At the beginning of quarantine, our founders, Lauren Enge and Julianna Thrasher agreed to foster a timid pregnant Chihuahua who had been rescued from a hoarding situation. On May 13th, 2020, Rylee welcomed her three baby boys: Rigby, Rocco, and Remi. Rigby was adopted by AWFA @ UCLA member, Taylor Janvrin, in July, and Rylee continues to come over for playdates and her favorite Royce trips!
After all three baby boys were adopted, both Lauren and Julianna continued to foster for a variety of rescues. Upon fostering for A Wish for Animals in Los Angeles, more students began to gage interest in taking care of puppies before their adoptions, and thus, AWFA @ UCLA was born.
A Wish for Animals is a 100% non-profit, non-kill rescue based out of Los Angeles and Orange County aimed at saving as many pups as possible. We could not be luckier to partner with such an amazing organization.
A Wish for Animals at UCLA is a dog loving student-run organization that enables students to volunteer hands-on with the rescue through student committees and student fostering.