Meet the SAA Rescue Pets

Meet the SAA Rescue Pets

May 18, 2017
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SAA President Mark Shermeyer and Vice President Danika Dallam aren’t just passionate about architecture, as it turns out, they’ve also both been parents of rescue pets. Over the years, they’ve each adopted dogs from PA Caring for K-9s (PACK9) and Animal Rescue Inc. PA Caring for K-9s is an organization that rescues dogs from high kill shelters in the south and brings them to PA to find loving, forever homes. Every other weekend, PACK9 brings about 30 dogs to PA in hopes of getting them adopted. If you’re interested in rescuing your next pet, these are great places to begin your search!

Danika’s family adopted their Australian Shepherd mix Cayenne in April of 2015. She is now 2 years old. The playful pup earned her name because of her red fur coloring and spicy personality. In addition, they adopted Ava just a few weeks ago in April. She is a 16-week old German Shepherd/Border Collie mix and one of Cayenne’s best buddies. Ava earned her name after several family name votes that resulted in no mutual agreements. Although “Ava” wasn’t anyone’s first choice, it was one that everyone liked, and it has quickly become the perfect fit.

Mark recently adopted his lab mix named Gavin through Animal Rescue Incorporated. Gavin is originally from Puerto Rico and was named at the shelter. All the dogs have very sweet personalities and have been perfect family additions for both Mark and Danika.

Visit PA Caring for K-9’s website or Facebook page to browse through some wonderful pictures of dogs who are currently awaiting adoption, or visit to do the same. Mark and Danika have become firm believers in the value that the #adoptdontshop philosophy can bring to a home!

SAA Rescue Pets

SAA Rescue Pets


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