquitos to the threat of ticks that can carry diseases like Anaplasmosis and Lyme disease. Alligator-filled canals, the risk of getting shot by landowners, and the pervasive issues of starvation and dehydration further underline the urgent need for intervention.

Our rescue efforts extend beyond mere physical extraction. Once rescued, our dedicated team ensures that the dogs receive comprehensive care, including being fully vetted, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. Socialization becomes a pivotal component of their journey, with our committed volunteers investing time and love to help these dogs regain trust and build positive relationships with humans. Behavioral issues are addressed collaboratively with our experienced trainer, ensuring that each dog is given the opportunity to thrive in a loving home.

A Journey from Rescue to Forever Homes

Chapters of Love and Security

The heart of our mission lies in the transformative journey from rescue to adoption. Every dog that passes through our care becomes part of a meticulous process that not only heals their physical wounds but also nurtures their emotional well-being. Through these efforts, we aim to provide them with the chance to be adopted into loving homes, where they can experience the warmth, care, and companionship they deserve.

Our commitment to the welfare of these animals extends beyond the rescue and rehoming process. We understand that creating a community that values and safeguards the lives of animals requires ongoing education and awareness. As part of our mission, we strive to educate the public on responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying/neutering, and the overall well-being of our four-legged companions.

Everglades Angels Dog Rescue is fueled by the passion of our volunteers, the unwavering support of our community, and the belief that every dog, regardless of their past, deserves a future filled with love and security. Together, we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of these animals, one rescue, one rehabilitation, and one adoption at a time.

Professional team


Our directors at Everglades Angels Dog Rescue are dedicated leaders, each bringing unique expertise in animal welfare, business, and non-profit management. They guide our mission with passion and innovation, focusing on rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs into loving homes. Their strategic vision and commitment are central to our success.

Beverley Smith, President

As the founding member of Everglades Angels Dog Rescue in 2014, Bev has devoted her life to a remarkable journey in animal welfare, spanning from the subarctic to the vibrant landscapes of Florida. Her dedication and passion for the well-being of animals have been the driving force behind the organization’s commitment to rescuing and caring for dogs in need. With a heartwarming blend of compassion and resilience, Beverley continues to be a guiding force, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of countless furry companions and the community she serves.

Denise Guevara, Co-Vice President/Treasurer

Denise, an integral part of our rescue family since its inception, has been a steadfast pillar of support in her role on the board of directors since 2016. A retired teacher, she brings a wealth of compassion and organizational expertise to the team, contributing significantly to the success and growth of our rescue efforts. As a passionate animal advocate, her dedication extends beyond dogs, embodying a commitment to the well-being of all creatures, working tirelessly to create a world where compassion knows no bounds.

Adriana Gorrondona, Co-Vice President/Adoption Coordinator

Adriana, a dedicated member of our rescue community since the beginning, has served on the board of directors since 2016, lending her expertise and commitment to our cause. Balancing her full-time role as a caseworker supervisor, Adriana’s unwavering passion lies in the rescue and rehoming of abandoned dogs. Her tireless efforts reflect not only in her professional life but also in the countless lives she has touched through her compassionate work within our organization.

Elissa Weiss, Director

Elissa, a devoted member of our dog rescue community since 2017 and a recent addition to the board of directors in 2022, brings both professional acumen and a compassionate heart to our organization. As a full-time partner at a law firm, Elissa’s dedication to animal welfare extends beyond her busy career, showcasing her commitment to our cause. With a heart as generous as her professional expertise, Elissa’s love for dogs shines through in every aspect of her work within our rescue family.

The Haven

For countless years, the vision of Everglades Angels Dog Rescue (EADR) was to create a haven for our beloved Angel Dogs®—a place where they could find comfort and love until they embarked on their journey to a forever family. In 2021, that cherished dream became a reality with the establishment of “The Haven.” More than just a building, it symbolizes a sanctuary where our dogs can experience safety and joy. Within these walls, our Angel Dogs® socialize, play, bask in the sun, enjoy cozy beds, and even embark on outings with our dedicated volunteers. “The Haven” stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing a nurturing environment for every dog in our care as they await the warmth and love of a permanent home.

At this time, The Haven is open one weekend a month.  See events for the next “Meet the Angel Pups”